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Caste Heaven  
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Ruled by a cruel and arbitrary ranking system, the school is a pool of jealousy, envy and lust. Azusa was the King for a long time but one day he falls to the very bottom. What now?


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Kuzu (Side Story)

Associated Names
Heaven of School Caste

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c.13 by Ichinko Scans & Sentimiento Yaoi (108d ago)
c.12 by Ichinko Scans & Sentimiento Yaoi (178d ago)
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2 Volumes (Ongoing)

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Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (233 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.92 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 22nd 2016, 3:50am PST



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You just can't drop it....   
Rating: N/A
by liontaraki
October 12th, 2016, 3:51pm
Out of all the stories I've read from Ogawa Chise, this one is the most engaging. I've never read anything like that and I have no idea how the story can progress from now on. It's not a lovestory at all, there's just a spoiled rich kid that got horny and wanted to jump his beautiful male classmate. And due to various reasons, everything up till now went exactly as he planned.
I wonder about Karino's feelings, though. At some point, Atsumu said that Karino acts like a bully towards Azusa because he's overwhelmed by his feelings and that's how he handles them but I don't see Karino as an emotional guy. He acts like an a$$hole every time and I hope in the next chapters we'll get to see this story from his point of view, to see his take on things. I'm pretty sure he IS a scam of the earth, that's why he acts like one, but anyways....
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Original, dark, and erotic fantasy world   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Gattaca88
September 4th, 2016, 12:36pm
UPDATE: I first read this in 2014 and read it again today and the story is progressing so well. It is VERY well written, original story. It's not the usual "I love you for raping me" storyline so I don't understand the people who alluded to that? The main uke Azusa is FIERCE and very interesting....something that not all that common in Yaoi world.

If you read chapter 9 then you would understand the story more and why Karino is doing this. Why no one is scared to talk, why the caste system continues.

But people should be WARNED: this is a dark, twisted storyline meant for ADULTS who enjoy these kinds of stories.

First of all,I LOVE Ogawa Chise. I love all of her work, her art and story telling are impeccable and they go together with each other perfectly. Her stories are DARK which adds to her charm. People who don't like rape or any darkness in their yaoi should stay far away. I think she always does it right, so here we go....

Spoiler alert!!

The theme is brilliant , the whole power structure and caste system is so interesting! Karino was always meant to be the main love interest of Azusa, from the very first chapter he is longingly and obsessively looking at Azusa. He is the one beside Azusa in the beginning and it makes sense for him to have developed a sort of obsession or better feelings...for Azusa. He has been wanting to overthrow Azusa for a long time now because that is his only way to get much closer to Azusa. Yes, Karino played a lot of games in the beginning (blushing and such)but again that was his way of finally overpowering Azusa. He went through a lot to finally overpower this one guy.

Nobody would think this is a normal and healthy love story and of course love is not the main focus here, dominance and violence is but that does mean Karino has no feelings for Azusa. I think he is too immature and arrogant to express it but that does not mean he feels nothing. His boredom is only part of the reason for his obsession but I honestly think a bigger part is unexpressed feelings. Those feelings can be anything...anger, infatuation, jealousy,LUST, etc...I think there is hate involved too and obsessive love as well. There is no simple formula for these things...and I like that complexity.

Let me also add that I like Azusa, he does have depth and something in his childhood/the relationship with his mother probably made him want to cheat his way to the top. Being king means he won't have to feel small. But when he was King, he was not a good person, he was a actually a tyrant! So how do you get rid of Tyrant and make him feel like nothing.....Chise did this part very realistically in that she had someone of lower rank, like Karino, embarrass and humiliate Azusa but in a way that would feed into our sadism-masochism thirst lol...he has to break Azusa for Azusa see him, so he blackmail was needed.

Then starts their sexual relationship which I found to be really hot. I think Karino is super sexy especially with his glasses if you like hot semes then Karino is one. I might have glasses fetish....I don't know.

May I also add, Azusa starting to have feelings for Karino is needed for this story to develop. That was the whole point, for Azusa to see Karino as more than just a past servant and now as a King, he had to develop SOME feelings. It makes things more interesting. I see it as sado-masochisms relationship and I think there could be love in that kind of relationship, not saying this is love but there could be. This feeling of being dominated by someone can consume a person to the point that they are all you think about... I don't always like the love-rape yaoi themes but sensei does it right. She is brilliant.

Let's see how this goes, can't wait for more chapters.

... Last updated on September 4th, 2016, 1:08pm
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what the fuck   
Rating: N/A
by Qinni
June 23rd, 2016, 3:22pm
I got to like chapter 11, but I just can't anymore.

What the fuck, everyone in this manga is fucked up in the head. the only person with a redeeming personality is the main character Azusa (and maaaybe Atsumu but he's so typically nerdy and weak, and it's just so boring and sad.), and even then I just feel immensely sorry for him.

The premise was pretty interesting and I'm actually really used to reading rape and shit in yaoi, and i can even see a "sweet" side to those stockholm syndrom-y ukes and "i raped ya cause i love ya" semes, but there's just too many yandere characters, seriously. You can't have so many yandere/crazy characters, and it completely brings me out of the story cause I end up going "what the heck? ANOTHER crazy fuck?". why the hell are there no normal-ish characters? Even that teacher. seriously what the fuck.

