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Loveless, Volume 2 (Loveless #2)

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Loveless, Volume 2
Paperback, 200 pages
Published December 15th 2006 by Tokyopop (first published December 2002)
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Roxana-Mălina Chirilă
Nov 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
When in doubt about an adult character's sex in Lovelesss, wait for a profile image and look for breasts. Apparently, I'm not the only one who had question marks about this, so I'm offering this hint for anyone else who's confused.

Aaanyway. art-confusion aside, Loveless is a series for which Your Mileage May Vary by a lot. As far as I can tell, it's a mix of cuteness, boy's love, schoolboy fighting, Level 100 Fucked Up-edness, weird messed up psychology, pedophile undertones and what the hell is
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Yodamom
Jul 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Loveless- great story but I'm uncomfortable with the relationship age gap. He's 11 and the other one is 20. The middle schooler is kissing him, but it not like sex, perhaps a power thing ? but the older one says things like now I'm getting hard...... I really have this cringe thing going on when I got the ages. I know it's a Manga, not real but ... well I'll move on the rest of the series before I put my judgmental Judy cap on and slam the hammer down. I've only seen glimpses and there could be ...more
Bookwatcher
Apr 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This Shonen-ai is amazing!
Loving it so far! And can't quit now! I want to keep reading it, FOREVER!
I think Soubi said to Ritsuka "I love you" already (more or less) 100 times...

This manga is wonderful and Ritsuka ears are sooooo cute!
I don't want to keep reading... nope I NEED to keep reading this serie.
5 stars
Allison
Mar 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
One of my friends lent this to me because I thought the art was pretty, in an omnibus edition, but I didn't expect to be as put off by this as I was! After the first volume, I pressed on to the second one, thinking I'd taken something the wrong way, but after that, I was pretty sure that I hadn't misconstrued things.
I'm okay with the odd, possibly metaphorical fighting, since in manga-world, students throw their book bags in the ditch and have bloody smack-downs at the drop of a hat, and the ge
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Noran Miss Pumkin
The drawing and sequencing of the panels greatly improved. The writing also progressed nicely, and finally plot points are starting to be explain. I still do not know way there are fighters to begin with? why do they even exist? Why use a video game to communicate?
oxana
Jul 23, 2017 rated it liked it
I think the unofficial translation of the version I read contributes to how the story is progressing - and how jumbled it feels, almost more so than in the first volume.

Most characters come off as very annoying (eveyone is very young, too). There is also the matter of child abuse that is still mostly going unhandled, but I hope that issue will not be swept under the carpet forever.

Hoping that further immersion in the 'verse will help piece the very vague facts together into a cohesive image (the
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Leigha's Little Library
I've only read the first 5 in this series back when I was younger. I didn't think about the age differences of the characters, and as an older, more mature adult, I still like the series, but I have suspend my belief in some ways. Main character is 12, there is fan service, probably, and kisses, but nothing more mature than that, I think. I hope. I only have vague memories. Also if memory serves, there is a lesbian relationship between two girls who are closer in age to each other.
Cassandra Phoenix
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing

There's no listing for the omnibus editions of this manga, but I read the vol 1 & 2 omnibus edition last night. Given my past and my history as a survivor of child sexual abuse and pornography, you would think I would avoid these sorts of stories like the plague, but I have a strange fascination with the incredibly dodgy relationship Soubi and Ritsuka have. I'm guessing that Japanese culture has a different sort of standard for relationships with such a wide age disparity and that's why stor
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Jody Mena
Aug 02, 2011 added it
Shelves: manga
I love Loveless! Action, drama, fluff, comedy, its all there! It's actually one of the first BL manga I've read where there are both male and female love interests for the main character, so that's interesting to me. Nevertheless, anyone who gets between Ritsuka and Soubi is going to have to answer to me - they're so cute and complicated! Poor Ritsuka, what a terrible home life he has. I keep wondering if Ritsuka's lost personality is a metaphor, like the ears (and ear piercings), or just an asp ...more
Yue
More similarities with Kuroshituji, I can't help it! Soubi only smiles when he gets hurt, just like Sebastian. And he wants to hear Ritsuka's command to proceed with his battles or whatever. He even says 'Yes, master'!! Waaaaaaa, I miss 'Yes, my lord'. Besides, Soubi sounds like Sebby :S

Anyway, this volume presents more disturbing characters. Like the Doctor (she? or he?) looks like is in love or has a crush on Ritsuka. Aaaaand, these 2 kids Zero (a girl and a boy? 2 boys?) were about to rape R
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Dharia Scarab
Nov 16, 2014 rated it did not like it
I just didn't get it, the story line was too confusing to keep track of.


Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I
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Gemma
May 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: manga fans, cat-boy/girl fans
Shelves: manga
When I reviewed the first volume of this series, I mentioned that I found the layout a little confusing. Loveless vol 2 has none of this confusion, and is much more adequately laid out, in my opinion.

I also found this volume more exciting, and a lot seemed to happen in a short amount of time. I particularly enjoyed the growing relationships between all of the main characters, and found the fight scenes much less strange. Once you get used to the 'fighting with words' idea, it really starts to wo
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Robert Beveridge
Yun Kouga, Loveless, vol. 2 (Tokyopop, 2003)

Now things are starting to get where they need to be with this series, I think. The original team stalking Ritsuka and Soubi has been pulled off the case, and a new team, the Zeros, have been tasked with their destruction. That's more of a subplot here, though, as much of the volume focuses on Ritsuka's relationships with adults (his teacher and his psychologist), with a little of the deepening of the relationship between Soubi and Kio. The series is g
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Kaotic
Apr 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Another great volume, fun psychological adventure with twists and turns.

I must say that Ritsuka is quite mature for his age, as I said in my review of volume one.

We also get a slight hint at Soubi's past, some parts of which he still isn't willing to talk about. His love for Ritsuka is cite and pure and I love it.

I hope to read more online soon, but I would love to own the rest of this in the physical volumes. (I own volumes one and two.)
Stewart Tame
Jul 13, 2015 rated it liked it
I liked volume two better than volume one. The art seems to have improved, for one thing. Still not overly crazy about this series. It may just not be my cup of tea or something. There's lots of teenage angst, but mostly just mystery. Things are hinted at, but rarely thrust into the spotlight. Perhaps this series gets better later on, but I've no immediate plans to find out.
Kati
Mar 09, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2009, manga-bl, in-german
Soubi and Ritsuka's stories are interesting, but I don't like the female secondary characters, Yuiko and Shinonome. I mean, I know that the Japanese adore cute and naive girls, but where they see "adorable", I see is "stupid and aggravating", waste of space and paper. Their scenes always tear me out of the plot because I have to roll my eyes, hard.
Author The World
May 06, 2011 rated it liked it
I'm still a little hesitant about this book because the main relationship worries me, but I do think the story is interesting, and depending on how things go, I think it could be a good series. I guess I'm waiting (hoping really) that it stays innocent because I do like the story telling so far. I still wouldn't recommend it though until I know for sure which way things will go.
Dominique
Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, manga
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Yvensong
The artwork is rather nice. The story-line gets confusing, at times. The characters are interesting, yet, the relationship between the young boy and his protector(?) is disturbing enough, that I am done with this series, for now.
Kate
Sep 04, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2007, manga, age-ya
I read this one before Vol. 1 just because I am so crazy about this anime. But I love the artwork of the manga much more than the artistry of the anime (although I do love the atmosphere of the music and everything else about the anime).
Kat Spencer
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I liked this a lot better than the first volume. Quite sad with Ritsuka's mother, it makes me wanna cry for him! but lots of very cute parts, I 'aww'ed out loud a few times, cant wait to read the next volume, its starting to get very interesting I like it!
Jordan
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Oh goodness... it's been a while. I owned this series up to book 8 in middle school and read them over and over again so much the binding nearly desintigrated. Might be time for a reread soon, for nostalgia's sake.
Lesleyw
Nov 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
If I could only read one manga series I think this is the one I would pick. Beautifully drawn with a compelling story.
Amanda G.
Mar 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
i love this book i would want to know what happen to the boy brother in the story.
Soubi
Jul 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Seimei is alive!!!! I know it! Lovin' it!
Sarah
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read-in-2016
This series is problematic af on so many levels but makes me nostalgic in a really nice way.
Kat
Sep 30, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: shonen-ai fans
Shelves: loveless
AHHHHHHH!!!! the drama unfolds
Lauren Dilley
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
its amazeballs
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