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The Journal of the Lincoln Heights Literary Society
Miscellanea and Ephemeron

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07/09/2008 Archived Entry: "Yaoi Review: Spring Fever"

Spring Fever
Story and Art by Yugi Yamada
Published by Deux Press
ISBN-10: 1934496030
ISBN-13: 978-1934496039

Review by Linda Yau

Yusuke Onishi is a man who has crushes easily, the only problem – he gets dumped as often though.

This irks off the people around him, who tell him to get over it, being that it is pathetic to see him being so fickle. This patterns repeats until Hirokazu Takami, an older man with a son moves next to Yusuke's home. Hirokazu is a widow with a secret that he confronts and Yusuke is there to be there for him.

Wildman Blues is the story right after Spring Fever on two childhood friends, Namakura Ayu and Suzuki Naoki. They separate when Naoki graduates from high school and leaves abruptly. Ayu doesn't see him for five years. This story is told in two chapters with the first part having minor scenes of flashback and in the second chapter the two becomes lovers.

I really like the plot of Spring Fever; there were some humorous moments and expressions, mostly with the faces of Yusuke and the people around him. I would hope there is more, but that is not the case. I felt that it was a little difficult to get into the plot of Wildman Blues, but it was the more explicit one of the two in this book. After reading Cat's review though, it is my understanding that Wildman Blues is part of a series, so please be sure to catch the other parts previous to this book.

The art is a little on the iffy side, mostly with the artwork appearing to be quite plain. However, the mangaka should be well known with bl readers in the U.S. with publications of Close the Last Door, Don't Blame Me, and Picnic. There are reviews from Kris, Cat, Ginger in this journal.

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After reading "Don't Blame Me" I have fallen for Yugi Yamada. Her art may not be quite as detailed as some of my other favorite mangaka (Makoto Tateno, Hyouta Fujiyama, You Higuri, Momoko Tenzen, and Shiuko Kano-just to name a few). I found "Spring Fever" to be a sweet and humorous story. Yugi Yamada writes amazing stories with great humor which makes up for the simpler art style.

Posted by Kris @ 07/09/2008 05:10 PM PST

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