Tenki Yohou No Koibito
I’m super excited right now (and a little bit sad): I just finished reading an amazing yaoi story called Tenki Yohou No Koibito. It has beautiful art, a believable story line, fleshed out characters and no sign of rape or abuse at all (!!). Only little downside: there were very well defined uke/seme roles and no sign of versatility.
However to my delight the uke initiated the relationship and played a role in its progress throughout; the story even went so far as to clearly state that the uke didn’t belong to anybody and could make his own independant decisions regardless of what others may want. Both parties displayed a healthy range of emotions and were trying their best to make the relationship work based on mutual trust (!!), even when the relationship went long distance.
It was so beautiful I cried. Anyway, I thought I’d let you know and send you the link: http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/tenki_yohou_no_koibito/
Good night and take care!
Thank you for the recommendation! I will admit I did really enjoy this manga!
The story follows a news station with our leads being the straight-laced reporter Keitarou and the bubbly weatherman Chitose. The two work as great foils for each other on and off the show but begin to grow closer. Some of the melodrama is pretty ham-handed but it’s a fun little title that subverts the creepier aspects of the genre.
I think the low-point in the drama was Chitose’s tragic backstory because he had to be so intimately tied in with the fact he’s a meteorologist and how hammy it was. “I’M A MURDERER FOR NOT PREVENTING MY MOTHER DYING OF SOME CRAPPY WIND ON A BOAT!!!” The high-point for the drama would be the two tackling a long-distance relationship. It’s not something I see very often in BL and instead of Chitose throwing a big tantrum over Keitarou being given a good job opportunity; he is supportive if a bit sad he won’t get to see him often.
However I really like Chitose, because he’s a self-assured uke. He works hard, he isn’t naïve, and there’s no annoying sex embarrassment. He also is just fun! He dresses up a bunch in ridiculous and effeminate outfits for the show. However nobody makes fun of him for liking to cosplay. His playful teasing of Keitarou is pretty cute too. It’s not malicious, it’s geared toward making sure Keitarou doesn’t take himself too seriously, and eventually Keitarou starts to play along a little. Keitarou is a pretty solid seme himself. He communicates well, and deeply trusts Chitose even when he leaves him in Japan with a giant trough full of jealousy fodder.
The art is fairly solid. There is a few yaoi hands…specifically foot long fingers. However the hands are sporadically yaoi or regularly human sized.
Hammy melodrama but a cute story that doesn’t divulge in creepy tropes!