One word: Bizarre!
Unexplained circumstances that are beautiful in their strangenessit's
like exploring the layer between the subconscious and the conscious.
Here you will be in touch with shadows, memoirs of youth long
gone, ghosts, hallucinations, astral projections, inner voices,
animus, anima, and so many elements that are ingrained in the
human psyche. It's a whole new dimension.
Lust is 9 issues of Twilight Zone experiences. Some stories are
tragic, some just filled with cynicism. But most importantly,
it's a journey to the supernatural, wherein supernatural isn't
defined by otherworldly encounters, but rather a journey of the
mind. Must be the psychologist in me that got excited in trying
to understand what goes on in the author Tenjiku Ronin's head.
Somehow, I can't shake the feeling that many of these stories
have deeper symbolic meanings. Like a sensory perception trick
wherein your brain struggles for a moment as it tries to makes
sense out of a confusing scenario, but ends up accepting the way
things are (whether logical or not).
One particular volume that I really appreciated for its depth
was Cages (volumes 5 and 6), because how the mind defies the body
is played out so well, providing an insight to the beasts and
beauties inside all of us. This is not to say that the other stories
aren't as good. In fact, all of them impart an eye-opening atmosphere
that makes one wonder about endless possibilities.
The sex is graphic. Very graphic. In fact, I wouldn't recommend
this title to somebody who hasn't been exposed to other forms
of hentai material. But what's awe-inspiring about Lust is how
Tenjiku Ronin's surrealistic artwork and light brush strokes makes
eroticism a dreamy experience.