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REVIEW: Bad Teacher's Equation GN 1




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kyokun703



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:14 pm Reply with quote
Interesting. This manga actually made the Best Grown Up Manga List for 2011 at Deb Aoki's SDCC panel. It was recommended by a YA librarian, I think. I believe she said the first volume was pretty bad, but it supposedly gets much better in the second volume (it's a 2 vol. in 1 omnibus, according to Amazon's reviews, which are also extremely favorable)? Not sure what to think now.
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Sampatches



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:51 pm Reply with quote
I hadn't re-read the beginning in almost 7 years, I forgot how badly it started out! The series does start to get a lot better around the original Japanese volume 3 (I'm guessing start of the omnibus volume 2), when it starts focusing on Masayoshi, Masami and Toru's teenage years and more character development in general.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:12 pm Reply with quote
Wow, and this is one of my favorite BL stories. It probably helped that I marathoned all 10 volumes in scanlation form over the course of 2 evenings, so I got past the awkward beginnings (and yeah, it does start out kind of a mess, both story- and art-wise) right quick. At first the art was a huge turnoff but there was just enough of the story to get me past that and I was soon hooked on the story. By the end of the series, I wouldn't have even recognized certain characters the art had evolved (for the better) so greatly.


So anyway, having read all of it already, I was ecstatic to hear it had been licensed because I know how good it gets. I hope nobody who's otherwise open to the BL genre will get turned off by this review though I do understand that it's just a review of this first part which, yeah, doesn't really stand alone.
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kyokun703



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:05 am Reply with quote
Ok, this is sounding much more promising now. So it just has a very weak/bad beginning, and then improves greatly from there. I just have to make it through the first volume.
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Princess_Irene



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:00 am Reply with quote
Oh, I am SO glad to hear that this gets better! I love Border and enjoy Kizuna quite a bit, so I was very sad that I couldn't give this volume a better review. I'll have to give the series another go.
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