Akiyoshi Wataru is your average student. He attends cram school, hangs out with his friends and does what boys his age do: Go after girls. One day a particular girl, Iwashita Ayane, catches his attention in cram school, because of her red fingernail. Later in town he sees a familiar girl and follows her. But the girl enters an image club. A brothel that specializes on cosplay. What's more, one of the girls working there goes by the name of "Ayane." What does that mean? And what will Wataru do?
This is my first time reviewing a manga... AN H-MANGA (not complete yet tho). Well, I've already read h-mangas, such as this, with decent plot to read to. Maybe I'm one of those "rare" person who read these mangas, I mean, for enjoyment purposes (that includes fapping XD).
*WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILER*
Reality hits you hard! Life, as we know it, is so harsh that we taught we don't have a choice but to resort to the wrong. The story portraits the life of a prostitute (Ayane, our heroine), who strive so hard for money because of her f*cked up life, and an ordinary student (Wataru), who
had a crush(?) on her. On that day, she met our hero at cram school. Our hero decided to follow her at night. That's when he realized he entered a club and eventually unravel the secret our heroine have. Every time she meets him, things have started to change little by little. Both our main characters will experience more hardships and challenges in life from then on. Will Wataru be able to save her from her f*cked up life?
STORY (6): Even though this one's interesting, the story progresses slow. That's because the ecchi scenes (mostly rape) took the most pages that the story doesn't have the chance to fill in. Even if it did have a chance, it gets darker every time it progresses. Though, most readers doesn't give a shiz about it. Rated it "Fair".
ART (8): It's good. Very well drawn, especially those "plots". I have no issues regarding this one. Rated it "Very Good".
CHARACTER (7): Aside from story issues, the hero's failure to grasp the surroundings is too rigid I am unable to appreciate him. But the good part is that both the main characters manage to become honest of themselves. Rated it "Good".
ENJOYMENT (7): Although the story's dark, something is urging me to read more about it. Ayane's changing progress it quite promising, so maybe I should wait for some scan releases. Rated it "Good".
OVERALL (7): It was good. Perhaps, maybe the story would improve more in the next release.
This review contains spoilers. (Well, not really spoilers, but actions of some heroes listed without specific characters mentioned)
If you want to find "mature" drama with character involved into prostitution, you may want to find something else, but not this manga. If you want to see high-quality titties with cheap storyline as an excuse - you're welcome to read this masterpiece.
If you have already read stories written by people like Naoki Yamamoto or read any recent manga about prostitution and "hard" moral choices - you won't find anything new here. Cliche-based manga serves your drama needs well - it tries to make you feel
bad (often without reason), tries to make you cry (because characters must suffer), but only tries.
People often complain about one shoujo manga looking like any other shoujo manga. Very well, it seems that we have already reached point where one "mature" manga looks like another "mature" manga.
Stupid main character? Check
Overflowing drama? Check
Moral choice? Check
Date with multiple girls? Check
What makes this manga different is the size of breasts. But let's see Art section.
I really enjoyed art at first. Nothing specific, but it really looks nice. And it was the best part of the whole manga.
There is a joke about fanservice > story in animanga industry. Well, it's not a joke. It seems like creator understood the mediocre level of story but decided to sell manga anyway. How one can do it? Right, add giant breasts.
And now compare it with any older drama manga. See the difference? Yes, almost complete lack of the fanservice. Why? 2 options for you to choose:
1. Story was more important
2. Deus vult that's why
I think I already made my point in Story section. This is not a characters, it's a cliche. You've seen all of them somewhere else. And if you didn't, perhaps you haven't read more than 10 titles right now.
From the first chapter I had a feeling that I had already seen this scene somewhere. Of course, one can easily predict what characters are going to do.
It was a really, really bad ride. You cannot enjoy the story you read to last translated chapter just to write a review.
If you want to get feels - try to read works from Naoki Yamamoto.
If you read works from Naoki Yamamoto - try to avoid this manga.
If you want to see something new - try to avoid this manga.
If you want to kill your evening - try to do something else.
But if you want to get a nice fanservice and, perhaps, do what you usually do with hentai manga - great choice then, perfect manga for you.
This is my first ever review :D
*There Will Be Spoilers*
Even though this manga is categorised as smut I think it leans towards the H side of it.
In reality, many girls are called sluts. This manga shows how life actually may become as one of your classmates is a prostitute. It is a stereotype that prostitutes are women who just make money with their bodies.
Blush-DC reveals a dark side to our female protagonist's (Ayane) experiences.
Story - 8
The concept of this manga may seem very simple however, is one of the first. Having the main character (Wataru) a simply curious boy, who finds himself following a
student into a brothel.
