Mugi and Hanabi are the perfect high school couple...but their relationship is built on a single shared secret: They're each in love with someone else.
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Scum's Wish, Vol. 1 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Friends with benefits is not really a novel concept but to see it being done in a shoujo-esque setting feels very different. Granted, it is categorized as seinen, but I don't believe in there being girl books and boy books, so there. All I will categorize it as is young adult, and it is intense for that. Reader discretion seriously advised - as this story is a little messed up. Mugi and Hanabi both love other people but since both those people are out of their reach, they form a pact to find a surrogate in each other. It's a consensual deal, so who am I to judge, right? But there are other secondary characters that are in love with them, and them being obsessed by their respective unrequited loves and the twisted deal they make with each other sort of closes them off from the possibility of having a normal love life. The characters are both human, in that you might not like them, but also can't help rooting for them. I mostly started this because the anime just released, so I am a bit anxious as to how this story might proceed. It doesn't look like it is going to be an easy path for them both, because they have to break out of this hold, but I am sort of rooting for Hanabi to notice Ecchan? I don't know, Mugi and Hanabi also seem great but their shared history might always cast a shadow over any future happiness. The artwork is good, and the color pages shine with translucent-like paint styles, but it is really not that extraordinary; it does not particularly stand out for me. I would probably pick up future translated issues after seeing the anime and judging how it goes.