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Description
Chikao is a gentle soul who has the bad luck of falling in love with Yuuji, a playboy and cheat. Can his love withstand the heartache or will Yuuji go too far?

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Associated Names
O/D
O/D Over Dose
Over Dose (KAWAI Touko)

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.4 (end) by Toko Kawai's Community (2891d ago)
v.1 c.4 by Toko Kawai's LJ Community (2982d ago)
v.1 c.3 by Toko Kawai's Community (3001d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Chapters (Complete)

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Yes

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Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (345 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.73 / 10.0
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Year
2005

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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by yennyenn
August 22nd, 2013, 5:40pm
Initially I thought ithis was pretty lame, but eventually the uke stood up for himself and the ables turned around. Certainly not one of the best yaoi that I've read, but it did made my heart squeezed during the critical scenes.
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Never been so angry   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by mtmt1311
February 9th, 2013, 5:46pm
The seme is plain bad. There is nothing I can say to defend him. The uke is pathetic. I hated it.
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Their relationship started in the most horrible way: The seme JUST wanna try out gay sex. Afterwards, he still has different women. He asked the uke to pick him up after sex and had sex with him afterwards. GROSS.
Chika is also pathetic. At first, I dont like him for being so stupid but I feel sympathy for him. I was so glad that he broke up with Yuuji. But when he used Gou as a rebound partner and dumped him in front of everyone without any real apology. I start to dislike him, too. A jerk and an idiot match well. The way they reconciled is also the worst. He was about to go off with some woman in front of Chika like usual then he had a stomachache. Chika left Gou to care for him. Weird. Its OK to care for him as a friend when hes sick but no more than that. And Yuuji did not has some psychological pain because of missing Chika, he is in real pain because of appendicitis. Otherwise, he would just have sex with some woman again

I love the mangaka's other works but this is the worst. Will never read it again.

... Last updated on February 9th, 2013, 5:46pm
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Amazing story!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Namiya
September 9th, 2012, 9:25pm
I know how people say Yuuji is an ass and that nobody would be with a man like that but...
that's how it is... people let themselves be treated badly and abused all the time!
I'm sure a lot of us know what that feels like, loving someone so much you're willing to overlook and ignore things you shouldn't, and forgiving your partner horrible things...just because you love them.
It happens, everywhere, all the time.
Is that good? No, people who cheat and abuse their partners shouldn't be forgiven, but that doesn't change the fact that it happens, still. Not every human out there has the strength, courage and willpower to just break up with the person they love so a lot of us will accept being hurt.
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Chika didn't just put up with it forever, after a year he's had enough and he breaks it off anyway!
Of course I also don't like Yuuji, and he's a total jerk for acting the way he did.
Chika deserved better and would have fit better with Gou, and Gou also didn't deserve to be left alone again... but come on, going for the bad guy is a thing women just do! And why shouldn't men?
Everyone dreams of catching a bad guy and converting him to be nice to you... and in the end, Chika got that, too.
At least the way it looks like, I think Yuuji turned around and became a better person, loving and appreciating Chika and not cheating anymore, and as long as that is the case, I'm happy with the way it turned out.
Now if he went and cheated again...it would be a different story and I'd have to shake my head at Chika for getting back together...


I'll recommend this to anyone! Especially people who like a dramatic plot and a bad boy turning good!
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I love it.   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by ultimateyaoifangirl
June 24th, 2012, 11:17pm
I love this one! I read it again and again. Definitely a good read. Everyone says
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Chikao is an idiot, but I feel they fail to see that in the end, Yuuji does change. They say he was a jerk, but he didn't know he was. He didn't realize he was in love with Chikao. Once he realized it, he treated him better. I guess you can say the theme is ' love conquers all.'


Either way, it's a good plot, good art and interesting characters. I recommend it to anyone who likes an angst-filled love.

... Last updated on June 24th, 2012, 11:22pm
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interesting   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by whitespade
February 6th, 2012, 5:07pm
i was raised to think that abusive relationship is a no go and should be condemned and avoided at all cost. it had always befuddle me why would anyone stay in such a relationship. thus this manga (and others of its ilk) is interesting to show me some people are not victim of unhealthy relationship, they are also the instigator who let their heart do their decision, not their head. if they truly love themselves they will go out of such relationship, but they dont.
since i know the statistic of abusive relationship is high, it is not weird for me the ending is like that. as a storytelling device this manga is good, but as a positive message device this manga is not. which is not its job anyway, so it is okay. having devoured a lot of manga, these kind of characters do not faze me any longer. my only problem with this manga is the uber simplistic art and the stilted facial expression and movement. the characters have the same facial structure and only the hairs are different.
all in all, i dont think it is a bad manga, and if you want to experience characters and relationship that out of ideal, this is okay.
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Adore   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MangoLuve
January 1st, 2012, 2:05pm
There are many reviews for this manga, but here comes another one. I've read this manga countless times and i enjoy it every time because it completely sucks me into the plot. It not only made me experience the ukes emotions but also the semes so you really get both sides of the spectrum. It really shows how love can be unpredicatable and could catch you out at times and that is why this manga is amazing. I loved it but i wish there was a story for Gou because it was sad to leave him like that ^_^
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It pissed me off.   
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by Pebble_
November 14th, 2011, 7:24pm
Chika is a moron and Yuuji is a jerk.

*Various spoilers in the whole comment, so read at your own risk*

The story started off OK, Chika was being cheated on and humiliated, so he made the decision to leave his bastard boyfriend. AND THAT WAS THE RIGHT ONE.
I was actually expecting something good with that other guy what's-his-name who seemed to have feelings for Chika, but then, as the story unfolded, I got a nasty foreboding "God, I know where this is going, he's going to get back with his arrogant cheater of a boyfriend! " and sure enough, that's what happened...

