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Watashi no Kakurega e Douzo  
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Description
Note - With the exception of the fifth one-shot, the other stories have little to no BL content.

Venez Chez Moi
An interwoven set of mini-chapters that blend seamlessly together, enabling the reader to catch a brief glimpse of the lives of men with many and varied personalities and circumstances.

World Market
An author earns a living writing mediocre stories with morally questionable content, drawing inspiration from the eclectic mix of people who surround him...and learns that he may be more talented than he imagined.

Dancing in the Snow
A supernatural story featuring Minami, Ideizumi and Kuzuha from So wa Reirei no Yuki ni Mai.

Inhale and Exhale
Two artistic rivals whose devotion to their work has caused their relationships with the outside world to crumble, unexpectedly find themselves united in a common goal when one falls ill.

Overflowing Swimming Pool
A short sequel to one of the author's previous yaoi works, Afuresou na Pool. As a stand-alone, this chapter makes little sense - so read only if you're familiar with the original series.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Afuresou na Pool (Adapted From)
Rere Shuushuutan (Spin-Off)
So wa Reirei no Yuki ni Mai (Adapted From)

Associated Names
わたしの隠れ家へどうぞ
Venez Chez Moi

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.Extra (end) by Fushichou (2104d ago)
v.1 c.4 by Fushichou (2106d ago)
v.1 c.3 by Fushichou (2109d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 6.9 / 10.0 (26 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.97 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 24th 2013, 9:55pm PST


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Year
2004

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Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #858 increased(+461)
Monthly Pos #2455 increased(+192)
3 Month Pos #4372 increased(+468)
6 Month Pos #7102 increased(+233)

List Stats
On 52 reading lists
On 89 wish lists
On 168 completed lists
On 5 unfinished lists
On 66 custom lists

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Surprisingly nice!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by calstine
May 30th, 2011, 11:54am
This comment and rating are based on my impressions of the first 4 short-stories only.

I agree with what MightyMaeve noted in her comment. Watashi no Kakurega e Douzo is, for the most part, a series of one-shots that depict touching (and occasionally comedic) friendships between different pairs of men; not romantic relationships. Granted, the characters are so devoted to each other that one can easily see things that way if she wanted to; but it's frankly quite unnecessary, and in my opinion would devalue the quality of the stories.

Venez Chez Moi (Welcome to My Sanctuary) comprises four short and sweet stand-alone episodes strung together by means of an elite bar and the good-natured bartender who serves in it. The plots are simple and largely predictable; but since these tales are reflections on human emotions and not actual mysteries, the predictability was not the least bit unfavourable - at least in my eyes.

World Market - The unfolding of events was slightly too fast-paced, resulting in a lack of coherence to the characters and their interactions. Nevertheless, the conclusion was enjoyable and amusing. In hindsight, I felt that the rapid course of the story was quite fitting, and worked well at portraying the "fast-and-furious" life-style of those residing in Tokyo's back-alleys.

Dancing in the Snow - One of the most unique ghost stories I've read. Fan of supernatural themes that I am, this is a difficult compliment to gain from me. The trio from So wa Reirei no Yuki ni Mai do make an appearance here - but it's not necessary to read the original manga in order to comprehend or enjoy this chapter. I still recommend attempting the main story, though - while being much stronger on the shounen-ai front, it also has an unexpectedly original plot.

Inhale and Exhale - My uncontested favourite in this collection. I may be unfairly biased due to my affection for both workaholics and 'rivals' who are actually best friends; but this story really captivated me. The beauty in Oguri and Himeno's interactions is something that has to be seen for yourself, so it's pointless going into detail about it here.

Overflowing Swimming Pool - This has, I believe, the only canon BL pairing in the entire volume. But I can't attest to its quality, since I didn't read it. I advice anyone who has not read (and has no intention of reading) Afuresou na Pool to give this chapter a pass. At only 8 pages in length, it makes little difference anyway.

... Last updated on June 16th, 2014, 2:12pm
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A Great Collection: More Shoujo/Shounen Ai Implied   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
April 24th, 2009, 4:31pm
1. Interwoven beautifully. A touching, gently revealing of 'connection' and 'friendship' through beautifully, softly illustrated stories.
2: World Market: I found this one a bit confusing with all the lively gossiping family(?) and friends(?) that surround the protagonist. It deals with 'cockfighting' and has humourous moments. There was no real yaoi pairing in this one. It was more like a slice-of-life in the writer's life and how/why his writing improved.
3. Dancing in the Snow, Ghost and Misty Moon Night It has a feel of the 'continuing adventures' of our three intrepid, eclectic mystery solvers from its canon tankobon. The mystery is fleshed out with insight and depth, clichés are no where to be found, and it intrigued me from start to finish. It had humour, mystery, and even a little lesson about Japanese spiritual beliefs. What it doesn't have is yaoi. One particularly potent illustration was the 'ghost' walking around with the little spirits surrounding him.
4. Inhale and Exhale: Again, this one is about two best friends, not lovers; in fact, one of them had a wife. It was beautiful how the two artists worked together and interacted together as they filled a void within one another.
5. Overflowing Swimming Pool (Extra) A sweet little smexin in this one (very brief and shounen ai style) happens in this extra offering to As the Pool Overflows with Water. Meep! What is this? An overtly homosexual relationship?! But it makes sense, since its canon story is clearly yaoi. Read alone, it is mostly pointless. I think it was really meant as an fan appeaser/teaser for those crying out for more from her original 1997 story.
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