Toritan: Birds of a Feather
Author: Kotetsuko Yamamoto
Series: Toritan, Vol. 2
Publisher: SuBLime (March 9, 2021)
Paperback, 186 pages
Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga
Birdsong starts sounding like a love song when bird whisperer Inusaki meets a crow that sounds oddly like a handsome young man he knows!
Inusaki can communicate with birds—and some of them are real jerks! Tired of the incessant chatter, he spends most of his day tuning them out. That is until the day he meets an intriguing and strangely handsome crow he just can’t get off his mind!
Ever since he was a child, private detective Inusaki has had the unenviable talent of being able to communicate with birds. And even though he’s never liked birds, he somehow ends up getting his heart broken by one! Conveniently there to pick up the pieces, though, is his landlady’s son, Mitsuru, whose voice sounds suspiciously like that of the fowl heartbreaker, Kuro. And it’s not long before Mitsuru confesses his feelings to the clueless detective, even landing a quick peck. Will Inusaki the private dick ever stop brooding long enough to get a clue?
I didn’t like this volume as much as the first one. The art style is still, of course, adorable. I liked the sort of love triangle (haha) going on in volume 1. In this volume, Inusaki and Mitsuru pick up where they left off with volume 1 (a kiss! gasp!) and they begin to build their relationship. There are some cute dating pieces, but I wish there’d been more of the focus on their dating. There are a lot of sex scenes in this volume, though! It got a lot hotter, but also lost a bit of the quirky charm from the first volume. I’ll definitely keep an eye out for volume 3 to see how this love story progresses.
A digital ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss+ for review. All opinions are unbiased and my own.