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Fudoutoku na Yami (Novel)  
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Description
One day after school, high school student Meguru Shina is ravished in the train station bathroom by Sasakawa, his math teacher. Usually Sasakawa deceives the world with his slightly dirty white coat and teacher's mask, but in reality he is a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
Starved for love but unable to reveal his weakness due to his own pride, Shina is drawn in by Sasakawa's sweet words and pleasing techniques. Shina is trapped by sexual desire. Sasakawa burns with jealousy. The two fall deep into the darkness of a corrupting love...

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Novel

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Associated Names
不道徳な闇
Fudoutokuna Yami
Immoral Darkness

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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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Yes

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Average: 6.2 / 10.0 (69 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.51 / 10.0
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Year
2006

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English Publisher
Juné (1 Volume - Complete/Digital & Print)

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Better than I thought it'd be!   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by AngelCharms
September 23rd, 2013, 7:22pm
Being honest, I went to this novel expecting it to be a smutty yaoi with a bad plot with a student-teacher relationship. Something like Bewitched in this Sweet Trap (Novel). But it was a lot better.

The plot. Well...I liked the plot. Now now, I agree there's a lot of plot holes, but at least the author tried to write something special. The mix of family problems, being a loner, sleeping with older women for money and being raped by his own teacher...she didn't have to mix all these and in my opinion it would've been a lot better if she focused on one thing and developed it rather than including all these. But again it was good. The psychological aspect of it was really unrealistic but we can pass on that.

Characters. I can say that was the worst part of the story. Starting off the main character, Jun Shiiba. He's our usual loner protagonist. Possible spoiler here, so you've been warned. Shiiba has been shunned away by his own family making him lose all his confidence and point in life. He passes on his time looking for people to give him the warmth he's missing from his family but at the same time he doesn't want people to pity him. Now our second protagonist, Tetsuya Sasakawa. He's this Buffy arrogant guy who "gets what he desires". I never liked him. why? Because his actions make no sense. After raping Jun and making him his pet, he suddenly confesses to him but at the same time he sleeps with other people...wait, WHAT?! yeah, exactly! Not a very likable character at all. Other characters were all mehh. Nothing special to talk about.There was no character development what so ever which pissed me off.

And yes, as the others said the ending felt super rushed. As if the author just wants to wrap things up and make a happily ever after ending.

The art, that was the best part. It was beautiful. Specially Shiiba, he was really pretty and at the same time not girly, my favorite biggrin
Sasakawa was ok. Too Buffy but it fitted his arrogant character.


Overall, would I seriously suggest this to someone? No. But...is it a good read? Yes. It really depends on your mood. If you don't like rape, don't read it. But if you're looking for something to kill time, go for it. Like a said, depends on what you're looking for.
An overall rate of 6.5.

... Last updated on October 3rd, 2013, 5:46am
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Hideous.   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Nyahahaha~
April 5th, 2013, 6:44pm
Alright. So, I even made an account to talk about this disgusting thing.

I firmly believe that any rational human being would probably hate this. No offence to anyone who liked it, but please allow me to say that it was HORRIBLE.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I think it started off good. There was a kid with an ugly family situation; abuse doesn't have to be physical, it's emotional as well. His parents didn't even talk to him, didn't prepare him meals, didn't wash his clothes, didn't acknowledge his existence. I actually believe he was pretty strong, not having ended up worse.
I accepted the teacher's approach because I had in mind that I was about to read the story of a sick and twisted love affair between two people with no sense of rationality, BECAUSE OF THEIR FEELINGS. What I got was no sense of rationality because of... I don't know. I guess it was simply stupidity. I'm referring to the writer's stupidity.

We start of with the rape of a student by his teacher. Let's say that the student was being swept away because there was already something lingering in his heart and he hadn't realised it. We then proceed in a good pace, seeing his family situation, his feelings, his loneliness; how his family locks him outside of the house for an entire week. We see how he reacts when he's treated with kindness for the first time in years, how he battles with his feelings, how he decides to accept his homeroom teacher's care. Then, we proceed to the event that leads him straight in the clutches of the predator he's trying so hard to avoid, yet unreasonably hungers for, to the point where he gets hot for his impending second rape. That aside, they hit it off. And the kid's elated by all this, he's trully happy. So, when sweet homeroom teacher takes him by the hand and drives him home to have a chat with mommy, who had been shunning her son for so many years for the most stupid reason possible, and has now regreted her actions, the kid can only think of his teacher.

