Umio is a shy kid who just started his part time job at a manga store smack dab in the middle of the city. But his lifestyle isn't as glamorous as the neon lights that illuminate the city. Umio's closest friends are his co-workers who are all unique characters, to say the least, and although they're nice people, they have their quirks. They are a tight knit group of friends, have nicknames for each other and spend their weekends inside, sheltered from the extravagant scene happening on the outside.
Hello everyone, just felt like making a review cause I thought this series definitely deserved one. This is my third review ( HUGE achievement, lol). WARNING!!! Subjectively speaking, this review contains spoilers.
Right from the beginning of the story, you are introduced to a girl working full time at a bookstore in a red light district ( if that doesn't intrigue you enough, there is more) You can see clearly that this is not the sort of job this girl should have. This is because the shop is well known for selling doujins and doujinshis, and contain a lot of erotic content. However, throughout the series,
the main heroine encounters many situations where she has to live with this situation, and eventually by the middle of the series, gets over the situation, and rather grows fond of some of the aspects of the manga and doujins that are sold( definitely the biggest yaoi fan I've seen in a manga series).
Without even the main driving plot, this story is still something that is worth reading. There are two main reasons:
1. This story involves a whole cast of characters that are cute without being moe blobs. It is shown by their actions and personalities, rather than their appearance, which makes it a very enjoyable experience. Some of the things that make them appear cute are unintentional and/or comedic.
2.The characters all get a little romance( except poor camera-san( viva revolution for camera-san!)). They all get a nice little section of "romance" like situations, even though I don't think it actually results in any serious relationships ( maybe in later volumes?). However, this can also can be comedic at times too, which is really enjoyable.
The artwork in this series is not really great, but it rather helps shape the all around good feels this story has to offer, and helps portray the comedy easier. It also doesn't exactly have to be great for the story, because it is rather focused on non-serious themes.
This series definitely isn't the best out there, but if you enjoy good comedy slice of life series, I definitely would give this a shot if you haven't already.
Hope you enjoyed my review! Also check out the anime adaptation too! ( I enjoy it as much as the manga).
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