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Jinsei wa Barairo Da  
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Description
From Forever More:

After his parents were killed in an accident, Yayoi assumed their hundred-million yen debt. He was being pursued by collectors when a mysterious man, Kazu, appeared before him and offered to take on the debt for him if he would become Kazu's...

Includes an extra one-shot "Say Yes"

Type
Manga

Related Series

Associated Names
人生はバラ色だ。
玫瑰人生
A Rose Colored Life
A Rose Coloured Life
La Vie en Rose (HASHIDA Yukari)
La Vien Rose
Life is Rosy

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.8 by Dangerous Pleasure (1671d ago)
v.2 c.7 by Dangerous Pleasure (1720d ago)
v.2 c.6 by Dangerous Pleasure (1746d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)
1 Volume (Complete) -Bunko-

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (193 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.76 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 14th 2014, 2:39pm PST


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Year
1999

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Serialized In (magazine)
GUST (Outou Shobou)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
DMG (2 Volumes - Complete/Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #869 increased(+182)
Monthly Pos #1867 increased(+124)
3 Month Pos #2393 increased(+289)
6 Month Pos #2792 increased(+182)

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On 147 wish lists
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Enjoyable ^^   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by gloomy_gloo
August 21st, 2009, 11:32pm
What is most refreshing about this story is that the seme doesn't just suddenly lose his cool and jump the uke in the heat of the moment or force the uke into sex because he couldn't control his desires. The plot doesn't simply revolve around sex, which gives the characters' relationship more depth. Also, while this series has a lot of cliché yaoi manga situations, they don't usually end in cliché ways, which is nice ^^

Overall, it's worth a read.

P.S. While vol.2 ch.8 (the last chapter of the series) hasn't been released yet, ch.7 is actually the last chapter of Kazu and Yayoi's story since ch.8 has to do with Kazu's past.

... Last updated on August 22nd, 2009, 12:44pm
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not my thing   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by pleochroic
April 6th, 2011, 7:51am
and that's primarily because of the art, which, i am sorry to say, i find butt-ugly. the story itself wasn't as bad, even though i couldn't at all get what kazu saw in yayoi, and i didn't care whether they ever got together kazu, on the other hand, was quite a nice seme, and the story was mildly humourous. i don't want my time back, but i am unlikely to read it again; the art makes my eyes hurt.

the side story at the end is creepy and doesn't fit with the mood of the main story. it also made me like kazu a little less.
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Brilliant   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by daniyagami
October 20th, 2009, 6:14pm
I simply loved the story, it's hysterical and plays with all clichés from yaoi and shoujo. You can't take it serious or you will miss the point of this manga. Relax and enjoy and you will probably find yourself laughing loud.

... Last updated on October 20th, 2009, 6:15pm
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Well,   
Rating: N/A
by boycrazy92393
December 13th, 2009, 1:07am
I liked it ^-^ it was cute, funny, and sweet. And the seme was really hot, so even though there wasn't much smex, it was nice on the eyes ;D Also, even though it's old, somehow her drawings had a "timeless" feel, so I didn't know it was actually old until after I had read it. Weird. Well anyways, nothing too deep here, just an enjoyable, comical read smile

... Last updated on December 13th, 2009, 1:08am
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good main story, totally puke-able side story   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by whitespade
April 10th, 2012, 3:27am
i really like the main story, it is funny and have a good flow. the love at the end does feel a bit abrupt, but it dont come out of nowhere. the conclusion is good. i actually like the sketchy art, the guys look alive and their chibi form is especially funny. i hate the cool mysterious type of guys they always such boring characters but the art make it work for kazu, in his chibi form he is the funniest of them all.

however the last chapter with the side story throw me off. it is dark, gloomy, and creepily disgusting. now, i have to admit rape and shotacon is my kink. however this chapter just throw the balance of the main story out of whack. it especially make me hate kazu when i like him perfectly in the main story! sure this chapter give more depth and dimension to their personality but knowing their ugly side does not make me enjoy the main story at all. in addition i always feel slimy with love declaration from rape victims. they always sound forced from the mangaka.

my rating will be from the main story. it is recommended for people that like carefree comedy, but dont expect heavy smut, even until the end.
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Pretty good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by KittyTeea
August 20th, 2011, 3:11pm
From my point of view the art isn't half bad, maybe it's also because this is not my first manga by this manga-ka, but even from the first time I didn't mind it. Apart from this I liked the story, which was pretty funny. About the characters, I have to say that the uke was pretty annoying, he didn't have many qualities, though I couldn't make myself to hate him since he was so silly. The seme, except for his poker-face, turned out to be a really nice guy. Well I have to admit that I liked the pace because it wasn't rushed, since it wasn't natural for a straight guy to fall immediatly for another guy and there were even women in this one, wow.
It actually turned out to be a fairly entertaining piece, which is worth a try.
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nearly over averange though nice humour until last chapter   
Rating: N/A
by ceren
November 24th, 2011, 1:01pm
I agree with pleochroic. the artwork was just above avarage however story had a nice humour. although the story was developed slowly, it came to conclusion very hastly.

I tottally missed the podephile category and unfortunately read it.even though i read before similar pieces involving sexual abuse and such, i have no recollection of any with such forced feelings. I simply like to remind mangakas sometimes that abused one does not have to love the abuser. in fact, in reality it would be called pathologic.also i was not convienced at all that fukushima sincerly had nice feelings for his abuser. it was written but there was no sensation of it.
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yawn   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by grumble_cakes
September 27th, 2009, 3:30pm
this story tries to mix drama and comedy and fails on both ends. The premise seems promising but it turns out to be a collection of really lazy, boring yaoi/shoujo romance cliches (there's even amnesia). The main couple is ok but Yayoi is loud and homophobic and it's hard to understand what the hell Kazu finds in him. The artwork isn't very pretty, either.

oh, and the side story in the second volume completely goes against the mood of the main story and is frankly kind of gross and disturbing.

... Last updated on September 27th, 2009, 3:31pm
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Funny and unusual   
Rating: N/A
by raketsuban
February 22nd, 2012, 2:45am
Usually I donít like manga where one of the protagonists is initially straight and either winds up in a ďgay for youĒ scenario, or is kind of forced into the relationship against their will (Arashi no Ato, Iím looking at you). But Jinsei wa Barairo da somehow pulls it off, probably because by the end of the volume Yayoi is as bratty and unwilling to give Kazu a break as he was in the beginning ó thereís an aborted sex scene, but otherwise the action between Yayoi and Kazu is limited to a whole lot of (largely unromantic) french kissing. But what the manga lacks in the traditional BL romance/sex department, it makes up for in the comedic antics of its characters. Yayoi and Kazuís relationship develops more in the second volume, though I have to say I enjoyed the first volume more if only because the second contains a side story about Kazuís secretary that involves a disturbing portrayal of abuse thatís never quite condemned.

Full review here: http://tinyurl.com/6wwutut
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Conflicted   
Rating: N/A
by Cassandra08
July 29th, 2013, 6:59pm
I enjoyed the main story, not the best, not the best art, plot, etc, but a decent read nonetheless and relatively enjoyable. However, I intensely disliked the second to last side story, which seemed really wrong to me (although, like other reviewers I normally 'like' rape and shota), and that kinda ruined it. So I'm not going to rate this, as I'm kind of conflicted about my final opinion...
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