As with any anthology, there will be bad and there will be good stories. I'm just glad that there's at least one story here that I actually liked (unlike another manga anthology I read recently).
1) The Gaze - 1/5 star
This is horrible. Basically, this girl is really into a guy, but when she confesses to him he says she's not his type and then promptly shows her what kind of girl he likes: which is a stereotypical valley girl (or japan's version of it, anyway). She then proceeds to COMPLETELY CHANGE WHO SHE IS just so she can date him.
It works, they're happy and have
a lot of sex, but... you know... that's not HER. It's that guy's version of her.
Some things happen that makes her doubt his "love" for her and they almost break up, but then he's like "nah, I actually like you". And that's the end.
Sorry, but I'm not buying it. I'm pretty sure that he only "started to like her" just because she went through all those changes to please him. I really hated this story.
2) Deep Kiss - 3/5 stars
All this female main character wants is romance, but because of her big boobs, guys just want to use her for sex. One day she meets a rude boy and she finds out that he's only rude to girls he doesn't like.
So she plots a plan against him: she'll seduce him, have sex with him and then dump his ass! That'll teach him a lesson!
Except, you know... she ended up liking him.
This is kind of cliché, I know, but I actually liked it. It ended in a cute way :) plus, the sex scenes were great.
3) Magic Fingers - 1/5 star
It seems that with this particular anthology, it's always going to be a hit or a miss. This time, it was a BIIIIG miss. The main characters are already in a relationship, but much like the girl in the first story, this girl is willing to let go of her individuality just because of her boyfriend.
Actually, it's worse: she explicitly says she likes how her boyfriend's "magic fingers" turn her into a sex toy. Umm... okay?????
To top it all off: her boyfriend gets busy with work and she gets pissed at it and demands for him to choose between his job and her. WHAT?!?!?!
This girl is crazy, desperate and not at all relatable. I think she's the worst of all the 4 girls.
The only redeemable thing about this story is that the sex is very, very hot. But to me, that's not enough to raise the rating. It was terrible nonetheless.
4) Summer Memories - 5/5 stars
Ah, THIS is the one that I actually liked. The last girl in our anthology just broke up with her boyfriend and decided to move back to her hometown, where she meets her old friend and high school crush for the first time in ages.
She finds out he has a "girlfriend" and gets really sad, but still makes a move on him anyway. Things get steamy. They start to hang out in secret and oh man, they're actually SO cute together!!
I actually started to root for them, even though I absolutely despise cheating. But, well... let's just say that the story "fixes" that problem for me, which is why I gave it a high rating ;)
It's sweet, it's hot, it's short, it's honestly the best story this anthology has to offer.