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Description
From Shinmakoku Scanlations:

The manga is a continuation story from a BL (Boys Love) game under the same title.

1-2) A Distance Between Words and Heart
Nishida Yuuto got his first male lover, Kobayakawa Ryuuji, an ex-host. However, he's unsure whether this relationship is strong, or if he's only being toyed with.

3-4) The Clumsy Darling
Aoi Satoru is now Kishimoto Takami's lover... Can he trust Takami, who has such a dirty past...?

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
スクエアな関係
恋爱四角关系
Square Relation
Square Relationship

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.4b by Shinmakoku Scanlations (1680d ago)
v.1 c.4a by Shinmakoku Scanlations (1692d ago)
v.1 c.3b by Shinmakoku Scanlations (1697d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (152 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.57 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 17th 2014, 8:43pm PST


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Year
2007

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Licensed (in English)
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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #911 increased(+233)
Monthly Pos #2148 increased(+490)
3 Month Pos #3620 increased(+360)
6 Month Pos #4636 decreased(-314)

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On 167 reading lists
On 134 wish lists
On 799 completed lists
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The second story.   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Carnal Desire
September 29th, 2013, 2:38pm
As a general comment:
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I dislike when former (or not) prostitutes act so friendly and open with clients. The job is already hard for a partner to accept, but acting so casual about it is even worse. I didn't like how Kishimoto acted, end of story. Aoi wasn't justified, but Kishimoto is surely partly to blame.
The name thing bothered me as well: did "takumi" not think Aoi would be irritated that a former client is calling him more personally than Aoi does? Aoi uses his last name, Kishimoto, while the manager used "takumi".
Plus, did he not notice Aoi's strange behavior at all?


I agree with jellaaay's comment about it as well.

... Last updated on September 29th, 2013, 2:43pm
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sweet and simple!   
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by gwkimmy
May 9th, 2013, 8:59pm
i actually really enjoyed the lack of complexity in this manga. the plot is pretty much solving some internal conflict already established couples are facing, and while not a whole lot actually happens (the characters seem already established because of the game its based on), the relationships evolve in a believable way and draw us closer to the characters.

wish i could have seen the game it's based on! this manga made me want to learn more about the characters and how they got into their relationships.
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For a manga based on a game..   
Rating: N/A
by supmaguire
February 1st, 2013, 5:55pm
This was actually pretty good! There is more thought put into the characters' interiors. What I REALLY liked about this manga was that the issues were actually very relatable--it is very easy for real people in relationships to forget the importance of communication. Soooo no obsessive homicidal ex-lovers in this one ;P
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Just that?   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by fisukisuki
June 30th, 2012, 12:35pm
Well... it's my first time comment a manga made by Asou Kai-sensei though i already read many manga made by her. smile
And this one is quite fast. It was good, but not as good as expect. It's not bad either, but just feel like ordinary? Especially the second couple. I feel like that story about the second couple is so obvious? or Common? Just feel like ordinary. But the first couple is quite good! I much like them more. But still, i couldn't say that was one of the best. But the first couple could include to my favorite. Just not the best. But you can read it to kill time. smile
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Something that focuses on the lovers only.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by jellaaay
June 16th, 2011, 2:21pm
I prefer these kinds of stories which don't involve a lot of other people. I like the first couple very much. Even though it was very cheesy, I still enjoyed it. My fangirl heart squealed so that's a good sign. The second story, even though I like it as well,
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I think the General Manager didn't have to partake during their lover's discussion. I found it annoying that he was the one that had to "explain" why Aoi acted in such a way. I mean, get real, that's too weird. He should butt out. I thought that considering Aoi's personality, it would seem okay that he got things explained for him but it just didn't feel right. So that really irked me. The author should've wrote their "make-up" differently.
Well, that's just my opinion. Can't really do anything about it now. Over all, pretty art as always, I know the artist, love her art but this obviously isn't her story. Her stories are more dramatic and this one has a more calming tone. I enjoyed it very much so I definitely recommend.
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Fine Yaoi   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Oriolidae
December 31st, 2010, 7:28pm
Two fairly good yaoi stories. The plot is not completely flat, and the artwork is nice. I've read quite many yaoi stories, and this one is - in my opinion - above average.

In general, I'd recommend the mangaka Asou Kai to yaoi loving people. Asou's stories might not bore you completely to sleep.
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Two Tales of a Group of Four Friends   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
November 25th, 2010, 2:52pm
I really enjoyed the story of these four friends. I like it when there is a 'universe' feel to a collection, where there are several stories, but all with recurring characters. Often, this creates confusion and clutter, but the duo behind Studio May-be have written a tightly woven story that is crystal clear and insightful. Asou-sensei has illustrated their story to do it wonderful justice.

This tankobon has all four characters throughout, and all four play significant parts. It all adds up to create a full dimensional feel to all the men. Both tales are told through the two uke's POVs. The first half of the tankobon is delightfully angsty as the little uke can't resist the physical pleasure, but his mind is torn apart with doubts from his seme's casual, and what he interprets as, hurtful words. The second half tells the compelling love that a former prostitute has for his permanant long-term lover; it is a love that is calm and believable. But the seme has his insecurities that are played upon by a former client.

Both stories are told beautifully; I didn't feel impatient or rushed. The art is sparkly bishounen and completely, prettily matched to the intense emotions.

... Last updated on November 25th, 2010, 2:54pm
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