Nishioka is a reckless up-and-coming photographer who prides himself on his independence. Matsukawa is a very rich and successful supervisor at a major advertising company and the object of every woman’s desire. In fact, Matsukawa seems to get along with just about everyone except Nishioka – yet every time the two team up for a modeling contract, their project is a smash hit. On the surface, Matsukawa and Nishioka butt heads at every turn. So why does Nishioka secretly take pictures of Matsukawa when he thinks no one is looking?
I really had a hard time deciding how to rate the story, simply because around the middle of the story it got confusing, it was like one minute one thing was happening and I was really getting into the main story line then all of a sudden they started a side story. I don't typically get confused like that, it happened twice where I had no idea what was going on, but if you get like that you don't stay like that for long so that keep me from giving it a lower score than a 7. Although I will say the way the
story progressed it was smooth otherwise, it was definitely a refreshing concept and I have to say I was overall pleased.
Now usually any manga or anime i read i rate rather high on art, because I wouldn't touch it otherwise. I have to say this one got a point knocked off because I found myself a bit confused at times at who was who, it also could have been because I was tired, but it still stuck with me, but it only happened once or twice. Either way I like the style overall, it was a very nice style, thought I found the hands to be a rather big point in this one, they were so beautifully drawn, the eyes too. Those were just some of the unique highlights that caught my attention.
Admittedly I gave this a seven too, but I got to thinking about the characters and I have to admit their personalities were unique. In most of the manga you see, namely the yaoi ones, there is always a more stoic, cool guy, and a rather frazzled but sensitive guy. With this one, Nishioka was he was frazzled but he was shy in a different way. He was affectionate, but also he was very lost and despite things innocent as well, he just keep a cloud of cluelessness about him which was cute. Matsukawa was your stoic type but he wasn't so stoic that you couldn't tell when he was hurt, or just overall bothered. He was the type that wears his heart on his sleeve, and even though he was a businessmen through and through he knew how to be a caring and affectionate individual with a heart made of gold. These two were just unique characters in their own right and really I thought that deserved an 8, but it got a low score because the rest of the cast was kinda left behind.
Aside from the rather random scoring, I really did enjoy this manga. I had a unique concept, it didn't drag out the whole "hidden" love thing and I even found myself laughing and saying "aww" at some points. With the perfect mixture of cuteness, drama and humor I found I was ultimately pleased.
My overall is based on average, just so you know. The overall for this manga was an 8, I really did like this manga don't get me wrong the only reason the average is so low is because I got confused when they started throwing in the side stories which threw me off. Even if the situation was rectified easily and quickly it still left an imprint on my mind, they could have introduced the side stories in a different way so you'd clearly know what was going on. Though I guess they did try. Though really it was a good manga, and I'd suggest it to anyone looking for a quick read, it wasn't too heavy or too light it was perfectly balanced in that aspect. It's definitely worth a read for any yaoi fan.