Name: Game Between the Suits
Mangaka: Nishitaka Mai
Volumes: 5 (Ongoing)
Licensed: Seven Seas Entertainment (2 Volumes: Digital/Physical)
Age Group: Mature
Sayo is a “modern” and uninhibited woman whose greatest passion, however, is her work. Her workaholics ended up removing all the men with whom she had a relationship, who complained about how much Sayo was “married” to her work. One day, a new employee starts working in her company; Ryouichi Kiriyama seems different from any other man she has ever met, but she still doesn’t know that underneath Kiriyama’s facade, he hides something else…
Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 3/5
I definitely wanted this to be good I even bought this series when visiting Japan cause it looked great. Unfortunately the female lead is boring.
So the art is phenomenal. The mangaka has such an obvious and distinct style I recognized it right away as the artist for “Hana no Kishi” a personal favourite. Detailed and josei-esque but slanted? Oval?
The plot is what bores me. The characters themselves are basic archetypes and the plot is done before but it still has a unique charm. I’d enjoy it much more if the heroine weren’t so boring. I get it’s her whole “thing” but she’s absolutely an ice queen.
I’ve heard it does get better and more interesting down the line and I’m only two volumes in. It’s a great workplace Josei regardless if that’s what you fancy.
Final Rating: 3/5