Docchi mo Docchi
It’s a battle of pride and willpower for the top!
Docchi mo Docchi (Same Difference) is Hiiragi Nozomu’s newest manga and it contains what she does best: silly and terribly cute BL. Docchi mo Docchi is a “seme vs. seme” setup with two strong wills battling for control: not only against the other guy, but also their own feelings about the situation. Two normally mature, elite businessmen lose their composure while trying to dominate the other, just to prove who’s top dog. So who will fall first and is he really the loser?
The twin tower buildings of an elite company both have their own most desired man. First, there’s Ozaki, the company’s buff sex symbol.
Then there’s Tsuburaya, the intellectual and cultured prince.
T0gether, they are the elite of the elite. So what happens when these two forces collide? Who is the best? A lover of all things beautiful and also sensing some competition that needs squashed, Ozaki approaches Tsuburaya.
Wait, just who’s challenging who?! Both alpha personalities, they are determined to get the other guy to fall in love first. Teasing invitations are casually tossed around and even they meet up at a hotel. But this just ends with a pair of fuzzy handcuffs and a knee to the groin.
What starts as a silly, childish fight turns serious. BUT–like hell either would ever admit they like the other guy… after all, that’s “defeat!” Thus begins a new struggle of breaking away from this pattern and becoming more honest with each other and themselves. However, even if they manage that, the (rather indelicate) question remains: who’s going to come out on top?!
Shortly, this was a cute and fun story with more of Hiiragi Nozomu’s enjoyable characters and humor. Ozaki in particular was both hot and adorable–I’m crazy for big guys who are strong-willed, but can be thrown off-balance and blush madly. Tsuburaya has a bold, aggressive edge that teases cute reactions out of Ozaki. Tsuburaya’s impressive poker-face guards his own emotions well because he’s the tsundere type. Together, they’re quite the pair. Anything more gives away the fun and surprise. My favorite themes in BL are rivalry and dominance struggles, so this manga was very tasty and fulfilling. My only complaint is that I want more~