Oh! Great • Eros MangErotica (1998–2004) • 2 volumes • Action, Adult • 18+ (violence, nudity, graphic s-e-x)
This is exactly what you would expect from the famous Oh! Great, who got his start with adult manga before moving on to legitimacy with Read Slam Dunk Manga and Tenjho Tenge: gorgeous ladies, bad-ass guys, and killer robots engage in se-xual relations and lots of destructive fighting. The s-e-x and action are mixed about 50/50 here, with stories about professional thieves, crime lords, alien magicians, and superpowered combat cyborgs. The tone is rather dark, the s-e-x and violence mixing freely (even drifting beyond rape into bestiality). This is its biggest flaw, but it’s also punctuated with moments of humor and tenderness. Oh! Great experiments with several slightly different art styles, but he is always a master of alluring women. The initial Silky Whip series was continued under the name Silky Whip Extreme. Together, they compile three separate short story collections published by Core Magazine between 1996 and 1998: Engine Room, Five, and Junk Story. Additional material was published in monthly comics format but never collected.
Reizoku Keiyakusho, “Subordination Contract” • Gorou Horikawa • Icarus Publishing (2006) • Akaneshinsha (1994) • 1 volume • Adult • 18+ (violence, nudity, graphic s-e-x)
A wasteland of humiliation and emotional trauma. Pure girls (students, cops, figure skaters, nuns) are raped and abused by fat, ugly men until they either die inside or convince themselves that it’s what they always wanted. And the ugliness isn’t restricted to the subject matter; the art is terrible. Unless you want scat por with girls being tied up and raped by fat, warty slobs, there’s nothing here.
THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM
Shihonshugi no Seishin, “The Spirit of Capitalism” • Maguro Teikoku • Icarus Publishing (2007) • Akaneshinsha (2004) • 1 volume • Salaryman, Adult • 18+ (nudity, graphic s-e-x)
They say it’s bad to date your coworkers … but casual s-e-x is okay, right? The sordid se-xual adventures of two young OLs (“office ladies”). The title is a reference to Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.