[Reviewing till chapter 17]
I'm kinda surprised that no one has written a review for such a great series yet. IMO one of the better H series out there.
[Notable pickings: Conspiracy-business plot: 6 l Harem:9 l Plot consistency:9 l Character development: 9 l Shocks and twists: 7 l Drama: 7 ]
First of all, for a H series that have sexual scenes for every or almost every chapter, Hishoko drops has quite a deep plot, in a setting of the business arena. While the reader can't clearly see much business tactics, conspiracy adds a lot to suspense and drama. Kudos to plot.
Now for story progression, there were
some weird stuff going on but they were all explained one way or another. This is great for a H series. And storytelling method seems to be kinda similar to non-H series Princess Lover (I watched the anime only). So if you like one you should like the other series.
Some parts are a bit unrealistic, but the overall story is smooth.
Well, hgih standard, but nothing significant. Most panels are clear.
Kudos to character development. The male protagonist is someone much more likeable than the one in Virgin na Kankei, a borderline H series.
All the characters related to the main plot in the series have their personalities formed, so each of them in unique. The author seems to have put a great deal of effort in distinguishing them, whether by personalities or by the art.
Character consistency is a bit weak though, for the main guy character and some of the female characters. Their personalities sometimes changes.
Not ur average H manga. Has a great sense of ecchi stuff with other normal genre stuff. If possible, dun speed read this manga although it is a H series, some parts are harder to understand and I only read a few chapters with an hour. High enjoyment value, but this depends on preferences.
If you like this series, I recommend Virgin na Kankei for ecchi and Princess Lovers (anime) for drama and bishoujo.
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I have read the author's other work, Sense., before reading Hishoka (Secretarial Section) Drop, and, as it usually happens, a lot of similarities are noticeable. The heroines look exactly the same, save for a little work done to the hairline; the same can be said for the protagonists, except for the hairline, which is not different whatsoever; and the style, as the leads have an over-active imagination (see below). Then again, I guess I wanted a similar manga, because, I have to say, the artist is pretty damn good.
Godai Daisuke has graduated from a third-rate university, but is surprised to find out that a big
company has hired him. On his first day, a pretty girl, named Enomoto Saori, shows him around, and he thinks about going out with her. As he soon discovers by the personnel section manager and his partner, however, the fortune 500 company has accepted Godai by mistake. Therefore, Daisuke has been assigned to "take care of the girls" at the secretarial section. There, he meets a lot of girls: the sexy Kaneda Kyouko; the childish, but big breasted Nakazomoto Hitomi; the serious Sugisaki Runa; and, again, the kawaii (cute) Enomoto Saori. After "screwing up," Godai works hard so as to not be fired. Later, he meets a "babe," as Daisuke refers to her at first, in an elevator, who tells him to take his job seriously if he wants to remain an employee with them, making Godai think of her as a "bitch" after she gets off. A perverted, "foolish," mysterious old man also appears, claiming Daisuke is his son so that the security guard lets him go. Furthermore, there seems to be a hidden conspiracy . . .
Look forward to a nice twist ending of volume 1.
The main character is a nice guy, and the story is narrated by him. He does his best, while trying to help others when he can. Godai is obedient and does not argue when he is bossed around by his colleagues. The love interest, Saori, is a kind girl, but grows to dislike Daisuke when he fools around with her co-workers. Not much can be said about the other characters.
I like the art of Hishoka Drop, except for Hitomi's huge breasts, and her character in general, with her very short hair, is dis-likeable. Breast-squeezing and hands are also things the writer is bad at drawing, much like in Sense.
As in the aforementioned series, though to a lesser degree (as the women are older, he actually gets to "do" them), the protagonist here has sexual fantasies with the female characters from time to time. The problem with that is they hinder the story development, and it becomes confusing figuring out what is real and what is an act of imagination.
In the end, what you will get in Secretarial Section Drop is good artwork, consistent storyline, a little comedy, romance, fan-service, drama, and a corporate atmosphere (which you should appreciate if you are tired of school and/or supernatural setups). Some consider this to be hentai, but I would deem it borderline, since there is more concentration on the plot, and the sex scenes are not too many, frequent or excessive. I suggest you give it a try.