Another quality release by R-Ic Trad, thank you so much! ^_^
I’m not sure how I should actually call the manga, I saw two versions, Mephistopheles Metamorphosis or, longer, Metamorphose ~ Celeb Zuma no Seien.
The manga stars a female ojou-sama, too shy, too reserved, her husband wants her to grow more confident, he wants her to enjoy life and that also implies being more open about the joys of sex. When a mysterious beautiful woman shows up, those lines immediately came to my mind:
“Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name, but what’s puzzling you is the nature of my game” – I know you know
This isn’t just your usual descent into corruption, neither do we fall into the boring pit traps called netorare or mindbreak. The story is much more subtle, written much more intelligently, and yet the ending, although abrupt and partly surprising, is stricly inevitable…
I won’t apologize for being vague, find out by yourselves, it’s better that way! Come on, the drawings are excellent, Aoi Hitori’s worst idiosyncrasies are kept at bay and the art doesn’t look like a bad Rubens, R-Ic has even decensored it, this feels alive, realistic, glorious!!
About Aoi Hitori… She doesn’t release “neutral” works, in my eyes, they’re either super bad (and even then, the “female writer” touch is interesting), or beautiful and moving O_o
– On the appalling side, there would be Naburizuma (“Teasing Wife”), Jimi Tsuma Netorare Shigan, Gibo Nashikuzushi (5 chapters, 106 pages), Miboujin Konsui Rinkan (“The Widow Coma Gangrape”) (100 pages) and the Hitozuma (“Marrried Wife”) series.
– On the more intelligent and sensible side, there would be: Tutor Wife, the Yeah stories, Yaritai Hitozuma, as well as an older pack of various gathered works (Yaritai Hitozuma chapters 1-3 + A Bit Drunk + Helper + More Than Sister Less Than Brother + Sensei Belongs To Me.)
– Lastly, Zuma Chichi (“Breast Of Wife”, 219 pictures) and Hitozuma O Mawasu 8-Tsu No Houhou (“8 Ways To Gangrape A Wife”, 180 pictures) are so-so, a bit of facepalm, but not too much.