1. Aya: Young Love Comic
I bought a big romance comic this weekend, for 100 yen. It’s called AYA: Young Love Comic. It seems to be targeted at mostly girls but also boys. There is sex alongside the romance (more than I expected!). The different artists have different styles of drawings that speak to different audiences, I think. Some of the styles I “like” and some I “don’t like.” It’s a matter of taste…
I’m just gonna show you some scans from some of the stories and write down some of my thoughts. I’m not trying to persuade you to think one way about ‘em, because it’s so subjective. I’d rather talk about this with you in person, really. Anyway, here are the first few. Show you more later. Lemme know what you think.
I should have noticed that the top of the book says ”Lots of ADULT LOVE AND SEX inside!!” Also, it’s interesting that there’s a full-color advertisement on the first page for a cell-phone porn service. So yeah definitely it’s got a boy’s audience, even though it looks like a girl’s book on the outside.