manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
App
Try out our new iPhone application!
App
Manga Poll
Which of the following categories is the most important to you?
Strong Female Lead
Adapted to Anime
Childhood Friend/s
Strong Male Lead
Age Gap
Love Triangle/s
Collection of Stories
Character Growth
Possessive Lover/s
Student/s
Special Ability/ies
Rape
Dead Family Member/s
Glasses-Wearing Male Lead
Tsundere
 
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates @irc.irchighway.net

RSS Feed
 
center_left_tab Manga Info center_right_tab
 
ALL    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   
Darling  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
Description
Volume 1: Rio was living a perfectly normal high school life, when transfer student, Tomo-chan, entered his school. Rio watches as Tomo easily grabs the attention of the female student body. It's not until Tomo picks up Rio's dropped planner with a picture of his beloved idol, a male teacher, that they interact. Suspecting that Rio is gay, and after stating that he's going to "cure it" Tomo enlists in a "Homo Fixing Training Regimen". But does Tomo really want to cure Rio of his homosexuality, or simply get his undivided attention for himself?

Volume 2: Rio was filled with happiness when the cool transfer student Tomo-chan confessed to him saying, “I’ve always loved you” However, for some reason Tomo-chan has had a cold attitude lately. Since he had never been clearly told, “Go out with me,” Rio has become unsure about their relationship. Moreover, there’s a rumor that Tomo-chan is going to study abroad… When even Rio’s first love, big brother Haruka, shows up; will the two of them grow even further apart…!?

Volume 3: Will Haruka, Rio's first love, find adult love in this side story spinoff of the much loved Darling series?

Volume 4: coming soon

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
ダーリング
DARLING ダーリング

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.3-4 + Extra (end) by Nakama (1307d ago)
v.4 c.2 by Nakama (1321d ago)
v.4 c.1 by Nakama (1456d ago)
Search for all releases of this series

Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
N/A

Forum

User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (395 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.17 / 10.0
10
 39% (153 votes)
9+
 17% (67 votes)
8+
 17% (69 votes)
7+
 11% (44 votes)
6+
 5% (20 votes)
5+
 4% (16 votes)
4+
 2% (9 votes)
3+
 1% (4 votes)
2+
 1% (2 votes)
1+
 3% (11 votes)

Last Updated
September 14th 2015, 1:04am PST


Genre

Categories

Category Recommendations

Recommendations

Author(s)

Artist(s)

Year
2007

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Daria (Frontier Works)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #766 increased(+244)
Monthly Pos #1574 increased(+218)
3 Month Pos #2183 increased(+160)
6 Month Pos #2409 increased(+6)

List Stats
On 866 reading lists
On 263 wish lists
On 863 completed lists
On 44 unfinished lists
On 333 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

Forum Posts
No topics currently in the forum, view the forum or add a new topic now.

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by time added ]
 

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.

avatar
great   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mangafan321
November 27th, 2009, 12:06pm
what part of this is shota?? the uke looks nothing like a young boy, they both look like teenage boys. but the uke is very naive, but that makes him charming to me. i like his honest and sweet personality and i love how the seme tries to cure his gayness! its a very funny and sweet manga.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
hilarious at first   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by pleochroic
April 18th, 2011, 11:23am
i, too, like it better when ougi draws men (rather than a man and an effeminate boy), and rio seems to get younger and smaller as the story goes on, but IMO this isn't even close to shota. rio still looks like a teenage boy; it's just that tomo looks older than a teenage boy, so the discrepancy is larger than usual between class mates.

i really enjoyed the first volume; it was crackelicious. i dislike plots driven by dumb misunderstandings, as well as super-dense uke, and those tend to ruin a story for me. but ougi manages to make the misunderstandings so inane, and somehow pulls out a sweet synergy between rio and tomo, which makes the story fun. rio isn't an idiot (he's a top student), just very, very, very naive and good-natured. tomo, despite being overbearing and rough at first, and in denial for a time thereafter, shows in all his actions that he really cares for rio -- love that first date setup. i am seriously glad the original non-con didn't continue, because it would have tipped the balance of the story into crap, since rape and humour do not go together for me. even though rio is something of a standard uke (small, gentle, defenseless, needs to be rescued), at least she carries on with having him enjoy sex, and he doesn't pretend otherwise.

the second volume is more of the same and i started to get tired of the misunderstandings by the end, though there was some character growth to partially make up for that. the third volume switched the viewpoint characters to haruka and associated men, as well as jou. while we're back to actual men, the humour is gone and i don't feel there is anything much between any of those people; but while haruka / ayumi / whatshisname are mildly entertaining because there's the suspense of whom haruka will choose, jou and seira's story turns me off entirely. my rating is only for rio and tomo's story in v1 and v2; the 3rd volume would be a 5.

i like ougi's art, and her sex scenes when she steps away from the usual. but the very best thing, frankly, are her atogaki; she is hilarious -- i want to hang out with her!
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Very good   
Rating: N/A
by Sasageru
June 27th, 2011, 10:18am
Volume 1: Starts out great, really funny and akward, characters and their chemistry is very amusing. Tama's attempt to 'cure' homosexuality was very funny in particular. I enjoyed volume one alot, it was cute, funny and had the perfect ending in my opinion.

