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While out on assignment trying to document the illegal activities of the Japanese underworld, photographer Takaba crosses paths with the dark and mysterious leader Asami. Asami takes Takaba captive in an attempt to subjugate and possess him. But when the son of the Chinese mafia enters demanding evidence that Takaba may have, will Takaba be able to survive being caught in the crosshairs of a deadly underworld feud?

And here, Takaba's adventure, begins!

There's a twoshot called (Gakko no Kaidan) Love Lesson in vol 1 and vol 4.


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Associated Names
Baked Sweet Glasses
Escape & Love
Finder no Hyouteki
Finder no Netsujou
Finder no Ori
Finder no Ryoshuu
Finder no Sekiyoku
Finder no Shinjitsu
Finder Series
Pray in the Abyss
Viewfinder Series
You're My Loveprize in Viewfinder

Groups Scanlating
Club Vogue
Forever More

Latest Release(s)
c.9 by fi-no-hyouteki (525d ago)
v.7 c.8 by fi-no-hyouteki (584d ago)
v.7 c.7 by Harudaki (633d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1093 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.74 / 10.0
 62% (675 votes)
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 5% (54 votes)

Last Updated
October 7th 2014, 10:33pm PST



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Original Publisher
Biblos (2001)
Libre Shuppan (2007)

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Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Be Beautiful (3 Volumes - Defunct)
Juné (6 Volumes - Ongoing/Print)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #221 increased(+19)
Monthly Pos #184 decreased(-11)
3 Month Pos #145 decreased(-16)
6 Month Pos #124 decreased(-12)

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On 2560 reading lists
On 453 wish lists
On 112 unfinished lists
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Something bugging me 324 days, 20 hours, 17 minutes ago
Finder Series BL Anime 718 days, 10 hours, 37 minutes ago
Asami's Irezumi? 1858 days, 13 hours, 46 minutes ago
Volumes? 2235 days, 7 hours, 13 minutes ago

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The hell?   
Rating: N/A
by YouStoopet
August 11th, 2012, 4:11am
Why did this get 10s and why so man readers actually even read it? I have no darn clue whatsoever.

It's full of rape, probably the smuttiest yaoi out there, and not just that, it has BDSM, Sex toys, and all kinds of stuff that would normally mindfuck you, and the fact that there are people who actually read this, and there's 8 pages full of comments, and all of them from females no less, makes it even more disturbing, i can't believe people read stuff like this, in my whole life as a yaoi reader, i haven't been this aware of my own creepy fandom, and the content in this one is just...i haven't read shit like this in even the most hardcore BDSM rape HENTAI manga ever, and when i saw masculine guys, i mean THOUGH guys, guys that you'd think would be the seme...get raped and act like a sissy girl who just got her ass molested with a fist, i tried to pop out my damn eyes out, it's like you stabbed me with a fork right in the brains, i don't know what to say, this was plain terrible, and i just realized why people actually hate most yaoi fangirls, and damn glad i'm not one of those "most".
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mimi639
August 10th, 2012, 1:30pm
You can't get better that this, just don't don't...
the art (OMG the ART!!!),
the story (OMG so much GREAT SMEX and possessive love!),
even the personalities of the characters!!(OMG AKIHITOOO!!! the best uke ever!! he stands up for himself and i LOVE IT!),
it's all done soo well that u will feel that u are in yaoi HEAVEN!
This was my first yaoi, and i'm so thankful that it was this one, and no other crap-just-smut-thing, cause once you've seem a A+ you can recognize other A+ on the infinite manga list that exist in this planet LOL
This is the best.. just that... in short: This is how a yaoi manga should be done.
read it on mangahere (they upload chapters faster)

