Feb 7, 2009
Hmmm where to begin. First off the final piece to make this six actually doesn't seem to exist or has no value as the scantalators did not decide to translate it. Second of all if one is seeking a smut fest you won't get it here. Now I'll break down the story along the above outlines for each one-shot.
Before I begin that, I will actually say that I do like this writer; so you can see that I'm far from bias in my review. I think she makes good comments if you take her work very seriously and not
superficially. This work however lacked a good story for each of the one-shots. I found several that definitely needed to continue because the road she was going was just throwing in stuff but it didn't seem to flow. The characterization was also sadly not up to par as her work in Kindan let's say.
Girl has possibly unrequited feelings for love interest. Problem? These characters who have these crushes are in love with a fantasy than a real person and yet when they are objectified they act like they're the only ones; when in actuality to have a crush was to objectify him. The crush is put on a pedestal and admired as an ideal that the 'crusher' has created. See what I mean about social commentary. However this story falls short. The male was rather weak and definitely didn't come across to me as aware of what he was doing....he was definitely all over the place.
The girl was relatively weak and reminded me of the atypical girl who gives into all types of pressures by the man she likes because she wants to please. So within a few minutes she basically gives up herself to the guy. The guy, while not Alpha male-esque is able to ramrod her due to her lack of confidence, twisted feelings, and insecurity. The story could have turned out well had the characters been better executed. Really just not up to par with what I'm used to from her although the drawing was good. A few bouts of smut.
Admittedly I liked this the most. Besides the incest, the clincher for social commentary, the story was good. Young girl falling in love with male lead with money who happens to be her uncle. I just like the social issues involved. School friends wondering about the extent of the relationship. I wanted to know the "real" familial relationship since we really don't know the details. And everything else. I thought the lead female was good and could have been better. For those who are not understanding her, keep in mind she's in love with someone who says that he's her "uncle." She had never heard of him and knew nothing about him until the day her family died. She ends up falling in love with her guardian and he is handsome with money. However he seems in some way wanting to be closer to her while her uneasiness with him is due to her romantic feelings. Then it goes a bit too far and more drama ensues...having the reader want more.
The girl is good then and definitely more along the lines of what I like from the writer. She has balls although her feelings keep her from doing anything to the uncle she thinks sees her as his own but also doesn't know how to handle the issue if he does like her because of societies laws. As for him, he's a nice guy in my input with a slight streak of possessiveness. He's like an Alpha male being prepped but not one yet. He's definitely a nice guy who just wants to protect his 'niece' from the fates of reality and possibly more. A decent read that I believe the author actually says she might continue.
Manga three one-shot.
Another nice piece here. A story that's been done into live-action in almost every story. A young girl turns her male friend into her "pet" so to speak. However her "pet" turns on her viciously. I won't spoil this but it's a great read. Nice female character who although plays the princess sincerely loves her playmate and has a nice heart beyond her arrogance. The male lead is more along the lines of Alpha who unlike most Alpha's is not loaded with money but is loved by the girl and he has an even more possessive and controlling streak than the lead female. The balance is there which is good. This one also needs a continuation because of the ending but otherwise nice to read. I liked the characters and story. It's not fantastic because it's so short, but what it's given is a ground work for a nice piece. <---Another one that I believe she might continue, as a noted aspect the last chapter was supposed to be about the end of this one. There's a bit of smuttiness to go around.
Manga Four one-shot.
This one is good if you're into seriously possessive, controlling and crazy love. I mean seriously crazy. Read it for yourself to understand but damn..this was nuts. I'll just mention handcuffs and prison chains were involved----> CRAZY. Lead female was alright, although she should have had more balls to face her family. However, she was an alright character with some strength of character to persevere. However I do dislike the fact that she was able to ignore much of what her love interest was doing to her. Her love interest...wow. Crazy. He puts a lot of the Alpha males to shame. You'll see why and that's all I can say about him. Otherwise I actually enjoyed it and it had more smut than the others...if you can call it smut. The story is very interesting and rather risque. The characters are good except I wanted to understand the male lead more. But it was a good one-shot and no continuation needed.
Manga five one-shot.
I thought this was going to be an excellent start. Ugh it was the worst. It ended to fast. The male lead was hot (and I mean magnificent ...oy he was beautiful) but extremely superficial because we didn't go anywhere. The story was too short to go anywhere. The tall girl was the same poorly executed. Great potential poor execution. And ZERO smut. Ugh...very annoying.
Great art, however the stories are a bit mediocre with poor character development as a whole. I'm not too happy about that. Great art though, I was happy because it was my fave writer.
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