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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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Baked Sweet Glasses
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Finder no Hyouteki
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Finder no Ori
Finder no Ryoshuu
Finder no Sekiyoku
Finder no Shinjitsu
Finder Series
Pray in the Abyss
Risky Society (God Bless My Justice)
Viewfinder Series
You're My Loveprize in Viewfinder

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Club Vogue
Forever More

Latest Release(s)
c.45 by fi-no-hyouteki (86d ago)
c.9 by fi-no-hyouteki (927d ago)
v.7 c.8 by fi-no-hyouteki (985d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1140 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.74 / 10.0
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October 30th 2015, 1:14am PST



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Original Publisher
Biblos (2001)
Libre Shuppan (2007)

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English Publisher
June (7 Volumes - Ongoing/Print)

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Weekly Pos #328 decreased(-10)
Monthly Pos #303 decreased(-19)
3 Month Pos #281 decreased(-24)
6 Month Pos #222 decreased(-33)

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I'm Torn   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by feelrain
August 18th, 2012, 8:22am
I think Ayano Yamane's art style is probably the best in the whole yaoi world. But her characters/plot are just ridiculous. The humor makes up for the undercurrent of really crappy things that always happen to the ukes in her stories. Crimson Spell was no different--probably worse--but Viewfinder's sense of 'romance' is hard to justify when you've got things like rape, bdsm, forced threesomes and kidnap & torture going on--things that would normally have you running to the cops, not to the rapist in question for help! (lol & facepalm). The only other yaoi that offended my sensibilities more was Okane Ga Nai! >_< But, all negativity aside, Asami IS probably the hottest seme short of Iason Mink from AnK (another Stockholm mess--but justified cuz the uke in that story's world/timeline had no rights and was hardly considered a person, unlike Takaba, who DOESN'T live in such a depressing futuristic setting). I give Viewfinder 8/10. I love it cuz it's a long read and a lengthy series (I hate oneshots), but it would have got an 8.5 from me if it hadn't been for Feilong's involvement (especially during the hot spring chapter). I hope the rest of the series takes Asami & Takaba's relationship more seriously in future chapters, and stops treating Takaba like an outlet for sadistic hentai garbage.

... Last updated on August 18th, 2012, 8:26am
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Very Good Yaoi!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by thun
August 16th, 2012, 1:20pm
Art: Very Good
Story: Very Good
I surprise that is why so many fangirls/fanboys like this series many, it's so extremely hot, Asami was so handsome, the best seme i like the most in yaoi world....and so the story gets more and more interesting.
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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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