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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 741
EAN: 9781933440156
ISBN: 1933440155
Label: Be Beautiful
Manufacturer: Be Beautiful
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 216
Publication Date: 2007-05-01
Publisher: Be Beautiful
Studio: Be Beautiful

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Editorial Reviews:

"A romantic epic."-The Village Voice

"A fun series with some pretty graphic sex scenes."-BoysOnBoysOnFilm.com

"It's pretty fun."-DestroyAllMonsters.com

Romantic tensions threaten to boil over as the Kyoto honeymoon adventure continues! First, Kai is unrelenting in his quest to get some "alone time" with Masa, but the burly bodyguard spurns Kai's advances for reasons unknown. Meanwhile, the newlyweds Ranmaru and Kei take every opportunity to consummate their love during the holiday retreat, and the sights and sounds of their coupling only serve to drive Kai deeper into despair. Will a frustrated Kai be able to make his wish come true?

Kizuna-Bonds of Love 1-7 are available in our Recent & Recommended and backlist catalog sections.

Kazuma Kodaka began her career drawing action and crime manga under a male pen name, but soon became a pioneer in the fledgling yaoi genre. Kizuna remains one of the most recognizable yaoi, and Kodaka's work has been published in several countries, earning her legion of fans across the globe. Kodaka recently traveled to New York and San Francisco to meet her American fans for the first time.




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Summary: Kizuna8
Comment: uwa! finally! together at last! kind of... very nice! i like kizuna bacause it proves that even the perfect couples are psycho sometimes ^^ haha

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Summary: Just keeps getting better
Comment: If you are a Kizuna fan, then you know what I am talking about when I say that this story line just keeps getting better. I am happy that she is finally giving us more on the romance between Masa and Kai. I have been waiting on that couple for a while. It is a bit angsty but getting there. I totally recomend it.

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Summary: A deeply meaningful volume! Kizuna continues to amaze.
Comment: Compared to Vol 7, erotic sex has somewhat toned down in Vol 8. But for us fans, sex is no longer "a must" in Kizuna. Volume 8 is about overcoming one's haunted pasts and it is beautifully written as Ran and Kai are forced to face their ghosts. Ran has been quietly debating to take up Kendo again, a sport he loves but is forced to give up due to an accident which left him half paralyzed years ago. Kai is haunted by his own rape during his captivity years ago, a scar which suddenly surfaces while Masa tries to make love to him. This scene is all the more touching when Kai realizes his own terrible action upon Ran (Vol 1 remember?). Kai's remorse, Ran's comforting words and Kei's quiet eavesdropping is my favorite scene in this volume.
So how do Ran and Kai conquer their demons ? By challenging each other in Kendo, of course. And I do salute Kodaka for her remarkable story telling skill in this.
Love is certainly not lacking in this volume. Far from it. Ran and Kei is such a loving couple. Kei is certainly Ran's anchor from the moment Ran decides to take up Kendo again till the end of the fight. And Masa's pain as he realizes Kai's hidden scar is a most touching moment.
This is a most stirring and meaningful volume. And I hope bebeautiful will give us the remaining 2 volumes this year. Sadly the Japanese tankoubon is only up to Vol 10 as the brilliant Kodaka does tend to drag her feet.


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