No, this one was not purchased for the cover, or for the title, or even for the author 🙂 This manga was purchased simply because of a line of English on the back cover that mentions the names of the two main characters 🙂 To be more precise, there is a picture of a cute girl hugging a cute guy, with the line ‘Emily and Shishio Love’. Now my name is Emily, and I had just watched a lot of Rurouni Kenshin, which includes a memorable character named Shishio… well I just couldn’t stop laughing ^_^ Sorry if my reason for getting this sounds obscure ^_^ I found it to be really funny 🙂 Okay, after buying this manga, I discovered something- it is not really the first volume. Well ok, it is the first volume of ‘My Darling Lion’. But I found out that there is another series that first introduces us to the characters in this one that is called “My Lion”. Doh, I don’t have any of that series. Ah well, It didnt take that long to figure out what was going on 🙂
Emily is 23 years old, and very pretty. Apparently back in the first series, she met a young man named Shishio, who is younger than her, only 18 years old. But for some reason things between them clicked, and they slept together. However their relationship did not end there, they soon got married! Shishio, at 18, is still a student. (I am assuming he is a senior in high school, but it is hard to tell) Emily is a high school teacher, and Shishio transfers into the school as a student. Apparently Things seem to be working out ok, until Emily ends up having to teach the class Shishio is a student in. Her own husband! This volume contains 4 seperate stories. The first one tells about the first time Emily ends up teaching Shishio’s class. The second story involves a vacation Emily and Shishio go on, and a rather ‘friendly’ friend of Shishio’s that causes Emily some Jealousy problems. Next, one of Emily’s students is in a fix, and comes to Emily for help. But what a shocking fix it is! Emily never knew she’d end up in an adult movie…. ^_^’ Finally the last story is a cute one, about a stray kitten that Shishio brings home with him one day. The kitten causes some tension in the household, especialy when Shishio chooses who to give the kitten to. Yeah this volume has a lot of adult themes and situations, but I found the relationship between Emily and Shishio to be very appealing. The way they related to each other at school and at home was fun to read, and seeing Shishio’s cute face was an added bonus 🙂 The artwork isn’t spectacular, but sometimes the expressions they have on their faces are so adorable! Now I have to go find the previous series by this author!