Yaoi Review: Mister Mistress vol. 2

Mister Mistress, vol. 2
Story and art by Rize Shinba
Published by Deux Press
ISBN-10:  193449643x
ISBN-13:  9781934496435

Review by Jilly Gee

While the first book in the series had Rei simultaneously torturing and pleasuring Fujimaru for the seemingly selfish reason of feeding himself the sexual energy he needs as an incubus and Fujimaru loudly proclaiming the injustice of having to do these things with another man, the second book has Fujimaru saddened that he is seemingly just food and nothing more to the incubus, and Rei actually looking at Fujimaru with concern and trying to find out what the boy is feeling.  More is revealed about Rei’s relationship with Fujimaru’s grandfather when Fujimarau, a little jealously, questions Rei about it.  Not only is their relationship getting delved into, so is the fantastical side of the plot as a succubus comes into the picture and reveals more of Rei’s past and threatens his future.

The second volume of Mister Mistress goes much deeper than the first, with Fujimaru admitting, even if just for a moment, that he maybe wouldn’t like it if Rei wasn’t around anymore and Rei actually worrying about and caring for Fujimaru.  Although the level of absurdity in this volume is lower than what was found in the first, the series is still hilarious (the exorcism preparation killed me) and with a little less absurdity comes a little more sweetness, which Rei claims Fujimaru exudes.

I still maintain that it’s the classic case of uke-in-denial with a unique and fantastical incubus twist, which should give an idea of exactly what kind of character Fujimaru is.  Depending on how long a series is, there are some stages to being this uke:  denial, less denial, and then acceptance.  At this point, while I would like to think that he’s reached "acceptance", I will probably find in the future that the third book starts with Fujimaru still trying to get rid of Rei; I’ve learned my lesson, having been tricked by those super sweet chapter endings in other stories before.

Mister Mistress, vol. 2 review by Kris

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