Two Sakiya Haruhi reviews! Yume wa Kirei ni Shidokenaku and Papillon de Chocolat
Yume wa Kirei ni Shidokenaku
Original Work: Sakiya Haruhi
Pairing: Ookawa Tooru x Kishio Daisuke
I’m having a little bit of a Kishio overload here. It seems like every BLCD I stumble upon that looks interesting ends up being a Kishio-uke CD. I’ll admit it’s fun hearing his voice in different characters so I’m not going to complain about him just yet. Also, I should add that this is the third Sakiya CD I’ve heard in two days. Ashita, Papillon de Chocolat and this! I’ll talk about Papillon later though.
I don’t like Ookawa’s voice. Honestly, I don’t. There’s this weird nasally thing in his voice that makes it seems as if he’s always smiling and freaks the hell outta me. That said, it was extremely difficult for me to bear his character’s monologue. Kishio, on the other hand, was great in this CD. The only reason I forced myself to listen to the entire CD was because of his character Ai.
Okay, so maybe the reason I didn’t enjoy this CD very much was because I didn’t understand the plot much. There are basically two plots. The first one [covered in the first CD] concerning Ai’s worries about Mido’s [seme] feelings towards him and all things related. The second plotline [covered mostly in the second disk] is about Ai’s family. I didn’t understand it very well but I understood enough to want to cry by the end.
I didn’t really like the pacing of this drama. It’s needlessly slow in some points then needlessly swift at others. It’s sad because it basically ruins the beauty of the story. It was hard to keep up interest with the drama. I really wanted to fall asleep. I haven’t read the novel but the drama is obviously not doing it any justice. Well, as usual though, I loved the characters in this. Mido was your average kind way-older-seme but Ai and the side characters [namely the ones voiced by MikiShin and Midorin] were awesome.
Ai was an uke with unbelievable childish innocence. His extremely polite way of talking is absolutely adorable. I loved the scene where he was seeking advice about way intimate situations from MikiShin’s character who had me cracking up at the scene at the cemetery. Then there’s Ai’s friend who’s just … way cool. I thought he deserved much more development because it’s obvious he has a lot to him but there’s only so much you can do in a Drama CD.
I’m betting you anything the novel was beautiful [I refuse to doubt Sakiya-sensei!] but this Drama just doesn’t do the story any justice. If you can bear through the horrible pacing then give it a listen.
Papillon de Chocolat
Original Work: Sakiya Haruhi
Pairing: Miki Shinnichirou x Kamiya Hiroshi
Sakiya-sensei? MikiShin? Kamiyan? OH GOD! CAN IT BE?! was what was going through my mind when I found this on the BL Drama forum. The title caught me off guard so I wasn’t sure of myself but I downloaded it anyway the second I saw it.
So I was sitting down, melting at the sound of Kamiyan’s voice when suddenly …. a familiar BGM kicks in. I couldn’t help but scream “KYAAAAAA!” despite the fact it was 2AM. Oh right sorry, I’m not explaining myself am I?
Papillon is basically a short half-hour [freetalk included] side drama to the series Shinayakana Netsujou. It is PURE JiexOmi fanservice! MikiShin and Kamiyan brings to us the hottest smex since forever. It’s obvious how much they got used to their roles as Jie and Omi. I’m no complaining. Goddamn am I NOT complaining.
Plot? Well, there isn’t any really aside the fact Omi dyed his hair blond. I’m not sure why because I wasn’t paying attention anymore but … damn … blond Omi … -fawns-
Back to the ero scene! It was as good as the one in the first ShinNet drama if not better. Me, who had just perfected her poker face, turned as red as an apple and fell off her chair. Did I mention its lenght? It was long and yummy. Damn. Just thinking about it makes me all giggly inside.
Recommended for those who love ShinNet, good smex, MikiShin and Kamiyan.