Art - 9
Maya Miyazaki's art style is quite outstanding in comparison to other smut manga. As I have also read Holy Knight this opinion may be biased to a certain extent.
Character - 8
The top of the exams but secretly a prostitute- Ayane
The overly curious- Wataru
Iwashita Ayane is revealed as a worker for a brothel in the first chapter. Later on, she is later revealed as the number one for exams. Afterwards Ayane goes into hospital due to exhaustion and malnutrition.
Akiyoshi Wataru is introduced as Mr Curious as he follows Ayane due to her having a red fingernail. As the story progresses the audience can easily understand that he has fallen in love with her however her occupation makes him confused as to whether or not it is one-sided or a mutual interest.
Tachinoki Motoka is Wataru's childhood friend. She main debut involves her inviting Wataru over for dinner and eventually performing sexual intercourse.
Tachinoki Sumika is Motoka's sister and her first appearance is her walk in upon Wataru and Motoka having sex. It is later revealed that she has a great interest in sex and cannot stop masterbating after seeing her sister.
Too little info on other characters
Enjoyment - 8
This manga is quite well made however due to its nature there are some pretty dark scenes. Overall I think Blush-DC is above the average for manga in this genre.
How did you find out about Blush DC? Did you stumble on it by chance whilst searching through tags? Find it via recommendation from other similar manga? Perhaps you've read some of the artist's other works/ If you have, then you probably already have an idea for what is in store for you as a reader.
Any who, you've read the synopsis; I've read the manga. So let me give you my opinion on it. Keep in mind, this is only my opinion. It's not fact, nor is it the truth of the story. It's just my take on what seems to be a dark and
Let's get started.
- So far, so good. The story seems slow to start up and it's fair to say not much happens in the first few chapters. It's slow and grueling and gets darker and darker by the page. And although heart wrenching at some points, a darker side of me is compelled to continue reading in hopes of a light at the end of the tunnel. The development in relationships between characters shifts and where new ones are formed and strengthened, others weaken or dissolve. It's a strange balance of progress and regression that keeps the future events of the story in constant shift; and not in a good way.
- As expected from Miyazaki Maya, the art is well done. Although, from some people you'd hear the usual about how "the breasts are too big" and "the waist is too small". But the minority aside, there is also beautiful contrast in the art depending on the emotions and atmosphere the artist wishes to convey and invoke. There is a strong contrast between day and night (perhaps to suit the theme of the story) in the manga that is not only expressed by the environment, but also by the characters and their behavior.
- The characters are standard for Seinen, Smut manga. The main character is what I'd consider a regular protagonists though. He's not "dense" as most people claim he is, rather he seems to be innocent and naive, not being experienced enough with people or the world to understand much of what is going on around him which leads to confusion. The female characters around him are all unconventional in terms of anime/manga standards in the fact that almost none are virgins. This only goes to emphasize how naive the main character is by still being a virgin. There is the main antagonist who threatens the relationship with the main heroine and the main character and another antagonist that does the same with the main character and his childhood friend turned girlfriend. I'd try not to label any characters with conventional tags such as 'Childhood Friend (and all that this entails)' or 'Tsundere' or even 'Slut/Whore'. It's better to view them as 'people' in a sense that they are learning and changing and that they may sooner or later break that the mold of whatever someone may have labelled them as. The character design and growth is great and a real pleasure to follow.
- Hmmm... I think it's completely subjective whether or not you enjoy this manga. It's darker, sadder and more real than most, but it provides a fresh or perhaps just a colder, chilling breeze to those who've only ever lived in the Shounen and Shoujo genres. Personally, going into it I felt like I was making a mistake. I've never handled NTR too well, and have always found myself running from the tag. But something kinda pulls you to the things that you don't want to do.
So I read it.
And it was good. I can see how some people could misconstrue some elements of the story or theme and say it's NTR, but it isn't. Well, at least not at the moment. Though it still is a possibility (hopefully not).
That said, if you don't like that kinda thing, it's best to steer clear of this one, at least until it's finished and someone gives the all clear. But if you take a look at some of Miyazaki Maya's other works, you might notices that it's not always a happy ending.
- I enjoyed everything as whole. It's slow and haunting. The next page could be tragic for any number of characters, and the sudden developments certainly don't help in reassuring you. Nothing is made clear between characters, and as a result you as the viewer is left guessing, assuming and being proven wrong a lot. It deals with some emotions that are often dialed down in mainstream anime and manga such as jealousy and ownership, the desire to be clean, the desire to love and connected with another person emotionally (rather than just physically).
Dark. Tragic. And very real. Not a cup of tea I'd sip all day long, but definitely something a little stronger than the usual brew.
I recommend it to those who've a desire to explore new genres (and are over 18). It may not be for the faint hearted because it does have explicit scenes of sexual intercourse, rape and abuse in combination.