Takato Saijou has held the title of "Sexiest Man of the Year" for five years running. He is an accomplished actor, with 20 years of experience under his belt, and is aware his good looks are well above average. Proud of his career, Takato regards the title as an appropriate indicator of his success. But when his reign is ended by acting newbie Junta Azumaya, who debuted only three years ago, Takato's initial shock gives way to jealous hostility. Even in the new drama that he has been cast in, Junta seems to have suddenly surpassed him; snatching Takato's usual spot of lead actor, Junta continually manages to get on his nerves. Most infuriating of all are the bright smile and kind words that accompany everything Junta does. All this animosity comes to a head, however, when Junta catches Takato in a rather vulnerable drunken state. Endangering his own public image, Takato confronts the junior actor with harsh words and angry comments—an opportunity Junta takes every advantage of. With the famous actor Takato Saijou now on video picking a fight with a co-star, Junta has the perfect means to blackmail him. Asking the price of his enemy's silence, Takato is shocked to find that his motivation lies far from advancing his career; instead, Junta's terms are those that can only be realized in the bedroom! [Written by MAL Rewrite]
The story isn’t all that great. I will say that the overall storyline of overcoming the strangeness of a first love was nice to watch, but other than that, it was kind of a flop. For one, it was way too rushed. I’ve read the manga as well, and the anime basically just shoves pieces of a handful of chapters together without focusing on any of them. You’ll get episodes without a theme or plot points that don’t get enough elaboration. The technical side of this anime’s storytelling was terrible. The actual story, ignoring the near-rape trope, wasn’t too bad. Had it been expanded on and given more depth and realism, it could’ve been a pretty good story.
I did still enjoy it well enough, though. The art, actually, is the element that I would give the highest marks to. The lighting effects especially were very beautiful. A lot of the time, the environments were very bland, but when the anime wanted to nail a luminescent landscape, it did.
The characters were your average, stock characters that you’ll see in any yaoi: the one who initiates the romance with way too much force and the one who isn’t exactly into it at first. That being said, the characters also weren’t awful. The voice acting, while cringy at times, was still very entertaining and funny to listen to. I think the humor that the characters brought to the table hit the mark more often than not.
Overall, the quality of this anime isn’t very present, however, it’s still a decent anime to watch if you want to watch something cute and funny. Don’t come to this anime for a top notch yaoi. Just come for something to zone out with.