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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bad Teacher's Equation - Yaoi Series Review #kazumakodaka #gay #yaoi #bookreview #mustread #blakrayne

Atsushi (young)
Welcome to BRB, everyone! It’s Friday and an FFAF, thank goodness. I’ve got a busy weekend ahead, not that I’m looking forward to it, but there are things I need to do. Gardening, writing, laundry.... Yep, the regular drill. Anyway, on to my book review, or perhaps I should say my "yaoi series" review. Yes, I did read the entire series in a matter of days between the start of my next novel and living life. 
Bad Teacher’s Equation (Equation of a Degenerate Teacher) written and drawn my Kazuma Kodaka is a yaoi series littered with high school frivolity, drama, romance, humour and a large cast of characters that age as well as mature from one volume to the next.
Masayoshi (sensei)
To give a very quick synopsis: Atsushi (student) and Masayoshi (sensei/teacher), are the two main characters and focal point, and they take the longest to build a relationship, while a host of side characters and their stories fill in the gaps. In the beginning, Atsushi's enrolled in a new school with the hopes of being reunited with his first, true love, but then he meets Masayoshi and his entire world and emotions are turned upside-down. Eventually, he ends up falling for his sensei, Masayoshi. And he chases the older man relentlessly, until he graduates and leaves school, becomes an adult, and Masayoshi winds up falling for him, when he realises he can't live without Atsushi or his loyalty and affection. Masayoshi isn't your typical uke; with his age and hard-ass public persona, I expected him to rule the roost, but it was the other way around. Atsushi is the seme - a soft, compromising, and hopeless romantic. Like I said, it was different. 
Masayoshi and Atsushi (older)

Bad Teacher’s Equation has sex (consensual sex), but not explicit. I classify it as a romantic comedy with drama thrown in. In my opinion this isn’t one of Ms. Kodaka’s finest works. Unfortunately, the plot is predictable. But, I am glad I persevered, because once I got through volume 2, I was hooked, and reading into the wee hours of the morning. In the end, this series proved to be quite charming and made me laugh, and definitely worth a look. 4 Stars!

Happy Yaoi Hunting!
Blak Rayne

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