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Ani no Hanashi  
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Fumi's family consists of him, his working mother, his bed-ridden grandmother and his older brother. Fumi admires his kind older brother who manages his studies, sports and housework perfectly. One day, however, Fumi's feelings are tested when his brother's best friend enters their lives.

A young heterosexual man's account of his childhood with his gay older brother.


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Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (144 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.22 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 24th 2017, 6:19pm PST



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ihr HertZ (Taiyou Tosho)

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Weekly Pos #575 increased(+330)
Monthly Pos #1337 increased(+525)
3 Month Pos #3359 increased(+134)
6 Month Pos #4268 increased(+459)

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On 106 wish lists
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Short But Interesting   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by scorcher
July 22nd, 2017, 7:03pm
A rather creative manga. Like most Shounen Ai manga, the premise of the manga is comprise of the idea of homosexuality with two male characters as they struggling to love each other through relationship drama and/or reject of society. But unlike other manga, this story is told from the perspective of someone who is outside of that relationship. A third party that has no romantic feelings for the two in question. But rather, a person who bear witness to their love. It creates a narrative sort of story that gives sympathy to the gay couple through the empathy of the main character.
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Integration, not exception   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by toastmuncher
October 13th, 2016, 2:23pm
Putting aside the art, which is also fabulous, this story focuses on integrating homosexuals into society rather than romanticizing them as this exceptional, run-down, oppressed group of people who need to be saved, and put on a pedestal.
Moreover, to choose to show the story from the little brother's perspective makes a long stride in underscoring this point, because then the story isn't about a homosexual, but rather how a heterosexual came to know how homosexuality and deal with it. I am happy that it ended on a positive note, but even if it hadn't I think the author would still have done a fantastic job so showing exactly why it didn't end on a happy note.
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Love it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TehShush
January 26th, 2016, 6:35pm
Short and sweet, the perfect medium to express how a family member might view their homosexual relative. A lot was glossed over, especially due to large time skips, but it doesn't get confusing. Instead, it showed all the important points of their relationship without a lot of filler. I really enjoyed reading this one and will definitely reread it in the future.
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Original Point of View   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Ahzinal
October 27th, 2015, 12:59pm
It was a clever choice to see the story from the eyes of the younger brother. That is what gave this story its charm Iím sure. I always go into Ike senseiís stories with enthusiasm and this story did not disappoint me at all. The progress of time was handled nicely and the men grew up to be quite handsome in my opinion. I could believe the characters, which is something quite missed in the bl world. Honestly, this is a top-notch shounen ai. I recommend this to veterans and beginners of the bl world alike.
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I can't help but smile   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by AelixRage
March 30th, 2015, 8:34am
This is a rare gem of a manga. I loved how the story was from the little brother's perspective and how even at a young age he has understood a lot of things. The story paired with the art, it's just one of those mangas that you just want to keep and read again and again later on. Wonderful, simply wonderful. Very recommended.
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Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by MirayAllen
February 13th, 2015, 5:10am
A heartwarming story about an insightful little boy and his own inner struggles growing up to find his perfect older brother is, after all, a flesh-and-blood individual of his own.

This is one of those rare moments in the history of BL when a story doesn't try to bite off more than it can chew. On a subtextual level it deals with important LGBT themes (coming out to parents, dealing with their rejection, marriage) as well as other interpersonal-relationship issues more broadly. However, because we're given the (straight) little brother's point of view, these subjects are dealt with in a very tender, innocent way that doesn't weary out.

Of course it would be nice to see a more consistent development of these characters, less condensed and more fruitful. For that reason alone I don't feel quite as satisfied as other readers appear to be and thus can't give this manga a proper 10. However, the story does remain warm to the core and it is a nice reading overall, backed up by some serious beautiful examples of Ike Reibun's gorgeous artistic style and straightforward storytelling.

I'll be returning to it soon enough.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Dagorkitty
September 19th, 2014, 5:00pm
I absolutely loved this manga, it had been a while since I'd read something that had made feel this satisfied, I even cried a bit at the end. Few times have I cried from happiness, but this manga achieved it, it gave me a really warm feeling. The good thing about the it, according to me, is that the story is told from the point of view of the straight younger brother, so that gives you a bit more perspective on the older brother than if he had been the main character. The only thing that I would say didn't convince me completely, was the fact that the brother was a bit too perfect, or at least we as readers don't get to see it.

I gave it a 10.

... Last updated on September 19th, 2014, 5:01pm
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Good Story   
Rating: N/A
by Yaoichick
September 9th, 2014, 7:16pm
I liked this story. It is just three chapters long. We watch two brothers grow up, the whole story told in the younger brother's POV. He is proud to have such a wonderful, caring brother... who is also gay.
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I like the story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Yhangong21
September 8th, 2014, 9:09pm
This is one of a heartwarming story i've ever read!! ike reibun is really good at making beautiful mangas!
i almost cried for this manga, even if it's short it was really satisfying!! BRAVO BRAVO ..

... Last updated on September 8th, 2014, 9:10pm
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