Art: Takuma Yokota
Story: Katsura Ise
Kakeru Kurosawa is an antisocial junior high school student. He rarely associates with his classmates, and he looks down on them. But this behavior is topped off by a certain bad habit, his closely guarded secret: every day after school, he sneaks in to the rarely used girls’ toilet on the 3rd floor and masturbates in a stall.
Kakeru’s shadowy routine remains undisturbed until one day, when a diminutive girl from his class, Aya Kitahara, almost discovers him. Their meeting begins a coming-of-age story dealing with blackmail, bullying, revenge, heartbreak and ultimately, redemption.
Onani Master Kurosawa is entirely different than what one expects from its name, which means “Masterbation Master Kurosawa” in English. If one reads this expecting it to be an erotic comedy, try again.
This story teaches one many life lessons. Principally, “It is never too late to redeem for what one has done wrong.” Along the story, one will encounter moments that are witty, disturbing, painful, heart-warming, erotic, or morally wrong. Through the journey of thirty-one wonderful chapters, we witness one of the best coming-of-age stories ever illustrated by manga.