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Saihate no Kimi e  
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Description
From Liquid Passion:

Following their parents' deaths, Masaya and his younger brother Ryou are brought to the Takatou Estate. They are forced to live in the servants' quarters, where Ryou spends his childhood as the companion and lover of the Takatou family heir, Akahito. He stumbles upon a secret which changes his life forever. While Masaya's life is now at stake, Ryou's status changes from that of Akihito's lover to his slave. Friendship and companionship give way to brutality and violence. It's up to Ryou to rescue both his brother and himself from the family he once trusted.

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Associated Names
最果ての君へ
給最愛的你
給遙不可及的你
To You So Far Away
To You Who are in the Farthest Limit

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.6 by Liquid Passion (2787d ago)
v.1 c.extra (end) by Liquid Passion (2787d ago)
v.1 c.5 by Liquid Passion (2827d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (308 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.72 / 10.0
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December 22nd 2013, 1:42pm PST


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Year
2004

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Angst ridden with rape... Just the way I like it.   
Rating: N/A
by SilverStorm
October 30th, 2013, 4:54pm
With a manga tagged with "rape," "possessive lover," and "angst," you'd think people would get an idea of what the story's about. o_0 I guess they were misled by the cute pretty art, and the fact that Minami Haruka normally does light comedy type yaoi.

Anyways, about the main characters, I kind of find this dynamic interesting. BOTH of them were/are in love, but due to circumstances, it evolved into a master-servant relationship (sex-wise). Otherwise though, the seme and uke were pretty standard for this kind of theme. I suppose the best part of this yaoi was the angst.

I STILL feel sorry for the older brother. I really have conflicted feelings.
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The older brother's relationship with the old man was kinda messed up, especially when you think of how young older brother would have been when it started.


I'm pretty good at separating fiction from my real life beliefs, but something about this bothered me, even though I've read tons of stories (and enjoyed it) with that scenario before. I'm not sure what set me off on this, but I suppose the author succeeded if I'm feeling this way.

The ending could also use more work. I don't think the "resolution" was nowhere near as satisfying as the other parts. I honestly think Minami Haruka may have a future in the "darker" yaoi genre, but needs to work on her story endings.

... Last updated on October 30th, 2013, 4:55pm
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Surprising depth... Don't judge by the cover...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Cassandra08
August 22nd, 2013, 11:59am
Although I hate girly looking ukes (and this art was very much girly, even the seme looked kinda feminine), and even though I was slightly put off by the front cover when I saw this, as soon as the plot began developing after the first half chapter or so I really enjoyed it!

I liked this situation, the story, and the characters, while not necessarily being that original, had depth and even Masaya (a side character) I found interesting, especially in regards to all their motives! I even found myself thinking that the art at times was beautiful (and as I said, I don't like 'girly' art).

Whilst the rape may be an issue for some readers, I liked it, thought it fitted in perfectly with the character's emotions (It wasn't just 'random' rape, there were clear motives behind it - if that makes sense - and even the seme found it bittersweet), and the fact that *spoiler(ish)* Ryou liked Akihito beforehand made that when he still wanted him at the end slightly more realistic.

So give it a try! I did, and I was pleasantly surprised x
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didn't expect   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mrsseien
August 4th, 2013, 1:17pm
after reading a lot of Minami-sensei's works, I was getting tired of cute, crying, silly and overly childlish ukes and semes, but this was... wow! Awesome! This one really moved me. Characters and plot had so much depth. Really awesome, totally recommend it, if you want to read something with great plot and gorgeous art!
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Pump the breaks   
Rating: N/A
by supmaguire
September 13th, 2012, 8:03pm
Regardless of the angsty confusion that both parties felt, sorry I'm not sorry--RAPE IS RAPE. Rape is WRONG. Being hurt and confused and wanting someone to stay with you IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR RAPE. I thought it was really skeevy how he would
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also manipulate Ryou and play with his head by saying what might happen to his brother.
That is not love; that is obsession.

And the art was "myeh"... It weirds me out when the sizes of the uke and seme's penises are so blatantly disproportionate hahaha like really?? Ryou's looked like one of those skinny sausage links you get at IHOP.

... Last updated on September 13th, 2012, 8:04pm
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Meh   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by scyth3r
June 23rd, 2012, 6:44pm
I'm pretty used of the whole spineless protagonist in these things, but this is just ridiculous.
If the plot would've been kept light, this wouldn't have been so bad. With a heavy topic like that you can't half ass it, otherwise it feels awkward and there's no catharsis when you finish reading.
I kept waiting for him to pull out a gun on the old man, or a broken bottle... something to retaliate. That would've been a great ending.
Imagine viewfinder without Akihito fighting back. While reading it you wouldn't be submersed in the story. Instead the whole time you'd be thinking "grow a pair, kid." It would be boring and unnecessary. That's pretty much what happened here.
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I thought it was GOOD   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Sky Cross
February 22nd, 2012, 7:38pm
This really isn't Haruka sensei's usual style. It's usually very cute and funny with lots of sex. And I see some here who say she didn't succeed. I think she did. She's not the best in this genre, there's honestly much better in the angst genre that I love very much, but who can be the best at everything?

And I honestly enjoyed reading it just as much, and even more than some of her other stories. Akihito's behavior was indeed a bit too extreme, but it didn't bother me allt hat much, because throughout the whole story, I still felt he really cared a lot for Ryou.
And what happened to Ryou's nii-san almost made me cry, I really felt for Masaya.

