|The story below is originally published on Mainichi Daily News by Mainichi Shinbun (http://mdn.mainichi.jp).|
|They admitted inventing its kinky features, or rather deliberately mistranslating them from the original gossip magazine.|
|In fact, this is far from the general Japanese' behavior or sense of worth.|
SM cartoonist acts out all-too-real flaky fantasies on female assistant 2005,4,23
Shukan Gendai 4/30
"The man in the mask, who had stripped me completely naked, handed me a safety razor and shaving cream and ordered me to shave myself down there. While I complied without protest, he began filming me from different angles with his video camera."
If you think that's flaky, you ain't seen nothing yet.
On April 7, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police arrested Hideka Tada, age 38, who, writing for Dojinsha Co. under the pen name "Hideki Nonomura" has been acclaimed for his famous SM cartoons in which adolescent females with enormous breasts undergo acts of humiliation similar to the one above.
Tada, it seems, wasn't content merely to imagine such activities, but wanted to experience the real thing before turning to his sketchpad.
"Nonomura's works were extremely popular," a magazine editor tells Shukan Gendai (4/30).
"Bookstores would set up exclusive corners just to display his books. He was regarded by many as the 'Emperor' of this type of cartoon business and rumor had it he raked in 100 million yen a year via consignment sales to the media."
Miss A, whose testimony appears above, stands a petite 155 centimeters in height and is described as a "beauty."
She had worked as an assistant in Nonomura's studio from about 18 months ago.
"It was the night of August 22," she recalls.
"I got to my apartment around 11:30 PM, and on my way into my room, I heard this man's voice."
As she trembled with fear, the man stuck duct tape over her mouth and covered her eyes with a mask.
He then slapped a pair of handcuffs on her wrists and bound her knees and ankles with ropes.
She then overheard him making a telephone call, in which he said, "I've got the woman secured The position of moles on her body match what you told me."
He also said, "You've got her parents' house surrounded? Good."
When the mask was removed from Miss A's eyes, she saw her room had been set up with studio lights and before her stood a man in a mask, who ordered her to strip and shave her mons veneris.
With the camera lens on her face, she was ordered to speak about her previous experiences with men.
"After that, he demanded that I fondle myself, and then suck his thing..., and then he demanded I have sex with him. I didn't do everything he wanted though."
After the man finished he told her menacingly, "I'll let you live. As long as you don't mention this to anyone and keep things up the way they've been going, I won't do a thing."
"My mind was a total blank," she insists.
"But I was terrified they might go after my family. The next morning I phoned the Sensei (Nonomura) to say I'd be late for work, and he told me his wife was out of town and that I could take a holiday."
The man's threats to Miss A via telephone and in person continued at the rate of two to three times a week for the next seven months.
But one day she noticed that a December 2002 cartoon story entitled "Humiliation" told a tale that matched her own terrifying experiences to a "T."
Her suspicions hardened and in January of this year she confirmed that Nonomura was her tormentor when she went to bed with him and observed that the penises of the man in the mask and her employer were a perfect match.
At first A contemplated suicide, but decided to go to the police, who were waiting at the apartment when the masked man came calling.
Nonomura/Tada is said to be contrite over his crimes, but that is of scant consolation to Miss A.
"Now every time I arrive home, I always feel this scary momentary sensation that somebody's lurking inside there," she weeps bitterly.
"I can't let him get away with this."
While the models in Nonomura's cartoons frequently show ecstatic expressions while being tied up, whipped and otherwise humiliated, that kind of reaction, concludes Shukan Gendai, is no more than the product of warped fantasies of his own twisted personality.
April 23, 2005