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Kyokutou no Hanamuko  
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1-2) The Far Eastern Bridegroom
Prince Asura bought Kichiya from the prostitution house after seeing his bromide. Even though they have a language barrier, Kichiya is getting attracted by Asura’s warmth and love. Is Asura taking Kichiya as a plaything or truly in love with him?

3) The Flower of War
Leon and Julius were childhood friends who were separated, but meet again in the midst of their country's civil war. Unfortunately Julius is a prisoner and Leon is a high ranking official and all that stands between Julius and a brutal interrogation.

4) The Moral Code of Love
Masamune is the young master of the Tongou clan and has had his eye on the stoic faced Jin since childhood. After becoming strong, he is finally able to keep Jin by his side as a bodyguard, but getting Jin interested in anything other than work may be impossible...

5) My Hero
High-school student Shuuhei is always bullied. During an attempted rape one night he's rescued by the strong but bad-tempered Asami. Asami reluctantly agrees to help Shuuhei become stronger and more confident, but what does Shuuhei know about the man he's suddenly relying so much on?

6) Cosplay Game
Dating for four years, but only having sex for two weeks, Mokoto's lover Keiji starts asking about cosplay. Is Keiji already bored with Makoto? And how far will Makoto go to keep his lover happy? A super cute story.

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Associated Names
極東の花婿
極東的新郎
The Far Eastern Bridegroom

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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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User Rating
Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (154 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.25 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 18th 2013, 7:03pm PST


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Year
2007

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Aqua (Oakla Shuppan)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1105 increased(+46)
Monthly Pos #2076 increased(+275)
3 Month Pos #2726 increased(+786)
6 Month Pos #4060 increased(+96)

List Stats
On 72 reading lists
On 100 wish lists
On 729 completed lists
On 10 unfinished lists
On 150 custom lists

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Mangaka Good At Concepts and Sprinting, Not Details and Endurance   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
February 25th, 2010, 10:56am
Maeda-sensei's art is competent, but she improves somewhat in smoothness within her later pieces (with the notable exception of Temptation, which is surprisingly well done, considering it is dated 2005!). This 2007 collection had times where the anatomy was so awkward (such thick necks!) that I became distracted from the story. The emotional believability of her characters is also a bit off at times.

The stories have a pattern of great thought and care put into a deep, carefully paced and developed beginning and middle, and then--blam!--a glib ending. Slapped in, off-the-shelf type endings, almost as if the mangaka ran out of time.

There is also a strong pattern of 'love at first sight' and easily gained happy endings, which, with the great conflict at the beginning, carefully developed middle, ends up largely disappointing and superficial.

She does better in her modern day stories where she doesn't promise a lot. For example, the last story was light-hearted and fun, and that is all it ever promised. When she starts to get into deeper plots and psychologies and great historical eras, she can't maintain her genius.

The vast variety of historical time periods (and lovely, well researched backgrounds and outfits) is amazing, and the creative story 'large' concepts are wonderfully intriguing, but they all tend to unravel at the end, making the tight weaving at the beginning a waste.
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CH 4   
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by mangafan321
September 22nd, 2011, 8:56am
i HATED chapter four, masamune is a moron, he is willing to let jin kill him and live with guilt forever, to protect a guy trying to kill him, and the feeligns of some stupid chick, and so jin wont be a "murdered" so instead jin being feeling guilt of killing some guy he doesnt care about masamune prefers if jin kills the man he loves. that makes COMPLETE sense...NOT!!!
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Cute!!!!!   
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by boycrazy92393
March 12th, 2009, 1:17am
All the stories were really cute, probably nothing too memorable though. I liked the 1st and 5th ones the best. And the last one was really funny XD I just wish some were longer, but hey, whatya gonna do?
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