THANK YOU! THIS IS MY STORY!:heh::heh:
Nah, but seriously, after I'm done with Unicorn, I'll be doing this as a project. It's now competing with another series on a poll held on the other website I am hosting. It's actually for my next main project.
The main gist is that like Bungaku Shoujo, this series is based on a story, but only one epic, called The Tale of Genji, and pretty much every single main character is based off one character in the Tale of Genji (Hikaru of course is based on Hikaru Genji, while Koremitsu would be the Koremitsu in the epic, the assistant to Genji. Do note that the illustrations of the novels are all based on the illustrations in the original Tale of Genji)
Altogether, there are 6 volumes out, with a 7th coming out next month. Each volume has a girl as a specific heroine, and while it is slightly less dramatic than Bungaku Shoujo, there is an underlying darker tone to the story (what's with the original protagonist dying before the story starts.) It has more humor than Bungaku Shoujo, though not as much as the other series the author is working on at this point (that cross-dresser...)
. Simply put, this is like Kaminomi in the sense that Koremitsu has to conquer the heroines, but replace Elsie with Hikaru (who doesn't have any superpowers other than the ability to change clothes in a blink and the limitation to stay within 3m of Koremitsu even when the latter's naked...how awkward...)
Do note that the author literally yelled in the 1st volume afterwords that Koremitsu is (NOT A DELINQUENT). Also, the 6 dots are part of the main title because of author supersition, or so she says. If you want to know more about the story, I'll recommend you to check out this for a review for the first 4 volumes.
Anyway, I am looking forward to tackling this series (and Biblia) seriously once I'm done with the entire Gundam Unicorn series, and I am looking for editors to help out in the first link I provided.
I don't often go crazy over a series, so you should be able to understand how I feel about this series. It's currently one of my top 3 fav LN series.
EDIT: Speaking of which, there was already a drama CD bundled with the 5th volume (special edition). The 5 characters in the CD are
Hikaru Mikado: Yuuki Kaji
Koremitsu Akagi: Noriaki Sugiyama
Aoi Saotome: Satomi Satou
Another thing I'm leaving here is the 'mystery text' the author always had in Bungaku Shoujo, which makes a return as both prologues and epilogues of the volumes:
When did this happen?
Mikado Hikaru, who had all the sparkles gathered on him, who was beloved by all the flowers, suddenly died in an accident.
Before he was even 16--
I absentmindedly searched my memories as I listened to the news of his death over my cellphone.
I shed off the clothing called rationality because I wanted to see Hikaru.
My soul seemed to leave my body, flying in the night sky as I only cared about seeing him, seeing him, seeing him. I continued to run on the dirt path, let the grass cut my shins and ankles, let the icy cold rain pierce through my body, to where he was. Ahh, those were what happened yesterday.
Even if I were to become an evil spirit, I would still want to get to that person.
What enthralled me, more than that guy's cruelty, stubbornness, love for lies, fear of loneliness...more than anything else, was my love for that person.
I knew right from the beginning that our love was a forbidden cardinal sin. It was not permitted by this world, and no one around us would bless us. My body felt like it was cut, stabbed through and burned--it was a tragic romance and bitter love that was accompanied with sadness and despair.
I definitely must not let anyone else know, and I will continue to love him in this darkness where the moonlight cannot shine into. Did we not lock our fingers and swear?
That this was a secret for a lifetime.
But why did Hikaru say those words last night?
Amidst the icy cold bone-chilling rain, on the brink of death, that expression Hikaru showed--
Only I saw it all. That expression, those eyes, that act.
That was a cruel betrayal to love.
At that time...
What were you thinking?