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Description
From Yaoi Is Life:

Hiroi always shared what he liked, things and people alike, with his childhood friend Take. Take always returned Hiroi's affections. Mine, who because of his deep love for Hiroi, accepts both of them. The relationship of these three classmates was in a good balance, but because of a subtle change in their feelings, this balance slowly gets unhinged...?!

Type
Manga

Related Series
Psychedelics (Side Story)

Associated Names
チョコストロベリー バニラ
巧克力草莓香草
草莓的忧郁
Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla

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Latest Release(s)
c.Lucky Pervert by Yaoi Is Life (240d ago)
c.September 2015 Reijin Extra by Cocobees (770d ago)
v.1 c.6 + Extra (end) by Yaoi Is Life (1031d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (344 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.97 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 26th 2017, 7:21am PST


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Year
2011

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Serialized In (magazine)
Reijin (Take Shobo)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #682 increased(+136)
Monthly Pos #1415 increased(+85)
3 Month Pos #1921 increased(+14)
6 Month Pos #1996 increased(+114)

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why   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Yzma
June 26th, 2017, 7:41am
don't know why people here keep voting against "rape" tag. rape is a rape. if you like to read about rape, whether victim doesn't like it or is falling into some kind of stockholm syndrome-ish "love", is completely other thing. these tags are for people who didn't read manga yet. some of them has triggers, you know. some of them just don't like wasting time on read they found unpleasant. let them be warned, for f*ck's sake, not everyone into hard stuff. if seme is short, you don't vote against it. if someone forced into sex, physically or emotionally(debt, manipulation, blackmail), it's rape. why insist it isn't?
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Freaking repulsive   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Himeowchama
February 18th, 2017, 4:06am
I just can't. I did finish reading this and I won't deny that this is reallyyy sexy in many ways, I hated the fact that the uke was treated like a sex toy. And I hated the uke for accepting both the seme wholeheartedly. And what I really hated the most was that how this manga doesn't havr any resolve AT ALL. Or if it does, then things were just the same. I honestly thought that the situation was gonna change, but it didn't. And I don't like how the main seme forced the uke to have double penetration and disrespected the choice of the uke. In the end, the was just a crybaby who was sulking bc the uke refused to see the seme. Like wtf is the wrong with this manga and this is reallyyyyy twisted in many ways it really bothered me (more than those incest ones) And I am honeesssstly confused as to why a lot of people loved this (or so the rating says)

If you enjoy sex and twisted settings, then this is for you.
If you enjoy gentle seme and cute/respectable ukes, don't bother reading this.
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I am Lost ...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by toastmuncher
January 6th, 2017, 2:21am
Though two thing that I can say for sure is:
1) I did not find this repulsive.
2) I would recommend others to read this.
My main problem with this is that
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Mine is treated like an object. To me it just seems that he is a sex toy which Hiroi uses and then shares with Take. I find Take more sensible and sensitive, even more so since Take is able to hit all the good spot of Mine while Hiroi isn't. If this was all this was I would have given this a 1. Butt half way through we then see Mine take a stand for himself and shake Take and Hiroi out of their stupor, respectively. Thus agency is taken away from Hiroi and Take and centered on Mine; he is no longer a sex-object. But the end all three have some sort of agency and are not merely reactive. I don't know what to make of this

Re-reading this at least two more times, and making notes will definitely help clear things up hat's why for now I will withhold rating this.

Edit: I have finally finished reading this two more times, and now I can say without a shadow of doubt this is in fact a master piece.
P.S. The art is very deceptive e.g.
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when Hiroi needs to be cute and loving he is usually drawn small and curved, but when they are having sex his face and body figure becomes angular.
. It was this last bit that pushed me to give this a ten.

... Last updated on January 8th, 2017, 10:01am
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really disturbing....   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by strangledwords
November 5th, 2016, 10:27pm
mine is essentially raped throughout the story and he isn't even in the "polyamorous" relationship because he wants to. it's like he has no self-respect and is only with hiroi + take because it's the only way he'll have hiroi.... just..... what?

take is also highly disturbing. he goes against mine's outcries of repeated and highly vocalized "no"s and just shoves his dick into the guy. honestly, what the fuck?

hiroi.... how does he compare food to a person...?? i get that you have these cool snacks that taste really good and want friends to try them, but he treats his partners like they're supposed to just let it happen. then, when his partners grow feelings for take he gets upset?? uh.... hello, you were the one that insisted on that in the first place??

i don't understand the ratings, and my 2 is only for the art, which wasn't too horrible to look at.
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( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Good. God.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Baniita
February 4th, 2016, 8:28pm
I've stepped onto a new frontier in pining. Pining for someone while you're in them, while the one you're doing is romantically in love with your co-dependent partner...... wooooowwwwww.....
This is incredible. Moe from beyond outer space.
A++++.
This is an unhealthy polysexual relationship, [s]but the author doesn't seem to understand that healthy polyromantic relationships actually exist[/s].
Edit: They become a healthier poly relationship later. smile Though it's just Hiroi and Mine that are lovers. Mine and Take's relationship is much more interesting though..

