Mar 15, 2009
There are four one shots in the series and all separate story. I will give a round about idea of what is going on in these stories. The first three have rape, two of the three entail emotional blackmail of the female for sex leading to repeated rape, and the last one deals with an attempted rape. Of the the first three they fit into MS's category of what is deemed, stupidly, to be called "concensual rape". The absolute absurdity of that classification is disturbing in and of itself. I was horrified. I was horrified and pissed off as a female to see females
being subjected to this sort of marginalization, abuse, and subjugation but also horrified that these women went back for more. It's disgusting because these stories are written by another woman.
The first one-shot: A young business man has the perverse feeling of destroying "pure" things. As he puts it, "he likes to dirty pure things because he's dirty." Do you find out what dirties him, exactly or explicitly detailed?! No, you don't. A naive orphan girl goes to wish her brother a happy birthday at his place of work is mistakenly (or we assume mistakenly) taken for someone else and is raped. However, she puts up a meager fight but seems reluctantly willing to be violated. Then she reaches a status of being dependent and "tamed" by this man and wants to be with him. He rapes her but she ponders the issues lightly but has fun with him and then falls in love with him. The most horrifying scene deals with an earring; at that point I almost dropped this manga. I felt like I was slapped in the face. Did I like this? Obviously not, the characters were poorly detailed to boot and the one-shot was poorly done if drawn beautifully.
Second one-shot: Girl is in a "fuck buddies" relationship with her so-called boyfriend and then meets a guy and has sex with him. Said honey of sex blackmails her or gives her an ultimatum and she willing goes along for a day of sex. Then she stalks her to her school and then she willing becomes his girlfriend on the side with sex benefits while she was still dating the other fool. The other fool of course doesn't take kindly to being "cuckold" and retaliates; but the main couple find true love....my ass. Alright the guy is of course skilled in fighting, well known member of a boy school and is extremely wealthy. Aren't they always? She is just a sex buddy who is not happy in her relationship and "yearns" for something deeper and more substantial and wants a relationship built on love and not sex. Yet, she has sex with rich boy first time but wants substance?! Does that make sense to anyone?! She's a flake of the first quarter and definitely quite easy---sexually transmitted diseases mean nothing. Possibly being murdered means nothing. He's a guy who blackmails or gives her an ultimate, and he was able to string her in. He knows how to pick them...
Third one-shot:**As a note this was the story where the girl said basically what happened to all the girls in a lot of MSs work, they are raped, abused, and mistreated.
I felt a bit of pity for this girl because there have been girls in this position before and normally by some sort of authority figure, be it familial or in their work place or school. Because of that it is disturbing but the fact that she becomes a willing participant who anticipates these moments is not cool. Women have been used and abused for their bodies for years. To get a head a woman had to deal with sexual harassment or threats in order to ensure her future survival. To see this abuse in a manga is one thing, to see it turn to love is a joke. So this poor naive girl is on the tennis team and in a relationship. She's being abused by a guy of authority who is admired and believed to be a dream boat. She was blackmailed into it after a big mistake, that is definitely her fault but still did not deserve this treatment. To see her suffrage you feel for her, it was when she turned around and seemed to anticipate and want more that threw you off. I agreed with her boyfriend at the end of the story.
The last story is the only one without a rape scene and reminded me more of Akuma no Eros. Just a hot guy who's the head of all gangs and is feared by everyone has an admirer in a young girl that will do anything to have him because she loves him. There's a deeper story here that could have been good if MS had chose to develop it. Unfortunately as a one-shot it didn't go anywhere, so I got nothing much out of it.
The characters at times feel a bit rushed, the stories are totally rushed and I find the characters poorly or mediocre plus the male leads were just too horrible to talk about; with female leads that are uninspiring for women to even waste the time to read.
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