Miki Aihara

When reading Miki Aihara’s Hot Gimmick series, it’s very important to keep a few things in mind:

1. It’s only manga.

2. No one actually behaves this way. (Hopefully.)

3. No one is looking to this series to teach them any major life lessons. (Again, hopefully.)

I suggest taking this series in the spirit of a forty-year-old Harlequin romance novel. If you can accept Aihara’s outdated sexual politics, the fact that the heroine is a total pushover, and the way that the love interests range from “seriously weird” to “borderline sadistic”, then Hot Gimmick makes for some massively entertaining reading.

...and if you can’t, well, don’t sweat it. The only other Aihara series thus far released in the US is Tokyo Boys and Girls, which is much less controversial. The artwork’s not as pretty, though.

See the review.

Everywhere for Hot Gimmick.

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Posted by: Julia


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