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Boy’s Don’t Cry

Title: Boy’s Don’t Cry.
Genre: Drama.
Format: 1 Volume.
Mangaka: Hiroki Endo.

Synopsis: As Matsuda sat there wondering about his life, he suddenly realize that a fence was there preventing him from taking one step further away from life and it was then, when his friend made him realize that he isn’t the only one with a problem to face. And that he shouldn’t be a coward when facing them.

The Highlights
Art:
Crisp, detailed and clen.
Plot: Has potential.

An outstanding manga that falls quickly into the land of nothingness. With its amazing length of six pages, there isn’t much that can be done and yet, it manages to do something, although at a very superficial level. It was hard to get the message this manga has to give and the one it delivers, is frightening; a look at homosexuality among the high school students in Japan.

But there isn’t anything else than this view at homosexuality among Japanese teens. A few laughs that last as long as a blink of an eye may complement the atmosphere. But where is the character background, development, interaction, a solid plot and a convincing dialog? Nowhere. That is where they can be found.

So what does this manga has to offer? A few laughs and a superficial look at how Japanese homosexual teens are affected and live. But I am a fan of deep dialogs, solid plots and interesting characters, so I can’t simply recommend this to any one that looks in a manga what I like in my manga.

The Rating: 2
9/10

Reviewed by: Dtortot

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