Hello Gemmies! I have a entertaining new manga review to share with you today. Midnight Secretary Volume 1 by Tomu Ohmi is the first magna in the Midnight Secretary Series. This was my first adult content Manga and I enjoyed it immensely. It was such a fun read that I devoured it in one sitting, and decided to binge the entire series! What originally pulled me in was the cover art. The cover is sleek, modern, yet whimsical. It makes me want to know how this story will unfold. Throughout the entire storyline, the characters interactions with each other was great; even darn right funny at times.
We follow the story of Kaya Satozuka who prides herself on being an excellent secretary and a consummate professional. She's a pretty girl who doesn't know she's pretty and she is desperate to prove herself, based on her merits. So when Kaya is reassigned to the office of her company’s difficult director, Kyohei Touma, this seems like the perfect opportunity to show her competence. Kyohei is a sexist, arrogant, difficult, womanizer. But the biggest issue.... Kyohei i also secretly a vampire! Some hilarious and steamy scenes unfold as we find out how far Kaya is willing to go to be the perfect secretary. The characters are interesting and we get just enough background on each to make you want to learn more about them.
Both the story and artwork are by Tomu Ohmi, and really are superb. I felt the style is well suited to the story and very clean and crisp. I'm not sure why the font was so darn small, I had to break out my glasses for this one! Now, I did mention this is an ADULT manga, and as such there are adult situations including sex and nudity. This manga is NOT suitable for children or younger readers. The dominant male and "ugly duckling" tropes are basically what this story is based on. If you find those themes uncomfortable, you may want to skip this series. All in all I had a lot of fun reading Midnight Secretary. Have all volumes on hand once you start. I guarantee you will want to binge the entire series!
If you like supernatural romance in you manga read this book! Published by VIZ Media, Midnight Secretary Volume 1 is available for purchase from all major booksellers. I give Midnight Secretary Volume 1 4 out of 5 gems. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment. Happy Reading!