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Goshujinsama to inu [Jul. 27th, 2010|08:19 pm]
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When I saw the title of the Goshujinsama to inu (The Master & His Dog) series, which consists of three volumes: 1, 2, and 3, by Onizuka Tsuyano and illustrated by Monchi Kaori, I thought it was one of those master/slave(or pet) things. The covers reinforce the impression. I don't actually like those kinds of stories because they tend to just do lots of non-con or d/s or just really weird shit, and the slave/pet tends to have no personality. This one? Is a master/pet story, literally. The uke is a dog that takes human form and gets it on with his master. Sounds squicky, doesn't it? I was surprised to find that I was not squicked. I was charmed. I liked the main character, Taira, a lot. He's an ordinary dog of average intelligence who'd been left in a cardboard box on the street. His master, Kazuki, a very popular host who doesn't actually like people much, is a good owner and is affectionate to Taira. Taira adores his master very much. Very, very much. ♥ So when one day he finds himself in human form (naked, naturally), and Kazuki demands to know who the hell he is, Taira can only state how much he adores Kazuki. Kazuki initially thinks Taira is some crazy gay stalker dude who'd snuck in to his apartment, but ends up fucking Taira. And goes on fucking Taira even though he has no idea who Taira is (besides someone who adores him). Yes, it's a silly story...But I enjoyed it. I loved Taira's devotion and Kazuki's brusque affection to Taira in human and dog forms (he doesn't know human Taira is actually dog Taira for a long time). And when Kazuki does eventually find out and stops being affectionate to Taira, Taira's dejection and loneliness totally hit my moe points. So cute! So devoted! So simple! I wanted to pet him.

Kazuki, for his part, isn't an asshole. He does lash out, but I can't help but think he can be forgiven because the situation is very WTF and kinda wrong. Taira's a dog and so doesn't think deep thoughts, but Kazuki's a human. Plus, he's clueless. He doesn't wonder why there's this oddly devoted naked guy with the same name as his dog showing up once a month while his dog conveniently disappears. XD;;

There's another master/dog couple featured, but I'd skipped their parts because I wanted to know what happened with Kazuki and Taira. I liked them well enough when they interacted with Taira, so I'll go back and read their parts later. And avoid thinking too deeply about anything because in the end the whole thing is just wrong. ^^;





Taira nuzzles Kazuki like a dog when he first finds himself in human form...Only to be rejected.




Sweetness...




...Versus dejection...




The other couple as master and dog. The Great Dane is quite hot in human form.

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[User Picture]From: flyby311
2010-07-28 06:39 am (UTC)
LOL. It does sound squicky. But then again, a person is always surprised by how much they can tolerate. T__T I'd probably read it if it was in english, aha.
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2010-07-30 05:15 am (UTC)
*laughs* Yeah, I think there was enough I liked for me to overcome the squicky part. ^^;
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From: t1774ny
2010-07-28 08:29 am (UTC)
ooh~! thanks for the review... i think i'm gona go get it and read it now ^^
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From: t1774ny
2010-07-28 08:41 am (UTC)
i can't seem to find the english ver. in any online shop, i guess its still not translated?
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2010-07-30 05:16 am (UTC)
If you didn't find it in English, it's probably not translated. I read it in Japanese.
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[User Picture]From: wednesday_10_00
2010-07-28 03:00 pm (UTC)
Oh god, sad puppy! ;_; Ack, I sort of want to read this now. so wrong, yet so adorable
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[User Picture]From: sara_tanaquil
2010-07-28 04:14 pm (UTC)
Can I just ditto this entire message? I think I'll be checking out volume 1 in Japan, at least. This type of story usually squicks me, so much, but PUPPPPPPYYYYY!

(This is also reminding me that I need to make an icon out of puppy!seme!Kei. I need to make a LOT of fumiji icons.)
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2010-07-30 05:18 am (UTC)
Definitely give it a try. You may not like it, but then again, you may like it. I usually don't like this kind of story, either. ^^;

(Go Puppy!seme!Kei! Always a good thing. XD)
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2010-07-30 05:17 am (UTC)
You should totally read it. So cute!
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[User Picture]From: madamada_chan
2010-07-28 10:09 pm (UTC)
Taira adores his master very much. Very, very much. ♥

A-ha! Just my type of uke~ *__* I'm going to look for this!

There's another master/dog couple featured, but I'd skipped their parts because I wanted to know what happened with Kazuki and Taira.

I am sooo like that. This is also why it takes a while for me to warm up to other couples in a multi-couple series, because usually I'd be attached to one couple and end up following their story first XD Urk. completely out of topic, but, that's going to be my dilemma when the dvds for Sekaiichi Hatsukoi come out. I'd love to buy it, but I only follow Ritsu's story T__T
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[User Picture]From: insaneneko
2010-07-30 05:24 am (UTC)
Hope you like it!

Yeah, I tend to avoid multi-couple series. I almost always skip the other couples. This one isn't so bad because the vast majority of the time is spent on the main couple.

How much of the dvds are going to be on Ritsu and how much on the other couple(s)? Is it that one couple in the manga or are there others? If it's mostly on Ritsu it may be worth it...
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[User Picture]From: madamada_chan
2010-07-30 11:10 pm (UTC)
I know right?? It'd be awesome if it would be mostly on Ritsu's story, like how Junjou Romantica was pretty much just mostly the main couple's episodes.
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