... Last updated on March 2nd, 2013, 12:43pm
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Major let down   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by MaZzAx
June 3rd, 2012, 7:34am
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I was really enjoying this.
The two main characters were really good together and the plot was quite good too. But one thing I really hate in manga is when the main character is forced into sex with somebody else (other than the other main lead he is intended for) it's a real turn-off and it got worse later on in the manga and was looking like he was just going to become that other guys slave which was totally un-sexy, I couldn't stand it anymore, it lost its hotness - how am I supposed to enjoy the romance between the main two characters when he keeps getting used by someone else?
Sorry but no. I had to ditch it in the end. Soo disappointed, it had lots of potential.
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The Volumes   
Rating: N/A
by ladylidya
May 6th, 2012, 6:45am
Vol 1: Target in the Finder (Finder no Hyouteki); Vol 2: Cage in the Finder (Finder no Ori); Vol 3: One Wing in the Finder (Finder no Sekiyoku); Vol 4: Prisoner in the Finder (Finder no Ryoshuu); Vol 5: 1) Naked Truth - Zero (main Viewfinder series). 2) Naked Truth (main Viewfinder series; ch13-18: The Hong Kong arc). 3) Takaba Akihito's Graceful Summer Holiday (3rd part of the Love Prize series). 4) School Ghost Story (Gakko no Kaidan) (2nd part of the Love Lesson series).
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Good up until...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by lameoawesomeo
April 28th, 2012, 3:03am
I didn't like this when I first started reading it. Yes, it has BEAUTIFUL art and interesting characters... but all the damn rape and freaky sex was a huge turn off. But I kept reading... I got used to the random sex and started to like the characters and their relationship (for the most part). Until...
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The threesome with Feilong. Like what the fuck? Isn't Asami supposed to be possessive?
It completely pissed me off. I'm not sure I'll ever finish this. It just got too ridiculous.
This review probably isn't very helpful. Honestly, I just wanted to vent my anger.
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A Sexplosion Of Erotic Proportions.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by CurlyJoe
April 1st, 2012, 6:16pm
Plot 8.5/10
Art 9/10
Romance 8/10
Eroticism 9.8/10

This is a manga that every yaoi fan has to read. I only read oneshots, and I adore this one. I actually am loving the plot, and the sex is graphic enough to be enjoyed (also frequent enough to please me). The uke is masculine enough not to creep me out (I don't read ones with what look like boys under 16), and the bishounen are divine. Read it. Love it. Have sweaty dreams about it.

P.S.: Be prepared for rape, almost all of the sex is either rape, or a little forced. If you hate Stockholm syndrome type romances (Raped until he likes it), then this won't be for you!

PPS: The threesome more than I could ever ask for. *o*

Oh and BTW: Who ACTUALLY reads Yaoi for the plot?!?! Go read a novel for god's sake, as this stuff is for kinky sex and basically porn.

... Last updated on June 4th, 2012, 12:54pm
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GREAT...if it's your thing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chicchai_yubimusubi
March 15th, 2012, 10:42pm
Here's the thing. If you like the traditional spunky, resisting uke, and the strong, sultry, forceful seme...this is YOUR manga. This series defines those roles and takes it to a beyond perfect level.

But if you're looking for a serious, realistic, angst-ridden drama that flowers into a beautiful and meaningful relationship that comments on the human experience...well, I don't know if this is for you.

Ayano Yamane is brilliant not only in her art (my FAVORITE style...gorgeous), but in her ability to create these endearing characters that we come to care about. Yes, there is a lot of rape. Yes, some of the plot is contrived and unrealistic. But it's a fast-paced, mafia vs. yakuza story with an irresistible uke caught in the middle. If that sounds even a little appealing, you will LOVE this series.

It's a classic.
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Rape Rape Rape, ugh.   
Rating: N/A
by fencer_x
February 19th, 2012, 9:09pm
About the only saving grace for this manga is the art--I'm a huge fan of Ayano Yamane's art style, and despite the horrific content of this story and the cliched BL plot, the art will always get a nod from me.

That being said, this has got to be one of the most overrated series of all times, with people panting for the art style while handwaving all the horrible crap that's included--rape is a successful trope in BL because idiot consumers keep supporting it. How about giving more credit to the series that treat rape as a horrific incident (see: Nekota Yonezou's 'Michiru Heya' for example) rather than a stepping stone to a ~beautiful relationship~?
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lololo008
February 13th, 2012, 8:43am
Yeah, it goes without saying since everyone in the yaoiland must (or should) have known Ayano Yamane and her amazing works. This series so far is the 1st in my list. The art is the first thing that attracted me, it's so smooth, cute but not too cute like some shoujo or shota. The story lines are brilliant and the plots are just...the best.

