(Ch. 8) S&M yuri is truly a gift. This is a very horny story and I like it. But seriously, what I think is really cool about this is how blurred the lines are between something routine and sort of platonic and something clearly thirsty (lmao) and romantic, plus how this daily routine for them seems constantly on the verge of turning into pretext-less making out or a shift in their relationship.
I love how the thing anchoring this story in its (currently) stable episodic format is Nami’s pride and shame to admit the she gets off on the pain, it’s like there’s this one emotional loadbearing bolt that we get to see twist around and start to worry loose, and that really fits with the BDSM theme.
It’s also really cool that the past couple chapters have been showing a much deeper emotional circumstance underlying the story—it’s not just a gag manga where they’ve just set up this scenario, it gets into how Nami’s life is pretty fucked and like some masochists the pain is a relief from the much scarier and deeper emotional pain of her home life. Similarly, seeing how she agreed to their arrangement without even really believing Kotono was a vampire makes the stuff she’s agreed to stand out even more, as, from a reader perspective, it gets rid of a lot of plausible deniability for why she’s doing this.
I hope we can get a little more on Kotono in the next couple chapters!
Shipper on deck. Seems the serious moments are appearing more often. Still overall lighthearted but perhaps soon Nami will have to face her insecurities. Wonder if we will get any info on Kotono's backstory.