The one thing which I absolutely love about Bukiyou Na Silent is its main protagonist Toono Satoru. His persona is what makes this series really worth reading and were I to compare it to any other fictional character that I know of, then it would have to be Sawako from Kimi Ni Todoke. Yes, the Sawako from the SHOUJO anime and manga, Kimi Ni Todoke.
Perhaps if you go read the two series, you’ll see for yourself why – the similarities between their personas are quite notable, for example, how Satoru and Sawako both struggle to face their dilemmas as they attempt to communicate their thoughts and feelings to others. But don’t get me wrong. Whilst the two are alike to a certain extent, neither Satoru nor Sawako fail to possess their own individuality. Excluding the difference in their genders, Satoru is less openly expressive than Sawako, who on the other hand, is more innocent and ‘scary’.
In other words, we are left with an almost stoic, emotionless and poker-faced protagonist is Bukiyou Na Silent. Almost, being the keyword.
Though I could ramble on for a whole post a comparative study between the two characters, I digress. A summary is still waiting to be read.
BEWARNED: The series Bukiyou Na Silent has been classified as ‘mature’ as it contains sexual content. Though it’s unfortunate, this post however, will exclude such images for the reader’s convenience.
Seemingly emotionless on the outside, Toono Satoru is anything but stoic in truth. Though shy and quiet, this is however due to the fact that Satoru has troubles expressing his feelings – both physically and verbally – and thus, often tends to cause misunderstandings.
Bukiyou Na Silent begins with our protagonist miraculously receiving a love confession from his longest crush, Tamiya Keigo. Flabbergasted, Satoru struggles to find the right words to say while Tamiya misinterprets this as a rejection. But just before he is about to leave, Satoru (cutely) tugs at his shirt and agrees to go out with him.
Timeskip. After school, the two visit a nearby café on their way home. Satoru spots a baseball key ring at a random store and ponders whether he should buy it as a gift for Tamiya (as Tamiya plays baseball). The said man, however, notices this (i.e. Satoru’s interest in the key ring) and ends up buying it for Satoru in celebration of their newly formed relationship.
The following day, the two share their first kiss (Serenata: *NOSEBLEEDS*) and Satoru, despite being surprised and embarrassed, is overjoyed – so overjoyed that he gets distracted and loses his most treasured key ring (the one which Tamiya had bought for him the previous day). Unable to tell the truth to his lover, Satoru proclaims that he’s placed it elsewhere, which then leads to Tamiya misunderstanding the whole situation.
Skip to a few days later and Tamiya questions why Satoru’s been avoiding him, who in truth, has just been searching for the lost key ring. To make matters worst, Satoru is unable to properly communicate his thoughts on the subject, and we see an annoyed Tamiya storm off angrily.
That night, Satoru continues with his search but is depressed at what had happened between Tamiya and him. Insert a cute, crying Satoru (Serenata: KYAA~) as he reflects on his mistakes and how he should have just told the truth from the very beginning.
Admitting defeat and about to retire for the night, in comes Tamiya intending to apologize for his previous bad behaviour. Somewhat relieved by this, Satoru glomps the unexpected Tamiya and explains the truth thereafter. Back at Satoru’s house, our protagonist at last rounds up enough courage to make his own confessions – that he had always liked Tamiya and how he had always been watching him. The such.
And so chapter one comes to an end, but ofcourse, not without a page or two of intimacy involved ;) No worries, it’s censored lol.
Whilst the sex may have seemed a bit rushed, let’s not forget that this was intended to be a ONE-SHOT. I’m glad this became a series – Satoru’s character was far too adorable to be left with only one chapter *insert fan girl screamings*. Though short-lived (Bukiyou Na Silent was complete at 3 volumes), it was nevertheless, enjoyable to the very end :) Sniff sniff. I shall never forget you dear BNS *moved tears*.
…So I lied. The ending wasn’t really all that enjoyable but I’ll discuss more about that another time (or really, when I actually get around to reviewing the last chapter).
Oh, and speaking of last chapters, I had only just discovered that BNS was in fact complete yesterday D:
At that time:
Baka-Updates Manga: Bukiyou Na Silent; Completely Scanlated? Yes.
Serenata: No, wait – what?! Why?!?!
Baka-Updates Manga: Completely Scanlated? Yes.
Serenata: NOOOOOOO!! I refuse to believe this! D:
Baka-Updates Manga: COMPLETELY SCANLATED? YES.
Serenata: STFU! *angry face x100*
Serenata’s Older Sister: *WTF face* Stop raging at non-existent objects…==”*sweatdrops*
Serenata: — Beeepppp —
And oh my, what a long post. I should probably mention this beforehand just in case I myself cause any misunderstandings. For those who’ve never read any of my other posts, it is highly doubtful that I will continue to be descriptive as this in my future ones. My writing varies depending on my mood and as you can see, I did try to be serious at the beginning of this post but that…kind of failed towards the end. Ehe ;P
But thanks for reading! I’ve also put up a poll for fun so yeah, give it a go if you can :)