Friday, 21 March 2014

[REVIEW] Ikumen After (Vol. 1) by Kazuma Kodaka

Ikumen After (#1)Ikumen After (Vol. 1) by Kazuma Kodaka
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read from March 20 to 21, 2014

A sweet story of two dads falling in love and their struggles as single parents. They shared parenting tips and help support each other. For Izumi, it's love at first sight, he was practically drooling all over his child's pre-school friend's handsome daddy. As for Asakura, he found his feelings for Izumi deepens each day without realizing the nature of his affection towards another guy.

The story of Vol. 1 ends with a direct brazen confession that left Asakura flustered. I can't wait to follow the love story of these two single dad with their cute kids. I am pretty sure Asakura would overcome his confusion and acknowledge Izumi's love for him. Usually I don't quite like kids in my M/M or Yaoi books but the kids here are super cute. They mirror their daddies so much yet unlike their daddies, they are very honest and straightforward with their feelings. The adults has much to learn from them.

The artwork was good and the story was interesting and entertaining but I don't think this series could be compared to Kizuna - Bonds of Love Book 1, Kodaka sensei's earlier accomplished yaoi series. Kizuna was unforgettably good. So good that it is basically a must-read for all Yaoi fans.


Title: Ikumen After 1.
Associated Names: イクメン☆アフター
Author: Kazuma Kodaka
Publication Date: 2010
Type: Serialized BL Manga
Genre: , Comedy, Drama, Shounen Ai, Slice of Life, Contemporary, Romance
Tags/Keywords: Gay-for-you, Childcare, Divorced Parent/s, Father-Son Relationship, LGBT Parent/s, Love at First Sight, Older Uke, Younger Seme, Salaryman, Single Father, Single Parent, Widow/Widower

This is a really cute, sweet story about two single dads Asakura and Kentarou, whose young sons happen to go to the same daycare.

* Reviewed on March 21st, 2014


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