Why Does Vanitas Let Jeanne Drink His Blood

I see last chapter left us all with good feelings in regard to such an act in the context of The Case Study of Vanitas. I want to make another little recap, this time about the context and meaning the story has given to blood-drinking so far. Now, blood drinking as a suggestive metaphore has been around since the 19th century; the main offenders are 'Carmilla', in which the act is very pleasurable for the titular vampire, and 'Dracula', in which it looks more like a metaphore for rape (anyone remembers the scene where the Count forces Mina to drink his blood? ). Vanitas', being set in that time period, cheerfully grabbed the concept and ran with it. Blood-drinking n°1: Amelia to Noè. This one actually looks like a metaphore for drugs, with Amelia feeling better after it and yelling at Noé for more. But a few pages later, Vanitas comments on how drinking blood is an impulse that, even if easily controlled, can become overcoming when the sense of self is weakened. A very basic instinct, then. Blood-drinking n°2: Noé to Amelia.

This time the expressions of the partecipants make it more clear that this is a pretty intimate act. Noé in this is very gentlemanly, acting only at Amelia's request to look at her memories and biting on a neutral spot, her wrist. By the way, we get here the first comment on how certain vampires have particular powers tied to blood-drinking; namely, Archivistes can see other people's memories (leaning up the 'intimate moment' effect). Blood-drinking n°3: Noé to Dominique. This is where things start to get really explicit. Dominique is pretty much teasing in this scene, and she has him bite in a spot that requires her to remove some clothing. Noé said that he saw Dominique as a childhood friend, but in a short time, it will become clear that the girl has different feelings towards him. Blood-drinking n°4: Jeanne to Vanitas. In this occasion, our guy explicitly says that he wants Jeanne to drink his blood because he 'loves' her, inviting her to bite in the same 'intimate spot' Dominique had offered Noé. She very much doesn't, but she's in a bad condition, and rather than risk attacking Luca she concedes. The result is a very unpleasing-looking experience for the both of them, and a very uncomfortable scene to watch given Jeanne's questionable consent. By the way, this brings us to the 'Mark of Possessions'. The story says that when a vampire bites a human, it can leave a physical sign similar to a tattoo, that should keep other vampires away; but either is merely symbolic (Vanitas has two now, Astolfo, as we will see later, has many more), or it has some other meaning.

39;s confused by a few well-placed kindness.

Blood-drinking n°5: Jeanne on Vanitas, again. Vanitas even words his request for Jeanne to drink his blood in very ambiguous terms, purposefully so. Still, the situation again isn't ideal: Jeanne is overcome by physical impulse, she doesn't like Vanitas and doesn't want to do this. And despite his claims of the Contrary, Vanitas doesn't seem like he's having much fun either. Theirs is a pretty toxic relationship: Vanitas takes advantage of her weaknesses to feel a bond with someone (notice how he repeats Dominique's words to Noé), but with a person that detests him and so won't have any feelings for him - that he thinks he wouldn't deserve. Jeanne just would want out of his sick games, but she's confused by a few well-placed kindness. They don't actually have the intimacy and chemistry for it to be pleasurable. Just a few pages later, they are compared and contrasted with Blood-drinking n°6: Dominique on Noé. The scene above is just so cute and playful. These two have known each other for ages and have a strong mutual affection; it isn' sensual as the first time we have seen them doing this, but it still very clearly conveys love, understanding and trust. And a moment later, just as Dominique is thinking on how Noé doesn't know how she feels, Noé answers by sucking her blood in turn, and complimenting her on the flavour. A pretty moment of understanding from the usually oblivious Noé, that makes the scene all the more sweet. Well, in-between there is Noé admitting that he wants to suck Vanitas …

Thankfully, because Ruthven is doing some kind of mind control to Noé here.

's blood, prompting this reaction from a clearly jealous Dominique, but still. Blood-drinking n°7: Ruthven on Noé. This one has really nothing of intimate or even vaguely affectionate: it's pretty much an aggression, without sexual undertones. Thankfully, because Ruthven is doing some kind of mind control to Noé here. Blood-drinking n°8: Jeanne on Vanitas. This comes to a point where the two just had a date, and it actually went pretty well. Vanitas show Jeanne some nicer side, and she, being completely affection-starved, was extremely impressed. But still, the thing was pretty manipulative and wrapped up in a little investigation on Jeanne's past, who is currently in a bad emotional state due to her shame for losing control, so again, uncomfortable and not really pleasurable for both parties. Two chapters later, we have a moment of exposition about blood-drinking. Noé's Teacher compares it to drugs like alcohol and tobacco: there are vampires addicted to it, other addicted to the pleasure it gives, and other who don't care much for it (teetothalers? Asexuals?).

39;t him. Blood-drinking n°10: Noé to Jean-Jacques …

But anyway, since unlike drugs it involves another sentient being, it means it is good to ask for permission first, or, as Louis puts it, sweet-talk people into it. Blood-drinking n°9: Chloé to Noé. She wakes him up like this, after partially undressing him, and he's not pleased by the situation one bit. We also learn that non-consensual blood-drinking amongst vampires is an actual crime. Later on, Jean-Jacques barges in and, while saving Noé from unwanted drinking, expresses jealousy that Chloé drank from anyone who isn't him. Blood-drinking n°10: Noé to Jean-Jacques … JJ pretty much firce feeds his blood to Noé, to have someone who can remenber him. Meanwhile, the whole Gevaudan arc also introduces Astolfo, whose backstory involves his family being exterminated by vampires in a way that is extremely reminiscent of sexual assault (he says that his mother was 'violated', and what they did to his sister, who was only six).

