If you ever wanted to read about a rich kid who lives in a dump but still has a hot maid, well, just know that it exists!
The best way™ to describe Saving Life (which was formerly released by TOKYOPOP eons ago) properly is to mention that the story revolves around a rich kid who’s tired of being under his father’s control. He wants to forge his own path, which means moving out of his high class mansion and living in a seedy and small dump. He valiantly juggles school life with part time work life, and literally tries to save money at every opportunity (electric bills are the enemy) in order to stay in his house.
The real way™ to describe what Mario Kaneda spit out is that it’s absolute trash of the entertaining order, where in addition to seeing Haruhiko Ayanokouji living from paycheck to paycheck, we see his harem. The choices are simple: you have the somewhat tsundere childhood best friend, a hot but extremely dumb girl that’s his co-worker, and his maid. These three ultimately are the key to his survival, and also why Saving Life’s actually funny.
If you’re not into harem stuff, then this won’t change your mind in any way, shape or fashion. For crying out loud, it has what I think is a sizable plant reveal the underwear of Haruhiko’s co-worker. It’s definitely not gonna win many awards in character realism. Oddly enough though, having characters that seem to make their own choices rather than the guy who’s rich do it is kinda refreshing, and it does help that the guy’s determined to forge his own path in life.
The big thing is whether or not it can come up with entertaining stories revolving around this guy’s life, because the art is ok for what it is. Now whether it should look awkward when the characters aren’t in harem like situations (why does seeing the maid in lingerie feel more worked on than the main characters talking to each other), that’ll be up to taste. But I wouldn’t mind reading more of this. It’s surprisingly entertaining.