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Otonage.  
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Description
1) Otonage
Shunji and Yasushi have been cohabiting for a month and Yasushi is head over heels for Shunji, an excellent home-maker in and out of the bedroom, despite his grumpy disposition. (Continuing story of a tempestuous relationship between Nakano Shunji and Yasushi Mejiro whose story begins in Kawaige.)

2) Otonage 2 (Initial Stage)
Yasushi's ex-lover/cousin reappears and tries to get in between Yasushi and Shunji, causing Shunji uncertainty over their relationship. Other the other hand, Yasushi is worried that Shunji might still be holding a torch for Kousei and it is driving him crazy.

3) Otonage 2 (Final Stage)
Kanako's pregnancy is causing a big chasm in their relationship.

4) Otonage 3
Their tempestuous relationship has finally calmed down but Yasushi is down with German Measles! While Shunji has to work without Yasushi, he meets the son of his ex-probabtion officer.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Kawaige. (Prequel)
Namaiki. (Prequel)
Oo-maji (Side Story)

Associated Names
大人気。
守护你的心
Adultness
Daininki
Otonage (KANO Shiuko)

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.4(end) by Attractive Fascinante (2195d ago)
v.1 c.3 by Attractive Fascinante (2231d ago)
v.1 c.2 by Attractive Fascinante (2254d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (150 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.73 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 18th 2013, 3:37pm PST


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Year
2007

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Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1116 increased(+50)
Monthly Pos #1901 increased(+310)
3 Month Pos #2798 increased(+668)
6 Month Pos #3706 increased(+475)

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On 116 reading lists
On 107 wish lists
On 718 completed lists
On 4 unfinished lists
On 129 custom lists

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whatever people say, this still sucks   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by mtmt1311
March 8th, 2013, 10:25am
Shunji was a wimp in the past for letting all that happened to him and now he is like super violent for no reason. I dont find anything likable about him AT ALL. The way he hung up on his old love in find of the seme is just mean and insensitive. If I was the seme, I would dump his sorry ass. Guy like him without any saving grace and dont know how to stand up for himself when necessary can be found anywhere. The seme is a devoting type (expect the rape at the beginning).
And I almost vomit when he gave the other guy that bj. Gross as ever.
I was so happy that the seme slap him back. Happiest moment of the series. And of course, he cried like a wuss.

... Last updated on March 8th, 2013, 10:26am
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Worth reading   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by PansyWansyLinsy
November 14th, 2012, 7:07pm
When Shiuko Kano sets her mind to writing something serious, she does a fairly good job of it. Otonage is one of her better efforts. Itís also worth noting that this story begins in Kawaige - specifically chapters two and three, so itís best to start there to get their back story.

I guess Iím such a huge fan because the story and characters hit all my favorite weak spots. Nakano and Yasushi are an opposites attract type couple, which to me, makes the relationship all that more interesting because it sets up an interesting dynamic. How do two people with seemingly different personalities and backgrounds learn to overcome their differences to make things work? While Yasushi (the seme) is your typical good-looking, all-around popular guy; Nakano, on the other hand, is close-mouthed, rough, and at times very vulnerable. Much of the misunderstandings and problems that arises in their relationship stems from Nakano, but with good reason.

Like many other characters in countless different mangas, Nakano has had your typical tragic childhood, but at least in his case, itís easy to see how his trauma has affected him. Heís untrusting and incapable of fully expressing his feelings without resorting to childish or immature displays of emotions, which he often takes out on Yasushi. Yasushi, the poor guy. He loves Nakano, but he struggles to understand him. Unoriginal he may be, but only someone of his temperament could have been able to finally break down Nakanoís walls. I know there were parts in the story where I got annoyed with Yasushi and wondered why he put up with Nakanoís crap, but Nakanoís actions in the last chapter gave a lot of clarity and to his personality. At that moment, I was glad Yasushi was a bit of a pushover.

Sprinkle in a healthy dose of smut and you have yourself a pretty good story on your hands. 8/10 and definitely worth a read or two.

... Last updated on January 24th, 2013, 8:04pm
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Flawless   
Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
by nezushi
October 4th, 2012, 5:17pm
This manga was extremely hot *o*
the artwork is really outstanding, and the uke is cute.
to be honest the relationship between the two main character's is very close to being seme/seme xD
but Shunji does have a little bit of the characteristics of a uke.
i was pretty pissed off to realize how this whole dating thing happened, since rape is not something i enjoy, but it was still good.

