I won’t lie, what drew me into this story was the cover art. It seems like it has quite a deep story underneath the pretty art as well.
|Alt Titles||Sui Yu Tou Zhu, 碎玉投珠, Suì Yù Tóu Zhū|
|Creators||Bei Nan (Author), Dou Hua (Artist|
|Genre||Comedy, Drama, Manga, Psychological, Romance, Slice of Life, Shounen Ai|
Crushing Jade And Casting Pearls is one of those stories where we discover the finale before it has happened. It’s clear the two main characters end up together and we’ll discover just exactly it happened in the coming chapters.
SummaryWhen Ding Hanbai, the young master of the centuries-old jade-carving shop, first laid eyes on his timid shidi Ji Zhenzhu, he bullied him relentlessly, not expecting that Jiangnan could produce someone who would break down his defences and melt his heart this way.
They go from being unable to stand each other to admiring one another, but as the days pass, even this admiration begins to evolve…
A step from brotherhood, a step to special affection, and one more step into a lifetime together. – Mangadex
The art style is gorgeous as well, with good technique and realism, it pulls you into the story.
From what I’ve seen so far, it seems to be some rivalry between the future love birds, with the main lead being rude to the 2nd main lead. If you read into the whole alpha and omega thing you can easily see which character is which.
I don’t necessarily enjoy reading about rude characters, it simply makes me aggravated and this is no different. Although I may understand why rivalry exists, but the “we vs them” attitude is something seen a lot in stories so it gets tiresome quickly. Personally, I hate the whole “macho” thing.
Not to mention our main lead doesn’t care about the stores failing and someone potentially buying them, but he wants to protect his own “bubble”. I suppose he takes the craftsmanship very seriously, but he’s still a rude brat.
I kind of like this story, but not enough for me to continue reading it, unfortunately. It’s just not my cup of tea, although I clearly see how the relationships are changing between the characters.
Recommendation: If you like stories about craftsmanship together with shounen ai, then it could be worth a read.