Suwaru Doge is a man who kowtows in front of young women and asks them to show him their underwear.
Dogeza de Tanondemita (I Tried Asking in Dogeza)First of all, dogeza is not a language. Dogeza is an element of traditional Japanese etiquette, which involves kneeling directly on the ground and bowing to prostrate oneself while touching one's head to the floor. Dogeza is used to show respect to a person of a much higher status than you, it is also used as an apology. Dogeza came to Japan from China. In China dogeza was called "kowtow" and was used as in important act to show your respect to an Emperor of China and sometimes to some influential officials of China.I Tried Asking in Dogeza solves something, no man has ever managed to answer. Doge Suwaru, the main protagonist of the manga, in his treatise ‘How to Ask Girls Show Nudes’ comes to the conclusion that all you need to do to make girls show their nudes is to ask in dogeza. Surprisingly, asking in dogeza works wonders and all girls are ready to show any part of their body to Doge Suwaru.Jokes aside, I will only watch the anime adaption because of Sugita Tomokazu. Hopefully, he will make the anime somewhat funny.
The appeal is seeing the different ways the girls react to the same question. You see, in each chapter our protagonist (whose viewpoint we see out of) asks a new girl to show fem feir breasts or panties, inevitably causing the girl to give in because the guy's prostrating in a dogeza (...because why not). Each chapter is only four images long: asking the question, wearing fem down, and culminating in a usually embarrassed girl exposing femself. In about three-quarters of the chapters, fe asks the girls to show fem their breasts, and in the other quarter, fe asks them to expose their panties. To shake things up, sometimes fe'll request one thing but end up getting both, or other variations. The chapters are organized into themes: schoolgirls (ch. 1-13), fantasy world girls (ch. 14-27), and girls on the job (ch. 28-45). For the art, it's basically just pictures of girls with pretty basic backdrops behind them. They do some neat things with tinting. The girls look cute. There's good variety with hairstyles and clothes, though several of their faces look pretty much the same. For characters, I can't really say there's any characterization going on. I mean the only name our protagonist is ever referred to by is "Dogeza" and the only thing we know about fem is that fe's weirdly driven to do what fe's doing. But at the same time, the author does portray a variety of personality types for the girls. For the story...I guess I should be surprised there even is a story at all considering how interchangeable these "chapters" are. Though the only real plot involves justifying the change from the first theme into the second, and the second into the third. More than that, some of the twists to the pattern work well to keep this repetitive idea from growing too stale. Of course, it's still not a horribly impressive comic, but I was a bit more impressed with it than I thought I'd be. [Originally reviewed at chapter 45] [Updated upon completion] Addendum: No significant changes in the two final chapters; no "conclusion" to the "story."