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Scarlet  
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Description
From Blissful Sin:

1-2) Scarlet
College student Akio is dating his beautiful classmate, Ryou. Unable to stand the slightest loneliness, Ryou accepts any girl who approaches him. One day, Ryou introduces Akio to a girl he is thinking of marrying which makes Akio decide to completely break it off with Ryou. Instead, a heart wrenching love story takes stage!

3-4) One Night Stand
During the day Harumi is just a normal businessman but when night comes he changes into a different person.

5) My Lover
Keito wonders why he is still in a relationship with the overly depressive Naoki

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
スカーレット
绯红爱恋

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.2-5 + Extra (end) by Blissful Sin (2680d ago)
v.1 c.1 by Blissful Sin (2904d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (396 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.71 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 26th 2015, 10:25pm PST


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Year
2006

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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Magazine LYNX (Gentousha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Blu (1 Volume - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #569 increased(+278)
Monthly Pos #1409 increased(+301)
3 Month Pos #2381 increased(+238)
6 Month Pos #2572 increased(+291)

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Super Unlikable Characters   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Caedis
August 9th, 2017, 6:01pm
1st Couple) Umm... was that supposed to be sweet? Ryou is a mentally unstable philanderer and an obvious attempt at a yandere character. Just... without any dere. He was pretty much all crazy and him actually giving a shit about Akio definitely did not come through. It felt more like he just didn't want to give up his favorite toy, not that he actually held any love for poor (stupid) Akio.

And then the mangaka tries to give him a redemption arc? Like, I should sympathize with him because he feels bad about his previous actions and because his mommy and daddy don't love him enough??
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Not to mention the whole Tae thing is insinuated to somehow be Akio's fault for not telling the crazy fucker that he loves him??
Yeah, no. I usually like the psychotic characters but this cardboard cutout crybaby of a yandere wannabe just made me feel bored with the whole thing.

2nd Couple) Meh. Harumi has had a crush on Toki, a dude who rides the elevator with him, for a while. After spotting him at a bar, Harumi approaches Toki with the offer of a one night stand. This being a yaoi oneshot, ofc Toki accepts. After some hemming and hawing they then get together. That's all folks.

3rd Couple) Actually the best story in this anthology. The seme is still an asshole cheater but Keito is nothing but upfront about his shortcomings making him both likable and detestable at once. On the plus side he's something of a rehabilitated cheater, if you will and it seems he genuinely cares for Naoki. Speaking of, Naoki didn't have much of a presence (he was asleep for, like, 90% of their story) as the plot mainly revolved around Keito's introspection into their relationship. Though what you do see of him makes him come off as the typical uke for this manga. Wimpy with no backbone.
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Third story - My Lover   
Rating: N/A
by Pacific.Mint
January 9th, 2017, 3:12am
Told in an unconventional way about an established relationship. Different and introspective. It has sort of an open ending. Another chapter that gives us more resolution would have been nice.
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Well   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Avelys
July 17th, 2015, 3:10pm
The first story is super disgusting. There's brutal rape, attempted murder, and cheating. Nevertheless, the author tries to make this fluffy and cute. Absolutely reprehensible. The uke is a spineless turd and the seme is a spineless criminal turd.

The second story is so standard.

The third story I like. The seme is obviously hurting his partner, but he's realized that and is making an effort to change. The peseverance of the uke is cute and commendable.

Edit: changing my rating. Coming back to this a few years later, the third story really stands out. It's almost artistic, the way their story is told.

... Last updated on April 17th, 2017, 4:25am
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The first story - definitely not! Second and third were good.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by kvicka
March 14th, 2014, 4:07am
About first story.... No really!
I mostly agree with all these comments with low rating.
Ryou is obsessive hypocritical brainless disgusting crybaby..and I'm not exaggerating. And I feel sick just looking at him...and I really don't get Akio....

I'm rating this manga 6 because I really like second story and also quite the third one.
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Gah I love her works   
Rating: N/A
by aiish
December 23rd, 2013, 10:45am
Even though I knew she does make her ukes really pathetic and lovesick, I can't help but love it because all the semes are charmed either way. They can't escape the miso ukes!!!! I even got tears. XD
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Dont know what to say   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by julii.69
June 30th, 2013, 12:55am
Second story, cute. third story, nice. But first.... Mmmm that whats awkward. Although I felt some connection with real life events on it, its a little too much.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The rape on those circumstances I can understand, but why did he open up his lover arm like that! That was just crazy but in a way like: this shouldn't be on a manga or in any other place, you never know when someone is gonna try that becouse he/she read it!


