Fundari, Kettarim Aishitari manga. Heroine and male lead smoking together

Fundari, Kettari, Aishitari

Name: Fundari, Kettari, Aishitari
MangakaIchiya, Sumi

Volumes: 4 (Ongoing)
Scanlations: V.03 Ch.14 (2024)
Type: Manga
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama
Age Group: Mature

Summary:
Kaho is busy working hard every day and is exhausted both mentally and physically. Her only recourse is drinking with the handsome Akira, who indulges in drinking, smoking, fighting and having fun with women. She truly thought they were able to become quite good friends without any romantic feelings between them – until that night…

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

Opinion: I love this series so much and I know I’m gonna get flack for it, it starts off with dub-con. But otherwise I feel like this series is such a life-like depiction of adulthood and the complicated and messy relationships we can get into.

I love the art. The art is very detailed but still feels mature. I love the fashions the heroine wears she always feels like a strong independent women wearing designer clothes. The ML is also very handsome and fashionable which makes sense since he’s a “playboy”.

So the reason EVERYONE hates this series is the heroine and the ML have sex in the first chapter after a night of drinking. The heroine is very upset by this afterwards and tries to avoid the ML but keeps running into him and realizes she misses the friendship. It is dubious consent as the heroine plays it off as a regretful one night rather than sexual assault. And honestly, it sucks, but it’s a key pivot point for the story.

I love the heroine and the ML banter and the story after all that ends up being extremely thoughtful. It shows a messy and complicated friendship/relationship that I haven’t experienced, but I’ve seen a lot of my friends go through. This type of relationship is rarely shown with the maturity the heroine approaches it with and it’s really interesting.

Overall this series is an analysis of the heroine’s approach to adult-hood. What should she be doing on what timeline? In Japan most women leave their work when they get married but our heroine loves her job. She enjoys her leisure time at bars with friends which won’t line up with married life either.

If you enjoy Josei and slice of life series give this a try past volume 1. The first volume is definitely dramatic but the story becomes so rich in volume 2 I’d hate for anyone to sleep on it.

Final Rating: 4/5

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Scene of the Heroine and the Water God from The Water Dragons Bride by Rei Toma

The Water Dragons Bride

Name: The Water Dragons Bride
MangakaToma Rei

Volumes: 11 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz (11 Volumes: Digital (App) / Paperback)
Type: Manga
Genre: Adventure/Action/Fantasy/Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
One’s life can be changed in a brace of shakes. And little Asahi is unlucky in that: she suddenly finds herself in a strange world where people worship the mysterious water god. The girl is sure that the whole story about gods is just a mere fable but… why and to whom is she sacrifiсed to?

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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 2/5

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Basara

Name: Basara
MangakaTamura Yumi

Volumes: 27 (Complete)
Licensed: Viz (27 Volumes: Digital (App) / Paperback OOP)
Type: Manga
Genre: Adventure/Action/Fantasy/Drama
Age Group: Teen

Summary:  
Basara is a post-apocalyptic fantasy adventure series and one of the most popular shôjo manga of the 90s in Japan. It is the story of how a young girl becomes “the child of destiny” and finds the strength to free her people and seek revenge for the death of her brother.

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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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Game Between The Suits

Game Between the Suits

Name: Game Between the Suits
MangakaNishitaka Mai

Volumes: 5 (Ongoing)
Licensed: Seven Seas Entertainment (2 Volumes: Digital/Physical)
Type: Manga
Genre: Josei/Drama
Age Group: Mature

Summary:  
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…
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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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Bite Maker

Bite Maker

Name: Bite Maker
MangakaSugiyama, Miwako

Volumes: 10 (Ongoing)
Licensed: Seven Seas Entertainment (7 Volumes: Digital/Physical)
Type: Manga
Genre: Harem/Fantasy
Age Group: Older Teen (Mature)

Summary:  
Alpha genes produce people with exceptional appearance, intelligence, and abilities, but only exists in 1/100,000 people.

Nobunaga, born an alpha, will always attract other people. Despite having everything, all he wanted for was “a turn of fate.”

After meeting a woman that filled him with a need to have her and only her, the ultimate climax starts!
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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 4/5

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