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A More Explicit Offering from Deux
Aug 21, 2008 reviewed by Obsessed
To begin, the book itself is not very thick (about 174 pages). Seeing that it is apart of a longer series (at least 3+ vols), it would have been nice to get more substance for my retail price of $12.95 (+tax). The pages are an odd shade of white-yellow, but still acceptable. The inking is very well done.
As for the plot – well that is a bit more difficult to describe. The central idea that Fujimaru and his family move into his grandfather’s old home. At this home, Fujimaru ends up releasing an incubus that has been confined within the home the past 50 years. How does he release it? Well, Fujimaru enjoys his “alone time” in the bathroom and this bring the demon out of his slumber. From this point on, the story centers on little else than Fujimaru’s hormonal needs and the incubus’ desire to inflate those needs. (As the story explains the incubus feeds of sexual energy.)
The pair are set up to mirror common seme/uke archetypes. Fujimaru, our uke, is inexperienced, horny, cute in a boy-ish way, and is reluctant to participate in any male-on-male sexual interaction (don’t worry there is no non-con in this work!). The incubus, Rei, our seme, is obviously experienced since he IS an incubus, very adult and manly in appearance, and forceful. Still, character quirks make the work interesting. (Ever seen tentacles working on a guy?) Perhaps the biggest surprise is best left unsaid, but suffice to say it is surprising given the amount of sex depicted in the work.
This said, yes the work is explicit (with the usual censoring of male anatomy – but oddly not the cartoon drawings of “little” Fujimaru). It would be best described as a smut fest with some plot thrown in. In fact the work attempts as a plot at the end of the final chapter. I don’t know how it will play out, but given the working plotless-ness of the work I’m skeptical. As for the art it is standard yaoi. Very pretty boys with decent background work.
Overall, is you are looks for a work with lots of boy-on-boy action (and in interesting ways) with little to no plot then this is for you! If you enjoy more plot, more romantic build-up steer clear.
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