manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
App
Try out our new iPhone application!
App
Manga Poll
For background art in manga, you prefer...
Lots of detail
An average amount of detail
Very little detail
Sparkles and patterns that fit the mood is just fine
I don't really pay attention to the backgrounds
I don't care
 
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates @irc.irchighway.net

RSS Feed
 
center_left_tab Manga Info center_right_tab
 
ALL    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   
Hostage  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
Description
Your regular run-of-the-mill bank employee rethinks his definition of "happiness" when he's taken hostage by a bank-robber. A classic example of Stockholm Syndrom in action.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
N/A

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
Oneshot (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
N/A

Forum

User Rating
Average: 6.4 / 10.0 (120 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.56 / 10.0
10
 8% (9 votes)
9+
 8% (9 votes)
8+
 15% (18 votes)
7+
 24% (29 votes)
6+
 17% (20 votes)
5+
 13% (15 votes)
4+
 6% (7 votes)
3+
 3% (3 votes)
2+
 7% (8 votes)
1+
 2% (2 votes)

Last Updated
March 1st 2014, 6:13pm PST


Genre

Categories

Category Recommendations

Recommendations
N/A

Author(s)

Artist(s)

Year
2011

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #827 increased(+434)
Monthly Pos #2075 increased(+197)
3 Month Pos #2895 increased(+507)
6 Month Pos #3585 increased(+276)

List Stats
On 45 reading lists
On 56 wish lists
On 509 completed lists
On 2 unfinished lists
On 139 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

Forum Posts
No topics currently in the forum, view the forum or add a new topic now.

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by usefulness ]
 

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.

avatar
If you're on the hunt for forced relationship stories. . .   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
January 14th, 2009, 4:17pm
. . . this one isn't a meal, but it is a satisfying coffee break.

I like this type of capture, force and bad-guy-is-the-hero scenario, so I'm rating and reviewing from a bit of a biased perspective.

Riichi is a believable character in that he lives an everyday life, but due to his high IQ, craves release from the boredom of his life. He has an extreme solution with choosing thrills like bank robbery, rape and another's life in his hands. He is selfish in his 'use' of his captive, but the captive finds that he can relate to this vivid man.

Akiba-sensei has captured both my sense and sensibilities. Sense: My thoughts immediately understood and could relate to the concept of someone showing another that their previous existence was missing so much, that there is more vitality and unseen, unexplored horizons of emotion and thought to life and relationships. Senses: the artwork is loose and flowy and pretty. Not outstanding and a little too super-deformed for my taste, but still easy on the eyes. The sex scenes were never really explicitly creative, violent or bloody.

The one scene that was memorable was when the captive reached out to pull Riichi down for a kiss, while he was choking him = very dramatic choice of moments delivered.

I've read much more captivating and long-term memorable, quality captive stories, but this one is certainly worth checking out if you want a quick read and like this type of scenario. It may not make you squeal and repeat to others with exclamations of delight, but it isn't a waste of time invested either.

... Last updated on January 14th, 2009, 4:18pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Hostage   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Sleepy_Sheepy
June 11th, 2008, 5:14am
I can somewhat see where the author was going with this, but they really failed to flesh anything out. Like the description says, it is Stockholm Syndrome to an extreme, but there isn't much else about it that I can say because there isn't much of a plot. The art is pretty typical, the men are a bit girly looking and there are sparkles, regular shoujo-esque features. If you like rape/hostage situations that turn into love you'll really like this one. Otherwise you can probably live without it.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Show  entries per page 


You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
Manga Search
MANGA Fu
MEMBERS
TEAM-BU


footer