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The Parasite Doctor Suzune Vol. #01 Hentai Manga Review

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Parasite Doctor Suzune Volume 1
Parasite Doctor Suzune Volume 1
In a world where parasites make you crazy for sex…

Creative Staff:
Story & Art: Haruki
Translation/Adaptation: Steven LeCroy

What They Say:
In a city so over-indulget and careless, reveling in food and sex and completely unaware of the epidemic of parasites, it’s no wonder so many people are infected. Dr. Suzune Arizono isn’t exactly a normal doctor. For one, she’s actually a veterinarian— but her specialty is parasites, and when those parasites make a habit of nestling inside human genitalia and overriding their senses with lust, her job is bound to get more than a little messy!

As the spunky and beautiful heroine of this sexy sci-fi mystery, Suzune searches for infected victims to stop the parasites from driving their hosts literally crazy with lust. However, despite her desire to help people, her reasons aren’t completely selfless. The parasites are Suzune’s only link to her missing father, but will follow these wet and slimy clues really lead her to his whereabouts, or is this voluptuous vet in over her head?

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Despite the relatively shocking title page of the first chapter, the book itself is relatively tame. I say relatively, but there sure is a lot of sex and drugs in it. The drugs are specifically the parasites from which the book takes its name. They literally make you into a nymphomaniac, and Suzune cures what ails you.

Each of the chapters are simple and follow three act structure almost to a T. The problem arises (the parasite in someone’s body), the problem is complicated (they fight off Suzune (if they’re male) or they try to have sex with Suzune or a male nearby (female)), then the problem is solved (often Suzune pulling a parasite out of a poor woman’s vagina).

The book is pure smut with the promise of something more in the final chapter, which is the most interesting by virtue of something else happening. The mystery that needs to be solved is this: Why does Suzune have the original parasite in her body? This supposedly explains why she gets excited so easily, but being a parasite doctor, she’s ashamed that she didn’t notice.

That’s where the book ends and I can’t say I’m excited to read the next volume, but I’m certainly curious as to what happens next, if only as someone who’s already read this far into it. The quality of book is, as always, great. High and above the standard paperback of any other manga publisher and well worth the hike in price for the quality of the book.

The artwork is pedestrian. The girls look cute when they need to and the guys look horrifying when they need to. It serves the story well enough that it wasn’t distracting, but it’s nothing to write home about. Even the title pages, which are typically nicer than the rest, don’t really do much more for me. There’s little incidental scenery aside from parasite jars as well, so the eyes are focused right on the action.

In Summary:
I wondered what I picked up with a title like “Parasite Doctor Suzune” and a title page like the first chapter was. But in the end, it was more tame than I thought it would be and at least served for 30 minutes of entertainment. Unfortunately, there’s not much to say beyond that “It sure was smutty and entertaining, sometimes!” but it’s not a total loss. The book has promise to do more, at least, and it wasn’t just mindless entertainment as a result. The promise is little, mind you, but it’s there.

I found this out while googling the title to find the release date, but there’s not one but TWO live action movies of Parasite Doctor Suzune. Find and watch at your own risk. I think I’ll stay away.

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

Age Rating: 18+
Released By: Project-H
Release Date: November 26th, 2013
MSRP: $17.95