Your gateway drug manga into bara.
First manga post and a naughty bara manga is picked. Yup, that’s how we roll here~
The story of Kyokan Hunter is summarized in its terribly cute cover: a confident guy sweeps his muscled maiden man off his feet. The confident guy in question is a wily thief with a taste for bulky men while his prize is a hapless security guard.
Kyokan Hunter starts with the tired and somewhat disturbing “rape is love” plot device, but it’s all good. I stopped taking it seriously on page 2, when the thief claimed his goal was to steal the security guard’s maidenhood. I’d say virginity, but he specifically used the female version of the word! If that wasn’t sufficient, 2 pages later the thief uses a shoe blade to selectively cut the security guard’s shirt open, exposing his nipples, and then proposes a “your job or your ass” ultimatum.
Fantastic! If you can have a little fun, this is a highly amusing, guilty pleasure type of manga. Of course, the security guard gives in and thus begins their odd tryst.
Now that I have your attention–What makes this work good for beginner bara readers? The storyline is familiar ground for BL readers, as well as some of the character designs. I admittedly love the visual here–the domineering guy on top looks like he stepped out of a BL manga with his slender, toned build, pretty face, and longer hair. The security guard is definitely closer to what you’d expect from a bara work, with a more masculine face and a ridiculous amount of bulk and muscles. Coupled with the lack of hair, this style resembles gachi muchi BL, like many Nikutaiha publications. If you’re curious and have yet to venture into bara, Kyokan Hunter is a good choice.
Being a bara work, Kyokan Hunter is not shy and rather graphic. We’ll let it speak for itself:
- The security guard becomes a willing partner soon enough – NSFW @ tumblr
- I love it when the guy on top is so desperately into it! – NSFW @ tumblr
It surprisingly isn’t all about the sex. Not quite all at least. But you’ll have to read the work to find out~