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From BLU: Get ready for hot tea and hotter action in this tale of opposites attracting on the tatami mats. Poor Tokumaru Madoka is just a regular energetic guy that can't seem to go even five minutes without breaking something. One day his hapless sister has had enough, and she forces him to join their high schoolís Tea Ceremony Club, hoping to instill a little discipline in her hopeless klutz of a brother. Tea Ceremony Club president Hasune Kazuma is Tokumaruís complete opposite. The tall, dark president is the pinnacle of restraint, having been taught from a young age how to uphold his familyís traditions. The sophisticated president and his awkward pupil conceal a brewing attraction, but they canít avoid steaming each other up. But even full to the brim with passion, will the two of them be able to bridge their differences and get along with each other?
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I liked Sakuragi Yayas work since long ago but this one is definitely one of her best manga ever. It's funny and yummy and heart-warming at the same time and when it got licensed I couldn't wait to buy it to place it on my manga-shelf. Definitely worth reading and buying, too!
Just love it!
Love everything in this one. The MC were complex and definitively cute. The secondary were interesting and add to the main story.
I vote against these two categories: Friends-become-lovers: for the reason that Hasune clearly said in the last book that he was never friend with Tokumaru but always want him as a lover. Beard: a beard is a woman who accept to pass for the girlfriend of a gay man in the closet. Were did you see that peoples
... Last updated on December 12th, 2011, 8:36pm
I didn't like the last chapter either
I just don't like how the mangaka just brought in an ex-boyfriend of Hasune's in pretty much the last part of the manga, a bit pointless really. I guess i wouldn't have minded so much if it was just an ex-girlfriend but that's just me I guess; i just don't like it when the Seme has ex-boyfriends I'm just weird like that. Well that's probably the only reason why I deducted a rating from it.
Wasn't that great.
Everything was very typical. Characters always showed same expressions. The volumes flew fly really fast. I couldn't even find some chapters for volume four. There was hardly and drama or conflict. If there was any it was easily taken care of. Art wasn't that great either. I had been so excited to read after seeing all of the high ratings. Disappointed.
soooo good XD
I loved this one! All four volumes of it! It was an awsome read. I think any Yaoi fan should check it out! The relationship was so cute. And also the side stories of their sisters were cute xD.\
It was sweet funny, and romantic all in one. A great series by Yaya sensei <3
Really hilarious, damn sexy, and also touching at the same time.
Koicha is really refreshing among the numerous BL manga collections. The sex is only a side dish. The real highlight has to be the fun bantering between Tokumaru, a spontaneous loud fellow, and Hasune, an elegant persistent tea master (a "surprisingly sweet seme"). And of course, Sakuragi Yaya's artwork did most of the justice because she's master at puppy eyes on masculine guys. <3
I've read this more than once(mostly because I totally forgot it and wanted to see if it was any good or not) and I am just not that hyped up over it. It's not terrible, but I found it to drag on. The couple got together very quickly in the beginning and even if they had reason to fall for one another, it really was not well developed in the story. Over time you tend to forget that, which is good, but I found the story a bit boring. I am a big fan of peaceful, slice of life type stories without a ton of drama, but this felt as if it were missing something important. I struggled at times to want to keep reading, and in the end I was left feeling unsatisfied. Certainly not the worst thing I've read, but it was just around average.
... Last updated on March 22nd, 2013, 6:06pm
I was moved!
It's not like it's drama, so there weren't any dramatic events to make you 'feel' more than the simple daily life, but the fact that it was four volumes long made everything take its time, gradually changing. Problems that can arise in relationships arose, so that you can definitely see a growth in the personalities of Tokumaru and Hasune as they learn how to deal with those problems. And though the end was a bit rushed, it made me feel something deep in myself somewhere, because as they graduated from high school, it seemed they were also graduating from their own personal lessons in life.
What's also really great about this story is that I can honestly say I absolutely loooved ALL of the main characters, inlcuding the two sisters. (and it's not easy to find likable female characters in yaoi!) Tokumaru is one of the funniest and most wild and careless characters I've ever come accross with. I liked him from the first page! His sister has character, is very well drawn, is cute but in quite an individual way, and she loves her brother, even if it's not always obviously shown with little hearts floating around.
Anyway, the fact that I even take the time to comment already says all there is to say:
You cannot leave this one unread!!
... Last updated on March 27th, 2012, 9:32am
a great story
I bought this series based on the synopsis on the back, and the fact that I liked the art. I was not disappointed. The story was well put together. The characters were well thought out, and each had their own distinct look and personality. Tokumaru is energetic and impulsive. Hasune is refined and classy. They are opposites. This makes the story work so well. They are all over each other one minute and making each other mad the next. The secondary characters are good too, and add a lot to the story. The uncle with the dojo is a piece or work. I also liked the relationship between Mizuki and Keigo. There are extras with these 2 characters. I also liked Hasune's sister and her crush on Tokumaru's sister. That was a cute extra. The BL did take a back seat to the story in this one. Some might not like that, but there are plenty of sex for the sake of sex BL stories out there. I like the ones with storyline to them. This is a definite recommend in my opinion.
I don't like the ending
I loved it but I didn't like the ending(last chapter). I didn't like how it ended just like that. I wish there was more comedy. I feel unsatisfied because they were thinking hard about their future so I was disappointed with the ending. It would have been better if it was longer. The ending seemed rushed(and I couldn't find the previous two chapters).