... Last updated on October 4th, 2012, 5:19pm
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Wow. Great, but so sad...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by sofistree
September 20th, 2011, 3:19pm
I feel horrible for Shunji. His past is rough, and he's really freaking damaged. But Yasu seems to be fine with it (well, not FINE, but he just wants Shunji), which is sweet.

I was pretty ticked at Shunji for a while for doing...certain things...when Yasu wasn't around (or conscious). But that's who he is, and he felt he had no choice, and his boyfriend doesn't mind, so they're good.

I give this a 9/10 because I'm really, really not a fan of infidelity or rape (partial or otherwise).
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Shunji had some pretty tough breaks in life...   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by tweetchan
November 3rd, 2010, 7:34am
After being turned completely off by the Finder series (thanks to the creepy Feilong), I swore that I'd never make another attempt at yaoi again. But being the pushover that I am, I let the same friend--who'd suggested the Finder series to me--push off a few Kano-sensei works on me. Of the three series' of hers that I've read, I was actually pretty impressedóespecially with this story.

Both gloomy_gloo and huggybear1218 nailed it with how Shunji's character should really be interpreted. Considering all of the things that he'd been through during his adolescent years, you'll pretty much find yourself wondering how he managed to keep it together even just a little from that point on. He actually turned out to be a pretty decent guy.


Oh, and Jin from story 4 up there kinda gets what he deserves...

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...in his own story, Oomaji. I read the entire Japanese volume about a week or two ago, and it did at least show him in a bit of a different light (he's still an asshole for what he did though). He was more or less neglected as a kid, being told several times over by his father that he pretty much didn't give a shit about him and never wanted him. So that's why he behaves the way that he does. But yeah, he ends up getting raped by the one person that he trusts most and is in love with, a childhood friend 8-years his senior. He forgives him for it, but still...you get what you deserve. LOL


... Last updated on November 3rd, 2010, 7:38am
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Totally disagree with mangafan321   
Rating: N/A
by gloomy_gloo
August 23rd, 2010, 4:14am
I think mangafan321 completely missed the point about Shunji's background and character:
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Although Shunji did sleep with another man while he was going out with Yasushi, it was because that man had threatened him. Shunji had been raped repeatedly when he was younger and didn't want his lover to know about it...what's so wrong about that? The one who is disgusting should be the guy raping and threatening him. Shunji even said toward the end of the chapter that he was willing to sacrifice his own body so long as Yasushi doesn't hate him. This just shows how much he loves Yasushi and to what extent he is willing to go for him. He was checked for HIV/AIDs because he was raped at school; as the victim, and shouldn't be punished or criticized for it.


I must admit that I didn't read the prequel beforehand so I was a bit confused when I first started reading this story, having no idea what the characters' backgrounds were; even so, I was still drawn to their relationships.

I liked the story overall because of all the angst and conflicts, though there were parts where I really wish the story was longer to give more character developments.

... Last updated on August 23rd, 2010, 4:21am
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DON'T LISTEN TO THEM! READ THIS NOW!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by huggybear1218
May 11th, 2010, 2:26am
if anyone really read the story they would look past shunji's tough guy exterior and his grouchy demeanor and realize that there is a scared, scarred, and distrustful little boy inside that is stuck in the past and hates himself! this story is about the lover who understood that and(i won't say he was perfectly patient but...) patient enough to stick with him even with his own insecurities till they could find and trust each other's love language. AND THIS IS TO mangafan321...IF YOU WERE IN A BAD SITUATION WITH LOW SELF ESTEEM AND NO SELF WORTH, YOU WOULD HAVE DONE WHATEVER IT TOOK TO KEEP THE ONE LIGHT YOU HAD IN YOUR LIFE! THATS ALL HE DID. IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN THE BEST CHOICE BUT THAT ALL HE KNEW TO DO! THATS WHY WHEN THE TRUTH CAME OUT HIS LOVER WASN'T DISGUSTED OR MAD AT HIM. so to all readers out there i think you should definately read this! its awesome, and makes you awwwwwwww at the end!
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skip this one!   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by mangafan321
October 11th, 2009, 8:48am
Shunji is one of the most disgusting characters ive read about in a long time, this jerk cheats on his boyfriend, and then goes home and does it with his lover. he even gives another guy a bj while his boyfriend is in the back seat sleeping. this guy is gross and i dont know why anyone would want to sleep with him. can anyone say aids? yuck! im stunned they stayed together....
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