Parallel Paradise Volume 11: When They Said ‘Breastplate’ They Weren’t Kidding

Our look at the manga Parallel Paradise continues! When we last left off, Yota and his bountiful bunch of bootlicious booby bimbos had fought a dragon worm and decides the best thing to do with throw grenades at it (and stab it a lot). After getting a card key and another hint for the quest to end this all. We join our heroes as they get ready to head to another town. Let’s find out what happens after the title page!

  • As always, moving to a new town means we replace the old cast with the new, though this time we find ourselves going back to the older cast, with Yota pulling Peko along for the journey. Like with the other girls, she has a bit of an aversion to men at the start, but that fades away quite quick. I will say that some of the girls are starting to blur together now, a common problem in harem series, and there wasn’t much to say about her character. She’s another notch on the belt for our hero, that’s all.
  • Though I will say that I am enjoying how practical both Yota and the story are approaching the mating process. After losing her horse, Peko has to either mate with Yota or be left behind. That fact alone is what drives the first sex scene of the volume and I have to respect the series for just stating it up front.
  • It also leads to the series first lesbian scene and while quick, it was good to see that the girls aren’t just completely all over Yota and that they’ll just tear into each other when getting aroused. It furthers my theory that all the girls here for basically sex-bots who were the only survivors of the apocalypse.
  • The newest girl of this story is a mysterious armored knight Nakuta, who decides to take the fight to Sandrio and execute any of the girls who bare the ‘mark of the male’. It’s a cool idea and I like how the rumors of Yota and his powers are spreading around, and she is a character who will take some really interesting turns in the next few volumes. Not what you expect at all!
  • That said, having Yota and the others literally rip off her breastplate to expose a boob so Yota can touch her. It’s just fucking funny and that classic harem shit you’d expect from a series like this. Again I said this last time, I am glad that this series is being practical about Yota’s ‘fuck touch’ and how to use it. That’s the mark of a writer knowing his world.
  • Aside from that Parallel Paradise’s 11th volume is another good installment with a new arc starting and plenty of sex scenes to boot! At this point, you are either in or out, and thankfully with the next installment, we will introduce a character who is going to change things up quite a bit! I hope you’ll check it out for you!

Parallel Paradise Volume 10: You know what else is Interesting? Grenades.

Our look at the manga series Parallel Paradise continues! Like I said last time, I’m moving to a more point form type of review as I find it better to get my thoughts down with series where big events don’t often happen. So with that said, when we last left off, Youta and his girls were about to go up against a giant sandworm that was once a cute witch? Can the gang seize victory? Or is the sex adventure reaching it’s final climax? Let’s find out after the images!

  • Whatever the book tells me, I don’t think that is a fucking dragon. It’s a worm, a freaking worm. That said I enjoyed Galia’s transformation and overall defeat. It’s satisfying, gruesome and fitting for the arc. Her aging and just melting away really fit into that ‘wicked witch’ vibe.
  • Youta and the manga seem to just be getting to the jist of thing with this ‘orgasm touch’. When he wants to convince the girls to get down, he just needs to put their hand on them. It’s something we’ll be seeing more and more often and I think it is the author not having to waste pages to get to what fans want. Whether that works remains to be seen.
  • Kia is probably my favorite of the rotating cast of girls. I love how she dresses up like a wizard, but just throws fucking grenades at people. I’m not the biggest fan of her reasons for getting off on mating (animal shit, eh), but she’s cute, funny and again has a fucking cool weapon.
  • She also is probably the first character represents the manga’s shift to the ‘fuck touch’ that I mentioned above. It’s going to happen far more than it has already from now on.
  • It was great to see Misaki again and she remains a fun character. We can see how much she has changed due to Yota’s influence and frankly I love seeing more of the first batch of girls show up again.
  • Though I am curious about her ravaging by Karu. Is that her kink? Those beasts are always something that manga has yet to answer. I think they are maybe re-animated men who have been wiped out before? I’m current and I still don’t know.
  • Aside from that, most of the volume is about the fight against Galia which again, is pretty good, with several of the girls being able to get their fights in. While it’s not an action series, Paradise does have some pretty good scrapes and Yota always seems to barely win. I like shows like that, especially in this world of Isekai power-fantasy.
  • The two sex scenes in the volume are quite enjoyable, with Misaki again coming in for a familiar romp in the hay. The girls who are stuck watching also get stuff to do, something that will be extended in the upcoming volume
  • So overall, Parallel Paradise Volume 10 is a good volume that wraps up the Galia arc and has everything we love about this series. Action, Sex, and a bit more Sex. This series is once again a fun read that I can’t put down. I also got the 11th volume line up, so you can expect my thoughts on that soon!

