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Makeinu no Nandemoya  
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Description
Atsushi, an ex-chef, Torajirou, a high school baseball player, and Nakagawa, a famous ex-composer (all 3 losers in life) started up a Convenience Agency. Then, as if fate had a hand in it, Nakagawa once again crosses path with Takahashi, an incredibly talented young composer, when a job that needs Takahashi's expertise arises, rocking the three's otherwise quiet life towards a whole new direction. From making you laugh to moving you to tears, this is a story of love and peace, and the world as seen by losers.

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
斗败犬事务所
負け犬のなんでも屋
Jack-of-all-trades by Underdogs
Losers' Convenience Agency

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.5 by Dangerous Pleasure (1865d ago)
v.1 c.4 by Dangerous Pleasure (1881d ago)
v.1 c.3 by Dangerous Pleasure (1930d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 6.9 / 10.0 (101 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.95 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 16th 2013, 9:02am PST

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Year
2005

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Serialized In (magazine)
Asuka Ciel (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #1136 increased(+198)
Monthly Pos #2498 increased(+148)
3 Month Pos #4428 increased(+59)
6 Month Pos #5345 increased(+110)

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On 253 reading lists
On 183 wish lists
On 442 completed lists
On 13 unfinished lists
On 139 custom lists

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Asou Kai's talent is wasted.   
Rating: N/A
by angelinarose5
March 25th, 2013, 11:57pm
I wanted to read this because the art was familiar as Asou Kai but I didn't notice that the author was someone different. Needless to say, as I read I became aware that Asou Kai did not write this. This was so all over the place it seemed like there were three different couples being focused and in the end no one's love life is resolved. Another thing that irked me was the vagueness. It's like there were so many deep conversations there isn't time to focus on go further into one without cutting back on the plot part of it. So in the end, everything is half assed.
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Nice, but too short   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by calstine
April 13th, 2011, 8:52am
As a person who has never fancied yaoi, I was rather pleased to find only very mild BL content in Makeinu no Nandemoya. It would have been wonderful if the mangaka had been granted enough time to reveal the characters' pasts in greater detail and follow the progress of their lives for a few more years.

The characters are interesting, and each one has a likable, non-cliche personality. It was both moving and funny to see their defeatist attitudes towards life; and their constant denial of the reality of their situations is very believable - being something that almost anyone can relate to, at least a little. The morals behind the story are simple, but profound. And much to my relief, the silly "love conquers all" mantra was not flaunted here, not even once.

My favourite character by far is Nakagawa's first wife. She has an incredibly strong personality; the type you rarely see among female characters (in any demographic). I also found it quite touching that despite having left Nakagawa without hesitation, she still cares about him - though not in a romantic context. This gives her a three-dimensional quality that is quite an anomaly among women in BL.
Indeed, I would have loved a few chapters focusing on her relationship with
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Nakagawa's second wife...
...but with this being a female-oriented manga, it is quite understandable why the mangaka would not want to risk it.

All in all; a sweet, quick read. Despite the unrealized potential of the plot and its obviously truncated length, I would readily recommend Makeinu no Nandemoya to anyone who enjoys meaningful, softcore shounen-ai with definite (but measured) comedic undertones.

... Last updated on January 12th, 2013, 12:26am
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Don't expect coupling!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
February 18th, 2011, 5:26am
Wow! This was great: the pacing, the art, the dialogue, the plot, the characters--everything! Except it did't go anywhere... It was all just like a lead up to what was to come... and then it never came. But there is a 2-volume sequel (not licensed / scanlated), so it's hard to give a proper analysis.

Still, it's worth reading for some very poetic and wonderful life truisms. It's really just a moment-in-time where our four heroes learn a very important lesson together about living life.

... Last updated on February 18th, 2011, 5:29am
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Aw...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Oriolidae
December 31st, 2010, 7:37pm
I must confess, I did not read the genre description properly before I started to read this manga. And that came right back at me. I expected a yaoi story, but it was actually one of the softer shounen ai stories. I expected some smex, and therefore ... I was a teeny-bit disappointed.

Yes, the plot was great and politically correct and sweet and all. Yes, the art was NICE, and the dialogues fine. But I just can't get rid of this disappointment. For once, I actually caught myself thinking this had too much plot (while always complaining about most yaoi stories not having any plot, yes double-standards, I know). Hahaha.
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