Thursday, September 19, 2013

hot gimmick

hot gimmick, vol. 1
miki aihara
viz media
published 2003-2004

The story revolves around Hatsumi Narita, a passive sixteen-year old girl who lives in a company housing complex that is ruled by the tyrannical Mrs. Tachibana, the wife of the company's vice president.  How a family behaves in the housing complex can affect an employee's status in the company.  When her promiscuous younger sister, Akane thinks she might be pregnant, Hatsumi gets talked into buying her a pregnancy test.  Unfortunately, things don't go exactly as planned and Hatsumi is blackmailed by Ryoki Tachibana, the arrogant teenage son of the powerful Tachibana family who bullied her as a kid, into being his slave.

I can't believe that this is what shojo is!  It's way creepy.  I hope teenage girls aren't reading this and thinking this is how relationships should be.

First the slave thing is just gross.  He's basically molesting her whenever he gets the chance and the only reason why he hasn't raped her yet is because he gets interrupted.  I kept reading though the first three books hoping that this was just some joke and it would get better, but it doesn't.  It's just disturbing and kind of sick.

The art is good, but the two main male characters look so much alike I keep getting them confused!

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