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1-2) Devil x Devil Hotei is a low-level devil that lives off of human energy. But lately, he’s having trouble getting any, due to a newcomer in town named Suzaku. Suzaku has been hogging up all of the girls in town, leaving Hotei hungry and desperate. One day, a human boy gives Hotei a piece of candy. Although there is a danger he’ll have a bad reaction, Hotei eats it, and turns into a young boy! Knowing that Suzaku prefers young boys, Hotei decides to use his appearance to leech off of Suzaku and have revenge. But with a turn of events, Hotei finds himself at the receiving end of his prank!
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My higher rating than would be usual is for the story with the master and butler. The demon (title) story was cliche and kind of cheesy at times, but the master and butler story was twisted and dark; that was a huge change from the first story and sort of nice to read. I regretted that there wasn't more to it. The last story about friends was also my type since I love friends falling in love stories.
Not My cup of Tea I guess
Perhaps to some, they can call these stories "love". In my perspective only the first story had any plausible/believable 'love' as such. A fickle, love of convenience, but none the less, I felt that the relationship actually was in perspective one of (sorta) equals, with the seme having to pay up a bit in return.
Otherwise the master/slave story was sickening at best. It had nothing short of disgust. Then the last story was in my point of view, even more riveting than the master-slave. This is probably because the master-slave story in some way, from its very setting could foretell that it wouldn't end well, yet at least both characters had gotten their laughs, both were twisted. But the last story started out nicely about a pair of childhood friends, but then *spoilers ahead*
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The uke is forced to give head when he obviously doesn't want to and is in school and late to class (on the way to which he is molested on the train by said 'friend'). The guy then wants to stick it into his ass, and makes a move. Whats worse, he's demeaning all the time "Hey I've been wanting to do this" "You want to make it to class right?" "and watch your teeth" and the uke only says "oh he used to be nice, but then we started fooling around with each other and it became like this...". Later on he gets angry (like he didn't always seem angry from the start!), supposedly because the uke is not feeling his sorry excuse of "love" and it gives him the right to hit his friend, say "oh your gonna go bawling now that I want to stick it up your ass! (again)" and then he says, "BUT I LUUUBBB YOU" and the uke is so happy he breaks it off with the nice girl who likes him to stay with this asshole. By the way, apparently the uke is still a 'virgin' down there, and the guy just likes to "I'll tear a new hole down there" type of sex.Yeah this story had all the romance in the world. I'm SO SORRY I am not convinced. All I see is a plaything for this seme guy who only cares about getting a fuck. He already showed that he is easy to violence and doesn't care about the uke to begin with, it's all about what HE wants when HE wants it and how HE needs it. Total one side affair here, not even close to equals or anything. Disgusting I tell you.
But well, what do I know! The rest of the world thinks otherwise so screw me and my morals. I obviously shouldn't be reading this type of manga...Though I am. And I have a right to warn others who potentially think that these stories are nice little 'romances' that contain 'love'. They don't come close. Maybe stockholm syndrome? I guess that's what I see anything beyond chapter 2.
Chapter 5 was probably my favourite ^^ very good story, that rich young master got what he deserved in the end, yet its probably a happy ending for him all around. The other short stories are ok, not bad overall but nothing especially memorable. The main story in and of itself (chapter 1 and 2) is sort of amusing xD i do like the demon character, he's cute despite himself, but i would have liked to have seen more to that story, it felt a bit superficial and rush-rush.
you'll want more
Don't expect the plot of your life, but if you've read (and loved) Wagamama na Jewel by the same artist then know that these oneshots are just as cute, filled with gorgeous art (don't trust the cover) and you'll want to know why she didn't expand the stories instead of making short oneshots.
I liked this! The seme weren't mindless drones that only wanted sex and acted like nothing phased them, they actually got emoootional *gasp!!!* which is a delightful break from the whole "nothing bothers me at all seme". Recommended ^- ^
No idea why this was rated so high.
I guess people fail to understand that a five is an average, and anything higher means it's better. All of the stories are purely an excuse for smut, and very short smut, at that, with only a few pages. Sure, some characters are nicely drawn, but the story itself was incredibly boring and plain; nothing you haven't seen before. How some found the first story "touching" is beyond me; I don't know about you, but messing with your "rival" when you magically transform into a kid, and realizing that, for some reason, you like him, doesn't sound very poignant at all, especially in this genre. Must be every teenage girl's fantasy, I guess.
This review isn't meant to offend anyone, but to convey my opinion of this manga. I like my manga with plot, where characters are more than a cliché. It's fine for a quick comedy, but I wouldn't advise this if you're looking for something that has depth, where characters act on more than their desire.
The title story is awesome!
The rest of the stories aren't bad, but the main story between the angel and the devil is an absolute stand out to me. In parts cute, funny, and even a little touching, it's terribly disappointing that they only got two chapters and not the entire volume. The second chapter (with its introduction of new characters) leaves the possibility for a continuation open, it's just a real pity that either the mangaka never chose to continue, or the magazine the chapters ran in never asked for more. I'm rating the volume a 10 simply because of the first story (which is one of the few oneshots that I actually like to periodically reread), while in truth, the other stories range from a 7 to an 8.
i love the art and the humor tho the last story isnt a comedy. the first(ch1-2) and last story(ch5) were the best. the cover pic doesn't really show off the range of the artist.
... Last updated on April 17th, 2007, 2:13am
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