At Renta!, we’re fortunate enough to have some really amazing work from some really amazing authors, so we thought it was about time that we showcased some of our favourites. So from now on you’ll be seeing some of our “Author Spotlight” posts from time to time, showing off some of the best work, from our best authors!
Today, we’re going to be looking at neco, who’s ongoing series “Bee-Sting Babe and the Gorgeous Guy” has been a huge hit!ヽ(*´∀｀)ノ☆ Although each of neco‘s series are different in substance and tone, they’re fantastic at building up relatable characters within a few short chapters, and using different art styles to set the mood.
“Bee-Sting Babe and the Gorgeous Guy” stars Iori Ayase, a cute 25 year old tom-boy who works at a cafe, and her co-worker Sota Seto, a pastry chef who’s beautiful enough to be mistaken for a girl! Although she’s had a crush on Sota for a long time, Iori is hung-up on her tiny breasts and can’t even imagine getting a boyfriend, let alone one as gorgeous as Sota! But as it turns out, tiny breasts is exactly what this chef is into…
This is one of neco‘s cutest series by far, as Iori is just adorable, and Sota is really sweet when he’s worrying about her! Their relationship is super wholesome and there’s a lot of focus on Iori getting more confident in herself and her petite body. As this a long running series, we’re really looking forward to seeing what happens next for the two of them!ヾ(´ー｀)ﾉ
After her boyfriend passed away in a car accident years ago, Yuri has never been able to get over him. No one else feels right to her. But when she gets harassed by some guys on her way home from a night out, a handsome young man saves her, and something clicks. Being with him is just like being with her old boyfriend again. She’s even more surprised when it turns out this handsome guy and her ex have the same name!
In this series, the story is told mostly from the guy’s point of view, which isn’t as common in TL, but works really nicely. We get to see how much he loves Yuri and how important she is to him, which is the main focus of the story. Yuri is super cute, in a very feminine way, almost like a doll, and knowing what happened to her in the past makes you really want to root for her happiness! ٩(๑˃̵ᴗ˂̵๑)۶ Another very wholesome series by neco, we’d recommend this if you’re after a feel-good-read!
A talented businesswoman by day, Minato Kashiwagi turns into a dominatrix at night, unleashing her whip and sharp tongue on her masochistic co-workers. So when a young, docile looking boy, Towa, joins her company, obviously she’s excited to have another toy boy to add to her collection. But when she tries to wrap him around her little finger, he turns the tables on her and brings out her inner masochist! Now that she’s become the toy, what will happen next?
And now for something completely different, “Bondage, Discipline, and the Seductive Young Man” is all about S&M play and a great read for anyone who’s ever wanted to be toyed with (*´Д`) Unlike neco‘s other work, Minato and Towa aren’t cute, but rather beautiful and mature looking, which captures their more adult, obscene relationship perfectly.
We hoped that you like neco‘s work, and if you’ve read any of their stuff before we highly recommend checking out their other series!
You can also follow neco on twitter! It’s all in Japanese, but they sometimes post art, updates, and delicious food and stuff too（’┓`*）
We’d love to hear what you think about the author so feel free to leave us a comment below! And of course be sure to check out neco on the Renta! store!
Until next time～! ｳﾞｧ───ヾ(´ｰ｀)ﾉ───ｲ