One morning, high schooler Inoda Nagi saves a kitten beastman from being bullied at the park, even though he loses the fight. Later, Mikejima Mao transfers into Nagi’s school, and he turns out to be the older brother of the kid Nagi saved. But instead of being grateful, Mikejima makes enemies of Nagi and everyone else in the class. Will these two ever stop fighting?
For the first few chapters, the story is cute. I was never really interested in stories where humans fell in love with beastmen but this one caught my eye cuz of the art style. So far only 2 chapters have been translated in illegal sites, I haven't found any official English translations yet but I bought the first volume even though I can't read Japanese. I have only 2 complaints. 1. I felt that the story was a bit rushed (but it doesn't really bother me all that much, in the end, the art style and cute relationship paid off). *Spoilers* 2. There's a second couple that I feel came out of left field and from what the drawings show it's kinda weird... Idk I might just wait for the chapters to be translated before I say anything negative without fully knowing what's going on in the story. Other than that I'd say this story is decent and worth a read if you want something cute and quick to read. (Might come back and change this review once more chapters are translated)
The side story really ruined this for me but I'll get to that. The main story is a romance between a human boy and an anthropomorphic cat boy, and if you can't get past that then I don't blame you. Thankfully the cat character, Mikejima's feline qualities are played for cuteness rather than fetishised, but the love scenes are still icky to see. However, there's a lot of heart here. The main character, wannabe delinquent Nagi, stood out for me. Best described as a lovable goof, Nagi is far from the usual sappy ukes we're used to seeing in BL manga, and his sweet interactions with a child cat character really made me smile. The character designs are attractive, although the artwork looked a little rushed and dare I say it, sloppy in some panels. The same with the story, I felt there wasn't enough time for it to develop and so some clichés and lazy plot devices are used. The side story, which focuses on a human side couple from Nagi's friendship group, really spoiled this story for me. It basically consists of a likeable character being assaulted and humiliated by his best friend, in a way which even a seasoned yaoi fan like me found offensive. I found this especially hypocritical since Hijiki has used the trauma of rape as a main part of the plot in her previous work. The way this story developed wasn't that original either- the blurred lines between friends premise has been done before and done much better in other BL manga.
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