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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 (213d ago)
v.1 c.5 by Yaoi Is Life (297d ago)
v.1 c.4 by Yaoi Is Life (395d ago)
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1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (237 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.19 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 28th 2015, 8:27pm PST



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Reijin (Take Shobo)

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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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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.
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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.
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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.

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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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