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Manga-ka: Okazaki Mari

Volumes: 8 (Complete)
Licensed: No
Scanlations: V.05 Ch.24 (Hiatus)
Scanlator: Stiletto Heels
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/Josei
Age Group: Mature

Summary: Aoki Kaoru is a 26-year-old woman who has never had a boyfriend. Normally unattached and unmotivated in her own life, Kaoru decides to start up a nail salon as a side business in addition to her regular job as a medical clerk. Although having a severe adversity to physical touch, she is forced to confront that fear when she meets a man who can’t help but touch others.


Graphics Rating: 5/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

Opinion: I love the art so much it makes my heart ache. Okazaki is one of my favourites for sure. It’s sketchy and wonderfully detailed. I just cannot get over the way she draws men. That jaw line.

ANYWAYS. The story is so great too! The progression has been nice and the characters all seem pretty cool. Even the heroine who is deeply flawed, still is in control of her life. Also with the hospital stuff there is some real information in there. I almost want to toss it at my friend who’s a nurse.

The romance is a toss up between two guys and I like both. I dunno where the story is going to go. Ugh, I love Okazaki. Did I just mention I love Okazaki? Cause I do. She just makes grown up women seem so damn cool.

Final Rating: 4/5

Extra: None

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