I gathered here two VERY pleasant works by the hentai mangaka Mikokuno Homare.
In both cases, we have two very close youngsters (case one: childhood friends, case 2: brother and sister) who see their “growing more and more intimate” stage not interrupted by a surprise change of sex (case 1: switching bodies, case 2: the man becomes a woman, is briefly both – futa time! – and is back to being a man in the end), courtesy of a naughty and kind angel.
Usually, I feel ill at ease with gender bender. Not managing to really like it, feeling bothered to be presented as “hopefully” arousing a former boy.
This time, there were no such awkward feelings, thanks to the quality storytelling: the characters were loveable, they deeply care about each other while properly understanding each other, the change didn’t mean drama or havoc, and the readers are guaranteed warm and fuzzy feelings, and smiles. Big, big smiles
Those two works are:
– Iyo to Makoto No Jijou (“Iyo And Makoto’s Situation”)
– Yuzu To Takehiko No Jijou (“Yuzu And Takehiko’s Situation”)
Side note: I ran a retouching on those two works. Working on levels, on surfaces, on hints of what was printed on the other side of the pages, and on background pollution. I don’t claim I did great, I had to choose how far to go before it would be too much, but I believe it’s bringing a valuable improvement. Here’s a before/after comparison, the images are best viewed in full-size without fitting-to-screen: before – after.
We owe this release to Cygnus, thank you!
By the same artist, I also share Osananajimi.