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Description
Artist model Nagi has gradually become more and more aware of art student Kaji's meaningful gaze. After working past misunderstandings and miscommunication, the two begin a loving relationship, but even after four months, they haven't moved beyond a simple kiss. Nagi begins to wonder if perhaps Kaji can't accept being with another boy. But Kaji has a secret of his own...

Also contains two oneshots:

Wish on a Star (chapter 6)
Sei has hated stars since he was little. Will his childhood friend, Daiki, change that?

Boku no Shôkoi ni Tsuite (chapters 5 and 7)

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Эскиз
クロッキー
彩繪麻豆兒
Skizzen der Liebe
Vázlatok (Hungarian)
Wish on a Star

Groups Scanlating
Beautiful Soup
achuchu
okaeshi
shattered-innocence
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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.Extra 2 by achuchu & okaeshi & pgrape (1770d ago)
v.1 c.Extra 1 by achuchu & okaeshi & pgrape (1775d ago)
c.4 by Beautiful Soup (2895d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (237 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.52 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 21st 2014, 5:51pm PST


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Year
2004

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Rutile Sweet (Gentousha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Blu (Complete - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #909 increased(+176)
Monthly Pos #1922 increased(+320)
3 Month Pos #3151 decreased(-98)
6 Month Pos #3405 decreased(-110)

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On 158 reading lists
On 151 wish lists
On 1103 completed lists
On 16 unfinished lists
On 236 custom lists

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So yeah...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by xxxmikileexxx
March 12th, 2014, 1:53pm
I thought the first chapter was such a pure love, IMO, one that I've not read about for a while. Wow, it shows how corrupted my mind has become. Lol. The wishing star one shot was MEH. I probably won't remember it after a while. Didn't love it. Didn't hate it. Now ch. 5 & 7 was only memorable because it leaves a bittersweet aftertaste. It speaks volumes of how people's hearts are. Love and courage. Without courage your love will always be unrequited, but I liked it. I liked the bittersweetness, the tint of sadness, yearnings, and regret. The high rating is for that story alone.

... Last updated on March 12th, 2014, 1:54pm
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Nothing special for the most part...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Namiya
January 4th, 2013, 1:21am
The main story was nothing special at all.
I found it boring and not interesting.
The two-part oneshot of the first love was a gem though, even if a not very happy one.
If you find the first couple of chapters not your thing, I'd still recommend skipping to the "About my first love" chapters.
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Saddening   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
January 3rd, 2013, 8:08am
I liked the main story but the side stories aren't really my cup of tea. Especially chapter 5 & 6. I never like stories like that. I despise it. I hated it. I felt like as if I could just go into the manga and slap the characters awake. Although it shows what reality would be like sometimes, however in this case if one of the main characters in the story confessed their love, they might have a happier ending! And the fact that I hated that story is because of Kamota. He turned his feelings away when he already made the decision to confess! Why?! Why didn't he do it?! Why did he just accept that girl's confession?! It's just pissing me off.

And he dared to say that "falling for a woman saved me in many ways". what the hell. I despise characters like that. It makes me want to slap them. Seriously, Takanaga sensei, you could have done better than giving us some bittersweet stories. I prefer them sweet and fluffy, thank you! You can try reading the first story, but as for the rest, don't even bother. I only gave it an 7 because of the main story. The rest...they are just...bad. Bad for my heart. Might be bad for your heart too if you're not a bittersweet fan like me. Stay away from it. It's poisonous to anti-sad endings people like me.
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Hey...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Poemi
November 22nd, 2012, 2:45pm
What is up with the nonsensical words that made it in?? The editor messed up big time on that. "On My First Love" just broke my heart! The other stories were cute, with very light angst. I don't think I could dislike anything by Hinako Takanaga; her art is so pretty!
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Rating applies ONLY to Boku no Koi ni Tsuite   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by strangledwords
March 31st, 2012, 9:27pm
The rest you shouldn't even bother reading if you want to read something with a bit of impact.

But Boku.... F*CK. Maybe it's just me, but Torii was an almost exact portrayal of my own first love (except I'm not a guy). It was so heart-wrenching I found myself crying and being overwhelmed with all those bitter memories I have from my own first love.

Just goes to show how you shouldn't let fear dictate how you go about in your life. Never be afraid of letting yourself express your love towards someone. It's the ONLY work of this mangaka that I have enjoyed.
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ahh second story!   
Rating: N/A
by hxly
March 31st, 2012, 12:08pm
I didnt like the first story which was about travestite stuff ! and I was bored when I read this.I forced myself to finish.and then second story came up.ahh It was so good,so hearty ,so tearful an sooo romantic.I wish it was much more longer.I wanna see how the things would go on after this.third story was ok but not that so good.It was quite romantic if you consider about the stars stuff.biggrin
the art was good.I could feel the emotions.
I think you should skip the first,main story and read second and maybe third story biggrin
I will give 6 .
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Aww no :'(   
Rating: N/A
by MangoLuve
August 16th, 2011, 3:44pm
The last story left me with a bitter taste in my mouth. I hated it. Hate hate hate. I know, thats really how things end up in real life, but this is yaoi, this is where guys ALWAYS get together, where guys always solve their problems through hot sex so why? Why did this story end up so sadly? So bitterly?

I hate this feeling. Really hate it. Makes me sad for gay people :'(

The rest was nice and fluffly and then BAM this came and weighed it down. What a cunning mangaka.
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it hurt   
Rating: N/A
by juls91
August 13th, 2011, 6:11pm
the story with the classmates who had the same taste in books hurt me a little bit T_T
the rest was cute :3 so cute hehehe .. well all of them were but well boku noshoko something ended different than lots of mangas ive read ='>
its good to read what pleochroic said about this story , so true smile

... Last updated on August 13th, 2011, 6:15pm
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Poor   
Rating: 4.5 / 10.0
by MaZzAx
June 24th, 2011, 1:51pm
The first story was wishy-washy and the characters were too. It wasn't very romantic or interesting.
The art was nice and the story wasn't repulsively boring so I wouldn't say I regret reading.
Didn't really enjoy the second story but for some it was a tiny masterpiece.
Didn't read the rest.
Wouldn't pass it on.
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worth reading for one story   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by pleochroic
April 15th, 2011, 1:07pm
story 1: transvestite != transsexual, *sigh*, but one can't automatically blame the mangaka for that conflation because japanese itself is at fault here; the words used in the raw: ニューハーフ (new half) can mean either transvestite or transsexual; オカマ (okama) means male transvestite or effeminate man. i gather nagi's not a transsexual, since in one of his inner dialogues he reveals
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that he doesn't want to change his sex because he feels he is in the wrong body; he wants to do it because then he'd have a "right" to love men, and an easier time at being accepted by a male lover.
considering how japan treats homosexuality, that's not as unrealistic as it might seem.

what bothers me about this story is that it only touches on that central issue superficially, and instead a big deal is made of having sex at the perfect time, *rolls eyes*. yeah, right. i also didn't get much of a sense of kaji as a person; he just seemed to be a foil for nagi to react against. and nagi turns into an egotistical little whiner.

boku no hatsukoi ni tsuite is a small gem of a story reminding me that it's better not to let fear rule my actions, because it only leads to regrets. it made me sad, though. my rating reflects mainly that this is a much, much better story than the first and ones.

wish on a star is sweet; nothing special but at least no permanent regrets, *wry grin*.

... Last updated on April 15th, 2011, 1:11pm
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