Manga Review: All Nippon Air Line (ANAL)

All Nippon Air Line (ANAL) by Kei Azumaya

Publisher: DMP June
Price: $12.95
Genre: Drama, Romance
Themes: Airplanes, love at 30,000 ft, stewards
Rating: 16+
Volumes: 1
ISBNs: 978-1-56970-748-7

Basic Premise:
All Nippon Air Line, nicknamed ANAL, is the premiere air line catering to people who want a “different” flying experience. All of the employees of ANAL are men from the baggage handlers to the pilots to the flight crew. While working for ANAL doesn’t mean you are gay, it’s a pretty safe bet. Even if it is at 30,000 ft, these men are still looking for love.

Sex Shown:
Suggestive positions and allusions to more.

Eh. It’s an interesting way to pass the time if you have nothing else better to read. There is no main character. Or, if there was a main character, then it is the air line itself.

There are several romance stories within this one volume that could have been fleshed out to make this a more interesting read (and possibly more than one volume). Instead, the author chose to do a bunch of little snippets that don’t really go anywhere towards a satisfying conclusion.

That said, there are a few characters that are endearing. The president for instance is a character that makes the book bearable. And Ana Sui the master martial artist who is waiting for some man to beat him in a fair fight before he’ll submit (since he’s a bottom).

But like I said, this is a pass unless you are really hard up for something to read and this is the only option.

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