Thanks for sharing this, it gives a deeper understanding behind the amount of work the artist put into this comic.
I love it.
To think an ecchi mobile game about anthropomorphic guns with big... magazines would teach someone on the opposite side of the world about WWII and the Holocaust.
The author chose the setting, then, instead of doing some cursory searchs for a few random pictures from documentaries and making some generic stereotypical NS death camp story, he dedicated a commendable amount of research and work to make it resemble reality, even down to trivial details. His work ethics is great.
Thank you, 4noki, for sharing this document.
+1. I really enjoyed reading about the throughts of the autor.
The mascot thing on Tsubaki's phone has a panel to itself in the page Sensei listens in on them. It's probably the listening device, and a gift from her.
Nekozaki asking if creepy-Sensei specifically has given Tsubaki instructions about Nekozaki makes me think they have some history, and that Sensei is actually spying on Nekozaki for some reason, not Tsubaki. Maybe she's even "dating" Tsubaki primarily to get indirect access to Nekozaki.
There's a lot of foreshadowing about Nekozaki's past and family, so all this drama probably has something to do with that. Way darker than I hoped this series would be. T_T
That would explain, among other things, why Nekosaki does his best to keep his distance from Tsubaki ...even if she wanted to be her friend.
I am really enjoying the redone (more focused on the protagonists, with more focus on the yuri, more polished in general, the last chapters of the other version had somehow lost the north), but I'm feeling the breath of the label "drama" in the back of the neck and somehow it's hard on me to process it (especially remembering the easy-going atmosphere of the original series).
This proves that Mira is doing yuri hentai because she loves it. Her stories actually have an interesting plot. If she wanted she could create a SFW series and it would be a hit because of her creativity and imagination.
Not that I'm complaining. I love her porn with plot.
Love the porn with plot. It's just the best. And Mira is the mistress of it all. XD
It is what happens when the narrative is simply frightening.
It is a shame with this author: the premises are good, the characters are not bad, but it is as if the only thing that mattered were the hot scenes (which may be true xD) and everything else was just an excuse to get to them.
Hentai aside, this is the most rocambolesque story I've read in my life. Each chapter is one more twist of how to convert an initial situation (kouhai in love with sempai) towards a seemingly infitine degeneration.
I think that nothing can surprise me ... and at the same time I can't help wondering what will be next ...
Am I the only one who thinks this screams for a sequel?
More than anything because, although pages 18-26 are "inside the novel", on page 15 Kasumi is left alone with the notebook ... and everything suggests that she may have taken a look.
Between that, and her previous statement that she "would be Sora", I don't have them all with me that sooner or later that "cliché chapter" doesn't come true ... (hopefully XD)
Edit: just read this:
I think the hair decorations are different between reality and "Beniko and Sora" (Empty vs Filled, Scrunchie vs String?). Rereading it that way, it looks like the real Saku never left her notes for Kasumi to see. There are some tricky transitions in there!
And damn if you're not right!
My theory is totally invalidated, since in the end it turns out that what we have is a story about a story within another story ... Incredibly well overlapped to lead to confusion!
Bravo for the author!
Edit 2: Re-read. xD
And stil the statement that she "would be Sora" from Kasumi stands, so... this screams for a sequel and I want it! XD
Yeah, the fact that this comic is literally dangerous for the author to write makes this all rather concerning. When looking at this story: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-46257240 with a author facing 10 years of jail for writing gay sex scenes, I think it's not worth it.
I love this story, but I honestly think the author should stop, this story is not worth risking serious jail time for writing and she is risking that. She SHOULD be afraid of the consequences for what she is making. I respect her courage, but it is a lot of risk for relatively minor gain, it is just a comic after all.
That kind of thinking is what makes some people in the world still oppress other people.
It is NOT just for a comic book. It is the right to be able to express oneself freely because of what the author is risking. And it's the same thing that, throughout history, hundreds of thousands of people have risked, many of them anonymous, for which to renounce their struggle would not have been so much because it was "a lot of risk for relatively minor gain".
It is very easy to forget how much it cost to earn things that no longer affect us and that we take for granted.