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Sachie Wakamura's mother has just passed away, making her an orphan. Suddenly, a man claiming to be her grandfather appears asking Sachie to live with him. Things aren't as simple as they seem to be when she realizes her grandfather is the boss of a yakuza gang and she is to live with him and the rest of his men. To make matters worse she is assigned a bodyguard named Rakuto, who is the handsome, popular student council president at her new school. Sachie must now try to fit in with her new family and deal with her developing feelings for Rakuto, who appears to only see her as the granddaughter of his boss. Are Sachie and Rakuto destined to continue in this master-servant relationship forever or will her feelings finally be reciprocated?
Both Wild Ones and Harem Lodge are about a girl who recently becomes orphaned and believes they have no where to go until some connection they didn't know about shows up. Thrown into a strange new world, they have a hard time adapting to their new environments. This challenge is made even harder when the boy they are living with is in love with them. In addition, both male characters met the main girl character when they were children and fell in love with her then but the female characters don't recognize them. Both are sweet romance stories.
Nanami used to live in a ramshackle apartment with her father - a man who spent half his time gambling and the other half hiding from debt collectors - until one day the scoundrel ran away, leaving his daughter hungry and homeless. That is, until she meets a mysterious stranger in the park who deems her the new goddess of a local shrine! Unfortunately, Nanami’s new home is occupied by Tomoe, a fox familiar who objects to the presence of a mere mortal and immediately begins to bicker with the girl. If she can manage to form a contract with the troublesome man, he’ll be obligated to accept and help her perform her duties. But there’s a catch: Nanami has to kiss him first, and who’d want to lock lips with that awful guy?!
What they have in common:
- The stories both revolve around the couple and their developing relationship.
- Both girls in each story have the male as the protecting figure, and they're both ninja-esque.
- Both couples have complications arising from a difference in "status."
- Both stories have wonderful art, coming from someone who's very picky, and the bishies are lovely.
- While they both have humor elements, Shinobi (in comparison) is a bit darker than Arakure.
Both manga involve the relationship between a bodyguard-like figure and the person he is protecting, as well as the complications that come because of that. Both manga have elements of comedy and romance, though Shinobi Life has darker elements.
Both series revolve around a forbidden relationship between a yakuze heiress and her bodyguard. Unfortunately both series also share a number of flaws (like poor panel continuity), but if you read one and liked it (and didn't mind the flaws), you'll probably enjoy the other.
After the death of her parents, Tsukasa turns to her classmate Ryuji, a yakuza boss, for shelter and a job. Ryuji is generally grave, but purposefully indebts Tsukasa to him so that she has to keep working for him, and he can keep his friend near him. Tsukasa is a simple-minded girl who desperately searches for money to pay off her debts to Ryuji. To make money, she takes on suspicious jobs in addition to being Ryuji's bodyguard, but always ends up in trouble. Ryuji and Tsukasa take turns saving each other as they fight together against the spread of dangerous drugs and weaponry that would destroy Tokyo even more than it has already degraded.
Both Tokyo Crazy Paradise and Wild Ones are about a forbidden romance between the hier (or in the case of TCP, the 14 year old boss) of a yakuza group. Tokyo Crazy Paradise is a mix of both comedy and romance as the young crossdressing bodyguard heroine battles with her feelings towards her protectee. Both Mangas are really sweet and compliment eachother well; if you liked Wild Ones, I think that you will like Tokyo Crazy Paradise. Although Tokyo Crazy Paradise can be quite rude with some scenes of brief nudity, so it is not for younger readers.