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The art is stunning Then again, I won t pick up a manga unless I like the art That being said, the story was boring nothing really happened the whole manga goes by and no one makes a move They just keep close to each other, she whips him just this manga is not for me Even if there is only oneI just can t do it. The Heiress and the Chauffeur was a bit of a mixed bag for me I liked the premise forbidden love during Japan s Taisho era , because hey, it sounds like a Japanese Downton Abbey I can get down with that Sayaka and Narutaki s relationship feels genuine enough, although there isn t a lot of context to support their deep connection I even liked that Sayaka isn t all wimpy even though she has an injured foot and her parents are gone She has a lot of girl power that we don t always see in shojo The Heiress and the Chauffeur was a bit of a mixed bag for me I liked the premise forbidden love during Japan s Taisho era , because hey, it sounds like a Japanese Downton Abbey I can get down with that Sayaka and Narutaki s relationship feels genuine enough, although there isn t a lot of context to support their deep connection I even liked that Sayaka isn t all wimpy even though she has an injured foot and her parents are gone She has a lot of girl power that we don t always see in shojo manga, and it is refreshing when the protagonist isn t a spineless husk I even liked the illustrations but it still didn t wow me.Maybe it s because of the whole master servant dynamic, but I felt that their relationship was a little off Part of the time Sayaka clings to the notion they have a sibling dynamic, and the other half is spent defending his place and role in her life in aromantic way It felt wishy washy, and slightly creepy I know this is a thing in manga, but it s not my cup of tea I m also not sure that it adds anything to the plot Sayaka is presented as a very steadfast character, making it feel unnatural to watch her flounder with her emotions.You can find this and other reviews at also had a hard time with the pace Characters seem to flit in and out of the school without a real sense of purpose There is very little in the way of introductions, world building, or dramatic tension, which made it hard to connect with the cast.However, I do feel that it is important to note that this is the mangaka s debut series There is a very real possibility that she will find her stride once she has had a chance to strengthen her skills and build up content Ultimately, The Heiress and the Chauffeur has the potential to become a unique and dynamic manga, but I fear it might take a few volumes to work out the kinks I would like to thank Edelweiss and the publisher for providing me with a free ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review This one is a real page turner, however not much is accomplished by the end of the volume Narutaki makes his feelings for Yoshimura extremely well known, but she never seems to grow to really see him that way I feel like a romance could blossom between them in later volumes, if she would stop worrying so much about social classes statuses and would just follow her heart I hope that that will end up happening. I ve loved her from the moment we met Set in the Taishou era, Sayaka Yoshimura is a lady of new money Her father neglected her after an accident killed her mother and left Sayaka crippled for life The only solace she had was in her childhood friend and family servant, Shinobu Narutaki Only he was there for her when no one else was But the social class forbids anythingbetween them than business Sayaka has no idea of the feelings her chauffeur holds for her and most of her knowledge I ve loved her from the moment we met Set in the Taishou era, Sayaka Yoshimura is a lady of new money Her father neglected her after an accident killed her mother and left Sayaka crippled for life The only solace she had was in her childhood friend and family servant, Shinobu Narutaki Only he was there for her when no one else was But the social class forbids anythingbetween them than business Sayaka has no idea of the feelings her chauffeur holds for her and most of her knowledge of the world is very limited Her father hasn t seen her in a year and what she needed to learn from her parents is now something she must learn on her own In a society unforgiving to those who can t meet the norms , what can Sayaka accomplish without the aid of Narutaki Crippled, of unpopular background, and with little knowledge of the customs required of her, how can she uphold her lineage s honor Narutaki is the only one willing to risk the punishments in order to make sure Sayaka can succeed in her life But problems arise when Sayaka begins to realize just what it means to breach social conduct even if it s nothingthan a simple glance.I loved it It was simple and grounded in a time where honor meant everything Prejudices and racism and social class was what everyone fretted over, and while this manga doesn t go too in depth with it, it defintely did a good job highlighting these issues Sayaka views Narutaki as a brother figure and trusts him implicitly There was a moment where she had to take responsibility of whipping him to punish him for stepping over the line It was disgusting but I liked how she found the act despicable and how she tried to take responsibility.Highly recommended for a short, 2 volume series that will make your heart ache with FEELS I own all the manga I read review This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This was a neat little historical manga that takes place during the Taisho era early 20th century about the growing forbidden relationship between