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  1. 4 out of 5

    Roxana Chirilă

    When in doubt about an adult character's sex in Lovelesss, wait for a profile image and look for breasts. Apparently, I'm not the only one who had question marks about this, so I'm offering this hint for anyone else who's confused. Aaanyway. art-confusion aside, Loveless is a series for which Your Mileage May Vary by a lot. As far as I can tell, it's a mix of cuteness, boy's love, schoolboy fighting, Level 100 Fucked Up-edness, weird messed up psychology, pedophile undertones and what the hell is When in doubt about an adult character's sex in Lovelesss, wait for a profile image and look for breasts. Apparently, I'm not the only one who had question marks about this, so I'm offering this hint for anyone else who's confused. Aaanyway. art-confusion aside, Loveless is a series for which Your Mileage May Vary by a lot. As far as I can tell, it's a mix of cuteness, boy's love, schoolboy fighting, Level 100 Fucked Up-edness, weird messed up psychology, pedophile undertones and what the hell is up with spells creating cuffs and chains are you seriously throwing BDSM imagery into this omg AND IS HIS MOTHER SERIOUSLY THAT DERANGED THAT SHE'S TRYING TO STAB HER OWN KID. The butterflies are a lie. The cuteness is a lie. There's nothing okay with this. "I love you" sounds creepy as hell because it's probably some sort of weird compulsion. In other words, it's right up my deranged alley (I have several alleys, some of which aren't deranged). The only real problem I have with this series so far is that nothing about the premise is explained - what is the deal with all the fighting, why are all these people running around trying to get a little kid, is the author making this up as she goes along and is that why the guy who knows everything won't *say* anything?

  2. 4 out of 5

    Yodamom

    Loveless- great story but I'm uncomfortable with the relationship age gap. He's 11 and the other one is 20. The middle schooler is kissing him, but it not like sex, perhaps a power thing ? but the older one says things like now I'm getting hard...... I really have this cringe thing going on when I got the ages. I know it's a Manga, not real but ... well I'll move on the rest of the series before I put my judgmental Judy cap on and slam the hammer down. I've only seen glimpses and there could be Loveless- great story but I'm uncomfortable with the relationship age gap. He's 11 and the other one is 20. The middle schooler is kissing him, but it not like sex, perhaps a power thing ? but the older one says things like now I'm getting hard...... I really have this cringe thing going on when I got the ages. I know it's a Manga, not real but ... well I'll move on the rest of the series before I put my judgmental Judy cap on and slam the hammer down. I've only seen glimpses and there could be a lot more to it. The art work is wonderful, the characters interesting and the mystery engaging

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bookwatcher

    This Shonen-ai is amazing! Loving it so far! And can't quit now! I want to keep reading it, FOREVER! I think Soubi said to Ritsuka "I love you" already (more or less) 100 times... This manga is wonderful and Ritsuka ears are sooooo cute! I don't want to keep reading... nope I NEED to keep reading this serie. 5 stars

  4. 5 out of 5

    Cassandra Phoenix

    There's no listing for the omnibus editions of this manga, but I read the vol 1 & 2 omnibus edition last night. Given my past and my history as a survivor of child sexual abuse and pornography, you would think I would avoid these sorts of stories like the plague, but I have a strange fascination with the incredibly dodgy relationship Soubi and Ritsuka have. I'm guessing that Japanese culture has a different sort of standard for relationships with such a wide age disparity and that's why stor There's no listing for the omnibus editions of this manga, but I read the vol 1 & 2 omnibus edition last night. Given my past and my history as a survivor of child sexual abuse and pornography, you would think I would avoid these sorts of stories like the plague, but I have a strange fascination with the incredibly dodgy relationship Soubi and Ritsuka have. I'm guessing that Japanese culture has a different sort of standard for relationships with such a wide age disparity and that's why stories like this can get published. I find shota both repellent and magnetic because of my desire to understand it. I think I read stories like this to test the boundaries of my own recovery. Ritsuka is hard not to love (nonsexually) because he's just so incredibly broken and trying to survive. He is cute and conflicted and adult in the ways that many abuse survivors are, and a child the way any 12-year-old is. Soubi is more or less a classic predator in how he's grooming Ritsuka, but that's only part of the story. He is also very opaque. I definitely want to know more about what happens in the overall story, and also between Ritsuka and Soubi.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Allison

