Finder Series 1: Target in the Finder
May 5, 2007
I obtained the first two volumes of this series after Be Beautiful announced at New York the third was surely coming out. Shortly after I placed the order the whole Libre thing happened and my books got lost in the mail. I reordered them anyway. As I mentioned before, I’m a bit paranoid about ordering graphic Boy’s Love through the mail for fear of getting busted on archaic comstock laws or something, and I’m so sad that the first two volumes of this were among the less than 5 volumes I’ve ever had lost in the mail.
This was FILTHY. This was one of the most filthy, porny things I’ve ever read. I briefly debated buying an actual porn manga a la Icarus or Mangerotica, but I realized I just wasn’t into porn that much. This reaffirmed the belief, as it was unbelievably dirty and I just didn’t like it.
Those looking for more hardcore BL will probably like it, though… almost definitely.
About half the volume was dedicated to the main story, which is about a photographer getting violated in the roughest ways possible. You… can’t really see any penises most of the time (the censorship in this one is hard to explain), but then again, he is clearly… getting rough stuff. There is bondage. There is a vibrator. There is anal rape. These things happen with two different men, which makes him the world’s most unlucky photographer, I guess. The sex scenes last for a long time. There is another short story dealing with the main character towards the end which, while smutty, was not nearly as graphic as the stuff at the beginning. It also shows him coming around to the main antagonist for no reason, just like any other respectable BL story.
There are, if I remember correctly, two other stories. I may be wrong about this, but one was fairly cute and humorous, about two boys who found out their politician fathers may be gay, then wind up doing each other while on a stakeout. The sex in that one wasn’t very long or terribly graphic. The other one was about two students (the translation says college, but it may have been high school in the original), one of which gets violated for absolutely no reason on his first day. Admittedly, I kind of liked that one though, because the victim’s reactions were kind of funny.
As far as the story goes… it’s not very good, or coherent. It reads more like a volume of short stories than anything, even though I’m pretty sure the photographer story is the one that gets carried over. If you’re buying this, you’re buying it for porn. I’m not aware of many truly hardcore Boys Love series, so this is definitely one if you’re looking for it.