Minori no Te is a BL manga that I picked up because the premise sounded interesting and the art was gorgeous. The story tells about Minori Shigefuji who works as a chiropractor and offers his clients a little bit extra, if you get my meaning. Early on in the manga, we see him treat two clients who're both having issues, but the sex with Minori helps them relax and understand what they have to do.
If the manga had stayed like that and been a slice of life story in which Minori meets a new client in every chapter and helps them solve their problems with sex, I would have enjoyed this a lot more. After about two chapters, the artist introduces the idea that there is someone in Minori's past that he can't forget about, and we spend the rest of the story following the conflict that happens when Minori meets this person again. That in itself isn't a minus point because I prefer my BL with a plot, but unfortunately I felt that the conflict and the reasons for it were entirely disproportionate. When it was revealed what had caused the problems between Minori and his lover, I had to roll my eyes and wonder if Minori is going to run off and go into hiding if he burns the breakfast one morning. It felt like the artist really wanted to draw a dramatic and emotional reunion scene but forgot that in order for the reader to feel any emotions, they have to be invested in the story and characters first. Since the backstory was so dumb and made Minori suddenly seem like an utter idiot, it ruined most of my enjoyment of the manga. The potential was there, though, and I feel that with only a few adjustments, this could have been a much better title.
A special mention has to go to the sex scenes, of which there are plenty. We get to see Minori with three different men, and the medical office creates a setting and dynamics which are a little more exciting than usual. The art is very detailed and absolutely the highlight of the manga. If you want to see gorgeous men go at it and don't care so much about the story, then I fully recommend this title. If you're more like me and want a believable story and characters, this might not be your cup of tea. read more