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Yume Musubi Koi Musubi  
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High-school student Ao decides he’s in love with Ryoumei-san, a priest at the local shrine and Ao’s childhood friend. Not one to beat around the bush, Ao immediately tells Ryoumei he wants to do perverted things together, but it will take more than a little persuading to get the shocked Ryoumei into bed. Between bad advice, romantic rivals, and Ryoumei’s scruples, there are many obstacles in the path of true love.

Note: Shunpei from Koi Cha no Osahou appears in this story as the main character's best friend.


Related Series
Himegoto Asobi (Spin-Off)
Koi Cha no Osahou (Adapted From)

Associated Names
Bond of Dreams, Bond of Love
Yume Musubi, Koi Musubi

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.Extra (end) by Dangerous Pleasure (1643d ago)
v.4 c.18 by Dangerous Pleasure (1830d ago)
v.4 c.17 by Dangerous Pleasure (1879d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (868 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.43 / 10.0
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 0% (4 votes)
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 4% (37 votes)

Last Updated
December 9th 2015, 11:29am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Asuka Ciel (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
SuBLime (4 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #600 increased(+228)
Monthly Pos #1131 increased(+67)
3 Month Pos #1230 increased(+49)
6 Month Pos #1300 decreased(-117)

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On 962 reading lists
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by sarin68
April 29th, 2015, 12:45pm
Just... why? Why would the mere prospect of bottoming suddenly turn a straight guy gay? Why would anyone be as stupid as Ao when it comes to relationships in modern society? Why is his friend the biggest idiot on the planet? Why can't Ryoumei just reject him wholeheartedly instead of guilt-tripping his way towards consent? Ugh... just... why?

The manga still gets a 4 from me though because I like the side-story and Shuuji is just amazing in everything he's in. The art is okay, the dialog somewhat natural, etc etc. I just don't like Ao, Ryoumei, Ao's friend or the weird line of consent the mangaka is treading.
While reading I just hope Ryoumei will come to his senses and stop seeing Ao. It's annoying.

... Last updated on April 29th, 2015, 10:09pm
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I would like to say   
Rating: N/A
by juls91
September 4th, 2014, 9:20pm
I didn't like Ao that much, he was great at times but others i could not stand him, and i'm ok almost all the time with the ukes, but i guess (based on what i read in the last page) that is what the mangaka was looking for, not an uke that is loved by everyone. Though he seemed to be very well liked by everyone in the story lol. Even so, it was funny and very cute at times, i just cannot believe the amount of chapters 18 seems pretty long for a childhood friend-becomes lover-story.

... Last updated on September 4th, 2014, 9:21pm
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I loved it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by IAmKingTarquin
May 12th, 2014, 10:58am
This one was surprisingly good - short, sure however all the best ones are.

The one thing I love about this manga and/or mangaka for that matter, is with regards to the point of view - you can read what one is thinking and what another character is thinking (not one-side and/or will not make you wonder what the other characters - mostly major ones - are thinking.)
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Not feeling it   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by OmNom
September 9th, 2013, 2:28pm
I have had and will always have issues with Sakuragi Yaya no matter what it is from hers that I read - and this manga is no different, it's just that the extent might not be as serious as usual. Her art bugs me all the time, and her characters' chains of actions annoy me to no comparison. Like, out of no where something just suddenly springs up, and the characters would just go along with it like nothing. It feels really unnatural and forced I have such a hard time swallowing everything. Not to mention the mediocre story line and unbearable cliches scattered everywhere without control. Sometimes when it's done right, cliche can turn out to be good, but this is so not the case here. I just hate it when things are overrated like this.

... Last updated on May 21st, 2014, 12:39pm
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This Manga Is Like Organic Diamorphine!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cutiewootie
March 23rd, 2013, 8:53pm
I am so happy I read this. I feel so ecstatic. No, I feel euphoric. I feel as if I am flying through clouds and as if I am on heroin. I really enjoyed and loved reading this manga. You have to read it, if you love yaoi manga. After this moment of happiness leaves me, I know I will cry. Why? Because the story ended and I wish it could have just gone on and on and on.

