Yeah, you read that blog title right.
Thank goodness for this crack. I was starting to get really, really bored.
I’ve Seen It All volumes 1 & 2 by Shoko Takaku
Chihiro is a doctor specializing in male health (The term is andrology, apparently,) and has to see a lot of nasty-ass dicks as part of his job. He’s feeling a little bit down because of it, until he sees (through someone’s pants) a cock of peerless beauty.
Oh yes, folks. Not only did he lay eyes on a cock of peerless beauty, but he recognized its brilliance underneath layers of clothing. This is apparently what happens when you are an andrologist and you look at a ton of dicks all day.
Chihiro’s pursuit of Ayumi (he of the most glorious cock in Japan) begins to read like any old romantic comedy. Chihiro’s colleague screws up his confession of love; Ayumi feels super self-conscious about Chihiro obsession with his dick; Chihiro and Ayumi have trouble getting intimate; they screw up dates; they get jealous of other people and go to wild lengths to please each other.
This would all be very ordinary if it weren’t for the focus on dicks. Ayumi starts comparing his dick to porn stars’, Ayumi gets erectile dysfunction because he’s worried that Chihiro is into a guy who might have a prettier cock, there are weird penis-related haiku up on the walls of the clinic, colleagues gush about getting to work with pretty cocks, dates get cancelled because someone broke their dick…
But despite all the crack this was a solidly written series. Chihiro has reasons to love Ayumi beyond his dick, those who are not gay are solidly not gay, there’s no non-consensual stuff and you actually see the doctors (and a dentist) doing their jobs. Gotta love a yaoi manga that doesn’t ignore the outside world.
The one thing I didn’t like was Ayumi’s character. I wanted him to be some kind of amazingly handsome and fierce guy with a wonder cock, but he’s a really drippy guy that I’d probably find annoying in real life. He just doesn’t have enough backbone, and Chihiro doesn’t quite have enough personality to make up for it when he’s not obsessing over cock. (And that includes the dick involved in his chosen profession.) I just could have done with more powerful personality from both of them, even though Chihiro is quite the understanding, wonderful boyfriend and that makes me go “d’aawww.”
The art is very wispy and sketchy, which does fit the main characters better than if they were fierce. It’s so innocent-looking though, that it’s hard to believe there’s so much cracky and raunchy action behind the sweet blushing faces and the honest eyes.
Anyway. I’m tired and this review is going nowhere, but I’ve Seen It All is worth it and I’m going to check out more of Shoko Takaku’s manga, which all seem to be published by June. Today’s lesson: if your boyfriend is an andrologist and he tells you that you have the most beautiful cock he’s ever seen, YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT. He’s seen it all, gurl.
(I’ve been watching too much RuPaul’s Drag Race. Sorry.)
Edit: Now that I’m slightly more awake, why haven’t we seen a manga with this premise before? A manga about a gay man with the most gorgeous cock in the world and his adventures would really work! (Especially if the character was more interesting than Ayumi.) The closest I think I’ve ever seen is Ono, the gay of demonic charm, from Antique Bakery, who was hilariously good at seducing men.
Seriously. Someone get on this. This manga needs to happen.