Now that you’ve got the general gist, let’s talk about the differences between a light novel and a manga.
The series largely revolves around Yoshida’s love life, including his crush on his boss Gotou; Progress to his young subordinate Mishima; And of course, she has complicated feelings for the teen who lives under her roof.
Yoshida makes it clear that he doesn’t have any romantic feelings for Sayu—at least, not in the early days—and the light novel gives us a constant stream of thought from Yoshida, which helps to confirm that he’s on his own terms. How does one think about the women in life. Yoshida is a kind and thoughtful person, so having extra breathing room to dive into his thoughts is a huge benefit to Higehiro’s light novel.
The illustrator, Buta, brings the characters to life with some lovely illustrations, though they’re a bit average for a light novel rom-com. We particularly disliked the Yen Press’ decision to use Western terms of address (such as “Ms.” and “Mr.”), especially given how often Sayu refers to Yoshida as “Mr.” Is. Yoshida.” It feels awkward and stilted, and is our common complaint for many series—readers are smart and know what suffixes are!