Bitter is a rather short yaoi series, with a rather large amount of sex.
The story isn't all that unusual or special. Two owners of opposing hotel chains are main pairing in this, and love between rivals is anything but new. However, the fact that the uke did not instantly fall in love with the seme was my favorite point. Instead, the uke loves someone else. This was a refreshing point, especially since most yaoi series instantly have the two guys attracted to each other.
The art was great! Characters were very beautiful! However, this only gets an 8 because of the weird feeling I felt during the sex scenes. For me, the art was somewhat awkward in those parts. Other than that, backgrounds and characters are really nice. There are a few characters that seemed very similar (The main character and his brother), the only obvious difference being that one had darker hair. Other than that, the art was very well done!
This was my favorite part of the series. The uke, Shou, was not the insanely naive boy who instantly fell in love with the seme. Instead, the colder of the two is the uke and the one chasing the other was the seme. This won me over, because it was new to me. So far, all yaoi series I've read had innocent ukes and overly macho semes. Bitter steers away from that and I love it!
Read this all in one day since it's pretty short and it was pretty enjoyable. Sex scenes were awkward for me, but the rest of the story was great!
Short, yaoi, smutty, and pretty good! If there's anybody tired of typical yaoi stories with cutesy ukes and such, they probably will enjoy Bitter as much as I did! :) read more