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From Viz: Kaya Satozuka is a brilliant secretary who excels at her job, which is why she doesn't bat an eye when she's assigned to be personal secretary to Kyohei Touma, the very difficult managing director of Touma Foods. It doesn't faze her when her new boss seems determined to make her fail, and she even manages to take it in stride when she discovers the secret behind his prickly behavior…he's a vampire! But while Kaya easily adapts to late nights and keeping a schedule of his "dinner dates", will her ultra-competence help when Kyohei's smoldering gaze starts turning her way?!
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One of the best mature supernatural romance manga i've read to date and certainly one of my favorites. The characters are strong, the plot line is interesting and keeps a good pace, theres humor scattered throughout but of a more toned down theme (not much in the way of slapstick). Interesting take on vampires included in the story too. Sadly there are not a lot of manga around that are similar to this and those that are are not even half as strong. Well worth a read if you like supernatural romance.
One of my absolute FAVES
I can read this over and over again without ever getting tired of it. I love everything about this. The art is absolutely amazing and so are the characters. I don't think anything has compared to this (in regards to smut) and i find myself comparing other to this. I swear this has completely ruined me for other manga's haha. My absolute fave <3
Totally Captivated XD
Each chapter got my expectations higher and higher, the way she was ONLY focused on her job, and the way he treated women, and yet how each other became attracted to each other. The most interesting part, was how he (who just treat women as food) got so captivated by her, and how he came to treasure her and his baby. That kind of plot and that kind of character growth is the key for a great manga, with great art and an interesting plot.
... Last updated on April 17th, 2012, 5:44pm
I can't believe I ever overlooked this...
This was one of the first mangas I came across, so I had a lot of choice when I decided to read this.After looking at the art and reading the first two chapters I quit...OH HOW I WAS SUCH A FOOL...I've come back to this about a year later and , wow it is really good, I can't find fault in anything.The fact that the manga only has 35 chapters is amazing, because each chapter was used to the fullest it really felt like it was an appropriate amount..The mangaka was amazing, because she choose story over money, and didn't let the story drag on for the sake of money.I'm actually happy I didn't read this back then because its really feels like the best manga I've read in ages...Seriously read it ! Properly ! Don't do what I did
This was unexpectedly good office romance manga... I have read it because I wanted to read some manga about vampire, but this was way better than I expected. I really recommend this one as one of the best romantic mangas...
... Last updated on October 4th, 2011, 7:34pm
Can't believe it's not licensed!
This was a surprisingly good story. I was not expecting much when i started reading it, but i liked the blurb. Turns out it's not just hot, but unlike many of the shoujo heroines, this one has a backbone!
This was so cute! I absolutely loved it! I wasn't sure that I would like it as I started to read it, but by the first couple of pages I couldn't put it down. It is the only manga that I can read over and over and over again.
It quickly took the place of my favorite manga, and I seriously don't think it's going to change.
Although some consider this to be misogynistic manga, I've found only few "traces" o that, and they are actually interestingly used version of Cinderella syndrome (Google it -_-). Main male character is a person with many complexes (not that it actually "redeems" his behavior, but who has ever see a "bishie" without some interesting "fault" ;-D ), and he hides them behind his "evil" ( ;-D) behavior (well, if I had to seduce multiple women just to feed, I'd probably be even worse than him >_<), and as it is shown later in this manga, feeding from only one woman is quite troublesome (in more than one way). On the other side, main female character is seemingly timid girl, which looks as if she is easily pushed around (Oh boy! those who think that are SO wrong!), while actually she is just someone who is not obsessed with being "on top" or being "the boss", and when she needs to, she can be quite stubborn and strong-willed, and besides, she is NOT STUPID (why does everyone think, that if someone is not aggressive, it means that he/she is stupid?), but actually quite intelligent (she shows it on many occasions). Besides, she is CUUUUTE!!! All in all, this manga has some interesting character profiles (although a bit standard type), without that annoying "what will happen next" angst. (bit of that is OK, but most authors go WAY overboard with it) I have to say I liked it, chuckled at some parts, was all "aw cute" at others, and had to bite my tongue to stop myself from going all "MOE" at some.
... Last updated on March 22nd, 2011, 9:47pm
Cheap thrills, very misogynistic.
Gross. I didn't finish it, but I've had enough seeing dumb heroines pushed around by jerks like this vampire. I can't believe it's so popular. Why people are aroused when the relationship is abusive I'll never know.
This is a decent read, but if you ask me it gets a little slow in some parts. The beginning and end chapters are a little faster paced, but the middle becomes awfully repetitive... lots of uncertainties and beating around the bush. I kind of skimmed a couple of the chapters in order to push to the end.
The relationship itself seemed kind of... unrealistic. I mean, yes, it's already unrealistic given the male lead is a vampire... but some areas where I felt a more dramatic response was needed never built up to a high enough climax. I never found any edge-of-the-seat moments, the drama wasn't hyped up enough for me... the drama they did have going was repetitive and boring.
Despite all this, there are other qualities that salvage this manga. I personally, loved the art. Not only that, but the female protagonist is strong, and doesn't always sit back like a damsel in distress. She's hard-working and actually has a personality. =)