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.
The setting already sounds a bit daring; Rich students can select some other student to be their servant and having to fulfill any of their wishes. To quit, the servant-student has to quit school as well. In other words, the story is about rich young brats being allowed to enslave others.
But even so, what I actually had to read was still unexpectedly fucked up for me (in the following: Kai - male main, Yuzuru - female main):
- Parents who basically sell off their child like some good, not giving a shit that she's treated like a sex-toy
Same parents not even wanting to allow contact with the person she loves since he can't pay for their expenses (since obviously, the daughter isn't more than some damn trading good)
- Yuzuru who gets traumatisingly harassed in multiple occasions and seemingly not really care about it
- Some dude who just wants to be friends with Kai.. by constantly trying to ruin his life and amongst other things raping Yuzuru. On top of that, everybody later on just acts as if everything is totally fine (including Yuzuru herself.. because 'he already apologized!')
- The female love rival seems to also only be able to express her love by trying to ruin their lives whatsoever, explicitly wishing for Yuzuru to just get raped, and by trying to get impregnated by Kai (and thus binding him to her) by using an aphrodisiac.
And even from the romance aspect there's just too much wrong with it. They don't really do much more than having sex every 2 chapters, and honestly, I find it hard to support a romance between two characters where one of them would've seemingly been fine to rape her in the beginning.
Seriously, I neither understand people writing nor reading stuff like this (and enjoying it)... or how you could consider this a shoujo romance. I never heard of people wishing to fall in love through stockholm syndrome after being constantly molested.
This is pretty late, oh well. This is my first time reading a smut manga so bear with me. I started reading this after I remembered the title of its OVA I watched long ago. I got attached to the OVA so I wanted to start reading it but little did I know. The early chapters were great, I was happily reading and enjoying it and then Chihaya shows up which ruined the mood for me(hated the guy too much). At first I was able to tolerate what he did to Yuzuru because she didn't pay much attention to it, heck she even talks casually
to the guy after he sexually harassed her, forgiving him so easily. After the sexual harassment, I can't read the manga anymore without thinking that Chihaya would "act" up again, in which he did and attacked Yuzuru again. Because of that, I lost interest in the story. The heroine is too weak, forgiving and pretty much vulnerable to attacks. Almost every guy harassed her, she didn't complain and I was like wtf?! The main guy harasses her(but acceptable imo), Chihaya bastard harasses her and even the main guy's butler touched her. That whole thing threw me off but I still had to finish the story so I did. The ending was good, it's just that I anticipated something which didn't happen.
Imagine almost getting raped by a guy, and then going back to him to almost get raped again, and then go back to him to almost get raped again. That is what it feels like reading this manga because that is basically what the story is about.
The story is nothing special just your classic mediocre story about a rich boy bullying of poor girl because she embarrassed him, with the added sex scenes/molesting scenes because this is a smut manga. (spoiler alert) They end up of falling in love, as predicted. Despite them being in relationship, the girl almost gets raped by the same
guy 5 times because this guy doesn't like the fact that a she is ruining her boyfriend's family pride and reputation. The master slave relationship between the two MCs because of the "honey" system, is a complete joke, they might as well made this into a bdsm manga since the mc doesn't mind getting raped. That is another problem that isn't just in this manga but other manga as well, the fact that rape isn't treated seriously. The last 10 chapters are a train wreck,
Decent, classic shoujo art style, nothing special about this.
Female MC is an idiot, who the fuck trusts the same guy after he almost tried to rape you 3 times. Almost rape me thrice, shame on you, almost rape me a 4th time, sorry that was my boyfriend's fault since I wanted to buy him a gift and I needed the money.
Male MC, nothing special about him, practically can replace him with any other rich semi sadistic guy from any other smut shoujo manga.
Despite it flaws, I didn't find myself bored reading the first 33 chapters of the manga since this isn't a rom com shoujo that goes on for 10 years without any romance. I wanted to read a romance shoujo/semi drama, and I got what I wanted, even if the characters are retarded asf. However, this manga should've ended around 33 chapters, since the last 10 are just bad since it was boring and felt rushed, although the ending was good enough. Clearly this manga was getting axed.
Do I recommend this manga, no I don't , only recommend reading the first few chapters and then reading the last chapter, save yourself the trouble of all the shit in between. Also recommend if your into those kinds of a rich boy abuses poor girl manga or master/slave mangas.