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From Canis Major Scanlations:
When the President got into an accident, Shirotani Tadaomi met Kurose. On their very first meeting, Kurose could tell right away that Shirotani is Mysophobic and said that it's pretty bad while suggesting it would be better to consult a doctor about it. Shirotani was left perturbed by the encounter. Who is Kurose? And how was he able to tell Shirotani's condition?
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Honestly, I saw some people complaining about the "lack" of relationship and character development in this manga, and I feel that this isn't true.
While it may seem that they aren't developing a lot, the truth is that they are, only at a very slow pace. I feel that this might annoy some people, but thats the way it works in reality. You don't just meet a counselor, suddenly get over your phobias, and open up to other people. It takes time to trust and love someone, and I feel that this manga does a great job of showing that.
Another thing that I've been seing is that people are unhappy with the progression of their relationship. I'd like to point out that if you keep reading the manga, you'll learn that Shirotani isn't the only one who has emotional and mental blocks that he developed in childhood. These problems are exemplified with the way that Kurose manipulates and shuts Shirotani out completely. However, as the story progresses, it is made clear that Kurose truely loves Shirotani and genuinely is trying to help him.
Overall, this story is very slow in the developement of the characters, however it makes it much more realistic, and the later flashbacks in the manga explain and help justify the way that the two of them act. If you don't want to read something dark or slow, than please don't read this because you'll be disapointed.
An Unconventional romance
Plot: Shirotani, a guy with sever mysophobia mets Kurose, a therapist who who is willing to help Shirotani with his condition.
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I liked how in twords the end Kurose becomes obsessed with Shirotani and a bunch of freaky things happened. There was a part where I was I was scared for what might happen in the end if Shirotani overcomes his mysophobia, thus fulfilling Kuroses intrest in him. But it all turned out ok.
Great concept. Good developmemt. Beautiful artwork
I'm honestly confused here. By looking at the cover of the volumes of the series or reading the story where in the heck do you see comedy? It's obviously a darker seme story about a character that deals with being germs which is very rare to find in your typical yaoi series. The main character who struggled with his most of his life due to his childhood past has to do with this everyday but you don't see very often these shows are and yeah in particular. It's a very unusual and interesting concept about a person that has this type of phobia has to wash his hands every time he touches something that he doesn't like. I honestly didn't know what I was getting myself into until I read halfway through it and then gone back and read the rest and I really enjoyed with the series has to offer it's very different and I can see why it's very popular. Daycare just can be very interesting as the main care to try to develop him getting over this phobia and it's interesting that he had to write down 10 different concepts on what he just likes the most and even though the concept may be simple it goes far beyond that and there's even a Twist in the middle of the series this series is still ongoing but I really enjoyed what I've read from it it's interesting seeing these characters back story. I would say give it a shot however if you're not into a dark and twisted store in the story is not for you. If you're into comedy this is not for you either. If you looking for development in the series there is some and I really like how it goes and see if your typical story were a character loves another character and he doesn't know and it goes to rape equals love kind of thing which that is something you really see in the boys lunch on her and I can't stand that. But I really do enjoy the series so I would say give it a go.
... Last updated on October 9th, 2016, 9:29pm
Not a comedy
I started reading it when the genres said it was a comedy. Ten chapters in I still couldnt see the comedy and then I realized.
Otherwise its meh. Nothing special. Its an interesing concept on the phobia but otherwise the characters are pretty boring
Don't know where people are seeing abuse in this story or The fact the kurose forces the main character to do anything. Most of the time he asked shirotani to do just about anything and his true motives and feelings. And mostly Shirotani either secretly wants it's anyway. Now Kuro may force one thing or two be shirotani again already knows it. After so many series that I read where the character just get the main character drunk and forces him to have sex, rapes the main character to understand his feelings, or just does it cause he feels like it. This one is not one of them.
The artwork has been seen and done before. Nothing new but certainly isn't ugly to look at.
Story is simple with a man trying to get cured of his problem. It's a rare treat and can't get complex after on. Does get somewhat dark and sexual but it not every chapter. Sometimes the two just go shopping, or help the main character with another cure which can't always be cured.
Love it. Love it.
I read this series in one sitting and enjoy it. The story is pretty unique from the thousands of yaoi I seen. It kind of refreshing in a way. But this series is not for everyone for it does have some dark and sad moments.
I want to rant badly. You've been forewarned!
Art. Sigh. Talk about personal preferences... Their childish and the same time robotic faces is the biggest turn-off... Honestly, they either look like sociopathic mass-murderes or simply clinically depressed and bored to death by life itself and not hiding it. Both options are bloody scary! I can't relate to them at all. While the art is clean - and I really appreciate it - something doesn't fail to irritate me from frame to frame. I'll have to keep it in my mind about this mangaka.
Plot. I like this idea and it all might have gone better if I didn't hate the execution. Exactly because this manga is not mindless kawaii overload about insta-love (just insta-rape more often than not) I'm so sad. Being quite strong-willed myself I don't really appreciate or enjoy how K forces S in different ways even if it's in order to "cure" him. (I do like that he's honest about his ulterior motives, I'll give him that) Tbh, I have a phobia of my own, so I know how irrational and all-consuming it can be (bleagh) but god forbid anyone try to manipulate me by exploiting my weakness. I clench my teeth and do the deed, on my terms and it's non-negotiable, so from my point of view why cannot S? The reward is worth it, I find. If it's absolutely impossible, fine by me, it's okay, too. To each their own. I prefer people to encourage each other, not force, to do anything. Let along of sexual nature. It boggles my mind how K is a doctor, but not with S, as he definitely uses his professional knowledge and skills to mold S into a submissive boysl*t ...the heck?