    One of my friends lent this to me because I thought the art was pretty, in an omnibus edition, but I didn't expect to be as put off by this as I was! After the first volume, I pressed on to the second one, thinking I'd taken something the wrong way, but after that, I was pretty sure that I hadn't misconstrued things. I'm okay with the odd, possibly metaphorical fighting, since in manga-world, students throw their book bags in the ditch and have bloody smack-downs at the drop of a hat, and the ge One of my friends lent this to me because I thought the art was pretty, in an omnibus edition, but I didn't expect to be as put off by this as I was! After the first volume, I pressed on to the second one, thinking I'd taken something the wrong way, but after that, I was pretty sure that I hadn't misconstrued things. I'm okay with the odd, possibly metaphorical fighting, since in manga-world, students throw their book bags in the ditch and have bloody smack-downs at the drop of a hat, and the gender of the people in the relationships doesn't bother me, but the age difference here definitely does. I know that the author does a lovely job of going, "No, no, it's not like that! Ritsuka has two potential same age love interests, and don't you want to see Soubi hook up with his art studio friend?" but I could not get past it. The character I most identified with was the confused and slightly terrified homeroom teacher, which may not be a good sign. For some people, Loveless may be okay, but the sixth grader/college student flirtation here, which includes what is undoubtedly the sassiest manga ear piercing I've ever seen, is not at all to my taste.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Noran Miss Pumkin

    The drawing and sequencing of the panels greatly improved. The writing also progressed nicely, and finally plot points are starting to be explain. I still do not know way there are fighters to begin with? why do they even exist? Why use a video game to communicate?

  7. 4 out of 5

    Shelby

    I had gotten this book combined with the first volume and honestly, I like the story and in the volume two aspect, it seems to focus more on relationships than in volume one not that its an issue. The relationships adds more heart to it and makes you feel more with characters and understand them more, as it shows more of the people's character. Soubi and Ritsukas relationship. At first, the relationshp between them to me was very concerning. Yet, as the story goes on I dont know you learn to dea I had gotten this book combined with the first volume and honestly, I like the story and in the volume two aspect, it seems to focus more on relationships than in volume one not that its an issue. The relationships adds more heart to it and makes you feel more with characters and understand them more, as it shows more of the people's character. Soubi and Ritsuka´s relationship. At first, the relationshp between them to me was very concerning. Yet, as the story goes on I don´t know you learn to deal with it and at various points, it even made me fangirl to see the over-caring side of Soubi with Ritsuka. There is also more friendship moments between, Yukino (Who obviously has a crush on out little boy Ritsuka) and Ritsuka and towards the end Yayoi. Which shows that Ritsuka is finally gaining more people to care about when he didn´t really have anyone before (at least after Seimei) The book also goes more in depth and address with mental and physical abuse that Ritsuka goes there, which is not an easy topic to discuss and I don't really want to talk much on it since I don´t know much about it. Still, I am glad that this topic is brought up. The series is really good and I hope as I continue I will not be disappointed.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kassilem

    This is another series that I've been told is good. I looked at it a few months ago but was weirded out by the cat ears on the characters. But I decided to read in a few pages just to check and once the ears were explained, I actually kind of liked the idea. :) So I decided to give it a try. It was not what I was expecting. From what I can get out of the story, it's unique and interesting, but the problem is that it's too confusing. I can hardly make any sense out of it. I feel like I'm accident This is another series that I've been told is good. I looked at it a few months ago but was weirded out by the cat ears on the characters. But I decided to read in a few pages just to check and once the ears were explained, I actually kind of liked the idea. :) So I decided to give it a try. It was not what I was expecting. From what I can get out of the story, it's unique and interesting, but the problem is that it's too confusing. I can hardly make any sense out of it. I feel like I'm accidentally skipping pages or parts of the dialogue as I read. I even compared online scanlations to the book my sister has on her bookshelf and while the US book's expressions made a little more sense, I was still confused by what's happening in the story. I might just not be getting it, but the more I read, the more I get frustrated. So I've decided to stop and move on to something else, rather than struggle through it. :( Maybe I'll try again in a few years and see if I can get more out of it.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Miss Ryoko

    This series has the makings of something fun, but sometimes the story just drags on and on. The cat ears and tail things is an interesting twist on knowing who is a virgin and whose not. And of course, oh Japan with our relationship here. But it's weird because sometimes Kouga-san will draw Ritsuka so he looks so much older and then other times she draws him to look younger (but still not 11-12 - he looks 16/17 even when he looks young). I'll keep reading. I'm not entirely invested now, but I lik This series has the makings of something fun, but sometimes the story just drags on and on. The cat ears and tail things is an interesting twist on knowing who is a virgin and whose not. And of course, oh Japan with our relationship here. But it's weird because sometimes Kouga-san will draw Ritsuka so he looks so much older and then other times she draws him to look younger (but still not 11-12 - he looks 16/17 even when he looks young). I'll keep reading. I'm not entirely invested now, but I like the art style and I really do love Ritsuka as a character. Hopefully it'll get more interesting

