I’ve converted my Aishiteruze Baby review to a recommendation page with the addition of book 3. Reading more in this series convinced me that what I liked about it would continue over the run, and that I would want to keep following the series.
I’ve also updated the following recommendation pages:
That last one I especially want to talk more about here. In an industry where rape is considered an appropriate motivation for male heroes and a perfect driver for a big splashy superhero crossover, I was especially surprised and disturbed to see it handled in a different way elsewhere. It’s still a motivator for men, but the woman’s reaction is given as much or more focus, and it’s not something that one tosses into a story lightly. The characters are permanently changed by its happening, and more to the point, we’re allowed to see their trauma and emotions.