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Aigan Shounen  
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Description
From Fantasyshrine:

Since he first met Baron Kuroba, Seiji has been secretly in love with the master of the Kuroba Manor, where servants were rumored to be attacked by a vampire. However, Baron Kuroba only sees Seiji as a lap dog that needs to be disciplined for his carnal pleasures. How can Seiji convince the baron, who doesn’t believe in love, to love him back?

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Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
愛玩少年
The Boy-Toy
The Playmate Boy

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Latest Release(s)
c.Special Extra by Fantasy Shrine (2219d ago)
v.1 c.5 + Extra (end) by Fantasy Shrine (2445d ago)
v.1 c.4 by Fantasy Shrine (2552d 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: 7.4 / 10.0 (342 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.37 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 23rd 2014, 11:18am PST


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Year
2007

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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic June (Magazine Magazine)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #588 increased(+132)
Monthly Pos #898 decreased(-7)
3 Month Pos #835 decreased(-66)
6 Month Pos #758 increased(+48)

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On 111 reading lists
On 105 wish lists
On 1228 completed lists
On 15 unfinished lists
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I Should've Loved It...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by astroasis
February 15th, 2010, 11:07am
I'm a big fan of dark manga and an even bigger fan of S/M series. I'm also a fan of several of Shin Mizukami's other works. So really, this should've been right up my alley. And yet... I find myself disappointed. There wasn't a single character I felt ANY kind of affinity for. The uke was a simpering fool, the seme a cruel and stupid man. The S/M style scenes were flat and empty. There was no semblance of sexiness to the scenes for me. They weren't over the top enough to be hot only for S/M sake, but they lacked any kind of emotional attachment to make them worthwhile sex scenes for sex's sake. Maybe I've been spoiled by Maia Tori's works... but this just feels like a failed attempt at S/M to me. The art was also a disappointment. For a character that is meant to be "unearthly beautiful" the baron just wasn't attractive to me at all.

In short, I went into this volume expecting to love it... and I'm just not moved. It wasn't terrible, mind you... but it wasn't something I'll want to re-read any time soon.

So many people love this, though - that you should definitely give it a shot if the subject matter sounds like something you might like. I mean, hey, someone's gotta dislike it, right? I guess that someone's me - but that doesn't mean you'll dislike it, too.

... Last updated on September 13th, 2010, 2:16am
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awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by daniyagami
October 12th, 2009, 8:53am
The art is breathtaking and the plot is built without mercy. It's a vampire story, I don't get why some people are complaining about the darkness, violence, cruelty. It's a gothic dark vampire story. Totally awesome.
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good overall   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by takitogr
June 23rd, 2009, 5:41am
ok...i think this manga is disturbing...there's no doubt about that...it didn't disturb me, ive read darker titles but it is a dark,violent and exploitative hard yaoi series so ppl not used to that beware

so many ppl have said they liked the ending...i didnt..it was very predictable and cliche...it wasnt a bad ending but there is a huge contrast in the 4 chapters that the story takes place...very dark,gritty, unsettling and sexually peverted (very titillating for some reason) and then it settles down to a typical love story...what's so great about that?..didnt like this huge change of pace...unsettling piece of work very quickly changed into something normal...

i must say i liked the back story of the characters though....the art is very good...seiji's eyes are amazing and fit the character perfectly in comparison to baron's look...the facial features are one of the best aspects of the art and are very beautiful without adjusting to the rules of bishounen beauty...overall for the supreme load of repetitive rubbish that the BL genre is, this certainly stands out

ps: y is this mangaka so fixated with military type characters confused and i cant really understand the psychology of a female writing such violent and unsettling boyxboy stories!! i wish i could find an interview of her somewhere!!! sad

... Last updated on June 23rd, 2009, 11:14am
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careful   
Rating: N/A
by Haru Teardrop
April 29th, 2009, 9:54pm
If you're disgusted by violence and major yaoi scenes you really should stay away.No seriously, stay away.

Besides that i think this manga has a pretty decent plot and interesting characters.

