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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:


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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 (22d ago)
v.1 c.5 by Yaoi Is Life (106d ago)
v.1 c.4 by Yaoi Is Life (205d ago)
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1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (163 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.3 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 30th 2014, 9:54pm PST



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Reijin (Take Shobo)

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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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Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by 801crazed
November 30th, 2014, 12:49am
This is polyamory in the true sense. I only figured out what it meant a few months ago and this manga patterns what I learned perfectly. All three characters end up loving each other, but maybe not in the exact same way. And the mangaka conveys this progression so well; it makes total sense that the relationships would turn out this way. Plus the art is as amazing as usual for Psyche Delico. The smut is tantalizing as well.

The only thing I didn't like was the scene with the
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
double penetration. It was not consensual and Mine was completely justified in his outrage. Although there are heartfelt apologies and back-story, I don't think Mine should have apologized to Hiroi at all. That scene left a bad taste in mouth for sure.
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A breath of fresh air   
Rating: N/A
by OmNom
November 29th, 2014, 1:13pm
I'm not even exaggerating when I say this is the first time I've come across a legit 3-some story that makes sense from beginning to end. I've never really understood of the concept of more than 2 people being in love with each other altogether at once, probably because of the social exposure I have relating to the subject, which is why this manga just feels so right, with just the right amount of psychology, romance and sex. I can totally relate to each of the characters despite the fact that I've never been in such a relationship - that's how good the mangaka is at storytelling. Her art is also reeeally scrumptious, I could just look at the boys go at it all day and not get tired of it. I think everyone should read this piece of work to enlighten and broaden your horizons, it certainly wouldn't harm you one bit.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Yhangong21
September 7th, 2014, 3:25am
I like how the story fits with the characters.. i like the art and also their twisted personality...
This is one of the Best "THREESOME EVER"
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Not going to end well   
Rating: N/A
by Ginny
August 11th, 2014, 10:51pm
Dede was onto something, and I do not think it'll end well. I've never been so torn before in a love triangle and because anyone can end up with anyone. I really have no favorites. This author is cruel with her carrot and stick.
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Wow that was steamy!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by DeDe4ever
April 14th, 2014, 3:39pm
I usually don't like love triangles especially in yaoi but this one is fantastic. I thought the way Hiori and Take share EVERYTHING was weird and nasty at first but it fit the story well. But like all love triangles drama is afoot. I want Take to be with Mine, then I want Mine to be with Hiori, then I want Take to be with Hiori. In the end the only answer I can come up with is Take, Mine and Hiori together. It just fits all three of them, at times one or the other gets jealous because someone is getting more attention they they'd like. But they don't hate it enough to complain, so why not have an eternal threesome. I SAY BRING IT ON!! (>.<)/

... Last updated on December 8th, 2014, 9:45pm
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by NeoFish
February 17th, 2014, 4:33am
Since there are no other reviews, I would be glad to write one for this, but tbh it's hard for me to find exactly what to say...
I'm a huge fan of this mangaka's work and art so I read this without looking at the tags and was a caught off gaurd when I realized the direction it was going ahaha
Psyche Delico's smut is always wonderful, but that's pretty much a lot of what this manga was. What little plot it did have was pretty interesting too, which is good for 3 chapters.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
There was also that bitter sweet vague ending

If you feel uncomfortable with polygamy then this is not for you.
Overall, yeah I liked it, worth the read.
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