Why did I not read this sooner?! Ok, so I’ve actually stumbled upon this manga a lot of times because the cover is so eye catching, just look at that leg (mmm) but for some reason I’ve never read it? But today I did!
As an FYI, this mangaka also did Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki, which I could have sworn I reviewed but I can’t find it, what kind of a fujoshi am I?! Keeping all that sexy to myself, I’VE FAILED YOU ALL
Jackass follows the relationship of two couples. Our main couple seems to be Keisuke and Shinoda, and our side couple is Katsumi and Aramaki-sensei.
One day, Keisuke takes his jersey from his older sister’s room, as she’d been using it the night before, however, he hadn’t realized she’d left her pantyhose inside. While changing into his PE clothes he finally finds out but tries to play it cool so his classmates don’t notice. Of course, his best friend Shinoda, ikeman of the story, notices and immediately sets to help him out of this predicament by taking him to the infirmary. While there, Keisuke changes in front of him and Shinoda can’t help it. Seeing Keisuke’s beautiful legs in the pantyhose turns him on and he practically worships them legs.
And it turns into that kind of relationship (hehehe)
So I knew this author could do cute and sexy and hot and uke combos since that’s what she has in Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki, but pantyhose…like, wow, is this a new fetish I’ve discovered? His legs are so pretty, I can see why Shinoda wants that leg action!
Of course, the whole “friends with benefits” (no sex, just leg fondling, lol) arrangement doesn’t last long as Keisuke finds himself liking Shinoda, and that’s really where the whole drama starts. Because Shinoda is the type to fool around and Keisuke is more serious, there’s this conflict of what they should do. Should Keisuke confess? Can they just go back to being friends? And does Shinoda like him?
Having no one to really talk to – Shinoda is his best friend and he doesn’t want to worry his sister – Keisuke ends up getting closer to Katsumi, who had seen them doing the benefits one day after barging into Keisuke’s room (they were already close before but now they even talk about feels)
And alongside our Kei x Shinoda issues, we also learn about Katsumi and Aramaki-sensei’s relationship. I really wish Katsumi had received his own book because I felt both couples needed some breathing room.
Because Katsumi dresses like a girl and is gay, his classmates sometimes make fun of him. One specifically (Haruomi) calls him Shitty Tranny and Katsumi is ok with it because “he just doesn’t want to admit that he likes me.” Coupled with this, Katsumi is dating the school nurse Aramaki-sensei, so there’s always that worry of them getting caught. But even so he’s persistent in what he wants and does everything he can to protect Aramaki (like anything, even blackmailing which was super hilarious!)
And because of his experience (he came out when he was a kid), Keisuke ends up getting quite a bit of love advice from him. In a way, if it hadn’t been for Katsumi, I think Keisuke and Shinoda would have taken longer in getting together.
As for Shinoda, he’s a little slower on the whole feelings thing.
Because he’s got the good looks, he’s always had some girl who wants to be with him, but he’s all about the legs (dumping them when he finds a better pair). He gets excited about ditching cram school and he bribes Keisuke with food and new shoes and really anything since he’s a little rich kid. He just always had this perfection about him and to finally see him with that kind of expression (above) was satisfying.
Overall, I really liked this story. It was really short since it had to be split up into two couples and moved quickly near the end (especially the fighting mess), but it was enough for me to fall in love with them and want to know more. I thought maybe there’d be this side story at the end where we got to see Keisuke and Shinoda as boyfriends and just being cute, but nope. None of that (#tragic).
I was also really sad that Haruomi didn’t have some kind of happy ending (even though yeah he was a jerk at first) since he pretty much showed he really loved Katsumi.
You guys should definitely check this out! Though they kinda have nonexistent dicks sooooo…only downside (LOL, there was a part where Shinoda was like ‘touch yourself’ and there’s like nothing there and I’m just laughing hysterically)