The Ninja: A stealth fighter expertly trained in ancient Japanese martial arts. With his fiery combination of sheer force, considerable guile and devastating proficiency, no man can resist his skill! Follow the sizzling sessions with a young, innocent ninja-in-training as his master teaches him the secret methods of the clan...with a little hands-on instruction! Meanwhile, two experienced shinobi take their relationship to new heights when a tragic separation leaves one of them caught between a rock and hard place. Filled with over-the-top "action," boys in tight uniforms, and one very lascivious snow spirit, this romantic fantasy collection is one part passion, one part affection, and all heart. (Source: Blu manga)
This is really a compilation of three different stories, two dealing with ninja's and one dealing with something totally different. I have to say each story has a cute aspect to it which makes it exceptionally fun to read. The story is laid out nice, and neat, the wording is beyond fantastic and the overall theme to each one is nothing short of great. The only downfall is that you can see the similarity to "Uwasa no Futari" in one of the stories which threw me off but it was fun but still would've liked to have seen something entirely unique too. That's the
only reason the story didn't get a perfect score. Otherwise she doesn't focus on the purely sexual aspects, though there is a lot of sex in it, she really is able to give you a glimpse of how much love there is between the two individuals even if it is for a brief second.
Temari Matsumoto is nothing short of a beautiful mangaka! Her art style is rather bony but it has a shroud of elegance about it. It's got a softness to the lines that just makes every part of it (even those that are chibi-fied or meant to be "cutesy") look like it was given an extraordinary amount of detail. The action scenes are really good too, (sexual and non-sexual) and in all honesty I was driven in by her alluring art style, definitely beautiful work!
I was sad I had to give this an imperfect score but I saw too many similarities between their personalities and those of both "Bokura no Unsei" and "Uwasa no Futari". They may not have looked the same, but they carried too many similar personality traits with those of her two other manga's. That was a bit of a disappointment, the only thing that kept this score high was that two of the characters were rather unique and while they had similarities they had differences too but too may similarities to over look sadly. Otherwise they were great characters with beautiful personalities, not to mention they were easy to connect with as well which made it easy reading.
I really enjoyed this manga, despite it's faults which were mentioned above and despite being exceptionally short (which makes me sad!) It was very enjoyable! I love the alluring way Temari writes things, the beautiful way in which everything is said and feelings are conveyed with not only words, but with the body as well. She has a unique talent to really bring you into the story, make you giggle, make you laugh, and even startle you at times. She's definitely brings out the good and some of the bad yet somehow makes me smile too.
My overall is based on average, the overall makes me a little sad but it's true it wasn't perfect, but I still felt like she kept true to herself and her style. She not only gave me a good chuckle, she rather warmed my heart as well so it is definitely a manga worthy of praise.