This compilation has a lot more going on under the surface than it seems. The first story appears to be the record of a series of squabbles between the insecure uke, Kan-chan, and his overly confident lover, Osamu, but turns out to be an elody to the psychological after-effects of death, grief, loss and abandonment, with hints of suicide. I like the underlying profoundness, which makes up for a certain pedestrian quality to Meiji Kanako's art. The second story tackles the same themes, but with a man whose parents abandoned him as a child, and the measures he takes to ensure he is never alone, but never loved. These stories are very bleak and, yet, if you can move past the melancholia, so beautiful and rich.
first story (ch 1-2) was really good -> 5 stars second story was soso, because I didn't like the ending - totally disappointed the seme choose Hira (it didn't even have to be Teru, but just not Hira please :/) And it was really weird that Hira sold himself for his school fees but then not really going to school ('sometimes' as he mumbled to himself) o.O And in the end he could just have persuaded his parents if he begged them on his knees as he said :/
If I ever reread this manga again I will only reread ch 1 -2!
kan chan was shock when osamu tells him that he is getting married. he quickly ask for a breka up but osamu doesn't want to break up with kan chan, which makes him furious. he blackmail kanchan that he will reveal their secret of being couple to kan chan workplace if kan chan really run away from him. but kan chan really hate about BI and cannot tolerate it at all because he used to getting dump by a three guy who chose to married. then, osamu forced him to go to a hot spring together if kan chan really wants to break up. kan chan follows him and he breaks into tears during their sex at there because it was too painful for him. he finally ask osamu to do not get married which osamu agreed easily and confess it was all a lie..?