Superwomen in Love! Honey Trap & Rapid Rabbit is a yuri manga by sometime (unusual pen name, but whatever), which I included on my Top 10 Most Anticipated Manga of 2021 list, as I thought it looked like a fun idea for a series.
And, I was right, it is a lot of fun!
Honey Trap is a powerful, and sexy, villainess who works for the Antinoids, an evil organization set on world domination. They’re opposed by Rapid Rabbit, a superheroine whose specialty is speed. This daring do-gooder runs headfirst into a fight with Honey Trap that she can’t win, winding up over-powered and at Honey Trap’s mercy. To add insult to injury, Honey Trap decides to remove Rapid Rabbit’s mask before killing her, only to discover that her enemy is a total cutie and exactly her type. Unable to kill her, now that she’s seen her lovely face, Honey Trap lets her go and runs off – only to be immediately sacked from her job and attacked by her former colleagues.
That’s when Rapid Rabbit comes to the rescue! She finds the injured Honey Trap and offers her shelter, medical care and protection while she heals. Well, that does it, Honey Trap is officially head-over-heels in love with the sweet and virtuous Rapid Rabbit – real name Honjo Hayate – and the two decide to team up to take on the forces of evil together.
Superwomen in Love! is a light-hearted action/romance series that’s full of exciting battles, corny gags and cute romantic moments between the infatuated Honey Trap and the somewhat oblivious Hayate.
The story is steeped in tropes from Super Sentai shows and takes joy in lovingly poking-fun of the genre. I enjoyed all of the goofy monsters and got a kick out of Honey Trap’s over-the-top villainess costume, which parodies the ridiculously revealing costumes lady villains always seem to wear. Honey Trap’s former colleagues are also all quirky and amusing, and it isn’t long before it becomes clear that the Antinoids aren’t generally all that evil. Even their boss, who kicked Honey Trap out of the group and sent assassins after her, never intended to actually kill her.
Regardless of what her boss originally intended, love has thrown a wrench in their dastardly plans and, after being shown compassion and trust by Hayate, Honey Trap is now all in with supporting Rapid Rabbit’s quest to defend the earth.
Hayate seems to have acquired her superhero abilities by accident, and only wound up taking on the mantle of Rapid Rabbit because she’s a fundamentally decent, and possibly naïve, person. She pretty quickly accepts that Honey Trap has truly reformed and is now on the side of good, seemingly never even thinking that it might be part of a long-con scheme to double-cross her. Her sweet innocence only serves to make Honey Trap fall for her more, and watching the tough and savvy Honey Trap hardcore crushing on her new partner was very entertaining.
Romantic progress was on the slow side in this volume, but Hayate and Honey Trap make great strides in becoming better partners, their bond growing deeper as they fight side-by-side and earn each other’s trust. These two really have each other’s backs and I’m looking forward to seeing more of Honey Trap trying to woo Hayate in future volumes; I think they’ll make a very cute couple.
Superwomen in Love is a solid good time and I’d recommend it to super sentai fans and to any yuri lovers who enjoy a bit of excitement with their romance.
Final Score: 8 out of 10
For more information on this series, visit Seven Seas Entertainment’s website.
What did you think of this series? Do you have a favourite monster from the manga? I think Ride Antinoid was my fav.
Be sure to check out some of my other recent yuri manga reviews:
- Roll Over And Die (Manga) Vol 1 Review
- Alter Ego Review
- Dear NOMAN Vol 1 Review
- A White Rose in Bloom Vol 1 Review
- Strawberry Fields Once Again Vol 1 Review
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