Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to The Animation (The Comic Artist and His Assistants)
- Episodes: 12
- Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Harem, Seinen, Slice of Life
- Airing Date: April 2014 – June 2014
- Studio: Zexcs
Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to The Animation Preview (No Spoilers)
Aito Yuuki is a very talented mangaka only held back by his own perversion. However, he’s happy drawing panties every day along with his beautiful assistants and editor. Life is pretty good except for the fact that none of these girls want to date him, but Aito is content with their presence and maybe sometimes using them as references for his ecchi manga!
Aito Yuuki Highlights (Spoilers Beyond This Point)
1. Devoted to his craft
Who doesn’t love a man who’s passionate about his work? Aito absolutely has the drive and determination to succeed… even if that passion is about panties. Even though his manga is mostly just a medium through which he can draw panties, Aito will do and ask of others the most ridiculous things to improve it. In episode 1 he asks his assistant Ashisu to grope her own boobs to use as a reference for his manga. He also has a huge, shameless collection of women’s underwear in order to make his own ecchi drawings more realistic!
2. Willing to humiliate himself to spare a girl’s feelings
For a guy that spends all day drawing girls and their panties, Aito really cares about women! You might think he’s a big pervert… and you’re right! But he also wants the girls around him to be comfortable and admires them for their unique talents. He may be a bit shallow, like asking for a cute assistant regardless of her drawing ability. But in episode 10 he tells his assistant Sena-chan that he would pee himself or even let her kill him so she wouldn’t have to be embarrassed about having to pee in front of him.
3. So good at drawing (panties)
Artistic guys are so hot. Even if that art is mostly different kinds of panties. Aito has a number of published works and is regarded as a very talented mangaka. His stories may be a bit lacking but his characters and designs are cute and when he’s focused he can churn out multiple works in a matter of days! Maybe he could even draw you? It would probably be with you flashing your panties, however.
4. Would do anything for his friends
Aito can sometimes demand too much from his assistants (mostly things bordering on sexual harassment), but in the end, he wants to help his friends with both their professional and personal problems. He loves his assistants and editor, going so far as to draw himself into a mindless stupor for days on end to keep his cute editor from leaving him. In episode 12, Ashisu wants to submit her own manga to win the New Author Award, but only has a week to completely re-draw her manga if she hopes to succeed. Having his own work, Aito gives her his full help and attention even when she flat out states it will not make her love him. Aito just cares about her happiness!
5. Has a feminine side
Aito is an incredibly expressive guy very in touch with his feelings. He says what he’s thinking even when others wish he wouldn’t! However, he has no trouble telling people he cares about them and crying in front of others. He mostly surrounds himself with women so it makes sense he’d be a little feminine himself! In episode 8 he even dresses like a woman to, as his editor says, ‘understand how women think’. Maybe there’s more to it than shaving and makeup, but points for trying! He’s also very understanding and kind even when people might make things hard for him. Despite being a professional, he’s a romantic, soft-hearted guy!
Seeing someone with so much drive and zest for life can really capture your heart. Humans are dynamic creatures so who’s to say you can’t be a pervert and a romantic! Sometimes we want more than sweetness, and Aito is talented, open, and interesting as well as funny even when he doesn’t mean to be. Endlessly supportive, he’d make a great boyfriend if you could look past him always trying to look at panties.