In our recent announcement post, we mentioned four new circles that will be appearing on 2D Market store. We’re honored to publish the first doujinshi from one of those circles, “Succubus Widow’s Afternoon Secret” by circle Ahobaka.
In the announcement post, we mentioned that Ahobaka has been drawing monster girls for nearly a decade now. It’s obvious that Ahobaka has had the time to perfect the craft: the succubus in this doujinshi is almost completely human-like physically, with only pupils and pointy ears indicating an outworldly nature, yet exudes an irresistible aura of mystique and danger. This deadly combination is achieved by nothing more than her facial expressions and panel framing. So when we finally get a glimpse of her un-humanness (on only one panel in the entire doujinshi), it seems perfectly natural and expected.
One other thing that’s striking in this doujinshi is the way sex is drawn: the poses are energetic and dynamic, depicting a hard, violent sex, yet there is an incredible sense of intimacy. More than it’s usual in eromanga, skin contact and body interactions are shown. The pair is not only having sex, they’re making love and that adds an entire new emotional dimension to the story. Aoba Q Madou achieved a similar thing in our last week’s release, “Milk Fetish”, but using more explicit methods like kissing and hand holding during sex. Both books feature succubi, so maybe that’s the secret sauce…
We’ve already praised Ahobaka’s panel composition and framing, but there’s one more thing that rounds up the art of this doujinshi: the way Ahobaka utilizes thin, soft lines to achieve the feeling of softness and comfort throughout the story. It emphasizes the contrast between being physically attracted yet mentally on guard near the succubus. Dangerous yet inviting, a perfect depiction of succubus.