Oyajina! ~ Chinatsu to Tomoe no Baai
Who knew high school girls were so hot?!
Oyajina! ~ Chinatsu to Tomoe no Baai is a sweet slice of life tale about high school girls experiencing young love. The protagonist Chinatsu is a cheery girl whose life is all good and normal until…
Chinatsu’s condition is not unique; all the young girls in town have changed into middle-aged men thanks to some chemical pollution. And that’s about all the explanation that is given, which is a good thing. It would take away valuable space from cuteness like this:
That’s Tomoe, Chinatsu’s best friend. This volume focuses on the changing relationship between the two. It’s obvious that Tomoe cares greatly for Chinatsu in any form while Chinatsu has a taste for older men–which apparently includes Tomoe now. Cue incredibly adorable, romantic confusion between two close friends who no longer know how to think about each other while in the throes of adolescence…in middle-aged male bodies.
Oyajina! is so sweet and innocent that you almost don’t notice there’s now an unusually large number of high school boys suddenly drooling over these middle-aged men. It’s hard to blame them though. Oyajina! features Hiiragi Nozomu’s characteristic sense of humor, but she had a stroke of brilliance when she wrote this. Not a single page disappoints and will either throw you into a fit of laughter or a diabetic coma from the cuteness, maybe both. It’s one of my favorite contemporary works and I hope others will enjoy it too. Lest I give the whole thing away, I’ll finish up with some images. I’m dying to pic spam this.
Let’s look at the lineup:
Ah, I feel like I’ve finally told someone a huge secret I’ve kept bottled up. Hope you enjoyed~