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Takayama is in constant denial about the fact that he is gay. While at work he begins to take note of successful and peerless Ishikawa, who eyes him hungrily - like a puma in hot pursuit of his prey! When Ishikawa is accidentally outed, he is infuriated.
Ace marketer, Ishikawa, out-performs everyone in the marketing department of this highly competitive firm, but when he has a bad day, he takes out his frustrations by sexually assaulting his gay co-worker, Takayama, who has just landed a big contract. Will Takayama be able to turn this into victory? Tsunoda Ryoku always spins a good story, and her workplace dramas actually involve people working at their jobs. This one requires moving past the rape-trope (which Blue claims — April 24, 2014 10:27 pm, http://www.mangago.com/home/mangatopic/520995/ — was incorrectly translated according to her licensed copy), but unlike most of these sorts of stories, this one ends with a more equal power distribution than it starts off with. It's worth reading for that alone.
This didn't seem like a manga I was gonna love from the summary but it turned out to be sooooo good-it's sweet, without being sickly sweet. It has heart and the characters are decently developed considering that it's not that long-I love the power imbalance between the elite, salary man Ishikawa and his coworker and uke, the kindhearted, laid back & Takayama-since Ishikawa is straight the realistic Takayama doesn't want to risk the broken heart that's sure to come from getting involved with Ishikawa-but since Ishikawa id t a man to take a no easily and he's got the serious hots for Takayama-he relentlessly pursues Takayama who after getting raped by him is no longer intimidated by Ishikawa's prowess in sales-realizing that his idol is just as emotionally immature as anyone else not only makes Takayama more comfortable with Ishikawa, it also has him fsllng for him-mild angst ensues as Takayama struggles with his fear of dating a straight man-it's just a solidly good story, with an engaging plot and a lot of heart