Super Dimensional Love Gun (I’ll call it Love Gun from now on) is a manga written and illustrated by Shintaro Kago. The manga is published by our friends over at FAKKU, who are known for the very best hentai manga releases in English. It’s fully uncensored, and reads just like the artist intended it to be. The book has a total of 207 pages, with 14 chapters.
This was the weirdest and most disturbing experience I’ve ever had reading a manga. Love Gun is an ero guro (erotic and grotesque) manga. I had to Wikipedia this—”ero guro nansensu puts its focus on eroticism, sexual corruption, and decadence.” This is basically what Love Gun is, mostly a dark humor horror manga with sexual content (I don’t consider it hentai at all). I have no idea if it’s good, or if it makes sense to everyone, but one thing is certain… this is the most creative manga I’ve ever read. Hard to find words to describe this.
In Love Gun we can find 14 different stories. Each one focus on a specific theme (or… none at all). It’s short stories get weird and disturbing each time you flip the page. It feels like each story gets more mind blowing than the previous one, and when you think – “ok, this one seems like it’s a normal one” – believe me, it always gets worse. I don’t want to spoil, I really don’t, part of the experience is reading through it and tell your friends to also read the book. It feels like a cursed book that, once you go in, it changes you forever. I can share some short segments, but I won’t go into too much detail with them.
I should start with the most casual story, about a town with a factory that creates pretty girls. Oh, did I mention that the book’s subtitle is “Pretty Girls Collection?” They are “pretty” alright, but the book isn’t. So, in this factory you have pretty girls in stables, giving birth to more, fully clothed pretty girls. That’s how pretty girls are made. Plot twist: normal girls get jealous, so they try to kill the pretty girls with acid. Also, pretty girls with a defect are destroyed. Now that I talked about the “lighter” stuff, let’s go into the meat of the book.
If you’re a fan of horror, especially the works of Junji Ito, you might feel at home here—on the first page of each story—after that, it’ll feel like a roller coaster ride of emotion that’s ultimately doomed, with a massive accident just waiting at the end.
In one story, you have this girl that loses her head every time she climaxes during sex, and all of her organs fly out with her head attached. Needless to say, she doesn’t have many friends. Sometimes, when she inserts her head and organs back into her body, her rectum and her anus don’t align properly, so, when she feels the call of nature, nothing comes out of her. Instead, she gets clogged up inside, and starts to stink. She then needs to take all her organs out and clean them properly.
I must say, the ending of this story is not what you’re expecting it to be, but it’s awesome.
Aside from that, yes, it’s very disturbing… very!
I wanted to talk about one more story, so I chose one at random. Warning, this one’s about abortion.
A girl loses her desire to live, so she becomes a toy for men, thinking that she’s now at least useful for something. One day she gets pregnant, and needs to abort the baby. Once she aborts, her fetus starts hanging out on her head and shoulders. She soon finds out that aborted fetuses can be trophies and art pieces, displayed proudly on the shoulders. She then decides to be the most miserable women alive by having sex with a bunch of men and aborting all of her fetuses. But the competition is fierce, because her best friend aborts quadruplets in one go! I don’t need to say anymore, but the ending was… enlightening, and unexpected, like all of these stories.
That’s the thing with Love Gun, you CAN’T predict anything in the plot. Anything and everything can happen—it’s a crazy abstract book, filled with disturbing scenes and lots of dark humor. Some stories don’t make sense at all, and according to the artist, they weren’t supposed to! The book even features “Story Exposition” sections, where the artist talks about each story, but don’t expect much help here. Even the titular story, “Super Dimension Love Gun,” doesn’t have much to do with its title.
Let’s just say that you should read this book with an open mind—a very open mind, like 360 degrees open. Actually, open a hole in your mind with a hammer, that should do the trick.
If you’re still in doubt about getting this book, think no more, the answer is yes. You’ll have a book that can summon your inner self, the one that’s locked inside the deepest parts of your soul. And the best thing is, you can share it with your friends!
The book includes a free “Ready-to-Assemble” Super Dimensional Love Gun!
Still not convinced? To give you an example of how you’ll feel reading this book, here’s a video that uses the art from Shintaro Kago in the best way possible.