Nov 15, 2009
This manga deals with the concept of rape rather well in the beginning. The female main shows a rather common coping mechanism, becoming numb. However, when her first rapist dies, she ends up with a new one in his son. And then falls in love with him after he assaults her. Stockholm Syndrome, anyone? It's not realistic and, frankly, it wasn't enjoyable to read simply because of my overwhelming anger at the male lead. Even as the story progressed and his past and motives were set to life, he still wasn't sympathetic even if the maid stayed with him.
I'm a fan of Setona Mizushiro's
work but I wouldn't recommend this for anyone unless they had nothing else to read or just wanted to be disappointed. The only redeeming quality is Mizushiro's artwork, which is rather beautiful and emotional, despite the numbed state of most of the characters.
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