Parallel Paradise Volume 9: Non-consensual Cheek Touching

Our look at the manga series Parallel Paradise continues! This time we are going to keep things short and sweet with a point form approach. I am considering making this my main way of reviewing manga from this point on. Mostly because unless there is a massive revelation that warrants it, sometimes there isn’t enough to talk about. I’m still going to do this though, so after the cut let’s take a dive into the ninth volume of Parallel Paradise!

  • I find it funny that despite having the strength to kill pretty much everyone, Galia decides to just play by the rules and wait once a day. Maybe funny isn’t the right word, because it can reek a little bit of narrative control (the character is too powerful?). Still, it’s humorous.
  • Seeing Nagomi, one of Meese’s new guardians just get absolutely wrecked by Galia was sad, because she was actually pretty badass.
  • My new favorite character is absolutely Kia. I don’t know how you got the idea of having a smol witch girl who main weapon are fucking grenades, but well done Lynn Okamoto, you get a raise.
  • Despite being surrounded by girls who will blow him at the earliest chance, I do like how Yota point blank refuses to mate with Amane unless she gives her consent. Even when the girls literally bend her forward so she’s ready. It’s a good example that despite the world, Yota hasn’t been consumed by his own lust yet.
  • Furthermore, I like how Yota still considers himself a virgin because he gets to ‘cheat’ with how the girls react to his touch. Again, the man is trying to play it fair.
  • Lilia returning was cute, especially that despite the real crisis, she still has to ‘pay the piper’ by being near Yota. I also like that Yota doesn’t trust her like he did before, and says ‘don’t worry, you’ll live.”
  • Amane continues the trend of each of the girls Yota meets having a fetish of some sort. Once again I am certain that these woman were man-made sex-dolls at one point, and this only furthers my belief (I am current with the manga, so I still have yet to be proven either way.)
  • I don’t know if the story is trying to mix the real world (which Yota is apparently in) and magical technology is working real well. It’s cool to see the girls view things like card-keys and passwords as some sort of mystical object, but in the bigger picture there are some questions that are in need of answering.
  • The sex scene, the only one in the volume was pretty good this time, again it’s good to see Yota get back into things after he has (understandably) been so desensitized to it. His method of trying to get Amane into bed was also clever and helps blur the line on whether Yota is a hero or a kind of scumbag.

Parallel Paradise Volume 8: My Childhood friend is the Devil?

Our look at the manga series Parallel Paradise continues! This is going to be more of a short point form version this time. As I have said in previous manga posts, sometimes there just isn’t enough to happen in a volume that is worth full paragraphs. Short and to the point has always been the mantra here at Shallow Dives in Anime, and sometimes that means cutting to the chase. Either way after the title, let’s take a dive into the eighth volume of Parallel Paradise!

