- Mangaka : Ikunnirappa, Misaki Saitou
- Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment
- Genre : Boy's Love, Comedy, Slice of Life
- Published : May 2018 to March 2019
We’ve all wanted to try raising a baby at least once in our life. It’s kind of an exciting thing to imagine. Of course, the reality is far from that. There'll be a lot of annoyances and difficulties to raise a baby, but there are also a lot of joys that accompany it. The thing is, we can only truly understand that kind of joy once we’ve experienced it ourselves. For same-sex couples, making a baby with both the couple’s genes is a tad bit difficult. However, what if a baby somehow just appears on the road? That’s what Reo to Mabu: Futari wa Sarazanmai is all about.
Reo to Mabu: Futari wa Sarazanmai is like cold and sweet ice cream during the summer. It’s a refreshing story that gives the readers a sense of joy without really knowing if there’s anything to be happy about. On the other hand, it also tackles the idea that babies have this sort of supernatural blessing to make everything work. They’re like a super-effective lucky charm that does not fail to work.
1. Baby Cuteness Overload
The entire story revolves around three characters: the police officers Reo Niiboshi and Mabu Akutsu, as well as the baby they found on the street, Sara. Given that, each chapter is filled with scenes featuring Sara’s cuteness. Even if we’re not that fond of babies, we just can’t help but want to pinch her soft and bouncy cheeks!
2. Sweet And Tasty Treat
For some reason, each chapter does not fail to feature a sweet treat. Right of the bat, chapter one revolves around recreating a tasty pancake they’ve somehow found on the streets. Of course, the other chapters also feature other sweet treats. Just turning this series pages makes us want to run to the nearby store and grab some treats for ourselves!
1. A Bit of Absurdity
One of manga’s appeals is that the story can be as absurd and unrealistic as it can be. If you’re going to make up a story, then do maximize it to your heart’s content. Well, this series did just that. Even the way they’ve met baby Sara is absurd. They’ve just found a serving of some delicious pancakes on the road. After a while, they’ve somehow also found a baby on a dish plate also lying on the ground. What are the odds, right?
Reo to Mabu: Futari wa Sarazanmai is a nice series to read to take a break from the absurdities life has to offer. Although the story itself is a bit absurd, it’s the good kind of absurd. Plus, there are only a few manga that could justify the cuteness an infant can give. We mean, it’s a freaking baby! We do love ourselves some adorable babies here in Honey’s Anime!