Sagishima Takehiko, Hokuto's distant benefactor throughout his growing up with foster parents, is a successful executive. When Hokuto turns 20, he appears in his life in person and turns it upside down in order to groom Hakuto as his successor. But is that all he is, a benefactor? Hokuto wonders whether he might not have a secret reason for his kindness to a supposed stranger. But when he finally gets to ask the question he has pondered all his life, the way Sagishima responds is ... surprising.
Just to say this first, I like yaoi. I really do, but this one was simply horrible. I wanted to close it and throw it away right after reading the first chapter, however, I was curious whether it truly is as crapy as it seemed. Therefore, I forced myself to finish it.
The only thing more or less good about this manga is the art. Nevertheless, if everything else is terrible, it doesn't really make such a difference anyway.
'2' stands for 'dreadful'...and I would name a bunch of other fitting synonyms describing the main character. To me, a yaoi manga is crapy when the main character acts like some stupid and naive teen girl that has seen a c*ck for the first time and cries on every other page. Honestly, if I wanted to see that I would just go read some shoujo (nothing against shoujo, just a figure of speech). What I mean is that it ruins the whole purpose of reading yaoi, doesn't it?
I've seen better plots but also worse than this one, thus a '5'.
The story is about a 20-year-old guy who was brought up by foster parents. He has, however, been supported by certain person this whole time. He has never met this person though, as he lives in America. That's why, he at least writes the letters of gratitude to his beloved "daddy-long-legs" (as he calls him). Once, when he was still a kid, he wrote he would like to meet the "daddy-long-legs" after turning 20. And -belive it or not- the two really do meet.
Our boy works as a bellboy in a hotel where, coincidentally, Mr.Benefactor comes to stay and they meet just like that, still not knowing anything. Then suddenly, Mr.Benefactor turns out to be a pervert that harasses young boys on their first meeting and of course our little boy is completely swept by him... Later, they meet again and no need to say, our boy is very surprised to find out his "daddy-long-legs" is the pervert from before. During their dinner The Daddy explains that they're absoluetely not blood-related. However, our boy somehow finds it hard to believe, so Mr. Benefactor uses a ?better way to persuade him (quess what it is?). This results in a few hysterical outbursts which finally make The Daddy swear that he would never touch him again. After that, they live together in harmony. At least, untill Daddy's potential lover from America showes up.../huuh, now it becomes painfully obvious/...Of course, our boy gets jealous, but doesn't realize his feelings yet. No. That would be too simple, too easy and Daddy's (real) son wouldn't get a chance to perform. After his appearence, some more outbursts of jealousy and sappy situations ensue and it all finishes in a mushy happy end and everyone 'lived happily ever after.'
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I give a '3' because the art is plausible and the plot is at least mediocore.
..this is not the first /and surely not last/ horrible yaoi I've read. It's just that I've had enough. In truth, I don't remember the last time I read some actually good yaoi manga. That's why I may seem a bit harsh but this one like-ish particularly piss me off. read more
when your dearest wish will get granted and then turns your life upside down in a suffocating way
the one you longed for turns out to be very pushy and neglects your feelings, deciding everything for you.
the heroin has to fight with newfound feelings and his own confusion
this story describes on the other hand the sadness of this a succesfull man
when thinking you could never love and when you do, not being able to hold in your overpowering feelings , and practically crush it
the art is really pretty
this mangaka can draw so many beautiful expressions, also the characters have gorgeous looks and are captivating in their own way
reading this won't be a waste of time
i totally enjoyed this story
tough it'is pretty fast, it's really heartwarming =^-^=read more
I spent most of my time reading this in a state of, “this is ridiculous; why am I still reading it?” I guess, at one point I was struck numb by how terribly the story was playing out and just had to wait it out; it was like a special case of catatonia. The main issue for me was that jerks are jerky-jerks and it’s hard for me to buy their apologies and the—meaning to be heartrending—motives behind their jerky-jerk actions. The secondary issue is how—rape aside—the victim falls in love with someone who’s never there or that he barely has any interactions with. How does that even work?
However, the 5th chapter, while it didn't make up for the previous ones, made me laugh because it was ridiculous, too, but it was supposed to be. Even though it features the same characters, I think it’s still funny even if you don’t read the first four chapters. This is adapted from a novel series by Fuyuno. Ebihara mentioned in the atogaki that the main characters had slightly different profiles in the series, so I’m hoping that this departure means that the original might have actually been good.read more