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13th Jul 2008

The President’s Time

Rating: ♦♦♦

I really want to like this release. It’s gorgeously drawn and has a nice dose of silliness. Still, even though I embrace some of the insane plot lines that come out of Japan, there was something about this one that kept making me slightly cranky. I shouldn’t be cranky about this one. It’s cute! Yet, I found myself paging through, trying to quickly get to the next sex scene so I could enjoy that without some of the banality of the plot.

So, let’s get to the plot, or at least what is resembling one in this release: Mutsuki is the president and CEO of a cosmetics company that he inherited from his father. Now, Mutsuki is not charged with making the cosmetics company the best in the world or with making money hand over fist. No, Mutsuki is charged with becoming the evilest boss ever. If Mutsuki is not able to become the evilest boss ever, he will lose his position with the company and it will all be turned over to his uncle.

Since Mutsuki is an all-around good person, and only wants what is best for his employees and his servants, he is doing his best to become an evil person. He’s trying to start small by jaywalking and some minor vandalism, like graffiti, but he’s having a hard time even with these petty bits of law breaking.

Enter in, Makoto. When Mutsuki fails to play a prank on Makoto, he comes into Mutsuki’s life and a whole new world of evil possibilities open up. Casual sex is pretty evil, so is sleeping with a male, and how about forcing yourself on a male. Yup, all pretty evil. Mutsuki may just have this thing in the bag!

It really is cute, but it doesn’t have the heartwarming lunacy that series like Junjo Romantica or Love Pistols have. I think I have a hard time wrapping my head around someone who is as inherently good as Mutsuki. I consider myself a law abiding citizen with a fairly developed moral code of ethics, but I still can bring myself to jaywalk or commit minor acts of disobedience. All in all though, it really is well drawn and it has earned a spot on my keeper shelf, just by the sheer quality of the art.

Posted by Cynthia | Posted in ♦♦♦, Kirishima, Tamaki, President's Time, The | 1 Comment »