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Corsair  
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Description
From Bliss:

The powerful pirate clan Preveza holds control over the Morea Sea. Amongst the pirates is the clan's strategist, the blind but beautiful Canale, and the fleet commander, Ayace. However, the secret that Canale holds is about to change the relationship between the two of them...

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Manga

Related Series
Corsair - Eigetsu (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
コルセーア
コルセーア ~月を抱く海~ II
Koruseea

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.19-20 (end) by Bliss (1415d ago)
v.3 c.18 by Bliss (1444d ago)
v.3 c.17 by Bliss (1565d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (365 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.09 / 10.0
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Year
2008

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Love and Hate   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by FeyPhantom
February 9th, 2014, 8:11pm
This manga left me feeling both love and hate. The plot can be very intricate at times, but at other points, it really lets go and becomes cliched and uninteresting. I liked Canale's character, though I wish there was more character development from him rather than leaving his fate up to the people he's around at the moment.
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By the end, even though he chooses to live for Ayace's sake, it still feels like he's only reacting to the situation and there's only a matter of time before he's back to being suicidal because he hasn't worked through his issues yet.


Ayace on the other hand has had almost no character development. I had really been expecting his back-story to come into play at some point or other
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I took note of Sesaam's sister dying around the time Ayace would've been taken in by the pirates, but nothing came of that unfortunately.
- why is he so loyal to the pirates, how did he come to be picked up by them, what does he even think about other than pirate life and Canale? Because his character wasn't explored, I felt he was left too flat for a character who could be extremely interesting.

And probably the bitterness I feel the most towards this story is that I feel it should be considered a 'tragedy'. There is so much sadness, pain and death in the story, including the fact that the main character is basically suicidal the entire time, that it left me with such a defeated feeling. I dislike reading tragedies. This one was close enough to really ruin my mood.

Great story, but it could've explored character growth - even of the antagonist - MUCH more. I would've liked to see what these characters could've accomplished if they'd been allowed to grow out of the character moulds the author started with.

Also, there were quite a number of weaknesses to the plot, politics, and world creation that took me out of the enjoyment of the story a bit. Not a major thing, but it happened enough times to warrant a mention here.
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Ahaha...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by letterbee96
October 13th, 2013, 9:56pm
This manga has a love-hate relationship with its readers lol....

Anywho, not wanting to confuse future comment readers, I'll get this straight.

This manga deals with uncertain issues that will leave some of you questioning but at the same time makes you go, "Oooo....ok." It has good artwork and the plot is a bit dark but understandable. Again, it will leave you questioning. To enjoy it, you either have to believe the logic or simply ignore the questions in your head.

Personally, I quite enjoyed it because I accept this manga's logic pfft! It is according to your taste whether you will enjoy it or not! No graphic rape scenes though which is why this is good for newly made fujoshis or for the curious ones. The plot is forgivable and the ending is good enough to leave you satisfied~

My rating is based on artwork and the feel it left me after I was done reading it.

... Last updated on October 13th, 2013, 9:58pm
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Very good plot.   
Rating: N/A
by Yaoichick
September 14th, 2013, 9:45pm
@ shirosaki173 I agree with their review. The plot was very well laid out. Canale dealt with his life the best he could with his upbringing, which wasn't that great. Throughout this whole story, he doesn't believe he was/is worthy of being loved by anyone. Even though he didn't believe he deserved it, he wanted to try to help others when he could. Perhaps to try to make up for his sins, though I'd like to think it was because of he was as a person. He kept thinking the best end for him was his own death, only not by his own hands. Watching the relationship between Canale and Ayace grow was worth while. I would recommend this story.
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A really good read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shirosaki173
June 20th, 2013, 9:23am
I made a new account just to comment on this series. It's quite good compared to others- it stands even without the sex. The sex here is not just for the characters to have fun. A way to put it is that this is a story about pirates that involves sex, NOT a story about sex that involves pirates.

