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Manga Review: Yoru Kafe by Maki Enjoji

Shōgakukan Published 2008 184 Pages
Published 2008
184 Pages

Hina Takato inherits the Queen Cafe from her deceased husband. At 23 years old, Hina is brokenhearted and vows to never love again but things do not work exactly like that.

Very quick read, when you need something to read between you reads.  I enjoyed this series but to say it isn’t cliche it kind of is.

So Hina marries a older man and he unexpectedly dies, leaving her with his money and the Queen Cafe. There she is introduced to three waiters, who sell drinks (because they do not cook) part time.

What I enjoyed about this series is that it is adult theme. The high school back and forth for 12 books isn’t there. It is about a adult woman, who loved her husband fiercely but isn’t sure about moving forward. She is navie, but it doesn’t ruin her story completely. Because to be honest, the men in this story as well have some things going on and her not knowing what she wants actually helped them to grow.

But this doesn’t mean that there wasn’t back and forth. Of course there was, the series wouldn’t have gone very far without it. Was it as drawn out as a high school romance? Nope, and I’m completely thankful for that. Each character had their own mini stories and it didn’t become too complicated for the original story. It added depth without adding unnecessary mess.

So, I read this series on Kiss Manga and it is labeled as smut. There is sex and it is fairy graphic (when it occurs). But would I consider it smut? No, because the novel doesn’t surround sex. But it happens a lot towards the end.

I can’t say that there was something within this series that I didn’t like. Because for what it was it was cute and an entertaining read. I loved the pace, the artwork was alright; nothing spectacular. I would recommend this to someone, who is looking for something quick, light and romantic.


3 Pickles