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Description
College-mates Shinobu Miura and Eiichi Tashiro have more going on between them than classes and studies -- close proximity and animal attraction can create strange bed fellows -- but they also have little-to-nothing in common. For starters, Shinobu seems rather embarrassed about the whole "doing it" thing, and wallows in denial over any true feelings he may have. Eiichi, on the other hand, is a reckless free spirit, quick to acknowledge his affections, and eager for a commitment.

When Eiichi accepts an offer to work overseas for an American photographer, will Shinobu realize too late that two opposites can make a perfect duo?

Type
Manga

Related Series
Akai Koi (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
デュエット Duetto
爱的二重奏
Glasses + He

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.2 by ShoujoRoom (3306d ago)
c.Oneshot by Bliss (3312d ago)
v.1 c.1 by ShoujoRoom (2861d 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: 6.8 / 10.0 (90 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.88 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 10th 2014, 9:44am PST


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Year
2004

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
JManga (Defunct)
Juné (1 Volume - Complete/Digital & Print)

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Weekly Pos #1155 increased(+95)
Monthly Pos #1849 increased(+864)
3 Month Pos #4335 increased(+282)
6 Month Pos #4701 increased(+1054)

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On 134 wish lists
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Story 1 worth reading at least   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by FeyPhantom
March 26th, 2013, 12:40am
My rating is for the first story. It was by far my favourite and the longest. It depicted the progression of a rather sweet couple who work hard at maintaining their relationship despite very different lifestyles. I would've preferred if the entire volume focused on their story alone.

The second story seemed entirely incomplete to me. Just when I think there might be a story developing, it ends. I ended up rather confused more than anything; not because it was particularly hard to understand what was happening, but rather too easy that it seemed like there was supposed to be something much more to the story than was given. The motivations, other than 'lust', for the main character are completely lost and don't get me started on his father. It seems like it's supposed to be as simple as taking everything he said at face value... but then none of his reactions seem remotely plausible if it were true.
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The father gets assaulted by his supposed teenage son, gets turned on immediately, is frazzled by it in the morning, and then passes it off as nothing. Frankly, for someone who's raised their son and lived with them everyday of their life, this seems like such a foreign reaction to me that makes absolutely no sense in any context if his insistence that they're biological father and child and that he married his wife and is still very much in love with her is true. Oh, and there's the fact that it seemed like the mother is always coming home late from work (ie: classic signs of cheating on her part) and so I was confused why the father had a hickey. I actually thought he'd cheated on his wife but then the story ended... so I guess not? Neither father nor mother cheating on each other?


The third story seemed like a waste of space. It was very limited in story and characterization that I felt bored reading it.
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Two students like each other..... the end.


... Last updated on March 26th, 2013, 12:45am
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Meh...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Mochi__x
September 19th, 2013, 10:36am
Quite nice collection overall. Completely forgettable though. Plus the art wasn't outstanding either. So I was quite disappointed as I love some of Kujou Aoi's other works, but this one just fell short.

Most of the chapters were sweet and had fairly likeable characters, with the exception of the incest story. Personally, in BL, I can usually overlook the morality issues regarding incest when it's between brothers/cousins/nephew x uncle, even if they are blood-related. (Though I do much prefer step-brother relationships as they are much hotter. After all, they are only related by marriage so I feel more comfortable about that, while at the same time it's still taboo, so makes it more exciting ^_^) But even though I can usually forget about social norms when reading manga as it is just fiction, I still can't bear to see parent x child relationships. I'm a bit iffy when it comes to step-parent x child (it really depends on the plot/characters -- if the child has been brought up by the step-parent in a familial sort of way, then I can't stand it, whereas if they never had that type of bond then I'm usually okay with it), but seeing a biological parent x child in a romantic relationship, whether or not they've been estranged, just sickens me. I'm sure there are some readers who can probably enjoy those types of set-ups, but for me it's definitely something I can't. Ew. All that aside, it wasn't as though it had an interesting plot or deep characters either, so it just made me question what the whole point of that story was.

But as I said before, the other stories were okay. Nothing outstanding, but not too bad either. If you're looking for a riveting manga to draw you in to it's plot and connect with the characters, then this really isn't it. If you just want something inoffensive to kill time, then this'll do. (With the exception of the incestuous chapters titled "Secret" -- unless you're comfortable with that kind of thing)

... Last updated on September 19th, 2013, 10:43am
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3 stories   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by keristars
April 26th, 2011, 10:04pm
The first is a little bit confusing at first (mostly the artwork), but once I figured it out, it was very enjoyable. It shows the progression, more or less, of a long-distance relationship over several years. The third story was also nice, though light without much substance.

"Secret", the second story, though, was very unsettling and I had to skip it after I realized the plot. It's about a teenager who is in love with his 15-years-older dad - and not just a stepdad or uncle-who-is-like-a-dad, but his biological father that he's grown up with in the paternal role. When the dad is asleep, the son actually kisses him, which is when I stopped reading. I had been hoping that it would resolve into a misplaced attraction and ultimately the boy would fall in love with a more suitable partner, but this is very much not the case. So, reader beware. (Also, it very much lowered my rating for the whole book.)
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whats happening   
Rating: N/A
by freakazoid
March 19th, 2010, 12:36pm
ok so read chapter one it was short but likable, then chapter two totally confused me as to what was goin on- i kinda lost intrest so read it half heartedly
Is it me or did the art also change from chapter 1 to chapter 2 like chapter 2 was written first??
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Middle story shocking   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by lore
March 13th, 2008, 8:38am
The first story set is a wonderful progression of a relationship between two young men. However, the second story (Secret) has a combination of disturbing events (avoiding spoilers here) that just doesn't seem to fit with the first story set. The last stories are entirely too short, but cute. I'd have rated this volume higher without the middle story.

... Last updated on March 13th, 2008, 8:41am
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too short   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by frolic-horror
September 24th, 2007, 7:12am
I've read story 1, 2 and 9 and they were very short (the 2nd one was a bit longer but had an unsatisfying ending) so I felt like "huh? that's all? but.. what about..?"
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