片翅蝶々
作者: 雪代鞠絵
イラスト: あさとえいり
発売日: 2007.06.06
Kata Hane Chouchou
Original Work:
– Author: Yukishiro Marie
– Illustrator: Asato Eiri
Release Date: 2007/06/06
キャスト
雨宮水帆(揚羽): 吉野裕行
速水一佳: 平川大輔
朝倉智明: 遊佐浩二
翡翠: 岸尾大輔
Cast
Amemiya Mizuho: Yoshino Hiroyuki
Hayami Ichika: Hirakawa Daisuke
Asakura Tomoaki: Yusa Kouji
Hisui: Kishio Daisuke

Summary (translation):

Amemiya Mizuho, a descendant of a fallen noble family, was sold to the red light district to repay the debt.

When Mizuho was filled with despair, Ichika appeared in front of him. Ichika was once Mizuho’s private tutor, whom Mizuho had secretly longed for.

Ichika disappeared 7 years ago. Now he’s quickly rising to the next leader of Hayami financial clique.

Although Mizuho was innocently delighted with the reunion, for some reason Ichika declared “I hate you the most in this world” with cold smile. Stunned Mizuho was forcibly held down on the bed crying, and confused by Ichika’s cruel caress.

The painful indecent love story in the red light district…


Comment:

First release in June!

This drama CD is based on Yukishiro Marie’s novel of the same name. Although the story is set in the red light district which I’m not particularly interested, I want to listen to this CD simply because the seme is played by Hirakawa-san. It sure has been a while since I last heard him in such role.

I have to say I was a bit shocked at first, not by Hirakawa’s low voice, but by Yukishiro’s Mizuho. His voice was so different than what I used to know and it actually gave me the goose bumps. (LOL) Maybe it’s because I get to know Yukishiro-san mostly through his non-BL anime roles, such as Kai from Blood+. ^^ I can only say once again I’m amazed by the flexibility of the voice actors and their abilities to transform their voices according to the role.

Mizuho was an innocent boy who loved Ichika wholeheartedly. He didn’t know why Ichika left him 7 years ago. All he wanted was to see Ichika. When he was punished for attempting to escape, he finally met Ichika again, but only to learn that Ichika had always hated him because what had happened to his mother. Mizuho’s only comfort would probably be his first client in red light district was Ichika. T-T

Generally I’m not too fond of the girly submissive uke, but I do feel for Mizuho. It was heart wrenching to hear he kept saying “Sorry…Sorry…Onii-chan…” As the story advanced, I got used to his voice and grew to like him. I have to say it’s all thanks to Yukishiro-san’s performance.

On the other hand, Hirakawa’s performance is good too. Naturally, he used low voice to play Ichika, calm and mature, fits the role just right. On the contrary, I don’t seem to be able to like his character Ichika. He’s such a wimp in my opinion. He’s so caught up in his own self-serving revenge and didn’t do anything for the one he loved. I want to smash him when he went as far as getting married while the poor little Mizuho was still stuck in the red light district. =_= Only when his friend paid off Mizuho’s debt and took Mizuho in, he rushed over and took Mizuho back.

Ichika’s friend Asakura (played by Yusa) is an interesting character that I enjoyed very much. Underneath his playboy appearance, he’s a caring person and loyal to his friend (well, if you don’t count taking Mizuho. o_~). I believe he truly loved Mizuho. Yusa-san, you’re the best for the role. Bravo!

Last but not least, Kishio’s lovely voice for playing Hisui was just…yummy!😄

Overall it’s not a bad CD. I think I would still prefer Hirakawa-san playing uke after all. LOL I’m looking forward to his performance with Inoue Kazuhiko in Hyakujitsu no Bara (百日の薔薇) <update: Darn it! Why the hell did I think Hirakawa is in Hyakujitsu no Bara?! My bad! It’s Chiba Susumu and Inoue Kazuhiko. ~_~>