There are people that will hate this series by default because they don't agree with the brother-sister genre entirely but I have to say this manga does an amazing job showing everything the genre has to offer. The point isn't that she's his sister, the point is that she is the closest person in the world to him. He falls in love with her because they share all the same interests and look out for each other and because he can't imagine being with anyone else.
It isn't something you have to want a relationship with your own sister to enjoy, it is simply a love
story between two incredibly close people and the whole forbidden aspect of the relationship just adds some tension to spice things up.
The important thing to remember is that fantasy is by definition not reality and the inability to distinguish between the two means you are literally insane. So if you can't enjoy a heartfelt story about two people that fall in love and have to sneak around because you are projecting yourself and your own sister onto them then you actually have a mental problem. If you dislike this story because of the characters themselves and not the genre that is fine but I'm sick of people having an instant "oh that makes me want to puke" reaction to everything that comes out of a specific genre because they want to show off what a mature and healthy person they are (that can't differentiate a fictional manga from reality).
Anyways onto the story itself: I don't want to spoil anything so I won't touch on specifics but it is full of moments that made me laugh, warmed my heart, and was just a fantastic read so far. I'm a sucker for love stories but this is one of the best I've seen. Also unlike a hundred billion other romance series this relationship actually has seen some progress in the 17 chapters that are currently available so it doesn't look like a complete waste of time for readers that might want to pick it up and see something actually progress and not just the same recycled jokes for hundreds of chapters.
You have no idea how long I've been waiting for something like this
It's like a best of both worlds between a doujin/hentai and manga/anime
+wincest (something that is done half assedly on manga #it is always step siblings or bad end#)
+art like something you find in manga or really good doujin
+their feelings for each other becomes obvious from title on (ambiguity thrown out)
+focuses on the story without worrying for the page limit (like most doujin cuz half of it needs to be actual action so it ends up skipping a few million steps)
This is my first review, and I'm leaving it because this is the first time I've finished a manga on the release day of the final chapter, so it's quite an event for me!
I didn't know what I was in for with this manga but I got exactly what I wanted I think.
Overall 9: Great Manga, if you like this type of manga I strongly suggest it. It's a short read, but well worth it. It's a much more lighthearted approach to a brother/sister love story. I'll add a semi-spoiler down the bottom because I do consider this to be quite unique among the
other manga I've read.
Art: 6 : because, though the character design is great and the characters are cute! it definitely feels a little off at times, and there are some dynamic scenes that do not look right.
Character: 10 : because you don't really hate anybody, and they don't act too different from how you would expect. Plus Uta is cute.
Enjoyment: 10 : because this is what I wanted. Cute romance they need to hide from the world. Plenty of fluff.
Story: 9 : It doesn't necessarily have a lot going on, just day to day for the most part, then it eventually hits some drama like most slice-of-life's do. I'm not one to want the drama to go on too long, my poor heart can only take so much pain. But siscon/brocon blows through the drama at record speed, the last few chapters feel rather rushed for that reason.
The biggest problem when reading these types of stories is they often pull out half-measures on the ending, trying to keep publishers and people who wouldn't even read this type of manga, happy. This one has the follow through to a happy ending with no half measures.
Something I want to add onto the end: I feel like there's always a few special moments in manga's and anime's that'll stick with you forever. For me, in this manga it's the speech following "Uta, why do you think it is couples get married?" It's moments like that, that make this Manga rather unique to me. Most of the time incest romances involve the characters hating the fact they fell in love with their sibling, hating themselves, wishing it was different. Ritsu and Uta aren't rejecting or embracing it, but they have a different view on the situation and overall seem happy that they love each other.
A lot of 10's and 9's being scored by other reviewers.. Not sure how the hell you think these are masterpieces but hey, okay.
Story: 7. I think it's good. It's niche as F because it's literally a story of a brother and sister dating and kissing and stuff. Taboo as hell. So I guess if that's what gets your rocks off, then damn this is real good lol. I didn't score this story higher because the pacing was a bit all over the place. I felt like it slowed down quite a bit near the end, and the middle was a bit too quick... Also
it's still odd... called me old fashioned lol. The reaction from the parents wasn't how I hoped. But hey, I love a good love story and this was written pretty well for its content. So I'm happy with a 7.
Art: 9. Fantastic art, not sloppy and lots of detail and great scenes. I really like the multipage style where a scene can go across 2 pages. Very cool.
Character: 8. The writing of the two main characters and the way they interact with others (school mates, parents, etc) is very good. It's literally what made this story believable, and gave me a sense of sympathy and emotion to the characters. This delicate subject would be easy to blow open and have the story go to shit, but good job author, you really did a good job here.
Overall, I gave it a 7. It's a well written story for a such a taboo topic, and it's a love story so hey... But I couldn't stop reading. I can't say that I felt emotional or turned on from all of it, but I was much more curious as to what the author was going to make of the story. This kind of stuff is super challenging to someones writing ability and I was quite impressed.