|More manga I've been reading...
||[Dec. 14th, 2008|04:17 am]
Ore ni koi shite dousunda by Yoneda Kou (no tankobon out yet) is about a high school student, Toranosuke, who has to live with his obnoxious and horny uncle while his mother works overseas. They start off on the wrong foot, but Toranosuke manages to make a place for himself (basically by becoming the housekeeper because his uncle has no inclination or skills for housework). Unfortunately, Toranosuke messes up the arrangement by falling for his uncle...I've only read the first chapter scanlated by Vices and Devices as I haven't found raws anywhere yet (wish I knew Chinese sometimes...). I love it. Toranosuke is adorable, the uncle is exactly the kind of grouchy older man I love (though this older man isn't particularly old), I desperately want to read more.
Yumemusubi Koimusubi volume 1 by Sakuragi Yaya is a manga I'd probably like normally. It has a cute, innocent, yet strong-willed high school student in love with the nice neighborhood oniisan. The oniisan in this case is a Shinto priest, which is a BIG plus. What is repelling me utterly is the character design of the student. Ugh. I reject him completely. Weird exaggeratedly heart-shaped face, fake-looking wavy hair, and delicate elfin features...Don't know why, but seeing him just makes me want to smash his face in.
One room ni shitsuji. by Kirishima Tamaki is about a guy who rejects the huge fortune his deceased grandfather had left him and the butler who desperately wants him to accept his inheritance. As per the the title, the butler moves into the guy's small (and cruddy) studio walk-up apartment and serves him. Serving, of course, includes fulfilling sexual needs (overcoming the guy's protests). It's a comedy, it's silly, it doesn't really make sense. But since I like ultra-devoted (yet at times sadistic) semes, I enjoyed it....In spite of the art (not my favorite style).