If you didn't think Akechi's past was sad enough then this is for you, you thirsty Masochrist/Sadist!
Jan. 6, 2019
Geez, where to start..... Oh, yeah. Guess I'll start with the summary. Akechi didn't die in Shido's palace, but Akechi's mental and physical state seem to be deteriorating and Akira comes by the apartment where Akechi is kept at to check up on him. Akechi uses Akira's sympathy to get him to sleep with him and that's where I'm ending the summary.
I was already aware of the *cough*Shido X Akechi*cough* elements and knew what it was, yet I was still naive enough to get this because I was hopeful that there may have been a good end, but nope... I'm a fuc'n idiot. However I guess this is an important learning experience for me. Despite knowing some Japanese, I didn't bother to actually properly read the summary/story/warning hints on Pixiv. So this is all my lazy self's fault.
I'm giving it a 5 star rating base on the 'intent' of the doujinshi which is to inflict as much pain and suffering on to me as much as it can and boy did I suffer...
If I were to describe the experience of this doujin. I'd say, it takes you on a ride where you start noticing that things seem a little messed up and then it crescendos really fast into one big fuc-ery and BAM when you think it couldn't get any worse... it gets worse.
This doujinshi was rather done really well. The artwork, the way the panels and the flow of the story really set the tone. Akechi was drawn pretty well, to where I see madness in his eyes and his loneliness and how fragile he seemed..... though I should take points off because anybody nude in nothing but a unbottomed shirt looking like some druggie is an common 'fragile' image. Akira was also done pretty well, you can see the suspicion in his eyes and the amount of rage in him when he gets angry. The story message/emotion was conveyed despite there being IMO light linework. So I'd consider it a high quality doujin, but definitely not for the light-hearted.