Mister Mistress 2
January 19, 2012
Rize Shinba – Deux – 2008 – 2 volumes
I am terrible. I am incredibly ashamed of how long I hunted for this volume, waiting for the price to go down, and that I wanted it so goddamn bad. I don’t even know why. It’s not that good. But I have a soft spot for silly BL, and it is very good at being funny and horribly smutty. I have no defense.
Again, the premise is that Rei is an incubus that lives in dreams and feeds off the lust generated by humans, and he’s recently latched on to Fujimaru, who is apparently the horniest teenager in Japan. Fujimaru isn’t skeevy in the usual sense, in that he’s always trying to hit on girls or oogling naughty pictures or whatever. Fujimaru is actually fairly likable, and has a silly big brother desire to set a good example and watch over his younger brother, who apparently hates his guts. Fujimaru is fairly clumsy and bad at school, but doesn’t realize these things. He’s cheerful, sociable, and well-adjusted. He just really loves to masturbate, and has dreams about good-looking girls. That’s just part of who he is. As of last volume, most of his dreams involve steamy scenarios of Rei’s creation, though again, these only take place in the dreams. Fujimaru seems in turns mildly peeved and resigned to this. Rei has also entered the real world, for some reason, and is a teacher at Fujimaru’s school. Because that’s what these books do.
There’s the usual plot here, including interference from another incubus who was apparently a girl at one time, but has been changed into a boy by a witch’s curse, and a whole storyline about how Fujimaru may have fallen in love with Rei, but is upset because Rei is an incubus and unfaithful by nature. Blah blah blah. You’re not reading the book for reasons like that, though. This is fun because Fujimaru is such a goofy, likable character, and the fact that Rei keeps appearing in his dreams for… uh, sometimes rather creative scenarios. My favorite was one where jellyfish strips come to life and slither all over Fujimaru’s body, then Rei has to help him. I couldn’t stop laughing.
I hate myself a little for liking these two books so much. It’s a little hard not to get caught up in the silly fun when you read them, so there’s something to be said for that. But I prefer an older couple for these steamier volumes, so my conscience screamed at me through every page of this.