Friday, September 2, 2016

Manga Review: The Heiress and the Chauffeur, Volume 2, by Keiko Ishihara

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: August 2, 2016
Volumes: 2.
Spoilers?: Some.
Volume: 1.

Goodreads Synopsis:

At an all-girls school during the Taisho Era of Japan, rumors swirl that heiress Sayaka Yoshimura is having a forbidden love affair with her chauffeur, Shinobu Narutaki! Sayaka scoffs at the rumors, but could a romance between master and servant actually be brewing?

Sayaka’s father arranges for her to marry the son of an earl! Meanwhile, Sayaka has started to develop special feelings for Narutaki… But with such a huge divide between their social standings, is it even possible for Sayaka and Narutaki to be together?


Even if the ending of this series is unbelievable to some, or inaccurate to the times, or whatever—I don’t care. I still enjoyed it and found it at least somewhat plausible, and even then that’s not the point to me.
Sayaka gets a real suitor for marriage, and even though their first meeting goes terribly, she sparks something in him and he decides to work for real. It’s competition for her chauffeur. Thankfully, this doesn’t go far, though. Sayaka isn’t the type to go along with something she doesn’t really believe in, or to pretend when she doesn’t believe in it.
Which is why it makes sense for her to finally accept her feelings for Narutaki, and how things continue from there. Her feelings for him are more important to her than anything else, and it’s the same for him, so it’s sweet to see them finally together. But that doesn’t mean she’s going to run away or lie or give in to disagreement from others, so I think that the ending fits quite well.
I enjoyed this short series, the artwork is very pretty, and I don’t really care about any inaccuracies. I would read more.

 A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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