Monday, April 7, 2008

Pet on Duty by Nase Yamato review

Pet on Duty

Author/Artist: Nase Yamato

Publisher: Boysenberry

Rating: M - 18 and over

Genre: Yaoi, Comedy, Romance

Grade: A+

Mizuki Tomura decided to go straight to work after high school instead of attending college. Six months after getting his job, the company he works for goes bankrupt. Instead of going home, Mizuki contacts his brother Koichi for help. It is decided that Mizuki will move into Koichi's dorm. There's one catch. Mizuki will have to live there in secret, like a pet. Toru Kudou is one of Koichi Tomura's roommates in the company dorm and is a bit abrasive. Mizuki is immediately drawn to this mysterious roommate. Mizuki continues to live with his brother, while doing chores (cleaning, laundry, etc.). The longer Mizuki stays the deeper he falls in love with Kudou, in turn Kudou softens his hard exterior and becomes attached to Mizuki as well. What will become of our couple Mizuki and Kudou?

This is an excellent read. The art is absolutely amazing. Nase Yamato-sensei's drawing is gorgeously detailed. The story is humorous, Mizuki is adorable, Kudou is handsome, and the zany cast of characters are hilarious. The presentation and translation are fantastic. They translated the sound effects, which help to keep the story rich. Also they kept some of the translated sound effects in the original characters as well. In some places the honoriffics were kept which helped keep the story grounded. I love it when the cultural aspects of a manga are kept for those who are learning about Japanese culture. I loved this manga so much, I read it at least once a week! I highly recommend it and I look forward to more translated works from Yamato-sensei.

***Review Copy purchased by Reviewer***

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