Thursday, April 5, 2012

Konbini-kun Manga Review

Author: Junko
Artist: Junko
Genra: Yaoi
Year: 2010
Original Publisher:
Tokuma Shoten
1 Volume (Complete)
 Licensed (in English)
English Publisher

To break away from his existence as a NEET and staying at home all day, Endou Hiroshi starts work at a convenience store. There he meets an arrogant and rude co-worker, Yamai Kouhei, whom he just can’t get along with. However, after seeing a different side of Yamai and getting to know him more, Endou’s impression of him starts to change for the better. But, just as things seem to be going fine for Endou and his return to society, his past comes back to trouble him.

My Thoughts On Manga
It was so heart wrenching and sad I cried a few times in this manga. It just got to me to much and it was just to sad, I felt so connected to the character Endou Hiroshi that I couldn't believe it. It was cute and sweet all put together in a great manga.

Endou Hiroshi is a really shy boy and doesn't is scared to say what he wants. You always wonder why he quit school and it wasn't till sometime in the middle of reading the book do you realize why and want to cry. To see how cruel those boys acted towards him makes you wish you could hug him to make him feel better. To see how much he struggles to be who he is and try not to make what his old school mates say effect him so much was brave of him and I adore him for that. Then comes Yamai and everything turns out well. He doesn't care what those boys say about Endou he stare care for him and would do anything to make the boy feel better. He even falls in love with the boy in the end that's how great of a person he is. Though it's sad to see Endou struggle with his feelings for Yamai thinking the boy would hate him if he confessed but Yamai makes him confess and it all turns out right in the end.

The Romance was slow but sweet I enjoyed every moment of it. It was slow because of the build up between the two main characters. Endou hid his feelings from Yamai and wouldn't say his true feelings until Yamai confess first. It was just so cute and the romance blossom from that.

The plot line to this manga is so sad but so lovely as well. To see how boys reacted when they learn someone has a crush on them who is a boy and started to be mean is just hurtful. I love how Yamai deals with them and how he makes Endou trust in him. I highly reccomend this book if you ever come across it.


Yamai is the blond hair boy and Endou is the black haired boy. They are both different in both personalty's and looks. They are great characters and your drawn to them right away even though Yamai is a bit rough around the edges you can't help but love him either way because of how he treats Endou. Though I don't really like the faces the author took her time in doing gradients in the background of each panel. If you don't like the style of drawing then don't look at just that judge it by the story line!

I do recommend this book for reading if you love a sad story and just want to cry. Don't forget it is a yaoi story but the plot is so well done you won't really care.

5 out of 5 Howling Wolves


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