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Hostage  
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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.

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Associated Names
Rehén
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人質

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Latest Release(s)
c.Oneshot by Shi-ran over 11 years ago
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in Country of Origin
Oneshot (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 6.3 / 10.0 (137 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.35 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 6th 2020, 5:13pm PST


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Year
2000

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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Sai (Shobunkan)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #668 increased(+59)
Monthly Pos #1127 increased(+625)
3 Month Pos #2189 increased(+1122)
6 Month Pos #3875 increased(+893)
Year Pos #5851 increased(+784)

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On 59 reading lists
On 66 wish lists
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If you're on the hunt for forced relationship stories. . .  
by MightyMaeve
January 14th, 2009, 4:17pm
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
. . . 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
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Hostage  
by Sleepy_Sheepy
June 11th, 2008, 5:14am
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
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.
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