Kaito Sena's life hasn't exactly been easy. Unfortunately for him, death isn't about to get any better. Summoned by none other than Elisabeth Le Fanu, the "Torture Princess," Kaito has to choose what he wants for his second life-be her butler, or die a long, painful death by torture. What is he to do but become her servant... and help her eliminate the fourteen ranked demons wreaking havoc in the world!
Source: Yen Press
Let me be perfectly clear. I have no issue with violence or amorality. In fact, it can often be fulfilling to soak in the macabre. So even though I dislike this term, the only phrase I can think of to describe this manga is "senseless violence." There are fights, but they are quick and empty. There is pain and suffering, but it has no weight behind it. There is cruelty, but it has no impact because I'm not invested in the characters or the world. The main character, Sena Kaito, is supposed to have been abused throughout feir life, leaving fem emotionally broken and unwilling to resist or even run away from feir father. Yet as soon as fe is reincarnated, fe gains a sense of confidence and self-assurance out of nowhere. Fe adds nothing to the story, beyond being an outsider whom the readers can project themselves onto. And then fe starts becoming emotionally attached to the Torture Princess, even though fe treats fem abusively. As for the Torture Princess: feir supposed heartless sadism is undermined by splashes of empathy and kindness; trying to make fem relatable ends up making fem a weaker and less interesting character.
I LOVED IT OMG. The gore, the characters, Hina, Elizabeth, Kaito, the plot, I LOVED ALL OF IT. Although I agree with the other review, the characters were kinda undeveloped and empty, but it's definietly a manga I reccommend if you enjoy short, action ones. The ending was kinda up in the air, I feel like with 11 demons still remaining, the manga could've continued in further volumes, with the hunting down and deaths of all of the rest noble demons and their contractors, possibly diving further into the curch itself and their plans with Elizabeth after all noble demons are dead. Bur of course there could be mutliple reaosns why there are no further chapters. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Initially I had read Torture Princess only for Elizabeths character art, as shown on the cover. Having said that, there is little to almost nothing that I can recall from reading the manga. Because of this lack of memory, I went back and re-read the manga a second time. Which I propbably won't read it for a third time. Before refreshing my memory, I was able to recall moments of gore, fighting, and some character art. The only solid memory that stuck out was Elizabeths playful attitude with Kaito. After reading it a second time, I found the story to be heavily rushed from the first chapter, and more gore than I had first remembered when reading it.But that is to be expected for a short read, as there needed to be a way to draw peoples interest. In no way did I notice the manga going parallel with the light novel, as I had thought it would play out. The difference between the two are far apart, similar to night and day. If you want a quick & short read with more than a decent amount of gore, then I would reccomend Torture Princess only for those specific reasons.
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