TOKYOPOP’s “Deko-Boko Sugar Days” Review: a sweet BL romance


Atsuko Yusen’s “Deko-Boko Sugar Days,” gives a refreshing (not quite revolutionary) take on typical Yaoi narratives.

The story starts out with the usual misunderstanding. In his youth, our main character Yuujirou Matsukaze, mistakenly misgenders a helpless “feminine” boy that is stuck in a nearby gutter on the way home. Feeling the strong need to protect this “girl” Matsukaze develops his first ever crush—at least until he finds out that the child’s name is Rui Hanamine, and therefore is a boy.

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