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Gold (FUJITA Kazuko)  
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Description
Bronte is running away from a failed wedding ceremony in the rain when she finds a cabin for shelter, occupied by a blood-soaked man with Gold eyes, who claims he just killed a man. His name is Mars West, and on impulse he kisses her, just as the police come to drag him away.

Five years later Bronte comes to New York to see Mars, who spent two years in prison for the murder it turns out he didn't commit. Then things get strange…

This is a soap opera of the highest order, with machinations and manipulations that only the very rich could get away with…

Based on Ann Major's novel, "Secret Child".

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Manga

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Associated Names
ゴールド
Secret Child

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Latest Release(s)
v.8 c.58 (end) by JShoujo Scans (486d ago)
v.8 c.57 by JShoujo Scans (487d ago)
v.8 c.55-56 by JShoujo Scans (492d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (158 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.42 / 10.0
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March 23rd 2014, 10:41pm PST

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Year
2003

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Serialized In (magazine)
Josei Seven (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Monthly Pos #1554 increased(+315)
3 Month Pos #2015 increased(+218)
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Ending was a bit drawn out *Contains some SPOILERS*   
Rating: N/A
by susumu99
August 4th, 2014, 7:07pm
Actually, I thought the beginning with the whole plastic surgery bit was SUPER ridiculous too. You have a superstar, the daughter of whom (also the protagonist) is super plain. And she conveniently gets hit by a car the same day the her mother's obsessive-plastic-surgeon-super-fan runs into her at her love interest's hotel. All so she can look like the mirror image of another model who also conveniently went under the knife by the same crazy-psycho-super-fan. Wouldn't it have just been WAY simpler for the daughter to look like her mother in the first place. Cut this unnecessary plastic surgeon character right out considering he only shows up at the beginning of the story and at the end. And btw, for someone super obsessed with his "successful" creation, he's totally unconcerned about her escaping. It's not like she's difficult to track! I'm sure there were less ridiculous ways of creating conflict and confusion between the characters. Then the story takes off and it actually quite interesting. I LOVED the way our main character comes into her own and starts to realize her inner strength and beauty. She has the same face as Mischief and her mother, but her image is completely different from the both of them. Even though she's lost her face, which is integral to her sense of identity, she finds herself and doesn't need to rely on how she looks to define who she is. Eventually she breaks through everyone's walls, which is nice and ideal, if not really practical. But then that last bit where Mischief is trying to kill both her and Mars. Jeeeez! I felt like it was the manga version of a lame action flick where the fight scene never ends and there's always one more thing! Also, both Mars and Bronte were just plain stupid! Who goes to a secluded place alone to meet a woman who has made it very clear she wants to kill you? Anyway, small example in a long list of plot holes. There there is also the fact that Gus just disappears part way through - SO MUCH brotherly bonding potential lost!!! URGH! Anyway. All in all, the loose ends were tied neatly, it was an intriguing concept and it definitely didn't suck. Could it have been better? Yes. But I think it did alright.

... Last updated on August 4th, 2014, 7:08pm
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I feel pretty proud of myself.   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Marian5390
March 1st, 2014, 2:44am
I *actually finished* this atrocity.

Have you ever soldiered through the swamplands of reading an entire harlequin manga? Those usually last four or five chapters. Now, try and imagine if someone tried to drag on a harlequin for FIFTY. EIGHT. FRIGGIN'. CHAPTERS.
That's this manga.

Now, for those of you who've never read a harlequin, try and imagine what it would sound like to hear a complete novice attempting to play a violin whilst holding that stick thingy you play one with in their teeth. Got it? (If your ears are hurting just thinking about it, you've got it) Okay, good. Now imagine you had to listen to that for a total of ten hours, and each period of ear pain had to last at least ten minutes.
That's what reading this manga from start to finish feels like.
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JUSY WHY? *contains spoilers*   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by shilyte
July 7th, 2013, 10:33pm
Why do mangakas wish to make heroines sooooo stupid. well I'm not going to put all the blame on the mangaka since this was based from a novel first so there's shared responsibility. I liked to story until the heroine became the most spineless, stupid, lack-witted idiot with a mother Teresa complex I've had the displeasure to read about. (no.1 on my list of terrible manga heroines) Gus basically rapes her and she forgives him. the doctor kidnaps her and tries to use her as a replacement for her mother and she forgives him. And lets not forget Mischief who uses her, almost has her raped or killed on multiple occasions and shoots at her with a gun and Bronte still doesn't want the bitch to go to jail, REALLY!!!!! Bronte wants to try and save her,REALLYconfused? I love smut mangas but the dynamics between Bronte and every other character but Mars makes this story a little tough to swallow. the smut is the only reason i give it a 7.
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It was decent, requires lots of patience, but too much frustraction only after reading half.   
Rating: N/A
by krahul44
June 9th, 2013, 12:22pm
Well

