Ougi Yuzuha, I'm officially a fan of yours now!! She really know how to create good scripts, not to mention with such amazing artwork too. And the fan services!!! *nosebleed* I really love all of her works....especially : Brother, Darling, Leopard Hakusho, Abiru Junjou, Star na Koi, Star ni Ai, and Tokyo Shinjuu.
But, the 2nd pair in Leopard Hakusho, Rinka x Yakushiji's love story is my most favorites one. I knew in the end they will end up together as a stupid lovey-dovey couple, but how? How did the love develop when what they did all the time was fighting and arguing and then fucking and then fighting again.
Yeah, just like that, this dog x cat keep running around in circles, lol... Maybe a bit slow and redundant for some reader, and make readers feel frustrated if they want a simple and quick plot like Aya x Shingyouji.
Surprisingly, even though it's a bit redundant with their fight-fuck-argue-kiss-fight-fuck that made some reader tired with it, I didn't share the same sentiment. Compared with Rinka x Yakushiji's, Aya x Shingyouji's story is way too cliche in yaoi world, lack of depth and complexity.
Therefore, this violent couple's story felt so attractive and fresh for me, didn't feel monotone or made me fed up or get bored, in constrast I was craving it more and more and more!! >_<
Too bad, Rinka x Yakushiji's stories which start from chapter 6 (volume 2) will end at chapter 17 (with good ending, of course :D. I read it from chinese scanlation, fyi) and then the spotlight move on to the next pair. But worry not, due to the reader's request to Ougi-Sensei, we can still enjoy Rinka & Yakushiji's love life continuation in chapter 25 and several spin-off/side story too. currently there are 5 side stories for Rinka x Yakushiji, and maybe more are coming soon, hooray!!
So far, there are 4 couples in this series, with 33 chapters and still ongoing. Maybe this series will cover 6 couples, because there are 6 hosts in Leopard host club...
Anyway, I'm a bit curious as to why this mangaka always choose girlish name for her characters. I know that some names can be unisex... Okay, I don't know if Shizuka, Haruka, Hikaru, Masami, Michiru can be a men's name too, but Akina, Anna, Aya, Ayumi, Hinako, Mari, Miyuki, Reona, Rina, Seira, Tomomi, Yuka sounds like a girl name for me (thanks to TONS of shoujo mangas that I read), lol....But I love it. :p Because it's just like Ougi-Sensei's personal signature, and it distinguishes her from the rest. :)
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