by Hinako TakanagaOne of the qualities of good manga is the application of conflict, skillfully and deftly applied. We have that here in spades. The latest installment in the Awkward Silence series continues on the progress of these boys as they prepare for university. When distressing complications arise, they fumble as they try to reconcile their changing lives with the affection they feel for their partners.
The emotionally expressionless Satoru and the outgoing Tamiya have more or less dealt with their differences and are settling into a firmly established relationship. This volume now deals mainly with two other students, again both with very differing personalities. The tension from alternate lifestyles, coupled with opposite temperaments, is what fuels the fire of this relationship in very able and believable fashion. Each page reveals the anxiety of the sensitive Sagara who yearns for love but is too sensitive and wary of his playboy partner’s expressiveness to utter his own emotions.
There is sex in this volume, too, but it takes a back seat to the emotional turmoil. That doesn’t mean it isn’t very sensual because it is (and sometimes mildly amusing when partners talk through it). It’s all part of the package and is partially what makes each volume well worth the wait.
|Title||Awkward Silence 4|
|eBook format||Paperback, (torrent)|
|File size||5.5 Mb|
|Book rating||4.32 (90 votes)