... Last updated on April 29th, 2009, 9:59pm
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nicy   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by stubborn blob
February 7th, 2009, 5:24pm
I don't care what you guys (or should I say "girls"?) thinkihg but after seeing the art I felt some restraint. Though the description was kinda interesting.
Anyway, I'm happy now I've read this stuff. It is not some goofy 'S&M for S&M'. It's more like the psychological story including sex. This manga doesn't leave you with the feeling that you are treated like some infant.
Besides, I consider the Godo story to be the best)
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S&M and Gothic Erotica   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by voraciouszest
October 26th, 2008, 6:07am
Aigan Shounen really fits a fetish niche in the manga market. Out of all the comments made so far, the best advice is that it is not for everyone. The story is dark, violent and unforgiving. Personally, it's not something I particularly enjoy. However, that still doesn't take away from the fact that the characters are so static and shallow. A good story of this nature really needs to develop characters in a deeper and more meaningful way. Because sadism and rape are very dark topics the characters need justification, a reason and rhyme to their actions. This manga does very little service to its characters, especially the protagonist.
On a lighter note, as always, the art is very well done. The dark, almost naive doe eyes of Seiji and the animalistic and hungry eyes of Baron Kuroba make a startling comparison. The dark and mysterious servant Godo somehow seems more alluring than the rest, dressed in a WWII military uniform and sporting a half-mask which covers a hideous scar. The doctor Kitamura is another attractive addition, even more so when he reveals his snide and ambitious nature.
Overall, if it weren't for the art and for the ambitious storyline, Aigan Shounen wouldn't really be worth reading unless you're partial towards S&M and gothic erotica. Take a look if you think you might be interested, but otherwise you're just going to give up or be disappointed.

... Last updated on October 26th, 2008, 6:09am
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Beautiful   
Rating: N/A
by HeurekaH
July 31st, 2008, 6:45pm
This manga is so beautiful in a very disturbing way. I always cry when I read it, and I don't usually do that. It is tru that it becomes very disturbing at times, and it's hard to read. If it weren't for the mangakas beautiful drawings I doubt I would appriciate the story as much as I did. She shows us how beauty isn't always pretty and that not even the worst of characters is as bad as one first thinks.

My heart cries everytime I think about this manga. Unlike so many others I'm actually happy and relieved that there is only one book. I don't think my heart would be able to survive another one!
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Great story but not for everyone...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Industrialed
June 28th, 2008, 3:06pm
As blueseeker and some others have said, this isn't as bad as it seems to be described as. I've read some that were much more creepy. I find that this one had a great ending to it.

Wish there was a sequel. <:[
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10++++!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
June 17th, 2008, 11:48am
I figure there are enough warnings by other reviewers, but i guess i *should* preface this with the thought that this is not for people that like to read sweet -if unrealistic- lovey dovey stories.

This story was disturbingly profound. Not one you will easily forget. I was crying by the end! Awesome read! And I do mean AWE-SOME.

This story is fascinating. It makes me happy to see that someone is brave enough to explore the darker elements of what is and always has been within human nature. Brave, because a writer of such stories will definitely evoke strong responses of indignation, disgust (or for the more 'enlightened:' squick) and judgement of extremes.

I have no problem with the sweet, lovely, bright stories that deal with overcoming 'acceptable' problems. In fact, I enjoy them immensely from time-to-time. But then why is this 'dark' part of humanity blocked? That is when society gets the TRUE problems: People that become a threat to the respect and well-being of other individuals because they have turned all that repression, pain, guilt and hatred into something that makes them no longer redeemable.

Why or how do people get to the point that society labels them freaks or monsters? Why does someone love another? Is the definition of love so narrow as society defines it?

See what I mean about this story making one think? The characters, with only a few powerfully placed words and illustrations, have depth and background that make their current behaviour understandable. The Baron refusing to believe in love; the two young boy's loyalty to him; the doctor's ruthless desire to get out of his 'poor' life; Godo's lonely and harsh life; even Seiji's love.

I second Yuri21's 'only regret!'

... Last updated on June 17th, 2008, 12:07pm
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Great stuff...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
June 16th, 2008, 5:16am
It isn't often that you'll a find BL mangaka willing to delve into such dark and intriguing topics, without compromising the plot. A mixture of sadism, blood play, etc. and a varied and unique cast makes this a very interesting manga. Granted, it isn't as dark as some stuff I've read but those with a weak stomach or heart should stay away.

My only regret is that there weren't any further volumes to this title.

... Last updated on June 16th, 2008, 5:23am
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