Takaba - the main uke - is just my fav type of uke. He has well-build, a little muscular but not too much. His personality is very interesting and hard to read. His will is strong and I just loveee his stubbornness. Although he always acts like a man but i think he's nothing more than an arrogant kid.

And Asami - the seme. He must be the top of the top semes in yaoi world. I mean really, who could win over this person? He is like...perfect, from the look to the personality. And the best thing is, he's not the type of guy who is always overprotective his lover. The way he shows his love to Takaba is so cute (and sick sometimes). I just so so so love this man.

I also love lots of other mangas such as Crimson Spell and Nekota Yonezou's works (especially Elektel Delusion and Otona Keikenchi) but i guess there will be no other yaoi manga that can take away the 1st place from Viewfinder in my list.

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Didn't think I'd like it but I do   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by aislin
February 6th, 2012, 8:54pm
I have to admit, despite repeatedly hearing about this series I didn't pick it up for a long time, and then when I did I was very much turned off by the first volume. I figured it would be pretty much an endless series about pointless rape and how the uke is supposed to fall in love despite that. I don't know why I eventually decided to try it again but this time I had 4 volumes with me. As soon as I got to the second volume, I was pleasantly surprised by the shift to a bit more plot with Fei Long's back story (actually volume 2 has almost no sex in it at all).

If you want a series where there's no rape-- well, you'd be able to tell pretty much immediately this isn't the series for you. And I do have to agree with another reviewer-- I don't see much of a difference between Fei Long and Asami forcing themselves on Akihito, other than the fact that Akihito slowly develops feelings for Asami. I actually think it's kind of silly that there's always blood when Fei Long rapes Akihito but rarely when Asami does. It's like they're trying to reinforce that it's ok when Asami does it.

That's an aside, though. The point is-- I'm not a fan of stories revolving around rape, and I get pretty tired of this idea that the uke should fall in love with the seme who's always hurting him. But that's why I was surprised by this... I don't know what it is about it, exactly, but I actually believe the love story in this. I mean it's definitely twisted and all about a power play especially in the beginning, but I believe that they have feelings for each other by a few volumes into it.

I was skimming comments and I guess a number of people don't like Akihito. To be honest, I never had a problem with him. And by the latest volumes, I outright love him. He's a normal guy put into a super messed up situation... I don't imagine many people would be able to react properly in situations he's thrown into.

I mean, seriously. Imagine being in that position; imagine accidentally catching the eye of someone who's so powerful he could literally have you killed at a moment's notice and nothing could stop it. Imagine other equally influential people keying into that and using you to their advantage like a pawn in a chess game. Imagine everyone deciding it's okay to rape you repeatedly. Imagine constantly being hurt and not being in control of your life at all. It would really suck. Normal people are not ready for that sort of twisted world being thrown on them out of nowhere. And normal people would be really confused by realizing they're starting to develop feelings for the very person who initially terrorized them. Now whether those feelings are true love or if it's all some twisted psychological thing based on the fact that his initial tormentor ends up sometimes being his savior too, I couldn't say. That's mostly up to the reader.

So, myself, I actually really like how Akihito tries to deal with everything. And I loooove him in the 5th volume. I will say nothing about plot but I think he's awesome there.

Anyway, I wanted to leave a comment about this series because if you were turned off by the first volume like I was, there's the possibility you may end up still liking the series. It certainly has aspects that are commonplace in a lot of BL but I guess given the fact that I did a total 180 in my opinion of the series between volume 1 and 5, I can't say I find it to be typical overall. Usually I don't go from disliking a story so much I put it down for probably years to suddenly liking it so much I can't wait to buy the next volume. To me, that says something about how well this story is told. Whether or not you like the story itself is up to you.

... Last updated on February 6th, 2012, 8:57pm
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