Nana Chigusa and Kaoru Sugimura have been neighbors and childhood friends for years, but they've started to drift apart in high school. Nana is an ace student and member of the student council, while Kaoru is a Beady-Eyed Loser and a slacker. But one day, an... incident occurs to shake up their relationship.See, Kaoru, as it happens, has a... thing for BDSM. One day, his mother, fed up with the weird toys that Kaoru has been wasting his money on, steals all of them to get her son to study instead of spending his evenings jacking off. But since she can't keep them in their apartment (where he'll find them), she asks Nana to keep an eye on them. Nana, wondering what Kaoru has bought, looks through his stuff... and immediately pulls out a leather one-piece, which looks suspiciously close to her size. Intrigued, Nana tries on the suit... and locks it in the heat of the moment. Even worse, she doesn't have the key, so it must be in Kaoru's room...This is the beginning of Nana to Kaoru, an ongoing Ecchi manga by Ryuta Amazume. It chronicles Nana and Kaoru's adventures in BDSM, from erotic posing and leash-wearing to bondage and blindfold play, and more. It isn't subtitled Nana and Kaoru's S&M Diary for nothing.Interestingly, a sequel of sorts called Black Label chronicles Nana and Kaoru's experience during their summer vacation after graduating. Though it's set 8 months from the comic proper, it's published side by side with it.Noteworthy for portraying BDSM as something complicated and careful if done willingly, requiring not only trust between the people involved but also preparations and care. Also notable in that it does this without sex ever happening or even being implied (outside of the Black Label story there's not even any nudity) despite the subject matter it's a relationship/romance manga, not hentai.An OVA and a Live-Action Adaptation have been released, the trailer for the live action adaptation is up on the website.Now with a shiny Character Page, please contribute.
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