... Last updated on February 4th, 2016, 9:02pm
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Uhm   
Rating: N/A
by Himitsu-chan
November 2nd, 2015, 4:17pm
I only came to read it just for the threesome but there's something to it that drawn me further. When it comes to the sex scene i don't even feel hot or horny or something, it's just sadness. Idk there's nothing to be sad of but the way the mangaka wrote the pov of the three there's a sudden squeeze to my heart, i feel sad, i feel devastated and silently wishing for them to stop. Mine clearly love hiroi and hiroi feels the same, and take likes mine too but can't have him all. When take has His Pov i felt really hurt for him, i got this feeling that he's surpressing his feelings for the sake of Hiroi i nearly cried because of that. Idk if i'm making sense but i really wish for take and mine to be together but on the other side i'm feeling sorry for Hiroi so i just brushed off that wishful thinking. I hope that the mangaka write an extra about them having a very good ending where there is no one who is hurting.
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Everybody knows...   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by aiish
August 22nd, 2015, 4:53am
We all know that this is new and actually really good take on yaoi. It's great that there's a different side to loving someone and sharing them... BUT let's be honest. WE ALL WANT MINE AND TAKE TO END UP TOGETHER.... ONLY THEMSLEVES. I hope Hiroi finds a new lover and Take won't be able to separate from Mine, coupling them together!!! Sorry Hiroi!

... Last updated on August 22nd, 2015, 4:55am
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Too bad it involved rape scenes   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Jasminthe
July 29th, 2015, 5:38pm
Well, I like polyamorous relationships but this one just didn't feel right. The way it began (and continued) with Mine just feels like a rape and it was more uncomfortable than sexy or anything. No means no.

And Hiroi just seems to be an egoistic brat that has absolutely no consideration whatsoever for the people surrounding him.
Mine and Take have their cute sides.

... Last updated on July 29th, 2015, 5:38pm
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A mess of emotions!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
July 13th, 2015, 2:40pm
This is one of those that others opinion mean nothing. You may hate the relationship one chapter, get all horny on another, or just plain love it all!
Personally I didn't like Mine at first, thought he was the interloper. But soon I was experiencing Take's emotions, and i started to realize I'm just as messed up because I was VERY satisfied with the end.
I recommend reading the DJs too because it explains so much more about their daily lives, also we get closure for those who want to know what happened after.
Glad I was able to understand what sensei was trying to show in this story.

... Last updated on July 13th, 2015, 4:34pm
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Interesting relationship   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by moeanao
May 11th, 2015, 2:41am
When I first read this manga, I didn't really like it. I'm not a fan of polyamory relationships. But when I re-read it some time later, I found myself liking it instead. The reason I didn't like it was because I ended up rooting for only two of them. When I had rid myself of those thoughts I started thinking deeper about their relationship and came to like it as it is - as three people together and not just two.
If you want to enjoy this manga, you'll have to accept their relationship as it is. Or else, you'll be disappointed. If you dislike polyamory relationships in the first place, the risk is high that you will not enjoy this manga.

There are things I do not like about this manga too, such as
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the way Mine got involved in the whole relationship between Take and Hiroi, it was kind of forced (not completely, since Mine decided to be with them himself) so it left a bad taste in my mouth. Also the almost forced double penetration, but at least Hiroi apologized about it later.


Another weakness it has is its conclusion. It doesn't feel completely resolved (or satisfying for that matter).

I definitely think this is a good read. The best part of it is their interesting relationship. If you like polyamory, smut (with threesomes) and unusual BL, you'll probably enjoy it. Just don't end up rooting for two of them.

I recommend reading psychedelics after this if you want to understand their relationship better, as the mangaka herself explained it better there. And the drama cd is also godly, so listen to it.

... Last updated on May 11th, 2015, 2:43am
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