  10. 4 out of 5

    oxana

    I think the unofficial translation of the version I read contributes to how the story is progressing - and how jumbled it feels, almost more so than in the first volume. Most characters come off as very annoying (eveyone is very young, too). There is also the matter of child abuse that is still mostly going unhandled, but I hope that issue will not be swept under the carpet forever. Hoping that further immersion in the 'verse will help piece the very vague facts together into a cohesive image (the I think the unofficial translation of the version I read contributes to how the story is progressing - and how jumbled it feels, almost more so than in the first volume. Most characters come off as very annoying (eveyone is very young, too). There is also the matter of child abuse that is still mostly going unhandled, but I hope that issue will not be swept under the carpet forever. Hoping that further immersion in the 'verse will help piece the very vague facts together into a cohesive image (the mystery is not working in favor of the storytelling in this case).

  11. 5 out of 5

    Leigha

    I've only read the first 5 in this series back when I was younger. I didn't think about the age differences of the characters, and as an older, more mature adult, I still like the series, but I have suspend my belief in some ways. Main character is 12, there is fan service, probably, and kisses, but nothing more mature than that, I think. I hope. I only have vague memories. Also if memory serves, there is a lesbian relationship between two girls who are closer in age to each other.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    Completed this volume and now am staring down my mail box for the next one to come. How dare you cliffhanger me! Also I am glad to learn more about the people in Ritsuka's life. His teacher and friends included. And I need to know what happens to Soubi!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Mimi-loves-her-books!

    This was amazing!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jody Mena

    I love Loveless! Action, drama, fluff, comedy, its all there! It's actually one of the first BL manga I've read where there are both male and female love interests for the main character, so that's interesting to me. Nevertheless, anyone who gets between Ritsuka and Soubi is going to have to answer to me - they're so cute and complicated! Poor Ritsuka, what a terrible home life he has. I keep wondering if Ritsuka's lost personality is a metaphor, like the ears (and ear piercings), or just an asp I love Loveless! Action, drama, fluff, comedy, its all there! It's actually one of the first BL manga I've read where there are both male and female love interests for the main character, so that's interesting to me. Nevertheless, anyone who gets between Ritsuka and Soubi is going to have to answer to me - they're so cute and complicated! Poor Ritsuka, what a terrible home life he has. I keep wondering if Ritsuka's lost personality is a metaphor, like the ears (and ear piercings), or just an aspect of the plot that hasn't been revealed yet. I think it's magnificent that Soubi's scars bleed every time he fights for Ritsuka - so darkly poetic! The most adorable thing was when Ritsuka's emal to Soubi - 'chu'! As much as I'm enjoying all the fluffy drama, I hope we get to some real action and intrigue in the coming books - I want to know who Septimal Moon is, why they killed Seimei and why they want to kidnap Ritsuka!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Yue

    More similarities with Kuroshituji, I can't help it! Soubi only smiles when he gets hurt, just like Sebastian. And he wants to hear Ritsuka's command to proceed with his battles or whatever. He even says 'Yes, master'!! Waaaaaaa, I miss 'Yes, my lord'. Besides, Soubi sounds like Sebby :S Anyway, this volume presents more disturbing characters. Like the Doctor (she? or he?) looks like is in love or has a crush on Ritsuka. Aaaaand, these 2 kids Zero (a girl and a boy? 2 boys?) were about to rape R More similarities with Kuroshituji, I can't help it! Soubi only smiles when he gets hurt, just like Sebastian. And he wants to hear Ritsuka's command to proceed with his battles or whatever. He even says 'Yes, master'!! Waaaaaaa, I miss 'Yes, my lord'. Besides, Soubi sounds like Sebby :S Anyway, this volume presents more disturbing characters. Like the Doctor (she? or he?) looks like is in love or has a crush on Ritsuka. Aaaaand, these 2 kids Zero (a girl and a boy? 2 boys?) were about to rape Ritsuka's teacher!!! WTH! And poor Ritsuka, his mother is such a bitch! He is so abused at home; at least he protects Yuiko from the bullies. I think I am starting to understand their way of fighting, at least half of it. The artwork is nice, it is similar to Clamp's, only that the gender of characters is very confusing; I am not sure who is male and who is female.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Dharia Scarab

    I just didn't get it, the story line was too confusing to keep track of. Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books... 1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future. 2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author. 3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I I just didn't get it, the story line was too confusing to keep track of. Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books... 1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future. 2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author. 3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up. 4 stars... I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be on the look out to pick up more from the series/author. 5 stars... I loved this book! It has earned a permanent home in my collection and I'll be picking up the rest of the series and other books from the author ASAP.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Gemma

