What would happen if you were to mix beautiful fairy tale settings with yaoi? If done correctly, beautiful works such as Harem De Hitori would be made.
Story - 9.
The stories are all very enjoyable and well written, especially if you like the 'old school fairy tale' feel to a manga. However the two last chapters didn't go very well with the book, as it breaks of the fantasy stories and suddenly turns in to any other school yaoi, romance story. The pacing of the story also flows on in a very good way, otherwise the pacing would have been either to slow or to quick.
As always Lily Hoshino's art is far to beautiful. Alot of people don't appriciate her art as the characters are to petite and look like 'women', I say otherwise, as I think this is what defines her artstyle and to be honest it's not a characters outer appearance that makes them such lovely characters, it's what message they bring to our hearts. Overall the art is very pretty and clean, not once were I dissatisfied with what my eyes were seeing across the pages.
Characters - 7.
The funny thing about this manga, is that you don't need to know barely anything about the characters to understand the stories. You don't get any special backstory or complicated past explained, what you do get is simple characters with the ability to portray the emotions of the romance aspect very well. The characters do develop very little as it's a collection of several stories all with different characters, but you'll probably still like at least one of the characters.
Enjoyment - 8.
I am sure alot of people could enjoy these stories as long as they know what the genres indicate. Alot of the stories in this book will always be close to my heart and I'm sure it could be to others as well. It truly is a collection of beautifuly told fairy tales.
Score - 9.
The only reason I don't give this a 10 is because of the last two chapters. Making a fantasy book and then putting a non fantasy story at the end of it felt a bit dissapointing. It kind of takes away the heartfelt feeling you get from the rest of the stories, it was still nice, but it would have been better as a full on fantasy in fairy tale settings.