I can’t guarantee that I can keep pumping out these batch reviews on a weekly basis, but I’ll try. This post features three series with what some may consider as creepy, twisted love. Yuri doesn’t have to be all sweet, folks!
Series: Kuchibiru ni Suketa Orange
The author was actually trying to go somewhere with the constant references to the color orange and the sun, believe it or not. You can quickly figure out what the author was trying to do, so I won’t elaborate on that point.
Basically, the viewpoint character becomes infatuated with a transfer student and her obsession leads her to… well, let’s just say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery! As I said earlier, some may think her actions as creepy. You can decide on that. However, the series does resolve in a happy and unnaturally neat fashion. And at the end, I’m left wondering why the main character’s crush acts and feels the way she does since all we get are uncertain hints until the last two chapters. Maybe the author wanted to keep things intentionally vague.
Give it a shot if you’re interested about the desperate measures one could stoop to out of love / lust.
Chapters: 31 (and 3 side-chapters)
This particular series was a regular on the Tsubomi magazine (may it rest in peace). The picture summarizes the plot in a nutshell. Two middle school girls are infatuated with each other’s little sister. Since the little sisters are only in elementary school, there’s a real taboo feeling in this series. However, nothing truly criminal happens, so don’t worry! A series of experimentation, misplaced feelings, and hilarious gags – I would recommend this one to someone looking for a good laugh.
Chapters: 11 (Ongoing)
A rowdy girl meets a quiet girl who only communicates through rating everything from 1 to 10. Gradually, the two begin to learn more about and really begin to care for each other.
It doesn’t sound creepy, right? Well, the main couple are rather comfy and heartwarming, actually. It’s just the girl on the left acts like a creeper. Since the two main characters act nice to her, she’s kind of starts lusting after the pair. With her heavy breathing, constant blushes, and acts of stalking, she’s got these really bad vibes that just wouldn’t fly if she was a guy. I think she’s almost unneeded outside of dirty jokes concerning her chest, but I guess the author wanted the main pair to interact with a third party in order to expand the possibilities.
Not only is this series the cutest on this particular list, but it’s also rather funny. I’m impressed by how many jokes the author can come up when one of the lead characters only communicates with numeral rating signs. Hopefully readers aren’t too bothered by the stacked, creeper girl.