Pop Shock Culture's Katherine Dacey criticises the manga for her feelings of déjà vu "with its recycled character designs, clumsy socio-political lectures masquerading as conversation, and the “I didn’t realize how much I liked you until you forced yourself on me!” epiphanies that her uke characters experience". Coolstreak Cartoons's Leroy Douresseaux describes the "mix of poignancy and surprises" in the manga as "engaging". Mania.com's Danielle Van Gorder commends the manga's "character's expressions, which can convey volumes without words". Jason Thompson, writing for the appendix to Manga: The Complete Guide, noted that Truly Kindly was one of Yoshinaga's early works, saying that "some of the plot twists feel arbitrary", and her art feels "flat", but the rest of the anthology "are just plain good relationship stories".
- Lovers in the Night - another anthology by Yoshinaga which contains a story about two of the characters from this book.
- "本当に、やさしい。 (Super be×boy comics) (単行本)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 2009-04-17.
- "Fumi Yoshinaga's: Truly Kindly (Yaoi)". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-04-17.
- Dacey, Katherine (March 14, 2008). "Lovers in the Night and Truly, Kindly (BLU Manga)". Pop Shock Culture. Retrieved 2009-04-17.
- Douresseaux, Leroy (September 9, 2007). "Fumi Yoshinaga's Truly Kindly". Coolstreak Cartoons. Retrieved 2009-04-17.
- Van Gorder, Danielle (December 04, 2007). "Truly Kindly Vol. #01". Mania.com. Retrieved 2009-04-17. Check date values in:
- Thompson, Jason (12 December, 2009). "365 Days of Manga, Day 88: Truly Kindly". Suvudu.com. Retrieved 15 December 2009. Check date values in:
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