When his interior designer mom takes off to New York for a year, Toranosuke, dorky name none withstanding, gets sent to stay with his uncle. And it's just his luck that Ryouji's obnoxious, violent, and has the same sharp tongue as Tora's mom. Only it turns out that he's not really that bad, and maybe Tora's falling in love (with his uncle, of all people), and Ryouji has a heart of gold underneath the bellowing and violence. Except that Ryouji's pretty much the worst guy in the world to fall for: he enjoys sex more than eating, has a commitment problem, and has long since convinced himself that he's really, really straight.
*This is ShoShi-chan's first reveiw. ShoShi-chan isn't the best speller so please excuse any misspelled works. Thank you =^.^=*
Ore ni Koi Shite Dousunda or, the english translated title, Why do You Love Me Anyway by Yoneda, Kou is an engaging story about a young man named Toranosuke (Tora for short) and his Uncle Kase, Ryouji. In the begining, Tora's mother, who works as an interior desigher, is given a job in New York. His mother wants him to say in Japan so he can finish his last year of high school and sends him off to live with his Uncle, who he hasn't seen since the funiral of Tora's father when he was 8 year old. Let's just say, Tora isn't very extadic about living with Ryouji and neither is he. "...I'd rather live with some fucking ugly bitch then live with a brat!", Ryouji welcomed Tora with. Their hate for eachother was mutual and clear.
Along the way, Tora starts to grow a bond with Ryouji when progressing into the story but, along with the reader, is uncertain how. Yoneda, does a great job of making the reader feel like they are infact Tora himself. She does a wonderful job on makeing her readers feel his emotions, thoughts, and feelings from his anger, to his confution, to his fright, and disappiontments. She makes her audience feel the akwardness that Tora feels to the piont where they would want to hide in order for avoid another akward moment.
The story is also romantic and doesn't show the parts but it's obviouse that there are sex sence. The sex sence are short which says that the story isn't really about the sex life of these two relatives but their relationship.
This book would be recomended to those who enjoy watching people grow from hating eachother to finding true love with one another. The recomended age would be 14+ because of strong language, sexual themes, and adult situations. Other then that there's some confution in the middle of the story, this book is Great and is given a 9 out of 10.read more
For anyone that hasn't read this yet, the manga hasn't been updated in over 2 years and currently only has 4 chapters.
Otherwise I must say this is one of my favourite manga's, probably because I love the mangaka's other works.
The story is interesting, and it keeps you interested. I've personally never come across one that's similar to it and it's a refreshing difference. Tora goes to live with his uncle, Ryouji, when his mum has to go over seas for work. Though both nephew and uncle despise eachother at first, Tora is falling in love with the somewhat caring side of the Ryouji who fails to commit to one person.
The art is what I love the most! Ah, all of Yoneda's manga is sex to my eyes. It's just gorgeous.
The characters are interesting themselves. Both have a similar past yet are very different. Tora's a quiet kid who seems more like a woman than a man, whereas Ryuji is a bit of a playboy who struggles to commit, even to his cute, adorable nephew.
Overall it's a very enjoyable manga and I hope that it's continued some day. In the mean time, reading the mangaka's other mangas would be a smart thing to do seeing as they too are really something good.read more