I wonder what the true deal is with this witch. My guess is that she's a demonic Elsa from a different timeline, who wanted to go back and save her past self in a different timeline, and then found out about Evie and Elsa, and decided to protect/watch over them. Although (assuming this is the same one as we have already seen) her usage of wind magic suggests she was already with Yvonne and maybe she died in her timeline
Also i think this character dynamic is fascinating. Yes the older woman did mastrubate over the other girl while they were both drunk, but she seems to realize that was bad and felt genuinely horrible over it. Its an interesting reversal of character type. The younger “innocent” one actually seems like shes dragging the older “veteren” one into a really messy relationship. Kinda a reverse corruption almost
Lol I am here for the train wreck and f up characters but why does every BDSM stuff have to be raped?? That's not even what BDSM is about. I just want a cool BDSM manga where they discuss before hand -,-
I highly recommend the webcomic “program me” its a bdsm romcom that actually has (mostly) good consent taking between the two
this is the ideal isn't it? My favorite part of this newest chapter (besides all the space facts) was the one panel of yu grabbing shizuka's stomach. The way it was drawn felt so intimate and natural, in a way that erotic manga often lacks. And the same can be said of the very nearly realistic trans yu agenda ofc but thats not new.
setting aside whether the thing going on between these three was a "true" love triangle or not, I will say grabbing one of the characters and tossing them forward through the space time continuum is definitely a good way to break it
its a race to the bottom in terms of likeability for these two organizations lol. Hopefully our cohort of cool alt-girl secret agents, the regular gay high schooler, and her priest dad, can all work together to idk save the day or some shit
There seem to be quite a few actually existing groups who are poor and oppressed, who nonetheless manage to emphasize community solidarity, restorative justice and stuff instead of fear and brutal punishment.
FWIW, we've jumped in at the "punishment" end of the pool; it could be that people are doing other things too, but Hibai brought Benika here, not to Refugee School.
But yeah, it'd be harder to build community if the refugees are from lots of different places, with different cultures.
I think the key here that we learned in this chapter is that this security force is essentially an arm of Babylon. The fact that the vigilantes are organized through a secretive top down government organization, who's main solution to problems is overwhelming violence, makes the violent nature of the vigilantes more understandable.
If the refugees themselves were able to organize their own forms of community as opposed to being told whats right by an organization like Babylon then maybe we could have seen something different, but we didn't.
I'm curious to see what the church's influence means in the refugee camp, presumably they have their own organizations which have different methods and goals, although they seem to be walking down the path of militarization and violence as well.
Straight up Hell itself,in post modern Japan no less.
Do we have clear indicators that this country is in fact Japan? I was getting the sense that it was supposed to be some other vague country.
It hasn't been outright stated, but it seems almost certain this is near-future japan. First off benika and her dad having japanese names, and the refugees adopting japanese names too (Rose Madder Shinegawa) or whatever her full alias was. Second are the local/express train lines, the japanese style convenience stores, and some japanese text on background signs and whatnot. Then you have the "refugee sushi" and "chili+fish sauce soup" which are all made from commonly available japanese staple foods which would likely be given either as rations or bought easily at a discount.
To some extent the story being told in this manga is already happening in Japan, albeit on a smaller scale with less flashy stunts. In order to keep the economy running (ie have a supply of workers to perform menial labor with low wages to prop up japanese businesses) the government has already started using work-visa programs to bring in immigrant labor, mostly from other parts of asia, and there are plenty of instances of immigrant employees trapped at their jobs with no way to leave unless they want to be deported.