Looks like Meguru is ending in a couple weeks.
without the NTR and drug addiction and irrelevancy of the protagonist.
I really want Endo Hiroki to do a character's total lifespan for his next work. His age progression is always exceptional and abundant timeskips feel natural. I'd like to see a character grow not just to adulthood but further, and have marriage and kids and the problems related to those.
I don't see how you can deny this. He works yakuza into everything, even a martial arts manga, and a good 70% of characters he's written have severely fucked up relations with their family/lovers. He's written about growing up in a crime-ridden slum and how that affected him, too.
>tfw it will be years before Silent Sky catches up and finishes
No, that was some awkward wording, but it really does stick out from the rest of the manga to me. It's mostly a tame/mundane story about Meguru, and then there's the rival with all the edge and yakuza ties popping up every so often. It doesn't feel fully integrated, and I suspect a lot of that part of the manga is Endo indulging himself when he feels like a change of pace.
Not directly, but they don't usually lead "upstanding" lives with healthy, happy relationships, especially not Endo's yakuza. I think expecting faithfulness and pure little romances with those sorts of characters is overly optimistic.
Let edgelords like Kenji get NTR'd not nice kids who just want to save their family and be loved.
Why are you speaking as if you're the author? The author hasn't written misery porn in 8 years. Stop trying to get him to cater to your fetishes.
The NTR in eden didn't serve a purpose and was obviously just a way for Endo to get rid of the love interest because her personality/character would be detrimental to the direction he wanted to take the plot.
Again he's not Samura Hiroaki.
He wrote misery porn for over fifteen before that. Read Endo Hiroki Tanpenshuu and then tell me the NTR is just a coincidental plot convenience and that Endo isn't skewed toward unsuccessful and unhealthy relationshis.
>19 years ago
>collection of short stories
Seriously you're really dwelling on the author's past, rather than the stuff that he actually draws today. Eden's MC was cucked in 2 pages and the romance he had before that was pretty sweet and the romance he had after was pure.
He has a deeper pool to draw a conclusion from. You have 2 actual manga to draw conclusions from by Endo. Both are 18 tankoubons. One is very vanilla, and one is very not.
It's clear he's not a fucking degenerate like Kitoh or Hiroaki and doesn't write based on his shitty fetishes.
I mean, he's had one manga for the last eight years, so dwelling in the present limits us to a small sample.
>Eden's MC was cucked in 2 pages and the romance he had before that was pretty sweet and the romance he had after was pure.
Are you missing the part where she was a literal prostitute the entire time they knew each other? Or where she got gang-raped? And there were plenty of other fucked up romantic/sexual relationships and familial ones in Eden, plus the edgelord in Meguru has a very fucked up family structure and I think a fucked up romantic one, though it's been a while and I could be hazy on that last part.
>>collection of short stories
Yes, but they were written and originally published separately over like a decade, so I think it establishes a pretty long-running interest in this sort of thing.
Anon, you're talking to a guy who thinks that the MC getting NTR'd is categorically unacceptable and calls authors "degenerates" unironically. Don't bother trying to persuade him that fetishes aren't bad.
You can't deny that Endo was able to make your girlfriend literally being a prostitute pretty fucking cute.
I mean you never had scenes where he watched her fuck someone in ecstasy while the dude smirked at him like outta Samura Hiroaki or Miyazaki Maya or gook ntr shit.
It was funny where he was really a stickler about the brothel rules whenever the guy was more handsome than him.
And you can't deny that the NTR came outta nowhere and didn't make much sense. Making it be done by some throwaway mob cop that beat the shit out of the protagonist years ago was insult to injury.
> It's clear he's not a fucking degenerate
>doesn't write based on his shitty fetishes
He literally has a one-shot about his self-insert talking about how much he wants to fuck high school prostitutes.
Tough, he's an action genius and an artist. The fact that you react so strongly to his work legitimizes his use of what offends you.
> Mugen no Junnin
Don't be a weeb. Even the japanese fans think Blade of The Immortal is a better name.
>People who write based on their fetishes don't even realize it. When you do it on purpose and are self-aware about it it's fine.
This seems sort of arbitrary, but okay. All I'm saying is the guy has some non-kosher fetishes and isn't quiet about it.
No it's not really arbitrary. You ever see that shit re:monster? It's the fedora tipping about how the author tries to validate rape, and not the rape itself that bothers people.
It's like when someone says an off-color hyperbolic sentence but you can't tell if they're joking or not because their actions or speech don't make it obvious.
>The fact that you react so strongly to his work legitimizes his use of what offends you.
Isn't there some meme about people who say "it's good because it gets you to talk about it"
>he's an action genius and an artist.
Can't deny that. That's what gave him enough money to make SOL manga about ugly rapists for years after finishing BotI.
>You ever see that shit re:monster? It's the fedora tipping about how the author tries to validate rape, and not the rape itself that bothers people.
Maybe I'm looking at it the wrong way, but it seems to me like that just means indulging his fetish without justification is fine, but actively trying to justify it makes it cringeworthy.
>paraplegic amputee girl loses her virginity to the married ex-torturer old man in exchange for staying at a property that once belonged to her father
>childhood friend forced to clean up every night
>3 years later
>she has a very friendly relationship with the old man and they part ways on decent terms
Female supremacy my fucking ass.
Actually that's pretty much it. It just leaves a bad taste you know?
Like how you look as some h-manga and it's a little too realistic in it's execution that you wonder if the author actually is serious about the contents.
That's a whole different kind of thing. Rape fantasies for masochistic women are not what I mean.
>Like how you look as some h-manga and it's a little too realistic in it's execution that you wonder if the author actually is serious about the contents.
I've actually never had this experience. Out of curiosity, are you one of the people who can't fap to Geiger Counter? Because I've heard this from a couple anons about that.
>websites incorrectly listing Kenji as the main character
I can get self-insert (although I suspect that a little about Elijah, too), but he's really not wish fulfillment, unless your one wish is to have a cool katana. He's got a mess of a life and basically fucks himself over being reckless.
That's isn't his biological mother.
Kenji is literally yamato damashii. especially after that arc with him and the terrorist girl.