Under One Roof With the Beast, vol 1 (Yaoi)

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Under One Roof with the Beast [The Book Depository] [Waterstones] is a funny yaoi manga by Chihaya Kuroiwa. Daigo is living with his two cousins, Jin and Shin. His cousins happen to be twins. Daigo has always had a crush on Jin, but it’s Shin the one who is infatuated with him. Shin wears glasses, is extroverted, and is in love with Daigo. When Daigo starts college in spring, he ends up living alone with the beast.

The twins are identical. The only difference is in character and the glasses that Shin wears. He’s also cheeky and doesn’t hesitate going after Daigo. So much so that he tells Daigo to choose him instead of Jin. And so, starts a bizarre romance.

NOTICE: this post contains spoilers. [Yaoi / Smut / Comedy / MxM / Slice of Life/ Romance]

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Daigo is getting confused. His heart started pounding because of Jin, but now, his feelings are changing quickly. But, are they real? Or is just Shin messing around with him?

Although this yaoi manga does have some graphical scenes, the jewel is the mess Daigo is in. When Shin puts Daigo nervous the story gets its best. To the point that you’ll be rooting for them to be together.

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Daigo ends up falling for Shin, but before he can realize it, he ends up freaking up in different situations. For example, when they’re going to have lunch. It might seem like a normal situation, but it all turns astray because Daigo feels Shin is going for him. Or he feels what Shin and he did is going to show up.

This is more a comedy than a romance, and even if it’s plenty of manga clich├ęs, it’s still hilarious. Daigo is especially funny because he is freaking out all the time.

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The artwork is beautiful, and the story is funny. Although they are cousins, their relationship ends up being quite ordinary. Meaning, that you won’t feel it’s that strange. It’s also a great manga to peek into what Japanese daily life might feel like. You get the family baths, Japanese cuisine, etc. In that sense, it’s a good manga to explore the Japanese household. Although yaoi can be somewhat unconventional, it’s still an excellent way to explore Japanese culture.

Shin is the bad guy of the story. He starts forcing Daigo because he cannot wait any longer to love him. However, it’s not as heavy as we can see in many other mangas of the same genre.

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All in all, Under One Roof with the Beast [The Book Depository] [Waterstones], is a great yaoi comedy. If you want to try the yaoi genre, perhaps this is a sweet way to start.


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