Idol Pleasures is about Koju Yagihashi, the idol of this story, and Hisaya Amagi, his new manager. Hisaya is a divorced father of one whose sister owns the company that manages Koju. Finding it hard to set up her unemployed brother, she decides to temporarily employ him as Koju's new manager. Koju is known to be very cool and has had issues with other managers. Surprisingly he hits it off well with Hisaya, a little too well. Hisaya mistakes Koju's feelings to simply be those of a boy looking for a father figure and not a lover but Koju vehemently denies that. Not wanting to deal with the situation, Hisaya rejects him anyway.
I found the plot on this one to be rather lackluster. I can certainly see why Koju may have developed feelings for Hisaya but for them to be full blown love is a little far fetched. Also, the details of the story are pretty weak. We never really find out just what kind of idol Koju is. He has a lot of photos taken, he acts a bit and then puts out a CD. Even the mangaka points out the lack of clarity here.
The illustrations were acceptable but nothing special. The translation seemed alright but there was one spot where I got confused as to who was saying what because it didn't seem quite right. As far as sexual content, it's pretty non-existent. This is definitely not an explicit title and even the little bit of kissing there is isn't drawn that well. I can deal with a non-explicit title if the kissing scenes are well drawn. There was also such a build up in the story that I felt there could have been at least one good sex scene as a payoff but no such luck.
The only selling point to this story is that there is some pretty good humor in it and I do like having an older man as part of the couple. Outside of that, it's not one I would tell anyone to run off and buy.
Plot = B-
Characters = B
Illustrations = B
Sexual Content = B-
Translation = B+
Overall Grade = B