I decided to take it upon myself to be the 1st person to write a review on this manga so here we go.
DISCLAIMER: if you are sensitive to rape,pedophilia,drug use,abuse,violence or in general yaoi this is not for you.
If you are familiar with Harada's work you would know all of her manga and doujinshis are quite how should I put this.... erotic i guess with all of the things mentioned in the disclaimer.Even with all that most of her works are comedy as well, and this is one of them.
Now before you read Yatamomo you should read the one-shot prequel Sumomo to get a better grasp of the story. The story follows a 25 year old baby faced guy who has been selling his body off for a living and usually does so by having sponsors aka some old guy that gets to do what they want with him and in return he gets a place to stay,money,food etc... and that part of his life is mosty shown in Sumomo. I find this story for a yaoi manga quite refreshing because if you are a yaoi fanatic like myself you know how most of them surround some 2 guys that have a romanticized rapey relationship with the "uke" usually saying no to everything but the "seme" carries on anyways and later they have a perfectly normal and healthy relationship or one of them dies or something i don't know. I'll try not to spoil anything but this part is about Momo moving away from that kind of life style and meeting a person he actually likes and wants to be with.
The characters feel real and not like some shallow sex robots or the generic yaoi characters that say every 2 seconds how their not gay to prove how "taboo" their urges are. Everything that happens in the story effects the characters and their decisions and its not just brushed off.
I hate to keep comparing other work for the sake of this review but i just find myself to be hating the art in most yaoi with the undetailed backgrounds sometimes no backgrounds whats so ever, really ugly looking characters that all appear the same with just different hair styles. Harada's art is very unique and it just keeps getting better as the series goes on.
I don't know if I'm just a sick person but I really enjoyed this and I usually hate when authors use rape as a plot device or to earn our sympathy for a character but Harada just makes it work and every part of this story was amazing.
If you enjoy sick twisted yaoi without it being edgy or whatever this is for you and i give this manga a shiny 10. read more