I Shall Never Return 02

by Kazuna Uchida | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 1934496103 Global Overview for this book
Registered by laevina of Denver, Colorado USA on 4/20/2008
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13 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by laevina from Denver, Colorado USA on Sunday, April 20, 2008
Manga / Yaoi

The emotional rollercoaster ride continues as long concealed desires erupt between the two young lovers. However, with the appearance of classmate, Iwazaki, Ken’s dark past starts to unravel as well as his fragile new relationship with Ritsuro. Will Ritsuro be able to accept Ken’s dark past? What will he do when Ken decides to escape his past by leaving him behind in Japan and traveling to Singapore with his mother?

Journal Entry 2 by laevina from Denver, Colorado USA on Sunday, April 20, 2008
picked up at NY Comic-Con

Journal Entry 3 by laevina from Denver, Colorado USA on Saturday, July 05, 2008
More issues arise between Ken and Ritsuro during a class trip and when old friends haunt them. The pacing isn't too fast either, but I hope the third volume gets more into Ken's family and his parents.

Journal Entry 4 by laevina from Denver, Colorado USA on Saturday, July 05, 2008

Journal Entry 5 by winghippoleinwing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Thanks a lot laevina for the second part of the story!
Had been looking forward to this book already, now I can see how it continues ;-)
Will check here to see who the next one is in the ring!

Journal Entry 6 by winghippoleinwing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, August 02, 2008
Loved the continuation - the relation deepens as it goes on, and you understand the main persons better after this book. The end is quite dramatic, with all kind of tragic things happening and then still the departure of one of them :-(

Was hard not to continue right away with the third part!

Journal Entry 7 by winghippoleinwing at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, August 04, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (8/4/2008 UTC) at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Book travelling towards the next participant of this ring, hope it arrives fast and safe in Greece!

Journal Entry 8 by okyrhoe from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Thursday, August 07, 2008
Yes, this arrived fast enough :-)) Thanks hippolein for posting the books to me, and laevina for once again including me in the rings!

Journal Entry 9 by okyrhoe from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Sunday, August 10, 2008
In vol. 1 the conflict was one of frienship vs. love, and here we have love vs. committed relationship. Ritsuro seems to know the difference, it's still Ken who's trying to figure it all out...
In terms of the artwork, Ken seems to have grown up from vol. 1, while Ritsuro in the first pages of vol. 2 I confused with the almost-girlfriend Moeko.

vol 1 vol 3

Journal Entry 10 by okyrhoe from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Monday, August 25, 2008
On its way back home to laevina's bookshelf.

Journal Entry 11 by laevina at Manga / Graphic Novels, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (11/19/2010 UTC) at Manga / Graphic Novels, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Put into the Manga/Graphic Novel Bookbox (US Only)
forum post - http://www.bookcrossing.com/forum/20/445483

off into the wild . . .

Journal Entry 12 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, December 02, 2010
A "masterpiece of early yaoi," eh? Sounds interesting! I'm taking these three well-traveled volumes (listed below) from k00kaburra's Manga bookbox. Many thanks!

Volume One
Volume Two
Volume Three

Later: I also picked up the last two volumes so I could read the whole set:

Volume Four
Volume Five

Journal Entry 13 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, March 24, 2013
[Sorry it's been so long - I read the book not long after I got it, but it went into my to-be-reviewed pile until I could finish the series, and I only got around to the last two volumes recently!]

Here, Moeko finally figures out that Ken and Ritsuro are an item, and there's no room for her as other than a friend. And Ken confesses a guilty secret to Ritsuro, one he shares with the sinister Kazuyoshi, leading to more revelations about his past, with a very tragic outcome for another young man. And then there's a nightmarish episode for poor Ken, who - however much of an irresponsible jerk he can be, did not deserve THAT...

Despite the horrifying events, it looks as though Ken and Ritsuro are beginning to trust each other. Will it hold up once they're apart?

Journal Entry 14 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (3/27/2013 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I'm sending this set of five books out on a bookray (see the forum thread here); they'll be on their way to the first stop, with BCer BMVCOE in Maryland, today. (I'd like the last person on the list to offer the books in the forums again, but if there are no takers, the books can be released as the holder desires.) Hope future readers enjoy them!

The mailing order is in the journal entry of Volume One, here.

Journal Entry 15 by BMVCOE at Beltsville, Maryland USA on Monday, April 01, 2013
Caught in the mail from GoryDetails!

Journal Entry 16 by BMVCOE at Beltsville, Maryland USA on Thursday, April 25, 2013
All sorts of drama in this installment, from Kazuyoshi hitting on Ritsuro (and Ritsuro's subsequent discovery of Kazuyoshi's family trouble) to the assault on Ken (which I have conflicted feelings about, as Ken's emotional response seems less severe than one might expect).

