Satoru Hasegawa, a young real estate agent, lives together with his equally young wife, Aya, and their daughter. Five years into their marriage, he's not particularly dissatisfied with anything, but he's got a secret that he can't tell a soul! Satoru is helpless before Sayaka, an escort, and Eri, his boss at work, and he's been carrying on lively affairs with both of them. But then he meets a woman with the faint aura of first love...
This is a romantic suspense story about a man who can't tear his eyes away from that sweet but dangerous trap.
Plot summary: A complete idiot somehow manages (before the story starts) to get married, have a young child, and then start separate affairs with his boss and a pretty, young escort. The story begins as he reconnects with the girl he once had a crush on in high school--supposedly the one woman he ever loved. Most of the first two volumes are about the idiot trying to not get caught as he tries to balance all of these competing romantic entanglements on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I didn't get past that point.
**Out of morbid curiosity, I decided to skim the
rest of the manga. Surely it gets better, right? Actually... not really. The guy is still an idiot and asshole, who is still surrounded by beautiful women that inexplicably want to sleep with him. He still neglects his wife and kid. The only thing that changes is that the slapstick comedy slows down in favor of an increase in drama that is straight out of a day-time tv soap opera. Read at your own risk.***
Story (3): The fact that an idiot and asshole like him could attract the attention of so many beautiful women strains credibility. The fact that he's not been caught yet--despite being insanely careless--is completely unbelievable. But, if you like watching an idiot cheater almost get caught a dozen times in a dozen ways, this is for you. The first chapter implies at some point down the road he will get caught--I gave up before then.
Art (7): The art is good, I'll give it that. The character models are distinct and the backgrounds are well drawn. It's not the best looking manga I've ever read, but it's solid. And the sex scenes are well done, although there probably aren't enough of them, if that's the only reason you're reading this.
Character (2): One of the worst protagonists that I've ever run across. Most harem MCs are bland, oblivious nice guy. This is a bland, oblivious guy who maybe once was nice, but now is screwing every woman who smiles at him and blatantly neglecting his kid in the process. The women all seem like reasonably capable people, except that you have no idea why any of them are attracted to the main character.
Enjoyment (3): Some of the "will he get caught or won't he" hi-jinks aren't awful. If I hadn't started rooting against the main character at the start, they might have been funny or suspenseful. Instead, I was disappointed whenever the MC got away with something; that was most of the manga, at least the part that I read.
Overall (4): The art work and sex scenes keep this from being a completely trash manga. Still, unless you enjoy reading manga about a complete idiot flushing his life down the drain, I'd go elsewhere.