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Living Together ~Holiday~ Hentai Manga Review

3 min read
Good clean fun.

One must admire one’s work.

Creative Staff
Story/Art: Mikarin

What They Say:
The daily life of a girlfriend who spends her days at home totally naked and the boyfriend who wants to have sex.

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers):
Originally serialized in Comic X-Eros from the November 2018 installment, Promise is a twelve-page story from creator Mikarin, who has a dozen other works on the service. This marked my second experience with this particular creator but definitely won’t be my last. Mikarin’s artwork is definitely fun here and there’s a good cleanliness to it that’s appealing even if it just looks like it might not be as detailed. A few more pieces to the backgrounds would help but I like that we get any backgrounds sometimes..

With this being a short story it does get down to business kind of fast but I was impressed that there’s enough material before that to make it work better. We get the standard boyfriend/girlfriend mix here at home that’s described as her always wanting to be naked and him always wanting sex, which she doesn’ always want. While sitting around, he asks her to play a game of navel golf as he’s frustrated with how poorly his last game when. She finally comes around to the idea since it sounds fun but she didn’t really realize what it meant. That has him tossing her legs wide and pointing out that they need to take care of the rough first, since you can’t play golf with that much bush to grab the ball. Oh, euphemisms! That it works both ways is comical and while you may groan more than laugh, I really did enjoy that we get a creator that took the time to have his lead, Keita, shave his girlfriend. That’s some real intimacy.

Of course, once he gets that done he’s no longer interested in playing golf itself but rather enjoying the fruits of his shaving labor. Which, as sensitive as she is now, drives hers more into it than she expected as well. The back half of the twelve pages of this goes into the actual action and it’s got a good sense of fun about it. The lightness of the backgrounds doesn’t turn it into a whimsical of dream-like event but it keeps things focused well on the characters themselves. The action isn’t the best you’ll ever see and the character designs are pretty standard when you get down to it, but when you build in the silliness at the start and the intimacy of the shaving sequence, that gives the by the numbers vanilla sex at the end a good bit more meaning.

In Summary
I tend to not do too many twelve-page stories since they’re usually just action and nothing else and I like a little story and character to go with that. But Mikarin slides enough of that in here so that it works and is a fun bit that makes you grin throughout it. It’s a breezy little story with a sense of fun that enjoys itself, which is something that I definitely enjoy as a bit of a palette cleanser.

Content Grade: B+
Art Grade: B
Text/Translation Grade: B+

Age Rating: 18+
Released By: FAKKU
Release Date: November 2018
MSRP: FAKKU Subscription

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