Please take a look at these scenes.
Looks at the rapist face he is doing. He already planned all of it before. Scumbag.
This is not how you approach someone you just yelled and badmouthed the last episode.
At this point, the anime OST starts playing a funny song. Do you really think this is funny?
No, it’s not funny. I laughed at other scenes of the episode, but not this.
He doesn’t want it. Damn.
For god’s sake, he is CRYING.
And instead of stopping, what does he do? He continues! Because someone desperate and crying TURNED HIM ON.
AND WHAT THE HELL, NOW HE IS PINK AND SHINY
I can just see someone scared here. A scared victim.
His mouth is contorted in disgust…
Damn, poor thing, he is really desperate!
Thank god we have people like Shougo.
Look how happy and relieved he is! His expression completely changed!
There really should be more Shougos in the world.
Yes, that’s actually how rape victims react. At least the author had a bit of sense in this part.
I understand your feelings.
And yes, of course he is not ok. Rape is not something kawaii desu, it’s not sexy, it’s just a violence.
I already considered very stupid that it was shown in a so lighty way.
I still can’t believe it.
It’s ridiculous how they made a rape scene all pink and full of sparkles, like it was something romantic. It wasn’t. He abused Izumi.
If you want to know a bit more about what I and Yuu think about rape scenes in BL, please consider checking this link: http://askkury.tumblr.com/post/70421205846/drawing-by-me-text-by
And I’m sorry if you like this anime and I offended you somehow. I just wanted to show how rape is masked and shown as a romantic thing in many BL animes and most of the fans don’t even notice it.
I’ll probably keep watching it, but I’ll never be able to like Ryoma.
Edit: someone reblogged with the typical excuse ” he could have easily kicked his ass if he really wanted him off him”. Wow, this is a so usual rapist way of thinking that I don’t even want to lose my time replying to this. Many blogs about rape awareness already chat about this lame excuse of putting the blame on the victim.
Edit 2: Oh great, and later in the manga he falls in love for his rapist! Another case of Stockholm syndrome in BL! Now tell me something new.
(And yes, guys, no one needs to read the manga to predict they would fall in love for each other. The main characters in 99% of mangas always stay together, no matter how scumbag the other is. Many authors don’t even like to think anymore and just create the same “poor character development with rape”. And as always, this story is also ridiculously predictable, specially for someone like me, that already read hundreds of BL mangas.)
Edit 3: [SPOILER WARNING] (because edit 2 isn’t really a spoiler, it’s so obvious) A friend told me that he apologized to Izumi later. This is actually an improvement in BL stories, compared to other rapist semes, for example, that think they can do whatever they want and don’t even care. BUT still, it doesn’t justify what he did.