Name: Artist and the Beast (Mangaka to Yakuza)
Volumes: 3 (Ongoing)
Licensed: eBook Renta!
Current Licensed Volumes: Ch.17
Age Group: Mature
Annoyed by everything and lacking any interest in love whatsoever, manga artist Rui gets an unexpected visit from a built, scary-looking yakuza. After carelessly becoming the guarantor for her friend’s loan, she is told to settle his debt of tens of thousands of dollars… “I’ll wait for payment. That is, if you let me have sex with you.” And just like that, she’s pulled into it. “But, I’m a virgin… Am I gonna be okay?” Just as she thinks she’s going to be made to suffer, she gets treated kindly and gently, making her first sensual experience all the more confusing…
Graphics Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 4/5
Opinion: I’m gonna come right out and say this series is absolutely bizarre but I kinda like it. Up front: if forceful male leads and gray area rape/coercion make you uncomfortable turn around now.
The art is ok. I like the way the guys are drawn the main girl is super plain which is a plot point and all other females are oddly buxom. I’d say the art is just ok.
So I don’t even know how I made it through the first 3 chapters as it’s pretty much implied coercion/rape and it was pretty jarring for me. After around chapter 4 it gets kind of cute and a lot more consensual and fun. Even after 3 chapters the main guy is pretty forceful which I think is great. The female is a pushover to the max.
Actually, this is one of the best smut series (josei) with plot I’ve read in a while. Might be the best on E Renta. You just need to get past Ch8/9 for it to get really good.
Bottom line, if you have preferences that line up with the above review you will LOVE it. If you don’t you might hate it.
Final Rating: 3/5
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