Published by Kodansha Comics on October 10, 2018
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
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Don't miss a rom-com manga like no other! In an office romance, there's a fine line between sexy and awkward . . . and that line is where Asako—a woman who sweats copiously—met Koutarou—a perfume developer who can't get enough of Asako's, er, scent.
Asako's living her dream, working at the toiletry maker Lilia Drop. Little do her coworkers know, the reason she loves the company so much is that she's ashamed of her body odor, and their soap is the only thing that does the trick. So when the company's lead product developer, a perfuming genius, approaches her in the lobby and wonders what "that smell" is, she's terrified . . . but could it be . . . that he likes it? And, even more surprising to Yae . . . does she like him?
The hilarious ups and downs of an office romance at a personal care products company are the subject of this sexy, strange romp. Sweat and Soap combines the odd-couple chemistry of Wotakoi, the "too real!" workplace comedy of Aggretsuko, and a heavy dollop of office steaminess!
Sometimes we find ourselves reading something really weird that we can either hate, or completely love. Sweat and Soap is exactly one of these reads, and I ended up ridiculously loving it!
The absurdity of the situation grabs your attention and just won’t let go. What is the deal with Asako’s body odour? And why do I wanna smell her all of a sudden? Gotta blame Koutarou with his odd behaviour, but mostly how he let you realise a scent can reveal a lot more than we tend to believe . . . Doesn’t that make things even more interesting? Surely they are at the Lilia Drop company, where readers may soon notice that the perfuming genius addiction to scents kinda looks like the one they develop for the odd couple. Indeed, their chemistry is genuinely addictive, and rooting for them just comes natural. Exactly like for Koutarou is to smell Asako. Wait . . .
Original, funny, and steamy. A peculiar beginning that with its great mix of awkwardness and humour sends you buy more volumes! Can you smell quite the unique rom-com?