Aug 5, 2020
The touch, the sight and the sensation...
Those are the moments of intimacy this short manga highlights. I wouldn't even call this ecchi or that it's made to show nudity. The art is not seductive or detailed for fanservice that way like the cover portrays. It just shows an unclothed body and the character is a girl who wears glasses. The manga is rather made to share observations between couples that generally get overlooked in romance or erotic genres, and instead leaves you with a "slice of life" kind of feel that works really well.
The first is about temperature and the feeling of touch. One
could say that fingers are the gateway to intimacy, both physically ad emotional.
The second is about sight. 6 pages. And well addresses what megane people face. I actually find it really irksome that glasses are made out to be accessories and that someone's beauty is "revealed" when they take it off. Pff. These are mangakas who probably have never worn glasses. It's a prosthetic. It becomes a part of you and your identity, and rather it feels missing without that. And just by surfacing 1 point of observation in these 6 pages, you feel like.. ah, finally, someone noticed.
The third tries to describe an orgasm, and offhandedly counters the usual excessive showcase. Makes you wonder if an artist has actually visualised the imagery of the feeling of an orgasm. This comes quite close.
So in summary, there is a freshness to the stories here simply because it comes from experience. I would have liked a larger collection of these keen observations.
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