Lust -Fantasy- Yaoi Manga Review

If one thing has become obvious from my reviews over the years here on Yaoi Playground have shown anything, it is that I am a sucker for unrequited and tragic love stories within the yaoi genre. My favorite animes of the genre include the original Ai no Kusabi and Winter Cicada and one of my all-time favorite one-shot manga is Isle of Forbidden Love, an underrated gem of the genre that I see no one ever talk about, and Lust -Fantasy- by Makuno is another beautiful yaoi story that I can add to the list of me instantly falling in love with.

The artwork for this manga like all of Makuna’s artwork, in my opinion, is absolutely gorgeous that balances the line between cute and sexy, after all, it was the adorable cover for this title than initially caught my attention. The cover features Yukio the person who Kousuke respects and loves more than anyone in the world, but he treasures the friendship so much that he fears coming forward with his feelings could have him lose the one he cares for most. So he keeps his lustful fantasies of his friend to himself to the point that this fantasy has become almost a second life to him in his mine where he lives with his beloved Yukio as his will sex slave. Your heart can not help but go out for Kousuke and I found myself just wishing he would confess to Yukio.

There are a lot of BDSM elements within this story, but all the fantasies are shown to be with consent and I love this positive representation of a BDSM lifestyle within a yaoi manga, even if it is just a fantasy I am really glad this was a not a yaoi story with a rape fantasy. A consenting partner is always more appealing to me in this kind of story. When I first read the synopsis for this manga, a part of me was worried this was going to go into the realms of obsession and stalker-like behavior bordering on yandere, and though I do sometimes enjoy these kinds of stories sometimes you just want to read a BDSM story that is just filled with fluffy feels.

Being a one-shot this is manga over on Futekiya is a good quick yaoi fix without any problematic themes, so if you are looking for something a little spicier than just a cute love story with a small touch of angst maybe just maybe this will be something you will enjoy reading.

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6 Replies to “Lust -Fantasy- Yaoi Manga Review”

  1. That featured image brings back memories… probably not suitable for a blog post.

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  2. Your featured image brings back memories of a gig I did long long ago. 🙂

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  3. lamune132 says:

    Nice informative review 👍 I just wanted to let you know that the mangaka’s name is Makuno (まくの) and not Makuna, so if you could change that, that’d be great. Thanks! 😊

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