Punch Up! Vol.1 (Yaoi Manga)

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It’s LOKIsday, and that means that we’re going to explore Yaoi Manga. This time, we’re taking a look at Punch Up! [The Book Depository], a manga about an architect, cats, and a nice young worker. This is a sweet yaoi manga that made me laugh a lot. Motoharu is a thirty-year-old architect who has lost his cat. Motoharu is childish, and has had a lot of flings with many men. He’s irreverent, and also obsessed with sex. Despite his shortcomings, he’s a famous architect who works very hard.

Kouta, a nineteen-year-old construction worker, has found Motoharu’s cat. In fact, he’s been feeding the cat, and changed the name because he thought it was an astray cat. Kouta’s temper is short, and he punches guys easily. In fact, Kouta and Motoharu don’t get along at all. Kouta punched him!

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/ Cats/ Romance]

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Kouta got attached to Motoharu’s cat, so they come up with an arrangement. Kouta will share flat with Motoharu so that he can take care of Nyata, the cat. Motoharu’s flat is massive, but void of life. And he has put all the trash in the kitchen and it stinks. Kouta soon finds himself taking care of the house. Motoharu likes Kouta, but they fight for everything. Although Kouta is younger, Motoharu seems to be the child in many areas. However, in some ways Kouta is the childish one as well.

It’s Nyata, the cat, the one who brings them together and they end up having sex. Kouta believes he’s very unlucky with men. This is due to him choosing the wrong guys. In fact, he meets his ex in the supermarket and makes Kouta go with him at home. Motoharu is shocked but cannot do anything about it.

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Kouta’s ex phones Motoharu and asks him for money in exchange of returning Kouta home. Motoharu has lots of money, so he doesn’t think twice. When he finds Kouta in front of his house’s door, he’s beaten up. First he thinks that the ex has beaten him up dearly. After a passionate session of sex, it turns out that it’s Kouta who beat the hell out his ex and escape. Alas, Motoharu had already payed the ransom.

Motoharu is funny because he makes this weird faces. He has lots of gay porn magazines, and he has no idea on how to keep a boyfriend. Despite all that, he’s very serious about Kouta. So, when his former architet and protegĂ© lover appears, Kouta thinks that Motoharu will leave him soon.

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Motoharu and Kouta are looking for a marriage for Nyata. The cat is a female and they want her to have kittens. It turns out that the ex of Motoharu is the owner of the male cat that is the perfect match for Nyata. Motoharu’s ex tricks Kouta in letting him in the house and makes him hide when Motoharu arrives. He makes Motoharu remember old times while Kouta is hiding in a room from where he can listen to everything. Then, Motoharu falls in the trap and asks for sex to his ex. In that moment the guy yells Kouta’s name. And Kouta appears and punches Motoharu with all his strength.

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After the first impression, Kouta realizes that this was a scheme. Motoharu is deadly serious about him, and so they have to trust each other. Jealosy plays a part in the story while they both try to adjust to their relationship and their quirks. Let’s be honest, they are both unique, but Motoharu is a very quirky guy.

It’s har to have a relationship with an older guy, especially when he’s been fooling around with so many guys. It’s also difficult when you’re used to failure. That’s what’s happening to Kouta. He doesn’t believe in himself, and he’s quick to punch guys because that’s the only way he has to protect himself.

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Punch Up! [The Book Depository] is a sweet yaoi manga that will make you laugh. It will also make you think twice about age. Being older doesn’t mean that you’re wiser in all areas. Also, being younger doesn’t make you a brat. They both have different sets of experiences that made them be childish and adults in different ways. It’s also a great volume because Motoharu and Kouta found love thanks to a cat. For any cat lover out there, this manga is gold.


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