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Nanahikari  
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Description
High-school student Nanamura Hikaru has little memory of his deceased father, a famous playboy actor, until his father's suave attorney, Shimogura, contacts him with the promise of a sizable inheritance. The catch? Hikaru has to make contact with his eight half-brothers - the fruit of his father's philandering ways.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
ななひかり
七光
爱的光环 (chinese)

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.28 (end) by Half-Baked Scanlations (486d ago)
v.7 c.25-27 (v2) by Half-Baked Scanlations (486d ago)
v.7 c.27 by Half-Baked Scanlations (640d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8 / 10.0 (216 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.86 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 12th 2013, 4:43am PST


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Year
2007

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Serialized In (magazine)
Chara (Tokuma Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
No

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3 Month Pos #2973 increased(+799)
6 Month Pos #4030 increased(+354)

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On 597 reading lists
On 245 wish lists
On 235 completed lists
On 32 unfinished lists
On 193 custom lists

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unique story & absolutely gorgeous art   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lightxl
January 29th, 2010, 5:31pm
Takaguchi-sensei's stories are always out of the ordinary but interesting. This one is no exception. What I really like about this is the art. It's gorgeous. Hikaru is so beautiful. The lawyer is hot! Don't be discouraged by the art sample provided in another review. Plain characters will look plain, as intended, but the characters who are considered to be exceptional beauties will obviously be exceptionally beautiful. Her characters have flawed personalities and questionable behavior, but that adds dimension to the story.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Oriolidae
July 28th, 2012, 10:08am
Well, people definitely have different opinions on what's pretty art, that we know. Personally, I found the artwork in Nanahikari simple, clean and easy on the eye. The only problem being that the different characters are too easily mixed up (sadly, this is quite a problem, since the cast is pretty extensive).

I haven't stumbled upon a yaoi manga with this kind of plot before, but still, it contains quite a handful of the typical BL cliches. Nonetheless, it has about the same effect as a soap opera, driving you to read on and see what happens next. In some sequences I enjoyed reading it, and in others I was utterly appalled by the characters. But ultimately, it was entertaining.

But this manga's biggest flaw is it's characters. They're just so extremely flat. I feel utterly NOTHING for the characters, especially the three main leads. They're like empty shells. Nanamura Hikaru (main lead) has no personality and no backbone. His emotions and reactions feel so damn animated and fake. Shimogura Hirone (the attorney) has no backbone either and his sudden love for Nanamura Hikaru really doesn't come across, even when extreme measures are taken in use. Ashinuma Ushio is no exception either.

And what the heck is up with
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Ushio raping Hikaru? You call that rape? And if it's called rape (though I find it silly, since Hikaru was like "oh, okay" and afterwards ".....I JUST GOT RAPED?"), why the HECK don't they deal with it in some way? It's like... "Ah, yeah, I'm sorry 'bout dat, we clear?"... Jeez. Oh Jeez. I can't take it seriously.

I find above-mentioned things annoying, since this series tries to be serious. But it feels like a joke sometimes. It's just so flat! I'm seriously amazed at how flat it is for a 7 volume series. All these flaws taken into consideration, I was actually pretty entertained through these (currently) 6 volumes (I'm embarrassed by this fact). It's completely like a soap opera, it's horrible, but you can't help but read on.

... Last updated on July 28th, 2012, 10:12am
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Hikaru: "The sign of a man who will never go hungry..." Me: *thud*   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by elisegrey
June 18th, 2008, 9:27am
This is a top ten kind of manga. I've never seen Takaguchi Satosumi draw better than this, the protagonist is *gorgeous*, the plot's intriguing, and the sexual tension sings at times. It's just. It's just really, really good!

And all praise to the translator for doing a lovely job.

ETA: Aaand the supremely sexy glasses-wearing lawyer *officially* has an oral fixation. Of course he does.

... Last updated on September 15th, 2008, 3:11pm
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Great plot and beautiful art   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by daniyagami
September 18th, 2009, 4:39am
Nanahikari is about a 17 years old boy named Nanamura who is discovering the truth about his deceased father, who had several children with other women. Nanamura must meet this half siblings and discuss the heritage with them and a long complicated and emotional process starts. Add to this Nanamura´s personal discoveries about love and sex and you´ll have a very interesting and complex plot.

