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[Jul. 11th, 2008|09:25 pm]
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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.

[User Picture]From: inga_b
2008-07-12 08:26 am (UTC)
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**
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2008-07-14 04:42 am (UTC)
I forgot to mention the cat! I love the story at the end from the cat's pov...so cute!

Meiji/Taisho/early Showa are wonderful periods for so many reasons, not the least for the clothing. Love the mix of the kimono and the Western clothing.
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