Manga Review: Honey Darling

Honey Darling by Norikazu Akira

Publisher: SuBLime
Price: $12.99
Genre: Drama, Romance, Yaoi
Themes: Live-in Maid
Rating: Mature 18+
Volumes: 1 Volume
ISBN: 978-1-4215-4343-7

Note: Picture taken with my iPhone from my manga library.

Basic Premise:
Chihiro has no ambition beyond having fun. All that changes when he adopts a stray kitten. When the kitten gets sick, he meets veterinarian Kinazawa who offers Chihiro a job and a more stable lifestyle so he can care for the kitten properly. What starts off as nice job offer gets complicated when Chihiro starts to have feelings for the good doctor.

Sex Shown:
Kissing, fondling, pressed bodies, invisible penis, suggestive positions

Akira-sensei penned a lovely story with endearing characters. I love how she spends her author’s notes trying to convince the reader that this is a boy’s love manga not a cat manga. It’s so totally a cat manga with boy’s love tossed in for flavor, but I’m not holding that against it. The story focuses on the characters and how they came to love one another instead of dumping them in bed at first sight.

This is a re-read for me. I love how awkward Kumazawa is and yet he’s so straightforward too. Chihiro is the most dynamic out of all the characters. He grows over the course of the story. That growth is where his love of Kumazawa comes from.

I plan to read more by Akira-sensei. I’m sure I’ll enjoy that too.

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