(see original review) Never before in my brief reviewing career has it been so hard to come up with a star ranking for a title, ever. With the first volume setting the mood for the viewers, it becomes apparent that they are in for quite an amazing ride.
This title literally has it all: Beautiful artwork, main characters that won't stop (Aoi and Kaoru are absolutely incredible, no joke), and a true-blue, you might even say "bluer than indigo" (yes, commence your silly eye-rolling) romantic plot with the patented "troubled backgrounds" to keep it driving forward, this title plastered a warm smile all over my stupid face for almost the entire first volume.
A dumb, boob-groping, gaijin blonde (Tina), a witchy guardian (Miyabi), and a big-busted brunette (Taeko) are all introduced and immediately shoved into our newly-formed fantasy romance with little to no warning or preparation, causing a very negative reaction from 99% of the test-audience (the pervert really shouldn't count though, should he? Those three are unfortunately only the first set to come along to make life hell for our newly-formed couple, as the creators seemed to think "the more, the merrier," right? Thank God for reversible covers is all I can say) enters with volume four, bringing with them more of the annoying harem crap that got old in the second volume.Both of the main characters are very well thought-out and developed, and their relationship progresses beautifully. Staff favored instead a realistic and esily identifiable main.I really need to insert some accolades here as well for the author's decision not to use the typical harem-anime hero. I just kept thinking that this series just couldn't get any better, could it?In the intervening years, Kaoru had cut ties to his family and its corporate group and cannot accept Aoi, but as he gets to know her, he's won over by her sense of devotion and her kind heart.Aoi sympathizes with Kaoru’s delicate plight and resolves to stay and live with him anyway.