Omori Mio is 17 years old. To help out her desperately poor family, she takes on a part-time job. Then, one night, a boy snatches a kiss from her and offers her money, saying, "I'll buy you." Who is the boy who stole Mio's first kiss...!?
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Us Ladies Aren't Respected Anymore
I agree with DawnFlower. It seems like us ladies aren't respected anymore in the minds of mangaka. Being bought, and being used as a "toy" is what I constantly read in mature mangas. Many, if not all, mature mangas involve a weak heroine who either gets rape or being seduce by some pervert. A normal reaction to those type of stuff is either a kick and then run away, or yell "stop" without that "no... stop... don't" crap.
When will we be respected?
Good if you're not expecting too much
Desire Climax is smutty, cliche, and formulaic. The situations are exaggerated and the main characters are cardboard cutouts of the typical shoujo male and female leads. For the most part, everything seems to play out like a bad soap opera.
However, if you're willing to suspend belief and not expect too much from this series, then I can bet that you'll enjoy this manga for what it is. It's smutty fluff that doesn't require you to invest too much of your emotions or your brain for that matter. Despite its many flaws, Desire Climax does have some pretty nice artwork, which can usually do much to make up for bad writing.
do mark me if i'm wrong.
Initially, the comic started off REALLY well, i mean... you will DEFINITELY be interested innit. However, around the 2nd or 3rd volume, the plot gradually bored me and in the end, the raping and all that is just too repetitive that i dont think it's all romantic anymore. I agree with some people saying how this comic can be a great use for those with raging hormones (yknow what i mean) though if you're looking for a romance... you've picked out the wrong manga.
*sighs* i was really looking forward to a good middle and ending throughout this story due to its unique beginning. I guess, i'll have to search for another one then. I've actually ended my reading at its 3rd volume ... pleaseeee, do tell me if i'm wrong about this comic and a great reason to continue my reading-session.
i absolutely loved it.....
Mio is one of my favorite heroines. im into luke warm protagonists where she isnt too strong or too weak. i have seen MUCH weaker before and normal people that arent too extraordinary are okay. whoever thinks she's weak is probably going of the "shoujo girls strength scale". I don't think she's stupid to want her family to stay together. It's just heartless not to. I'm not gonna lie about the cliches there's a lot of them but i still love it. this was my very first smut and as of lately i decided it to re-read it and i still adore it even though i have more experience with manga. i liked the twists and it wasnt messy in any way to me unless you weren't reading it properly. it jumps a bit but i dont think there needed to be growth in certain areas because the main goal was to focus on the present rather than dwell on the past. I love the art too. this is personal interest but i love myself a megane and possessive lovers and i think i got it in this!
Of course I dont think that Prince should have been so mean and showed more love towards Mio but as far i know that's MY ONLY COMPLAINT. This is the manga that gave me my smut obsession, and i will defend it with any means necessary!!!!!
i've definitely read worse
forgive me as i finished this awhile ago, so my memory is a little foggy, but i thought this manga was fine for smut. i didn't come into it with high expectations, and i was satisfied. plenty of drama, of course, but i found some of the twists were shocking enough to keep me on the edge of my seat. maybe i just haven't read enough of this genre, so they could've all been overdone cliches, but hey, they worked for me.
as far as noncon - many yaoi are far far worse with the "let's not call it rape cuz in the end you liked it. somewhere. deep down. yeah." and from what i remember, she was pretty ok with it at the time. i'll agree the main guy was too forceful, but this IS a smutty shoujo & that is just the archetype i guess.
one thing i'll agree on w/ all the haters - she really needs to learn that he has a real name that is not "Prince" at least it wasn't "miaka/tamahome"-level annoying, though. Bottom line: come in expecting smut and disengage your brain, & you'll get a fairly entertaining ride.
Don't see what the big problem is.
First off let me say this: Why are so many people complaining about "OMGZ SO UNRELISTEC" . I've seen shojo manga that have been tread far deeper into the "Wow that's impossible." waters. There was some mix up with familial matters, so what? There were twins that got married in Great Britain but had no idea they were related. So life isn't as cut-and-dry as some of you may think.
It has a lot of smut but you can't tell me you didn't expect it after reading the first chapter. Also you have to remeber Shouei has been in love with Mio since they were kids, but he's the only child of an incredibly rich family so he used to getting what he wants without any resistance. (funny how people say Love Celeb is better when that male lead does the same thing).
I do agree that some of Mio's decisions when dealing with Shouei's attitude are not very well thought out and most times completely stupid, but at least she decides not to just put up with it. I liked Mio's and Shouei's relationship better before all the wackiness but it's still satisfying.
Very good art, with some interesting characters, and an interesting male lead earn it this:
japanese are sexist
obviously, only if there are demands for this kind of plot/setting will there be manga like this.
I'm fed up with the ownership type crap mangaka are chewing up like quickcash. it's sick to think someone being owned and abused like the one in this manga can love the very person abusing her.
the story (when all the smut is filtered out) is mediocre, cliche friendly (only the sick and twisted ones) and generally doesn't go anywhere.
To think young girls are reading this (assumption made based on category spec)... I just think it's morally wrong to fill their mind with this crap.
The plot is so.. FAKE. Logically, things like that aren't supposed to happen, ok! It's.. it's.. undescribable. Yeah, it sucked so bad that I can't even describe how bad it sucked. All I can say is that it pissed me off dramatically.
It was actually okay at the beginning-ish, but towards the end it was like, "Okay, WTF?!"
And the artwork wasn't all that great, either... o_O" I actually disliked it. Sorry for breaking hearts, but I've seen better. And I'm saying this nicely, too.
i gave it a 6 because it entertained me a little, but i had to stop because it just got stupid. it's boring, cliche and i hate stories when weak girls suddenly fall for guys that molest them.
I agree with Criminal Intent's comment..
I think its a great manga! I'd just like to add how beautiful I think the artwork is! I have a hard time trying not to drool too much over Shouei and Mio is so pretty! If you are looking for a shoujo with smut, hot characters and twists, this is the manga for you!