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Finding Love in All the Right Places; Above Description is Useless
He wants to die. She seeks to kill. This is a story of a suicidal college dropout, Kurosu, who finds his reason to live in his next door neighbor after a totally intentional and long-lasting peeping habit. It is then that he finds out his neighbor, Miyaichi, a graduate student and a total lady killer, is an actual serial killer who he sees murder multiple men in a span of his 6 months of watching her. Somehow, they find each other and the story begins. They cling to each other to find some sense of normalcy and acceptance. It's beautiful how much the two need each other. She cooks meals. They go on dates. He enjoys her company. She murders some guys. They have sexy time. It's awfully nice. The horror-mystery-suspense elements never leaves the table as murder is always there in the front of Miyaichi's mind and in the back of Kurosu's. The story is nonsensical and funny as well. My only hang-up is they don't explain shit a lot. It's like Shondaland and Dexter with way less logic guiding the plot, but that's the fun part. It's always nice to read something that makes me turn my head every few chapters with a "wait... what?" Fun times all around.
The characters are what made it for me. It's fun to see their mindset. The guy. He develops a serious neurotic fixation with the woman, yet he is still scared of her and what she does. Needless to say, he looks perennially constipated. But it's cool because I like pathetic, miserable guys. The girl. Her philosophy on why she kills is interesting.
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It is a part of her in a very Dexter way.
I like how she doesn't change into a conventional girlfriend when she finds that special someone. She is an unflinching murderer before she met Kurosu and from where I'm reading, she still is now. She gets off on the strangest things. The manga focuses on their relationship and a nice array of abnormal women.