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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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Heaven of School Caste

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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (187 votes)
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Last Updated
October 4th 2015, 9:48am PST



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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Narufan1st
August 15th, 2015, 7:02pm
This manga is unforgivably stupid.

Why does the school allow rape?

Why does the school do this stupid game?

Why does the school seem to have no classes?

How can a student get it trouble for reporting rape?

Why can students just leave the class at any time to have sex?

Why is Karino a little bitch rapist?

Why isn't it treated like a bad thing?

Why can't the MC (I forgot his name), just become homeschooled?

Why is it supposed to be dark and twisted but it's just weird and rapey?

Why did I ever click on this manga?
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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by lfb
August 10th, 2015, 4:23am
I've read a lot of BL and generally do enjoy twisted dark stories bc they're refreshing, but this one just feels disappointing in various ways. First off, just the overall story I have trouble keeping a suspension of disbelief that a whole school would follow this one card game (that anyone could start??) and everyone's friends would change by the card they find. It'd even be more realistic if there were more of variety of characters rather than everyone being either a manipulator, a pushover, or a "mindless evil follower". I think ultimately, I'm disappointed at the direction the story seems to be heading:
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
seems like Azusa will end up falling for Karino :/
It's not like I've never enjoyed a story where the rapist is forgiven, but with how this character is presented, I'm seriously disappointed. "Why is this series popular?" I kept wondering. There are better twisted BL stories out there...

... Last updated on August 10th, 2015, 4:25am
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I will properly review this when itís completed   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Ahzinal
June 13th, 2015, 5:51pm
People commented plenty on this so Iím just gonna go through what I wanna add then Iíll come back and edit this when I want later.

First and foremost, I prefer the second couple just because of my personal tastes. The whole time they started in such a sweet manner, my tummy was increasingly aching just waiting for shit to hit the fan because it simply must do so in a manga like this. I loved how Ogawa Chise sensei took her time sweetly building it rather than rushing anything. I dare say that when the bomb was finally dropped by the end of chapter 7, it was perfect in so many ways. Also, I appreciate how there are no annoying love triangles or clichés with either couples. I enjoyed the first couple plenty in a messed up kind of way. This manga is quite original (a rare word in yaoi land).

If I may fangirl, Iím attracted to the character design of Tatsumi (that delinquent/prep guy). Can I get a side story about him pleaseÖ

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I totally call that Kuze killed the bunny himself. That lovable sadist. The best of all though is that Atsumu is proving himself to be more than a wimpy character. I canít wait to see what will unfold in the near future for them. Atsumu is going to be a great character, I can so feel it.

... Last updated on June 13th, 2015, 7:13pm
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Twisted in all the best ways!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by DeDe4ever
May 24th, 2015, 8:02pm
It gets more and more twisted as the chapters go on. Definitely one of my favorites. Sensei puts a little bit of crazy in each character and its kind of refreshing not to have an "innocent" person, everyone is nuts in their own way!!!

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Psychological manga are always a brain wracker (well some of them), this manga is part of the some. Like most comments especially the one below I believe everyone in the school is twisted. They take a game and swear on it as if their lives depend on it, and in all honesty it kind of does. Azusa & Karino are both sadist in my opinion each waiting for their chance to get on top and never want to back down. I want to say that they are in this sick love-hate relationship but I think it's more of wanting to possess the other person more than anything. Whether it be their happiness, sadness or body each of them go the extra mile to obtain it. I love it!!

Kuze & Atsumu's relationship is on a different level, one that I cant entirely grasp. It's like they're both pretending to be someone else or morph their personality to be with the other person. Kuze acts like he wants to JUST be friends and Atusmu appears to be weak and innocent. But even he can see that he isn't entirely innocent, he's just like everyone else.

This is definitely going into my favorites, not once did I get tired of reading this!

... Last updated on August 11th, 2015, 7:34am
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Ogawa in usual top form   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by brrow
March 26th, 2015, 7:44pm
This is not a rape-is-love manga. Rape-is-love is done with little effort to achieve believability because it's done for people who kink on that and they don't want pages and pages of justification before they get to the stuff that really gets them going, which is the shy, repressed uke being overwhelmed by the seme's passion before the inevitable happily ever after. That's a very common, perfectly harmless fantasy, but it's not what's going on in this manga.

