Furou Kyoudai (不老 姉弟)
Genre: Comedy, Shoujo, Supernatural, School Life
In the bathtub together, in the restroom together…what is the reason these twins can’t be separated even for a moment…?
Published as a one-shot in Hana to Yume October 2009, where it won the 34th Annual Hakusensha Athena Newcomer Award. It started serializing in Hana to Yume on March 2011.
I also found it a lot more funny =D
It all sounds very incest-y, so if you’re thinking of avoiding this just because you aren’t a fan of that genre… don’t. Don’t avoid it, and don’t run away from it. It’s pretty platonic, actually. If you are a fan of incest, just read this anyway. There’s a lot of sibling love going on to keep you pumped >=)
I’ve been wondering what it was that seemed different about this little twin one-shot, and I think I figured it out – they’re gloomy. As in, both are gloomy. I find that manga that usually have twins in them have them either ultra hyper (i.e. Hikaru and Kaoru from Ouran High), or have opposite personalities (i.e. Rin and Yukio from Ao no Exorcist) or just be there as a sort of background dual-sound system. Gloomy characters are less common as protagonists – gloomy twins even less so. It’s a nice, different take on it. Come to think of it, both of them are kind of like Sawako from Kimi ni Todoke (may chungky smite me).
The supernatural take in Furou Kyoudai isn’t unused, but the sort of angle it takes is quite sweet. And funny. I really liked the humorous lines in this one-shot; it didn’t make me cackle hysterically, but it did give me an enjoyable laugh. A nice sort of laugh to experience after the whole week just devoured your energy like a Zubat spamming leech life.
Extra: Best typo of the week!
chungky: it should be better this way right?
arawr: uh… I dunno
chungky: oh just die and say yes