Side note: Love me some thong leotards.
  • There are two big twists in this volume, the first it seems to have been a mistranslation. When I was first reading the series, Yuuta believes that the shattered landscape of Sandrino is actually the real world, but instead in the official translation he just sees it as “hell.” I wonder if that is an overcorrection, or if the author is trying to pull the wool over our eyes. 
  • The second is that the deeply jealous god seems to be Nishina, Yuuta’s childhood friend who confessed her love in an attempt to get him to not jump out the window. I am current with the manga, so I know where this goes, but I have to admit I was floored when I first saw it. It’s an interesting twist and you can be sure that Nishina’s role in the story is just going to be another notch on Yuuta’s bedpost.
  • Paradise has always been a series that doesn’t skate away from showing the kinkier sides of sex. While it never goes full hentai, there has been enough that makes you raise an eyebrow or two. This volume has one of those, with a scene that while it doesn’t go the distance, it is something to behold.
  • Going back to the first set of girls was a nice thing to see. Cast bloat has ruined many good manga series, and even Paradise with its rotating cast has many faces that feel forgetful.
  • I also liked how apparently everyone in the world knows each other, or has a passing familiarity with the other towns. I wonder if that has something to do with my theory of all the girls being sex-bots.
  • Like any good post apocalyptic story, I enjoy how the series is able to make modern technology feel magical. The ‘magical spell’ they need to unlock the door being just a 5-6 digit code is great. I love little things like that.
  • The baddie of this arc just deciding to not kill Yuuta and the others does feel like a bit of the author going “no, it can’t be that easy,” though I did enjoy the bait and twist with who it actually ends up being. You can see it from a mile away, but the execution is solid for a series like this.
  • It is shocking to see how much Yuuta has changed in the series so far. Gone is the happy-go lucky hero who think he has hit a (heh) paradise. He just treats the whole thing like his job, and is so indifferent to trying to get the girls to like him. It feels very in line with how a character like this would end up becoming.
  • Overall, Parallel Paradise volume 8 is another solid outing, with events that really start moving the plot along, and will help shift the status quo of the main characters. Good twists, good art and as always, good sex.

Parallel Paradise Volume 7: Don’t Piss on my Face and tell me it’s Raining.

Our look at the manga series Parallel Paradise continues! When we last left off Yota died again and after fucking a bunch of girls again. But this time the mysterious figure who is responsible has been revealed? What will this mean for the series? Well let’s take a look at the seventh volume of the series and find out!

NSFW pictures ahead. Please read with discretion.

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Parallel Paradise Volume 6: Don’t rock the boat! Don’t rock the boat baby!

Our look at the manga series of Parallel Paradise continues! When we last left off, Yota died and went back to his real world, where he was promptly thrown off again by the mysterious creature. Before that he was sticking his shaft into the waiting holes of a math freak and a tiny tsundere. Now fighting against an evil creature and armed with the power of google search, can he triumph? We’ll find out as we dive into the seventh volume of Parallel Paradise after the cut!

Don’t tip the girl over!
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Parallel Paradise Volume 5: Live, Die, Fuck, Repeat

Our look at the manga series Parallel Paradise continues! I’ve managed to nab the next two volumes which means this insanely fucky isekai romp continues! When we last left of, our heroes were digging up a beach to find a gem, while a mysterious woman lurked in the shadows. Yota stuck it in a few girls, and as always people were drowning in fluids. What happens next? Well let’s get into the fifth volume of Parallel Paradise after the cut!

Thick juicy melons
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Parallel Paradise Volume 4: Digging for Cod

Our look at the manga series Parallel Paradise continues! It’s been a while since we’ve returned to this series, but I finally got my hands on the next part of the series. As always I can never be less surprised that I can purchase this series both A) in a bookstore, and B) with an official English translation. That’s never going to be something that doesn’t shock me. Either way, plenty to get to, so after the cut let’s dive into the fourth volume of Parallel Paradise!

(NSFW images up ahead. Please read with discretion)

Thick, rock-hard Cod.
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Parallel Paradise Volume 3: Bone Trip

Our look at the manga series Parallel Paradise continues! The next volume is hot off the presses, and I wasted no time getting my hands on it. The fact alone that I can purchase this series from a bookstore is still amazing, but that’s a topic for another day. Regardless, we have some stuff to get into, so join me after the cut as we dive into the third volume of Parallel Paradise!

(NSFW images up ahead. Please read with discretion.)

Grasp it tight

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Parallel Paradise Volumes 1 and 2: Sexsekai

I never thought I’d be typing out this blog post.

I mean that. Out of every piece of literature, out of everything that I have read and watched never, in my wildest dreams, did I think this would happen. When I saw the news that this series, would be getting an official English release, and that I could purchase it in a fucking bookstore, I thought I was getting pranked. A series that has been a part of this blog, and my headspace for two years now. My first collaboration post, and quite frankly, one of the best ecchi manga to ever exist.

After the cut, let’s take a dive into the OFFICAL English release volumes 1 and 2 of Parallel Paradise.

This is a NSFW series. Please read with discretion.

Check out my initial review of the first 60+ chapters right here!

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