Yuzuru is a fifteen year old girl who is attending her first year in Houjou Academy. At her summer job, she met a troublesome rich boy, Renge Kai, who is attending the same school as her. Kai is part of the Kugeka, a class opened only to the rich students of Houjou.
At the end of the summer break she finds out that she has become Kai's "Honey". This nickname is given to all the students from the regular class chosen by the Kugeka to become their assistants, so that the rich boys can be successful without any problem. The up side to being a Honey is that all their school fees will be taken care of.
Although Yuzuru's family has some financial problems, she doesn't want to accept her role of being Kai's honey. But the only way to quit is to leave the school... What is she to do?
Holy cow Batman, this is a horrific train wreck that can never be salvaged and it is insanity that this is rated as high as it is at the time of writing this (7.36). Alright, let's start this review of a waste of internet space and waste of time!
Okay, where the F do I start? This is the classic story of poor girl meeting molester whose rich, rapist who can get away with anything, the empowering guy who helps monsters, and showcases Stockholm Syndrome in the best light! Now, I'll be serious for a moment-- Wait, that's actually the story, poor girl becomes literal
sex slave to a rich teenager who loves to molester her and is absolutely blind to the cruel things that happen to her in part due to her cowardly nature which makes her incapably of telling anyone that she's going to be raped. The execution of this manga is horrendous and makes me want to cry, because the plot at the very VERY beginning sounds interesting, however about 4-5 pages into the first chapter you realize exactly where the story is going to go: right down Rape street which intersects Stockholm lane.
Honestly, I kinda like the art style, however each character is drawn like a genetic freak with bodies that look like they've come out of Left4Dead. Honestly, I'd rather tie my eyelashes into knots that look at this abomination again.
Okay, if I could rate it lower than 1 I would, as each character is a waste of human cells, if they were alive at least. There is NO POSSIBLE WAY that characters could exist in real life as each one would end up either in jail for multiple counts of rape or molestation, or the victims of rape and/or murder. As I stated earlier, the heroine is a pathetic excuse for a heroine, and she is about as useful as a paper towel that has been soaked in gasoline, and you are going to use it to put out a fire. The male main character is just as bad, as he is completely ignorant of what is happening around him, and loves to molest the main heroine and create people who suffer from stockholm syndrome. This manga helps us realize that there are no heroes/heroines in this world, and humans by nature are terrible and should be wiped out. Wait, that's not the point of this manga's characters? Whhhaaaaaaaaaaaaatt, no way!
I think I've been able to explain why I hated it with what I said above, but in case you didn't realize it, I did NOT enjoy this one bit. Every character was either a rapist or a sociopath, the story was worse than filth (wait hold up, that would be insulting to FILTH), the art is absolutely trash with no redeeming qualities.
Overall- 2 (but really 1.5)
Okay, I was pretty harsh on this one, and with good reason: it was TERRIBLE. I read some of the other reviews, and it seems that they were written by people who enjoy being abused BDSM style. So if you, the reader of this review, is anything like me then you should avoid this manga (and this author actually, as all of their work is like this one) at all costs. The only reason I read this one was because I had hoped it would be better than it actually was.
To reiterate, I did NOT enjoy watching a girl being abused and molested over and over again until she developed feelings for her captor via the Stockholm Syndrome principle. I did not enjoy reading this and again, if you are anything like me, then you'll hate this piece of garbage.
If you're looking to enjoy some mindless smut, then this manga does a decent job. However, if you're looking for something with more substance - character development, story, etc. - don't waste your time; you're better off looking elsewhere.
The poor excuse of a plot exists only to serve as a backdrop for sexual tension; don't expect any of the characters' actions to make any sense.
The storyline follows a typical master-servant route where the rich boy does as he pleases to the poor commoner girl. Renge Kai, the master, is "cold hearted" and shows his "affection" to the heroine, Yuzuru, through sexual harassment (which he
dubs as punishment for a disobedient servant). When I say sexual harassment I don't mean lewd comments or anything remotely light natured. I'm talking outright molestation: fingering someone who is unwilling (but Kai justifies this by saying things like, "Your body likes it, so your words mean nothing." I'd like to see how that logic holds up in court).
Here's another cute example of the "romance" and "logic" you'll encounter in this series: when they finally have sex, Yuzuru says, "No," and he replies with "Even if you say 'No' I've wanted you for so long that I can't stop." I guess rape just isn't my idea of romance. Sorry.
The art is decently drawn in typical shoujo-style. Nothing amazing, but it is better than most I've see out there.
