Name: Kakene Nashi no LOVE Torihiki
Mangaka: Minami, Kanan
Volumes: 1 (Complete)
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.05 (Complete)
Scanlator: Shoujo Magic (Closed)
Age Group: Teen
1-3) Kakene Nashi no LOVE Torihiki (A Love Transaction without Overcharging)
Since Ami Kirisawa’s father passed away, she’s had to make it on her own. Now she’s built a reputation as an enterprising young woman who will do anything for money. However, when Ruka Hakomori (of the Hakomori Financial empire) makes assumptions about how much of Ami his money can buy, Ami fearlessly proves him wrong. Ruka decides he wants her to help him get out of a marriage interview, but opposing Ruka’s ruthless parents isn’t going to be easy, no matter how fearless Ami is.
4) Kokoro Goku Ama-jitate (Very Sweetly Cut Heart)
Suzuko runs into Riki-kun while shopping for Valentine Chocolate. When he learns that she doesn’t have a boyfriend, he asks her to give him chocolate that day. The two become close but will Riki-kun’s fanclub grows jealous and will do everything they can to separate them. Will they succeed or will love triumph?
5) Kyokou Shinwa ~Sekando Reipu~ (Made-up Myth ~Second Rape~)
This is a serious story about the effects of rape. Wakana is a shy and unspectacular girl who has been text messaging the spectacular Taku for three months. Suddenly, Taku suggests that they meet, and when they do… he rapes her. Wakana goes to the police, only to go through “second rape” — the doubts of others who think she brought it on herself.
Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5
Opinion: Older drawings. From the creator of Honey X Honey Drops. A little more ordinary then her more recent work.
The first story is really sweet. About money. It was good for a oneshot but so… plain. It was good but a little boring.
Second story is short and sweet. Valentines day things.
The third one is something that everyone should read. In manga there are a lot of stories with rape, including in a lot of Minami Kanan’s work, but it is wrong. The story is strong and provides a realistic view of what its like living after rape. Read it!
Final Rating: 3/5
Extra: From the creator of Honey X Honey Drops.