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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...?!

The popular and sweet love triangle story series in six parts from Reijin Magazine, and a new side story, are published in this author's first Reijin Comic book!

1. chocolate strawberry vanilla
2. strawberry melancholy (strawberry no yuuutsu)
3. bitter & sweet
4-5. vanilla sex 1&2
6. Melt
7. Sweet or not sweet? (amai, amakunai?)
3 Extras for the main story by the mangaka come in separate doujinshi:


Related Series
Psychedelics (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
チョコストロベリー バニラ
Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.6 + Extra (end) by Yaoi Is Life (149d ago)
v.1 c.5 by Yaoi Is Life (233d ago)
v.1 c.4 by Yaoi Is Life (331d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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Anime Start/End Chapter

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (216 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.26 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 11th 2015, 2:12pm PST



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Reijin (Take Shobo)

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Love it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dezin19
March 1st, 2015, 11:30pm
It's hard to find a manga with a good polyamorous relationship, but this one passed. I'm glad it worked out for the characters (unlike in most manga). Yes, polyamorous relationships exist, and yes they do work for many people. You can love more than one person.
I also like how the author made Take and Hiroi's relationship: when it comes to relationships, there is no black and white or guide on what/how you should be with another (an understanding that comes with age, hopefully). It was refreshing to see a mangaka portray this.
All in all, this manga handled relationships in a surprisingly mature way from what I was expecting (it was my first experience with this author), and I look forward to sensei's future works.

... Last updated on March 2nd, 2015, 2:02am
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very sexy   
Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
by whitespade
February 24th, 2015, 12:57pm
theres a lot of fluids transfer in this manga, and done so sexily you cant help but feel hot and bothered reading it. the story is also good, a perfect vehicle for threesome without too much breaking reality. art is top notch, a great manga for your stimulating pleasure.
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Messed up   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by hotarusasaki
February 17th, 2015, 11:58pm
It's a very messed up and dark plot with beautiful art that just works great together. I enjoyed this manga a lot but felt like it had an axed ending or no ending, I guess what the author was getting at was that all three of them were loved equally which is good I guess. It was very sensual which I liked !
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I agree with the comment of "Akako"   
Rating: N/A
by CJchan092
February 12th, 2015, 7:37am
I'm also against threesomes, but since it has a nice rating I ended up reading it. It really has a good plot and good flow and yea, as a lot of people were saying, its ending was vague.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I also REALLY hoped that this would end with just a COUPLE, but no. They lived "happily" ever after.

I SERIOUSLY WANT HIROI OUT OF THIS. No, I don't hate him. I like him to be honest, but I'm soooooooooooo into Take x Mine that I just want to push him away and let Take and Mine have their own lovey-dovey time. I SHIP THEM SOOOO BAD!!! I just wish Hiroi to have somebody else and leave them alone.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Why didn't you just end this story with Take and Mine becoming a couple??!

Now I'm sad.

... Last updated on February 12th, 2015, 7:40am
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Not sure how to rate it   
Rating: N/A
by kidoraku
January 25th, 2015, 4:26pm
It is a very good story with the plot, nice art and all that stuff but it has a flat shitty ending or I should say it has no ending. When I saw the last chapter and extra I was extremely disappointed and plain angry. Why this happened? It's not fair. It's a total failure. Just when the story seemed to be awesome it turned out to be annoying.
This is the biggest disappointment about yaoi in my life.

... Last updated on January 25th, 2015, 4:29pm
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Psyche Delico   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sakura_Hikizaki
January 5th, 2015, 2:23am
As always her art is beautiful and her story thought provoking. I normally stay far far away from polygamy stories because they are often ridiculous and just off putting but this one - and I thought Iíll never say it - is perfect. She can do no wrong and of course what comes with her gorgeous art work is her well drawn sex scenes. From an artistic stand point they are beautiful, clean and erotic. From a fujoshi stand point - drool worthy.

... Last updated on January 5th, 2015, 2:26am
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surprisingly good   
Rating: 7.7 / 10.0
by butako chan
December 25th, 2014, 11:40pm
The characters and story has a lot of depth and was a surprisingly good read. I've come to expect shallow, stereotypical and predictable characters from the yaoi genre, but this manga gave a refreshingly deep cast. With believable reactions from the cast, the theme of polyamory is explored this manga and draws thought to how it affects the people within that relationship. The art was simple but quite adequate in expressing the emotions of the characters.This was a fascinating read that is much more than your usual yaoi.

... Last updated on December 25th, 2014, 11:40pm
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Nyuuuuuh
December 16th, 2014, 9:30pm
I didn't get past the first sex scene, so maybe it gets better. But that was really unconfortable and I just felt bad for Mine.
But if you don't mind the "i don't want to do it but i'm gonna because i luv u" kind of story then go ahead.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Honestly, I don't have a problem with threesomes and polyamorous relationships and such (although they're not my cup of tea) , but Mine reaaally doesn't like that guy in the beggining, and still has sex with them 'cause freaking Hiroi starts some emotional blackmail and voila unconfortable sex. It really feels like he would be better off just telling Hiroi to be a manipulative brat elsewhere.

... Last updated on December 16th, 2014, 9:31pm
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Threesome done right   
Rating: N/A
by Yaoichick
December 1st, 2014, 7:35pm
I usually don't like multiple lovers, but this story did very well at portraying all three of them. They all have their own flaws, but they are able to make it work well with them. Plus, their personal relationships are different.
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Messed up, but...   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Akako
November 30th, 2014, 6:09pm
I must say I'm a total romantic when it comes to relationships and I don't believe threesomes are a proper way to express feelings of love. That's why I would usually avoid reading stories about someone having more than one sexual partner at a time - polyamory, adultery, or whatever. However, I decided to read this and I don't have regrets. It is unique, definitely the first time I read something like this. Even if the is situation bizarre, PsycheDelico makes it seem plausible somehow. I even came to like Mine and Take - pretty much I might add. No love for Hiroi though. Of course, they should all go see a shrink.

One big complaint:
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Why didn't Hiroi die somehow? He's a total selfish sick bastard, the instigator, the root of all evil, etc., etc. I'm not blaming him for all, but he really has some morbid ways to assure himself that others care for him. And seriously, I had hopes for Take and Mine, I thought there was love... Well, there was, just not the one that I hoped for (?). In the end, it seemed like they found equilibrium, but I think it's shallow. And anyway, I still wish they break up that sick relationship (my sense of righteous love kicks in).
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