Akio's friend at least the only sane person in the manga! (although I would have killed Ryou)

... Last updated on June 30th, 2013, 1:05am
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First Couple   
Rating: 1.5 / 10.0
by IceCreamMonster
March 21st, 2013, 5:37pm
The very first couple, and the whole entire plot for them are pretty jacked up, both the seme and the uke have their own problems and mental illness. If i were the uke, probably i would never meet the other dude again, but NO it did not turn out to be like that at all, it went to the totally OPPOSITE of it. It would have been waaayyy better as a horror/romance type of manga.
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How could you guys hate Ryou?   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by mtmt1311
February 9th, 2013, 5:23pm
Hes my ideal bf.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
He needs so much love that my being with him is not enough, so he have to sleep around (thats reallyyy make him less lonely). Hes an honest guy so he cheated openly (not that I care). He is gentle that he could say anything to harm the girl who verbally assaulting his lover in front of his very eyes (wonder if he has balls). But when it cames to me, he got guts, raped (oh here are the balls) and killed (hes too innocent to know when u kill a person, that person will disappear. I love anyone who treats me this way. I bet my parents who spend through trouble raising me will totally agree to this (can everyone see the sarcasm dripping off from this post?)

Jokes aside. Im horrified to see who this manga can become popular. Its fiction but I cant overlook the fact that it has a very bad message. The author tried to push possessive love to a new level but give us a horrifying criminal story instead.
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Dont even say its Akio's fault so not saying "I love u" A guy who cant not be faithful to me just because Im not saying lines like this do not deserve my love. And Ryou expects Akio to love him, yet he did nothing to achieve that (he did the opposite actually).

Sorry, but similar story happens in real life. The guy actually raped and murdered the girl then mutilated her body to put in his house. This is also obsessive love. Do you still think its cute or sweet? The only difference is Akio did not die. Everything works out find since Akio is a freak himself. For a normal person, imagine how horrible her life would have been if she happens to be the object of Ryou's love?
For many comments about its unnecessary to associate with real life. When I said something about I dont like cheating in manga, people always response to me about how "realistic" it is. But when it comes to this, you are telling I dont really need to care about how it is realistically? I felt that when you like a manga, you will find excuse for it or make up flaws of its criticism.
I cant say the story is realistic or not because both characters are not normal. Ryou can be considered a high risk for killing someone (can?t control their temper and keep hurting/beating their lovers/family members) Very dangerous and need to be under care of specialists.
I agree that this story makes in you remember it, but not in a good way, and I'm terrified about how people say its cute or sweet.
Second story is so so.
Third story, even though it was told by the cheater's POV, I still hate him. No one deserves to be treated that way.

... Last updated on March 19th, 2013, 1:44pm
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Horrifying, and not in a good way   
Rating: N/A
by sending
November 18th, 2012, 11:50pm
The first story was an utterly disturbing case of domestic violence and emotional abuse posed as a romance. Ryou has so many screws loose, I seriously don't even know where to begin with his issues. He is not suffering from mere abandonment issues, but rather seems mentally ill. Tae was also rather twisted in her verbal abuse towards Akio.

That isn't to say that the story was bad, just incredibly disturbing. The other two stories were much less creepy. I love Madarame Hiro's art style, and her penchant towards clinically insane characters, but this particular story hit a sour note for me. It just couldn't convince me to root for Akio and Ryou's relationship. Rather, I wanted them both to receive extensive counseling.

Overall, I'd say give this volume a miss. Her other stories are much better (especially the Kawaii Akuma series). If you have to read one of the stories in this volume, though, the second one is the best. The third is over too quickly to leave an impression but the second was kind of cute.

... Last updated on February 9th, 2013, 5:03pm
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EWW..   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by vsneagaa
October 22nd, 2012, 2:08am
i didn't like first story cuz i think seme has personality disorder he always cry like a baby and then you saw him like 'if he doesn't mine i will kill him'' WTF so this story is really unnecessary i think cuz another stories are really cute.
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