Title: Take Me to Heaven
Author: Nase Yamato
May Contain Spoilers
Fumiya has a little problem He can see ghosts, and it freaks him out. Ever since his family moved, he’s been cursed with the ability to see spirits. It seems that his room, which faces a graveyard, is like Grand Central Station for ghosts. Only his friend, Shogo, can save him from the spirits that haunt Fumiya.
This was a cute story that’s a little light in the boys love department. I felt a little sorry for the panic stricken Fumiya. He’s haunted by spirits all the time, and when they’re not chastising him for being so poor at math, they are giving him terrible body odor that repeated baths just can’t get rid of. He’s an extremely anxious guy, and if it wasn’t for Shogo, he’s probably have succumbed to a heart attack years before.
Shogo is the son of a monk, but he doesn’t want anything to do with sutras or piety. He’s always reluctant to chant Fumiya’s ghosts away, but he eventually gives in to the other boy’s misery. Though he pretends not to care and teases Fumiya mercilessly, he is very protective of his friend.
Fumiya hates anything to do with ghosts, but Shogo forces him to join Yukichi’s Occult Research Club. Yukichi loves anything to do with spirits and the occult, and when he finds out that Fumiya can see ghosts, he begs him to join his club. Fumiya resists, but Shogo insists, because of all of the cute girls in the club. This sets Fumiya up for all kinds of encounters with restless spirits, and also causes a touch of jealousy when he sees Shogo surrounded by all of those fawning girls. He didn’t nee to worry, though, because Shogo only has eyes for Fumiya, and everybody knows it.
Take Me To Heaven is humorous and the characters and the situations they find themselves in keeps the amusement level high.
Rated for Mature
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