That Yuuji guy is a total ass, I can't think of Chika getting back together with him as romantic. I just can't! It's just plain stupid imo! The situation is just gonna be the same twisted farce all over again after a few months.

So that pissed me off big time. That whole "You're a twisted cheating jerk, but I forgive you because you've been a little sick and I'm confident you'll be the perfect lover from now on!" plot really made me cringe.
Though, to be honest, the thing that pissed me off the most in the manga was the guy who acted like he loved Chika, and was in fact unable to sleep with him. What the f*ck was that?! If you don't swing that way, don't go and waste people's time and expectations by giving them the wrong idea! WTF?!

So, yeah, not such a good read for me...

... Last updated on November 14th, 2011, 7:33pm
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Good but it has some issues...   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by streetwalker
November 3rd, 2011, 2:56am
I liked this manga from beginning to end, actually. It had an interesting setting and, I think, enough emotional development to make the turns in the plot believable. I even really liked the ending. It felt realistic to me because Yuuji did go through a lot even before his life-changing moment with his stint at the hospital. I thought it was quite obvious that his life was spinning out of control after the breakup and that he was very unhappy. I also liked how he wasn't completely changed, he was still rather rude and quick-tempered at the end there. It was a sweet ending but not unrealistically lovey-dovey... What I had a bit of a problem with was Chika. I understand why he didn't leave Yuuji before, that was not the issue. He just left Gou so easily to go back to Yuuji. It was too sudden and too easy! I didn't really mind that it was his decision and not the result of Yuuji chasing after him. I just wish his feelings had been developed more at the end. Otherwise what was the point of breaking up in the first place? Also, because Chika and Gou didn't have sex it sort of left the impression that, since Gou couldn't satisfy him, Chika is better off with Yuuji. What the hell? Well it was implied that the relationship felt like chackles to Chika or something so obviously the sex wasn't the only thing off in the relationship. I only wish the sex and whether they had it or didn't have it wasn't brought up at all... There was too much emphasis placed on the lack of sex and that was a bit dumb. Sex sex sex like that's all that's important! Other than that it was good, worth reading absolutely... The art wasn't good but not bad either. I'll give it an 8.5/10
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If just the ending was changed...   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by w-zzy
July 5th, 2011, 7:26pm
Such a great manga until the end that ruined it completely.

This manga could be so good, but it just fell apart with the sort of
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switch between Yuuji and Chika and all that lovely-dovely feeling. To be honest, I like those manga's with one cruel lover and the other on just keep on loving him no matter what. I was okay with Chika leaving Yuuji, because Chika still had feelings left for Yuuji. The thing that's really bothering me though is that Yuuji changed. Chika should love him the way he did before, even though he was cruel.


Well, the first three chapters and half fourth was at least a good read.

... Last updated on July 5th, 2011, 7:29pm
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I'll never forget how much I love this one...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kurosu_yuuki
November 21st, 2010, 9:56pm
...how can someone not like this?
It's been a long time since I read it for the first time, but I always find myself re-reading it when I want a heartfelt story.
"Overdose" isn't about an idiot (Chikao) who endures everything and is too weak to say anything. This isn't about a jerk who cheats on his boyfriend because he wants to fool around.

It's about an uke who is so in love he'd rather be cheated on than left! His love is so pure, so beautiful, that it's moved me to tears a hundred times! He doesn't have the confidence to argue with Yuuji about it because he doen't think he'll be able to keep him if he does, and he prefers to be in pain but with him than suffer alone.
Every time I read this manga again, I realize something new. When you know the ending already, you can easily see through Yuuji too. His eyes give him away, even if his actions are the opposite of his feelings. By saying things like "drink something hot or you'll catch a cold" ou "eat your vegetables", you can see that Yuuji cares too much about Chikao not to love him whereas Gou tries to change Chika and turn him into a different person.
But I think I get Yuuji's feelings: it's not only that he's testing how much Chikao can take, but he's also as insecure as Chikao! He cheats on him and only to see that his own lover lets him do anything! It's obvious he would feel like Chikao doesn't really care what he does and therefore think he isn't loved enough. Even when he says "would you have preferred I didn't come back?", we can see just how insecure he actually is, although he puts on the attitude.
Also, maybe I'm reading too much into it, but I think because Chika is the first man Yuuji dated, he has trouble accepting his sexuality too. He says he's gonna break up all the time but can't. He wants to convince himself Chikao's just someone to play with but he can't because he loves him. And he ends up overdrinking because he can't forget Chikao...how can people say he doesn't love him?!
The plot has been used around a lot, but Kawai-sensei does such an amazing job developing it, that it becomes this moving story! It's about love, obsession, the social and emotional barriers they can break, the "overdose" of love they have that is way too much, and how both of the characters are both unable to move on and unable to change...until they have to.

And I find it rather REALISTIC instead of UNrealistic. I hoped for a better ending too, but that is the one that makes sense. As much as Yuuji wanted to change and felt bad for what he did, he wasn't the type of person to become the caring seme some people expected. I think Kawai-sensei didn't express his feelings much either, because it would ruin his personality. Actually showing how he changed would take an extra volume, so she opted for the implicit promise of a better relationship, with no emotional abuse because now they now just how much they can't live withouth each other.

It's just the beauty of Kawai Touko. Her characters' feelings are at times so subtle that it's kind of hard to understand them. But they are deep, intense. If I have a word to describe it, it's definitely BEAUTIFUL.
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