So far I'm enjoying the reading, the art is beautiful and there is some hot moments and some hilarious moments. Very well built story.
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Argh   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Meilee123
April 6th, 2013, 6:24pm
It was starting out great! But then, too many people came in.
If you think about it, half of those people weren't even important.
And it dragged out too long even though it needed to for the will or all that stuff but eventually once you find out who all the brothers were, it gets too wordy.
And what was completely stupid was that the whole point of everything was to share his estate but I havent seen the slightest view of it.
Urrg at this point it got dull for me and started hitting downward, I was just waiting for Hikaru and Shimogura to get together. And by where it's scanlated now, I'm Still waiting 7 volumes.
The art was okay. Although sometimes I was confused who was who.
I like how Hikaru was characterised. Not your typically incredibly naive or suave lead.
I had a problem with how all the focus on Senpai switched to the bearded guy.
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In the end, all the co characters decide to go abroad?! Wth
Also, nice one author, why not make everyone into a boy band?
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STory   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ragec
December 30th, 2008, 1:35pm
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If you're looking for a great story with mild BL then this is for you. The story is kinda deep but it's not that angsty and there's also humor on this manga. I love the main character he is so honest and cute. He is so honest that he told his GF that a man kiss him and have sex with LOL. Im so mad that it was not fully translated in ENGLISh and left me in a cliff hanger and it was getting good =( . I really recommend this but if you're looking for HOT sex then this manga is not for you. STORY>SEX!! I also hope there is a twist and Hikaru won't end up with the lawyer. It's been always been that the two guys you see in the beginning end up together. This is a love quad btw including his GF.


... Last updated on December 30th, 2008, 1:38pm
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pretty good!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by wiskiz
February 23rd, 2008, 10:22pm
i'm only up to the 2nd chapter... and this manga has a hint of investigation work - together with tantalizing yaoi hints... it's mystery and suspense merged in! leaves me anticipating for more chapters to solve the mystery and for the yaoi to unfold.. i wonder who he (hikaru) will have a relationship with!!!

... Last updated on February 23rd, 2008, 10:23pm
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But what about the daughters?   
Rating: N/A
by KaoriNite
June 26th, 2013, 8:07am
So the story is about the illegitimate sons of a famous actor. They are brought together when the actor dies, and it's a bit of a mystery about who his actually, biologically sons are. But from the beginning it is mentioned that there are 8 sons and 50+ daughters. The daughters are never brought up. I get that this a BL, so there's not much room for girls. But still, why mention the daughters at all then? And why have the main character make a big deal about getting to meet and know his brothers when he doesn't give two ***** about his sisters?

Beyond that, I liked the overall story, its unique for a BL. I thought the progression was good at first, but in the end I felt underwhelmed and unfilled. Since it is a mystery, I kept reading and reading hoping to find out all the secrets and truths. In the end, the secrets and truths didn't leave much of an impression on me.

And as for the love-triangle, you basically know who the main character is going to end up with. I kind of would've preferred it to go the other way, but I feel like there were problems with both of his choices. And the final scenes didn't do much to make me excited for who he end up with.
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Alright   
Rating: 7.3 / 10.0
by 801crazed
February 12th, 2014, 12:07am
The art was nice and clean. The story was a but too drawn out.

It was interesting to read the mangaka's notes on her 20 year BL career at the end of volume 7. It really shone light on why I wasn't fully satisfied with the series. According to Takaguchi, after the last chapter of Nanahikari (which was published in 2012), she will no longer be writing more BL. sad

I hope she will open her eyes to non-typical BL works and see that BL has not become as bland as she thinks it has. Hopefully, she will then return!
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It's okay   
Rating: N/A
by attaesc
September 24th, 2013, 10:37am
This started out strong. I liked the ending even though it seems a little half-baked (author's commentary on her website supports this) because it was mature.

I'm not a fan of explicit sexual scenes anymore, which made me happy about this manga because I could focus on the mystery and intrigue of the seven different "brothers". I will say that I was scared to finish this. BL endings tend towards the worst end. But I enjoyed the mature feeling even though the author's attempt at a deep, comforting love and familial love didn't get across as much as I think she meant.

Art is good. Sometimes it was a bit difficult to differentiate some of the characters. Facial structure were strongly similar; only minor cosmetic differences could help, such as the number of waves a hairstyle had, especially when most of the cast did not have their hair colored in compared to Hikaru.

I agreed with Hikaru's sentiments toward the later chapters. It makes the trip worth it if unsatisfying to many. I believe if I had finished this back when I first began it I would have been very unhappy. Since I am older now and my view had changed, my perspective has also changed and am no longer tolerant of the type of BL I read before. Nanahikari represents a more mature take, even though it was published in a period of time of youthful and childish Adonises/bishounen.

I strongly believe that the mature readers should read this. Not mature as in old enough to see a sex scene, but mature in thinking.
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