Title: Kirai ja nai Kedo
Mangaka: Sakuraga Mei
Genre: Yaoi, Romance
Serialized in: Hanaoto
The spin-off of Warui Koto series which features the Student Council Vice President Yukimura Shuuji and the other delinquent Shinonome Ryuuichi. The entire school knows Yuki as the “demon” of the council so most students are afraid of him. However, there is only one person who isn’t afraid of him; even fondly calling him as “Yuki-chan”. This is no other than his nemesis, Shinonome. But Yuki has a dark past he wouldn’t want to be discovered. Unfortunately for him, Shinonome knows this and uses this to his advantage. Will Yuki succumb to this delinquent’s charm?
I’ve mentioned that I love this more than the first two story. I’m a sucker for opposite attracts and these two are the epitome of it! I get the feeling of push and pull between Yuki and Shinonome which makes the emotional tension within the characters.
It’s refreshing to see a level-headed, tsudere uke like Yuki. He may act like a bastard at school but he truly cared for what is important to him. Throughout the story, we’ll see his progression as a character. His monologues showed how much he changed because of Shinonome. Of course, that’s a change for the better.
Shinonome surprised me this time. We see him with Towa in the first books and he’s like the laid-back type of guy. Well, not that he changed or what. But there’s more than meets the eye to this guy. If you think Mikado is a sadist, wait until you meet Shinonome.
The blackmailing part usually makes me rolls my eyes but not in this one! It just serve as a way to get them together and not to pressure Yuki, even if it is the initial plan. It’s more like, Shinonome is going along with Yuki’s pace. They are complementing each other’s characters, it’s so nice to see Yuki falling for his junior.
THIS! This is a must-read! I swear, you’re missing half of your life if you don’t. If you can’t get enough of the story, this story have 2 sequels. So don’t miss those too!