Pixiv artist Tokuwotsumu’s work was picked up by Ichijinsha in 2016 for a collected volume Shuuden de Kaesanai Tatta Hitotsu no Houhou. Apparently I never reviewed it here, although I remember reading it (and some of the stories in Comic Yuri Hime magazine!) The story follows Nanako meeting and falling for Ayaka on the train.
When Shuuden de Kaesanai, Tatta Hitotsu no Houhou (終電で帰さない、たった1つの方法 2) Volume 2 was released I was looking forward to reading it so much, and I came away squeeing pretty hard. Ayaka and Nanako are very cute together.
They’ve been seeing each other about a year now, and are still very much in love. We get to watch their lives together, them navigating the shoals of being in a gay relationship when faced with a heteronormative world and what they are like in both public and private.
The manga focuses mostly on the dynamics between them, especially cute moments as they are overwhelmed by each other’s appeal, rather than any deep analysis of life as a gay couple, although that is briefly touched upon. The art is messy and not particularly well-executed. It looks very self-taught, but is more than sufficient to get the point across. The real attraction here is spending cute and sweet time with two adult women who are wholly taken with one another.
Art – 5
Characters – 8
Service – 4 There is some Mild service
Yuri – 9
Overall – 8
Squee! Nanako and Ayaka are absolutely adorable together. ^_^