Akira Inugami just transfered into his new school. The principal and teachers fear what may happen because Inugami was placed in the same homeroom as the school's biggest problem and gang leader.
His homeroom teacher Aoshika is going out of her mind trying to figure out what happened the night before, where she could have sworn she saw this same Inugami beaten alive and then hit by a car by a large group of thugs in a park. But somehow, Inugami, who denies everything, of course, is alive and without a scratch attending his first day at his new school.
What the teacher Aoshika did not witness was a crazy werewolf-like beast destroy the thugs that attacked Inugami in the park.
So look at the numbers I have put on this one, and you will see something strange.
Story - 7
But...enjoyment 2? really?
Okay, so here's the deal with this manga. Don't pay any attention to any review written by someone who hasn't read all or almost all of the chapters. For the most part this is just a fun violent story about a werewolf fighting gang members. It's pretty hard on the gore, but I mean...werewolves.
But then the story gets to this place and I just.....
I mean I understand that a lot of writers, especially male writers, think that having a girl get raped
is a good way to give her some character development, or that it's like trauma for her to deal with or whatever and I can even understand if it's a little over the top for some titillation for more pervy readers.
But look. Look. A few pages. MAYBE one chapter even, I could understand.
But Ookami, I guess feeling like it needed to distinguish itself, is not satisfied until it has devoted more than FIVE ENTIRE CHAPTERS to this woman being graphically raped repeatedly by like 7 dudes. Every single detail of what happens to her is right there for you to see.
Anyway after all of that, no matter if she got rescued or shot or what, I was done with being able to engage with the story at all.
Seriously, this manga should have "hentai" as a genre, because it is really that bad and that long. Basically it is so bad that it not only cancels out everything good about this manga, it just keeps going until whenever you see a picture of the cover or read the title later, you just think "Oh yeah that's that manga with the 5 chapters of gang rape" and you move on.
(CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS)
Rather than ponder over which line to open this review with, I’ve just decided to use them both:
1. I read this for the romance
That’s right, you read #1 correctly—and yes, I know me saying that is close to the border of someone saying “I watch porn for the story.” I started Wolf Guy for the werewolves and stayed for the romance between Inugami and Aoshika. What can I say? I’m a sucker for a good romance and I loved the way their relationship was drawn out by the mangaka. It’s not often that I come across a non-shoujo in which I enjoy the love
story between two characters (and in which the manga is actually labeled as “romance” without all the harems, reverse-harems, ecchi, and smut tags), so I stayed to see how their relationship would progress through this huge, heaping pile of blood, guts, limbs, and psychological warfare. And yes, I knew exactly what I was getting myself into by starting Wolf Guy.
I mean, have you seen the art? Just that is enough to indicate what sort of atmosphere this story will hold: dark, twisted, bleak, and you’ll have to look hard for even the smallest indication of something related to the word “hope”. The facial expressions, especially those of Haguro—the shit-crazed antagonist—stay in your head even after you’ve reached the next chapter. And the shading again, leaves you reading in a hopeless atmosphere for the MC, Inugami. The art for this manga is AH-MAE-ZING, and even the over-exaggeration of facial expressions or body language can’t be denied as adding more to—rather than taking away from—the story.
Regarding the characters, Inugami is indeed, a truly unfortunate MC. Even if he just wants to live his life normally, he attracts trouble regardless—probably has something to do with him being the last werewolf in Japan. Aoshika, Inugami’s homeroom teacher, worries for Inugami even if he tries to distance himself from her. She may seem like a typical positive woman, but her attitude was refreshing in this dark-ridden story. However, because she continues to involve herself with him, even she is met to face the same troubles he does and she’s soon involved in his conflicts.
Most specifically with one character in particular, Haguro, the antagonist of the story. And this dude is bat-shit crazy. Readers can just shrug him off as an extreme evil villain, but that’s exactly what he is. In simple terms, he’s a prideful human—a man who takes pride in his human race. But werewolves are stronger, better than humans, and he therefore takes it into his own hands to hunt and kill the creatures who see humanity as inferior to their own race. Yeah, he’s crazy.
