|Goshujinsama to inu
||[Jul. 27th, 2010|08:19 pm]
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.
The other couple as master and dog. The Great Dane is quite hot in human form.