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“I’ve killed a woman.” The overbearing voice on the phone was that of a high school classmate named Mitsuo Ichikawa. Buried memories from the past resurface within the heart of a man who carries the same name, Mitsuo Ichikawa. Events drag him right back into the passions of the past. The two reunite as accomplices, yet their relationship as master and servant slowly change“I’ve killed a woman.” The overbearing voice on the phone was that of a high school classmate named Mitsuo Ichikawa. Buried memories from the past resurface within the heart of a man who carries the same name, Mitsuo Ichikawa. Events drag him right back into the passions of the past. The two reunite as accomplices, yet their relationship as master and servant slowly changes into something different…...

Title : Double Mints
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ISBN : 9781613134085
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 175 Pages
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Double Mints Reviews

  • Sherry
    2019-05-02 20:32

    1.5 stars

  • More Bedside Books
    2019-04-25 19:32

    Simply put Double Mints is of the adult, dark side of Asumiko Nakamura’s work. I was first intrigued by the scenario of Double Mints beginning with a seemingly normal man receiving a call out of the blue from a former classmate, the caller confessing to murdering a woman. An erotic crime drama playing with its currency of violence and sex, this story about former classmates who share a name is both captivating and disturbing. The duality of these two Mitsuo Ichikawas is nuanced, and the domination/submission feature of their bond unlike typical stereotypes. The Mitsuos are more than simply victim and perpetrator caught in violent, abusive and manipulative dynamics.Nakamura alludes in a good part of the comic to a myth from Plato’s Symposium. There Aristophanes’ speech explains human beings were once part of a whole pair, separated by the gods because of unjust behaviour. So what we think of as Love is this yearning for completeness and such desire integral and ancient. It’s a relatively romantic notion, on the surface at odds with the brutality and carnal expression of Nakamura’s narrative. If the first ride through the story left aspects that were a bit puzzling I’ve found it beneficial to revisit. It’s also been made into a good live-action film. Double Mints should appeal to those interested in a psychological crime drama and eroticism. Worth noting: unfortunately the English edition of the comic, like other releases of her works in English by the same publisher, is missing two extra chapters and an afterword (one chapter is an unrelated short, but the other entitled “Rain” is a special epilogue to Double Mints.)

  • Mayu
    2019-05-18 00:31

    ¿Como explicar de que trata Double mints? La historia mezcla el pasado con el presente y es así como poco a poco se va desenvolviendo esta retorcida historia. Los dos protagonistas se llaman igual (nombre y apellido), y cuando se conocen en la escuela asumen el rol de victima-abusador. Esta relación se mantiene por años pues para el moreno el otro chico es un perro que deberá obedecerle de por vida, y para el rubio su amo es su obsesión una vez acostumbrado a los malos tratos. **A veces no comprendo este mundo, y en eso incluyo que se publiquen obras como estas, donde como dice mi amiga Vero, la autora parece necesitar un psicólogo. Este manga es tan querido que incluso ha conseguido que exista una película real. La autora es tan querida que incluso en España ya han publicado 3 series de ella. ¿Donde ven la belleza? La narración de ésta obra me parece muy pobre, los dibujos son feos y como hechos al descuido. La trama es tan absurda y oscura que no me la creo, pero si me la creyera estaría con cara de susto de que estos dos tíos sean tan retorcidos y estén tan locos. Las mujeres dentro de la obra son usadas sexualmente, y la imagen es: "son mujeres, se acuestan con todos" y me cabrea que una mujer envie este mensaje subliminal sobre nosotras.Volviendo a la sucia relación entre los personajes, me parece de vergüenza que esta clase de toxicidad sea aplaudida y requerida en las obras. Necesitamos muchas cosas diferentes pero ¿estas? no. Y en cambio estas venden muchísimo y tienen el aprobado de la gente. Yo ODIO este tipo de relaciones, donde dos personas solo se aportan locura. Todo lo que viven juntos es sucio y no tienen ningún tipo de moral.

  • Yuu Sasih
    2019-05-13 18:48

    The trailer of this manga's movie adaptation is what kickstarted the opening of my newest work. For a long time I wait for the movie to come, but somehow failed to realize that it's based on a manga. lol. From the Dokyuusei mangaka, no less! I love that story.This story is about two ex-classmates with the same name. One Mitsuo is the bully of the other Mitsuo in highschool. One day, the bully Mitsuo called the victim Mitsuo and said that he killed a woman and asked victim Mitsuo to help him bury the body. It's a beginning of their twisted relationship, in which their bully-victim relationship started to turn into something more like a stockholm syndrome.I enjoy the two Mitsuo's twisted relationship, but the crime itself is still downplayed with easy and "happy-end" resolution. So I think this is not that "dark" in term of relationship and mystery. The victim-got-stockholm-syndrome thing is also a recurring theme in many japanese manga so. Great--and inspiring--beginning, but so-so in general plot.

