Yuri-sensei wa kyou mo joukigen is another manga by Kinoshita Keiko that is just pure love. It features a willful writer who teases his editor like a little boy who teases a girl he likes. It doesn't help that the editor is dense beyond all belief. What makes it a delight is its sweetness. The writer isn't a jerk, the editor doesn't angst too much, nothing romantic happens for a lot of the manga (though Kinoshita-sensei faithfully goes through the cliches beloved of this genre, with the writer getting some "cuddling" via scary stories as well as pretending that he needs to reenact a suggestive pose for his work) but when it does happen it's so natural.
I love that the writer is always wearing a kimono constantly (though he did look good in a suit as well). I love that the men wear three-piece suits. I love how the kimono slips off the writer's shoulder at times and hangs loose at others. XD
Writer is fed up by editor's misguided angst about a previous sexual encounter. He exclaims, "I though you were an idiot but not THIS idiotic! I won't allow you to reject me for such idiotic thoughts!"
And then he demands to the editor, "Tell me you love me." When the editor complies, he is pleased.
I've just recently got this one too and really LOVED it :)
Kinoshita Keiko used to turn me off with her very heavy jaws and thick lips. Though I see and understand the beauty of her lines, the faces were a turn-off somewhere on the physical level of attraction/repulsion :( But finally sensei did slimmer faces and thin lips and it worked so well for me :))
and the story is just wonderful: I love writer x editor pairing! And early Showa setting! And the cat! **so much love**