The unemployed Shibata Michiko is betting everything she has on her romance with a younger man—literally. In order to keep him happy, she deprives herself of the things she wants and buys him expensive clothing and accessories. Since she’s flat out broke, she needs to find a job before she starves to death and loses her young love interest. However, Michiko discovers that the boy was never interested in her romantically. Depressed at being dumped and after a series of unsuccessful interviews, she bumps into Kurosawa—an intimidating former boss she used to dislike.
Avelys Rating: 8/10
Avelys Notes: After reading the description of this manga, I wasn’t sure I would love it. It sounded like the female protagonist would be a complete moron but I took a chance after I saw it being compared to Hotaru no Hikari, which is one of my favorite manga (and yes, there are a lot of similarities!) We are introduced to our MC (I found her charming right away), who despite not making good decisions, you quickly learn is not due to being a complete a moron. She’s the type that works really hard on something, whether it being giving 100% at her job or giving 100% of dedication to a man. But her intentions are not always understood. It appears as if the object of her affections doesn’t really see her in “that” way. Then we are introduced to our MC’s old boss, who is a strict, angry person who she doesn’t like at all. Throw all this into the mix and we have this manga. It’s very funny, and the dialogue between the characters is really good. Especially between MC and her old boss. I really loved the background story between both characters (given right away in chapter one) as it gave a lot of insight to who they are. As the manga went on, it felt a little draggy but the banter more than makes up for it. This manga is currently being scantalated and there are only around 13 chapters translated into english. I took the liberty to read the scans in spanish so :] You can find both english and spanish scans in the “Read Online” link below.
Read 23/?? Chapters