alinmango October 21, 2017 10:12 am

I'm glad that the rejection was just a mistranslation... my heart hurt after reading it initially. And I was confused by papa's sudden flip-floppity behavior towards the end.

The revision makes the pacing so much more bearable, although it still isn't perfect-
Personally, I would have liked to see more effort on papa's part, though I'm sure he does care for him a lot. It would have been nice to watch Papa do something for Hitsuji for a change, although he did give him a brief/necessary 'push' in high school. That was nice of him; I hope they include more in the extra.

P.S. I hope Hitsuji stops feeling inferior just because he's gay... the way he cried about it so apologetically broke my heart. I wish there was a little more closure, there, like perhaps a re-encounter with his insensitive colleague? Either way, this was such a cute story.

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alinmango October 17, 2017 8:34 pm

I stayed up reading until 2am and immediately woke up to read it again. I loved the action/darkness-


I think the art style was a bit difficult to get used to, (I had a hard time figuring out what was going on, on certain pages) but it could have been because I was tired. And while it is such a cruel tease that there was only 1 sex scene, I think it was also very rewarding. However, I wish that ugly man who forced Izaya to use his mouth would die and suffer. I was hoping Kyo would mutilate him.

My biggest complaint was the fact that Izaya never became particularly useful, in the sense that he only ever seemed to dsitract/hold his peers back during combat by being in distress but never truly hurt(?) if that makes sense. However, in the end I think his helplessness probably adds to the affection that Kyo feels for him.

Also, their parting words: "I won't die until I do you." Oh, Kyo, such a romantic.

Anyways. While this manga has its flaws, I got hooked on it really quickly and loved the action/plot in spite of it!

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alinmango October 17, 2017 6:47 am

This will be the end of me, I swear... I can't take it. I saw the raws and I was still unprepared.

...On another note, I have now been informed, by my own brain, that biting is apparently also one of my kinks. Well, to be honest I knew that to begin with, but-- Seriously, even when jiwook bites our tae min? Have a little tact, me.

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alinmango October 14, 2017 5:50 am

A disturbing amount of my kinks were in this manga. So I will follow it.

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alinmango October 14, 2017 1:04 am

I don't really understand why people are apprehensive about calling what Sangwoo did a rape. It isn't really surprising, considering all of the other horrid things he has done in the manhwa. This is a horror, after all, depicting a serial killer with a penchant for dismembering innocent people...

I assume it's because people think that they aren't allowed to 'like him' anymore, knowing that he has done this...? But there are plenty of things that have occurred so far that give us plenty reason to resent him. It doesn't mean that everyone is going to, or even has to, for that matter, since he is fictional. Take Walter White from Breaking Bad, for example... it is a super popular show about a person who is doing super illegal and morally questionable things, but Walter will forever have his fans and so will the show. Because it is fiction.

I guess the bottom line is... you can like Sangwoo if you want to-- I'm sure Koogi likes Sangwoo, too, he is her character after all. But that doesn't mean that he is deserving of moral high ground, either. I'm sure that Hannibal fans aren't going to deny that Dr. Lecter is a cannibalistic psychopath. So there should be no reason to deny that Sangwoo is a psychopath who murders his victim and torments/raped Bum.

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  • alinmango October 14, 2017 1:08 am

    Oh-- and if you are worried about how this damages the relationship between Bum and Sangwoo... Well, that was already damaged to begin with honestly. It's about as effective as smashing a vase that was already broken, y'know? Bum has been manipulated and subdued to the point where there is practically nothing that Sangwoo can say or do to him, just short of murdering him, that would make him love Sangwoo any less... He did just forfeit his perfect escape route for Sangwoo's affection, after all.

    I am personally not holding out much hope for a perfect little Sangwoo x Bum ending, since this is not my first horror manga, but if you ARE... then... I guess... you can continue to hope for that sort of thing if you want. If you really really want to. If you really want to punish yourself this way. (・・;)

  • liz
    October 14, 2017 2:22 am

    Agreed with and liked your comment. I don't hate Sangwoo for what he did. He doesn't have what it takes to feel guilty. I guess more people (like I) were ranting out bc some fans didn't even see it as rape.

  • alinmango October 14, 2017 3:17 am
    Agreed with and liked your comment. I don't hate Sangwoo for what he did. He doesn't have what it takes to feel guilty. I guess more people (like I) were ranting out bc some fans didn't even see it as rape. liz

    I can see why that would be frustrating. I guess some people will interpret Bum's affection for Sangwoo as consent, while I agree that Bum still adores him, he certainly was never asked about it, or given the option to run. Granted, sometimes people can non-verbally consent to each other in certain situations (ex: both partners are horny, pining, gettin' weird with each other with very explicit mutual intentions) but this was definitely not the case. Bum was very forcefully held in this situation in spite of the fact that he begged Sangwoo to knock it off and said no multiple times! Recognizing the difference is important, especially in this genre.

    And thank you for the like by the way, I expected my long rambling to be ignored or hated.

alinmango October 14, 2017 12:47 am

I love the relationship between Kotaro and his little brothers. They could stand to be a bit more independent/help around the house a little, but they appear to be children at heart. Especially Ikki.

I love them all, though. I can't choose a favorite... Aki's so cute, although he's causing trouble. He just wants Koutaro to stay with them forever because he's a kid and he doesn't know any better.

(P.S. the alliteration in their names is adorable... Yuki, Aki, Ikki. I love it.

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alinmango October 8, 2017 6:55 am

Ouch! I related to this page a lot more than I would have liked... Wait, so I have strange fetishes because of my daddy issues after all?!

...Fair enough. I guess I can't judge voyeur boy too much. (・・; )

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alinmango October 7, 2017 11:56 pm

I have mixed emotions about this manga. Honestly, I was not expecting it to have such plot and drama- Well, I do think that this could have been carried out in a better way, though. I don't mind the intense subject matter but I think sometimes authors miss wonderful opportunities to make the story really 'pop', if that makes sense.

I can't decide if I enjoyed this or not... On one hand, I was given plot when I did not expect it- something I am always grateful for. On the other hand, I think it definitely could have been executed more gracefully. And I would have liked the grandfather to suffer a bit more, because it seemed like he was the root of everyone's suffering and didn't receive the karma I would have liked to see. Although I guess revenge isn't very sweet.

I also couldn't understand why Hozumi liked Kenzaki so much, aside from the possibility of stockholm syndrome- (to be fair, kenzaki developed lima syndrome) so giving them a deeper connection with one another prior to the kidnapping perhaps would have been beneficial...

Overall, I think it needed a bit more closure and depth to it, but at the very least, I think the plot's underlying potential has incited my desire for a heavy, dramatic story.

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alinmango October 6, 2017 5:32 pm

Chapter 3 gave me flashbacks to Moritat!

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alinmango October 5, 2017 6:43 am

This has officially become my favorite shoujo manga. I want a Nozaki in my life.

Wait. I take that back. Please, please do not give me a Nozaki.

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