Queen and Slave

queen and slave joou-sama wa n dorei

Queen and Slave is a one episode OVA hanime that is 27 minutes long that aired in 2002. Hence the older looking 90s art style. It’s adapted from the manga of the same name. The manga is one volume at ten chapters that was published in 2008. I’m not convinced I found the right dates, as the hanime shouldn’t be younger than the manga. I will continue to look around.

Can you remember a life-changing moment when you knew that things will never be the same? More likely it is a memory that will never be forgotten. Men are the enemies… according to Yoshimi Terada. As a young girl, Yumi watched her mother leave her father, and her father bring in other women. She grew to hate her father and all men. Time has passed, and now Yumi is a nurse. But that is only her day job. Being a queen is her true calling. What will happen when Hiroyuki Ando, a former patient of hers who fell madly in love with her, finds out that she’s not the gentle, caring person he thought he knew?

Queen and Slave is set in a typical urban city somewhere in Japan, salary men work by day and seek prostitutes in sex clubs at night. Behind closed doors their wildest fantasies are fulfilled by a whip touting leather clad sadist queen known only to her customers as “Yumi”. By day she is Terada Yoshimi, a gentle and caring nurse at a local hospital. Her secret double life, however, is accidentally discovered by a young hospital patient, Andou Hiroyuki, who fell in love with her loving gentle kindness. He secretly follows her and finds out the dark side to her. What ensues is an emotional roller coaster of unrequited love, hate, humiliation, and self-realization.

Queen and slave is appropriate for this title. It follows a tale of sex and debauchery hidden behind veils of innocence. A psychological drama of love and betrayal in the most unexpected ways. It manages to deliver a short tale of two individuals drawn together by a seemly innocent exchange which leads them down a series of life altering choices and situations with a thought provoking conclusion in the end.


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