Let's just say that confusion(which was his grave, not just his epitaph) and underlying feelings led to an acceptance of the situation. Let's just say he wished for love, and thought he had found it. However, the teacher who claimed to love him to the point of insanity cheated on him with a fourteen year old girl on a night with shiny moon, for no apparent reason. Literally, they were together, getting it on, having secret meetings in the math lab and all, sharing sweet kisses. But oh, wait. The teacher's jealous because the kid talks warmly with the homeroom teacher who took care of him, and with his female classmate who's sorta helped him many times before. So a middle school girl walks up to the teacher's door with condoms, and he just cheats on the lover he wanted so much he had to rape to be with. And the next day, when he's confronted about it, he acts as if he did nothing wrong, and everything was perfectly fine. He just had sex with another person and there was no harm in it. Oh my, I feel tears strolling from his overflowing love!!! Not. For once, I thought he was about to get what he deserved. But no. The writer juuust wouldn't do us the favour. The kid left him, but after an undefined period of time, the teacher ambushed him at school, at a place where anyone could have seen them. And guess what happened? A little pressure, and the kid forgave him.

Then, bam! The sweet and kind homeroom teacher gets in and sees them hugging, and takes it as a joke. 'Scuse me, what? He took it as a joke, instead of being alarmed? I see. Okay, let's say he's really just oblivious because he's just become a daddy. Then, he touches the student's shoulder. The creeper of a teacher gets jealous. Then kind teacher touches the student's head. The creeper gets even more jealous. So, he just goes and says how he raped the kid so many times to the other teacher. Who does what? Looks the student in disgust. Seriously?! He just admited rape! Of a minor! Who is his student! These are three offenses, two of them criminal, PUNISHABLE BY LAW! But sweet and kind homeroom teacher just walks out, and avoids the student as much as possible.

And the student does what? Accepts the creeper. Who is a criminal. Because... They only have each other. Right? But wait, didn't the kid's family start to feel like a family again? Nope, no. That was just a dream!!! Right.

So, my opinion? At first, I loved it. I loved how the kid was confused and suffering, I could feel his pain, empathise with his emotions. His family situation brought tears to my eyes. I loved how he started to warm up to people. I even accepted how he came to realise his emotions so suddenly. But then everything went downhill.

That teacher should have grovelled, he should have gotten on his knees to beg for forgiveness. Still, he shouldn't have been forgiven; he should have been put to prison. Jaaail! He had sex with a 14 year old girl, and he raped his student multiple times. Love as an excuse couldn't stand anymore, because clearly, if he could cheat so easily, then there was never love to begin with. He just realised there was an unstable person he could abuse, and went in for the kill.

I started reading this believing this was a story of love, instead it's the story of a manipulative and deranged a**hole, who uses, abuses and mistreats a sad kid for his own satisfaction. Perhaps if it had been more developed, if there was more credibility to the reason behind his years of suffering in his home, or if the teacher had actual reasons to feel spiteful and hurt by his student lover and had cheated with someone at a more reasonable age, it would have been better. But none of that happened, and it's simply horrible. I wouldn't suggest this to one. There are much better love stories with similar, if not the exact same theme.


... Last updated on May 16th, 2013, 9:33am
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First half fine, ending HORRID   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by FeyPhantom
July 10th, 2011, 11:53pm
Personally, I really tried to give this one a chance, and I enjoyed it for half of the way through. I was happily surprised when I was just past the halfway point and it felt like, rather than only focusing on Shiina's relationship with Sasagawa, there had been a long segment where he was slowly developing relationships with another teacher (who seemed a great mentor for him) and another classmate who kept reaching out to him in class, as well as developing his home life and everything which was influencing his character into the lonely existence he lived in.

However, a line was crossed (to me) which completely ruined my perception of the novel and around the same time, too many horrible "plot points" had been written by the author. Spoiler:
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I had let go of the teeth-grinding choice of having Sasagawa sleep with a junior high student even though he kept professing how much he wanted Shiina, but when Shiina's homeroom teacher (can't be bothered to remember his name) never made one comment to Sasagawa about his actions and instead put all the blame on his student, I couldn't take it anymore. I don't know any adult who could listen to his co-worker talk about doing a kid under his care (much less a student under the care of his teacher), listen and then turn to the student and blame him without so much as reprimanding his co-worker whom he's worked beside everyday. This is also after he HAS JUST BECOME A FATHER! And he's going to blame the child? Then, he walks out, ignores the student for days, and when he is finally confronted with the situation again, blames the kid once more and even suggests that his co-worker is manipulating him but still doesn't do squat about it (um, how about reporting it to the principal at least that there's a child-molester on the payroll?). Also of note which gets me more than all of this, but he clearly is told that the first time they had sex was before he'd taken Shiina in. When Shiina needed a new place to stay because his wife was giving birth, Shiina BEGGED him not to push him on Sasagawa like it was life-or-death. Regardless, all of this is conveniently forgotten by the end and the homeroom teacher doesn't bother to reflect on the fact that he's the one who literally forced a rape victim to live with his rapist (even put his phone number in Shiina's phone without Shiina's choice). Sasagawa even makes it a point to say that the first night they were together it was their second time and they did it all night. I don't know how the homeroom teacher heard it, but I seriously thought it sounded like the sick ramblings of a predator reliving his delusions about how he raped his victim over and over and going into perverted detail about the screams of the unwilling partner. Again, I don't know how anyone could listen to Sasagawa in that conversation and NOT think he had raped his student multiple times.

