Name: Natsu no Kakera (Fragments of Summer)
Mangaka: Senkawa, Natsumi
Volumes: 1 (Complete)
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.04 (Ongoing)
Scanlator: Midnight Scans
Age Group: Mature
Mayu, the eleventh grade student, yearns after “Love of Summer”. Naoto Wada, a companion who pretended as a college student to picked her up, was her classmate of the same high school in fact…She responds to the relation which is called by Naoto ‘after school’ though he should be her boyfriend for a limited time. She wants to shorten the distance since she is not satisfactory that much. The cool attitude of Wada is persistently contrary to Mayu whose feelings are rising. When Mayu, who cannot control her feelings, throws an overflowing thought at Wada, he shows an unpainted face before her eyes? Moving & sad comics with full of happiness and sorrow in love.
Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5
Opinion: First review in literally 3 months and I bring porn. Kampai!
Anyways. I love the graphics. I love the way both the girls and guys are drawn very detailed but still adult. I just love when Yaoi artists do heterosexual stuff because their art is always so A+.
Now for the plot I do want to point out that this was the most graphic smut josei I have ever seen. There have been some where I was like, oh, they went this, this goes there and then keeps going. What I like MOST about this is that the smut is AMAZING and great but also the characters and plot are so intricate.
Usually in smut series that aren’t about tragedy you get very little plot and cookie cutter characters. In this collection of one shots you really get in the heads of the characters and can relate to their anxiety about relationships. It was interesting and realistic.
I wouldn’t say it is the best book ever but for a smut series it did a damn good job.
Final Rating: 4/5