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Ogata is a young man with a recurring dream: he confesses his love to his friend Takasugi, but Takasugi returns the sentiment with a pushy amount of aggression; this terrifies Ogata, who does not want to be the submissive in the relationship. After discussing the dream with his friend Shikibu, Ogata decides to confess anyways - and his dream comes true! The two must now enter a comical dance of seduction in which they put their relationship roles, and attitudes, at stake...
Kazuya is an idol whose life is filled with rehearsals and signing autographs for his loyal fangirls – but he also enjoys playing video games with his friend Akihiko. The duo argues frequently, but when a rich old man named Kudo arranges Kazuya’s kidnapping (in an attempt to force him to sign a contract with a management office), Akihiko puts up a fight to protect him. It turns out that the management office is nothing but a cover for its president’s taste for pretty boys; can Akihiko manage to save his beloved from this evil scheme?
Seikimatsu Darling and Be-Boy both take a shot at creating a cute shounen-ai romance story. The first succeeds considerably better, adding plenty of comedy and cleverly undercutting some of the conventions of the genre while the first relies more on angst and improbable plot gimmicks, yet there is an affinity in both titles and enough to assure that fans of one should find something of interest in the other.
It should be the greatest day of Saitou Toshihisa’s life; he is getting married to the beautiful Remi, and his best friend Nagai Atsushi is at his side as his best man. However, things are different for Nagai, who realizes that he is in love with Saitou. After the ceremony Nagai sets off to drown his sorrows at a bar and meets Honda, one of the bride’s co-workers. This marks the beginning of their romance, but things become complicated once Nagai comes home the next day: Saitou is at his place, crying. His wife ran off with one of her co workers – what is Nagai going to do?
Seikimatsu Darling and Close the Last Door are a perfect match. Fluffy yaoi comedy and some rather rocky relationships form the theme for both titles. The setting in a working environment is also the same and there are plenty of jokes that will appeal to the yaoi fan as they mock the genre in a very light hearted way.