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!EBOOK ♭ お金がないっ 01 ♵ 金融業を営む狩納北は、借金のカタに競売にかけられた美しい少年・綾瀬雪弥を競り落とし助け出した。それはかつて彼に狩納が救われたからだったが…。

危険な男・狩納北の視点から描いた不器用なラブストーリー。 Okane ga Nai is a very odd fish. Throughout its run and this review will be dedicated to the first volume almost exclusively and assumes the reader is familiar with it it manages to bulldozer its way through virtually every single type of possible discrimination. It is both a bundle of clichés that coalesce with agonizing slowness across a series of events that repeat themselves almost to the t every single volume and an almost unique take in the BL genre. It is utterly absurd almost without missing an opportunity for going completely off the pale yet it remains remarkably selfaware, to the point that Okane can be seen as both reveling and undermining the tropes that even when this one was first published were already highly formulaic.

What makes Okane unique is, in itself, remarkably telling about the genre as a whole: Unlike virtually every single other title, this manga is written/drawn by men. This may not seem like all that relevant to the Western reader but in Japan, it is almost unheard of. This peculiarity that of having actual men writing a story with male queer characters (and more on that later) may account for the second other point of differentiation in Okane, namely, that the point of the view is that of the seme.

This volume sets the tone for what later becomes the franchise's dominant modus operanti: it starts with Ayase, the lithe, fey, über delicate young man (that the manga wisely states as being 19 years of age, thus managing to avoid pedo vibes by a hair's breadth), naked and being auctioned as a sex slave. In comes Kanou, the super seme, broad shouldered, manly to the point of silliness, ready to rescue Ayase by buying him.

So far this is fairly standard fare (and that is already interesting for lack of a better term in itself) as far as BL goes. But here on, the story changes gears into almost uncharted territory. Instead of the narrative following Ayase as he wakes up in an unfamiliar home and his emotional reaction, the inner dialogue zeroes in on Kanou and stays there.

This results in a sort of displacement: for starters, it does reduce Ayase to a pretty doll alone, but it also shows us how the overly dominant males in BL reach their conclusions, how they think their way into 'rape is okay because love' and how horribly broken as human beings they are. Again the manga goes off into horrifyingly realistic territory as the mandatory rape is presented as horrifying indeed.

The whole point of Okane is to predicate a manga on rape upon rape, rape in the context of kidnapping, rape as currency, and rape presented in varying lights and more often than not it is about as fluffy as it most definitely it should not be. But this first introduction to rape stands out: Ayase ends up bruised and huddled in bed, shaking uncontrollably and very obviously deeply distraught.

Here Okane falls back into the very tried pattern of 'bad rape' to oppose 'good rape'. In other words, when the appointed love interest does something so monstrous that in any other scenario he would end up in jail, the mangaka will spring a villain who is even worse: thus while Kanou robs Ayase of his identity, keeps him as a veritable sex slave, strips him any sense of selfworth and only reluctantly comes around to making allowances (view spoiler)