My Sexual Harassment
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (May 2008)|
|My Sexual Harassment|
(Boku no Sekusharu Harasumento)
|Genre||Drama, Romance, Yaoi|
|Original video animation|
|Directed by||Yousei Morino|
|Released||1994 – 1995|
My Sexual Harassment (僕のセクシャルハラスメント Boku no Sekusharu Harasumento ) is a professional work, a novel by Sakura Momo and anime, anime available in English, with character designs by Kazuma Kodaka. The three-part series is one of the most viewed and popular Yaoi animation movie that explores the twisted relationship between a young businessman and his manipulative superior. Playing on the concept of a more one-sided pure love, the anime also digs deeper into ideas about homosexuality, differentiating between being gay and simply finding love whether the person is male or female. This is especially seen when Mochizuki mentions twice that he's not gay, just someone who felt pure love towards his boss, Honma. In that context, however, Mochizuki's feelings aren't reciprocated as Honma uses him to perform sexual favors for other businessmen to strike business deals.
Boku No Sexual Harassment consists of three OVAs that revolve around the main character Junya Mochizuki performing sexual favors in order to help his mentor and lover Kazunori Honma, as well as himself, climb up the company ladder of the computer firm they work for. Because of Mochizuki's soft, handsome looks, he easily attracts the attention of both men and women in his company. The first person to be attracted to Mochizuki is his Manager, Mr. Honma, whom Mochizuki has an affair with throughout the three OVAs.
Honma's intentions toward Mochizuki are at times sincere, but also devious. On one hand, Honma does have deep feelings for Mochizuki which is evident in his jealously toward Fujita, a young male employee who openly pursues Mochizuki and whom Honma tries to keep away from Mochizuki. While on the other hand, in order for Honma to secure huge accounts for his company he pimps Mochizuki to top executives by having him perform "special services,". Mochizuki willingly has sex with potential clients knowing that as an elite business his "special services" help not only him and Honma move up the company ladder but benefit the company as well.
Mixed in throughout the film are dream/memory sequences of a young Mochizuki and his encounter with an older unidentified male. Although the clips are warm and touching at times, their relevance to the whole story can be confusing as it showcases a rather ambiguous relationship between a young Mochizuki and an older boy. However, one must remember that the short clips are meant to be metaphors of Mochizuki's character development from innocent child to enlightened adult.
- Jonathan Clements, Helen McCarthy. The Anime Encyclopedia, Revised & Expanded Edition: A Guide to Japanese Animation Since 1917. — Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge Press, 2006. — P. 437. — ISBN 978-1-933330-10-5