Wow, guys. So I was going to review Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki but when I started reading it, there was a note saying it was a spin off of Minori no Te. I’ve tried to read it before and just couldn’t get past the first chapter because in my head Tatsuyuki can only be with Nozomi
But I decided to persevere!! In hopes of possibly catching any references to this book
Minori no Te is about a guy named Minori who is a physical therapist in a lesser known part of town. He gets a variety of customers ranging from members of the yazuka to well-known actors, but what they all have in common is that after receiving Minor’s ‘special massage’ they always come back. Of course, one day he gets a new customer who just happens to be someone from his past.
Or something like that ya’know.
I don’t really read summaries when I decide to check out manga, mostly I cover judge. If the cover looks good, chances are I’ll check it out. Or if the manga is by a mangaka I know, then I’ll want to check it out. Since this one was by Scarlet Beriko, I really wanted to read it. I loved Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki, so why not this one?
There is no story in the first few chapters. It was mostly smut, and as much as I don’t mind reading purely smut, I expected more from this mangaka considering the other reads. We have Minori who massages Tatsuyuki and takes care of his “steel rod” (as he calls it LOL). Then right after he takes care of this guy above, giving him his full attention, and I’m just, so this is all there is to this story?
If I hadn’t read Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki then I’d have 3 characters I didn’t know anything about/that I thought weren’t interesting. They just came and went, except for Minori but at that point my only thought of him was he likes sex
It gets a bit repetitive and boring
It’s only until the 3rd chapter when this hunk shows up and judging by how well he’s drawn, it’s for certain he’s the other protagonist (Lol). But of course, it’s not until the 5th chapter that we really get the whole story behind who this guy is, who Minori was, and why he’s been looking for him for X-amount of time.
I really think it could have been a good read (or a better one at least), if the first few chapters had gone a bit quicker. Or if something could have been omitted. As it was, we only really had 2.5 chapters to really get into this couple (and the last chapter was mostly smut)
As is, I’m not really invested in either character or their relationship
If you want to read some of Scarlet Beriko’s manga, I’d say check out Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki or Jackass! Who said it was okay to touch?~ but if you just want to read some smut, this one has nice scenes.