Volume 2: I think this was good but it was weaker than the first volume. The art style changes subtly, especially where Rio is concerned (i swear his eyes get bigger and he gets shorter), but its not amazingly notable and makes no real difference to the story. This is just a basic continuation with a new character thrown in here and there to give it more substance, it had good moments but generally, the same effect could have been carried off in half the time. Still good though.

Volume 3: An improvement on volume 2 for sure bigrazz follows the stories concerning the side characters as well as the two main characters, and its good. It keeps you interested and thats what matters most in any manga. I enjoyed volume 3 a lot, but i really want volume four now so i know what happens between one particular pairing >:3
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Love!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by vampkiss
May 30th, 2008, 4:24pm
I loved, loved, loved this one! Seriously have re-read it about 5 times now and it still cracks me up. Highly recommend! smile
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
So cute!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bluegenjutsu
November 26th, 2008, 12:39pm
I love this story because Rio is just so cute. I felt so bad for him when he was going through his angst of thinking that Tomo was just trying to do something nice for him by curing him of his gayness, while Rio had a one-sided love for Tomo. This story had angst, humor and smut, loved it all. I can't wait for the second volume to come out.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Love her work   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by almightiestone
April 21st, 2008, 10:50pm
This is another great work from Ougi-sensei. Lovable characters, comedic moments balanced by plenty of angst and sexual tension, I feel that this is probably my favorite of her works. It has a corny plot to it (probably the reason I love it so much - I HEART corny!), but a wonderful get-together story. I also feel that the artwork is top-notch. I eagerly await each new release as it comes out.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Typical but good   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by evilcleo
August 23rd, 2013, 9:55pm
In the beginning, I was unsure of this yaoi. The whole premise turned me off but I decided to give it a chance and I'm glad I did. It was a good, although typical, yaoi. The characters and couples were entertaining and the manga kept you interested from beginning to end. The plot is nothing new, more or less just couples with communication issues fighting and making up but the situations did tug at your heart.

I don't see why everyone else is blowing smoke about the love triangle. It was really obvious who would end up with Haruka. The minute Haruka met the chosen guy, the other guy didn't stand a chance. He never showed he had any feelings for the other guy, it was completely one-sided. Granted, the other guy was in a better life situation but if Haruka had chosen him, his heart wouldn't have been in the relationship and would have just strung the second guy around. How would have that been anymore fair? Besides, this was a love triangle. The minute you started reading it, you already have a 50% chance that you'd be left disappointed by the ending.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
A nice read   
Rating: N/A
by liontaraki
October 18th, 2012, 12:41pm
The first story about Tomomi and Rio was nice, your typical yaoi story, and I enjoyed reading that. Jou's story was also nice (but short. It had a lot of potential). The last one was the one that caught my attention the most and that's because it left me dissatisfied.
I was also team Ayumi. But it's a rule in the yaoi world, the first guy who claims the uke is the one who ends up having him for good. And that's why Haruka chose Masami over Ayumi. That and because he was funny in the head. The last chapters were all wrong and I still can't explain why mangakas, script-writers, etc choose characters full of flaws as the lead instead of the dreamy guys. I really want to see a love-story about Ayumi and it better have a happy ending!!!
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Swept Away (some spoilers)   
Rating: N/A
by swak305
October 25th, 2010, 2:09pm
Kids swept up in having hot sex just about anywhere, without really understanding anything about love. The jaded, too-experienced Tomo-chan falls hard for a classmate, the sweet, studious and sexually-ambiguous Rio. Tomo's whole Anti-Homo Intensive Training regime -- ridiculously funny -- is his underhanded way of seducing and indoctrinating Rio ... while claiming to be trying to 'rescue' Rio from his gay tendencies. But the scheme completely backfires when Rio, realizing to his dismay that he is, in fact, gay, fears that Tomo-chan must despise him. Many comic miss-communications ensue. Not everything gets resolved perfectly ... their mutual inability to communicate real thoughts and feelings is somewhat maddening at times. But what I liked most about this story is how Tomomi and Rio -- initially carried along by raging teenage hormones and emotions -- come to realize that 'trust' is the necessary framework of love.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Logic? - Where?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by neitent
January 13th, 2008, 1:39pm
Where are you, logic? I don't see it, But I still like this manga, It's funny and cute.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
  Pages (4) [ 1 2 3 4 ] Next Page
Show  entries per page 


You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
Manga Search
MANGA Fu
MEMBERS
TEAM-BU


footer