One of the summer anime titles due to debut next week, I checked out the source manga out of boredom
and Stripey you should too. The story revolves around Haruma who was given an *imouto* as a present for Christmas by Santa Claus one day because of a wish he made years ago (I love how Ms. Santa said that it took time for the present to be ready when Haruma asked why he got it only now). Abruptly saddled with the responsibilty to care for Choko, as he named her, the story follows the daily lives, trials and tribulations faced by Haruma and the residents of the apartment complex which he lives in.
The manga itself is fanservice galore and borders on soft porn, with the mangaka not even bothering to at least keep it decent. The art is extremely good and is of the realistic style. Fanservice angles are expertly done and screentone has never been used so effectively, which makes the manga worth a read if only for the art.
The characters are also the stronger point of the series as everyone is extremely likable from the naively honest Choko to the sexually harassing Makoto. Haruma as the protagonist is one of the more likable ones from series’ of this type and his character development is done very well, in between all the fanservice.
So far, only the first 3 volumes and 6 chapters of the 4th volume are out, scanlated by the awesome Kotonoha team. Eagerly awaiting the rest from them, keep up the good work guys :).
Selected Scenes from the Manga:
Sharing a tender moment.
One of the “Top 10 Best Things to See When Waking Up”.
At this point…I had flashes of “Pantsu! Pantsu!” for no reason.
Yeah.. that’s his crush.
Fanservice Time 2
God.. the screentone…the screentone….