Manga

Pride Month: Manga Review: Kiraide Isasete

Title: Kiraide Isasete

Genre: Drama, Yaoi, Omegaverse

Author: Hijiki

Release Date: 2018

Number of Chapters: 12

Status: Complete

Synopsis: “Koga Naoto is an omega who was raped by his alpha classmates and got pregnant. Due to that traumatic experience, he came to hate alphas and told himself that he doesn’t need a lifemate or a bond, but even with that incident, he insisted on keeping the child and raised her, and an angel named Shizuku was born. She became his strength and center in this cruel world that treats omegas unfairly. But his life suddenly changed when he met an alpha named Tsuchiya Hazuki from the matchmaking party he forced himself to attend” (From: FandomWiki)

This was recommended to me by a friend of mine. I didn’t really know what to expect from it. I’m one of those people who rarely reads the synopsis or summary before reading something. I don’t regret reading this in the slightest. Of course, if topics such as rape, prejudice and abuse greatly affect you, I highly suggest that you do not read the manga because it is really evident within the overall plot. It really does highlight the struggles of a single parent living within a world where being an “omega” is seen as the lowest of the low.

I was really sad when I saw how short it was. To be honest, I was wanting a bit more, but the fact that it’s straight and to the point makes it even more endearing. The relationship between the two characters reminds me a bit of Misaki and Akihiko from Junjou Romantica. Of course, Hazuki is in no way as completely controlling as Akihiko (yes, I know I just called Akihiko controlling. Please don’t kill me). Maybe in the beginning Hazuki did come by as a bit forceful, but he didn’t want to do anything that Naoto wasn’t comfortable with. I also love how hard he tries to be Naoto’s daughter’s second parent when they decide to strengthen their own relationship. Seeing how they grew their relationship in such a short amount of time is really endearing and it makes you feel like you’re included within the actual growth.

It does have its flaws. As you can see with this part of the manga, Hazuki does come across as a bit forceful and it kinda makes you feel really uncomfortable as you read this scene. Of course, I’m guessing that was the intention of the author themself since it is noticeable that you see how it affects Naoto in future chapters. Another thing that kind of bothers me a bit is how fast Naoto seems to change his mind about Hazuki in what seems like a short amount of time. I really don’t like stories in which characters have a change of mind or heart about a particular love interest in such a short amount of time. Then again, it’s probably just me because I enjoy reading stories that have characters slowly fall in love after getting to know each other for some time. Though for a manga that is only 12 chapters long, I can excuse it since it is really short so you can’t really blame the author that much for jumping the gun in certain chapters.

With that being said, I give Kiraide Isasete a good 4 paws out of 5 🐾🐾🐾🐾. If you want to read a cute and short yaoi omegaverse manga, I highly recommend this one. You will certainly enjoy it. I don’t really have a lot of negative things to say about this manga other than my personal preferences regarding how quick the characters get into the relationship. That’s all for today. Thank you all for reading. I hope you all enjoyed it. Until next time, keep your paws and bowls of ramen up, everyone! Nya! 🐾

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