images and characters copyrightęMatou Sanami É^ôîŹ╗ög and Biblos É^ôîŹ╗ög]
synopsis and chara profiles are subjective and the views expressed
within are simply those of the reviewer. Remember that 1) as
previously stated, I don't claim to be an expert on this series,
so certain details may be absent and, if there are any errors,
I do appreciate constructive feedback. Also 2) this page
exists because this title is one of my preferred choices and
any negative comments that are made about it generally tend to
reflect relatively minor aspects. Heck, nobody's perfect, ne?
This title is basically
an action/romance series by the awesome mangaka, Sanami
Matou, which revolves around the relationship of two police detectives,
Dee Latener and Randy (Ryo) McLane, who work in the 27th precinct
of New York City, and the cases in which they are involved.
to check out my FAKE manga review!
The manga is superbly drawn with bold,clear lines and has well-developed
characters and story line. There is also a good amount (some
may too much!) of UST (unrelieved sexual tension) between Dee
and Ryo. However, IMHO, this is the motor that keeps the story
going and interesting! The OVA is also quite well executed and
based on a story from the second volume of the manga. NOTE: This
opinion is based on the subtitled VHS version, I've heard the
dubbed one is horrid!
status with this title:
in order of importance (and cuteness) according to yours truly >_O
A police detective
in his late twenties, Dee grew up in an orphanage and basically
was somewhat of a street punk as a young man. He also happens
to be bisexual and head over heels in love with his police partner,
Ryo (Randy McLane), reminding him
(Ryo) of this fact whenever possible.
Charming, cocky, honest and straightforward, he is an excellent
cop with good instincts, as well as a damn fine specimen of a
man! I mean, just LOOK at him! *drool*
Ryo is Dee's
somewhat more timid partner. He is also one year older than Dee and half Japanese, therefore Dee calls him by his Japanese name,
Ryo. Ryo's parents were brutally murdered when he was an adolescent
and one of the main reasons he joined the police force was to
find his parents' killer. Friendly, warm, thoughtful and indecisive,
he is very dedicated to his work, yet somewhat confused by Dee's open advances and feelings.
Bikky is Ryo's
young adopted son. Ryo was working
on a case in which Bikky's biological father was killed. Finding
Bikky suddenly orphaned and having to protect him while the case
was solved, Ryo's heart went out
to the child and he decided to adopt him. In the OVA and parts
of the manga, he is 10 years old, in other parts he's 16. Quick-tempered
and defiant, Bikky does all he can to protect his new father
from Dee's insistent clutches.
Cal is Bikky's
good friend, at first, and girlfriend later on. She is two years
his elder as well as an accomplished pick pocket! o_O Spunky
and good natured, she does a pretty good job at keeping Bikky
occupied and away so that Dee and
Ryo can have some quality time alone.
Berk is the Police
Commisioner at the 27th precinct and is somewhat aloof and arrogant.
He also has a "thing" for Ryo
(actually switching his previous location assignment in order
to work close to him), yet he can hardly tolerate Dee,
therefore providing the random sticky situation and a bit more
tension to the story.
JJ is also a police
detective working at the 27th precinct, who was a cadet along
with Dee at the police academy.
He is younger than his fellow detectives and a lower ranking
officer. However, he still has a huge, although unrequited, crush
on his "sempei," Dee.
Perky, tenacious and a helluva good shot, JJ has boundless amounts
of energy and a curiously adamant inability to understand the
concepts of "no" and "go away"...
Here are some stories by the indisputable
master of FAKE fics, Kracken! Of course, they are all explicitly
yaoi and feature Dee X Ryo (with
some exceptions...) so don't read them if you're disturbed
by homosexuality, alrighty?
Other excellent FAKE
- Tragedy and Triumph by Wildefyre
(yet another Ryo X Dee fic! With some Dee xRyo thrown in
as well WARNING: rape + mega angst)
- What Do I Have
To Do? by Taryn (shounen-ai)
- Always by Arion-Chan (shounen-ai,
WARNING: death + mega angst)
For your viewing pleasure, I've
scanned some excerpts from a few of Matou-sensei's doujinshis.
are very hot 'n heavy yaoi, featuring male/male sexual relations,
and are not for the faint of heart, the prudish, the homophobic
nor the lil' ones! Otherwise, enjoy!
me to DJ Land!
Gomen, the FAKE dj, "Like,
Like, Love," is not included here. You can check out a translation
of it though, here:
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