I don’t think I’ve actually reviewed a single volume of the Tyrant Falls in Love, except to put it in my top 5 list. I’ll summarize the story up til now, and maybe when I re-read the series, I’ll do reviews of all the prior volumes.
For years, Morinaga has felt unrequited love toward his sempai Tatsumi. They’re both college students and do their lab work together. In the first volume, he accidentally drugged and took advantage of Tatsumi, and since then their relationship has escalated, always with loud complaints from his sempai. In the past couple volumes, Tatsumi moves in with Morinaga after his house is burned down.
Morinaga is psyched for Tatsumi to come home. After all, when he visited him in Canada, they had a very steamy night together. He’s nervous though, because Tatsumi’s family is gathering to discuss what to do about their house. Does this mean Tatsumi is going to move back out? Morinaga ends up being a part of the big family meeting, along with Tatsumi’s younger sister, his dad, his brother and his brother’s husband, a mutual friend, and the family housekeeper. Par for this series, hijinks ensue. There’s an especially hilarious scene of all the men sleeping in a circle on the living room floor.
During this meeting, Tatsumi’s younger brother reveals to their father that he has married a man. After asking the son if this will really make him happy, Tatsumi’s dad accepts the marriage. His acceptance brings Morinaga to tears. (Morinaga’s family has given him a ton of grief for being gay.) This spurs a pretty touching scene where it looks like Tatsumi is unconsciously trying to comfort Morinaga.
There’s also some back and forth about whether things are okay as they are or not. In the end, it’s decided that Tatsumi will stay with Morinaga.
In the author’s notes she comments that she’s heading toward the end game. Thank goodness! I love all the humor in this series, but I was really starting to wonder if it’ll go any where. I do enjoy the progression of the relationship between Tatsumi and Morinaga, but it has been a bit slow. I’m looking forward to reading the next volume.