There is something a bit twisted inside of the teenage girl Madoka. It comes out one day when she has to deal with a groper on a public train. He may be scarred for life by the time she's finally through with him. But for her, at least, this encounter may only be the beginning...
From chapter 1 I loved this series, however no matter how much I enjoyed this series the translators dropped this series. so all you have is chapters 1 - 20 and the rest except the final chapter which is 36 in raw. The story is amazing and great taking you into the minds of a masochist guy and a sadist girl; with pretty twisted story that occurs later on (from what I hear). I would love someone to translate chapters 21 to 59, cause this manga needs to be known.
When I accidentally stumbled upon this manga, my first thought was that it resembles Sundome a lot. The unmistakable art, it must really be from the same mangaka. True enough, my suspicion was right. Going in this manga, I already had expectations from it. But damn, the twisted perversion on this one puts Sundome to shame. Is it better than Sundome? Well not really, but it still manages to hold well against it.
All you need to know about this manga is that it is very crude and perverted. Heck, this is considered borderline hentai. However, I’d rather pick this than most hentai doujins I’ve read.
Why? Because it’s more engaging in terms of both story and style. The chemistry between Kakiguchi and Madoka is beautiful, though using that term is quite strange in the context of the manga. Let us say they complement each other really well. We have Kakiguchi who is really a hopeless virgin seen as scum working in a sex shop. Then we have Madoka, a high school girl with a bossy yet seductive attitude, who started to live under the same roof as Kakiguchi. Most of the material of the manga mainly consists of these two individuals engaging in very sexual acts that appeal to bizarre fetishes. They can get really disgusting, but eventually you get kind of used to it if you manage to stomach the initial shock.
While it isn’t very apparent, there is character development. As the story progresses, one can observe how Madoka starts acting more natural. Normally, she would act all devilish but there are times when she would actually get flustered which can be surprising yet delighting. Both Madoka and Kakiguchi start to display concern and affection for each other, although it’s very subtle. You can pick it up during internal monologues, or when you observe how they seem to have a different reaction from a situation that is considered normal to their lifestyle. I don’t believe it has to do with romance though. It’s more like forming a trust between them, like they accept and embrace each other’s filth that they don’t want any other person to see.
Now, my main complaint with the manga is the story’s direction in the second half. While it is necessary for a story to have some kind of conflict, I think the manga did a disappointing job with it. “Oho, we have this two people enjoying each other’s company and what do we do? Of course, insert some two-faced villain that will ruin everything. Oh wait! How about we also add a jealous best friend? That would be better right?”
The conclusion, it was just terrible. It kind of depresses me how half-assed the ending was. I was expecting some sort of catharsis, but what I’ve got in return was a trainwreck. I was slowly getting emotionally invested with the two lead characters and they don’t deserve a finale like that. There were so many things the manga could have gone for like explaining why is Madoka such a troubled individual? The manga didn’t shed any light on that part and many other things.
But maybe, what the manga is trying to say is that not everyone gets a happy ending. I know that sounds cliché, but it’s the right setup for a depressing story between two depraved individuals. I’m still feeling conflicted with my overall opinion, but I still think it’s worth checking out especially if you’re a fan of the author’s other works such as Sundome. Nevertheless, dive in to the dark world of Ibitsu, where the darkness might just swallow you and taint your mind and body. Hope is optional, and expecting the greatest from it will just make your ruin greater.
After a few chapters in, I got the feeling that the story is kinda going in the same track as Nana to Kaoru, with the similar SM elements and also male lead inferior, female lead unravelled beauty plotline.
What lured me deeper into the story was how the author tackles Kakiguchi's elevating erotic desire for Madoka as conflicts within himself. Personally I enjoy Kakiguchi's character as the weak man with a strong sense of morality.
Pacing was good for the first 40 plus chapters, but have absolutely no clue why the ending was such. Never saw THAT ending coming in a million years, and will leave
you wondering why you invested 62 chapters worth of time to read THAT.
You may have come across something so vile and twisted that you feel a bit
of your sanity slipping away as you indulge in something truly grotesque and
disturbing. Ibitsu happens to be a perfect example of this as it draws you in
with it's truly messed up story.
Ibitsu tells the story of a girl called Madoka being groped on a train by
the main character Keigo who happens to have a fascination with creating
lifelike dolls. From this incident the story spirals into a dark psychological standoff between dignity ,lust and companionship.
Madoka blackmails Keigo into living with him and they end
up sharing a
symbiotic relationship where Keigo is allowed to use Madoka as a model for his doll making while frequently Madoka forces him into some very questionable and messed up SM(Sadism and Masochism) situations with Keigo being forced into the masochistic role.
Despite nudity being prevalent and being portrayed erotically the dark and foreboding atmosphere keeps you on your toes and makes you weary rather than aroused.
The main characters from Ibitsu all suffer from deep psychological wounds
that form who they are as people and only begins to touch upon how messed up and deep the relationship between them truly stretches turning into something akin to a convoluted mess.
The side characters only aim to add fuel to the fire and don't bring any
form of relief to any of the main characters and only adds more to their misery.
The art itself is dark and this greatly adds to the overall atmosphere of Ibitsu.
The characters themselves often have their faces shaded darker than other manga while the backgrounds are usually drawn quite dark and simply without much detail unless specific objects are meant to be emphasized. This adds to the foreboding feeling that something is just waiting to happen.
To say that reading Ibitsu brings more displeasure than enjoyment is an understatement. Ibitsu is just not the type of Manga most people can enjoy , yet you still find yourself captivated by the sliver of beauty that it shows every so often.
Ibitsu is not for everyone and not without it's flaws and if you cannot handle things like urine drinking , public humiliation, BDSM (Bondage and Submission) , nudity , sex and overall depressing events befalling main characters then I advise you to stay away to maintain your sanity.
However if you can accept if for what it is I would recommend this one to the more messed up crowd.