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Nitta Shin finds himself saddled with a sudden, crushing debt. His loan agent tells him he can escape repayment if he keeps a particular woman company. He gradually learns that this arrangement might not be as easy as he once thought.
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It is a good story. Main heroine is a tsundere, but not your usual tsundere type but the classical (oldfashioned) tsundere of the 80's. Starts aloof but progresses to dere eventually. Those who vote the tsundere tag down obviously dont know much about tsundere and just hang on Type A tsundere definition which is incorrect.
Its a good story of finding a relationship, but it gets complicated and more exciting than simple love story. Explores human loneliness and the meaning of friends. Sex scenes are often but doesnt really make the story less good in most cases.
A deep story, complicated characters and hot tsundere (albeit not Type A) main heroine. This is a formula to a successful manga.
Edit. After ch 24 I have to down a rating a little. Kano did not betray Nitta as there was no relationship but she did betray the reader since the whole progression of her character went out of the window with that chapter. Not to mention a really poorly done ending. Still good manga, but not great.
... Last updated on January 1st, 2013, 12:47pm
Is keeps reading with the great art style, but if your looking for a story its really hard to follow at the beginning. They should have had a few pages showing how his life is usually unlucky, then continued with what they started with.
This manga did everything that is expected of a mature, romance, slice of life manga: I got incredibly attached to the characters and to the relationship that formed between them. That feeling that you get at the end of a series when you are sad to see it end is really the defining point of a good manga.
At first I thought this was just gonna be another pointless manga full of smut (well its a bit more than that for this one) so I was kind of hesitant to read it but man I'm glad I did! There's actually a good plot not to mention twists in the story and character development. I love how nothing was rushed and kept at a perfect pace, especially with the romance. Just one thing...
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Didnt really like the ending! I mean he waited 3 years, finally gets a call from her then has to wait again because she wants to go abroad?! And all he says is "I'll be right here" I mean c'mon, the ending could've been way better!
Despite all the sex and smut, it actually is really good ( or atleast has the potential to be). the relationship that the main character and the girl have is quite interesting I can't wait to read more DD But it could ease up on the sex scenes....
Finally i feel like penning down a comment
Okay, i have been reading this series ever since i found it here in MU and i dont know why i never ended up commenting on it even though this is on my top 10 list of closely followed shoujo manga. But now that it has ended, i couldnt help but drop a comment on it. Some parts maybe considered spoiler so.. i am using spoiler tag-
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At first i was like, "WHaaaaaaaaaaat? thats it?" i mean cuh mon... he could have aleast confessed properly.i mean he cant be shy with some one he slept with like a million times already.,..but then i realised after a while that thats the beauty of the story... this has elevated smut genre to such a level.. matyre and beautiful not vulgar at all. So much was said without him confessing..and he said he will wait..so that means they have future together...it would have been too unrealistic if things were not sorted out and their equations specially. They both needed to sort themselves out..and by god , Nitta looked damn hot in the last chapter..more than ever! And grown up Kano chan is really beautiful.. this is hands down the best smut manga i ever read, and one of top 5 shoujo(short) that i read.
I would have given it full 10 points, if not for the vague ending.
Great series will lots of twists.
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Started following this series since I've finish the other series, Koi wo Suru no ga Shigoto desu. Concept is great and the drawing is really nice. Story is pretty good too. The mangaka never really put any elements of cheating/betrayal in that series which I enjoy reading. Not really big fan of cheaters, it pisses me off. Even though it's known that Kano has many orgys way before Nitta came along, it was nice to know she threw it away until the end of volume three. I'm a supporter of Nitta since he's the one that seems to be thrown left and right being played. Kano seems to play around with him and if you have read end of volume 3, you quickly see that everything that was built up, blew up and shattered and quickly you see Kano back to her old ways without realizing what she been doing. So I'm hoping it ends volume 4 and knowing this mangaka, it should be a good ending like Koi wo Suru no ga Shigoto desu, or atleast I hope so. I'll keep reading, but the chapter 24 kinda pissed me off that when Kano quickly went back to the orgys. Not really a big of reading about her getting done in by 3 guys. I felt Nitta got betrayed! Wasn't expecting it since Harumi Chihiro hasn't done this in any other the other series I read by her.
Updating since the series ended. I've greatly enjoyed this series and ending was great. Volume 4 was a great read and definitely cleared everything I was worried about in this series.
... Last updated on April 16th, 2012, 4:03pm
Can't Stop Reading!
Yes, it does have a lot of sex scenes and probably some could be avoided, but I really like the main characters, they're not the usual useless male and soft female lead. Both of them have a unique character and the story is keeping me interested so far. Also hope for some development from now on but anyways a good read.
More developement, please!
So far "Velvet Kiss" has been interesting. The relationship between the two main leads - typical salary-man gets together with an atypical tsundere girl - is really intriguing. My only complaint is that there is too many sex scenes. Don't get me wrong, they spice up the manga as they are all beautifully drawn but some chapters could very well do without them. In my opinion, more focus on developing the story would clearly benefit the manga. However, seeing as "Velvet Kiss" is serialized in an adult magazine, one would guess that there won't be any changes soon in that department.
As AMetroid points out and as should be expected from Harumi Chihiro, the manga spends a lot of time on sex scenes, that, although inexplicit, don't leave overly much to the imagination. Spending more time on the story would be welcome. Nevertheless the story comes through reasonably well, more than well enough for a light entertainment.
The art is well drawn: not only neat and easy to follow but also just generally pleasant to admire. I also agree with Darknemo, the characters are well made, the salary man hero as well as our not-so-typical tsundere heroine.
Further to that, the plot (as far as the 9th chapter) is intriguing and has a mix of slice-of-life, slowly developing romance between the hero and heroine, hints at their pasts and a bit of foreshadowing for suspense. The exploration of love, friendship, sex and money is far from brilliantly unique so dont expect this to manga to change your world philosophy but it is very well executed and has its touching moments.