Aug 2, 2018
For some reason this manga has been reviewed only by readers who truly dislike it... why?? If there is already a review describing the short comings, one should be enough. Was it really horrible enough to rate a 2 and review it as such a disgrace of literature that it was done twice?? NOPE!
Usually I only rate manga with a score below a 5 if it is truly heinous, and so bad that it isn't even worth giving a review. I find it a little unnerving that there are only negative reviews to judge this manga by, so I am going to write
one that showcases just how much enjoyment I got out of this manga.
Don't get me wrong, of course we read reviews to see if a manga is worth our time. And, it is helpful to read reviews that outline things readers may not want to read about. Such is the case with the rape scene, if you cannot stand a bit of forced intercourse, yes, stay away. But, I would like to point out that said scene is not over the top,and there is no shedding of blood or hellish bondage or mutilation at all. It takes up about 1 page and is ended almost as soon as it started.
So without further ado, lets start my review :)
Story: It's yaoi, the other reviews did have that right, it has most of the stereotypical scenarios that play out in most BL manga. But I found the format and delivery of the story to be good.
Characters:The attitudes and characteristics of the MCs are also correctly pointed out. There is an abusive uke (because he hates PDA) and an obsessive seme (to the point of stalking). But some how those characteristics charm me in some way. And lets not forget a better than average female character, the ukes sister. Most yaoi cannot integrate females in anything but bad conditions, and then they are removed from the story somehow. Plus one, right there.
Enjoyment: At the time of this review, I have read the manga twice. My initial score was an 8. Then I read the reviews and was in awe of how far off my score differed from them, so I read it again. Still sticking with a solid 8. The story kept my attention, made me laugh, feel for the characters in one way or another, and left me with a smile. To me, that's an 8.
Overall: In my humble opinion I think this manga deserves better than what was previously stated. Give it a read if you enjoy a bit of angsty college life and misunderstandings that result in a comedic couple.
Reviewer’s Rating: 8
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