Shizuku is an adorable and spunky high school student, but even he doesn’t know the secret he’s hiding. When Shizuku comes home from school one day, he’s met by a stunningly beautiful man. This paragon of exquisite beauty, Doga, tells Shizuku that the Shizuku’s true nature is that of a sexual mage. Doga is actually the king of the magical realm and that once every hundred years, right at the cusp of mating season, he has to take a sexual mage as his lover… What is Shizuku to do?!
Writer: Kyoko Wakatsuki / Illustrations: Naduki Koujima
Age Rating: 18+
This is another of the Juné BL novels I’ve been going through lately. While it’s not one of the better ones from that publisher, it was still a quick and enjoyable read, which is why I love picking these up.
It’s quite silly, but it has two story elements that I generally enjoy: demons, and in the case of ridiculous BL, incubi. Honestly, the novel doesn’t really try very hard to build up plot or characters outside the sudden relationship between Doga and Shizuku or the fact that one is a demon lord and one is a succubi, but those situations were pretty much all I needed.
In fact, the characters being criminally under-developed was one of the things that made it a lot funnier for me. The off-handed way that Shizuku’s father and brothers break the news that, yes, they are all supernatural creatures and yes, he is an incubus whose special power is to have sex over and over again was priceless, as was the way all these characters faded from the story. Shizuku accepts his nature, Doga, and his sudden fame as Doga’s partner, with little struggle or contemplation and eventually just runs with it. The relationship between the two is surprisingly romantic for how fast it appears and how little the characters develop. Shizuku and Doga are the usual dominant/submissive pairing with little else to offer. Shizuku, the submissive partner, initially objects (though not into non-con territory) and Doga, the dominant partner, powers through until they both enjoy their relationship and its entanglements. Shizuku is shy about his abilities and his newfound fame in the demon world, and Doga is the expected smug king character, though not unlikable.
There is a plot that picks up towards the end of the book about the other incubi and their jealousy towards Shizuku and his relationship with king Doga, and there’s a danger-and-rescue situation that plays out. But this feels strange in light of the fact the first half of the book was mostly introduction, and then the novel ended shortly after this. It feels unfinished (especially things between Doga and Shizuku, there seems to be more of a story there), and I’m surprised to see there’s no second volume.
It’s silly, short, and nothing but a complete popcorn-type read for BL fangirls, but it is a lot of fun and entertaining despite its shortcomings.