This time, I’ll be mentioning a mangaka that I’ve get to know through Twitter first, not from their scanlated works (strange enough) and they were so kind with replying the tweets, it was nice having small talk and obviously I loved their style, so I bought one of sensei’s works. Now its 3 chapters are scanlated! I’m talking about Gentei Kareshi by Yamasaki Uni.
Daiki is a university student and seems like a care-free person. He sees a dark-haired classmate, Mutsui and starts developing feelings towards him. However, Mutsui has a cold air around him, doesn’t seem like talkative at all. One night, Daiki sees a person really looks like Mutsui and follows her, only to find Mutsui, cross-dressing as a woman. Mutsui works as a rental boyfriend in a company and Daiki, not being able to find any other way to get close to him, starts to rent Mutsui occasionally.
What made me happy is that the characters and the relationship between them are not stereotypical, no matter how much it seems that way from the summary. Both of them are calm and composed, logically analyse what they expect from each other and don’t step over the boundaries they agree on. Daiki is a kind person, not our usual rich bastard who thinks he can own people with money. It’s easy to fall on the generic side with these kind of stories, the cross-dresser is seen as a woman by the seme, so it’s “easier to do it”, seme feels entitled to do anything he wants because he rents the other party etc. It’s really going sweet and fun, I really recommend these series.
If you read the series, I’d be more than happy to hear your thoughts on this!
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Header Image : Cover of Gentei Kareshi by Yamasaki Uni