Oh man, I feel so conflicted. It clearly is trying to portray this as positive as possible, but god damn it that lady raped a young girl who had no idea what was going on. Try to rationalize it however you want, but that was rape
I don't really see it portraying it as a positive. It actually made it very clear that she didn't even know what was going on, and now she's confused. It seems to be showing it as more realistic, it's showing how she didn't intend on it being bad, but now she's completely unable to deal with what happened.
Ever been so horny you just run to a nearby river and jump in?
You joke, but it can be a real problem. The river close to my place is really fast and deep, lots of people drowned already because they were in heat. Being that horny can cost you your life.
Also, Maki's reactions are deeply realistic, the confusion, the libido raging, thinking it is love, it is all portrayed really well. Bonus points for the fact at least a part of her resists the idea of being in love with Kousaka, it is surprisingly rational of a 14 year old who just had such an experience.
Okay this is going exactly where I expected it to. And that's not a good thing. While I'm not shocked, I'm not going to hide my disappointment and disgust. There's no question that woman's a rapist. And this author is condoning this behavior as acceptable as a romantic relationship. I understand the draw of loli and age gap manga. While I'm not big on loli I've enjoyed various age gap stories like My Dear Teacher (I refuse to use the Engrish title). Such stories didn't involve watching a grown adult grooming a child and outright tossing her into bed and raping her. This one goes beyond the pale. Keep in mind, I'm cool with the story being here and being available for everyone to read. I'm sure there are some people who're enjoying it. But I'm thoroughly disgusted with it.