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Manga / After Hours

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"There’s always something going on at night. Sooner or later, you’ll find your scene."

The club is hopping and Emi isn’t… so she ends up hiding in a corner after her friend ditches her to flirt with a guy! Emi figures the night is a bust, but then someone amazing comes to her rescue. Kei is a DJ, and her effortless self-confidence captivates Emi. Is this just a wonderful night out or the start of the rest of her life?

After Hours is a Seinen yuri romance by Yuuta Nishio. It ran from March 6, 2015 to January 9, 2018 for a total of 17 chapters that were later compiled into three volumes. Viz Media published the series in English starting in 2017.

Not to be confused with the 1985 Martin Scorsese movie of the same name, or the Cracked Web Original series of the same name.

This manga contains examples of:

  • Can't Hold His Liquor: A single oolong cocktail turns Kuma into such a mess the group ends up getting banned from the lounge they're meeting in.
  • Cool Old Lady: Invoked: Kei says she would like to be this kind of person in her twilight years.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Emi is unemployed and aimless at the start of the story, which is part of why it's so easy for Kei to convince her to try her hand at being a VJ.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Pad.
    Pad: It's an awful nickname. Don't ask.
    Emi: Oh, so he knows.
  • Furo Scene: Emi and Kei share a bath in Volume 3 in a short scene that quickly becomes intimate.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Emi wears her hair like this, or in similarly arranged braids. She's not particularly immature, but it does show how she's a few years younger than Kei.
  • Older Than They Look: Emi is very shocked to learn Kei is thirty years old.
  • Umbrella of Togetherness: Kei shares her umbrella in Chapter 4 when Emi's blows away, but it's amusingly subverted only a page later when they're running far too frantically to enjoy the intimacy. They eventually just duck into a shop.