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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...?!

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?)
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3 Extras for the main story by the mangaka come in separate doujinshi:
PsycheDelics003
PsycheDelics005
PsycheDelics006

Type
Manga

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

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.6 + Extra (end) by Yaoi Is Life (58d ago)
v.1 c.5 by Yaoi Is Life (142d ago)
v.1 c.4 by Yaoi Is Life (240d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (180 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.32 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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7+
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6+
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Last Updated
November 30th 2014, 9:54pm PST


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Year
2011

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Serialized In (magazine)
Reijin (Take Shobo)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #610 increased(+146)
Monthly Pos #766 decreased(-127)
3 Month Pos #315 increased(+51)
6 Month Pos #444 decreased(-74)

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On 142 wish lists
On 470 completed lists
On 5 unfinished lists
On 185 custom lists

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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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ugh   
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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Polyamory   
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
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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 the concept of more than 2 people being in love with each other altogether, 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.

... Last updated on December 25th, 2014, 9:38am
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BEST THREESOME EVER   
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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