Hyakuen! (One Hundred Yen!) is Tooyama Ema’s 2nd seinen manga with a slight touch of GL… Wait… Tooyama Ema? Seinen? GL? Isn’t she all known for shoujo fluff such as Koko ni Iru Yo! and Watashi ni XXX Shinasai? Lol. Actually, this is her second seinen manga (first is 1 Love 9) and we’re not sure about the yuri yet, since MangaFox is the only one who says so (but it’s obvious anyway that these two girls are smelling GL all over XD). So yeah, I gave it a shot~
Meet Yamada Momo and Madoka Suzuki. Momo is the one with the shorter hair and light color while Suzuki is the one with Hikage-esque (like with cat ears lol) hair with dark color.
They are living together under the same roof, sharing the same bed, and struggling in their everyday lives to save money. Oh yes indeed, they share the same bed XD. It’s not your regular sleepover because they are indeed short on money~ And omg theire room is so messy XD. Well, Momo’s side particularly XD. And judging by their sleeping positions, we get to know their personalities already~
Lol! “Time is Money” indeed XD. We see Suzuki being the one who’s more serious and mature than Momo ^^. And btw, her hair is WEIRD!!! Weird but CUTE!!! And btw, this manga is so serious about money that it’s being mentioned like, almost every after page XD lol.
Momo and Suzuki have goals to finish, just like any good person, that’s why they’re saving money. I guess they are already both childhood friends (sweethearts? lol) and that’s the reason why they live with each other. It kinda looks like eloping XD LOL. But I guess they’re independent and wants to make money on their own ^^.
Momo kinda reminds me of Yui (K-On!) so much. But I know Yui’s more waste of a human being because at least Momo can think of saving money XD. Though, she just neeeeeds to control the temptations surrounding her XD. Yui… err I mean Momo (LOL did I just said Yui? O__O) is kind of a huge otaku and an impulsive buyer as well.
And Suzuki on the other hand, doesn’t have anything much to have her money spent on since her own personal entertainment is saving money XD. (Wow, I wonder if I could live with that XD)…
And oh, I find it quite a slight shock about the ecchi. Not very graphic though, but still, I got so used of the cutie-fluffy Koko ni Iru Yo!, Mamacolle and Watashi ni XXX (but soon for sure we’ll be having those three X’s happening in there ;P) and it caught me off-guard. So yeah, nothing that major though and it’s still funny XD.
LOL! Suzuki is like a mix of Mio and Azusa (K-On! again. Damn, why do I always make comparisons about it on this one? XDD)~ She’s the one who rushed in while Momo’s taking a bath but then she’s the one saying this XD. Anyway, she sooo cute on this pic! DAAAWWWWW~
And this is some kind of a chart-comparison on how these two get tempted to spend their money. Momo on the Special-Offer Cafeteria Food, while Suzuki on the Banana Crepe (yum~). Momo is like, a fail, while Suzuki is trying her best to succeed and save her money (but girl~ food isn’t something that shouldn’t be resisted! Eat while you can! ->>coming from a cheerleader who isnt allowed to eat so much anymore XDD coughsmecoughs)
But Suzuki’s reason is beyond practical! Sooo awesum!
And oh, how to save money on the food you’re eating? We can learn from Momo as well.
And the very first chapter ends with a very interesting suggestion from Momo. Hmm~ Trying to luck in on a lottery seems to make sense especially in their situation. So yeah, why not? I’m so excited for the next chapter! I wonder if they would really try and more, if they will win! Woah if they win, the manga won’t be entitled “One Hundred Yen” anymore XDD! But lolz… I simply can’t wait.
Judging by it’s first chapter. It’s rare for me to say that it needs an anime adaptation already. But this one screams one already. It’s nice slice-of-life with a light touch of shoujo-ai. Who knows that this one might be Ema-sensei’s very first manga to be an anime right? (And I’m quite losing hope on Koko since I see it more off as a live-action instead anyway~). So yeah, overall the first chapter is really funny and entertaining and it’s been a while since I’ve read some adorable GL mangas lately ^^.