One-Shot for the Weekend – Furou Kyoudai (不老 姉弟)

Furou Kyoudai (不老 姉弟)

Manga-ka: Shiwasu Yuki

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.

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First of all, there’s a short version and a long version. It’s basically the same story, but I preferred the long version since it allowed more time for the story to develop.

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.

steamiest bathroom scene eva😄

 

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

 

-arawr >=3

6 Comments

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6 responses to “One-Shot for the Weekend – Furou Kyoudai (不老 姉弟)

  1. THIS ONESHOT WAS VERY VERY ADORABLE!!! (If I remember correctly, there’s going to be a series of this, can’t wait!!!!)
    Glad you loved this too~

  2. They have nice eyes. Even though I get sick of shoujo manga very quickly, I think I might try reading this one.

    • it’s not on the extreme shoujo scale (lol if such a scale exists). it’s just the way the story is portrayed that is shoujo, the other themes are quite neutral =)
      and even if you get sick of shoujo easily it is just a one-shot so its worth a read😄
      thanks for commenting! =D

  3. XDSmart

    I stink compared to this. . .But It Gets Me MOTAVATED😄

  4. So, approximately two years later, I’ve finally read this manga. I love it. The twins are so adorable. I couldn’t get what was going on at times though.

    Kyouko looked so familiar and i was wracking my brain trying to think of where I saw her before, but then I realised she looks like Rasetsu from the manga of the same name. In fact in certain frames their face they look almost the same.

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