Finder Vol.1 (Yaoi Manga)

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Finder [The Book Depository] [Waterstones] is another yaoi manga masterpiece from the hands of Ayano Yamane. It’s very graphic and at times it makes your head explode, but the story is very absorving. Yamane brings us to the world of the ruthless Yakuza and the Chinese triads. Akihito Takaba is a freelance photographer. He starts working for a cop. Takaba starts following and taking pictures of Asami Ryuichi, a Yakuza boss who owns many clubs and who might deal drugs as well.

Takaba is a cheeky young photographer who doesn’t think twice to play the hero. However, this ends up backfiring. Asami likes his attitude and decides to take a step further with the photographer.

NOTICE: this post contains SPOILERS and MATURE content. Follow with discretion. The pictures that are juicier have an NSFW note. [Yaoi / Smut / Drama / MxM / Crime/ Rape/ Romance]

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Asami decides to take the pictures that Takaba took of him by teaching him a lesson: he rapes him ruthlessly. The scene is highly graphical, and there are times that you want to stop reading, but you can’t. Asami is playing games on Takaba, and he is definitely cruel. It does feel like he’s marking Takaba.

Despite this, Takaba keeps his cheekiness, and swears he’ll revenge somehow. He returns to the cop, but it turns out to be a dirty one. When the dirty cop is about to kill Takaba, Asami appears and saves him. The cop used him to arrive to Asami, and despite being saved, the Yakuza took advantage of Takaba. He raped him. So, he can’t forgive him.

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Takaba has bad memories from the raping. He tries to keep up with his job, but for some reason he keeps up meeting Asami by chance. Takaba gets a part-time job as a waiter. Asami is there too, so that can only mean trouble. When he’s asked to take out the trash, he sees two thugs trying to rob a guy. He helps him by taking a picture of what’s going on. But just before anyone else arrives, the guy gives him a disc and asks him to give it to Asami.

First, Takaba tries to give the disc to Asami directly. But he has bodyguards and cannot reach him. Then, some guys approach him and ask the disc arguing that they work for Asami. But the whole thing is fishy.

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When Takaba asks them a little bit further, they kidnap him. They’re men from the Chinese triads. Their boss is called Fei Long, and since he discovers that Asami has an interest in Takaba, he decides to rape him. So, the poor Takaba is raped again, but by another mafia boss.

Fei Long asks about the disc, but Takaba doesn’t have it anymore. So, he ends up enduring the torture. Fei Long leaves him tied and naked in a cell until Asami arrives to the rescue.

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Asami located Takaba, killed everyone, and took him out from there. In their exit, Fei Long tries to kill them, but he stops and flees. Then, Asami takes Takaba to his place, and orders him to shower. He’s dirty, and he wants to clean him. This means that Asami endures yet another rape. Asami states that nobody takes his things away. So, poor Takaba is now a possession of the Yakuza boss.

As soon as Asami sleeps, Takaba flees and goes back to his home. He’s all messed up. He still has bad memories, but now he starts thinking about Asami in a sexual way. So, he questions himself. What has become of me? What did Asami do to me? It very much seems like he has Stockholm syndrome.

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Takaba tries to keep up with his job and remake his life. But, one day, he ends up meeting Asami again. It very much looks like it’s all by chance. He only gets a ride, but at night he gets the visit of Asami at home. And again, Asami gets advantage of him. But, this time, Takaba doesn’t struggle that much. The only thing he promises to do is to move to another flat as soon as he can.

It’s obvious that Takaba’s feelings are all messed up. Asami isn’t a man you can say no, and yet he lets Takaba wander around. He owns the photographer, and lets him do some kind of life outside of his grip. But, I bet Asami has him followed all the time.

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Finder [The Book Depository] [Waterstones] is quite at odds from Crimson Spell. We’re taking a look at the world of the Yakuza mafia, and it’s ruthless. Takaba is a young, naive man who thinks he can get his way. But reality bites, and hard. He’s in a deep mess, and now he can’t get away from Asami’s grip. The more he sees Asami, the more he falls in his spell as well.

As expected from Ayano Yamane, the artwork is stylish and highly refined. Some scenes are very cruel, but the story matches the ruthless environtment of the Yakuza. I don’t think that the next volume will be less ruthless than this one. Fei Long seems focused to hurt Asami. And it seems that he wants Takaba to get his revenge on the Yakuza boss.

This series is rough, ruthless, and although it has comedic moments at times, it’s still hard to swallow. I get why it’s so popular: ruthless Yakuza being a criminal, and perhaps melting his heart a bit thanks to Takaba. Although, for the time being, it’s the photographer who is in deep trouble.


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