Maybe I just need to avoid any story that has these kinds of serious dark tags mixed in with things like "Lots of sex" cause as demonstrated here, there's bound to be loads that have the dark shit as a setting but inevitably toss it all aside with no consequences just to get to the part with all the sex.
Yeah, that's Mira for you. This one actually tries harder than average to take the subject matter seriously, by her standards.
I have to agree. Even though no matter how you look at it, this was rape... So as I usually say, "do not attempt at home". And if that's how a relationship starts in a story, and the story ends happily, it can easily have unfortunate implications. So I'm not gonna bend over backwards to defend this; it's perfectly understandable to dislike this.
However, this story felt surprisingly authentic to me, on an emotional level. I'm not saying that Honoka "deserves" forgiveness. But I kind of understand why Saki forgives her.
I don't like Mira's works, but I agree that the emotions were good in this one, something I hadn't see in other Mira's works by far.
But, the rape ruined it. It's really messed up.