Manga Review: A Bloody Kiss Tonight

A Bloody Kiss Tonight by Makoto Tateno

Publisher: DMP Doki Doki
Price: $12.95
Genre: Drama, Romance, Yaoi, Paranormal
Themes: High School, Reincarnation, Vampires, Forbidden Love
Rating: Mature 18+
Volumes: 1 Volume
ISBN: 978-1-56970-170-6

Note: Picture taken with my iPhone from my manga library.

Basic Premise:
Riku is a normal high school kid working a part time job at a flower shop. That’s where he meets Keito, a man who makes him want to run even as an instant attraction arises. Suddenly Riku’s nights are haunted with sexual dreams, calling him to Keito’s side. But Keito is more dangerous than Keito can imagine and that danger is directed at Riku.

Sex Shown:
Petting, kissing, suggestive positions, pressed bodies, fondling, invisible (though slightly outlined) penises, groping

Makoto-sensei!!!! Okay I got that out of my system.

As usual, Makoto-sensei delivers a fascinating story that I love re-reading over and over. Keito and Riku as such a wonderfully dysfunctional couple that you can’t help but root for them to get over it.

I do have to say that the cover and the book blurb suggests a menage that just isn’t there. There are two other vampires in the story besides Keito, but they have stories of their own.

Saisei’s story with Nanano is as entertainingly dysfunctional as Keito and Riku’s story. It’s only one small section and I would have loved to have seen more from these two.

The last vampire is Natsuhi, whose story is just a beginning rather than a full story. After reading it, you know it’s obvious there should be more but the book ends. Imagine anguished cry here. It’s such a great beginning and I want the rest.

Definitely a book that needs a second volume just so you can enjoy the characters even more.

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