but my love cannot be CONTAINED.
In my Pimp post about Hikaru no Go, I talked about how stunning the manga is. [Reminder - the mangaka is the artist who created the ever-popular, ever-beautiful Death Note.] Anyway, the wonderful ladysorka has just uploaded the entire Hikaru no Go artbook.
There are pictures here I've never seen before. Basically I've never seen anything so stunning in my life. So. Remember I promised mangaspam? Well. This is gratuitous artbook spam. And it allows me to more properly focus on the other love of my life. Tezuka's distant cousin, as evinced by the fact that their mothers share wardrobes and give each other their son's lavender castoffs -
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Touya Akira.
What impressionable 12-year-old wouldn't want to make Go his entire life after meeting this? I ask you.
He can tsuke me anytime he wants.
Like his older cousin Tezuka, he even turns the very air around him purple with his Mighty Presence of Lavender.
Only a kid as self-possessed and hot as Touya, standing next to a kid as wild and full of kick-ass as Shindou, could make that outfit he's wearing look good. AHHH THOSE PIERCING BLUE EYES. Oh TOUYAAAA.
(You think this reaction is overkill, wait til you've actually *met* the guy. Ahhhh. Two years on, and my love for this kid is still matchless.)
HAND ON ARM AHHHH. They are so. Married. You don't even realize that this is the Truth of Go. Go is a game for two, and Touya and Hikaru have been waiting a thousand years just to play it. with each other. Shindou is the only person on earth who can get away with touching Touya like this, by the way. AND LOOK HOW THRILLED TOUYA IS ABOUT IT. SO SMUG AND AWARE OF HIKARU'S HAND ON HIS SHOULDER.
The reason that in two years I have never properly flailed myself off the map about Hikaru no Go is simple. Because I was so into Prince of Tennis, and had already inflicted so much of it on my friends list, I did not want to then turn around and go, "oh, well, there is this other thing!"
But I have loved Hikaru no Go for a long time. I watched it only a month after I watched Tenipuri. I wrote three fics for it in three months, as opposed to PoT, for which I've written 3 fics in, like, what, 2 years?
If you are an anime fan, you will love Hikaru no Go. If you are into ghosts, you will love Hikaru no Go. If you are a sports story fan, you will love Hikaru no Go. If you are a slash fan, you will love Hikaru no Go. If you are a fan of the beautiful soulbinding partnership/rivalry of TezuRyo, you will love Hikaru no Go. If you are a Harry/Draco fan, you will love Hikaru no Go with the intense beating lovewings of a thousand fluttering Snitches. This post may well be the last post you ever get from me on this subject. But if I'm only going to say it once more, I'll say it with gusto.
TOUYA. HIS HAIR COMES WITH BUILT-IN WIND EFFECTS. *_*
When I was just a little boy, I asked my father, what will I be?
Will I be pretty (yes), will I be rich (yes), will I play Go with the love of my life forever? (YESSSSSS!)
Oh, yes, forever.
Waya, always doing his very level best to be the hottest kid in this series.
And always getting slightly out-bested by his
But of course, when it comes down to it -
No one makes this look good like Hikaru. *_*
Except, of course, for Touya.
Which is why, when they are together, they are magic.
Hikago: available for the taking here.