a teenage heiress and her chauffeur The art is lovely and I liked the main characters their personalities were well developed Kazuko Yoshimura is the top student in the prestigious finishing school her father has enrolled her in, but she s from a new money family, so deals with some aristocratic snobbery When she was a young girl, she and her mo This was a neat little historical manga that takes place during the Taisho era early 20th century about the growing forbidden relationship between a teenage heiress and her chauffeur The art is lovely and I liked the main characters their personalities were well developed Kazuko Yoshimura is the top student in the prestigious finishing school her father has enrolled her in, but she s from a new money family, so deals with some aristocratic snobbery When she was a young girl, she and her mother were in an accident Her mother didn t survive and one of Kazuko s feet got messed up she has a bit of a limp, had to learn to walk again after the accident, and has limited mobility She s feisty, tho, which is nice.Kazuko s father is a workaholic who s never home, so she s been raised by servants, who she regards as family Shinobu Narutaki, her chauffeur, is basically her best friend He s been with her family since the accident and helped her a lot with her recovery He s gorgeous, protective, somewhat rebellious and hates wearing ties All the girls at her school have crushes on him, and there are, of course, rumors that Kazuko and her chauffeur are lovers She laughs these off, claiming they re like siblings, but the sexual chemistry is obvious.Over the course of the book, Kazuko and Shinobu deal with rumors started by a jealous schoolgirl, discover an illicit romance between her classmate and a teacher, deal with stuck up aristocrats at a party and help Shinobu s childhood friend with her cafe when she s short staffed All these experiences bring up the societal constraints between classes Kazuko is finding she doesn t agree with, while making it clear the feelings between them aren t brotherly.There were times I found the plot and action a little hard to follow, but I m looking forward to reading the next book Ah, forbidden love is always the sweetest kind of love. This was a great by chance find for me.The series is complete after volume 2, so after flipping through the first volume in B N, I grabbed both to enjoy a nice, short series for once.You know how there are some manga ka whose art is for the most part really nice, and they re really recognizable Tanemura Arina, Hino Matsuri, Watase Yuu but there might be one or two things about it that bug you for me, Hino s characters having really tall heads, and Tanemura s characters tiny chins from the This was a great by chance find for me.The series is complete after volume 2, so after flipping through the first volume in BN, I grabbed both to enjoy a nice, short series for once.You know how there are some manga ka whose art is for the most part really nice, and they re really recognizable Tanemura Arina, Hino Matsuri, Watase Yuu but there might be one or two things about it that bug you for me, Hino s characters having really tall heads, and Tanemura s characters tiny chins from the side Well, throw all that out, because this hidden gem has the most amazing artwork.The girls are beautiful and the guys are gorgeous from every angle Like, the art loses nothing no matter which way Ishihara draws them That s like, huge The profiles of the characters are really nice, and the hair and the eyes and the backgrounds and just everything.Story wise, it s a cute story of love between an upper class girl and a servant Sayaka is a nice character, in that she s good to her servants because they re like her family and she s just not a terrible person, and she s intelligent and hardworking Narutaki is fun and doting and does his best to protect her, even though that sometimes gets them in trouble Many of the supporting characters add a good bit of humor and drama but not excessive or overdone Definitely a recommended read, especially since it s so short and accessible *E-pub ⇻ The Heiress and the Chauffeur, Vol. 1 ☂ At an all girls school during the Taisho era in 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 wears a crimson ribbon that signals she is at the top of her class, and her classmates all revere her So when Narutaki ignores decorum and breaks school rules to protect Sayaka, will she stand by him or dismiss him as the school demands Setting this in the Taisho era makes this series very interesting and vibrant The romance itself has no surprises but that s not really necessary to enjoy it I loved the costuming. Review in Progress Reasonably cute I love the artwork Very well done Sayaka is naive and her views of others and how society works is broken I love that she doesn t want to see a difference in her relations with Narutaki He is amusing and very obviously cares for her but she is oblivious Each chapter beginning is the same and I didn t care for the repetition And each time was several pages long So it took away panels that could have givenunique story depth I look forward to seein Review in Progress Reasonably cute I love the artwork Very well done Sayaka is naive and her views of others and how society works is broken I love that she doesn t want to see a difference in her relations with Narutaki He is amusing and very obviously cares for her but she is oblivious Each chapter beginning is the same and I didn t care for the repetition And each time was several pages long So it took away panels that could have givenunique story depth I look forward to seeing where volume 2 will take this Also, cute short story at the end withgreat art