Compared to other yaoi mangas' this one deserves a top rating for the fact that the plot isn't paper-thin. Mangas like Viewfinder are eye-candy with sex playing no particular part in plot development. I enjoyed the fact that the plot in this story is plausible and believable. One way to judge whether it is a stable plot is to remove the sex scenes and see whether the plot still makes sense. It works for this story.

A lot of people have commented that Canale cries too much. But Canale doesn't really cry all the time- he puts on a perpetually mournful face, yes. I think that it has a very good point- to emphasize that Canale is a weak, unstable character. You WANT to hate him because he's so weak. I think it's a great way to show how a character can be flawed. He's not supposed to be a brave character who's happy despite his sorrows- all his past sins have broken him into a depressed, deeply unhappy person unable to find solace in his lonely life. His relationship with Ayace builds a foundation for him to heal himself and his wounds.

Another reason I enjoyed this manga is because I found that it draws many parallels with another manga I loved, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles. Canale is somewhat like Fai and Ayace like Kurogane. Canale and Fai are both haunted by tragic pasts, i.e.

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Canale's family hates him while Fai's family considered him a curse. Both of their families tried to kill them. They were both found and loved by kind men whom they were forced in a way to betray and the betrayal deeply wounded themselves more than it did the people they betrayed. They long for someone to love them. Both, for some reason, wish to die but are unable to take their own lives.

Ayace and Kurogane are both men who are warriors, brave and strong, sometimes appearing harsh. Both try and do repeatedly drag their respective partners (Canale and Fai) away from foolish acts that include self-harm. They refuse to allow them to die (Ayace refuses to let Canale take his life and does not leave him in the burning mansion while Kurogane refuses to allow Fai to die after his eye is stolen.) Their strong characters compensate for Canale's and Fai's weak ones.
In other words, Corsair is almost an X-rated and much shorter version of Tsubasa, minus Syaoran and Sakura.

Because this series is short, there is not much development to other characters but there is enough to make the story good. Aura is obviously not someone to step on while her twin is the eager young lad who is willing to accept the guidance of his elders. The villains of the story have enough backstory to make their motivations and ambitions plausible. The story is however mostly centered on Canale and his reluctantly growing love for Ayace, as well as his guilt for his past.

Whew, long review! Warnings for this story: some may consider it dubcon. Some may consider Canale to be a very weepy moody character. I think it's just right for a few hours of entertainment. It's not great literature, but it's a good little read.

... Last updated on June 20th, 2013, 9:24am
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One if my favorites!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by AngelCharms
June 15th, 2013, 4:52pm
This is amazing. I don't unrest and why everyone complains about how much of a cry baby uke is. The story is touching and a lot have happened to the uke so it's obvious.
The plot starts off amazing. It gets you hooked right from the very start. There's a lot of mystery going on. You wanna know more about what have happened before and you wanna see how the characters will end up. There's a couple of twists in it too.
Overall: the art is amazingly beautiful.
The story is really good and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Great character development.

Read it. It's a great read eyes
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I LOVE THIS!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Lavonya123
May 9th, 2013, 3:50pm
I really like Ayace's character and looks!
I really feel for poor Canale... his life was terable... and his parents.... so cruel... his brother was just sick... and I think Canale had no choice in the matter to kill him... so sad... yet so... so... sad... @_@
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I didnt like it   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by mtmt1311
February 15th, 2013, 6:51pm
I was fooled by many possitive comments to read this SHOUJO manga. It was an absolute waste of time.
I'm not fond of Canale's character at all and Im not just talking about the Sesaam's assasin. He strikes me as a weak WOMAN who always cries and needs protection all the time. Seriously, the author just tried to make this yaoi more melodramatic than it should be. Hes supposed to be strong in sword fighting but he got raped so many time and his resistance is almost nonexisted.
Sesaam is a super nice guy to the point of being dumb, he loves him so its OK for Canale to kill him and forget about him to love someone else. Then he said Canale is his child now. What wrong with him? He also looks overly feminine, just 2nd place to Canale.
The art is too pretty that it looks like shoujo ai.
And the pirate never do pirate jobs, just have sex and play with swords, no adventurous feelings whatsoever.
The plot is rather boring. There is so many cliche moments. The rest of the character is not well developed.I do not have any feeling from reading this at all. And Im not a heartless person, I read many yaoi that full with emotions, sadder and more meaningful than this. Many shorter yaoi that actually makes me cry and remember. This is not it.
And whatever u guy are thinking about him acting blind or not. Please dont overlook this just because you like the manga. If you actually pay attention to the details, he knows who the person is without that person speaking first. And whenever he hears a sound, he turns and LOOK at it. I feel like the author used his blindness as a poor attempt to make his past sadder and completely forgot about this in the whole series. I totally forgot that hes blind until they remind me at the end. Idk how a blind person supposed to act but I read many other manga that portrays a blind person, I can actually feel he's blind by his behaviors. I have to say this manga failed miserably. Using a disability to get sympathy is a big task. If the author couldnt do this theme, better not do it at all since its really a delicate matter.

