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Seraph of the End (Novels) - Review

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

So I was hoping this book and the series as a whole would be more like Trinity Blood.

It's not, so so very much isn't.

We have a shitty male as the hero that treats everyone like garbage who only cares about power. All the women in this book are treated as sexual objects for the reader as Guren himself "doesn't have time for a relationship" so he treats them like trash.

Many time the women are said to be intelligent and skilled, however at NO time does any of the women ever beat a male. Besides the Mito fight does no women ever have a chance to show how super awesome and skilled she really is. SHe's always needing saving or being one upped by some shitty male. Sayuri for example is severely beaten and has her clothing ripped open for the titillation of male reader. She's Guren bodyguard and needs to be stronger than him. Of course she absolutely never gets to show her skills at all. Shigure barely does, and she only managed to scratch Mito's cheek.

Really I don't get why if the women are so shitty why they continue to be allowed into the school, where only the best get to graduate. It's shitty world building where you let your misogyny overrule any kind of realism in your story to where saying that women actually graduate when none of them can even beat a male. Only males would graduate in the end.

It makes no sense and honestly makes the book unreadable. It's about a shitty boy who wants revenge any way he can take it that treats everyone like crap and is rewarded for it.

 

THere's also the Lord and Master shit going on because Vertical is afraid to use -dono/-sama

Reading progress update: I've read 332 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

The author is saying that Sayuri is "intelligent" even though at no point in this book it has ever been shown that she is. It's Shigure that's been shown to be this. Then again, maybe being smarter than a brick is considered intelligent to a male as they thing women are "stupid" in the first place.

Also this is throwing women at a male that treats them like trash and she won't give up on his shitty ass. Because of course she won't.

Males get women tosses at them all the time and they can treat them like trash and they'll still love them.

Women just get tosses all the trash males and are expected to love them.

Males can have no time for a relationship, women on the other hand must stop their life for a man.

 

Also Guren SHOULD have been weak after a month in a coma but of course he wasn't

Reading progress update: I've read 321 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

So Mahiru shows up and does the whole Eve tempting Adam bullshit, then Mahiru loses to Ferid, some vampire guy. Guren manages to stay standing against Ferid of course and then Shinya gets the drop on Mahiru because of course he does. He wasn't really knocked out because a girl did it and he's a male so it was never going to work.

Now Mahiru needs a maaaan to save her from herself.

 

You know, I'd say that Guren is acting asexual. Only interested in power and not having any form of sexual interest in anyone. That being said, men are allowed to be "asexual" to only want power and not anything to do with women and only military relationships with other men.

Women are never afforded any kind of disinterest in men, whether they are asexual or just don't have time for men at that point in their lives. Other women are only seen as a roadblock to them.

 

Now GUren is fighting SHinya, because of course he is.

Reading progress update: I've read 300 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

So GUren wants power and the first person he things to kill is Mito, the girl. Mito of course can't figure out his motive, but Shinya can.

Of course Mito says "Hey let me save you" and Guren gets even more into killing her.

 

I don't get why Guren is calling all the shots here anyways since Shinya is a Hiragi. Even before Guren was under Kureto he was calling the shots. It makes NO SENSE.

 

Of course MIto is knocked unconscious as well as Sayuri and Shigure. Super power women that you just don't mess with amirite?? These people are supposed to be GOOD, supposed to be TRAINED.

 

Men's misogyny knows no bounds.

Reading progress update: I've read 283 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

So, another thing I've been noticing is how many times the girls are told to shut up by Guren where he just "..." all the males.

Also all the women are expected to do all the gopher stuff, like get snacks and serve tea.

 

And of course Mito is bested by Guren. Put into her place. Norito however is good as he's a spellcaster. Guren doesn't need to put a sword to his neck, he also reacted while Mito is all "Ah, how DARE you". Mito is supposed to be good. She's part of the Jujo clan. We haven't really see her be good at all other than against Shigure. Another girl.

