jesymphony's Reviews ＆ Ratings
A wonderful depiction of an actually healthy BDSM relationship - there's actually communication here, folks. Rather than having a traditional 'plot', the chapters here are carried by the hero and heroine (in a functional, happy and actually very fluffy romance) trying out different aspects of their Dom/Sub relationship. The art is fine, but what really shines here is the respect, care and love that the main couple show each other. While of course, having consensually kinky fun times. A hot and delectable ride, highly recommended!
tl;dr - If you're looking for a mature, realistic, almost slice-of-life 18+ het manga with great chemistry and tension between the main characters, this series is worth all your money. What makes this series stand out is the strength and realism of the characters. Rio, our heroine, seems to be your classic ditzy innocent ingenue, but what makes her stand out is that these characteristics are all part of a very believable personality rather than a lazy plot device. Rio has a lot of agency over her body and her desires, which is so refreshing to see. And in perfect contrast is our hero Fujishima, a grumpy but ultimately golden-hearted office worker that actually respects Rio's decisions (a novel trait in these types of manga). While the plot is fairly typical in terms of its progression, it's still all done with a respect for the heroine's journey that never belittles her. Highly recommended - a gold standard among 18+ manga.