It's interesting how many people enjoy this fucked up story though...and by interesting I mean scary. Damn, all you sadists. and that's not a compliment, that just creeps me out like fuck. y'all need jesus. lol. jk, but seriously tho jesus that's a lotta girls (and boys?) who likes rape and cruelty without much logic/motive :/
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Give or Take, it's Okay   
Rating: N/A
by AlkalHolic
May 17th, 2016, 6:51pm
Lmao I still think Caste Heaven is a little trashy, but I wouldn't give it too harsh of a backlash. It's a little too cringeworthy to be totally reprehensible.

I'm more accustomed to dark yaoi like the bittersweet poetry of Nakamura Asumiko instead of this kind of try-too-hard-but-still-ditsy sort of manga. Flashback scenes are like typical shojo and don't have that hint of nostalgia/wistfulness. I read it as tragic situations without empathy. Caste Heaven is like a critique on Japanese society but without the seriousness since its tone and formatting is like typical yaoi and characters are flat and over the top. The sex is like Psyche Delico's stuff because it's all dark and stuff but more kiddy since the characters lack depth and inner motivation/we don't see them get turned on, hence why I say Caste Heaven more like a critique because Ogawa Chise focuses more on the structure of the Caste System than on the characters.

... Last updated on May 19th, 2016, 4:13pm
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Karino x Azusa's story is the best!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Asuka_Masamune
May 14th, 2016, 12:35pm
I loved Karino x Azusa couple, but I don't feel same way towards the others.
Kuze x Atsumu is hella boring and both, seme and uke are so clihéd that are easy to read; they make their story predictable and boring. The new couple that appeared in the story is better, but I still thinking Azusa and Karino are the best.

Azusa's personality makes the story interesting, he's so cool and seme-alike even he's the uke. His past is chaotic and his background is well created, he's the best character of the manga considering all the details Ogawa sensei has put in his creation. In Karino's case, he's interesting too, he is an abusive guy whose past is a mystery; all we know is that he's part of a rich and important family and he's obsessed with Azusa's natural charm and reslient personality. His inner self is kind and I'd like to know what impulses him to act the way he does towards Azusa. Of course, he may end explaining himself once Azusa had understood his own feelings for him.

I hope Ogawa sensei come back to the main story soon, is the best of Caste Heaven and the one most fans are waiting for to conclude. By the way, Azusa and Karino have the sexiest and most erotic scenes wink

... Last updated on May 14th, 2016, 1:28pm
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Stay strong Azusa   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Natural Sapphire
May 11th, 2016, 11:43pm
When I read this manga for the first time, the first thing I noticed was that Azusa was so strong. His character is very interesting and strong that I can't help but love him. I was a little disappointed when side story interrupted the main story. It's not that I don't like the side story but because I like Azusa's story more. I hope Azusa will be saved by someone.
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Why in the world the couple Atsumu/Kaze was created?   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Sylvina
April 1st, 2016, 3:13pm
The story was interesting (yeah i know it's a weird plot, but it's hard nowadays to create something new, because yaoi thematic was quite exploited this past years, and authors always end up on the same tipical yaoi love story, boring of course, and this one was kind of different of those) but! what the heck with the new couple Atsumu/Kaze? it's soooo boring and tipical! (yeah i know that author has created that one to make the manga more longer and to create more expectation) butcome one, this manga was supposed to be different! Azusa and Karino are so much interesting because we don't know yet what will happen, that's what is good about that couple, the unpredictability! Anyways, i like the story (Azusa/ Karino) that story deserves a 9 to me smile

... Last updated on April 1st, 2016, 3:16pm
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What the heck?   
Rating: N/A
by smily_lois
February 14th, 2016, 10:19pm
First of all, the premise doesn't make any sense. I could sort of buy the idea if it was a boarding school, but it was a normal school - STUDENTS GO HOME. Why in the holy world would anybody want to go thereconfused It doesn't make any sense!

I've read some dark, twisted shit but this is not dark nor twisted - just stupid.
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Rating: N/A
by 0903387808
December 5th, 2015, 10:48am
Everyone is just like "ahh the second couple is better"...seriously!? Asutmu is plain, boring and does not have any special characteristics. He just follows the flow made by Kuze...i never like the unactive uke who easiy submit and has weak mind.

On the other hand, Azusa is just simply Interesring. He is strong-willed and arrogance, that's what make this story interesting. Moreover, Karino is like a Tsundere and a bit twsisted (which is pretty amusing) to bully the one he likes. His family background must have something to do with his curent personality (just like the twisted kuze's rabbit story). That's what makes him act twisted w the person he likes. Im sure Azusa will grow to like him if he understands the kindness behind Karino' cruelty.
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Rating: N/A
by Serendipity_
October 24th, 2015, 4:52pm
Honestly, the whole idea around the plot is not bad, it is rather original. However, I can't help but ask the question, "why the rape?". I understand that Ogawa was trying to create a dark/psychological theme, but come on, rape is not an answer to that. There's a million ways to convey "dark" into a story. *sigh*, so disturbing when authors do that. Not Okay.

I won't rate this now, I am going to wait and see how the story unfolds. For now, I like it. Even if the rape part will probably take some points off when I rate it in the future.

... Last updated on October 24th, 2015, 4:53pm
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