Jul 16, 2012
I was really thinking about how to be fair to this manga without sounding biased or - God forbid!- prejudiced. Thing is, I haven't read THAT many (hehe) yaoi-themed works to begin with.
The story itself, despite being older than I am, is still refreshing to read without the oh-so-common, obligatory angst in yaoi nowadays (my skin is crawling just to think about it). Not to worry, it's still pretty generic, or rather nonexistent, with a touch of slice-of-life (although I still have no idea what this expression means exactly), as our protag-chan works as a pharmacist. It's cute, as well as totally neglectable.
But at least the reactions were more human-like. Or maybe I've started to tolerate stupidity?
The art is, well, nice to look at, to say the least. I was missing some more expressions showing on the faces, and the eyes are bland, but all in all, the characters are realistic; the backgrounds and the body movements are carefully drawn, and thankfully, no-one looks overly, y'know, uke or seme (which was a huge plus for me).
Regarding this, we can't avoid mentioning the sex scenes. They are actually (maybe because it's really an old manga, having been released almost 20 years ago) shy yet lustful. If you are bored of all the penises around you, you will be relieved that things are not, well, "pushed" in your face.
The outcome of the whole thing is a good experience. Don't expect big surprises, and I may have given it a better score then it deserves, but it's just good to read something of the genre that doesn't annoy the hell out of me.
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