This book should be read AFTER the entire manga.
This book despite being 268 pages long is actually a fast read because…
It’s double spaced.
I shit you not. And ViZ wanted $15 for this originally.
I will admit I’m only familiar with the anime, however even so I was able to follow along with the story. Which means the main story is that banal that everything makes sense without 90% of it, or that you really don’t need these stories for anything.
The stories themselves are varied. One thing you get a note of is that there is a LOT of incest going on in the manga. Literal brother and sister pairings.
That being said, White Lily’s story was probably the second worst as the whole beginning is making a joke of her feelings. I know it’s a horse, but that attitude translates to real women in real life too.
The worst was Shien’s story where she is constantly called poison just because she likes sex and men. She’s also shamed for having a ‘boy’ harem because women should NEVER call men boys even though it seems the reverse is never true.