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Manga Review: Onani Master Kurosawa, Volume 1 by Katsura Ise

Onani Master Kurosawa, Volume 1 by Katsura Ise
Series: Onani Master Kurosawa #1
Genre: Manga | Drama
Length: ? pages
Published in 2007
Katsura Ise: Goodreads
Read translation online after a recommendation

“Onani” means masturbation. And that’s what this guy is good at. Every day after school, he sneaks into the mostly unused girls bathroom on the 3rd floor, and masturbates. Until one day when he’s caught…
This is a story of mistakes, redemption, and the choices made in between. It contains the very worst and best of the human condition.

After watching one of Dodger’s manga videos, though I don’t remember which, she highly recommended Onani Master Kurosawa and I decided the subject matter was strange enough I’d give it a chance.

I’m not sure I should’ve now, maybe it gets better but ultimately this wasn’t for me.

In case you didn’t read the synopsis onani means masturbation, so yes this is called Masturbation Master.

So basically this story follows Kurosawa who really likes to touch himself. Like really. To the point where every day after school he goes to the girls bathroom and enjoy himself in a cubicle. These were the particular scenes that made me choose not to continue reading because all of his fantasies included a girl selected from his class earlier in the day and he liked them being really submissive and it just came across really rapey and abusive even though there wasn’t anyone there but him. It just made me super uncomfortable.

I hear you asking so how is this a story?

Well one girl figures out what he’s doing and requests his help to stop some bullies in order to keep his secret safe. This for me was more where the story was interesting because it made me wonder what else would he do to help this girl or maybe others? to keep his past time adventures hidden.

I also wondered how the girl being bullied fairs in the rest of the series and whether she stops being picked on so much or develops much as a character.

But yeah, ultimately it left me feeling uncomfortable and I didn’t really care to keep reading about his adventures in girls bathrooms.

(In case you’re wondering, in this volume, he takes a “sick” morning and sneaks into the school too early so once the class is doing their gym lesson he steals the bullies clothes and um ruins them with his favourite hobby)

2 stars / 5 stars

The series continues but I wont be continuing it.


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