By the way, did I mention these kids are in junior high? Third year junior high to be exact, but when reading manga and becoming immersed in its universe, I can excuse such details. Besides, that’s the least of your worries when reading this manga.
Violence, sexual content, psychological warfare, rape, rape, RAPE! And here’s where the manga leaves you completely dirty and utterly empty (and where the score was lowered). There’s rape in this manga, and it’s no surprise to who. A woman as beautiful and voluptuous as Aoshika is bound to meet an ill fate in this type of manga. But when the mangaka “parades” this gang rape act on Aoshika throughout multiple chapters, it’s just…well…wrong.
There could be multiple reasons for this several-chapters expansion of the act of raping a woman: 1. To add shock factor 2. To add a sense of realism (as I’m sure time goes by much slower for a rape victim) or 3. Some sort of sick fan service
Regardless of the reason for Aoshika’s rape, none of these justify it for me. I mean, I was left shocked from a MALE getting raped in this manga—and this indeed did happen and I was left confused and shocked for days. Even if it was only one PAGE compared to Aoshika’s +however many chapters of rape, it still left me with a bitter taste in my mouth. I’m no feminist, but GAHD, does talking about this make me feel a little hollow on the inside. Seriously, can you imagine waiting for an update on this manga only to be met with a rape chapter over and over again?
I can continue to go on about how “Rape is bad. Rape is wrong,” but for the sake of this review, I’ll move on. Because I sincerely hope my manga/anime community at least hold some morals, even if the majority of us (including me, most of the time) just take in things as we see/read it without much thought and even if we have a thing called hentai where anything and everything can happen.
Now, moving onto my second review opening (refer to #2 at the beginning of this review), this concerns the ending. Never mind that I had to pull through the rape shit, but I had to suffer from the ending as well. Part of me expected it, and yet another part of me wanted it to end a different way—in a definitive way—and not exactly as a happily-ever after. Because really? Only an idiot or someone innocent (in which case, you’ve been forever tainted through this manga) would expect a happy ending to Wolf Guy.
Overall, this manga left me feeling empty. And caged in my room. And sobbing for days in the corner with absolutely no light to penetrate my dark, murky soul.
So here’s the question…will you enjoy this manga? Yes to the peeps who enjoy dark stories full of gore and psychological madness. No to my fellow shoujo maniacs and Kimi ni Todoke readers.
Did I enjoy it? No matter how much it left me bitter and empty, yes. Yes, I did. Only because I like darker stories, though this was borderline plain ridiculous from all the scenarios.
As for the romance—my original intent to reading and sticking with this manga to the bitter end—I cried for both Inugami and Aoshika. I really did.
I think this manga are only for mature readers because there's quite a lot of rape and gore which might be too much to some people.
I give it a 9 overall because of the unique art style and the story because it's really different from the other manga that I've read in the past.
I've never read a manga that's as dark as this.
From the gore to the rape and drug abuse.
yeah first review but it's more of a warning because this manga's first chapters are decent, very good even...but about halfway through it becomes shit so let's find out why
Story: like said before it takes off really well with good themes at the start...but even them it has far too much psychopatic chars, with the main and his love interest too righteous but still interesting..... but about the midlle chapters till the end almost everything is played purelly for shock value culminating in the rape scene that goes 5 whole chapters(each one 30+ pages)....i read hentai with less porn in it.....after that the
ending is not atrocius but still not good
Art: it's one of the best. really well drawn
character: i liked the characters at first but only developement most of them got was borderline psycho evolves to full psycho, main char is changed with the power of love and main's love interest doesn't really change at all(even rape did nothing lol)
enjoyment:unless you really like disturbing rape or shocking shit you won't enjoy it much
Final:wouldn't recommend this manga to anyone but, if you really wanna read it do it until the main char transforms for the first time to the antagonist them pretend it ends there( I would rate a 7 if i did that)
sorry for the bad grammar, first review and english is not my native...and proofreading is boring haha :p