This review will include Otokogokoro (2 chapters) and Koibitogokoro (7 chapters).
When it comes to a manga that involves a romance between a seme and uke with a huge age gap, a regular Yaoi reader would expect a whiny, indecisive uke and an annoyingly overprotective seme creating drama at every turn. This manga is far from being related to that, which makes the love story more realistic and the characters more lovable.
A pure first-love story begins. All it took was for Saki to come down with a fever in order for Jun to be united with his crush. Something that was supposed to be a one-time meeting transitioned to something memorable and everlasting as Saki and Jun instantly became strongly attached to each other. There are lovey-dovey scenes with the couple expressing their feelings through words and action. Experiencing homosexuality for the first time together contributes sexiness and comedy towards the manga. It also lightly addresses the challenges of same-sex relationships, but the characters overcome all obstacles with compassion and understanding. The supporting characters were positive and supportive, and the wise choices made in the relationship were all thanks to them.
There is a 15-year age gap between the couple. Jun is a slightly naïve yet independent college student. He is the pure-hearted uke who is easily flustered and clueless about most things, making him responsible for the majority of the comedy presented in this manga. Saki is a rich businessman who is so gentle with Jun and spoils him to the core. Jun and Saki both are respectable and straightforward with each other, despite their first time being in a same-sex relationship.
The art is beautiful and makes Jun look so young, adorable, and innocent. Saki is drawn as a mature and attractive gentleman with his poise, manly figure, and fancy attire. The sex scenes are graphic. The settings are not extremely detailed. The surroundings are mainly outlines, but the character design and story itself outweighs that minor con.
Overall, this manga is pure romance, and the affection between the couple makes Koibitogokoro a promising and attractive read. read more