  • Crimson Splash
    2019-05-05 00:31

    This is first and foremost a dark, psychological drama that just so happens to center around the erotic yet toxic relationship between two men. Nakamura manages to make this manga transcend its Yaoi label and letting it become something more. With that being said, the story shoots for the stars but its ending kinda falls short a bit. Regardless, this is quite the worthwhile read.

  • Anne Freya
    2019-04-29 23:43

    So... setelah kelarin karya2 Nakamura-sensei yg fluffy and comedy itu, sekarang aku fokus buat kelarin yg dark angst and twisted. Aku baru pertama kali baca karya Nakamura-sensei yg twisted, dan baru Double Mints ini yg kubaca, so aku blm bisa tau apakah sama bagusnya dgn karya Chise Ogawa atau lebih mantap?Nah, menurut reviewer di GR, masi ada yg lbh disturbing dari Double Mints ini, dari karya2 sensei. I'm getting there though, sudah didaftar urutannya judul2 mana yg harus dibaca duluan, hehehe.So, Double Mints... Twisted? yes. Disturbing? kinda. Like it? mixed feeling. Good plot? yes. Interesting? yes. Plot twist? didn't expect that. And that's why I gave it 4 stars. Well, it's not really mind-blowing that I've to give it 5 stars. So, Double Mints adalah twisted story tentang 2 org yg punya nama dan marga yg sama. Dua2nya twisted. Dan hubungan master/servant mereka dimulai sejak keduanya bertemu di bangku sekolah, saat mereka mengenal satu sama lain. Mengikuti kisah hidup mereka yg "gelap" ini bnr2 serupa nonton film mafia. Dan entah kenapa bikin aku teringat drama mafia Korea yg pernah kudengar (cuma nonton preview aja) : Time Between Dog and Wolf. Menurutku kalo manga ini difilmkan pasti bagus. :)

  • Daniela
    2019-04-27 18:33

    Double Mints is more than just another yaoi story. The plot is complex and filled with unexpected twists. Two guys, both called Mitsuo, have a complicated relationship since high school, they hardly could be called "friends": Mitsuo is openly cruel to Mitsuo who never seems to be resentful . They spend some years without see each other until the night that Mitsuo calls Mistsuo to tell him that he killed a woman and needs help to hide the body. This is just the beginning of a renewed tempestuous and erotic relationship between the two men with a lot of sadistic and masochistic elements. Both characters are deeply enthralled with each other and seem to enjoy themselves all the time, even when the situation gets dangerous and confusing or when they get very hurt as consequence of their own extreme actions.It's very refreshing to read a very original yaoi story where there is no judgment or the traditional yaoi clichés - except when the mangaka plays with these clichés in a very humorous manner; the two men are not worried about their sexual identities, they know exactly what they want and do all that they can to get it.Double Mints is a hot and good love story stuffed with explicit sex scenes and lots of dark humor.

  • Talia
    2019-05-02 01:50

    Um. How do I feel about this.It was...disturbing. Yet good. And still not as disturbing as J no Subete. I'm really not sure what to feel about this masochistic/abusive relationship between a gangster and (Not a literal dog, of course.)Um, if you like interesting, well-written, abusive love stories, you might like this one. I liked it. I think.

  • yengyeng
    2019-04-26 19:26

    Came across this mangaka's work in an issue of the Gothic & Lolita Bible where she re-worked Alice in Wonderland and was blown away by the art. Double Mints is a pretty gripping story about two guys with the same name but with completely different personalities dealing with control issues, obsession, physical abuse and a missing dead woman. Nana with a warped s/m slant.

  • ◕ ◡ ◕ Mayday ◕ ◡ ◕
    2019-04-27 19:29

    It does have peculiar artwork, but this kind of unconditional and twisted love story is beyond me ヽ(´ー`)ノLook at that cover, I just realized it reflected yin and yang, ugh but still it is twisted :|

  • kathrinamontr
    2019-05-19 01:44

    Datemi pure della pazza ma lo trovo davvero carino. /(*^*)/

  • Nadya
    2019-05-16 22:37

    You can't go wrong with Nakamura's book wheather it's fluffy love story or the twisted angst one. I kept reading this over and over!

  • ❝ ᎬᎷᎬᏒᎽ ❞
    2019-05-24 22:37

    oh my god.