Wife in Short Shorts — called Aisai Bloomer in Japan — is ultimately a book about sex within committed heterosexual relationships. Within 90% of the stories, couples either start out as couples, or end with at least a promise of one. Showcasing the sexual love of relationships: from the first times for new couples, to fun times with married couples.
The art by Akinao is sweet and cute – if a little on the immature side.The censorship is what I like to call ‘lightsaber dicks and white void vaginas’, but thankfully that flaw never takes too much enjoyment away from the book. With a vanilla book like this, the style of censorship and the innocence of the art only help the feeling of joyous sexual love shine brighter.
That’s not to say it’s not a completely pure ‘in missionary position with the lights off for the pure sake of reproduction’ romp. Cosplay, public sex, step-siblings and toys all play a part. Married couples affirm their love, attraction and desire for each other. There’s a feeling of marriage that doesn’t detail a sexual ‘death bed’. Instead, this book inspires a sense of intention adoring passion with a warm fuzzy feeling attached.
I adored this book – a really great English localised offering from Project-H and I highly recommend it.