Scene from manga Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai - A woman grins at a man while he looks at her annoyed

Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai

Name: Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai
MangakaAya Nakahara

Volumes: 10 (Complete)
Scanlations: V.10 Ch.40
Type: Manga
Genre: Slice of Life/Josei
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary:  
The unemployed Shibata Michiko is betting everything she has on her romance with a younger man—literally. In order to keep him happy, she deprives herself of the things she wants and buys him expensive clothing and accessories. Since she’s flat out broke, she needs to find a job before she starves to death and loses her young love interest. However, Michiko discovers that the boy was never interested in her romantically. Depressed at being dumped and after a series of unsuccessful interviews, she bumps into Kurosawa—an intimidating former boss she used to dislike.
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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

Opinion: So this series was very different for me in the fact it was super Slice of Life based with very little romance. Slice of life in itself isn’t a bad thing, I love it, but it’s a bit harder to get through when the heroine is well… annoying.

The art is really nice and lends itself to the often comedic moments in the series. It’s not very detailed and is very round. Didn’t love or hate the art it was quite nice.

Now I want to start that by the end (like the last 3 volumes) I actually started to be genuinely invested in the series. The first half of the series is tough because the heroine is a cringey idiot. This ends up being ok because as a slice of life series we watch the heroine grow up and make better decisions. But still, very hard to deal with her antics from the first few volumes.

I don’t know what convinced me to keep reading despite the bad times. I think knowing it was complete was helpful. It also has a lot of very funny moments. I really love the banter between the heroine and the main male lead. They are really cute to follow.

I think it was also nice to just read a slice of life josei about a woman who is 29. I’m turning 30 myself this year and could empathize with some of her concerns about trying to “grow up”. If you enjoy josei and don’t mind a cringey heroine I’d say go ahead and enjoy this!

Final Rating: 3/5

Extra: There is a sequel that is more “romance” called “Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai R(Returns)”

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Screenshot from manga Kiss de Fusaide Bare Naide. A woman leans on a man blushing

Kiss de Fusaide, Bare Naide.

Name: Kiss de Fusaide, Bare Naide.  
MangakaFudono, Fudou

Volumes: V.0 (Ongoing)
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.05 (Jan 2021)
Type: Manga
Genre: Smut/Josei
Age Group: Mature

Summary:  
Sachiko, who was ridiculed for her lowness and drank, decided to ask Jun, a boy who is more beautiful than the girl there, to receive guidance on improving women’s power. But as a condition, Jun gave to live together and touch Shoko’s chest … My body will be developed for the too naughty doting guidance of a beautiful younger person.
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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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Marika-chan to Yasashii Koi no Dorei

Name: Marika-chan to Yasashii Koi no Dorei (Marika-chan and her Gentle Love Slave)
MangakaToyama, Monaka

Volumes: 3 (Ongoing)
Scanlations: V.03 Ch.10 (Jan 2020)
Type: Manga
Genre: Psychological/Drama
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!
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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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Dakishimete Tsuide ni Kiss mo

Name: Dakishimete Tsuide ni Kiss mo
MangakaMimori Ao

Volumes: 5 (Ongoing – Jan 2020)
Scanlations: V.02 Ch.07 (Jan 2020)
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/Josei
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary:  
Tamako Asahina, who lived without care, unmarried and without a lover, will soon be 30. But, an unexpected meeting swoops down from a familiar place…?!
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Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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Love Phantom

Name: Love Phantom
MangakaMitsuki Kako

Volumes: 11 (Ongoing)
Scanlations: V.01 Ch.05 (Jan 2020)
Type: Manga
Genre: Drama/Josei
Age Group: Older Teen

Summary:  
Momoko is just a normal waitress who works at a cafe, but suddenly a fateful romance appears right in front of her….
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Graphics Rating: 4/5
Plot Rating: 3/5

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