Sending on to HI77!

Journal Entry 17 by HI77 at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Saturday, May 04, 2013
A pretty little place you've made here,

with footprints taking more steps back
than forward

Journal Entry 18 by HI77 at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Monday, May 13, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (5/13/2013 UTC) at Fort Myers, Florida USA

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This volume had a lot of the typical devices of throwing human speed bumps at the would be lovers.

It gets a bit dull if they don't flesh the obstacles with a solid personality first, but we just don't get enough development here. The story is still a bit shallow at this point.

Well, as this is part of a bookring, this book is now sent off to the next person! :)

Journal Entry 19 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Dark. I enjoyed Ritsuro straightening out his relationship with the ex-girlfriend and his almost brother. Very disturbed by Ken being assaulted and his non-reaction.

Journal Entry 20 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Thursday, June 06, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (6/6/2013 UTC) at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

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Sent off to Hawaii. Enjoy!

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Journal Entry 21 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, June 08, 2013
Received today with thanks. Life is a bit hectic at the moment but I'll get to these as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 22 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, August 03, 2013
Wow, Ken is really trying for the antihero slot here. I'm glad my life has never gotten that complicated..not sure why his experiences don't affect him more strongly but I wonder about his self-image.

Journal Entry 23 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, August 31, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (8/31/2013 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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Ken, Ritsuro, and their tangled web of friends, family, and acquaintances are headed off on a new adventure..to Florida.

Journal Entry 24 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Thursday, September 12, 2013
Book is here. Probably won't be able to get to this series for a month or so, life is rough, but it looks like Tsjara doesn't have too long to wait.

Journal Entry 25 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Sunday, November 17, 2013
Either the artist has improved or I am getting used to her style, but the story kind of grows on me by now. The faces of the characters still seem to lengthen or shorten once in a while though, but not as much as in vol 1 where I thought they are age-changing like some magical girl manga...

Ritsuro and Ken seems to be together now, but Ken's messy past keeps catching up with him and prevent them from enjoying a relationship.

And why does it look like ALL men are into men - except the teacher? I mean, if it were a bachelor party... it's unlike the guys would enjoy gang raping a guy... well I'm not a guy but from what I know from the guys I know...

Journal Entry 26 by Tsjara at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, January 25, 2014
The books have safely arrived in the Netherlands. Thanks so much Azuki for sending them all the way from Hong Kong (and for the 3 extra wishlist books too!!)
Looking forward to read these, it's been a while since I have read any manga.
Thanks GoryDetails for hosting the (new) bookray and laevina for sharing the books. :D

Journal Entry 27 by Tsjara at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (3/11/2014 UTC) at Assendelft, Noord-Holland Netherlands

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Couldn't put this one down either, lots of drama again. Ritsuro discovers some of Ken's dark secrets and his connection with Iwasaki, who isn't as bad as he seemed to be. It was cute how Ritsuro kept calling Ken on the phone and running out of cards (no cell phones yet :P) when he was on a school trip in Okinawa. Looks like the teacher has a bit of a crush on Moeko. And Ken gets into some serious trouble and then goes off to Singapore with his mother.. how will it continue?


The books are on their way to okyrhoe. Enjoy! :)

Journal Entry 28 by okyrhoe at Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Saturday, March 29, 2014
A re-read, but this time part of the full set. Yummy!

Journal Entry 29 by okyrhoe at Bookring, By Post -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, May 25, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (5/23/2014 UTC) at Bookring, By Post -- Controlled Releases

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On its way to Andrasthe. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 30 by -Kata- at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Volumes 1-5 all arrived today, thank you Andrasthe! :)

Journal Entry 31 by -Kata- at Tampere, Pirkanmaa / Birkaland Finland on Sunday, October 12, 2014
I read the whole series and really enjoyed the story. Oh the young love! <3 :)
The drawing style was exceptionally beautiful.

Released 5 yrs ago (10/23/2014 UTC) at to a fellow bookcrosser, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases

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Volumes 1-4 are traveling together to Belarus.

Journal Entry 33 by wingLamillawing at Мінск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus on Friday, December 26, 2014
All four arrived today. Looking forward to reading them!

Journal Entry 34 by wingLamillawing at Мінск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus on Sunday, January 11, 2015
this volume is rape after rape. Not my favourite part, for sure

Is going to Vekiki next

Journal Entry 35 by wingLamillawing at Мінск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus on Thursday, January 15, 2015

Released 5 yrs ago (1/15/2015 UTC) at Мінск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus

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On the way to Vekiki

Journal Entry 36 by Vekiki at London, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, January 23, 2015
Arrived today, it's some how run ahead of book 1! Maybe this book thinks it is a tortoise. Anyway, I shall hold it here to let the rabbit catch up :)

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