I *hated* all the characters. I cannot emphasize this enough. There is not ONE character whom I enjoyed in this whole series. Here's a brief introduction to some of the ridiculously messed up characters:
Renge Kai: Justifies his actions through pretty words. Typical "bad playboy" who used to sleep around until he met Yuzuru. Never conveys his true intentions and intentionally misleads Yuzuru for the sake of suspense (plot device). Has difficulty conveying his emotions for whatever tragic reason (none at all).
Hagino Yuzuru: Dependent, weak, *stupid* heroine. Gets herself in situations where she is sexually assaulted by Kai's "friend," Yurioka Chihaya, because she wants to get a cheap ring that Kai gave her back (she never thinks to ask Kai for help). She's stupid enough to return to Yurioka the next day (because for some unfathomable reason, she wasn't able to just get the ring back the first day after being thoroughly assaulted), even though she knows Yurioka will do the same thing. They say that being sexually assaulted is not the victims fault, but in this case it's very much so her fault. She sets herself up for it over and over again throughout the manga (again, this is probably for the sake of the "story").
Yurioka Chihaya: Respects and likes Kai to the point of worship (some BL fan service) and therefore he makes Kai's life a living hell by harassing his love interest - that's shoujo logic for you.
Kayaka: A silly girl who "must have Kai no matter what" despite his lack of interest. She goes through ridiculous lengths to try to marry him (aka trying to rape him). Basically your typical obsessive, scheming shoujo-bitch. But some how, everyone ends up friends with her in the end. Again, typical shoujo logic where the heroine's heart is so big and forgiving and perfect (Mary-sue).
All in all, despite the amoral, unrelatable characters and horrendous storyline, the smut is well drawn. If you don't take the manga seriously and ignore everything else, it can be enjoyable.
contrary to the other review i found this manga pretty good..
the plot: is about a girl named yuzaru who goes to a good school with rich boys(yeah not so original) of course she has no money and cant really afford school(yeah didn't see that coming) the school system works like one of the rich students can pick a regular student(such as yuzaru) to be their "honey"(assistant SLAVE SLAVE SEX TOY??!!) so of course a sexy rich boy named kai picks her and she must comply(again omfg so freaking original!!) if you've read a lot of smut/shoujo you've probably seen a plot like this before.. but
just like all manga there are really good points that make you say: OH MY BABY JESUS THIS IS AMAZING!! here's some of those points
1)YOU CAN FEEL THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN THE MAIN CHARACTERS KAI AND YUZARU: i felt like you could feel the chemistry right off the back unlike most manga's that rush in way to soon
2)THIS MANGA HAS A TOUCH OF REALISM: this is a smut so yeah there's sex but i used to get irritated about reading smut manga's and the heroine held her virginity so dear then doesn't even worry at all when she's about to lose it.. well in this case that doesn't happen and it kind of makes that moment more special...
3) IT MAKES YOU LAUGH YOUR ASS OFF: there are many jokes in this manga or just strange things that happen that will make you laugh your ass off.. I'm serious you'll probably need surgery to get your ass back after all this laughter YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
but just like the good points you have the bad which can turn a master piece into a decorated turd
1) the heroine gets raped a lot and its not by her so called boyfriend(even though that would still be bad if it was) and even after she's brutally raped she's not worried about herself but what her bf thinks
2) COCK BLOCKERS AND JUST PLAIN DICKS: every shoujo must have cock blockers but in this manga EVERYONE is a cock blocker.. why?? maybe for the sake of making this manga longer?? i have no idea then in the end their reasoning for cock blocking is so stupid it makes me want to cut my head off!! even though this does happen in many shoujo this one seems a bit excessive in that area
*this last point didn't bother me so much because after reading a lot of smut/ shoujo you'll get used to it but for your sake i added it
3) sexist??? they have a lot of scenes that can be called sexist against women such as her having to know how to cook for her bf or she wasn't a "proper girlfriend" and other sexist matters throughout that may bother some people but it doesn't happen to often
like all manga this does has it's good and bad points listed above but it does deserve a good rating in the end i did find the good out wayed the bad and it was still very good and i do recommend it
I started reading this manga with the hopes of it having an entertaining story. The first few chapters were okay but the characters' personalities were poorly developed and all over the place. The only one that I liked was Kai. The heroine was the usual dimwit damsel in distress whose actions always cause problems to everyone. The side male character Chihaya was annoying as hell and no matter how grave the problems he was causing, the heroine still wouldn't learn her lesson and still rely on him. After reading thirty plus chapters, I finally decided to drop it because the story wasn't progressing any better.