Name: Otoko no Isshou
Manga-ka: Nishi, Keiko
Volumes: 3 (Complete)
Scanlations: V.02 Ch.10 (Hiatus)
Scanlator: Stiletto Heels
Genre: Drama/Josei/Slice of Life
Age Group: Mature
Summary: Douzono Tsugumi, who works for a major electrical company, spends her vacation at her grandmother’s home in the country. Her grandmother soon passes away during hospitalization, and Tsugumi decides to continue living in her grandmother’s house. However, a mysterious man shows up holding the key to the rear house, and despite not fully comprehending the relationship he had with her grandmother, they begin living together.
Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5
Opinion: So/so with the graphics. There are moments of strong clarity that I love, but a lot of moments that just seem droopy. You can tell it’s drawn in a very easy going way. It sounds abstract but that’s the best way I can describe me.
There are only two chapters but I kind of like it. The main character is in her late 30’s which is the oldest I’ve ever seen a heroine even in josei. Then the love interest is in his 50’s. Not the biggest age gap but it is definitely palpable.
There is something very light and airy about this series. Everything is just as it is and it is very refreshing. The romance seems a little forced but it can work out very nicely. Very adult. I want to see a long build up… even for a three volume series. Very slice of life if that’s what you enjoy.
Final Rating: 3/5
Extra: Nominated for the 3rd Manga Taisho Award (2010).