I have read a lot of yaoi manga and this is the first one to leave me with such cocaine like euphoria. You will not be disappointed. I have the most biggest crush on Shunpei. My next crush is on Ryoumei. My last crush is on Aka. I sort of wished Aka would have sexually incestual feelings for his brother Ao, but all is well. Sigh. Now, I am going to cry.
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Instant favourite.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Baniita
March 3rd, 2013, 12:17am
I've never seen an uke quite as amazing as Nao. He looks like the typical cliche uke, but oh dear god--he actually has a sex drive and wants it, isn't some weak Marty Stu in distress (read: perfect karate form to knock out sex offenders), and even attempted to top. He might look cute and innocent, but he's a sexy little minx. D;<

The story is super cute. It has its flaws, but dear god it doesn't matter for how perfect it is. The plot isn't the best, but the super endearing characters make up for it. It has it's amusing comedic moments as well, my favourites being
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
when Aka interrupts Nao, and he's all 'gtfo, I need to masturbate'.
When Nao gives Ryoumei the second button on his blazer when he graduated middle school. as per old tradition since it's the closest to the heart on the gakuran... Ryoumei's friend remarks that "in this case, it's closer to the crotch". XD

Nao's definitely one of my favourite uke. > A<) /screaming internally.
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Loved it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Namiya
September 29th, 2012, 5:18pm
Another great series with very lovable characters, a story that keeps you reading til the end and because it's 4 volumes, also good pacing.
I enjoyed that it took them a while to get to the sex, that way it was such an amazing build up, I felt my heart almost stopping from excitement when stuff finally happens.
Both the main characters were very likable, you just have to love Ryomei who tries hard to be a responsible adult and he comes across as a great person. Ao is an amazing uke, so cute and sweet and you'd suspect him innocent when in reality he had sex with girls already and thinks of all sorts of perverted things.
I also liked the side characters, Shuuji was a great guy on the side and it was especially cool that he, at least in this manga, didn't actually interfere by trying to steal Ao or anything... so he was a (granted, somewhat suspicious) good character for advice to the main characters.
I also adored the twin, Aka, who was so unlike Ao and just adorable with his always angry and over the top personality...

But I gotta say, aside from the main couple, I really really loved Shunpei. I recommend reading Koi Cha no Asahou for more backstory to him. There, he was a small kid struggling with studies and karate practice and his first love for a guy. Now he's all grown up, looks gorgeous, and is still unhappily in love. I really liked this characters, the way he interferes just enough to stir some trouble but he knows when to back out.
I seriously hope to God that Sakuragi Yaya-sensei will one day give him his own manga so we can see him become happy as well!

The art is gorgeous, the story is great, the characters amazing. It's not perfect at all, but it's a very very entertaining read that I'm sure I'll keep in my list of favorites.
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A favorite   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sandyatthebeach1
September 9th, 2012, 2:33pm
I love how Ao is so unique- he's so adorable and cute, but he's so blunt, honest, and seems way too um, "advanced", I guess, for what he looks like. And Ryomei is really sweet, too; they're such a good couple, and are really good, well-developed characters. There were so many funny bits and sweet bits, and it leaves you feeling happy when you're done reading. The art is also amazing! I would read it just for the art, honestly, but it having other amazing elements just makes it so much better. I would recommend this, and it's definitely one of my favorite yaois! Also, I sort of want to see a story about Ao's friend, Shunpei- he seems really cool, haha.

... Last updated on September 9th, 2012, 4:50pm
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Worth the read.   
Rating: N/A
May 30th, 2012, 6:23pm
A bit slow starting but the art is beautiful and the plot is heartwarming. Characters are well rounded and some parts of the story will make you giggle. Like when Ryoumei says, "I think my spirit just got raped!" soooo good.
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sweet & comedy   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by SAimNE
May 4th, 2012, 2:27pm
Expecting huge twists and plots from a story that isn't tagged drama is plain retarded. Therefore since this story was everything it promised, and kept me entertained and interested throughout, I gave it a perfect rating. Loved the couples chemistry, loved the lack of any semblance of rape, loved the chars, loved the comedy, and therefore I just plain loved the manga. I just wish akaxcake shop girl could have been focused on.... nice to see a yaoi where every single male within 99miles is not openly gay or in the closet(which recquires fake rape, and then they suddenly realise it and bang the rapist some more... srsly hate most of this genre cuz of the unrealistic stupidity 9_9).

... Last updated on May 4th, 2012, 2:29pm
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