Manga Review: La Satanica

La Satanica by Momoko Tenzen

Publisher: DMP June
Price: $12.95
Genre: Drama, Romance, Yaoi
Themes: High School, First Gay Love
Rating: Mature 18+
Volumes: 1 Volume
ISBN: 978-1-56970-073-0

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

Basic Premise:
Mashita is a strait-laced high school student with a bright future. Matsushima is a fun-loving, girl magnet with a one track mind and that track leads straight to Mashita, who doesn’t even realize it. Little by little, Mashita figures out that his long time friend wants to be so much more, but is he ready for that kind of relationship?

Sex Shown:
Kissing, hugging, groping, pressed bodies, allusions to more, invisible (though slightly outlined) penises, suggestive positioning

It’s Momoko-sensei!! She’s another of my must-read authors and this manga is a testament as to why.

Mashita is a sadistic friend. He teases Matsushima a lot, even more after realizing that Matsushima likes him. It wasn’t mean teasing so I loved his character for that.

Mastushima is the playful puppy of the pair and he is so eager to please. You feel sorry for him at times since he’s a little slow on the uptake and doesn’t realize that Mashita is flirt-teasing.

I love the role reversal. Mashita is a dominant personality but he’s the bottom of the pair. I tend to like those stories more simply because the person who is so in control is so helpless once he’s in bed. Maybe it’s my mean streak coming out but that just does it for me.

They make a fun couple that was easy to read and I would have loved to have seen more about them. Not too heavy on the drama. This is a fast, light read.

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