It’s Manga Monday. A weekly post highlighting a different series. I’ll mostly do posts on completed or ongoing series that are regularly updated. While I do not condone scanlations, please support the creator and licensing companies by purchasing the work where available.
This week’s manga is – Minamoto-kun Monogatari
Minamoto-kun has a face pretty enough to make people think he is a girl. Because of his face, he was bullied by the girls in middle school who were jealous of his face. He developed a fear of women due to the trauma and he ended up attending a high school for boys. Just as he enters college and makes a promise to himself to overcome the trauma of his past, his father remarries and asks him to move out of the house. His father arranges him to live with his aunt for the time being. She is an extremely beautiful woman who is also a non-tenured professor at his college. When he arrives at her apartment, she shows him her breasts and tells him that he will be her “guinea pig” in her reverse Hikari Genji project.
Don’t let the plot summary deceive you, this is not entirely an incest ero-manga. If anything, I’d call this more of a harem ero-manga that really emphasizes the harem-building aspect for the main character, Minamoto Terumi. Under the basis of the Genji Monogatari stories, Terumi’s aunt, Kaoruko, wants to conduct an experiment to further understand the feelings of the characters by recreating the harem of Hikari Genji. The timing is opportune as Terumi comes into her life during the time he wants to completely change and get over his childhood trauma. In the long run, both Terumi and Kaoruko are benefiting from the “project.”
Sadly, each chapter is like nine pages long, with new releases every week. As of now, only 3 or 4 girls have been introduced as harem targets out of the 14 Hikari Genji courted in the stories. Considering the short chapter length and weekly publication, the series moves pretty slow. However, that doesn’t detract from the adventure of seeing this effeminate guy get his freak on with a number of ladies.