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Description
Rio was living a perfectly normal high school life, when cool and suave transfer student Tomo-chan entered his school. Rio admires his style, and watches as Tomo easily grabs the attention of the female student body -- and of some teachers too. It's not until Tomo picks up Rio's dropped planner with a photo of his beloved idol, a male teacher, that they interact. Suspecting that Rio is gay, homophobic Tomo tells Rio he's going to "cure" him by designing a special "Homo Fixing Training Regimen".

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
ダーリング
DARLING ダーリング

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.3-4 + Extra (end) by Nakama (809d ago)
v.4 c.2 by Nakama (823d ago)
v.4 c.1 by Nakama (958d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (380 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.18 / 10.0
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July 7th 2014, 6:35pm PST


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Year
2007

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Serialized In (magazine)
Daria (Frontier Works)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #891 increased(+126)
Monthly Pos #1358 increased(+110)
3 Month Pos #1673 increased(+20)
6 Month Pos #1727 decreased(-206)

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On 251 wish lists
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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.
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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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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
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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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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.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
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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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.
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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.
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