Get your perverted heads out of the gutter, people. This is a serious comic and not some cheap porno.
Now that that’s out of the way, Nagata Kabi has written a manga called My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness which is the true story of how she spent a good amount of time feeling lonely and decided the best way to go about it was to hire a lesbian escort. Again, shut up.
I’m no shrink, but her entire depression/anxiety stems from wanting to just be loved by a motherly figure. Yes, that is what she says. Why the escort? She kinda wants to fuck her mom. It’s weird in a way because she also has this issue of wanting to please her mom by getting a salaried position just to make her proud but she is constantly failing at that.
The overall manga is pretty interesting, to say the least. Kabi writes in a way that makes you feel her anxiety in everything she does, even eating. She even had an eating disorder where she didn’t eat anything and then she was super hungry a few weeks later. Again, I’m no shrink but you don’t need to be one to understand and enjoy this manga.
What about the experience itself? Well, without spoiling anything, it’s awkward in all the right ways. It isn’t arousing or pornographic in any way. Again, you feel her emotions in every panel and it feels like you’re on a roller coaster.
This is helped by the art. The artwork is different but it does have that manga feel to it. Hell, it actually goes beyond the typical manga by making it feel like an original style. One way is that Kabi adds pink to the black and white. It may sound weird, but it works in a charming way. The best bits are the main lead’s facial expressions. Take the typical manga expressions and make them go to eleven. This is a woman who’s suffering and these reactions are warranted.
Would I recommend this manga? Hell yes. I knew going into it I was going to enjoy it and it didn’t disappoint. Hell, I remember going through the emotions Kabi went through but I dealt with them differently. There should be more stories like this as long as they’re written in such an emotionally charged way. I applaud you, Kabi san. I applaud you, madam.