To break away from his existence as a NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) and staying at home all day, Endou Hiroshi starts work at a convenience store. There he meets an arrogant and rude co-worker, Yamai Kouhei, whom he just can't get along with. However, after seeing a different side of Yamai and getting to know him more, Endou's impression of him starts to change for the better. But, just as things seem to be going fine for Endou and his return to society, his past comes back to trouble him.
Short and sweet, this manga tops my list of favorites. Although riddled with romantic clichés that hopeless-romantic readers can't seem to get enough of, these clichés are approached in an original way that toys with your emotions and keeps you reading start to finish.
It is rare that I find a story that makes me grin like an idiot, unable to control my outward emotions as I become absorbed in the lives of the characters, but this is surely one of those stories. Despite only a few chapters, the author creates well thought out characters and a page-turning plot with a satisfying storyline from start to
It has quite a few cliches, but this story pulls them off in quite an appealing manner. Its quite simple, which makes this story a fairy light hearted read (minus a few...parts), The artwork is flipping adorable and the characters are super cute. They seem to have the structure of a proper relationship, but dont completely fit within the stereotypical "seme" and "uke" molds.
If they were straight, i'd do both of the mains. The artist drew them to contrast each other perfectly, but still appeal to the audience, which I loved. The handled their sexualities in such a realistic and appealing manner (and it
also aided the plot wonderfully) that I must applaud the mangaka. This is a wonderful manga and I recommend it to many people. I really wish that it was longer.
The story: Absolutely adorable. The gradual growth of feelings between the two boys is incredibly cute and definitely pulls at the heart strings. I found myself squealing at my computer screen QUITE often.
The art: GORGEOUS. I'm very picky about art and it can either make or break a manga for me, but this art definitely made it. Everything was fantastic and facial expressions were expressive and SO cute. I absolutely adored it.
The characters: Throughout the manga, we see a steady growth of not only the relationship between the two boys, but also the growth of the boys themselves. You really see Endou start
to break out of his shell and Yamai become an even sweeter, and mature guy. It was great to watch.
Overall: Overall this manga was fantastic. A realistic, cute and heart warming story, characters that you will definitely fall in love with, and to top it off, considerably aesthetically pleasing! The ONLY thing I can complain about is that I wish there was more! 6 chapters is the standard length for most yaois, but I think this one DEFINITELY deserved to be longer!
While still fitting with Junko’s tone of style, this story is has very interesting main character that you want to invest in. Of course, Mister Showa… I mean Kouhei, does exhibit signs of being the stereotypical misunderstood punk with a heart of gold, it’s expressed in a way that is very refreshing even if close to being a trope.
I don’t really have any problems with this manga other than I find Hiroshi’s relationships to everyone seems to be portrayed as negative or non-existent (I mean, his parents are way too passive for a child who is a middle school drop-out in
city-life Japan), but it fits the back story.
I’ll definitely be reading this again when I have the time (and yes, it’s favorite among my many bookmarks so I don’t forget it’s existence this time).