S (novel series)

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Cover of first volume of S as published by Taiyoh Tosho
Light novel
Written bySaki Aida
Illustrated byChiharu Nara
Published byTaiyoh Tosho
English publisher
Original runFebruary 10, 2005October 27, 2006

S (Japanese: エス, Hepburn: Esu) is a light novel series with homoerotic themes written by Saki Aida with art by Chiharu Nara. It is about a detective who goes undercover and who begins a relationship with his "S" – his spy. It was published in English by Digital Manga Publishing between May 2008 and February 2009.[1][2]


Holly Ellingwood, writing for Active Anime, praised the "gripping" writing of the second novel[3] and enjoyed the suspense of the third novel, recommending it to fans of Yellow.[4] Michelle Smith, writing for PopCultureShock, said that she found the fourth volume to be "better than most" other yaoi novels, appreciating that the story was "trying to be about something more than sex".[5]


  1. ^ "S Vol. 1". Juné Books. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "S Vol. 4: Afterglow". Juné Books. Archived from the original on March 22, 2016.
  3. ^ Ellingwood, Holly (August 5, 2008). "S Vol. 2: A Love Bite (Advance Review)". Active Anime.
  4. ^ Ellingwood, Holly (November 18, 2008). "S Vol. 3 Split". Active Anime.
  5. ^ Smith, Michelle (April 25, 2009). "The Lord of the Sands of Time and More: S, Vol. 4: Afterglow". Pop Culture Shock. Archived from the original on April 18, 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)

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