Honey Hunt 6
June 7, 2015
Miki Aihara – Viz – 2010 – 6+ volumes
Part of me hates watching the train wreck of bad decisions and annoyingly good fortune in Yura’s life. The other part of me loves trashy shoujo manga, and can’t get enough.
I would probably read a dozen more volumes of this, because I’m just wired to like this sort of thing. But seriously, I want to slap Yura. The guys in this series are at the very least, not creepy. Q-Ta still seems to genuinely like her, and even when he leaves her in the lurch at the end of the volume, it’s kind of for an understandable reason. His twin brother also likes Yura, and also seems like a nice guy, which is okay. Yura’s creepy possessive manager is another story, and I’m not sure if he’s supposed to be a boyfriend candidate or not. I sure hope not. He’s the behind-the-scenes villain at this point, and even he’s mostly just trying to get Yura to succeed.
Yura does blow my mind, though. I tend to dislike Q-Ta because, at one point, he tells Yura that if her manager/jobs are getting in the way of their relationship, he wishes she’d quit so they could be together. He’s entitled to that opinion, of course, and he isn’t forcing her to quit. He’s just expressing a wish. What’s messed up is that Yura, who is having a hot showbiz career dropped in her lap, THE ONE SHE WANTED, is basically willing to give it up for her boyfriend. Girl, there are other fish in the sea.
Yura hating her dad and the thing about her work interfering with her Q-Ta time are the main stories in this volume. After getting some great jobs lined up towards the end of the volume, she basically runs away in the middle of the night, because she has a boyfriend. Then the series went on hiatus.
Aihara says this is part one, and apparently she put this on hiatus to write another series, which… I think is still going? Ooh, it’s about an older couple, and runs in Cheese! YES PLEASE. But alas, we will probably not see that one in English. Hopefully Honey Hunt can resume when that one ends, though.