Nov 6, 2021
First review so may not be the best but here goes.
This manga is a pretty wholesome romcom with a bath of course but each chapter is short and sweet, has good back and forth between the characters and while not all the jokes are hilarious they are enjoyable moments to witness. Each chapter has a gimmick of sorts or situation the character experiences, mostly trying to trick the girlfriend to get in the bath but the bath scenes which would be expected as fan service are instead wholesome or suit the gimmick of the chapter. I do think it wrapped up nicely. The ending was
quicker than I thought but as I assume they wanted it to get it over with in happy way and not just keep it the same and straight up end it, it worked out well in such a way I think rather than it being the same for every chapter as it was from the first and nothing happening. The ending gave it that bit more impact and it felt rewarding even if not expected at first.
The art is pretty good, not got much to say about it. It suits the style of the comedy and looks nice.
The characters complement the comedy well. They aren't the most in-depth ever but they don't have to be. There isn't really any drama and it's nothing that spans across chapters, just self contained day to day events per chapter. It's clear a boyfriend and girlfriend have chemistry and are fine with bathing together, no annoying tonal shift for a joke or changing to a tsudere to smack them in any chapter for say like a play or the typical we see in certain series. The side characters appear briefly and make it clear their relationship and appear when needed to spice things up. Didn't hate there was less depth to any of the characters as it's a comedy manga but I do think while some jokes/scenes convey a fair amount it did feel like more could have been used for others. What's there is good though and not expecting drama or tons of heaped on backstory or anything but there is some things expanding on the character and whatever they react to to give them more. They do make it clear when setting the scene like arriving home from work, doing a hobby and conquering it, and more before getting in the bath (usually not always), sometimes characters just go along with it rather than question bath entering. Their thoughts about being scared to get in the bath in a comical silly way appears as often as would expect from the title but some gimmicks work better than others depending on the chapter.
I enjoyed it a lot. Each chapter was worth finding out what they would do next, what side characters we see, what ideas they come up with, what wholesome bath moment we witness, how freaked out or easily gets in easy as that.
Overall a sizeable length comedy rather than being dragged out for hundreds of chapters about a bath being shared, no fan service to speak of which while fine with was a great surprise to have a manga cover a topic such as using a bath between a couple and not showing changing to a fan service joke the way onsen episodes can. But also the bath being a great character/purpose rather than another character or object that's more expected being used for a joke. It felt unique using a bath as the goal and the comedy never felt boring no matter how many times trying to stick to the formula or added more to spice up the intrigue of the bath entering convincing the character, the way it used the formula in different ways was interesting throughout. Highly recommended if fine with the formula and a series of events about trying to convince one of them to get in the bath and what they really see in each other as a couple without tonal shifts feeling out of place to cut to a joke. It's consistent but in a good way.
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