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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


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v.4 c.3-4 + Extra (end) by Nakama (1097d ago)
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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (390 votes)
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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.
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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!
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Seriously, what the hell?   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by AsexualFujyoshi
March 12th, 2013, 11:12pm
Honestly, I will never understand women who enjoy this crap. Yaoi manga tends to suck in general when it comes to anything besides smut between a man and a weak-willed young girl in the guise of a boy (since the uke is rarely a guy psychologically but rather your typical shoujo heroine with a penis). That's why I only read it for the smut, but sometimes, the other elements of the "story" are so God-awful that I can't even do that. This manga is an example of one that really crosses the line twice.

"Gay correction" training? Really? And it's not even Jesus camp or some similar religious BS, either. The seme's goal is to "correct" the uke's gayness by screwing him and acting as if they're a couple. Because that's actually a thing that makes sense somehow, apparently. Yeah.

But what pissed me off the most wasn't that the seme was a complete and utter homophobe who wanted to "correct" the uke's gayness. No, what really got me was the uke's acceptance of the whole convoluted situation. And it wasn't the passive, "Okay, being gay is wrong and he doesn't agree with it" kind of deal. No, it was more like - are you ready for this? - "Gosh golly gee! Being gay is so bad, but thankfully, I have this wonderful guy who's going to train me to be un-gay by raping, molesting, and sexually torturing me! I thought he was a bad guy before, but wow! Now I realize that he is such a kind, generous, helpful, good person! How lucky I am to have such a nice guy helping me out by forcibly sticking his penis into my butthole every week!"

Think about that for a second. Now for a couple of minutes. Am I legitimately the only person who sees something even remotely disturbing about this? Yes? Okay, I'll shut up about it now.

And, completely disregarding this manga's "story," I didn't even find the smut to be that great. It was so typical of a yaoi manga, and the characters certainly didn't give it that much-needed extra spice. I got through the first volume of this one because... I don't even know. Bored, maybe? Honestly, I can't even give this manga a 2 for the art. If I could give it lower than a 1, I gladly would. This is seriously one of the most disgustingly homophobic pieces of trash I've ever read in my whole life. LGBT rights supporters, beware.
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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!!!
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Last two chapters... just no.   
Rating: N/A
by madiboo
October 3rd, 2012, 6:03am
I was loving the love triangle and then the last two chapters just killed this story for me. I would of given a 10, but it loses 3 points for the silly, unrealistic ending. I'd still cautiously recommend it if only for the gorgeous art. Why I thought it was a bad ending in the spoiler below.

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A suicidal mental patient with little to no grip on reality suddenly is fine without supervision just because she goes to live with grandma in the country? Seriously? Nobody mentally unfit would be able to file for devorce either, her husband would of had to have done it. The hospital would never let her just wander off after she stabbed her husband, which seemed pretty obvious with even the middle brother working it out so quickly, despite the husbands statement. There would of been an investigation into such an incident and she would of been locked away for her own safety and the safety of those around her. This is just a fairy tale ending for her. And Haruka picking the selfish, mean, rapist who suddenly becomes nice, kind and wonderful at the end? When he had the younger brother waiting, kind, sweet, considerate and never forced himself on him? Maybe Haruka is just a sick masochist... who knows but by the end I didn't even care.
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