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Vocalist in Search of Love Hentai Manga Review

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When she tells you what she wants, acquiesce.
via FAKKU

Sometimes there is a plan.

Creative Staff
Story/Art: Netoro Morikon

What They Say:
Techniques for getting taken home. ❤

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers):
Originally serialized in Comic Kairakuten from the October 2019 installment, Vocalist in Search of Love is an eighteen-page story from creator Netoro Morikon, who has five other stories on the service as of this writing. I’d read one of their stories from just over a year ago and they’ve had two others since then that I didn’t see. Wanting to go for the freshest of hentai, we opted for this story to have fun with. Morikon’s artwork is a big part of the draw but I also liked their storytelling from before that felt a bit more fleshed out than some creators while also having a setup that definitely felt like it wasn’t designed around just getting to the good stuff. But really, the kind of really rough and raw artwork is just so damn appealing.

There’s something adorable about the kind of situation that you fumble into sometimes. We’re introduced to two young adults that were at a rundown kind of club where he comes there the first Friday of each month to perform and she’s done the same. The two caught each other’s eye and have a connection which lead him to asking her to go get some drinks together elsewhere. That took a good bit of time and with her fully aware of the time the trains leave for the night, she misses it and asks to crash at his place. He’s certainly not going to say no, apologizing for how terrible his hole in the wall looks, but is just glad to have someone there even if she says to not mess around with her and just crashes on the bed. So it’s no surprise he’s a little confused a couple of minutes later when she pokes him in disbelief over the fact that he really isn’t going to do anything with her.

The two, who go unnamed in the story, are really quite cute as they talk it through a bit and engage in some foreplay. There’s some great hesitancy here on his part, an eagerness in hers that doesn’t come across as over the top, and just an uncertainty that comes from being unprepared for the moment. When she does finally tell him to just stop talking and to get physical with her, it has all the hallmarks of a first-time experience where neither has a huge amount of experience but does have experience. The light fumbling, the desire, the hunger that grows throughout it, it’s just perfect in that regard here. And a lot of that comes down to Morikon’s design work because it’s not like everything else you see and it stands out all the more for it. I love the way he handles both of them, the awkwardness of the situation, and just how enthusiastically fun it gets once some of the initial trepidation wears off.

In Summary
Just about everything with this was great. I loved the meet-cute moment at the start, the simplicity of people just hanging out and drinking together after performing on stage, and then the awkwardness of ending up back at your place while being on your best behavior because it’s been asked for. For it to transition to something more may be awkward on both sides and handled in the same manner, but once that connection slips to the next level, it’s beautiful. Netoro Morikon is one of my favorite artists that doesn’t have a lot of material and I’m hoping that there’s enough soon so that they can get a book as I’d love to own their stuff in a slick package from FAKKU.

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

Age Rating: 18+
Released By: FAKKU
Release Date: October 2019
MSRP: FAKKU Subscription


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