Love Pistols 5
June 28, 2015
Tarako Kotobuki – SuBLime – 2012 – 8+ volumes
This volume is a lot about having kids. I wasn’t particularly fond of the featured couple… one of whom is a friend of the mongoose guy from a few volumes back, who is somehow related to Karen (I think). Mongoose’s husband, snake, is also the brother to the guy who has a crush on Shiro.
Again, for being so infertile that they had to invent a way for guys to have kids, the zooman families are huge.
Apparently some zooman babies are born fist size, especially if you are a “heavyweight?” So… I don’t know what to think about that. I prefer not to.
ANYWAY. The couple here is a new type of Zooman that doesn’t belong to one of the six categories, flying types. There’s a guy who’s French/Saudi, and also a rare hawk zooman, one of the last. His boyfriend here is a fruit bat guy, also a rare flying type, but apparently bats are the more common of the flying types. Fruit bat has led a hard, awful life, and is currently dating a rich friend, the same rich friend who pulled him out of his hard living. He likes the rich friend, but the rich friend doesn’t really make much time for him, and loves hanging out with other “rare” types of zooman. Their relationship isn’t portrayed particularly affectionately. So he starts hooking up with the hawk, who he keeps running into at parties and winds up saving while he’s on the brink of death one time.
Things get pretty hot and heavy with the hawk, but bat eventually pushes him away because he feels he has to be loyal to his distant boyfriend. Hawk kidnaps him to Saudi Arabia, because he’s impregnated bat and it turns out he needs that kid to be the heir to his rich, murderous, and contentious family. Bat has actually taken a bunch of experimental drugs that turn him into a woman, because when he lived hard, he wanted to be anything else but himself.
The end of this story isn’t even that romantic. The hawk keeps a harem, and wants bat as a second wife. Eventually, this is apparently okay. He sends bat away, because it is too dangerous for bat in Saudi Arabia. When he comes to get bat, it looks like he’s trying to kidnap their kid. He then invites him to be a second wife, and this is apparently incredibly romantic.
Characters that are only tangentially related to the main ones, a terrible love story, and more creepy pregnancy logistics. This wasn’t my volume. Volume 7’s cover appears to have a mermaid on it, so I’m hoping volume 6 is better (the covers tend to feature the prominent character from the last volume… this one has David, next volume has Seth Hawk, et cetera).