It was an OK manga, but man o man, there are just too many complications for our hero and heroine to be together. I liked the concept till the volume 1 and i was so excited when
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Bronte finds out Mars is the husband of mischief and grabbed her to visit her mother.
I thought story will be quite interesting from now then. Then lots of complications, you may call it lots of drama. My mind was on frustration so much that if
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the ending was somewhat negative to my consent, i would have gone crazy, That for sure
Till vol 5 i was like set on fire, still i continued for something good. It was so much stressing that i feel like exhausted completely. I am glad to god that it was only an 8 vol manga, otherwise i would have continued reading like crazy or i might have drop it without complete satisfaction.
I would say one last thing, read this only if you have lots of patience, otherwise don't even bother reading its description.
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Bronte and Mars finally gets married after overcoming all the obstacles, In the church where bronte was supposed to be married for the for the first time.


Still above all, i would say it was a good manga to shake up my mind a bit.
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If you think Harlequin romances are the best thing since sliced cheese...   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by FeyPhantom
May 13th, 2013, 7:30pm
...this one's for you. If not, stay away. Far away.

It could have been good but oh my gosh did it have too many flaws. Rated a 2 instead of a 1 because I liked the overall concept of two people's lives merging and the idea of trying to know who you are when two people who are originally unrelated end up with the same face. To be exact, that's the only thing I liked.

I've never read the original story, but if this manga followed it at all, I think the mangaka would've been better off creating her own story. There is just too much wrong with this story that I really can't list it all here.

All I can say is stay away unless you like sappy josei romance stories that have no concept of reality. It had potential, but potential is pretty worthless without execution.

And by the way, I did read all the way until the end so I did give it a chance but
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helicopter pilots who allow people to shoot at and try to murder other people just because the mangaka decided to make it seem like the helicopters (all three of them) were driving themselves
was only one of the things that drove me completely up the wall.

... Last updated on May 13th, 2013, 7:45pm
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Dumb!   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by MaVe89
April 29th, 2013, 6:07pm
Everything was good up until the last volume. The stupidity of main characters just HURS SO MUCH that I can't handle it. The ending is so dumb, that I would probably drop the manga if it wasn't the last volume...
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Incredibly as;dlkfjas;dlfkasjdf protagonist   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by sirilius
April 28th, 2013, 1:33pm
It was alright, actually.

Until
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she had the perfect opportunity to get herself out of a gunpoint situation AND SHE DIDN'T TAKE IT because she was afraid of shooting the gun T________________________T**** Just because she shoots doesn't mean she'll kill. At least keep shooting until all the bullets are used up. WTH?!?!


I'm sorry, this is just too stupid for me to take. Who in the world
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gets their hands on a gun in a crucial situation and just gives it back to the person who threatened them at gunpoint earlier?


My suspension of disbelief has been shattered. What sympathy I had for the character to keep reading is... gone.

It's a shallow read; if you're looking for a fluffy feel-good Cinderella story though, this story was a decent read. The plot feels shoujo-esque in the character's maturity, and is labeled as josei simply because of the more mature elements.

... Last updated on April 28th, 2013, 1:36pm
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A unique genre of Josei.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by FireLadyJasmine
March 21st, 2013, 7:04am
I don't ever write reviews but I must say I truly enjoy Fujita K's work.

I really enjoyed Silver in a way where no Shojo or Josei ever captivated me, and I can say the same for Gold.

I don't understand the negative reviews on his work but i can say i'm a huge fan of his works. I guess it's because his works have very dramatic stories and are smut filled *wink wink*. I also really enjoy his art work. His characters are slender with sharp features, which I appreciate.

I can't wait for more from Gold and Fujita K.
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The girl is kinda nosense but it's a good manga   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by gvermehren
November 18th, 2012, 5:39pm
I'm generally not a hater, I'm receptive to all kinds of character personalities, but I must admit the female protagonist of Gold is really really annoying sometimes, with her all nosense actions. Anyway, it's a good manga despite that...

... Last updated on November 18th, 2012, 5:42pm
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Really dumb protagonist   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by 1122shadows
December 21st, 2011, 9:22am
This wasn't a bad read but you just have to tolerate one of the dumbest protagonist that has ever been created. Bronte definately is a special kind of stupid. I agree with toffeefudge, this is not as good as Silver. She doesn't really have much character growth and isn't really someone interesting to read about either. But Mars West is somewhat interesting and the rivalry between him and Gus Brown has me hooked.

... Last updated on December 21st, 2011, 9:27am
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