Number of volumes: 1, 9 chapters.
Warning: Includes NSFW material.
It all started with a girl getting shot down after finally mustering up the courage to confess to her crush. After that, she finds love with another girl, but the fact she can’t forget about her first cost her that relationship as well. Of course she coincidentally meets up with her first love again. This is the setting of our story.
Now for those who are expecting a brawl of bloody proportions for the hand of one helpless girl, you’ll be disappointed. this manga is more about coming to terms with your true feelings. All throughout the manga we see the 3 girls go through changes in their emotions. Struggling to find the truth while breaking through a barrier of denial or late blooming and using persistence and acceptance as the weapons of choice. All the while our protagonist (aka the prize) goes through the biggest character development of all, evolving from a helpless puppy who can’t do anything for herself into someone who wants to fight for both herself and the winner. Who won this battle, you ask? Let’s just say the end results will have you talking as both competitors put up a good fight, one more than the other. I did say fists weren’t traded…maybe instead of a war it was a more of an emotional struggle with reality and what’s in your heart.
You know, most of the NSFW manga I’ve read focus mainly on the upper part of your body and I’m personally fine with that. I don’t really think much about the sacred gates…maybe that’s because the ONLY gates I wish to enter (Besides the Golden Gates of Heaven) are my future beloved’s. Heh, 24 years old and I still haven’t found love. Last time I was in a relationship it was rushed. Both of us made mistakes and I didn’t have enough time to fall in love with her heart, only her body….ahem. Don’t mind me, just talking to myself again.
In conclusion: Yes, it’s dramatic and angsty but it’s also heartwarming and interesting if you stick around till the end. I guarantee the payoff will be a most interesting one. It certainly made my jaw drop. Honestly, I bet people who complain about yuri on TV being slow wouldn’t mind if the stories were handled like how this manga did.