Aisuru Hito

Aisuru Hito by Yoshihara Yuki

Aisuru Hito by Yoshihara Yuki

The heroine is named Kinoshita Sakiko. She is 20 years old, and a college student. She is totally in love with her 28 year old university professor, Chifyu-sensei. He is tall, moody, and handsome, with short dark hair and sexy eyes. Unfortunately for Sakiko, he always refuses her very aggressive displays of affection. Yet she never gives up. Even when faced with a housing crisis, Sakiko goes to drastic lengths to earn money so she can stay in the area and continue her pursuit of her teacher. However Sakiko isn’t very bright when it comes to making money. She actually tries to sell herself on a street corner!! But her price is too high, and no one is interested. Then she meets a guy on the street named Natsuo. He is also really cute, with long blond hair. He is interested in Sakiko, and after one really great kiss, he takes her to his apartment. Things are starting to get steamy when they are interrupted by the arrival of Natsuo’s roommate. Guess who it is? – Mangafox

Yoshihara Yuki does it again. People on MangaFox were all “ahh its sick” “it was disturbing” etc etc. Really, it can be not to your taste, but if you’ve spent enough time reading manga and stumbling into things you later wish you could burn from memory, unusual is more appropriate than “sick”. Its a silly sex comedy. Get over it.

“Rant” over, it was an enjoyable read and I laughed out loud tons, as I always do at Yoshihara Yuki. The female protagonist gets a bit much if you read in one sitting, repeatedly just being forgiven because she cries, or gets put in the right despite being firmly in the wrong because she cries, or being loved because she cries. But she occasionally notices that shes a tad cheeky in this respect and hates herself a bit for it so I didn’t take it as bad as I could have.

But don’t let that put you off. It genuinely is hilarious, and I would reread (this is my second time anyways), the characters all nicely developed for such a comedic plot, and just generally well done.

The chibi protagonist was the star of the manga as always, this time in chibi cat form (I gather from the freetalk section which was kindly scantilated by the group that the mangaka is a teensy bit of a cat lover). The art was nice enough, but it was the absurd comedy scenes contrasted with some naturalistic down to earth reactions which made this a nicely varying work to read.

I mean yeah, its odd. Its a bit creepy. Its very unrealistic. But I laughed a lot so who cares?

4.5/5 (that’s -0.5 for it still being a bit creepy but the plot centered around this, and the manga didn’t take itself seriously. So nahh, again, who cares?)

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