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One of the best yaoi titles out there
May 25, 2007 reviewed by Escahime
Little Butterfly is a surprisingly deep, well-written love story about two friends who find a safe haven in each other. Nakahara’s aloof manner as a result of his troubled family life contrasts sharply to Kojima’s loving family and causes Kojima to try to reach out to Nakahara in his own cheerful and innocent way. Once Kojima fully realizes the extent of Nakahara’s problems he does all he can to support him. Not surprisingly, Nakahara starts to be attracted to the one person who truly cares about him and soon realizes the depth of his feelings.
One of the great things about this manga is that the author doesn’t try to rush the relationship. Instead we see its progress through the three volumes as Kojima goes from shock to acceptance to Kojima actively pursuing a relationship with Nakahara. The art itself is beautiful with great use of light and shadow and often having a dreamy atmosphere. The facial expressions are particularly well done. There can be no complaints about the bedroom scenes either. Also, the extra stories at the end really help to show how they act in everyday life. All in all, a great series!
Escahime also recommended: Yellow, Love Mode, Time Lag,
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