Miyoshi Yoshiko is working her way as a model by doing various modeling gigs for her agency. After one of those gigs causes her to lose her job as a model, she now faces a desperate situation of being broke and unemployed. Things start to look up when she gets offered another modeling job, but this time it's modeling for Chuujou Tarou, the lecherous sculptor who got her fired in the first place! How will Yoshiko handle working for a perverted employer who can't keep his hands off her–not because he's attracted to her, but because he likes her bone structure?!
The first thing that came to mind when I picked Venus ni Arazu to read was: 'only two volumes?'
To clarify myself, I had a deep dislike (hatred is too strong a word) for one-shots or volume long stories because I thought they got nowhere.
But I went 'what the Hell' and started reading it; I was surprised to actually find that there was an original, well thought out twist and (YES!!) suspense.
Who am I kidding?
It was a sad little tale about a girl with an in-the-mud self-esteem, who likes being doted on while being naked. Dude, I'm not even kidding when I say,
The art was mediocre, mainstream style. No details, no shading, there's not much else to say but that it gets sugary (lovey-dovey disgusting style) often but worry not! It last ONLY for a COUPLE of captions (plural) so that your eyes may or may not (if you're lucky) look similar to rotten raw eggs.
I don't know what possessed me to even THINK that this story was average, and I deplore reading this story because it'll start to, slowly but surely, kill brain cells fast enough to make you fail in life by saying that the story was 'okay'. And even that's too much.
This manga is really cute. Im not sure if its finished or not but i've read up until chapter 4. Its really funny and the main guy is a really funny character. the camraderie between the two characters is really well written and the art is well drawn too esp the chibi characters:) The protagonist is pretty funny herself and even though she lacks confidence in herself at times she's still very solid. She doesn't weep every five minutes and she doesn't smile all the time either.
The development of the characters and their interactions with eachother are just so fun and the scanlator even
made a spoof chapter of using the real pages of chapter 3(?) which is also pretty funny. I actually read that one before the actual chapter and both had me crackin up.
other than that its light, it's funny and quite enjoyable. I would say check it out:)
I hesitated to read this manga because the website I was on tagged it as "smut." There is some nudity and there is sexual tension but it is not overwhelming.
The main characters are an oblivious guy and a moderately insecure gal. I appreciate the fact that the female lead had reasonable thoughts and reactions to everything that happened or didn't happen between her and her love interest. And, to top it all off, the story is very, very amusing. I laughed the entire way through. The drawbacks to this story are it's brevity and it's pacing. I understand that you can
only do so much in too volumes. Still, I think there should have been a better expression of the passage of time so that the development of the relationship could be conveyed better.
The artwork is good BUT it is not at all detailed. The main character is a model and there are many scenes involving the fashion industry. So, it would've been nice to have more detailing. I did actually think a couple of the outfits were nice though. Also, the male lead was very well drawn (handsome but not shiny!) and the facial expressions and chibis are great. Very funny!
Overall, I give this manga an 8. None of the individual parts are remarkable, but it is extremely enjoyable because the characters are good and the presentation is humorous.