Naoto is Hajime's childhood friend. Naoto may look cute but then again, his attitude gets to everyone's nerves. Even though Naoto's like that, Hajime still has his eyes on him. But... one thing to know about Naoto: he hates homosexuals and wishes they will become extinct and rot in hell!
The story was somewhat creative. I've read stories with the boy who loves a homophobic but they eventually come together before, but they're not very common. At least, not this variation of the story. Naoto gets on even my nerves quite a bit, but he becomes more tolerable as the series goes on. Hajime's character was okay, i'm sure that hes fairly appealing overall, its just that I dont usually take liking nor interest in people like him.
I found this manga because i've read many of this mangaka's works. I love her art with all of my heart, so I always try to
get my hands on her works as soon as they come out. My favorite part of the story was definitely the art, and its probably the reason why I liked it so much. I do plan to reread this manga soon, mostly because my memory of it is a bit fuzzy and its short. If your really really into yaoi, then maybe take a look at this...if not, then maybe check out some other stuff first.
Although it's not mentioned on this site, this is actually a collection of short BL stories by Junko. I wasn't aware of this fact and picked up this title for old times' (when I was a tsundere uke fan) sake, deceived by the summary on MyAnimeList, so it left me disappointed.
Only the first two chapters (and a short special, chapter 2.5) revolve around the couple from the summary, which isn't enough to develop a relationship starting from scratch, especially if it involves a homophobe in a gay relationship (I'd rather recommend The Tyrant Falls in Love, which has basically the same premise and shows more
natural progress despite its unconvincing start, but is also much longer).
Hajime and Naoto are childhood friends, the latter being the object of Hajime's affections and a typical tsundere, while the former only ever thinks of getting laid. That's as far as the characterization goes (or manages to due to length). As I've said before, the progress comes off as forced and unnatural, considering that Naoto easily gets over his homophobia once he finds out about Hajime's affections. Not quite realistic, is it? In the end, he's reduced to a mere tsundere, while homophobia is a completely unnecessary element in such a short work because there's not enough room to deal with the issue. 5/10
The second story (chapters 3 and 3.5) revolves around two step-brothers living together. One spends too much money paying for sexual favors, so the other, who's also been secretly in love with him, decides to take the matter into his own hands. The former, Haruki, is all carefree, cheerful and easy-going, even to the point of being irresponsible, and the latter, Shinji, seems to be the polar opposite. Haruki's open about his feelings, while Shinji needs some pushing, so they work as a couple. This attempt at a one-shot turns out successful. The relationship progress comes more naturally in this one, despite being one chapter shorter, because right from the start the reader is given the picture of the close bond between the two step-brothers living under the same roof, the relationship which resembles marriage. 6/10
The main couple of the third story are two old childhood friends reunited after 10 years, one of them seemingly much different from what the other remembers, but not without a reason! A plain guy, Shuji, and a delinquent with a soft spot for his love interest, Yoshie. The characterization of seme and uke is somewhat atypical. It's a cute little light-hearted story taking place at school. 6/10
Junko's art is fine, but may not appeal to everyone, especially to fans of masculine characters. Junko's uke tend to look feminine and seme tend to look boyish; this case is not an exception. The characters are slim and occasionally big-eyed, which gives them a sense of youth, innocence and immaturity, traits I'm not a fan of. The sex scenes vary from softcore and short (such as the one in the first story) to graphic (such as the one in the second story).
All in all, it's safe to skip this collection of works, considering there's nothing to miss out on. Neither of these stories is out-standing and one chapter or two isn't enough to develop characters the reader will get attached to. It's just a collection of gay porn dramas to pass time to, that's all.