30th Aug 2010

Under Grand Hotel 1

Rating: ♦♦♦♦

I am so thrilled to have this in my hot little hands. When I had my mental list of series that would never, EVER be brought over to the US, this one was on the very tippy top.
Yet, it’s been released.

My only real problem is that it’s so goddamned tiny! I don’t know if they were scared by the size of Sword’s cock, so they issued this manga in an itsy-bitsy format, but it’s much smaller than any other manga I own. It’s the size of the BL novels that DMP releases. I guess I can understand, I mean, Sword’s cock really is quite intimidating.

It’s also missing the authors notes, where she explains some of her USA pop-culture fangirling. The peeping-tom inmate? That’s based on Stone Cold Steve Austin. Fangirling goes both ways my freaky darlings. We go gaga over Japanese personalities, and they can go gaga over ours.

What we did get, is part one of the UGH doujinshi. Which, is pretty awesome. I know I’ve had it on my looking for list over at JPQueen for ages, and they haven’t been able to find it for me, so to have it, in English, as part of the manga makes me happy.

I guess I’m still slightly gob-smacked at the fact that I’m holding one of the most violent, filthy, abusively sexy manga that has ever been released, in my hot little hands. I had forgotten just how absolutely WRONG some of the scenes are, and spent a very enjoyable evening reacquainting myself with the characters

For those of us who are completely out of the loop, UGH revolves around a prison, set under New York City, Underground Hotel. The inmates who manage to find some enjoyment during their incarceration call it Under Grand Hotel. Throw in trading bodies for protection, prison rape and blowjobs in the prison library, and you’ve got an idea of what’s going on in this manga.

Mika Sadahiro is the master of what she does, and what she does gets my panties in a knot. I’m still not happy with how tiny this release is, but I’m SO happy to have it here.

4 Responses to “Under Grand Hotel 1”

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  2. Kris Says:

    The version licenced was the bunko version which is why its so small. But the version I checked out was an advanced e-copy so Sword’s magnificence was in full glory. I too was floored when this title was licenced.

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  4. Tina Says:

    I never thought this would be released. It gives me hope that maybe some of my other favorites that are too slutty for words will see print here.