Go For It, Nakamura!

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It’s almost like we’re in a modern renaissance of queer anime and manga. Titles like My Brother’s HusbandMy Lesbian Experience With Loneliness and Yuri!!! on Ice have broken out to become mainstream hits. The latest release that has us excited is Go For It, Nakamura!, a manga about a young gay teen who tries to work up the courage to befriend his crush.

The English-language edition of Go For It, Nakamura! came out on July 3, and it’s already been getting positive reviews. The book collects the original story, published in the Boyslove manga anthology Opera.

Go For It, Nakamura! by Syundei, tells the story of Nakamura, a shy high-schooler who falls in love with Hirose, his classmate. Unfortunately, they don’t know each other, and Nakamura would desperately love to change that — but he’s worried that his klutziness might turn Hirose off. Also, Nakamura has a pet octopus. (That doesn’t really have to do with anything, it’s just awesome.)

Though when people think of BL manga, they often think of highly sexual works with dubious anatomy — in My Lesbian Experience, author Nagata Kabi refers to the “yaoi hole, a mysterious organ that doesn’t appear to be the anus is position, shape or function” — Go For It, Nakamura! isn’t even about progressing beyond friendship. While there are hints that Hirose might himself be gay, Nakamura is satisfied to start out as friends — and if things progress, they progress.

For Japanese readers who want more Go For It, Nakamura!, as of last year, a sequel, Go For It More, Nakamura!, is serialised in current issues of Opera. There’s no word yet as to an English translation of the sequel.

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  1. If none of the chitters look ASIAN , guess Eisenhower and the atomic bomb ?
    Further source …
    — For original stuff.
    — Site owner makes an effort to sell originals. And any connects from there he does not edit nor needs to care.
    — simpler site name is original
    though you have to meander.

  2. This is a really fun manga. It has a few translation mistakes and annoyances but overall its very very cute and 100% worth a read.

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