Waiting for Dawn in the Arms of a Beast - Reviews

Alt title: Ibitsu na Ai no Yoake wo Matsu

Waiting for Dawn in the Arms of a Beast
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MylesWesleyKent's avatar
Jun 26, 2023

I'm a little disappointed, because I really wanted to love this story. And while it isn't terrible...it really didn't capture my full attention. The best part of the story was the art style - I mean, it is just beautiful. And the characters...were just okay. The story while not terrible, could have been a bit better and could have been a bit longer to give it more diversity; as well as give the character more time for better development. I really wanted to see the romance between Krieg and Kyo bloom over the course of the story - and yes, while that is what was happening, it just wasn't really done too well.

To me, what would have made the story better was Kyo always working hard and trying his best to help/save as many patience as possible, as he wanted to focus on his strengths; because he always felt inferior to his older brother Asuka (although it was his brother that would always encourage and support Kyo to follow his own path, and focus on his strengths). Krieg, his hatred for humans could have been a bit more expanded on - while his past was traumatic, we could have seen a bit more of it. Like, keep his distrust for most humans, but also was willing to tolerate them, since there were plenty of humans who got along with beasts.

Also, the whole "rape" tolerance thing...was just not cool. Even if the rapist is greatly suffering, it is never okay to violently take control of someone. Kyo should have kept his distance from Krieg until he redeemed himself for that terrible act. Better yet, let's just completely get rid of that scene all together and replace it with Kyo convincing Krieg to have a drink with him - after an opening talk, one thing leads to another, and their complicated relationship starts off. As time went on they began learning more and more about each other, and as they began to open up, the more their feelings for each other grew.

Another thing that could have worked (besides making the story a bit longer) was keeping it uncensored; when things are censored, it's never fun to see. It may basically be "beastiality", but it was greenlighted and created for a reason. So keep it uncensored, if you please. I don't know if other people will like it, but I suppose they should at least give it a chance.

4.9/10 story
9/10 art
4.9/10 characters
4.9/10 overall
Bloom19's avatar
Aug 22, 2022

This is the second time I read it! <3

(SPOILER)

It was good but it starts out with a rough start (rape) and there relationship was very fast? There is still somthing I do not understand like why did he have wings all of a sudden? It still puzzles me... Like is he an angel or something?

7/10 story
8.3/10 art
7/10 characters
7.2/10 overall
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