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Silky Whip and Slave Contract manga

SILKY WHIP

            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.

 SLAVE CONTRACT

            Reizoku Keiyakusho, “Subordination Contract”  • Gorou Horikawa • Icarus Publishing (2006) • Akaneshinsha (1994) • 1 volume • Adult • 18+ (violence, nudity, graphic s-e-x)

Cardcaptor Sakura Manga

            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.

Bastard and Bass Master Ranmaru Manga – Review

Bastard!! Ankoku no Hakaishin

Shônen manga meets Dungeons & Dragons meets Heavy Metal. Besieged by armies of orcs and lizard men, the defenders of the kingdom of Meta-Rikana (aka “Metallicana”) unleash their secret weapon: the fiendish sorcerer Dark Schneider, whose powers can be unlocked only by a virgin’s kiss. Although Bastard!!’s central character dynamic is similar to that of Inu-Yasha—a former villain is magically bound to obey a young girl—Dark Schneider is far more destructive, an extremely horny, extremely foulmouthed bad-ass who kills everybody and makes fun of his corny enemies in self-referential “What’s up, doc?” fashion. He also looks like a long-haired metalhead and frequently goes around naked. Originally published in Weekly Shônen Jump (watch Dark Schneider turn defeated enemies into pals), Bastard!! was later moved to magazines for an older readership, possibly because of Hagiwara’s obvious pleasure at baiting censors with increasingly sleazy and finally ponographic humor. Halfway through the series, the story takes an abrupt turn into the realm of angels and devils, almost like Angel Sanctuary. The artwork starts out terrible but slowly improves after volume 4, eventually becoming unbelievably polished; however, the plot is a train wreck, and many important details are told only in Hagiwara’s untranslated dôjinshi. Most of the names are heavy metal music references. In Japan, the early volumes of Bastard!! were rereleased in a “Complete Edition” with heavily redrawn art and much more explicit , but Viz’s English edition uses the original, tamer art in places.

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Bass Master Ranmaru

Hobbyist manga involving a rebellious fishing pro who gives up the big time to go back to small-town life. Ranmaru competes in fishing competitions, provides readers with fishing tips and techniques, and promulgates a nostalgic, pseudo-mystical appreciation of the art of bass fishing. The manga does a good job of explaining key terms (heavy fishing jargon permeates every chapter), but as a general read it’s predictable and uncompelling. The e-book also suffers from a number of glaring typos. 

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