... Last updated on March 8th, 2013, 1:22pm
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It's actually pretty good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by OmNom
December 26th, 2012, 11:35am
Okay, so I have to admit this manga didn't do much for me at the beginning couple of chapters with all the names and places jumbled around every where, especially when they're not that typical/normal to be easily remembered right away at first. Thus I found it even a bit too boring to get through to the main events.

However once I had passed all that the series pleasantly surprised me with the progression and I have to say it didn't disappoint at all. And piracy isn't even my usual cup of tea, let me tell you that! The settings, the designs, the plot premises are all what I normally consider too dull for my taste (well sorry if I offended anyone but it's my personal opinion) yet somehow the manga still managed to win me over with the flow in story-telling and execution. The art is I guess somewhat eye-candy to normal standards - though it's not my absolute favourite type of art, everything still nicely fits into places to produce a great result overall.

I guess what I'm trying to conclude here is that this definitely isn't the type of manga filled with guys in hot steamy actions, so if you're looking for those materials it's better not to waste your time here. Nonetheless with some time to spare you should absolutely check this manga out and I believe it will not leave you bad aftertaste. Fulfilling? Maybe, maybe not. But definitely not dull I can guarantee that.
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A bit unbearable.   
Rating: N/A
by AoBara
June 15th, 2012, 3:00pm
I found this really hard to read. Maybe it's a personal problem, but i just couldn't take Canale's crying every scene. I honestly do not find Canale loveable at all! It is clear that he is a former assassin and could kill easily, but every man who tries to molest him is suddenly more skilled then this supposedly trained assassin. It just kept getting more stereotypical.
The art and plot were nice. All you have to do is overcome Canale's personality.
Oh and if you're reading this because you though the fact that he's blind is cool don't, because he barely shows that trait at all.
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Beautiful   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Ibleda
February 7th, 2012, 1:14pm
I was hesitant to read this as I'm very much reluctant to know what the adult world looks like, especially between two men. No, I don't mean I'm against bl, more like, I adore it. But... the sex scenes are better off the page for me. But as I'm still here now, it's obvious the picture got the better of me...

Unlike most yaoi that I (reluctantly or accidentally) read, the story for this one is not as shallow and all about sex and nothing else. Just as the art, the story is stunningly beautiful, and not revolving around the idea of sex. Also, the scenes are cleaner and much more mild than some other ones under the same genre, and much less occurring as well.

Although similar to other yaoi manga the reason for their love can be a bit shallow, but that can be easily ignored, or rather, some things are better left vague and unexplained.

The one thing that couldn't sit in me is that... Canale neither looks blind nor does he act blind. You know how usually blind people are drawn with no reflection in their eyes, Canale's look absolutely normal with no hint of him being blind at all. It was hard reminding myself that that man is blind = =;;. As for his actions, despite the fact that there are places I find impossible, I can understand that he is able to sharpen his other senses in exchange for his sight. But still... things like picking up stuff or finding hidden passages or alot of other small stuff...

Well, the best word to describe this manga would probably be beautiful. Not only in art, but in story, emotions, and the rest as well.
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