Hana to Yume launched an online magazine, which is newsworthy on its own. There’s a number of new series featured, but a particular one immediately caught my eye and I’m compelled to write about it because–
Here’s Ojikoi by Tsutsumi Kakeru. You can read the first chapter online and I did so while barely containing all my oyaji
Sanjou Arashi is a high school girl who works part-time for a company that does odd jobs. She’s quite serious and has a strong sense of responsibility that offsets her boss–a man who is seemingly more interested in goofing off and smoking than running the place. In the short chapter, you can see their natural, playful interaction and it’s precious–both characters leave a good impression.
While he may seem flippant, the boss can be reliable and even helps her out after a job takes a turn for the worse and Arashi is hurt.
So the scruffy knight saved the day! But then again, he does this while holding a flower bouquet (cheesy love note on a card and all) he brought for the casual date he was supposedly in route to, so he’s not the ideal knight, ha. Considering there’s only a few pages, not much has happened yet, but I can’t wait for more. We need more oyaji love in shoujo manga, yes! This is highly promising.