Alluring Woman Hentai Manga Review

Alluring Woman Hentai Manga Review These women use everything they have to get what they want.

Creative Staff
Story/Art: Cuvie
Translation/Adaptation: FAKKU

What They Say
Contains eleven stories.

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers):
Known as Iromeku Kanojo in Japan, Alluring Woman is a collection of eleven short stories from Cuvie that came out between 2012 and 2014 before being compiled in this book last year. Cuvie has been around for a bit and has a large number of collections out there and this is my first experience with her work. There are a number of women that produce hentai and their works definitely run the gamut just as much as men’s do, though there’s obviously a few differences since they can present a more authentic view of how certain things feel than men can. Cuvie’s work across these stories are generally fairly standard in a way but that have a bit of extra polish to them that’s definitely appealing, both for the more traditional stories and those that deviate to the side just a bit. Which may make some people a touch uncomfortable.

With this work we get a lot of familiar situations with guys being drawn into events with girls that they didn’t realize liked them and guys being more forward than they might usually be until they realize that said girl likes them. The opening story sets the tone well enough as we get Naoki, a pretty average guy with a nice girlfriend named Maya. Maya’s pretty protective of her relationship with Naoki when it comes to his friend Rena, who is doing her best in a passive way to seduce him over to her side. When the three meet in the street, Rena doesn’t even acknowledge Maya’s existence and that just sends Maya over the edge. So much so that when alone with Naoki she ends up even more aroused and that just takes their experience even further. Naoki knows that she gets this way and while he makes it clear he’s not going to stray, he does enjoy the experience. And rightly so as Maya is totally owning Naoki at this point and willing to do anything, much like he is with her.

Not acknowledging what you really want is a somewhat prevalent theme in this collection as we get both men and women that are like this. So much so that even after they fact of really getting into intense sexual situations they play the forgetful card so that in a polite sense it never happened. Often it’s just a setup so it can happen again at some future date, but it’s an amusing way to handle the situation. it works in single chapter stories like this but would totally frustrate me in serialized storytelling. The story Drunken Triangle does this to great effect as we get Yuzuru returning from some quick shopping to hang out with Kouta and Miori, a girl that both he and Kouta like. When he comes back to find Kouta fondling her, he’s intent on leaving. But the two of them draw him back in because she, in her tipsy state, will only continue if Kouta joins in. She’s got a light buzz going and the drinks flow a bit more from there, but as much as you see Miori in this state you get the sense that she’s just using it as a cover to be able to enjoy this. That’s made more clear at the end with her day after wink, but it’s easy to see how it could all be misconstrued and unsettling. That said, I haven’t seen too many MMF threesome hentai manga for awhile and Cuvie has a lot of fun with this one as Miori works both of them to achieve her own pleasure.

Another story I liked was Love? Uncomfortable? in which we deal with two childhood friends, Asami and Tsukasa. Tsukasa has a pretty attractive girlfriend and wants to do some more creative play with her, but he’s afraid of hurting her with his requests as it may make her uncomfortable. So he goes to Asami to ask her how she’d feel about such things to gauge her reaction if she was asked by a boyfriend. It’s an awkward situation to be sure, but Asami naturally has a huge crush on Tsukasa and uses the opportunity to let him actually do these things to her so that they can both figure out whether it would be uncomfortable or not. Surprise! It’s not. Where it gets fun is that since she’s so playful with him, treating him as cute and the like, it gets him riled to prove that he’s not cute and he gets mildly aggressive with her to show her that he’s a man. It’s difficult in some ways because she hasn’t been with anyone and he’s forceful, but at the same time she’s been trying to get this from him all this time and had been hoping for this. The two really go at it and their interplay is a lot of fun to watch, though there’s some decent working of the guilt afterwards to a degree, though not with what you’d call a proper resolution.

Childhood friends are stories that are always popular and there are a few of them here, including Train Debut, where we get Kouhei having arrived in Tokyo where his childhood friend Minagi is helping him adjust. They both lived on an island before so it’s all new to him as he’s now here for school. They’d been apart for five years but she’s apparently still carrying a torch for him, one that she really becomes aware of when they’re crammed on the train together and she realizes it through her body – as well as his. The two have some pretty intense sessions here, including one hell of an awkward bathroom scene, but I guess Japanese public bathrooms are cleaner than what I’m used to. There’s a fun playfulness as she takes his virginity as he never got anywhere after she left and he’s been interested in her all this time as well but never could admit it. Suffice to say, they’re a cute couple.

In Summary
My first experience with Cuvie is a pretty good one, though I can see why some fans of her work are choosy about what stories they read. There are several in this collection that veer in the non-consensual direction, though most of them have it more as playing a game with the reader in a sense with what the characters are actually up to. Some of the roughness may not be what some readers are looking for either, but it is by and large tame compared to a lot of other material out there. There’s a lot to like with most of the eleven stories here and Cuvie’s artwork, character designs and general layouts are solid and engaging, making you want more. They may not be hugely distinctive designs but she has a real polish about them that makes them very appealing.

We looked at the digital edition of this release which is completely uncensored via the original artwork.

Content Grade: B+
Art Grade: A-
Packaging Grade: B+
Text/Translation Grade: B+

Age Rating: 18+
Released By: FAKKU
Release Date: December 1st, 2014
MSRP: $19.95

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