Neon Sign Amber (Yaoi Manga)

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Neon Sign Amber [The Book Depository] [Waterstones] [CDJapan] is a sweet yaoi manga by Okeretsu Tanaka. The artwork is fresh and extremely sweet. Yuusuke has a problem. His face is expressionless. He goes on many dates with different girls, but they all complain about the same thing. He doesn’t show up any feelings on his face. Even his workmates say so. Yuusuke works as a bodyguard in a disco. Saya goes very often to the disco, almost every day. He goes there to pick up girls. In fact, he tries to pick up a different girl every night.

Yuusuke takes his job seriously. He’s a nice guy, but he doesn’t know how to pose his face. When he sees Saya for the first time, he finds him annoying. The guy is carefree, always picks different girls, and stays in the girl’s area although it’s forbidden.

NOTICE: this post contains SPOILERS and MATURE content. Follow with discretion. The pictures that are juicier have an NSFW note. [Yaoi / Smut / Drama / MxM / Comedy/ First Romance]

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Saya has a cool fashion, and soon Yuusuke starts thinking that he’s kawaii. At first, he believes that it’s somewhat weird for him to have such thoughts about Saya. One day he finds Saya out of a love hotel. The girl he was with is furious and leaves him on the ground. Saya is very drunk, and Yuusuke decides to help him so that he won’t end up dead. Yuusuke asks him about the girls, and why he’s with a different one every night. Saya gets protective and tries to explain himself by yelling a bit.

Yuusuke is very patient and even cleans the puke that Saya does. Yuusuke has a crush on Saya. It’s his first ever crash with a male. And so, he’s a little bit bugged.

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The next day Saya goes back to the disco and ends up there until it’s closing. Yuusuke finds him and asks him what’s going on. He lost the key to his locker, and he hasn’t enough money on him to pay the fee for the key. Yuusuke helps him by doing something forbidden: he’ll return his personal things, but it’s Yuusuke who will pay instead of him. This is how they become friends, sort of speak. Saya ends up telling him that he’ll pay back cooking meals for him.

Saya lives in a restaurant. Because it’s closed during the day, he can use the kitchen. And so, he provides delicious meals to Yuusuke after work. So, every morning he gets something with avocados.

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Yuusuke gets surprised because Saya can really tell if he likes the meals or not. It seems that Saya understands the slight movements Yuusuke makes on his face. So, Saya is the first person to understand Yuusuke, who feels at ease with the young hipster. Yuusuke tells Saya about an event at the disco. There’s going to be a festival in the area, and you can get in the disco with a Yukata. Yuusuke tells Saya that he’d like to see him dressed in one. And so, Saya agrees to wear a Yukata to the disco.

Yuusuke likes more and more Saya. When he sees him in a Yukata, he ends up tricking Saya and kissing him in the disco. He argues that he needs some alcohol and that he’ll make him drink some. Doing that they end up kissing. Saya gets shocked and tells Yuusuke that he cannot cook for him that day. He’ll need to wait.

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The next day, Yuusuke goes to Saya’s place, and they end up cooking together. As usual, the meals that Saya prepares for him are delicious. But, he ends up pouring a glass of water on his pants. Saya tells him not to worry, and they go to his room. He lends him a pair of jeans, but Saya is smaller and thinner than Yuusuke. So, the jeans don’t fit. The image is so ridiculous, and Saya is so nervous that he ends up laughing a lot and crawling against a wall.

Yuusuke gets by his side and ends up kissing him again. But Saya hesitates and asks him to wait. Yuusuke takes that as Saya thinking of it as disgusting and decides to go home. At the moment he does, Saya stops him from behind and confesses. He likes men. If Yuusuke keeps kissing him, he’ll want more. He also knows that Yuusuke is different from him and that being as he is isn’t normal.

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What happens is heartbreaking. They both kiss, but when Yuusuke sees Saya naked, he starts imagining a woman and he stops. He cannot continue. He says he’s sorry and goes away. Saya is devastated. Saya tries to avoid Yuusuke in the disco, and even goes as far as to tell him that he has no more ingredients to cook for him. Yuusuke doesn’t know how to apologize nor how to approach the situation. It’s his first time liking a man anyway. In the end, he ends up at Saya’s place and asks him for forgiveness. Things go wrong, and they remain just friends. Yuusuke doesn’t want that. He wants more.

He gets a new job, and before he changes places and moves to a new house, he asks Saya for a last meal. That day in the morning, a couple interrupts them. A guy and a girl enter the restaurant. The guy is very drunk, but recognizes Saya and explains to the girl that he’s a homosexual. Saya had lots of bullying because of that at school, and now there’s a drunk guy just saying very nasty things to Saya.

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Yuusuke cannot stand it anymore and asks the guy to apologize. Because he doesn’t do it, he asks him to fight him outside the restaurant. And so they go out, and Yuusuke beats the guy. Yuusuke has a bloody nose but gets the guy to apologize to Saya. Saya is puzzled and tells Yuusuke that he didn’t need going that far. In the end, Yuusuke ends up confessing again and asking Saya what he needs to do for Saya loving him back. So Saya asks him to kiss him. And it’s so cute and sweet that the scene melted my heart.

They go back to Saya’s place and finally they do more than just kissing. It’s awkward and sweet. It’s the first time for Saya doing anything with a man. But it’s also the first time for Yuusuke. This time, it goes well. They don’t go until the end because Saya is still shy, but they start going out together.

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By the time Yuusuke starts his new work and moves home, Saya is used to visiting him at his working place. Saya goes to Yuusuke’s place one night, and Yuusuke asks to have sex. By this time they’re both more used to each other, so they go for it. This is their first time going until the end. It’s again super sweet and awkward at times. Saya cannot believe that he is with a guy and that he has a lover. Yuusuke doesn’t care that Saya is a guy, he just wants to be happy with the only person who gets him. Plus, he finds Saya super kawaii.

In the morning, Yuusuke asks Saya to live with him. And Saya accepts in the cutest way ever. “I’ll live with you. I’ll definitely live with you.” But in Japanese, the sentence is so cute, that it turns the whole thing into a fairy tale.

Neon Sign Amber [The Book Depository] [Waterstones] [CDJapan] is a sweet story. It’s only one volume, and yet it’s perfect. This manga is more about feelings than sex. It’s about first times and awkward moments. And it’s also about miscommunication. Sometimes we need to talk and listen, and everything will be fine.


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