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Future Lovers, Vol. 1 (Future Lovers #1)

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Kento Kumagaya wishes for just one simple thing: to have a happy family with the ideal housewife, loving kids, and kind grandparents all living together, happily ever after. Life, however, has other plans. Enter Akira Kazuki, a smart, beautiful, and unrestrained gay man who shatters Kento's dream with a single night of wild and passionate homosexual sex.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 23rd 2008 by Aurora Publishing (first published October 2002)
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Oct 12, 2011 Estara rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of fun, bittersweet slice - of life gay love
Recommended to Estara by: David Welsh at Manga Curmudgeon
After the Setona Mizushiro angsty duology of gay love, I just really wanted to re-read what David Welsh (who is a gay man and manga lover himself) calls one of the most realistic positive portraits of gay love in a manga.

This sometimes actually reminds me of French bande dessinee in some of the drawing style (and the mangaka REALLY knows her way around anatomy, her naked bodies are beautiful but never exxagerated) - although the beauty of Akira would have been hard to swallow, had I not seen Joe
Dee Aditya
I love, love this book. I still read it every few months because the characters are so quirky and wonderful, with real insecurities and flaws. I also adore the art style- Simple but precise, and gorgeous.
Blak Rayne
Future Lovers Vol. 1 art and story by Saika Kunieda is an older yaoi, published back in 2002. And, even though it's an oldie it is definitely a goodie. Kento Kumagaya is a high school teacher with simple tastes. Like most straight men, he longs for a wife, children, and a home. What he didn't bargain for is falling in love with another man. He proposes to his girlfriend and she turns him down flat and walks out of the restaurant. Naturally, he's upset by the turn of events, but fate has other ...more
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Feb 21, 2013 Ottery StCatchpole rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. The story still contains some of the rather homophobic tropes inherent in the genre, and it plays up some cliches but if you can get over these things, and this book barely has them, then you will find a cute love story.

The book is a bit sexy, but not as sexy as I would have liked. Still it was a touching story, and it says something about how we as adults have to reconcile the wishes of our parents for us and the wishes that we ourselves want to accomplish when we are
Jan 26, 2011 Mely rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga, writer-poc, yaoi
I'd read a few of her short stories in scanlation and been intrigued by an emphasis on plot and atmosphere unusual in shojo and shonen-ai, and by slightly better than average characterization. Little of this is in evidence in the main story, standard yaoi about a straight guy who discovers he's gay and the gay guy who introduces him to the delights of homosexuality but has been burned too often by oblivious or experimenting straight boys to believe in happily ever after. The side story about a ...more
May 27, 2011 Queen rated it liked it
Shelves: manga-manhwa
Future Lovers is a sweet story, there is no denying it. It has such a common plot, but it presents it in a brilliant way: a slice of life/comedy, with a proper flow for each situation. Also, it ‘s not overly dramatic, even when the characters are so deep, and it doesn’t focus on sex, even when it begins with it. In the end, it can make you laugh and even cry with such simplicity. Read more on The Red Queen
Jan 17, 2009 Joo rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of Saika Kunieda's work. The story premise is pretty much standard for yaoi: A previously straight man meets a gay man and falls in love. However, the way the story unfolded makes it one of my most favorite yaoi manga. The story has a nice blend of drama and comedy. The characters have their own desires and motivations that make them very human and likeable. The love between them is very evident and so very sweet to read.
Jul 10, 2012 Kelsey rated it it was amazing
I love this series so much. It's hilarious and touching at the same time. I really like bickering, opposites-attract couples, and this manga gives you just that. If you read both volumes together the experenice is much sweeter. This is important: no matter how manga-kas try, they can never make a character that is truly believable as a real person. That was until Akira, one of the main characters in this series, was created. He seriously seems real, and that is a feat.
Nov 11, 2014 Jenna rated it it was amazing
Had read this previously but when Goodreads recommended it to me, I just had to reread it. And loved it just as much as the other times. Funny, touching, and beautifully illustrated.
One of the few yaoi/BL manga that presents a compelling story of a gay couple that is realistic, believable, and heart warming. Made me grin.
Min Li Li
Oct 07, 2015 Min Li Li rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yaoi, manga
Serinin ilk cildi 3 bölümlük kısa bir manga.Çizimleri pek güzel olmasa da çerezlik bir mangaydı ama okumasamda olurmuş. :D
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Associated names :

Name (in native language) : 国枝彩香

Blood Type : AB

The name "Kunie Sakai" is for her mainstream shojo and josei stories, and "Saika Kunieda" is specifically for BL titles it seems.
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