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.
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!read more
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).read more
One of my favorite yaoi mangas ever. The story is full of cliches, but it's well done, it's adorable, and the characters and likeable and easy to symphatize with. In addition, the art is very pretty.
The way the characters deal with their sexualities is well handled and realistic, something I don't often see in yaoi. They both get character development and their relationships grows in a way that feels natural and makes you want to root for them.
Overall, a really cute manga for all those that want an adorable love story with some sex. It leaves a nice aftertaste.
Story: 9/10 - I really enjoyed the story, it's very cute and I feel happy after reading it. My only little regret is the fact that it's not any longer....
Art: 10/10 - This is my favorite art style and Junko-sensei is one of my favorite mangakas!! The art is wonderful and kinda quirky in some ways-brings out real talent!
Characters: 9/10 - I think that my favorite character Haru-san, and I tend to like minor characters more than the main ones. I think that the character development was well paced, especially in such a short piece.
Enjoyment: 10/10 - Like I said before, I really like Junko-sensei's work. I enjoyed this piece a lot and it's probably my favorite of her works.
Overall: 9/10 - Although it may be my favorite piece, unfortunately I don't think that I'll be able to give it a 10/10. It's a very good story and I liked the art a lot though~!read more