Mar 15, 2009
***First correction in lieu of the other review. The story DOES NOT leave you hanging at Chapter 4. It completes itself until Chapter 7. So if people were not going to read this because they thought the story was left hanging, please don't. Read it because the entire text is complete and you can find that complete text at manga fox.
I found the story to be as the firs poster mentioned very much like Okane Ga Nai without the overly possessive and obsessive streak. This story was bit better on controlling that. Further more the young
boy (Keisuke) is not ridiculously feminized where you question how women are being perceived as weak and feeble on one hand and secondly that there is a belief that the weak and feeble are easy doormats who are objectified beyond belief. This story doesn't have that, well not where Keisuke is objectified by the one he "loves" (Suganuma).
However, what is prevalent and found unfortunately in a lot of yaoi work (as the aforementioned) is the naivete of the lead male, Keisuke. Keisuke is so naive and downright stupid that he made Snow White appear to be the President of MENSA. I mean this was downright ridiculous. Every scenario seems to punctuate his stupidity and naivete. Who comes to the rescue as his Knight in Pimped Out Gear, but Suganuma. It's seriously ridiculous. I'll admit that they seemed more in love than most but I felt Suganuma could have done better than that do-do brain, seriously.
Overall however, the story was fun. I liked Okane Ga Nai, because all the abuse had meaning and purpose that made it a juicy read, and so I liked this one. Definitely not as much since the stupidity really had no meaning and you'd think that idiot Keisuke would have learned his lesson after the first two times. But overall it was fine. The art wasn't amazing, but it was definitely tolerable and decent piece. The characters were rather annoying. Suganuma---the man of the relationship is a credit lender (the Black market side) although he comes from a rather prestigious family. He's handsome, intelligent, and forthright. Keisuke is a naive idiot who does everything for his family or friend.
That's actually what got him into the mess and definitely tied the similarity between OGN and this work. Keisuke borrowed money he didn't have from a credit lender to his close friend who said he was in dire straits and needed the funds. The friend ended up with the loot and disappeared leaving Keisuke unable to pay back Suganuma---so he ended up having to use his body to get the loot. That means a bit of mail prostitution leading to yaoi love----or what some call yaoi love.
I found the artwork acceptable and decent, the characters disappointed me.
Reviewer’s Rating: 5
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