Mister Mistress 1
May 18, 2011
Rize Shinba – Deux – 2009 – 2 volumes
Sometimes, I read BL books and am shamed.
Okay, more than sometimes. But it’s worse when I pick up a book like this, one that is honestly pretty bad, but still get a huge kick out of it.
I don’t know if it’s the main character, Fujimaru, who loves porn and loves masturbating. Maybe it’s Rei, a succubus demon that haunts Fujimaru’s house and feeds off his lust. I think it’s a combination of the two, because I think that is hilarious. Also hilarious is the fact that Rei used to haunt Fujimaru’s horny grandpa, and only the lust of this particular family of perverts can satisfy his needs. Thankfully, the story doesn’t take it seriously. The two are silly, and the story is perfectly content letting both of them ham it up.
There’s much talk of sex, but honestly, not much in the way of BL content. Fujimaru is straight (though there is a volume 2 coming up), and Rei doesn’t actually have sex with him, he only shows up and gets creepy when Fujimaru is getting ready for alone time. He… helps him along by stimulating him, via dream or whatever, but it’s more a magic thing than a sex thing, and Fujimaru thinks he’s creepy. Well… actually, Rei appears as a ghost at first, and… manually stimulates Fujimaru, and you know how that goes, but Fujimaru isn’t really returning the favor at all. Again, because he’s straight. It’s mostly a one-man show.
Later, Rei shows up with a real body as a teacher at Fujimaru’s school. Because that’s what bad manga does. It struck me as funny here, though. Also funny is the fact that Fujimaru has a little brother he dotes on. He adores the ground his adorable little brother walks on. The brother, for his part, thinks Fujimaru is a huge idiot. I also love that.
Unfortunately, Rei’s “stimulation” is borderline non-con, but it’s slightly less creepy than usual here. It’s a combination of Fujimaru being so ridiculous in the first place, the fact that Rei isn’t actually having sex with him, and the fact that he’s already masturbating, and that Rei’s “magic” is only aiding him. Sort of. But don’t get me wrong, it’s still non-con on some level because Fujimaru doesn’t want Rei’s “magic” aiding him, and the magic gets more and more… concrete as the volume wears on. It’s still uncomfortable for me to read. But it’s also not as bad as it is in, say, most BL books.
Don’t get me wrong, though. It’s not good. There’s not much in the way of story, or anything to sink your teeth into, so to speak, in whatever way you want to take that. It is pretty funny though, and makes good use of an interesting gimmick. The second volume is prohibitively expensive as a paperback, but is available as a Kindle download if you want to go that route. I lament my lack of Kindle right now, because I do want to read the second volume of this. Like, really bad. Which is probably a mark against my taste in manga, but whatever.