    When I reviewed the first volume of this series, I mentioned that I found the layout a little confusing. Loveless vol 2 has none of this confusion, and is much more adequately laid out, in my opinion. I also found this volume more exciting, and a lot seemed to happen in a short amount of time. I particularly enjoyed the growing relationships between all of the main characters, and found the fight scenes much less strange. Once you get used to the 'fighting with words' idea, it really starts to wo When I reviewed the first volume of this series, I mentioned that I found the layout a little confusing. Loveless vol 2 has none of this confusion, and is much more adequately laid out, in my opinion. I also found this volume more exciting, and a lot seemed to happen in a short amount of time. I particularly enjoyed the growing relationships between all of the main characters, and found the fight scenes much less strange. Once you get used to the 'fighting with words' idea, it really starts to work and becomes quite enthralling. I'm definitely sticking with this series, and I cannot wait to get my hands on volume 3!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Robert Beveridge

    Yun Kouga, Loveless, vol. 2 (Tokyopop, 2003) Now things are starting to get where they need to be with this series, I think. The original team stalking Ritsuka and Soubi has been pulled off the case, and a new team, the Zeros, have been tasked with their destruction. That's more of a subplot here, though, as much of the volume focuses on Ritsuka's relationships with adults (his teacher and his psychologist), with a little of the deepening of the relationship between Soubi and Kio. The series is g Yun Kouga, Loveless, vol. 2 (Tokyopop, 2003) Now things are starting to get where they need to be with this series, I think. The original team stalking Ritsuka and Soubi has been pulled off the case, and a new team, the Zeros, have been tasked with their destruction. That's more of a subplot here, though, as much of the volume focuses on Ritsuka's relationships with adults (his teacher and his psychologist), with a little of the deepening of the relationship between Soubi and Kio. The series is getting a little more grounded, and that's a good thing. ***

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kaotic

    Another great volume, fun psychological adventure with twists and turns. I must say that Ritsuka is quite mature for his age, as I said in my review of volume one. We also get a slight hint at Soubi's past, some parts of which he still isn't willing to talk about. His love for Ritsuka is cite and pure and I love it. I hope to read more online soon, but I would love to own the rest of this in the physical volumes. (I own volumes one and two.)

  20. 4 out of 5

    Stewart Tame

    I liked volume two better than volume one. The art seems to have improved, for one thing. Still not overly crazy about this series. It may just not be my cup of tea or something. There's lots of teenage angst, but mostly just mystery. Things are hinted at, but rarely thrust into the spotlight. Perhaps this series gets better later on, but I've no immediate plans to find out.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Robin

    I'm still a little hesitant about this book because the main relationship worries me, but I do think the story is interesting, and depending on how things go, I think it could be a good series. I guess I'm waiting (hoping really) that it stays innocent because I do like the story telling so far. I still wouldn't recommend it though until I know for sure which way things will go.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Kati

    Soubi and Ritsuka's stories are interesting, but I don't like the female secondary characters, Yuiko and Shinonome. I mean, I know that the Japanese adore cute and naive girls, but where they see "adorable", I see is "stupid and aggravating", waste of space and paper. Their scenes always tear me out of the plot because I have to roll my eyes, hard.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Dominique

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I'm having a really hard time reading these. I can't get over that there is a lot of bullying in child abuse there is even a pedophile! I want to keep reading to see if the main character is ok. But that's the only resin. I don't really find the battles all that interesting so I hope this gets better I really don't like leaving a series unfinished.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kat Spencer

    I liked this a lot better than the first volume. Quite sad with Ritsuka's mother, it makes me wanna cry for him! but lots of very cute parts, I 'aww'ed out loud a few times, cant wait to read the next volume, its starting to get very interesting I like it!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    I read this one before Vol. 1 just because I am so crazy about this anime. But I love the artwork of the manga much more than the artistry of the anime (although I do love the atmosphere of the music and everything else about the anime).

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jordan

    Oh goodness... it's been a while. I owned this series up to book 8 in middle school and read them over and over again so much the binding nearly desintigrated. Might be time for a reread soon, for nostalgia's sake.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Yvensong

    The artwork is rather nice. The story-line gets confusing, at times. The characters are interesting, yet, the relationship between the young boy and his protector(?) is disturbing enough, that I am done with this series, for now.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kat

    AHHHHHHH!!!! the drama unfolds

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lesleyw

    If I could only read one manga series I think this is the one I would pick. Beautifully drawn with a compelling story.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Steph

    I loved the art. And the storyline was interesting as well as original.

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