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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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テンカウント (宝井理人)
10 Count

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c.Drama CD 3 Extra by Ikahomine (11d ago)
c.27 by Ikahomine & Mysophobic Anon (21d ago)
c.26 by Ikahomine & Mysophobic Anon (22d ago)
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4 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (355 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.25 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 9th 2015, 11:14am PST



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SuBLime (August 2016)

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Rating: N/A
by mrtaxi
February 2nd, 2016, 6:18am
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.
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Rating: N/A
by Kira4
January 29th, 2016, 1:34am
To tell you the truth i'm a bit disappointed..., it started out really well, had good and awkward characters, there was something in the air that made butterflies in the stomach, angst, cuteness and plot. But now it has losen everything that it was and became a hard yaoi without plot... Although i'll continue reading, i feel like it can't really give me anything anymore... It's a shame, really... I was hoping that this one will be unique. But i have to give merit to the art!
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by jongjongie
January 17th, 2016, 7:42am
I really don't want to use that word, but let me be honest, that's the first thing appeared in my mind when I read the latest chapters. Takarai Rihito's art is fine, but her characters' talks and dialogues are like they were written by a porn mangaka who keeps on writing meaningless sentences as long as they leads to the sex scenes. There's a serious lack of depth. Seven Days was good, but that was because only the art belonged to Takarai Rihito, and the story was TACHIBANA Venio's (though I was a bit disappointed with the ending). So Takarai still needs to practice writing more, in my opinion.
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Rating: N/A
by Autorama
September 29th, 2015, 12:03pm
Beautifull art. good plot. Good characters. And provides a range of emotions, really. Some times is cute, others is sad, it also has its funny moments. But most of the times the characters oscilate between sexyness and pityfullness. They are bothe just so messed up...
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I like it   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by aiish
August 30th, 2015, 3:33am
Like some people say, the beginning had a lot of potential to turn in something great and I agree, but I wouldn't say the storyline is going downhill. There are many ways an author will take their story and this was just the way this mangaka did and I still find it interesting; yet I know it could've been better. However I'm still waiting for an update so it shows I'm still interested.
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Maybe not for me   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by papirzsiraf
July 27th, 2015, 10:05am
I really like Takarai Rihito as an artist, but as far as storylines go, I prefer her drawing for other authors (like in the case of Seven Days, or The Sleepy Residents of Birdcage Manor). I really wanted to get into this, I usually like psychological themed comics, but Ten Count is more focused on the yaoi part of it. And don't get me wrong, I've read pretty damn good yaoi stories as well, but for me this one fell short on many levels.
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Will it get deeper?   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by otakuness
July 16th, 2015, 9:39am
No, i dont mean that as s pun but now that ibthink about it ... Hahaha!

Anyways, i just want too frel something for the main characters. I kkiw that uke has ocd and the seme are displaying his own side of the crazy card but the premise is really good! I want more! I hope the author will be able to delover- i wont drop this the art is too giid abd as i said i like the ocd concept cause mental disorders aside from suicidal tendencies are so rarely talked about in manga.
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Started out good but ends up disappointing   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by lfb
June 17th, 2015, 3:30pm
I had hoped for something interesting seeing how there are rarely manga about mysophobia. Something to stand out or give me something new to think about, but nope, this is as remarkable as average BL except slightly more annoying that every scene was predicable w/o even trying. Doesn't help that the MC is like the typical uke and other characters are on the bland side. Overall, nice idea but could have been handled better.
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Really Like It   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by FeyPhantom
April 19th, 2015, 6:14pm
First off, the art is excellent and though it takes a while to get to the smut, once it starts going... well it seems here to stay xD As for the characters, Kurose is a little difficult to understand in the beginning
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-I feel like I finally fully understood Kurose's character in ch20-
however he is pretty much a confirmed sadist (not really hardcore but he definitely likes to mess with Shirotani). If you want a seme who waits for his uke to advance the relationship, this really isn't the right story for you.

What I feel that most people see as dub con is probably in the way the story's told. Kurose seems extremely keyed in to Shirotani's level of comfort. He definitely pushes him beyond his comfort level, but Kurose also seems to know when it really is too much for Shirotani and when it's not. Can that be considered dub con? Yes, but there are also not always extremely visible lines in real life. An SM relationship is all about pushing an M beyond their comfort level but knowing when it really is too much. Maybe Shirotani isn't a confirmed M, but Kurose would be looking for that in a relationship so it's not all that surprising that he would push Shirotani. (And although Shirotani is being pushed beyond his comfort levels, he's really not reacting much like some rape victim but rather like someone falling in love for the first time who's emotions are all messed up, imo.)

Shirotani, on the other hand, has an interesting take on mysophobia since he
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seems to see himself as dirty and he wants to protect others from his own dirtiness. This is seen with the incident that seems to have started his mysophobia (in the closet) as well as the fact that he begs Kurose to promise to wash his hands after doing sexual things with him and not before.

Honestly, I've really been enjoying this story. I fell in love with Takarai Rihito's (and Tachibana Venio's) Seven Days and have enjoyed her works ever since.

... Last updated on April 19th, 2015, 6:17pm
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by NND
April 6th, 2015, 7:21am
Actually I'm not really a fan of Takarai Rihito. I really love her art but her stories are not that interesting to me (except for Seven Days though). I don't really know why this series is so popular. In fact, the plot really has potential and I was very excited at first. But then everything went downhill.

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The way Kurose treated Shirotani pissed me off. At first he said some crap like he'd help Shirotani to cure his phobia but all I know is that he just abused Shirotani's body all day. He was like an emotionless beast, ignored all the suffer Shirotani's been through because of him. Even when he cried or begged, Kurose never had the intention to let him go. It really confuses me, is that the way you treat people with Mysophobia? Push them down and use sex toys on them? It also annoys me how Shirotani just clenched his teeth and flowed with everything, like he had no power to resist Kurose.

Every time I read a yaoi manga, the thing I want to see most is how they love each other. I want to feel the love between the characters. But with Ten Count, I simply can't feel anything like that. The art is excellent though. I'm kinda curious how the story will end but I don't think I will continue to read it.
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