Seduced in Sleepless City – Chihaya Koda (Main Story) Review.

  • After getting promoted to the magazine Cinderella, the main character has the opportunity for an exclusive interview at the opening for high-end Roppongi casino.
  • She ends up meeting a high class plastic surgeon by the name of Chihaya Koda.
  • As she writes about his clinic and gets to learn more about it, she finds out that there is a lot more to Chihaya than his easy-going smile.

★ ☆ ✰ Rating: 7/10

The main character is a new editor that is working for the magazine Cinderella and for her first assignment she is sent to the opening of a high-class casino in Roppongi. Through the night, she becomes a modern Cinderella as she meets a variety of men and gets in some crazy situations throughout the night in order to snatch a VIP interview with a certain someone.  She is a highly curious person with a stubborn side  that doesn’t let up until she learns everything about the story or someone. It is also pointed out that she is a hard worker that has struggled a lot and cares about her job dearly. She is also shown to dive head first into things as shown when she starts hanging out with Chihaya or when she start taking self-defense lessons, though it is great to see her doing something in order to protect herself. However, due to reasons, she tends to doubt herself a lot because of Chihaya’s personality and due to a certain nurse that won’t leave her alone.

Chihaya Koda is a popular plastic surgeon that the main character ends up meeting in the casino one night. He always seems to have a smile on his face and is kind to the main character, but there seems to be a secret side to him — as told by Nurse Horikita, though it seems kind of hard to believe. He cares about his sister deeply and when into his current profession due to that and seems to like how the main character interacts with her, even standing up for her when she is being dragged around. Chihaya seems to care deeply about protecting the main character and even says/does things that might keep her away from him, but that doesn’t last for long.

The story starts with the main character gaining exclusive access to Chihaya’s clinic and doing any interview with him, as they spend more time together she comes to see how sweet and kind he can actually be. However, a problem arises when Nurse Horikita tells the main character that Chihaya isn’t a nice person and that she should stay away from him if she doesn’t want to get hurt. Then, a lot of strange things happen that put her in danger and as she comes to realize her feelings towards Chihaya, she sees him kissing the nurse. After explaining everything to her, Chihaya finds his career in jeopardy over a botched surgery!

It’s kind of cute that Chihaya and the main character connect right of that bat in this story, but it gets muddled up and lost with all the other stuff that isn’t really needed. While, Nurse Horikita’s story line is a bit understandable, everything that just comes after that is sort of weird and isn’t very well explained — it feels like a bad drama when they could just be together already! A lot of this aren’t well explained and it would have been nice to see more of Chihaya’s sister since she is such a big part of his life. The story left like it dragged a little too much and it was kind of hard to understand why Chihaya wasn’t there during the last chapters of the story. There wasn’t really a supporting cast, though the rest of the crew did try to help Chihaya out when they could and were good at teasing the main character in the appropriate moments. I honestly don’t know what the theme was since there was so many things going on, but no real closure.

I tried really hard to enjoy Chihaya’s route because of his personality and connection with the main character, but the story left me confused and unfulfilled with what could have been dealt with. But, if you like his character type, consider checking it out with caution!

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