Story: Sinner goes to hell, meets up with a cute demon whose his... escort through hell. Or coordinator. Leader? She guides him and helps him get rid of the debt he has for his sins through sadistic torture, mutilation and bodily harm because at the end of the day, he revives it. So lets say for an example that he, and I'm just laying down an example, he gets his nuts crushed like grapes and his dick smashed with a mace. He'll have a new johnson and pair before the day is done and thus, black comedy and titties ensue.
Wait, titties? Where did titties come from? What does titties have to do with hell? Why, just about everything is what! Fanservice is given out often enough and of a high enough quality as to not distract you from whatever the current plot is. It's like "We got some violent shit going on so why not add some tits? Might as well go all the way, eh?" You don't really need a reason when it doesn't have much of a plot to begin with. It does have an overarching plot but it boils down (At first) to the introduction of hell and getting rid of sin through torture and ways to accumulate points on your hell card to earn your ticket out of there. It's all good fun and branches into other forms of comedy for variety and it works, for me at least. Found that it hit my funny bone more often than not. It's not always comedy but no way am I delving into the serious parts. That's all... plot or character development. Not my area of expertise.
Another negative is that it's wicked short. A mere 18 chapters isn't nearly enough for a series like this. I'm glad that it ended on an ending that conclusive for what it is and not on some non-ending bullshit but it could have used a few more chapters to flesh things out. Still, what's there is there and it's real entertaining comedy wise if you don't mind violence and sex jokes.
Art: I need to say it straight away, the artist draws breasts well. Very well. And asses. Basically the entire female anatomy. The fanservice is excellent and while it gets disturbing at times, it's still pretty well done. The art style may be on the low end of detail but I still liked it and it had charm, even if I take away the fanservice from the equation. Felt smooth, not angular. Rounded, and soft I guess.
Characters: The main sinner in question is a pretty ok guy. Not dispicable, perverted, weak to pain and he's pretty good as a lead. The demon who is his cohort (Or- aw hell, whatever) is pretty nice herself and so adorable. Comedy comes first and the secondaries are built for that. We don't get nearly as much depth on them as we do the main but they're still a fun bunch and each has at least one moment of hilarity. Didn't really hate any of them, except for the ones that are made to be hated.
Overall: It was a fun ride. It's more of an 8 or 8.5 but I really enjoyed this one and it was pretty funny. Fanservice, black comedy, sex jokes, violence and visual gags, blood, well drawn nudity and sometimes it gets so wrong that it's hilarious. I really shouldn't have laughed at some parts but I couldn't help it. This is one to check out if you like the mature side of humor and don't mind a bit of violence and blood.
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Love in Hell is one manga that I’ve seen around but never actually had the guts to try it out because of some of the warning tags on it, me being not the biggest fan when it comes to things that are really violence or too sexual. I did end up reading it (obviously) and it definitely wasn’t great but it wasn’t completely unreadable either which genuinely surprised me. The basic story is that you follow a guy, Rentaro, who has fallen into hell but has lost his memory in the process where the aim is to try and figure out why he was sent to hell. Concept wise it was quite interesting but, most likely due to the length, it felt quite rushed at points which ruined certain aspects.
The story was enjoyable enough throughout. The basic concept was solid, and I do believe that there was potential in there for a more interesting story however the pacing seems to have let it down slightly. There are points where the story seems incredibly rushed and that ruined the emotional side of some parts, they probably didn’t get the intended reaction from me. But overall, it’s an alright read, yeah the story isn’t the strongest but it isn’t the worst I’ve read.
Art is decent worked well with the overly violent storyline which is all I can really say about that section. It isn’t anything too detailed but got across what it was supposed to which is all I need when reading, to be honest. The characters designs were questionable but oh well, it’s a lewd manga about sinners being tortured, I wouldn’t expect any different.
I enjoyed the variation in characters and the relationship between the demons the sinners, these moments being amusing enough. Obviously like the story and art, it’s really noting complicated, but it was enough for what it was. Rentaro was an alright main character, some parts I felt he came across quite bland and at certain points in the story I felt like I probably should feel bad for him but where the story is lacking, it loses his intended character development (in my opinion). In this case, average personalities and designs worked quite well for the series.
In conclusion, this manga is far from being good but it does have it’s good elements, it did get a few laughs out of me but I would say that if you intend to read it, don’t get your hopes up that it will be a 10/10 masterpiece because it really isn’t. Thanks for reading another one of my trash reviews, I hope you enjoyed it.
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This is a funny little comic which reimagines the way that hell functions. It still has all the torture and suffering, but there's an economy system built around the suffering, with the sinners getting paid more the more pain they are able to withstand. Then like a normal society, they are able to spend that money buying clothes, food, and amenities in the city made up of adobe-type buildings. Masochists are able to make large sums of money.
The main story follows Rintaro and the devil in charge of torturing fem, Koyori. Every sinner gets one devil assigned to fem, though the more adept devils can be in charge of multiple sinners at once (Momone is in charge of five). Koyori is a novice and Rintaro is feir first ever sinner, so we see fem awkwardly trying to do feir job properly. It's definitely funny seeing Rintaro bond with Koyori and wanting to do this whole devil-sinner thing right. At one point, fe pays Yukihiro (a masochist sinner) to take feir torture for fem, but then feels like fe isn't respecting feir relationship with Koyori properly and decides that fe needs to be the one being tortured after all. Fe also tries to skin femself, so that Koyori can make clothes out of feir skin (as devils are want to do) and feels bad that feir aversion to pain made it impossible to do so.
Sexuality is prevalent throughout the manga, with multiple topless women being shown and groped, some brief sex scenes with ugly demons, and Koyori being covered in a bucketful of Rintaro's cum after a flower sucks fem off for hours on end (...probably not something that makes sense summarized like this...).