Hoshi no Yakata centers around the employees of a suburban s/m club. The characters are beautiful, the storylines are angsty, and the artwork is horribly explict. What more could you ask for?
Most of the story takes place inside or on the grounds of Hoshi no Yakata, a humongous European-style mansion.
The story's other locale is Airenrou, another club located a few hours' drive from Hoshi no Yakata.
Name of the 5 volumes :
1) Kneel Down and Kiss my Boots (Hizamazuite Kutsu ni Kiss wo)
2) A Beast in the Cage (Kedamono wa Ori no Naka)
3) The Poacher of Desire (Yokubou no Mitsuryousha)
4) The Prisoner's Destination (Torawarebito no Ikisaki)
5) A Slave's Condition (Dorei tachi no Jouken)
I read this on a whim, despite the fact that it had 25 chapters (which is long for a yaoi manga) I decided I'd read it anyways just to have something to do. Little did I know that I was walking into something that would leave me blown away and breathless.
Yes, it is very big on S & M actually that is the major focus of this manga, but it isn't as if the people involved are emotionless fanatics that don't know the meaning of "love" or "emotional pain". In fact through the story you come in touch with many different people, different personalities, different feelings and you get to see different reactions to it all. It's not in any way repetitive, or dull, despite the INSANE amounts of sex (and trust me, it's insane) the story line keeps you interested. I had figured it was all about the sex, but...i found myself immersed in the storyline, which only made the sex scenes even more meaningful.
It was unlike any yaoi manga I'd read previously, I can't believe how much feeling was put into it. You come to realize that while these people may be giving up their bodies, their hearts are totally separate affair entirely. You come to realize that the body and heart can be separated, and the heart can be locked away reserved for someone who would willingly accept it, and hold it dear.
If you read between the lines, and understand the full force of the meaning of each word written in this manga you see that clearly. It isn't just about sex, or who is the S or M, it does go beyond that and without even one part of this manga, it would've been incomplete.
I'd highly recommend it to anyone who can handle S&M and wants a great read!read more
This manga is for Yaoi lovers, especially if you love S&M. This Manga is all about guys having crazy and painfully sex, which is done in a really pretty art style that makes the story not as important. The story is good but not really needed, all that matters really is the raunchy sex.
The story line was rather good at times, but most of the time it felt unneeded as you knew no matter what someone was going to get tortured and it was going to involve either candles, whips or a rocking horse in one case. That being said the story line was pretty good, and you could read the mange just for the story line.. though not without getting distracted.
I rather liked the style, the characters where pretty and you could tell characters apart, and even read their facial expressions. The anatomy is what you'd expect from a Yaoi really skinny, nice abs and giant... well you know.
The characters were likable and you got to see their point a views rather nicely, they were also very dimensional. The characters where either S or M depending on their character that was explained rather nicely through actions and behavior.
Obviously if you like this kind of thing, then it will be a 10 out of a 10. All the stories were good, and the toys were inventive along with the stories. read more