Second year culinary student Sakai has always dreamed of opening his own little restaurant and being able to touch people's hearts with his cooking like his grandfather did. Except he's at his limit, fainting in class from overwork and fatigue from commuting 3 hours every morning just to get to school but there's no way he can afford to live closer...until his classmate tells him about an almost too good to believe room share nearby. And so begins the story of 4 misfit roommates.
This might be a weird rating for a shounen-ai, but honestly I love this manga to death.
After having read seven days (I'm pretty sure you know it, it's very good and popular) I wanted to read something similar, something with a period of over some months or weeks and amazing character development. I wanted something light hearted, meaning: No loose plot threads, not much drama and overall giving me a cozy, fuzzy feeling.
Is this manga, just as I described above?
The answer is: Yes. This was recommended to me by a friend of mine, and I promise you, it will not disappoint.
The story/plot was
good when put into execution. It starts off with our protagonist, who is having trouble affording a place to live. The place he moves into was recommended to him by a friend and later moves in and meets his love interest. Honestly, the story got off to a rough start, with both the main protagonists having a shaky relationship to begin with, but the author came through. She manged to create a wonderful relationship with the two as time progressed. In the end, everything about the story amazed me, sometimes it was predictable but overall amazing.
Shounen-ai and yaoi manga usually have alright art, but sensei's art was amazing. The emotions characters felt, their feelings were portrayed on their face wonderfully. Though, sometimes it looked not much work was put into the backgrounds, but it didn't distract me from reading further on. You can see how her art progresses as she draws further on. Over all, I enjoyed the art a lot, even if some faults were found here and there. But, sensei never messed up the characters faces or anything, unlike in many other manga.
No characters (or 'random' characters) were drawn effortlessly.
I loved the characters. In fact, they were who I enjoyed most. The supporting characters are nice, they share their own little story where they're together. In the end, I think it was really good how they bonded, how they changed and how supporting other characters were, and how they all were somehow, strict and laid-back at the same time. They were truly amazing.
Lastly, enjoyment and overall: 8/10
I recommend this to all fujoshis and fundanshis and even people who think they might not enjoy yaoi. This was overall a nice, average manga. It was a real treat to read. I loved it, and it's definitely re-read for sure.
This manga is simply great, and it drew me from just reading a few pages of the first chapter. I've always been a fan of shounen-ai so this was a pleasant surprise. With it's funny and light-hearted way of going about the story, it's really worth reading.
Firstly, for the storyline; I like the fact that the story started off smoothly. It did not go straight to a major point in the plot, instead it just eased into it. It showed the main character, as he struggled to find a place, and his issues that came with finding a place to live at. I find
that it was a rather smooth way to ease into it, and show the main reason of why he has moved, and how he gradually tries to adapt to his new environment. I think in a way it's a very relatable thing to many people, therefore I found that to be a rather appealing storyline.
As for the characters; I like the fact that each individual character is so unique, and different in their own way. It's nice to see, how their relationship develops, as at first it was off to a rather rocky start. With the fact, that they all had their unique characteristics, is what really made the characters their "own" in a sense.
Overall, I enjoyed this series, and I hope to find others like this. It would be even better if there was a manga, from the same artist. Certainly recommend the read.