Age Called Blue (エイジ・コールド・ブルー Eiji Koorudo Buruu?) is a yaoi manga written and illustrated by est em. It was published by Tokyo Mangasha on January 17, 2008 in Japan.[1] The first three chapters of Age Called Blue were published on the internet by Netcomics prior to the release of the paperback edition.[2]


A poll hosted by Deb Aoki of picked Age Called Blue as its fifteenth most popular yaoi series of 2008,[3] it came second in the following year.[4] Melinda Beasi felt that "nothing comes easy" in Age Called Blue, feeling that this was a strength of the manga, and enjoyed the storytelling which did not include fanservice for fanservice's sake. She felt the translation of Age Called Blue was not as good as Matt Thorn's translations of est em's other works.[5] Kinukitty of The Comics Journal praised est em's tale, saying "The relationships feel very real, even if the settings are not strictly plausible."[6] David Welsh has called est em's character designs "distinctively real", and praised her characterisations.[7] Sandra Scholes praised the character artwork, and noted that their personalities came through in their speech patterns.[8]

See also


  1. Script error
  2. "Age Called Blue Boys-Love Manga Posted in English". Anime News Network. 2009-04-22. Retrieved 2010-06-25. 
  3. "Readers' Choice for Best Yaoi Manga - Essential Yaoi and Boys Love Manga - Fans Pick Boys Love Manga via Twitter". Retrieved 2010-06-25. 
  4. "2009 Reader's Poll: Best New Yaoi Manga - Vote for 2009's Best New Boys Love Manga". 2010-06-16. Retrieved 2010-06-25. 
  5. "Manga Recon » Blog Archive » Age Called Blue". 2009-05-17. Retrieved 2010-06-25. 
  6. "Gluey Tart: Age Called Blue « The Hooded Utilitarian". The Comics Journal. 2010-01-10. Retrieved 2010-06-25. 
  7. "Blog Archive » What to Read Now: A Roundtable Discussion". The Manga Critic. 2009-04-29. Retrieved 2010-06-25. 
  8. "AGE CALLED BLUE VOL. 1 | Have, Nick, Lyrics, Though, Two". 2010-05-24. Retrieved 2010-06-25. 

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