While waiting for my Majo no Jouken download to be finished, I’m killing off time by reading mangas.
I’ll be starting on Hot Gimmick. A good friend of mine – hannie, recommended this to me, saying that she love this to death (a bit exaggerating here). I know what you think, the title’s a bit weird, haha. Before reading this I’ve had a hard time choosing whether I’ll start this or the Wallflower, haha.
I think I should provide you some summary.
The story revolves around Hatsumi Narita, a passive 16-year old girl who lives in a company housing complex that is ruled by the tyrannical Mrs. Tachibana, the wife of the company’s vice president. How a family behaves in the housing complex can affect an employee’s status in the company. When her promiscuous younger sister Akane thinks she might be pregnant, poor Hatsumi gets talked into buying her a pregnancy test. Unfortunately, things don’t go exactly as planned and Hatsumi is blackmailed by Ryoki Tachibana, the bratty, geeky teenage son of the powerful Tachibana family who bullied her as a kid, into being his slave.
The first volume of this series is mostly an introduction for all the characters and plotlines, and any possible readers of this series are warned that things do not stay as they seem for long. The main male characters (Ryoki, Azusa and Shinogu) all quickly swap places as the story continues on through the series. For this reason, Hot Gimmick is targeted much more at a mature audience, as it addresses several adult themes that are not entirely appropriate for younger readers; most pointedly, a number of attempted rapes and the normalization of an abusive relationship. Hot Gimmick delves into a deeper side found in every society, while still maintaining its shōjo roots. (credits: Wikipedia)
This kinda reminds me of the taiwanese drama Devil Beside You. 🙂