K2 Company, by Kodaka Kazuma

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Title: OVA Commemorative
Circle: KK Company (Koide Mieko) & K2 Company (Kodaka Kazuma)
Release Date: May 1994


makoto's notes
Looking at this book makes me feel really old. [wince] Anyway, this was the collaboration of Kodaka-sensei and Koide-sensei in honor of the release of their OVAs. (Kizuna for Kodaka-sensei, Houkago no Shokuinshitsu for Koide.) Boy's Love stuff rarely makes it into the animated market, so this was quite the big deal... hence, doujinshi!

The first half is a Houkago story. Mitsuro catches a cold; overprotective Kazama takes care of him. Extremely sweet. The second half is Kizuna, the angel short story that was reprinted in the back of... volume 5? 6? Somewhere in there. An angel that looks like Ranmaru comes to visit. Wacky hijinks ensue.

It's a nice-looking book, foil-inlay in the cover and rice paper at the front and the back. Mostly, it's just the joy of Koide-sensei and Kodaka-sensei together that makes it worthwhile. :)




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Title: Mix:10
Circle: K2 Company (Kodaka Kazuma)
Release Date: August 2000


makoto's notes
In honor of Kodaka-sensei's 10th anniversary since her debut. It has two stories, one for each of her longest-running series: Kizuna and Kusatta Kyoushi no Houteishiki. As I'm writing this, the last volume of Kizuna is being published, and it's like the end of an era...

The Kizuna story follows high-school Ranmaru and Enjouji towards the beginning of their relationship. Enjouji wants more love-love time, but Ran-chan is terrified of getting caught if they mess around at school. Unfortunately, messing around at home doesn't go much more smoothly for them... Enjouji goes through two pairs of glasses in 4 pages, Ranmaru has an impressive right hook. :)

The Kyoushi story was recently reprinted in Not Ready Sensei 2, and is really hysterical. Determined to have sweet dreams about young Shibata-sensei, Arisawa steals an album full of photos from Ma-chan and sticks them under his pillow at night. Unfortunately, all of his dreams go horribly awry, and the confrontation at school the next day is hilarious.

But I think my favorite part of the book is the very last page, a picture of (a very aged) Kodaka-sensei and her editor sitting side by side sipping tea to honor their 50th anniversary. It may be a joke, but it's such a sweet sentiment. I'll be there with you too, Sensei! :)




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Circle: K2 Company (Kodaka Kazuma)
Release Date: May 2004 [Volume 1], June 2004 [Volume 2], September 2004 [Volume 3]


makoto's notes
Fullmetal Alchemist fanbooks, all HughesXRoy (with just a little HavocXRoy in the first book). I don't think it'll surprise anybody out there that Kodaka-sensei likes this pairing. And to her credit, it's "vaguely" canon. She doesn't ignore Hughes' marriage; in fact, it's a central theme. And Roy is still the perfect asshole that I love so much.

The first book ("Cigarette") chronicles what Roy swears will be their last night together (in Kodaka's timeline, of course), which means big spoilers for the ACTUAL series so I won't go into it. Hughes should really quit smoking. Bad for the health and all. Havoc gets confused and flustered, and the army doesn't accomplish anything as usual.

Book 2 ("Yasashii Kiss o Shite") gets a little braver; there's an actual love scene in this one, with an extremely Pissed (in the American usage and the British usage) Roy and newly-engaged Hughes. I've decided that Kodaka-sensei's big-eared teenage Roy is one of my very favorite things.

"aperitif", book 3, is quite explicit. I think Kodaka-sensei is gaining courage as she goes along, but at least she has the decency to apologize to "Royroy" in her atogaki. Hughes comes into town; everybody splits. Roy is the only one left to entertain... so Roy gets plastered and Hughes gets lucky. It's a little tougher to take Colonel Roy Mustang seriously after this doujinshi... so sorry, Royroy. >_<




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Circle: K2 Company (Kodaka Kazuma)
Release Date: May 2005 [Volume 1], August 2005 [Volume 2]


minako's notes
This was the first doujinshi I'd ever seen for "Gankutsuou", the trippiest and most fascinating anime I've ever seen. I was a huge fan of the series, so I was spinning in circles of happiness when I first discovered that Kodaka-sensei liked the series as much as me. A very loose adaptation of "The Count of Monte Crisco", the anime series somehow combined French melodrama, futuristic space wars, and abso-freaking blinding computer-based colored patterns. For those who know the series, Kodaka-sensei draws and writes an absolutely perfect Count, and manages to blend the extremely unusual art style of "Gankutsuou" perfectly with her own. For those who don't know the series, these doujinshi are very very smutty. ;^_^ There's really no substantial plot, but there are pages upon pages of rather dirty sex.

The first volume ("Baise") shows exactly how the Count keeps his hold on Albert, with poor Franz cast to one side. But don't worry! Franz gets to join in on the fun in the second volume ("Famme Fatale"). This one contains a menage a trois with Albert, the Count, and Franz; as Kodaka-sensei writes in her notes, "Franz's XXX just looked so lonely, I said, 'Count, Go!'" Oh, Kodaka-sensei...