Dec 11, 2013
A couple of the stories in this one have potential, like the innocent pace of the first story where a boy and girl have grown up together and she considers him a little sister type sibling coz he's so cute and lovable. Oh well, obviously we all know how this one goes. But the art sort of saved the story and it ends up being a bit mediocre++.
But that's when things start going downhill and how!
Story 2: Twice a guy does it and says "I didn't want to hurt you AFTER RAPING you so I blew you off..." ARE YOU KIDDING ME BOYEH?! That bit
alone had me so aggravated I couldn't finish my way through the clumsy smutty bit. And oh yes, if you folks are planning on reading this for the smut, don't! You have no idea how one moment people go from respectable standing and chatting to being on the floor in a tangle of limbs with someone's boob in someone's palm!
Story 3: The plot actually holds a lot of potential and could have been executed a bit better but the art and expressions on the bishie look a bit roadside romeo-ish sometimes (?! Like a delinquent type lothario!), and again the smut is entirely unnecessary, but you should read this one for the story alone. It's not terribly original, how it's executed, but it's cute all the same. (Oneshot shoujo standards, not if you're looking for quality reads with depth and doki doki)
Story 4: Again, the premise holds promise, because these brother and sister-complex stories are popular shoujo trope, but it feels a bit forced, the brother complex, the relationship between the potaganists and the dialogues and pacing are off. Not recommended. The story is sweet on it's own merit with the voice reminding the heroine of her brother's, but nothing to write home about.
Story 5: Starts out interesting where the heroine's brother' friend is the potential hottie and they've got a palpable chemistry and banter going on. But, the mangaka had to go ruin it by trying too hard to make it passionate and edgy and almost putting in an unsatisfactory rape scene. Then, the boy confesses while letting the heroine know he had sex with his ex the very day he jumped her?! HELLEW?!!! No self respecting girl's gonna let him touch her, but this one does! Again *gnashing* of teeth happens and you forget why the art sort of compelled you to read this one. The heroine's will and self respect in this one is seriously pathetic!
Overall, this mangaka has a talent for drawing gentle and effeminate bishies, perhaps a bit clumsier at the bishoujo facials and eyes, and should definitely team up with Yokoyama Mayumi or some other fun storytellers, but on her own, her stories are lacking teeth, edge or even the ability to keep a seasoned shoujo reader engrossed.
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