This is fd up for sure. It's horrible and dark but IT IS great writing, creepy and absorbing and very very disturbing. I know shota is horrible and everyone is and should be horrified by it, but I still find this story drawing.
yaaayyyy harada :D i love all ur stories :D and thankyou for letting the kid grow up before showing the sex scene cuz an adult fucking an elementary schooler is not something i'd like to see :D :D :D bye
for people who are getting disgusted and saying "this is too far" i think it's a good thing that this mangaka is going this far. it's not right to be reading shota and finding it "acceptable" just because the characters are cute and fluffy and everything is all romantic and nice~ this is a more real depiction of what you're reading. if you don't support this, don't support shota
Damn! So realistic that I've even felt chills because there were true stories like this happening around the world. I really like this author! I like psychological and messed up stories like this. haha
Yo like, I understand that some people read shota and lolicon as a coping mechanism for abuse, that's fine, but in my honest opinion I hate shotacon more than anything in the world. Since it was a newly released story by Harada I thought "well shit I have to read this," because her stories are always engaging, even if they're twisted beyond repair. I feel like she takes certain yaoi tropes and, not necessarily parodizes them, but puts them into more real-life context. Which is a breath of fresh air for me, as I am picky about what I read, even if said air leaves me completely keeled over at the end lol. So thank you, Harada-sensei, for not romanticizing pedophilia.
Tags: #plot twist #shades of gray #terrible people doing terrible things to each other
In Harada's world justice takes on a hint of the macabre and everyone is a little tainted. A kid escapes sexual assault, only to (6 years) later seek out his would be attacker and initiate a relationship. At which point the abuser blackmails the kid to punish him for running away the first time. Yikes. The depiction of the assault is jarring because a.) awful and b.) not explicit (which makes it even worse-- like we're watching through a peephole) and I almost feel guilty for liking this! Harada's stories are good but never an easy read. Curious to see if there's more or the mangaka is satisfied with the ending. I could go either way, myself.
I really appreciate how Harada handles evil characters. She sets her work apart from yaoi where these things happen, but the author treats them as cute or part of romance. This is how shota, rape, abuse, etc. SHOULD be written--as the evil, fucked up things that they are. Her stories can be so subtly twisted, and if you took out the pedo aspect, that would have been the case here. It was too short, though. I'd like to see more about the characters. Either way, I love Harada for her beautiful art, dark and complex stories, and intense character emotion. But I especially love her for making messed up things happen and not pretending that they could ever be forgiven.
ETA: Oh yay, it is continued! Glad that it was mistakenly labeled as finished. Just as screwed up as ever. I like the new girl. I hope something interesting happens with her. Maybe she's as fucked up as the rest of them. This is definitely the first time I've ever read a story about a young man who's in love with a pedophile. Count on Harada to make that work.
i am giving it a 5 star because it is not only a hot yaoi manga (i know im twisted) but it is also a good public spot. i don't think it is going to give any ideas to pedophiles, they don't need any ideas, im sure they have enough information about those stuff (disgusting p..cks). but the manga shows the importance of the family's concerns over a child. most of us are going to have a family and children so it should be a strong warning for us. those people really exist and being an irresponsible parent means giving up on our child. so yeah, i like twisted stories only on mangas, in real life it is not acceptable. but don't read it as an ordinary shota manga, read it as a strong advice.
Harada. Harada. HARADA. What fresh fuckery was this?? I like I watched a train crash in slow motion. Fuckity fuck. That was a whole new level of disturbing. Well done. Well done. I want to write shit like this.
Harada doesn't gloss over age gaps with delusions of fluff and romance. The mangaka tells it as it is: dubiously consented to, the slow, attentive child-grooming behavior of pedophiles, and the impact of the experience on both the child and the pedophile.
Feedback: For me, a guy with low thinking and can easily be carried away by this manga can increase the possibility of doing unpleasant things.
Anyway, For this kind of theme, i must agree that this kind of love is complicated, i don't know if we can categorized this kind of thing. But one thing is for sure, what you left on a child's mind can either nourish or poison his/her mind. And for the child's case he was imprisoned by the guilt in the past that made him to be stuck in this gloomy situation. This is even beyond the effect of post traumatic stress disorder, that a clarification and proper guidance from his parent s must have been done to him from that traumatic experience enable for him to understand his situation
This might be one of darkest and disturbing manga but in my perspective, somehow, this can help me understand the victims of this evilish taboo being done on these innocent children. And to somehow understand and help these victims and by not being impediment to them.
But as of now, i must say, that reading this kind of piece, you must be prepared for surely, .this can affect your mood, anyway, im waiting for the next nauseating chapters Rate 2 to rate 5