Summary

Don’t miss a romcom manga like no other! In an office romance, there’s a fine line between sexy and awkward … and that line is where Asako—a woman who sweats copiusly—met Koutarou—a perfume developer who can’t get enough of Asako’s, er, scent. Asako’s living her dream, working at the toiletry maker Lilia Drop. Little do her coworkers know, the reason she loves the company so much is that she’s ashamed of her body odor, and their soap is the only thing that does the trick. So when the company’s lead product developer, a perfuming genius, approaches her in the lobby and wonders what “that smell” is, she’s terrified … but could it be … that he likes it? And, even more surprising to Yae … does she like him? The hilarious ups and downs of an office romance at a personal care products company are the subject of this sexy, strange romp. Sweat and Soap combines the odd-couple chemistry of Wotakoi, the “too real!” workplace comedy of Aggretsuko, and a heavy dollop of office steaminess!

Genre

Shojo

Publisher

Kodansha

Public

New

V9 Sweat and Soap

New

Now that Kotaro and Asako have gotten used to living together, they’ve started to think about what their future holds. It’s an exciting—and somewhat terrifying—prospect, one made all the more difficult when the haunting reappearance of a ghost from Asako’s past threatens their happily ever after...

V8 Sweat and Soap

New

Now that Kotaro and Asako have met each other’s families, things should be smooth sailing from here on out—right? But there’s still their first company trip as a couple, not to mention some unexpected... gains...of romantic bliss to navigate. With their inner weirdos rearing their freaky heads, can Kotaro and Asako keep their ship afloat?

V7 Sweat and Soap

(1)

After a lot of discussion and planning (and so many Post-It notes), Kotaro and Asako move in together, and a new era of their relationship dawns! But will these meticulously-laid plans stand up to the pressures and annoyances of real life? Pressures like…meeting the family? Kotaro’s managed to smooth things over with Asako’s family so far, but his own relatives haven’t had the chance to meet Asako yet. She’s excited to see how Kotaro grew into the genius scent designer he is today, but she’s also apprehensive. Will she leave the right impression, or will that familiar panic overtake her once again?

V6 Sweat and Soap

Despite all the anxieties and obstacles, Asako and Natori’s relationship has proven its staying power. Since deciding to move in together, they’ve found a home they both like, and a new chapter in both their lives has begun! But now that they’ve taken this adult step, there’s an even bigger one looming further up the staircase…but can Asako even think about marriage without breaking a sweat?

V5 Sweat and Soap

(1)

With great effort, the notorious workaholic Natori has managed to carve out a real holiday break, with time away from the office to spend with his girlfriend Asako. But that doesn’t mean he’s been able to tear himself away long enough to get her a proper present, and by the time he starts looking for a Christmas reservation at the restaurant he’s had his heart set on, they’re full up! For her part, Asako’s been completely swamped—the books have to be closed for the end of the year, so ’tis the season to log overtime in the accounting department!

V4 Sweat and Soap

Natori and Asako are back from their first trip together, a romantic getaway to Hokkaido. But when Asako returns to the office, her anxiety comes back, too, because it’s time to let their secret out and reveal their relationship to their coworkers. Natori sets up a lunch to introduce Asako to his teammates in product development. But this is a far cry from the accounting department, and Natori’s coworkers all seem fashionable, ambitious, cool—on a whole different level! Suddenly, those moments spent soaking in the hot spring bath seem so far away! The hilarious ups and downs of an office romance at a personal care products company are the subject of this sexy, strange romp. Sweat and Soap combines the odd-couple chemistry of Wotakoi, the “too real!” workplace comedy of Aggretsuko, and a heavy dollop of office steaminess!

V3 Sweat and Soap

(3)

The office romance between the quiet and sweet accountant Asako, who’s spent her life ashamed of how much she sweats, and rising star of the bath and toiletry world Kotaro got off to a fast and steamy start! Kotaro’s status at the company has made her wary of revealing their relationship to their colleagues at Liliadrop, and she’s stumbled into the discovery that Kotaro has been mentoring an attractive, young product developer named Korisu. He doesn’t seem to have feelings for her, but might she be harboring a secret crush? Awkwardness explodes into anxiety when Kotaro tells her he’s scheduled to take a four-day business trip with Korisu–just the two of them! Can Asako’s budding relationship survive, and what’s Korisu planning to do over three nights with her supposedly-single boss? The hilarious ups and downs of an office romance at a personal care products company are the subject of this sexy, strange romp. Sweat and Soap combines the odd-couple chemistry of Wotakoi, the “too real!” workplace comedy of Aggretsuko, and a heavy dollop of office steaminess!

V2 Sweat and Soap

(2)

Asako Yaeshima and Kotaro Natori's scent-sual relationship is going well, though they've decided to keep it a secret from their coworkers for now. However, Kotaro's protégé, Korisu Ichise, can sense something's going on between the two of them... but what? And when Asako tells her family about her new beau, her brother decides Kotaro needs to be put to the test. Because a playboy like Kotaro must spell doom for his sister... right?

V1 Sweat and Soap

(7)

Don’t miss a romcom manga like no other! In an office romance, there’s a fine line between sexy and awkward … and that line is where Asako—a woman who sweats copiusly—met Koutarou—a perfume developer who can’t get enough of Asako’s, er, scent. Asako’s living her dream, working at the toiletry maker Lilia Drop. Little do her coworkers know, the reason she loves the company so much is that she’s ashamed of her body odor, and their soap is the only thing that does the trick. So when the company’s lead product developer, a perfuming genius, approaches her in the lobby and wonders what “that smell” is, she’s terrified … but could it be … that he likes it? And, even more surprising to Yae … does she like him? The hilarious ups and downs of an office romance at a personal care products company are the subject of this sexy, strange romp. Sweat and Soap combines the odd-couple chemistry of Wotakoi, the “too real!” workplace comedy of Aggretsuko, and a heavy dollop of office steaminess!