Thursday, March 23, 2017

Manga Review: The Heiress and the Chauffeur, Vol. 1


I've finished "The Heiress and the Chauffeur Vol. 1" by Keiko Ishihara.

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?

About the Author

Born on April 14, Keiko Ishihara debuted with Hajimari no Hikari in 2008. Her other works include Strange Dragon, which was serialized in LaLa magazine and published by Hakusensha in Japan. Ishihara is from Hyogo Prefecture, and she loves cats.

Product Details
Series: The Heiress and the Chauffeur (Book 1)
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC (May 3, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1421586452
ISBN-13: 978-1421586458

My Review:

I highly recommend this manga if you like a unconventional love story between two different classes who have a strong tie to each other.

I really enjoyed that Shinobu wasn't your usual stuffy chauffeur instead he loved sweets and ate them when gifted, was popular with the female crowd young and old, was dishiveled with a loose tie and was very devoted to Sayaka.  I'm glad that he stood up and protected her against anyone!

I was glad that Sayaka didn't let her lame foot detour her from anything.


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