Manga Monday: Cut-Over Criteria

Writer/Artist: Koala Omugi:
Publisher: LOVE x LOVE
Released: December 9, 2022
Received: NetGalley


Haruma Seto and Jin Hagiwara really couldn’t be more different. One is calm and practical; the other is deeply connected to his feelings. The latter’s feelings are how we will end up in a particular situation.

Haruma Seto isn’t afraid or ashamed of his feelings. This is why he felt comfortable confessing to Jin Hagiwara. Granted, he didn’t know how Haruma would react or the spiral it would send him down.

My Review:

LOVE x LOVE did it again! Cut-Over Criteria is another sweet and endearing romance worth checking out. Honestly, remove the power imbalance (Haruma is Jin’s superior), and this series would probably be perfect.

The romance is sweet but also shockingly honest? Haruma doesn’t go into the relationship expecting to be swept off his feet. It’s more of an experiment for him. Yet that is so human, as who hasn’t felt the need to explore who they are?

Cut-Over Criteria doesn’t shy away from the more graphic elements of romance, so if that isn’t your cup of tea, this may not be the read for you. However, I have great news for you if that is what you’re looking for!


  • Romance
  • LGBT
  • M/M Romance
  • Yaoi

Thanks to LOVE x LOVE and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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