Midorikawa Hikaru x Miki Shinnichirou
Narita Ken x Kishio Daisuke
Morikawa Toshiyuki x Sakurai Takahiro
Horiuchi Kenyuu x Kamiya Hiroshi
After a good two months, I finally got around to listening to Shounen Yonkei. I was attracted to this drama for merely the pairings and because I heard quite a bit about it. I wasn’t sure what it was about though so I got really curious. After downloading it though, it wasted away in storage until I remembered it some few days ago. I listened to it and felt like bawling right after.
Shounen Yonkei is a two CD drama and in each CD there are two stories. Each story is a separate all of different but treating the same theme. I really loved the whole feel this drama gave off and I agree with the seiyuus when they said that it didn’t really feel like BL, so to speak. Sure, it WAS BL and there was smex. But there’s something about this drama that makes it feel so real that you don’t even think its BL anymore. The running theme was something like “separation” but not really “separation” in itself. Well, the first story with MikiShin and Midorin was fairly happy though. I don’t remember the stories perfectly since I was sort of multi-tasking when I was listening to this but they were all pretty sad.
The first story with Midorin and MikiShin was a story where Midorin’s character was MikiShin’s character’s dog. The second was with a two childhood friends running away after one them killed someone (?) The third was happening during a war and Sakurai’s character was a foreigner who loved Japan and MoriMori and military man who hated it. Finally, the fourth is a story where Kamiya’s character goes on some sort of road trip with Horiuchi’s character until the gas runs out.
The third and fourth were the ones I remembered to be most touching. I haven’t heard Sakupyon in a while so that might be at fault but it was a really sad story. Oh, did I mention how all of these stories have extremely open endings? The fourth was real sad though I’m not sure of its context. Kamiya’s crying had me going really but I guess it doesn’t beat NojiKen’s performance in Nejireta Edge.
As for the H-Scenes, having treated four pairings there’s good number of them but they are definitely not the main attraction. This is a definitely a drama to listen to if you’re expecting some tears and story. I really recommend it because it’s an absolute beauty. I haven’t heard anything like it.
Its beauty is different from Kotohana no Hana’s beauty but beauty is beauty just the same. (Four beauties in a phrase? Oh my)
((You know what I need?! I need a rating system … -grumbles off to think of one-))