Okane Ga Nai
is a Boys Love Genre
light novel that was made into a manga that ran in Comic Magazine LYNX
, a BL magazine aimed at high-school / college women. It has an OVA which is licensed in English as No Money!
; I haven't seen it but I wouldn't be surprised if it's smuttier than the manga; OV As
often are. I only know the manga; I don't think the light novel has been translated through any channels.
The story is one-half angsty relationship drama, one-half yakuza
drama. The characters are a big, scary-looking, thuggish 26-y.o. yakuza and the tiny, girly, naive, incredibly-uke
17-y.o. college student that he's been in love with for years.
At the start of the story, uke-dude is being auctioned on the white-slave market to pay off gambling debts uke's brother has run up; scary-dude buys him and rapes him, then spends the rest of the series angsting over how tiny guy will never love him now, and being a dick to him to compensate. Of course, tiny guy does
fall in love with him, but there's all kinds of angsting on his end over how the relationship started and does big guy really love him and other standard-romance angst topics. Eventually (many volumes later) they work it all out; it's the sort of thing where the romance plot could have been wrapped up in three chapters by a clear, sincere love confession from both sides.
All of this plays out against a background of Japanese mafiosi action-drama; there's gang wars and cutthroat internal mafiosi politicking, tiny guy gets kidnapped a lot, big guy gets shot a lot, etc. Over the course of the series, as the relationship issues get worked out, the drama elements get more over-the-top, melodramatic and violent.
The manga is kind of smutty by the standards of early-00s BL; there's one or two on-screen sex scenes per volume with full-body nudity and occasional almost-genitals, plus some more off-screen sex and lots of fanservice-y bonus art.
No-one is underage, but there's a comedy bit-part character who is called a "lolicon" for wanting to dress up tiny guy in Meido
and Gothic Lolita
costumes and speculating on how cute he was in elementary school, etc.
I think the major issue will be that tiny guy is really, really, outrageously uke
; the general design standards for uke-ness make uke characters small and soft and feminine, and the author of the manga obviously likes the extremely
uke style of uke, to the point that a lot of Western readers complain that he looks underage. I personally think he looks more girly than underage, but it's not my call.