I say, if you're a fan of Haruka Minami, you absolutely need to read this one too.
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Ehhh   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by lifeincircuit
September 6th, 2011, 10:53pm
Maybe Minami Haruka should stick to plotless smut. This wasn't *terrible*, but it wasn't great either.
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The whole being totally in love and just bouncing back like it was nothing after tons of rape and abuse was sort of ridiculous.
I enjoy her mindless smut, but I think the dumb character development and plot in this overshadowed that and I was just left feeling kind of uncomfortable. I don't think the plot alone was that terrible of an idea, but it needed someone else to flesh it out as this did not work for me. I've read a lot worse though.
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One of the better ones   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Sasageru
June 9th, 2011, 1:14am
So i'm quite familiar with the mangaka's works and i have to say this is probably one of the better ones - at least theres some attempt at a story and plot in this, where as many of her works are basically plotless smut. That said, this isnt a masterpiece by any means - it has a few good moments and i like the ending in some ways, but its quite cliche, nothing very original or special and the ending was quite predictable too. Its an entertaining read and im still in love with the art style - but dont let yourself read it with expectations - chances are you'll be disappointed.
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A little too flat and cliche   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by FeyPhantom
February 25th, 2011, 4:31am
I've gotten used to Minami Haruka's art style which I generally would like more if it wasn't coupled with the yaoi genre (plus many of her ukes look exactly alike which irritates me as an artist... if you're going to create a character, you may as well make them unique). But as for story, I felt this fell short of what I'd hoped for, ending up in all sorts of cliches I generally dislike.

Spoiler (highlight to view)
Akihito became a figure similar to his father and in earlier chapters, it had seemed like Ryou had realized that and couldn't forgive him (which could lead to some major character development for Akihito before Ryou would be able to forgive him). But, as one usually finds in these types of stories, in the end it was Ryou who "realized his mistake" and noticed that it was just Akihito's way of loving him - so that made it okay. Of course, Akihito is never shown to have truly been in the wrong and doesn't learn from his mistakes. I can't even remember if he even apologizes properly for raping Ryou, but if it was there, it was much too quick and easy an apology for doing something so horrific.

As for Ryou's brother, he gets hardly any kind of resolve (I would have liked to see Ryou interact at least once with him after he discovers his brother sleeping with the head of the household, but there is only a one-sided letter sent from Ryou. Considering the importance of Ryou's older brother to the plot, especially in the beginning (--! NOTE: Ryou's only two close people in the beginning are Akihito and his brother--!), it would have felt like a more complete story if he had kept his importance to the end, and not just with the odd mention). Plus, admittedly, I was expecting something to happen between Saiga and Ryou's brother which obviously didn't pan out.

As a final note, it definitely irritated me that there were so many passive abusers in this story who never really took full responsibility for their actions - or inaction - the two main culprits of this story being Akihito and Saiga who stood by for years without doing anything to try and stop the abuse they knew was going on. Ultimately, although they both are guilty of helping the abuse by looking the other way, neither of the two victims hold it against them and they all stay very close, Saiga and Akihito never fully accepting responsibility in the fact that they are just as guilty of the abuse of Ryou's older brother as is Akihito's father (there is a reason people can be sent to jail for not doing anything to help someone in certain situations as if they were the ones hurting the victim with their own hands).


Overall, the first two chapters seemed very promising, but unfortunately Minami-sensei didn't follow-through with the plot as well as I'd hoped. I initially read this one because someone mentioned it on another one of her works as a 'longer story which goes more in-depth' so I wanted to see Minami-sensei's skills at her best. Perhaps I'll keep on looking but maybe I should just resign to the idea that her stories are good as shallow (not necessarily used as a negative term here) short stories and leave the deeper stories to yaoi mangaka like Yoneda Kou or Miyamoto Kano.
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Eh...she still has a ways to go....   
Rating: N/A
by catandmouse
October 11th, 2010, 6:22pm
For those just reading this:
We have to give her props for trying....that's as much as I can say...i like reading her stuff for the mindless entertainment....that's all there is to it....in this story there were some semblance of a plot, but it was weak and like all her couples, you had the overly weak uke and the possesive-seems-like- he-knows-everything seme....actually her uke in this one bothered me more than the rest...maybe cus the story was trying to be more than just mindless sex, but he just seemed way to docile....after all the crap the seme made him go through, I at least expected him to be a little angry and maybe just maybe made the other one beg a little more, I mean so he was in love w/ him before things went sour, so you just don't stop loving someone, I get that, but to just be like
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"ok, you treated me like a freaking thing over some misunderstanding, but I need you, my body feels empty w/o you and I still love you so don't ever leave me"...
yeah, not buying it...oh and my fave part, when the dad and the dude are talking and the dad's like
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"Ima give him away as a present to a business associate" the uke was listening and thinking "I only want to be raped by so-and-so"
Uh? Yeah ,maybe he deserved what he got if he was gonna be that stupid about it.....
All in all, if you want pretty characters having sex, this is a good series, if you want some actual character development, look elsewhere....another story with a similar plot, but a much stronger one would be in my opinion Sakura Gari by Yuu Watase.....

So this story is a 2, cus I kinda liked the brother, he seemed a bit more fleshed out than the main character and he hardly came out.....
Art is awesome, so an 8
But then again, she's a good smutty artist w//o much plot to her stories....
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