A lot of hentai book releases tend to either be collections of a dozen standalone stories, or one large release focusing on a single story and setting. Both styles of release are nice, but you rarely see any that fall into the middle. Standalone single-chapter stories are nice, but sometimes you want a few more chapters with those characters to see them get up to even more raunchy antics. For anyone looking for that kind of a book, Yurikawa has you covered with Summer Love Geek Girl.
Over the course of 227 pages and 11 chapters, Yurikawa delivers a wonderful collection of stories and a variety of beautiful manga maidens in his third full book release. The format of Summer Love Geek Girl is a bit different than the norm, though. Most of the book is made up of three extended stories, the first two running 3 chapters while the last runs for 2 chapters. After that, the book closes with a handful of standalone single-chapter stories. The characters in these extended stories are fun, so it’s nice to get to see them do their thing over the course of more than just a single chapter.
In What Brings You To Japan, a tall and beautiful brown girl named Milly comes to Japan for a homestay trip at the home of a high school boy named Yousuke. The two were next-door neighbors back in grade school, but then she went abroad for years. When she comes back for her homestay, Yousuke is surprised to see how beautiful she’s gotten…and how much of an otaku she’s become. She begs him to take her to Akihabara to go doujinshi hunting, and he obliges. After a long day out, they come home sweaty and exhausted, but their mutual attraction comes to a boiling point when Milly puts on her best poker face and asks Yousuke if he wants to have sex. From there, they spend the summer having a casual physical relationship and getting up to all sorts of shenanigans together. The dynamic between Milly and Yousuke is adorable, they both care about each other and are super attracted to one another, but they’re also both pretty shy on the inside, so there’s a lot of back and forth on who makes the first move. It’s a cute story with a wonderful ending and is definitely the highlight of the book.
Things take a bit of a turn in the next story of Summer Love Geek Girl, titled Their Toys. In this, there’s a pair of brothers and a pair of sisters. The brothers are Ayahiko and Yukinari, a pair of high-school twins. The sisters, meanwhile, are Kasumi-sensei and Akira. They’re both older women who work at the school the brothers attend. These gals get up to some naughty activities after-hours, though, and their main squeezes are the pair of brothers. The four of them get up to a variety of different group-play shenanigans, including some femdom play and workplace action. The tone of the story is a lot raunchier than the previous one, and there isn’t the same level of interesting character development or personality in this. Still, the art is great and the situations are endlessly erotic.
The multi-chapter stories close out with BE-BOP School Girls. It’s a slightly shorter story about Mia, a young girl who spends her free time sleeping with older men in exchange for gifts and money. One day, a regular client of hers asks her if she’s interested in spending a night with a friend of his. Mia jumps at the opportunity for more money and accepts. When she arrives, though, she’s greeted by a group of young men and her childhood friend, a young man named Touko. Touko threatens to leak videos of Mia sleeping with her previous clients if she doesn’t tag along with Touko and her boys for some raunchy fun. With that, Mia reluctantly joins the group as their plaything. It doesn’t really have a solid conclusion or ending, but the two chapters have plenty of group-action and erotic scenarios that are drawn wonderfully.
After these stories, the rest of the book is made up of a handful of standalone chapters. One of them, A Dog’s Feelings, is about a tough high school delinquent girl who’s secretly dating a proper well-mannered boy in her class. She has a tough appearance, but she’s shy and meek, and their dynamic is really adorable. In another story, called Let’s Work Out, an attractive track-and-field runner catches her friend stealing a glance at her butt. When he admits to it later on in the infirmary, she decides to let him see more than just her butt.
It’s a shame that the only color illustrations in Summer Love Geek Girl are the cover illustrations at the beginning and end of the book because they’re absolutely gorgeous. There’s an incredibly realistic texture to colors of these images, from the way the lights bounce off the girls to even the nearly photo-quality style that their anatomy is rendered in. These incredibly detailed touches add a wonderful extra layer to the art, and it’s unfortunate that there aren’t any other bonus illustrations or full-color pages to see more of it in.
Thankfully, Yurikawa’s black and white art in Summer Love Geek Girl is just as impressive. Characters have expressive faces and gorgeous eyes that give a lot of life to each panel of the book. Every character is drawn with thick outlines and soft shadows that add a wonderful depth to the art. Everything about the art and the characters are soft and natural, and not a single drawing in the book feels stiff or awkward. Things like tanlines and dark skin are also beautifully drawn in the black and white pages. While all of the girls in the book have pretty similar anatomy and body types, their overall designs and personalities vary a lot, ensuring that no two stories feel quite the same.
Overall, Yurikawa knocks it out of the park with Summer Love Geek Girl. It’s a wonderful, lengthy release packed with plenty of fun stories, beautiful girls, and really raunchy scenarios. If I had to make one complaint, it would be the lack of bonus illustrations or full-color drawings. Having a few extra images like that in the book would take an already stellar release, and make it even more incredible.