Notes: Another review coming your way! Not much to say here in the notes section this time around. So have fun reading!
Anime Review: Love Stage! Episode 4
I realize that not everyone has the fortune (or time) to read the manga an anime is based on…but so many of the questions this reviewer had could’ve been easily answered by just checking the source material.
"To me Rei had always come across as a person who was reserved and maybe a tad bit shy. Someone that I was quite sure would be ashamed to admit that he had sexual experience with someone else, especially with another man."
This is so far from the truth it isn’t even funny, I mean :/ Rei is canonically bisexual, has had (in the past, before he moved in with the Senas) more than his fair share of male and female partners alike, and has absolutely no qualms about calling up his boyfriend for a booty call (and if that boyfriend is too tired to do the work? Rei just gets on up there and rides him himself). Rei is Izumi’s confidante and guides him in all manner of aspects when it comes to gay relationships and gay sex. He’s not shy about his sexuality at all (even if he never actually tells Izumi he’s currently dating a guy, and Izumi never asks). Even reading just the first volume would’ve told you this :/
Similarly, the comments about being disappointed and hoping that Ryouma apologized…this is one of the best things about Love Stage!!, and that people aren’t going into it knowing this, are possibly staying away because they aren’t aware of how LS treats assault better than 90% of BL out there, is just really unfortunate :/