Don't get me started on the bad 'resolution' of the family problems which fell flat or the undoing of all the great relationships Shiina had managed to make which were slowly drawing him out of the darkness only for him to be thrown into a relationship where he's not allowed to have anyone else (which is one of the BIGGEST factors in abusive relationships - the person has nowhere else to go so they can only rely on their abuser) or the fact that the author actually tried to suggest that this ending WAS happy/ a GOOD ending for Shiina even though the relationship CANNOT be sustained.

Anyways, I think I've gone on about it all long enough. There are much better stories out there that deal with similar issues and can actually pull off romance. Only read this if you're reeeeeaaaally bored, have extra time and money you have nothing else to do with (not 'nothing better' but literally 'nothing else'), and have some weird compulsion to read this. Though if you only read half, you might somewhat like the first half... then let your imagination make up the rest for you, I guarantee it would be better than actually reading it.

... Last updated on July 10th, 2011, 11:56pm
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For adults who enjoy dark and twisted novels   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Gattaca88
March 16th, 2011, 3:02pm
I think most are going to not like this because it's very dark. This is a very disturbing novel, and some do like disturbing for the hell of it. If you are one of them, then you might like this but fair warning to people who hate rape in yaoi.

... Last updated on February 9th, 2012, 9:11pm
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The worst   
Rating: N/A
by Hana145
October 15th, 2010, 8:49pm
Usually I´m not very picky, if it says "yaoi" I might be ok with it, but this was so terrible. Just the idea of someone dating a man who doesn´t care about being nice with you in a normal way, it´s wrong, people need space to grow up T_T
And the afterwords trying to explain something just made me think the author didn´t love Shiina, he deserved more family love and someone who really cherished.
It made me feel so depressed that even if I usually don´t leave comment I felt that I need to complain about it...
Just a 5 because of the smexing scenes
Sorry about the weird english.
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what a mean guy   
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by jenmoon1
May 8th, 2010, 11:36pm
i didn't like it either he should have been hung he was sleeping with a amoshly locked up boy and a lonely 14 year old girl after raping him twice and still gets what he wanted kakyo may been a mother but she looked after him when he needed her i would have been more for him ending up with the rich lady
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what a disappointment   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by xono
April 10th, 2010, 8:59am
the angst is there and it's good build for the story but the story is just so disappointingly simple and straight forward. It ends even worse. The only salvation was the art itself. The uke especially was drawn nicely.
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I only read it for the train station rape. Wait...What? *cough*   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by milern
January 28th, 2009, 7:56pm
So basically, Shinna has an intense case of the Stockholm syndrome. The captive (or in this case raped) becomes so dependent on his captor or rapist (his teacher Sagasawa)...That he confuses the emotions that Sagasawa evokes in him for love..I mean seriously...But this is only my interpretation, the synopsis is misleading, There is no saving here...At least not for Shinna. In the end I really don't see what he has gotten out of it all....The end itself came quite abruptly too in retrospect...

With that said, the forced / smexing scenes are HOT~ And who doesn't love a hot torrid lust affair between two bishounens. Add the whole sensei / student thing and well....
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illogical   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by damnice
October 23rd, 2008, 8:40pm
Totally agree with ZeroNine - "Poor pacing, poor plotting, implausible situations, weak characterizations, sketchy motives, illogical reasoning, many more."

This was one of the most painful reads I've ever experienced. Trying to justify erratic violent twisted vulgar behaviour as love and Shiina's character comes off as incredulously unreal. How can anyone be attracted to the beast-like selfish character of Sasagawa and fall in love? It was absolutely revolting!

The only saving grace of this novel were the beautiful drawings by Jissoji Yukariko. And that's the only reason why I'm rating this as a '2'

... Last updated on February 18th, 2010, 9:44am
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Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by whindel_21
October 6th, 2008, 2:47am
It was terrible! Why would a person even think that he will be happy with a very selfish man! And I didn't like how Nakahara was treated. He was the first person that showed kindness to him and it seem that shina is presuming too much what is good for nakahara. It says that it is a happy ending, but it left a bitter aftertaste. There are too much loose ends. I mean, about his brother and about how will Nakahara deal with shiina na Sasagawa. its just so wrong
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