English: Because, Isn't It Love?!
Synonyms: Datte Ai ja Nai, Datte Aija Nai
Published: 2004 to ?
Score: 7.061 (scored by 827 users)
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SynopsisKeisuke has taken on the debt of a junior, and has borrowed money from the black-market lender, Suganuma. But, when the loan is due, Keisuke can't return all the money. So Suganuma asked to do H things with him in exchange for the interest due. While using his body to pay back the money due a relationship grows, Suganuma starts to be attracted to Keisuke's bravery.....
Will the situation go on as expected?!
***First correction in lieu of the other review. The story DOES NOT leave you hanging at Chapter 4. It completes itself until Chapter 7. So if people were not going to read this because they thought the story was left hanging, please don't. Read it because the entire text is complete and you can find that complete text at manga fox.
I found the story to be as the firs poster mentioned very much like Okane Ga Nai without the overly possessive and obsessive streak. This story was bit better on controlling that. Further more the young boy (Keisuke) is not ridiculously feminized where you question how women are being perceived as weak and feeble on one hand and secondly that there is a belief that the weak and feeble are easy doormats who are objectified beyond belief. This story doesn't have that, well not where Keisuke is objectified by the one he "loves" (Suganuma).
However, what is prevalent and found unfortunately in a lot of yaoi work (as the aforementioned) is the naivete of the lead male, Keisuke. Keisuke is so naive and downright stupid that he made Snow White appear to be the President of MENSA. I mean this was downright ridiculous. Every scenario seems to punctuate his stupidity and naivete. Who comes to the rescue as his Knight in Pimped Out Gear, but Suganuma. It's seriously ridiculous. I'll admit that they seemed more in love than most but I felt Suganuma could have done better than that do-do brain, seriously.
Overall however, the story was fun. I liked Okane Ga Nai, because all the abuse had meaning and purpose that made it a juicy read, and so I liked this one. Definitely not as much since the stupidity really had no meaning and you'd think that idiot Keisuke would have learned his lesson after the first two times. But overall it was fine. The art wasn't amazing, but it was definitely tolerable and decent piece. The characters were rather annoying. Suganuma---the man of the relationship is a credit lender (the Black market side) although he comes from a rather prestigious family. He's handsome, intelligent, and forthright. Keisuke is a naive idiot who does everything for his family or friend.
That's actually what got him into the mess and definitely tied the similarity between OGN and this work. Keisuke borrowed money he didn't have from a credit lender to his close friend who said he was in dire straits and needed the funds. The friend ended up with the loot and disappeared leaving Keisuke unable to pay back Suganuma---so he ended up having to use his body to get the loot. That means a bit of mail prostitution leading to yaoi love----or what some call yaoi love.
I found the artwork acceptable and decent, the characters disappointed me.
They are somehow similar in plot... Both the main characters (or the uke) owe money to the other main character (or the seme). Also both are yaoi or shounen ai.
A university student (the uke with no backbone whatsoever) gets somehow entangled in a debt of a friend/familymember. The evil yakuza loan shark tells the uke to pay him with his body. Doesn't that sound familiar?
Extremely similar story. Similar situation where male lead ends up in debt because of a someone else then inadvertently develops feelings and/or relationship with Alpha male lender. In the case of Okane Ga Nai it's a cousin. In the case of Datte Ai ja Nai!? it's a close friend. Then through that the borrowing, lead male, ends up in a situation in which he knows he can never pay back the lender and in some respects making the debt increase ten-fold. The only real difference are the characters of the lead males. In OGN he's weak and feminized to to the worst possibly weak and needy persona. In DAjN, he's far better and definitely not weak, but ridiculously naive and gullible and far from feminized. Another slight difference is the lender, second lead, of DAjN doesn't have a twisted obsessive/possessive streak like in OGN.
~ Loaning money and not being able to pay so he resort to paying through his body instead. Need I say more? Ecchi time seems to be powerful that the seme can't get enough of him. The poor, naive, gullible uke just give in to whatever his whims desires. Along those times they'd make love is the same time that his feelings for him grow. The books also includes some one-shots aside from the main story.
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