Manga Review: Love Round!!

Love Round!! by Hinako Takanaga

Publisher: Deux
Price: $12.95
Genre: Drama, Romance, Yaoi
Themes: High school, Boxing, First Love
Rating: Mature 18+
Volumes: 1
ISBNs: 978-1-93449-655-8

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

Basic Premise:
Kaoru Komatsuna has an effeminate name and an effeminate face to go with it. He’s very touchy about both. When Junya Kubo makes the mistake of making fun of Kaoru’s name, Kaoru KO’s him in one punch. Junya can’t believe someone with no muscle mass laid him out. But, he wants Kaoru to join his gym and become a boxer like him. They can train together and it could possibly lead to more… if Kaoru doesn’t KO Junya into oblivion first.

Sex Shown:
Kissing, pressed bodies, groping invisible penises, suggestive positions

I laughed my ass off!!

Hinako-sensei has regained my trust with this one. I couldn’t stop laughing. I was rooting for Junya and Kaoru so badly but Junya has a habit of saying whatever comes to mind first no matter how insulting it may be to his listeners (he’s only telling the truth, after all). That gets him in huge trouble with Kaoru on a regular basis. So much so that Hinako-sensei starts a KO count in the margins. That had me laughing too.

I loved Junya and Kaoru. I totally recommend this for someone who wants a good laugh while getting their BL fix.

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