Hero Heel, Volume 1 (Yaoi)

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Minami is a young actor who has been cast as the main character of a super-hero TV program. Although he takes the job half heartedly, thinking of it as a mere children's show, he's soon taken by the talent of his costar, Sawada. One day, Minami stumbles upon Sawada kissing a man! Deeply confused, he's unable to hide his growing attraction for him. A hero's love is always filled with trials!
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Overview

Minami is a young actor who has been cast as the main character of a super-hero TV program. Although he takes the job half heartedly, thinking of it as a mere children's show, he's soon taken by the talent of his costar, Sawada. One day, Minami stumbles upon Sawada kissing a man! Deeply confused, he's unable to hide his growing attraction for him. A hero's love is always filled with trials!
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Minami is an inexperienced young actor na ve about both his craft and the mysteries of love. After landing the lead role in a children's sentai (team adventure) show, Minami finds himself drawn to his enigmatic co-star, the show's villain, Sawada. He soon discovers Sawada kissing a man, and realizing that his feelings go beyond friendship, Minami eventually confesses his love. Hero and villain share a brief moment that leaves Minami more wounded than anything, a hero with an uncertain future. Acclaimed yaoi manga-ka Tateno (Yellow) continues to push the envelope in her second series to be released in English. She plays with the yaoi tradition of aggressor and receiver characters by casting a hero and a villain in these roles for a fresh take on an old technique. The art, meanwhile, is playful and boyish, with sexy, appealing leads. Combined with the superhero setting, this allows readers to get the feeling of discovering love for the first time. Hero Heel captures both the excitement of getting swept away by love and the crushing blows of rejection. (Nov.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569708705
  • Publisher: Digital Manga Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/8/2006
  • Series: Hero Heel Series
  • Edition description: Not Appropriate For Children
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,452,416
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

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    Makoto Tateno Does It Again

    Makoto Tateno has always been a favorite mangaka of mine. Her style is beautiful, and the expressions on her characters' faces reveal their emotion realistically. Perhaps it is full of a little too much angst, but overall this yaoi manga is a true joy to read.

    Not only is it fun to watch the main characters, Minami and Sawada, struggle for their relationship, it's also great to see that being gay is not their sole problem. It's the realization of love, and the power it has when someone pushes into a relationship too fast--whether it be gay or straight. Though black mail is a little harsh Minami! Which is why this is a 18+ yaoi manga; however, it was still strange for me to read the 'all of a sudden' mature scene.

    I have a feeling Tateno-san really wanted to make Hero Heel Volume 1 rated M, but the rush into the scene was the only downfall in my opinion.

    I hope all you fans consider Hero Heel to your collection because it's not all about the sex either. It's fun to watch the actor's interact with each other, despite the angst. Over all, I still loved it because I'm somewhat a fan of angst--just not so much of it. Thankfully there are some cute and funny scenes to help steer away from the drama and lighten the mood. Five Stars...or 4.7 stars. Just round it up. xD

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