Dec 12, 2013
MU tagged this one with the smut genre. Not entirely sure why, since there's not one smexy scene in this one.
The anthology consists of four sort of dated and boring stories. The art, while tolerable in terms of beautiful bishies being drawn is otherwise very reminiscent of 90's artwork. Heroines are not young or cute looking and none of the actions or expressions are remotely awe inspiring.
Characters seem very one dimensional. For instance, this heroine is inexperienced and shy and prone to clutzyness, and this hero is caring but not expressive; now let's mash this barbie and ken against each other until it seems like
they're doing it! That's all you're going to see in the ensuing 30 pages (not the mashing bit! ^^), and the characters never say or do anything unexpected or humorous to make your want to re-read or remember the story.
Premises are lacking in originality and secondary characters don't add to much. Some of the stories even leave you a bit aggressive towards the protagonists wishing for a swift kick to their tenders for being so pigheaded. Conversely, there's not even a single story that'll feel unique or touching that you'll want to share it or bookmark it for later.
If you're looking for one shots, try more recent authors like Toma Rei, Takagi Shigeyoshi or Anisaki Yuna (for some smut). I would NOT recommend this anthology to anyone but those stuck on a deserted island with no other options. (PS I pity those poor folks!)
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