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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 (473d ago)
v.8 c.57 by JShoujo Scans (474d ago)
v.8 c.55-56 by JShoujo Scans (479d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (156 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.49 / 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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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #843 increased(+205)
Monthly Pos #1746 increased(+53)
3 Month Pos #2172 increased(+34)
6 Month Pos #2275 increased(+13)

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On 572 reading lists
On 426 wish lists
On 367 completed lists
On 39 unfinished lists
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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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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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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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Ok, not as good as Silver   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by toffeefudge
July 3rd, 2011, 5:44am
I had high hopes for this manga because I was literally addicted to Silver (couldn't get off my chair) but ended up not feeling as strongly about the characters and eventually getting bored and dropping it. Unlike the main character of Silver, who was naive but also smart, and showed great character growth, the main character of Gold was a little too straight-laced, meek, and somewhat un-interesting. The story, set in modern-day America rather than Victorian England, also lessens the strength of the plot somewhat. The page-turner of the story is the ex-wife antagonist who is deviously schematic and keeps throwing the unwary couple together (without her, you wonder if these two bores would even be together). When the sex scenes did show up, they did not disappoint, however.
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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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I like it   
Rating: N/A
by akane saotome
September 8th, 2011, 1:42am
This story is grate, the picture made byFUJITA Kazuko are beautiful and I like character. I like Chantel more then Bronte but I enjoy bouth of thoes girl and it also Mars who is really grate smile And I like Gold more then Silver
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Nice.   
Rating: N/A
by ahgalz
February 23rd, 2011, 1:36am
Haha , all i can say is , this is great . To all the fans who loves smut , this is the best for you . My pretty simple review for this story . Choose to see it or not :3
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Personally , i'm not into smut that much, but after reading it , i can't help but to love it . I love how the herorine;Bronte wanted to clarify that she is the one that the hero is finding . However having the same face as the hero's "wife" , the hero was having a great difficulty of having to believe her or not . After knowing the truth that she is the real one . Not the "wife" . They both fall in deep love . But that came the jealousy "wife" (same face as Bronte) . Getting ideas trying to break them apart .


That's all . I just love it . ♥

... Last updated on February 23rd, 2011, 2:09am
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absolutely agree with ipchkvn   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by BurningFish
January 2nd, 2011, 4:22am
It has a great storyline and is really interesting and exciting. The main conflict in the story (about poor Bronte getting that face) is ingenious. I love it. It's pretty dramatic- The heroine sure is naive, but not as annoying as in Silver (FUJITA Kazuko) . I can make up with her.
The art is good. I like the mature style. It's more realistic than those big-eyed cuties (no offens ;D; I like them as well biggrin) The relationship between Bronte and Mars is really sweet. Even though it`s a smut, the reader doesn't get the felling that the relationship is just based on sex. This manga leaves me starving for mooore!^^

... Last updated on January 2nd, 2011, 4:24am
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love this story!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jpchkvn
November 2nd, 2010, 11:42am
this is probably one of the best smut manga i've ever read! and the heroine doesn't annoy me at all! Even though she's extremely naive, i can still feel the excitement in the progression of the plot! Plus i love mars he's so sexy and not an asshole! I hate when smut manga have the same mean character type.....at least mars has a good reason to be mean! I can't wait for more!
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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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