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Seishun Survival  
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1) Youth Survival
Summer camping trips are supposed to be filled with joy and laughter, but why is Kiriko so unlucky~~? At first it was that weakling four eyes, Kazuo and cutesy Hana-chan destroying the pork soup, but then they never came back after asking them to go pick up some wild herbs! Oh, fine! So she and Satoru went up the mountains to get them, but who knew they’d get lost too?!

2) Liar Love Letters
When Ritsu's boyfriend asks to break up, she complies - only to find that he's angry about it. To make her pay for dumping him so easily, he puts on a bet. Trick Ritsu into falling in love, and win a good amount of money. When she overhears this, Ritsu is determined to shoot down all the boys out to trick her. But what happens when she comes across someone whose lies capture her heart?

3) Sword and Heart: Dangerous Relationship
When you add the Japanese kanji character for heart underneath the character for sword, sword becomes the character for shinobi. Shizuru, when younger, had a crush on her very brave and handsome ninja senpai, and still likes him to this day. Things in her life get a little complicated when other ninjas decide to steal something valuable that her family is taking care of.

4) Never Dying Crow…!
Otokomae! Beads Club side story


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Associated Names
Surviving Youth
Youth Survival

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c.4 (end) by Ochibichan (2432d ago)
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c.2 by Ochibichan (2470d ago)
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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (457 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.19 / 10.0
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March 29th 2014, 5:21am PST



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2nd & 3rd stories   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Kleineputchen
June 29th, 2014, 11:48pm
These two are the gems of this series.
The 2nd story is my favorite. This is a very simple and very touching story. It's so rare to see a simple love like this in shoujo manga nowadays. This kind of story are my favorite, because this is where you can relate the most to the characters since they're normal people in a normal environnement. I think it's a story a bit different from what sensei usually write, but maybe that's just what makes it even better. Anyway, it's really sweet, I'll remember this one for a long time.
The 3rd story was cracking funny, the romance here is quite a second element but it doesn't matter since the story is so funny. I was laughing all the time. And I think I've seen here one of the most hilarious reply I've ever read (something about falling cherry blossoms... you'll know when you read).
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kick ass leads and good author   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by keturah_kingsland
July 10th, 2011, 5:59am
reading this i was expecting some pretty kick ass lead characters because i mean look at the cover it just gets you pumped. you all like yeah that girls gotta kickass. well she dident kick as much ass as i would have liked but she certainly wasn't weak. i enjoyed all of these they where very cute. the art works good as well. ive become a fan of MOTOMI Kyousuke she has written a lot of shoujos that i have read recently and loved. he lead characters are always admirable and such.
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Not quite perfect   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by MaZzAx
June 16th, 2011, 3:44pm
Hmm as per, manga by Motomi Kyousuke have really good and often amusing art. The characters are never too winey (females that is) - I like the tough characters she makes. And the plots are always unique.
This manga I enjoyed like most of her other manga but I didn't feel those butterflies you get when you read a really moving romance. The romance wasn't very poignant and unlike some of her other manga, the humour wasn't very strong either.
I didn't really enjoy the first story, it had no spark. The second story I thought was quite nice and the third story was ok but very obvious from the start.
So not her best, but still entertaining and worth the read.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by himitsusaru
February 1st, 2011, 9:25am
Seriously, I can't get tired of Motomi Kyousuke sensei's works. The're too funny. Okay.
The first story : So-so. But still a great story. I really liked the idea of 'survival'.
Recommended>>Second: its REALLY funny in the first part~ & And its very heartwarming. (don't mind me.. my stomach aches from laughing too much XD)
Spoiler (highlight to view)
It remained Funny like hell till the end X3

And the Extra was Aweshum as always. I really wasn't expecting a extra so this was a surprise for me! >///<
OVERALL::> Spectacular. Please REad this.

... Last updated on February 1st, 2011, 9:31am
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A Great Compilation   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by astroasis
November 25th, 2010, 9:41pm
I love Kyousuke Motomi's stories. They're all so full of humor and heart-warming romance that I wish all shoujo could be this good. "Youth Survival" is a good one-shot, though it's my least favorite of the three compiled here. "Liar Love Letters" is a brilliant one-shot. I loved the characters, loved the plot and loved the twists and turns the story takes. Also, the pure emotion presented in the story was truly touching. "Sword and Heart" is a more action-based story, but with all the heart and plot of the other stories here. Definitely a good read! I also absolutely loved the extra here. "Otokomae! Beads Club" is one of my favorite short mangas... and I loved seeing the characters revisited again here. Overall, this is a great volume! Just make sure you read "Otokomae! Beads Club" before you read the extra, so you'll know what's going on wink
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i love all of the stories!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by manga_lover_209
August 5th, 2010, 2:34pm
youth survival is so cute. liar love letters is so cute, sweet, funny. sword and heart: dangerous relationship is hilarious, sweet, and great. never dying crow is funny!!!!!! i laughed so much on these stories. ahahaha. love these!!!!!!!!!!!
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by VY2010
July 19th, 2010, 3:55am
All the stories is nice and funny , the art is good as always cos im a sucker for motomi's art work.
The last story Otokomae! Beads Club has a side story and its worth reading as well! Super funny! smile
Overall satisfy! Worth reading! smile
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by voices-
March 22nd, 2010, 7:52am
This is a nice manga! I liked all the stories! It's funny (especially the 3rd one) hahah! It made me "LOL" and stopped at that certain page for awhile. HAHA! Give it a shot! It's recommended!
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by elalendi
April 20th, 2009, 7:15pm
it's cute. The first story especially. Sooo adorable it made me squeal and all that! Cute and funny light oneshots, you know how they are. Recommended.
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The second story is the best!!!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Merlerna
January 5th, 2009, 5:38pm
If you're a sucker for love stories then I reccommend the second story! Sure, the cover make the manga look like it's all about fighting and surviving but the series isn't all like that. Liar Love Letters is heart-warming and very touching. It's not all lovey-dovey but rather it focuses on how the two main characters fell in love and why they fell in love. Really good!

... Last updated on January 5th, 2009, 5:39pm
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