It's too much lol. Maybe this story was supposed to be the dark kind of reminder that life is unfair but I'd rather it was a manga about how a person heroically overcame his fears in order to be with his caring loving and understanding partner. So ...I'm giving it up at v. 3. G'luck everyone and don't let my (subjective) rant discourage you, please.
... Last updated on March 24th, 2016, 8:28pm
Your Unconventional "Romance"
This manga does not tell the story of the conventional romantic relationship that everyone is used to. It does not tell of the story of how two individuals meet and fall in love, overcoming their obstacles together and experience character development that send all readers into a euphoric satisfaction. Please, if you are a reader and is experiencing unhappiness over this revelation I suggest you make a move and get on with another yaoi manga that suits your taste better because the theme in this manga is not meant for everyone. In case those critics have not noticed, this manga has a "psychological" tag on it. Do note that in terms of "psychological" it might have reference not only to our Shirotani but also Kurose.
The author has given us enough hints that this manga does not deal with your conventional romance. It deals with the darker aspects in a relationship between two individuals who clearly have issues of their own. I would say the author has put out Shirotani's mysophobia and inferiority complex that stem from his childhood beautifully while giving the illusions that Kurose will be his cure and that Kurose shall be his knight in shining armor throughout the story. What stays prettily hidden is Kurose's warped personality, his domineering attitude at times (which in actual fact is his true personality) and his skills in manipulating Shirotani.
Over and over again we see Shirotani coming onto Kurose. Kurose does not play an active part in Shirotani's actions but instead he manipulates Shirotani in his own passive way and obtaining his ideal result of Shirotani approaching him on his own. Kurose's shrewd attempt at "cutting off" ties with Shirotani serves as the first clue of his meticulous scheming despite his lack of expression at times and his "I-don't-care" attitude. Time and time again, Shirotani complies with Kurose (especially with things that have nothing to do with helping his mysophobia, sometimes even aggravating it), making Shirotani confused with the situation he's in.
Things in this manga are painfully realistic, especially in terms of Kurose's personality and the relationship they are in. The relationship itself is warped as it is, hurtful, confusing, burdensome at times but I guess love is when Shirotani accepts Kurose despite these things and Kurose loves Shirotani in his own obsessed, possessive way. The fact that Kurose wants to manipulate Shirotani into a person who cannot depend on others but Kurose himself is his own twisted sense of childish love, but it is love nevertheless so let's all calm down before saying there's no love between the characters.
What really amazed me is that the author has captured such realistic painful issues and have put them beautifully in the manga, and I cannot wait to see how things turn out especially regarding Kurose
A huge turn off to me
I adore this mangaka for her Only the Flowers Know and I'm kinda disappointed at the end of volume 1. I don't understand why people go gaga about this manga when the plot is thin, lack of character's development and bond between characters. These were the author's strong points but I can't understand why she stopped doing so? Hirose is the manipulative kind of person while Shirotani is the weak mental one - I just don't feel any love, it progresses so quickly to the sexual intercourse stage. I can't understand the seme at all.It's nice to look at beautiful art but honestly this manga is a huge turn off to me. It's kinda sad since I adore the mangaka and I was waiting for her new masterpiece. Guess this isn't the case.
firstly it would be unfair not to acknowledge the merits of the story, so i shall: the art is gorgeous, as per takarai rihito's usual standards, and the premise of the story exudes potential, as many have pointed out. Being a yaoi fan myself, i'll also add that her portrayal of intimate scenes leave nothing to be desired as well.
it's everything else that's lacking- there is practically no character or relationship development (alright, the latter progresses in a purely sexual nature, but is devoid of emotion). The only change we see in Shirotani is his sudden overwhelming physical lust for kurose. Psychologically, he's made no progress and still despises contact with others, even kurose; at this point, i find the constant tension between his aversion to touch and lust for kurose (the latter predictably ALWAYS WINS OUT) tiring. Emotionally, i don't detact anything remotely resembling actual affection from either of then. Shirotani's desperation for kurose's presence seems to end with his physical satiation. Kurose has got to be one of the most wooden, not to mention unbelievable characters who have dropped the l-bomb ever. Actions speak louder than words. Kurose's actions just reveal him to be callous, possibly excited at the prospect of a new sexual toy, and basically a person not to be taken past face value ever.
Others might point to the story's potential to be a 'darker' romance, but having read my fair share of those, i will point out that those Dark romances that are usually successes tend to have both characters in a couple act in morally questionable manners because they are driven by an obsessive unhealthy love for their partner- that's as simplified a plotline as you can get. But love is evident anyways, despite being in an obsessive and unhealthy form, which is more than i can say for ten count.
I feel that takarai rihito's blatant attempts to Darken the story further via the revelation of Shirotani's Dark Past further point to Ten Count's failure as a Dark story. While not pleasant, it didn't come as a shock either. I didn't react with anything other than mild disgust and also annoyance at how many pages (or was it chapters?) the whole back story seemed to span. I really don't feel like it added anything to the plot at all.
Tldr if you want something pretty with gratituous boy sex that has made an attempt to organize itself into a Deep Dark Story this is for you (but i'd say the plot is pretty thin on the ground). If you came expecting plots similar in type and or quality to the mangaka's previous works, run. If you're new to bl and this is your maiden story, you will probably worship it as the Best Story Ever right until you meet Only the Flower Knows or something.