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Story 1: To Capture a Giocatore Something’s up with Soccer Club S’s Katou Sora! Even with his strong fighting spirit, Katou’s tough body and charisma meet their match when he collapsed in the middle of practice. Could it all have happened because of that ‘thing’ Katou’s kouhai used in his body while training?! Story 2: Young Guys, Get Going! Childhood friends seem to have gone in circles to avoid admitting their feelings to one another until an incident with the local cat. Story 3: Brother Complex Story 4: Last Minute Count 2.9! Story 5: Lustful Music Story 6: Yatsuromachi Cucumber Tenno Festival Story 7: Weak Point Honey
ジョカトーレ、捕獲計画。 聯合國的捕獲計劃 To Capture a Giocatore Un piano per catturare un giocatore
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Good Bad & Smutty
Just wrote a whole review, and then my stupid computer..... >.<
So. overall, art is ok. stories vary according to taste. I like S&M so my favorites were 3, 5 and 7. though 5 is less S&M per se, it was actually my favorite just because of the sex scene *sweat drop* 1 was the most boring, I think. the rest each have their own appeal. though I have to say 2 was the most cliche. Still worth reading once I guess.
These oneshots aren't about the big pure love, they are dirty and smutty and entertaining. I couldn't stop reading so I think they were all very well done. Not too sweet and romantic, but if you like seeing a lot of sex then this fits. The characters were goodlooking and interesting enough, I find her art to be quite good and the smut scenes are tasty, too. There were quite a few plot turns that surprised me as well. If you don't mind that it comes to sex very fast in these stories then def give it a try!
This is a review of three of Hyougo Kijima's series (Giocatore, Hokaku Keikaku; Bachi, Bachi; and Love Mission); have read the raws.
Well...how to start.. Take Naono Bohra's penchant of oneshots, varsity of 'settings' and half of her mood, Give Ike Reibun's varied type of characters (we have shotalicious, thin, lanky, athletic, muscular, CHUBBY... here) Give Suzuki Tsuta's half of her mood and the cuteness, as stated And you get Hyougo Kijima.
Most of her stories are pretty smutty. Yet there are some resemblance of storyline, of growth... And it's not as restrained or similar as how Naono Bohra's works could be seen as too similar between one to another..
You can get various sexcapades (3some?BDSM?orgy?An uke topping 2 semes?) in various situations (jealous childhood friend? Jealous fan? Happily living together? Hooking up?)with various endings (mostly happy, tho) between various people (mangaka-editor? kohai-senpai? teacher-student? half brothers?) in various body types(muscularxskinny?muscularxmuscular? athleticxmuscular? skinnyxathletic?)...and that's good for your short-time enjoyment and/or short-time need of smut.
kinda gross how easy he has sex with those (4) guys and then with the guy he likes. id hate to know i just slept with a guy that just finished sleeping with someone else. too bad he never found out. seems like the kind of guy that would choose to cheat if seduced. i will say that its good to see two normal sized men having a relationship!
... Last updated on November 25th, 2009, 5:44pm
Smutty and Delicious
Giocatore, Hokaku Keikaku is a volume of seven very smutty oneshots following men and their es(sex)capades. This could have been one of many similar and bland volumes of work, but Giocatore is a breath of fresh air.
ZeroNine previously said that Kijima's artwork is incredible, and I'd like to second that. It's most definitely the first thing that will attract people to the series. Think of the details and shading of Naono Bohra coupled with the slick, unique shapes of Suzuki Tsuta and you have Kijima Hyougo. She is a new talent to definitely watch out for.
As for the literary content of Giocatore, well, don't expect anything too great. To begin with, they're unrelated oneshots. Each chapter begins and ends a new story. They're also very smutty. The sexcapades run from sex toys to BDSM, threesomes, wrestling... Everything. What I did find, though, was that the sex generally didn't take over the story. In similar pieces of work, mangaka have allowed the sex to take over the story; It begins and suddenly becomes irrelevant to the development of the characters. In Giocatore, their sexual acts are part of the story.
All the stories explore a theme of chasing someone unobtainable in some way. The soccer manager is chasing the star player, the guitarist is chasing the rock star, the teenager is chasing his childhood nii-chan. The best part of their stories is the fact that they are undeniably male. They are physically strong, virile young men chasing after the one they love. Slight improvements and a little more experience will make Kijima Hyougo a massively popular mangaka with near perfect pieces of work.
In the end, it's still very smutty. Though not overly graphic like some stories, it does have a higher level of sex and explicit content. For those of you who can't stomach it, this series isn't for you. For the rest of us, who love our man smecks, dig in! Giocatore, Hokaku Keikaku is deliciously naughty. The characters are likable, the stories are a mix of sweet and sour and the art is gorgeous.
It's above AND below average
The use of shadows, lighting and tones as well as the framing in this art work are incredible.
Love how Kijima draws expressions from her characters' eyes. It's a lot like how Bohra Naono styles her characters' eyes. It's a shame that the stories are so so. It contains pretty much nothing but kinkiness (sex aids; threesomes and so on, but not that hardcore like some manga), smex (every story here has some) and typical storylines. It does offer an interesting variety of professions and backgrounds.
- a goal keeper finds a way to inspire a fellow soccer player to improve his performance on the pitch - fun-loving uni friends who are close enough to jerk off at an AV in each other's company, but one is secretly in love with the other - a high school boy is deeply in love with a car mechanic who once saved him from bullies. He one day discovers and exploits the car mechanic's secret. - a salaryman is thrilled when he discovers a gentle-hearted, shy guy is not who he usually appears, especially when in the ring - a rising star rock guitarist is awed and inspired by a legendary folk guitarist and wants to learn his guitar techniques. How far will he go to obtain these? - an introverted summer flute teacher gets sucked into an energetic shop assistant and taiko drum's whirlpool of summer fun. - a high school boy, addicted to pierced jewelry and alternative lifestyle, somehow gets involved with a good-honor student who can see what he really wants
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