Here, everything is grounded in perfect psychological realism. The characters are nearly all sick, flawed people and yet the reader can easily get in their shoes and feel sympathy for them. Their feelings are ambiguous and twisted and I suggest you don't listen to anyone who would reduce them to something so simple as "guy falls in love with his rapist", because anyone who would say that either wasn't paying attention or didn't understand the manga. No one here is in love, no one's feelings are pure, everyone uses and manipulates the object of their affection, obsession and lust to some degree. Even Atsumu, who is the most decent of them, would gladly play a role to keep Kuze's attention. It's a manga about the exchange of power, cruel tyranny and debasement by turns, and there's a subtle power play between Kirino and Asuza at every moment, underscoring or undermining the more visible reversal of power between them.

That said, because everything seems so believable and bleak, when Atsumu in particular shows bravery and incredible generosity of spirit it seems way more significant and moving than in a manga that's all sunshine, roses and knights in shining armor.

It's a great, dark tale, typical for Ogawa Chise, and well worth the read.

... Last updated on March 26th, 2015, 7:47pm
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Oh my, the beta couple is the best   
Rating: N/A
by xelien
March 25th, 2015, 10:31pm
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So chapters 1-4 is about Azusa/Karino, twisted and dark. It's also deals with rape scenes, so its a major turn off, but I love Ogawa Chise so I kept on reading.

Chapters 5-6 goes into secondary characters, Atsumu/Kuze. MUCH BETTER COUPLE!!!! Atsumu a target becomes a Jack, thanks to Kuze, who seems totally devoted to him. It also slightly twisted, because I do know how far of lengths Kuze will go to please Atsumu, but I love their dynamic much more than Azusa and Karino. I hope we get more chapters with them!!!
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Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by AsexualFujyoshi
February 28th, 2015, 12:08am
Edit in response to a reviewer whose own review was passive-aggressively addressed to me: I made no mention of kink in my comment because that is not the point I was trying to make. I am all about kink, which is why I read all this noncon crap to begin with. If one's kink is "badly written 'twisted love story'," then, by all means, read this rag. There is no shame in that, and I hold no judgement toward such individuals. Kink and fantasy have their places and can be fun to read for their own sake. That said, I will not recommend poorly written stories to those actually looking for story. Read it for fun if that's your thing, but to those actually looking for a manga that's well-written, I absolutely will not recommend garbage.

Original Review

Jesus. Can we never get a good ol'-fashioned rape story where the victim DOESN'T fall in love with the rapist? First chapter of this crap-hill had promise. Cocky school "king" and bully Azusa is dethroned in the most unexpected (for him, not us) and traumatic way possible Ė heís shoved down the stairs, tied up, and violently raped Ė and thatís not even mentioning it's his former lackey who does it to him. Just when it looks like he's going to start plotting his sweet revenge, though, local rapist Karino is all, "You're-a be my toy," and Azusa's all, "I need you and only you inside me to achieve sexual gratification!" Which, you know, wouldn't be so bad if he was just all Stockholmy about it, but I read through FIVE CHAPTERS of this tripe, and I'm 90% certain that the author is going to make them the official OTP because all this rape and sexual exploitation is actually just Karinoís earnest expression of TRU WUB! <3 Aaaaaand the fangirls go wild, ladies and gentlemen!

Seriously, though. I love dark themes like rape and abuse in my yaoi. Problem is, almost every damn author has to try and "justify" it by slapping on the "twisted love story" label so that all the tweenies reading it can fawn over it and go, "It's okay because he really loooves him!" I didn't think it needed saying, but rape is not, and never will be, love, and you cannot possibly love somebody if you rape them, no matter how sugary and cute you are afterwards. That isn't love, that's lust, obsession, and/or psychosis. (Probably all three.)

So yeah, this manga has a decent smut scene or two and okay art, but it's not worth wading through the author's continuous, obnoxious, and asinine attempts at reconciling a couple whose first experience together is a malicious and unforgivable act of violence. 2/10 because ugh.

... Last updated on August 17th, 2015, 7:18pm
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Uniquely Good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ladyknight1998
February 21st, 2015, 12:49pm
This is one of my favorite yaoi mangas it's different in a twisted way and I love it. but it might be a trigger warning for people so look at the tags so you're prepared. the relationships are amazing also. I recommend this to anyone who isn't looking for cute fluffy yaoi.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sandymanga
February 18th, 2015, 12:52pm
This one is so twisted LOL I'm likin it, the developement in Azusa and Karino's relationship is good, twsted but good hahaha And I loved the 5th chapter, can't wait for the next ones =)
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Loved it!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Gattaca88
October 25th, 2014, 9:14am
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 October 31st, 2014, 9:49am
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