Hello, my darling! Guess who’s back? I didn’t stay away that much, though. I wanted to write something here as soon as possible, but scanlation duty held me back. Today’s manga is 童貞 (dou-tei), which basically stands for a male who hasn’t had sexual contact with a woman (virgin). The thing is that I choose it randomly and funny as it might seem [to me], I just finished typesetting about douteis in Yamashita Tomoko’s Stroboscope Extras (which is basically killing me, but that’s fine. I’m not here to talk about this).
So, what is doutei? An anthology. As an anthology you’ll find different stories and different artists. The mangakas who took part in this project are: Shiramatsu (白松), Hal Suzukura (鈴倉温), Makiko Saiki (斉木マキコ), Yugo Yugi (遊木ユーゴ), Akira Yoshio (吉尾アキラ), Eiri Izumi (泉水えいり), Kashio (カシオ) and Saori Nobana (野花さおり)
The cover belongs to Kashio-sensei.
Honestly speaking I did my research, but I know only few of these mangakas, dang. I need to do my research for the next review. Sooo, firstly, since I get lazy very easily, I decided to pick three mangaka out of eight and talk about their stories. Aaaaand here are our winners: Hal Suzukura, Yugo Yugi and Saori Nobana. Congrats! ♡*｡ﾟ٩(❁ơ ωơ❁)۶ﾟ。*♡
The first story is Suzukura-sensei’s. Plot aside, the first time I saw the two main characters I really thought they resemble Haruka and Makoto from Free! The seme really acts like Makoto, oh my gosh that Makoto-ish smile. Well, since it’s a short story of only 16 pages, there is not much to say about this. Who loves Suzukura-sensei might appreciate this cute work that talks about the first time of our main chatacter, Midou (also named by yours truly Haruka-like character). There is no sex scene, just cute smiles, kisses and lots of blushing guys, nngh.
Let’s go to the second story. Here’s our recipt for Yugo Yugi’s story: take an ikemen, take another ikemen, let the two of them meet each other, make them fall in love, add a beautiful artstyle and the work is done! That’s basically what’s on the outside, but the plot is kinda cute, too. The two main characters starts to get close to each other when uke-kun asks seme-kun how to get popular with women (he’s been reading lots of magazines about how to be macho and how to attract women). At first is just seme-kun helping out, but at some point they start to feel attracted and BAM they kiss. It’s an awkward, sweet kiss, really adorable, I swear. Alas! It’s followed by some nonchalance from uke-kun who ends up asking the seme help again, though, and you can guess how it ends up by looking at the picture. Really recommended story!
The last story features 6 pages of pure cuteness. Well, actually what to say… I thought it was longer, but just now I realized that Saori Nobana’s work is this short. Poor me. Anyway, in short this time the story features a couple. They already are engaged but it seems they still haven’t taken /that/ step till this moment. A story about their awkward first time, very short, but still enjoyable! o(｀ω´ )o