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Minegishi Yuusuke is the golden boy of the office. Handsome, friendly, and successful, he's everything his co-worker Otsu Mamoru is not. And that's exactly the reason Otsu can't figure out why Minegishi is so friendly towards him... not to mention why he's so keen on giving him food.

Manly Appetites: Minegishi Loves Otsu (峰岸さんは大津くんに食べさせたい, Minegishi-san wa Outsu-kun ni Tabesasetai) is a Boys' Love Office Romance manga by Mito. Originally starting out as a series of small comics which were released on the mangaka's Twitter account, the series was eventually published in volumes by Futabasha from 2019 to 2021. Seven Seas Entertainment acquired the English license and started publishing the manga in 2020.

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  • The Ace: Minegishi is handsome, friendly, popular, talented, and extremely successful, which makes Otsu all the more confused with his insistence on hanging out "at the bottom of the company barrel."
    Otsu: He's hot and he can bake. He seriously ticks off all the boxes.
  • Big Beautiful Man: Otsu might have a low opinion of his own looks but Minegishi outright says he's "thoroughly charming" just the way he is. He's actually horrified any time Otsu mentions the possibility of losing weight.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Minegishi is flabbergasted when he learns that Maron is dating his co-worker Tanaka. He even threatens him if he ever harms her. This goes the same with Tanaka who threatens Minegish if he ever breaks Otsu's heart.
  • Chastity Couple: This manga is very tame when it comes to romance. Even when Otsu and Minegishi are slowly acknowledging their feelings toward each other, there's no physical and sexual romance between them. The closest thing they have is touching each other's fingers when they overslept on the train.
  • Cherry Blossoms: A small subplot in the first volume involves Otsu and Minegishi going to the company flower viewing party.
  • Everyone Can See It: As the series goes on, their co-workers can see that Minegishi and Otsu had feelings for each other. They're just waiting for the two men to confess.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Otsu gets jealous whenever he sees Minegichi accompanied by a woman. The same goes with Minegishi too as he gets jealous of any man or woman who is seen with Otsu.
  • Idiot Hair: Despite not really fitting the character archetype for it, Otsu has a noticeable stray bit of hair that sticks out of the side of his head.
  • Kind Hearted Cat Lover: Minegishi is fond of the stray cat by their office building, but a bonus comic reveals he likes it because it reminds him of Otsu. Meanwhile, Otsu actually ends up adopting the cat (whom he names Maguro), showing his hidden sweet side.
  • Love Confession: Towards the end of the manga where both Minegichi and Otsu finally say "I love you" to each other. What's very amusing is that they did this after they exchange rings which made their co-workers think that they were engaged despite not having been on a date once.
  • Not What It Looks Like: Otsu takes Minegishi to a bathroom at the flower viewing party to try and clean him up, and ends up kneeling down while trying to wipe the marker off his stomach. When Tanaka walks in and sees Otsu on his knees in front of a half-undressed Minegishi, he gets the wrong idea.
  • Oblivious to Love: Otsu can't understand why Minegishi likes hanging around him so much, much less why he likes buying him food.
  • Opposites Attract: Minegishi is amicable and kind-hearted while Otsu is grouchy and cynical.
  • Pair the Spares: Tanaka gets together with Minegishi's little sister, Maron, in the last few chapters.
  • Shipper on Deck: Tanaka's thoughts on Minegishi and Otsu are a jumble of confusion, annoyance, and jealousy tied together with his desperation for them to just get together already. His bonus comic sees him receive a fortune telling him that he "will have better luck playing Cupid for another couple" than in his own romantic pursuits.
    • Also Maron. Heavily.
  • Supreme Chef: In addition to all his other good points, Minegishi also turns out to be a great cook.
  • Through His Stomach: Minegishi trying to charm Otsu by feeding him is basically the premise of the whole manga.
  • Umbrella of Togetherness: In a humorous take on this trope, Minegishi and Otsu squabble over trying to get each other to use the umbrella. Tanaka watches this and weeps with jealousy.
  • Wallpin Of Love: Minegishi does this to Otsu upon being gifted chocolate from him. In a surprisingly realistic use of this trope, Kunai and Otsu both point out how threatening that sort of behavior comes off and how he'd be in real trouble if he did that to a female coworker. In Minegishi's defense, he was so overwhelmed by Otsu giving him chocolate that he wasn't really aware of his own behavior, but he still heartily apologized to Otsu. Otsu still seems pretty flustered by it.