Name: Marika-chan to Yasashii Koi no Dorei (Marika-chan and her Gentle Love Slave)
Mangaka: Toyama, Monaka
Volumes: 3 (Ongoing)
Scanlations: V.03 Ch.10 (Jan 2020)
Age Group: Mature
Summary: “It’s because Yuu-kun is Marika’s slave!” One day, my childhood friend Marika, whom I haven’t met in 4 years suddenly appeared in front of me and said that. What…?! Was her personality always like that? Actually, hold up. Ever since then, I intentionally put some distances between Marika and I… Yes, after she saw me doing that…
A provocative and tantalizing heart-throb! Thus begins the battle for dominance & back-and-forth game of love!
Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5
Opinion: This series really caught me by surprise and I wasn’t really sure what I was reading for the first few chapters. That said this series is refreshingly unique in its own way and a great read.
The art reminds me more of shounen rather than shoujo which I don’t really like. The women are drawn in a very child like way that I’m not a fan of. I don’t know how else to describe it but very shounen.
The plot is incredibly unique that chapters alternate from the male lead to the female leads perspective. It’s very interesting to see both sides and see their true intentions because often the way people act isn’t honest. Especially in relationships we often find ourselves changing ourselves to be more appealing to the ones we love.
That said a lot of the miscommunications end up more cringey than heartfelt. It’s been fun to read and very unique but it can be a bit TOO much at many moments. Still interested to see how it finishes.
Final Rating: 3/5