University student Kiyotaka Hirose finds a love letter tucked into the pages of a borrowed book. The intended recipient is a mystery, but the writer’s identity is clear: a fellow student who’s suddenly leaving Tokyo and heading back to his hometown. Hirose is determined to return the letter, and as he tries to do so he runs into a black-market match seller, Seiji Hanashiro. Drawn to each other at first sight, tangled up in destiny and their own feelings, the men see their lives turned upside down by a single love letter. The first volume of Sakae Kusama’s standalone series, Lost Letters.
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Not exactly a light-hearted or most pleasurable read, The Match Seller is positively a cut above most of its genre. The first entry in an ongoing BL story set in post-war Tokyo (though at times certain details leave some fluidity on the exact period) it’s difficult not to enjoy the atmosphere. An amount of explicitness is present as well in this volume. The characters also favorably posses several facets but, a couple rather common tropes (especially blackmail) possibly detract and make reading rather unsettling. Still the situations of each character draw you in enough to want to find out how they will fare.