After having seen an essay on the manga Goshujin ni Amai Ringo no Okashi in Yuri Hime, I kind of expected something more than there was. -_-; I mean, for the little enough in there – it was awfully long essay.
The title story follows a girl who takes the position of maid for a wealthy household and who, through force of will and positive disposition, changes the outlook of the sulky master of the house. This is followed by a Yaoi/BL story of a prisoner and warden, that was the best, certainly the most engaging, story in the book.
Last up is the one Yuri story, “Greenhouse Dancing Club,” which is so mildly Yuri that I’m still not sure that it was worth reading, unless what you like to read most is endless variations of barely crushes among two-dimensional high school girls at, you guessed it, an all-girls school. Honestly, it was so nothing that it’s not worth summing up.
Nothing in any of the stories was particularly stand out. Every story went over well-traveled territory, with nothing particularly new to offer a reader. This is the first volume in a two-volume series. I definitely won’t be getting the second one.
Art – 6
Story – 4
Characters – 4
Yuri – 5
Service – 1
Overall – 4
I can definitely think of better books to write an essay on….