26th May 2008
kicking fandom’s ass since 2000
26th May 2008
I think I’m too serious to enjoy a silly, frothy manga like this. Instead of enjoying it for what it is, I keep finding myself rolling my eyes at the absurdity of it all.
First off, we have Moriya, a high-powered executive of an advertising company. He’s got everything a man could want: looks, power and money. The only thing that’s missing is a face for their new ad campaign.
But wait! Lo, what angel is this that appears before us? It’s Ouno. A high-school student with a knack for getting people to do his bidding; and by ‘bidding’, I mean waiting on him hand and foot.
Ouno agrees to work for Moriya, but only after Moriya agrees to make sure that Ouno doesn’t have to do anything taxing. Heck, Ouno even gets Moriya to agree to pound him into the mattress on a regular basis.
Things seem to be going well in their little messed up world until a business rival appears on the scene and promises to make Ouno’s life even easier. Of course, Moriya gets him back, but it’s only because Ouno misses the care in which Moriya treats him.
This release is filled with so much melodrama that it’s almost scary. I know it’s supposed to be silly, but I don’t like over-dramatic, weepy seme-boys. I can take it in small doses, but a whole book of it just leaves me cranky.
I also didn’t like the pretty princess character of Ouno. I’ve never liked people who used the fact that they were good looking to get people to do their bidding. All in all, it’s a nice release and very well drawn, but it’s not my cup of tea.