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Description
Collection of the mangaka's BL works from 1994 to 1996.

1. Kept Youth
A boy, infatuated with his school's doctor, follows him home one day... and finds out that the doctor has been keeping a "pet" in his bed. Who is the boy being kept? But more importantly, why does he look so much like the protagonist?

2. D-Saka Detective Agency: D-Saka ch.1

3. Love Bazooka: D-Saka ch.2

4. Precocious Liaison

5. Boxed Youth

6. Dedicated Body
Dr. Shibusawa decides that his young son Keiri should get an early start in the medical field if he's going to inherit his clinic, so he introduces Keiri to the fascinating world of dissection, despite his wife's disapproval. Keiri gains a taste for dissection, Shibusawa suffers his strained marriage, and his wife discovers what's really up with her husband and his constantly snickering assistant in this odd little story.

7. Handsome Youth In Ice

8.Dark Honey, Youth
A boy discovers that a biology teacher with some strange habits has been watching him.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
おませな情事
ノオトピア
ラブ・バズーカ
暗き蜜、少年
検体
氷中の美少年
飼育少年
D坂探偵事務所
D-Saka Detective Agency: D-Saka ch.1
D-saka Tantei Jimusho
Dark Honey, Youth
Dedicated Body
Handsome Youth In Ice
Hyouchuu no Bishounen
Kentai
Kept Youth
Kuraki Mitsu, Shounen
Love Bazooka: D-Saka ch.2
Notopia
Omase na Jouji
Precocious Liaison
Shiiku Shounen

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.8 by Trine (1421d ago)
c.6 by Trine (2150d ago)
c.1 by Trine (2330d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 6.4 / 10.0 (48 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.7 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 9th 2012, 4:21am PST


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Year
1996

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Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1120 increased(+227)
Monthly Pos #2661 increased(+21)
3 Month Pos #3832 increased(+1000)
6 Month Pos #5474 increased(+755)

List Stats
On 136 reading lists
On 91 wish lists
On 70 completed lists
On 12 unfinished lists
On 80 custom lists

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Meh   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by whydontyoujustsay
January 24th, 2013, 3:01am
The 3 stories I could find on the internet really don't have much going for them except the art.
I usually like strange gore, and dark stories... but this was just gore and sex with no plot or character development at all...
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didn't expect that   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by takitogr
May 18th, 2010, 4:50pm
certainly don't think akari_mizunashi is right...mild gore this was not...another collection of dull yaoi stories...certainly not! you give ppl the wrong idea....the way ou say it you present it to be just another over-cliched yaoi and tis is far from that!

it was a bit unsettling...and funny at the same time...i don't really think these two stories scanlated deserve an 8 but i gave it 8 due to the manga offering something different to horror...funny but a bit unsettling and scary at the same time...hard to achieve

the art is a bit incompetent and not very skilled but the ambience is there and the art does create the atmosphere needed....at many panels you think ur reading a comic from a low-production fanzine but that adds to the unsettling and the peculiar feelings...

my favourite was dedicated body...random,unskilled,scary,funny,weird horror story...i wish more were available from this mangaka but i'm quite thankful i got to read even these two chapters smile
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Awesome...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
May 13th, 2010, 1:50am
A bunch of tales steeped with a dosage of black humor and morbidity. If you're a lover of horror or psychological intrigue based on these traits, then you might want to check out the other stories in the "Black humor" category.
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Notpia   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by akari_mizunashi
January 28th, 2010, 4:21pm
From the gorgeously goth cover, remniscient of 1920s commercial art, I expected a something extra from this volume. What I got was yet another dull collection of dull yaoi stories that attempt to be add some edginess to their stereotypes with bondage imagery and mild gore. It didn't work.

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Fascinating! Unique. And Strange.   
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by MightyMaeve
July 14th, 2009, 4:23pm
Wow! I love the first story! Kept Boy is not eurogore or horror, but it is definitely yaoi and mature. The uke is a bit shota-ish in appearance, but knows fully what he is doing. In fact, the uke is the one controlling the actual relationship, in a bizzare sort of way. There could have been more to explain his motivation, to add to the reader connection.
The seme is done with such an interesting contrast - he's disturbing and predatory-like (looks like a young Robert Smith of The Cure) and yet bizarrely, I couldn't look away, and I didn't dislike him. (Think: Lullaby).
Dedicated Body was...unique. I didn't like it as much as the first one, but it did intrigue me and I couldn't help but understand and want to read about all the characters. The boy was the creepiest and most disturbed of them all. (Think: Antisocial personality Disorder = lack of feeling.)
All in all, I hope the rest is picked up, because it's good to have a variety of offerings in many different genres and subjects. The art is very unique as well: all dark and early 90s-ish, yet with a 1920s 'feel.'
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