Last year, Dick Fight Island was Amazon’s best-selling romance manga. Created by Reibun Ike, the story focuses on an island where men get hot and bothered while fighting in a tournament to decide who will be the next king. The contestants compete over who gets to orgasm first, leading to extremely sexual situations as these men protect their (ahem) with elaborate armor. The final volume in the series has been released (and I’ll have to grab it as soon as I get the chance), but with a title like Dick Fight Island People weren’t expecting to see it at their local Barnes & Noble, let alone a written recommendation for it.
my local Barnes and nobles did write and put up a testimonial for Dick Fight Island pic.twitter.com/XDJh4xT7Uy
— Willow (@wiillowbelle) April 19, 2022
People know what they want
Dick Fight Island feels like a manga you can either get at a stand selling dodgy paddles at an anime convention, or order it online and receive it in a nondescript brown paper bag. As a long-time fan of plastic-wrapped manga featuring two men in lewd positions, I was surprised to find that this series is not only available in bookstores, but is also front-on-shelf with staff encouraging people to buy!
What a time to be alive!
Me and the boys heading to Dick Fight Island https://t.co/zGfjX2eAxB pic.twitter.com/KelqszEseX
— Parappa (@Parappa_GANG) April 18, 2022
Of course, not all cock fights are in bookstores, but that’s certainly been the trend because, well, it says Dick Fight Island. But in the image above, we can see that there is an entire shelf of queer manga ranging from “I can’t believe that smut in your face is actually in the bookstore” to more story-driven titles such as Given how we relationship, princess jellyfishHell, Firmly is a manga anthology made by gay men with interviews, essays and illustrations My lesbian experience with loneliness is a deeply personal autobiography. The opportunities for queer manga have grown significantly over the years. The fact that there is so much variety on the shelf is pretty amazing.
That Dick Fight Island Manga is actually pretty awesome
Thanks for the answers. Thanks to you, it looks like we’re back to #1. I’m very grateful to the many people who have been spreading the word on social networking sites. (I used DeepL)
Dick Fight Island, Vol. 1 (1) by Reibun Ike https://t.co/Fo02bNZZK8
— 池 玲文『魔術師シルヴァンの店』発売中 (@i_reibun) April 19, 2022
When I wrote about it Dick Fight Island before that I applauded for knowing exactly what it is. It’s called Dick Fight Island, and I honestly got MORE than I expected. Because the whole island takes this tournament seriously. Nobody treats this premise like an oddity, save for the main character’s love interest (since he’s not from the island), but overall the tournament is treated like a legitimate tournament.
I also gave high praise for each fight having different sexy scenarios and characters employing tactics that suit their personalities. I actually invested in characters who came to the fight to prove things like “I’m more than just a pretty face” and even the main character trying to find a balance between the customs of his island home and his new love life , which tries to make sense of it all.
Is the manga ridiculous? Yes. Also, is it an interesting read that treats this premise like an actual, ongoing tradition that should be respected, with characters with goals and relationships that you end up championing? Also yes. Seriously, if you want a dirty manga that makes you laugh and keeps you busy all the time, Dick Fight Island is a must.
Do not believe me? Then trust the advice of this Barnes & Noble employee!
“The absolute pinnacle of storytelling. It’s a compelling tale of warriors fighting for supremacy with their thick sabers. The art is beautiful enough to make a man scream in ecstasy. 11/10 would drive the Dick Fight again.
(Image: Reibun Ike)
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