This book is an imaginative frolic in the Otaku world, featuring one Kevin (or Kebinu-kun, as he insists upon as his otaku name). His life is, in a comical way, what one might expect from an anime obsessed nerd. He still lives with his mom despite being around thirty, and spends much of his time masturbating. Things change when he encounters his 2D anime heroine, Akane Matsunaga, as she magically enters the 3D world.
The writing here is unlike the prose of most erotica, which tends to make me groan, and not in a good way. What I mean is, what is so common in the erotica world is that even when there are no grammatical errors the sentences tend to be lifeless and dead. They merely get the characters from point A to point B, and position the body parts according to requirements. Not so here. Sakura Von Sternberg writes with a light spark, a swiftly moving touch. The prose does its job (with skillful use of third and first person narration employed) but it’s a pleasure to read, and not just during the dirty bits.
Much of the strength of this book is the comical writing and the imaginative supernatural nature of the situation. In our culture, characters like Kebinu-kun are portrayed usually in purely derisory and satirical terms. Okay, but is there not at least a little of Kebinu-kun in many of us? But while the satire is clear in Von Sternberg’s book, it is good natured.
He had long cultivated a reputation on message boards and YouTube comments sections as “that pillow-humping scold.”
So what is erotica generally thought to do? Well, it can transport us imaginatively into the lives of sexual superheroes and heroines, but it can also represent just as sexily the lives of those commonly thought to be not so hot, and put them in very hot situations. Once the sweet and innocent looking Akane appears for real in Kebinu-kun’s life, he is on the receiving end of some pretty fierce BDSM action. In that respect, the title of the book sums it all up accurately.
But more on the comedy here, from a point in the story where Akane is still only, apparently, a lifeless pillow:
It wasn’t long before Kebinu-kun learned the truth: there was nothing some self-professed “real woman” could give him that his waifu could not. What could these 3D pigs ever offer him? Sex? Please. Give him a bottle of Jergens and some doujinshi scans and he could contend himself with the old five-knuckle shuffle. Companionship? Whatever. Why spend all night lying in bed next to some snoring, big-breasted wildebeest when you could sleep with a hug pillow tucked between your legs?
Kebinu-kun is later described as a “mouth-breathing fuck-nugget with all the grace and poise of Dick Van Dyke trapped in a room full of ottomans.”
Hilarious comedy here and sound pegging action. Highly recommended.