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This review will be done for the two chapters that are available on the interwebs as of right now (chapter 0 and chapter 1).
For what it's worth, pretty good setup for a romantic-comedy. Obviously, I have yet to progress further so the majority of the story is unbeknownst to me (likewise for the ending) but I think it's safe to say that it'll progress and work out similarly to the first few chapters. As our narrator (male MC) tells us, because he's a possible candidate to succeed his grandfather's industrial conglomerate- he's been forced to live with a worker from the educational sector of the company. This "worker" turns out to be quite a character; I'll get to that later on. There seems to be plenty of ecchi and fan service with the rest emphasizing on comedic situations.
Really really superb. The designs of the male lead and female lead are both well drawn and appealing aesthetically. The first few color pages of chapter 0 (not sure if fan filled or not) was done really well. Background work gave an impression of being done with detail because it was implemented properly and not thrown in last second as filler. Other details such as text sound effects added nicely to the art style and the speech bubbles were clean and not excessive.
So far, only two characters have been introduced. The male lead- a 16 year old possible candidate to a large conglomerate and the company's worker sent to teach and evaluate his candidacy to succeed the corporation. Per his words, he is a perfectly healthy high school boy; and well, for the worker- she is "his maid, his educator, his guardian, his arbitrator, his childhood friend, his cousin, his little sister, and bride candidate". Whew, wow. Not sure how that cousin and little sister part works out but I digress. By the way, if you didn't catch her name- she's the one the manga's title takes after: Hatoko. Hatoko is an adorable character, not by being kawaii and lively but through her sharp words with that straight-edged poker face. She is no tsundere though, sorry. The chemistry, interactions and the way they play off each other's words and actions are a joy to watch.
A fair score for what I've read so far. If and hopefully when this manga is fully released, I'll come back to readjust my assessment. Putting that aside, as far the genre tags go, it's spot on. The story is a good read for your ecchi comedy needs. A easy recommendation for me and should be quite memorable when it's all said and done. read more