Minori no Te by Scarlet Beriko

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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.

14 thoughts on “Minori no Te by Scarlet Beriko

  1. CRIM, I’m so glad to see you lost more BL into my reader, bless you 🙌🙌🙌🙌
    Though I’ve read this one, I’m really weak to Scarlet, all her mangas are on point ohoho
    Definitely agree that I wish this would have been longer, or that him massaging others would have been one chapter and give space for their relationship to develop. But since I’m weak to her art, I forgive all and absorb all
    Ohohoo, looking forward to more of these from you 👌👌👌👌👌👌

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    • YES, i love the manga i’ve read by her and just, even if there are little things i’m ok w it (tho i do like ones over others) and hehehe, i was missing the BL too so i thought i’d go ahead and start that up again! i have like a huge list of titles i’m reading right now but i need to post them slowly so i actually have stuff to post LOL i’m thinking of doing at least 3 BL manga reviews per week this month and if all goes well next month too :”D

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      • Wah, 3 bl Manga per WEEK?! YOU’RE ON FIRE CRIM, BLESS YOU 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌
        Good luck tackling that list 😹
        /hides hers as she’s procrastinating and it’s so much work
        /whistles

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        • oh i’m there, i think the reason i’m being so “productive” is because i’m procrastinating on other stuff LOL and man, i read so much junk but it’s always the reviews that kill me since those actually take work /Dies

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          • .
            Same, I always turn productive when I don’t want to do other stuff I should be doing, rip us ORZ
            Same same, I’ve read so much but writing? Hah, nah. It’s why I usually only write few ones for anime/Manga, I just never know what to say for 90% of them :’D
            /dies with you

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            • right! the only time i do know what to write is when i don’t like something much but when i love something it’s like /mind can’t function, making indecipherable sounds/ JUST GO READ/WATCH xD

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              • YEEEES! Exactly, that, if I love it too much I can’t articulate properly tbh. I turn into a blubbering idiot 😹
                I don’t tend to write about stuff I don’t like or hate, and try not to focus on them, cause I wanna have a positive space. I’ve only done two reviews about games that are bad, and one rant of where I explain why I disliked a character 😹

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                • XD I try not to rant as well but sometimes I need to vent a little 😛 tho I think my reviews are more on the positive side? And when I’m critical I try not to be a douche? 😂😂😂

                  And LOL I’m like that too when I love something, can’t think or talk straight 👌👌👌

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                  • Same, same!
                    If I know I’m just gonna trash on something, I tend to not do it at all. If it’s more I had issues/pet peeves, then I go ahead and go for it 😹
                    It’s a real fine balance between being critical and being a douche, I’m not sure I even have found it tbh 😹💦

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