 

Of course the COMBAT UNIFORMS HAVE SKIRTS They are supposed to protect from various things however the girls are of course forced into mini-skirts and all of them are acting brainless asking if the outfits "suit them". THey are supposed to be on a super special secret mission.

Males want to talk about realism in things yet won't say a goddamn thing about this shit.

Reading progress update: I've read 244 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

Women babble, screech, are weak are 'petulant children', they are annoying, they are everything but human.

 

In this section Guren is tortured and of course doesn't give up everything, meanwhile all the women are secondary and Mito Jujo is doing her "I'm a Jujo and don't like you, but because this is for dudes I have to love you because OH GUREN you are sooo strong!"

 

Everything is about fighting and strength, there's no empathy at all. This teaches men that only anger matters and that any other emotion is wrong and bad and weak and shit.

Reading progress update: I've read 188 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

This book teaches boys that 5 year old boys shouldn't cry. That 5 year old boys are "older" than 5 year old girls. That 5 year olds can fall "insta-love" to each other. Also there's girl hate. That shitty kind of "I'm in love with him so you can't be" girl hate going on.

 

I'm finished with book one though. This is an omnibus so there's a book two. I wish it wasn't as I'm already done with this shitty shounen garbage man book.

Reading progress update: I've read 161 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

Girls lay weeping and screaming

Boy stood dazed...

 

Boys get to be strong in the face of death, girls just lay there and scream........

 

Mito Jujo also is suddenly in love with Guren and is now a crying, weak mess that need a maaaan to comfort her. They kind of even lamp shade the fact she's suddenly clinging onto Guren.

 

Men should never write.

Reading progress update: I've read 152 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

Boys can be infinitely strong but girls have some kind of limit and are supposed to be weak.. weaker than the weakest boy. Nobody comments on this shit, just open mouth insert misogyny and chew and swallow it with a shit eating grin.

 

Of course Mahiru loses to Guren, of course she betrayed her clan for a maaaan.

Reading progress update: I've read 124 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

Aaaand here it is, complete with illustration. SHe's completely humiliated, stripped and beaten by Seishiro and need Guren to come save her despite the fact she was supposed to be traaaained and all that. Also all the males are jeering for her to be stripped because they are just animals and we have to teach the males reading this book that's how they should act. That women are weak sex objects that are only there for male pleasure and that if you have one you need to protect it because she can't do it herself.

 

This is why I hate shounen. Every fucking story plays out like this, yet everyone is all "OOooh this story is SO GOOD!" It's the same damn misogynistic male power fantasy that plays out exactly the same damn way every fucking time. Yet people slurp it up.

Reading progress update: I've read 110 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

Oh look Shigure lost.. of course.

Also I've noticed the way the men are just left to talk about the women and nobody calls them out. It's like training males to be rapists. "It's OK to say this stuff, see nobody says anything even the hero agrees with you."

 

Of course Shigure bursts into tears. Even the stoic women have to cry and be vulnerable, be soft, be fuckable for males as males don't want to shove their dick into a stone of whatever shit males think women are when they aren't all cast from a mold and have their own emotions.

Reading progress update: I've read 88 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

Of course Sayuri and Shigure have been TRAAAINED and of course lose the first battle they are in. It's always this way. They always say that the girls are strong and then they lose lose lose. Often times sexualized in defeat.

Reading progress update: I've read 82 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

The girls are treated like meat and Guren says nothing. Of course Sayuri is the male fantasy and is just WAITING for Guren. Gross

Reading progress update: I've read 68 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

So now Guren gets into a fight with a SUPER powerful guy and of course he wins. Every fucking shounen hero is a super badass that can beat anyone straight out of the can.

Meanwhile the two girls were being useless as usual, even though they are supposed to be the ones protecting him.

Reading progress update: I've read 54 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

So they taught a 15 year old girl that she was to be a sex slave to a man. This is def a 1 star read. Let's shee how gross this book can get.

Reading progress update: I've read 25 out of 350 pages.

Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami

So of course we have a male who is supposed to be guarded by two girls AND of course he ends up protecting them both. One of the girls is of course brainless rendered with large breasts because of course.

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