Blood-drinking n°11: Jeanne to Vanitas. And this time, it's … During the Gevaudan arc, these two actually had the occasion to understand each other and show genuine support; and it concluded with Vanitas saving the life of one of Jeanne's dearest friends. Here, Jeanne is overcome by her impulse, but doesn't seem to mind, she's not being manipulated into it. Vanitas is even taken aback … 't dislike it one bit, unlike the other times. In the following chapters, the two will conclude they actually love each other. Blood-drinking n°12: Noé to Misha. Ah, here's the chapter that left us with all the fuzzy feelings! Jokes aside: that was one of the most disturbing scenes in the whole manga insofar. And I mean it as a good thing: Misha is messed up, Noé is being forced in the blood-drinking version of a Scarpia Ultimatum, he doesn't want to do this, and the way the scene is depicted conveys his feelings very well. But, going back to the situation itself: Misha is the one who undresses more to get the bite.

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Everyone else just moves the collar of the shirt a little, Dominique was the most online by laying a shoulder, but this kid is naked, as others on this site have put it. There actually is an explaination a few pages later: his mother was a prostitute, and forced him to crossdress and 'turn tricks' on her clients, an expression that as someone who has English as a second language I desperately hoped didn't mean ' give sexual performances' until cruel native speakers mercilessly crushed that hope. So, he wasn't exactly taught the value of consent, and in real life, a possible indicator of sexual abuse on children is them expressing a precocious and inappropriate sexual behavior. Moreover, he saw his mother killed by a vampire, but the experience was appearently pleasurable for her, and so he associated the blood-drinking with images of happiness and a pacified mother he so rarely saw. This brings us to an unseen blood-drinking: the one Vanitas of the Blue Moon/Luna performed on their pupils. They surely did, because both Vany and Misha have their Mark of Possession (by the way, the latter has used the Blue Moon power more than the former: we see the mark reach the shoulder. To sum the whole thing up: blood-drinking has connotations of sex and intimacy here, but moreover, these connotations are in the context of either sharing or dominance.

The first is evident in Noé's power, the ability to see memories, important parts of the other person's life, which has an incredible potential to allow him to understand them. And it is also appearent in his interactions with Dominique, the mutual nonchalanche they have in drinking each other's blood, indicative of their strong bond. They actually don't understand each other completely (Noé missing that Dominique is head-over-heels for him, Dominique missing that Noé wouldn't want Louis over her, he wanted both because his childhood friends are/were different people and no one can be the substitute for the other) but with the direction this arc is taking, I can see them getting there, is Dominique survives. In these cases, the blood drinking is described as pleasurable. The second is evident in many of Jeanne and Vanitas's interactions, in Ruthven's actions against Noé, and in Misha's behaviour. This very intimate act can, if used along with violence and manipulation, be used to subjugate another. And it's interesting that the victim is the blood-drinker more often than the Contrary: is shows a more subtle violence, forcing someone to take the more active part in something that they don't want to do. In these cases, the blood-drinking is not shown as particularly pleasurable: the bitten either wins in pain or looks in a state of demented ecstasy, and the biter goes on for physical compulsion.

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The Quintessential Quintuplets (Japanese:, Hepburn: Go-Tōbun no Hanayome, lit. Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Negi Haruba. It was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine from August 2017 to February 2020, with its chapters collected into fourteen tankōbon volumes. The series follows the daily life of a high school student Futaro Uesugi, who is hired as a private tutor for a group of identical quintuplets: Ichika, Nino, Miku, Yotsuba, and Itsuki Nakano. At the very beginning of the story, it is shown that the events are being told in a flashback, while an adult Futaro prepares to marry one of the Nakano Quintuplets whose identity is only revealed near the end of the series. The series is published in English by Kodansha USA under the Kodansha Comics imprint. The anime series is licensed in North America under a Crunchyroll-Funimation partnership. An anime television series adaptation produced by Tezuka Productions aired from January to March 2019 on TBS and other channels. The series is a commercial success, being the 5th best-selling manga in 2019, and the 3rd best-selling manga in the first half of 2020 in Japan. In 2019, the manga won the award for the shnen category at the 43rd annual Kodansha Manga Awards. High school student Futaro Uesugi is an academically gifted student that leads a difficult life-his mother has died, he has no friends, and on top of all that, his father has incurred a large amount of debt. An opportunity presents itself when the rich Nakano family transfers to his school.

Futaro is promptly hired as a highly paid tutor. However, much to Futaro's dismay, he discovers that his five charges-identical quintuplet sisters of varied personalities-have no interest in studying at all and have abysmal grades. Some of the quintuplets are against having Futaro, whom they view as a stranger, in their apartment, but Futaro's diligent tenacity gradually convinces those girls to accept him and to improve their grades. Throughout the series, Futaro develops special relationships with each of the quintuplets. Through a flashforward, it is revealed that he eventually marries one of them, but her true identity is only revealed near the end of the series. The idea of ​​"a group of quintuplets falling in love with the same person" existed even before the serialization of Haruba's previous work, Karma of Purgatory (2014-2015), but was very simple at that time. The idea was denied by his editor-in-charge. A year after, after the end of Karma of Purgatory, he discussed with his editor-in-charge what to serialize next.

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