Natsuo Fujii is in love with his teacher, Hina. Attempting to forget his feelings towards her, Natsuo goes to a mixer with his classmates where he meets an odd girl named Rui Tachibana. In a strange turn of events, Rui asks Natsuo to sneak out with her and do her a favor. To his surprise, their destination is Rui's house—and her request is for him to have sex with her. There's no love behind the act; she just wants to learn from the experience. Thinking that it might help him forget about Hina, Natsuo hesitantly agrees.
After this unusual encounter Natsuo now faces a new problem. With his father remarrying, he ends up with a new pair of stepsisters; unfortunately, he knows these two girls all too well. He soon finds out his new siblings are none other than Hina and Rui! Now living with both the teacher he loves and the girl with whom he had his "first time," Natsuo finds himself in an unexpected love triangle as he climbs ever closer towards adulthood.
So this is going to be a review of the manga so far (58 chapters), so my opinions/criticisms of this manga can easily change by the time this manga ends.
Story: Oh man, if you're a dude who loves a good romance with some great ecchi, this manga will most likely hook you in INSTANTLY. The first chapter really slaps the reader in the face with some things you wouldn't really expect from a typical school, romance, comedy manga. However, if you're not hooked by the first chapter, I think you should probably refrain from reading this manga cuz the first chapter pretty much sets up the premise of this manga. I really don't wanna spoil anything, so for the story, I'd say just read the first chapter and decide from there. I give the story a 8 thus far because the story does indeed get really deep into the real world, but because of the harem vibes and what not, the story could turn some people off. Also, as a slight warning, there are SOME incest vibes in this manga, however, the characters are not blood related whatsoever.
Art: Holy balls. Go to that first chapter and tell me with a straight face that the art isn't EXTRAORDINARY. At least compared to 99% of romance, school mangas out there. The chapters don't stay in color throughout the manga like the first chapter, obviously, but nonetheless the art is amazing and consistent..there have been no occurrences where I had trouble noticing what's going on.
Characters: I can say that all the characters are likeable to an extent. They all have faults that can make you hate or love them. The MC can be really loveable at times, acting like a gentlemen and what not while other times he can act like Makoto from School days..seriously. Personally I love Hina-senpai, the MC's teacher, while many hate her because of reasons that I don't want to spoil...and I really dislike a character named Rui simply because I think she's super controlling, but others call her best girl. It really all comes down to preference with this most of these characters. I can't really say much without spoiling, I apologize.
Enjoyment: So far, I have really, REALLY enjoyed reading this manga to the point where I marathoned all the chapters in one sitting and couldn't even go to sleep last night because of it. However, people can have different opinions. I love this manga because I simply have a guilty pleasure of reading School romance love triangles with ecchi vibes and sweet romantic moments. Others might find this kind of thing weird. But I LOVE it. If you're familiar with Seo's works (like Suzuka, Kimi no iru machi and Fuuka) you'll probably come to enjoy this manga a lot!
Overall: It really all comes down to what you think after the first chapter cuz that sets the mood and story for this manga. If you don't like the first chapter, chances are you most likely will not like the rest of the manga. Right now, I'm REALLY enjoying this manga and I hope the story stays how it currently is, however, I have a slight feeling that shit might hit the fan soon which just might change my enjoyment level drastically lower if that happens LOL.read more
Note: This is a review based on the 87 chapters translated so far
Domestic na Kanojo had a pretty weird start, on the first chapter it was shown that our main character named " Fujii Natsuo " was in love with her teacher, Hina, who was known for being a very beautiful teacher. But that's not all, before reading this review you might have read the synopsis first, our main character lost his virginity to a girl named Rui for the sake of wanting to experience it. To our Natsuo's surprise, he ended up being siblings with the teacher he loves and the girl she had sex with after her father remarried.
Domestic na Kanojo's story is something that you wouldn't see everyday. It has a bit of NTR and incest if you consider step-sibling love as incest. A whole buttload of chapters are about Natsuo trying so hard for him to have a place on his teacher's heart while Rui finds herself to be in love with Natsuo.
The story can sometimes be frustrating to read not because it's boring or has a bad plot, but because of the characters; Hina and Natsuo.
Why do they make Domestic na Kanojo a frustrating read? For one thing, it's because of how Hina couldn't decide on what she really feels. Sometimes it seems as if she's forcing herself to love someone because they loved her. Her relationship with Natsuo is even more frustrating, on-off-on-off; she always thinks of the consequences if she continued her relationship with Natsuo, which was cut off momentarily.
As mentioned above, the main characters of the story are Rui Tachibana, Fuuji Natsuo and Hina Tachibana. Rui Tachibana, the girl she had sex with, which later on developed feelings for him. Hina Tachibana, the teacher who is clueless as to who her heart really beats fory. Lastly, Fuuji Natsuo, an aspiring novelist who has fallen in love with his teacher and is disguised as a " nice guy ". My biggest problem with the characters is Natsuo, because he's the type of person who wants everything to happen, his way. The way he always pushed his feelings to Hina, just for his sake.
There are more characters in Domestic na Kanojo but most are pretty irrelevant and are most likely tools for a harem for Natsuo (not really ).
The art of the manga isn't anything unique, but it feels suitable for the story it's trying to portray. The character designs are also fit, and adds a more realistic vibe to the manga; no hair colors for most characters other than black which is a good thing imo. It isn't messy and is really easy to follow.
As much as I felt angry and sad while reading Domestic na Kanojo, it was really enjoyable as to how Natsuo tries to find solutions to problems not only his, but also other people's problems; and as to how he pursues his dreams with the commotion of the whole love triangle.
Should you read Domestic na Kanojo? Sure why not. Even if you aren't into mature romance, it's quite good. It might depend on your taste whether or not you're okay with half incest.