Name: Pretend Lovers Serenade (Renai Gokko Sayokyoku)
Mangaka: Nekome Tochika
Volumes: 4 (ongoing)
Genre: Slice of Life, Josei
Age Group: Older Teen
Tough luck for Sayo, who was suddenly presented with the sight of her boyfriend cheating on her while at work. Thereafter, her boss forces a close coverage program on her, but the composer, Kobuchi Chizuru, outright rejects her! However, he will agree to do the program if Sayo agrees to be his contract lover?! An eccentric composer who doesn’t know what love is x a really unlucky girl at both her job and love life, a heart-racing lovers’ contract!
Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5
Opinion: This was a lovely read recommended to me by someone in the r/shoujo. I just joined and it’s lovely to talk to people who love shoujo manga as much as I do!
This series is quite sweet and a nice light read. It reminds me of many of the explicit erenta smut in pacing but it’s more story focused, which I like. The plot is a bit clunky but it’s still an addicting read, I couldn’t stop!
The art is not my favourite. It’s not bad but it doesn’t stand out. It has a very rounded feel, including the guys which isn’t my thing.
The characters are very interesting. While it isn’t actually talked about it seems like the main guy has autism and has difficulties connecting with others. In that sense it actually seems very sweet the way they navigate their relationship.
This series is a great shoujo/josei light read if you’re looking for something new.
Final Rating: 3/5