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Arashi no Ato  
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Sakaki, the president of an interior designing company, is determined to never get serious with anyone - fearing the heartache he feels that it is sure to cause.
Much to his discomfort, he realizes that he is beginning to fall in love with his older heterosexual co-worker, Okada.

Sakaki is shocked when he finds himself in Okada’s home one day, with no recollection of how he got there. At first convinced that he did not act out-of-line at any point, Sakaki feels more and more unsure of this as he notices the changes in Okada’s behaviour towards him.

Will this storm that's brewing on the horizon ever calm down?

(Sakaki also appears as a minor character in Signal, a story set two years prior to the events in "After a Storm")


Related Series
After (HIDAKA Shoko) (Side Story)
Double Line (Sequel)
Signal (Prequel)

Associated Names
After a Storm
Après l'orage (French)

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c.Extra by blthings (1088d ago)
v.1 c.1-6 (end) by Attractive Fascinante (2924d ago)
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1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (551 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.21 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 25th 2016, 10:00am PST



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Hanaoto (Houbunsha)

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by sandyatthebeach1
September 17th, 2012, 8:50pm
I don't know exactly what it was about this manga, but I always find myself coming back and re-reading it. The story is great- I really liked the characters; they weren't one-dimensional at all. They were unique and had little quirks and details about them that made them seem just that much better. I also really liked Sakaki's character design- glasses all the way, haha. Anyway, the slice-of-life was done really well, and I love Hidaka Shoko's art, since it's just so clean and beautiful. The plot was great, but my one gripe was that maybe it was little too realistic, since in the end, I didn't have that content happily-ever-after feeling. But hey, that's not necessarily a bad thing, in my opinion. Definitely read this, and Hidaka Shoko's other works! They're some of my favorites biggrin

... Last updated on October 22nd, 2013, 8:10am
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by sofistree
September 30th, 2011, 8:42am
I really liked it. It was sharp and very clean, which I loved. I didn't fall in love with any of the characters (except maybe Nakamori the designer - she was cool!), but I really, really liked them all.

I thought it was unique (and awesome) for this kind of book to have the lead have all his coworkers know that he's gay and no one cares. Usually it's a bigger deal in this kind of thing.

All in all, not my favorite story of the author's. However, it is better than a lot of them out there.

... Last updated on September 14th, 2016, 9:32am
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good manga, bad feeling   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by pleochroic
March 16th, 2011, 10:13am
i usually like slice-of-life, slowly developing, character-driven plots. and this is good, don't get me wrong; hidaka shouko is always good. it's realistic (within its given premise) and has three-dimensional characters. but it left me feeling melancholy and unsure that their relationship has a chance to survive much longer. i think much of that is due to the reaction sakaki has after they've moved in together and okada asks him why he is so angry; that seemed very... sharp to me, and it's not what i would ever say to a partner with whom i actually want to stay. i don't think that i ever understood exactly what the problem was, even after reading it repeatedly. maybe it's the translation? alas this is at a level where my japanese doesn't suffice to compare the raw.

so while it's a good manga, it didn't leave me feeling good.

... Last updated on March 16th, 2011, 10:14am
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better than awesome   
Rating: N/A
by cookieslov3
January 9th, 2011, 6:37am
for me, Hidaka Shouko is truly one of the A-classed yaoi artists and this is no doubt one of her best works. It's just one of those mangas that you gotta sit back for at least half an hour to read through and carefully absorb every detail (which is what I did at my 2nd read).
The characters are unique, not cuz they have quirky or strange personalities, but cuz they are 3 dimensional, which in turns make them likable. Although the story is highly realistic, I don't think it makes the story boring at all (and don't get me wrong, I normally prefer yaois with a faster pace n good smut, but this one just works for me). Even though it started off with quite a standard idea, the development just caught me off guard since it's just never been done like that before...
I won't say this is the perfect true love story since it isn't, by the end I'm not even convinced that they're completely in love with each other (more like enjoying each other's company n the sex doesn't even play a big part - it could work well being just shounen-ai), but I like that simplicity a lot... which in turn makes it really interesting for me
oh n the art... well, it's not exactly gorgeous (based on manga-standard), but more like very well-detailed, characters are good-looking (n can be easily differentiated from each other), proportions are drawn correctly (which is rare), the framework and backdrops suit the pace well
to sum it up, it's an absolutely fine read
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A pleasant surprise   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by AeeDee
January 13th, 2010, 11:24pm
This story completely surprised me. I didn't have much expectations since I was unfamiliar with the mangaka, but wow!

The story sounds cliche: gay man falling for a straightie, a plot we've seen several times before. And it's not entirely original here, either. The beginning is somewhat predictable, and we have a good idea of where things are going before it ends, but the greatness of this work lies in its details, story and character-wise.

Story-wise, there are subtle twists and turns along the way to keep things interesting. Despite the cliche nature of the initial plot, things don't magically go 'according to plan' like in a less-developed work. There are arguments and disagreements with substance, and conflicts that feel genuine and realistic. The gay main character isn't a walking caricature, and his doubts and worries seem valid enough to keep us engaged in what's going to happen. The ultimate ending may not be a surprise (since the story is slightly predictable, even to that point), but getting there is quite a journey.

The characters are dynamic, and well-constructed. There aren't any 'flat' cutout stereotypes here. The MCs all have unique quirks and less-positive aspects of their character or personality, and minor characters aren't just there to fill space. There's a female character who actually *contributes* to the plot without just being a distraction to pass time or annoy us, and...
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I really enjoyed the characterization of the MC's lover. I found his presence to be a realistic element, and his viewpoint on the situation added an interesting dimension to the ongoing conflict between the two MCs. And I really enjoyed that the MC could have a lover he didn't madly love - the idea of a casual, ongoing fling is so rarely shown favorably and developed (that is, the 'lover' is usually some guy who's doomed to vanish by Page 2 and never be seen again) in yaoi manga, that it's refreshing to see this angle.

All in all, I have to say I really enjoyed this one. The love story isn't the most shocking thing in the world, but it's endearing, and sweet. I found myself really liking the characters (main and minor supporting), and I can easily see myself reading this again. A great work. (Also check out the oneshot "Double Line" if you want a short sequel.)

... Last updated on January 13th, 2010, 11:27pm
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after reading, i became a fan of Haidaka sensei   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Feliona
July 15th, 2009, 8:12am
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I didn't plan on downloading this manga at first, but im so glad i did download it. This is a nice story, with good plot, great artwork, and give a sense of the hardship of gay's life in reality. The couple first chapters give me heart-breaking feeling when the seme have to stop his feeling for the hetero.

Too bad that in the end the uke didn't really say clearly that he love the seme, so it didn't give me the best feeling of the ending. If the mangaka actually change that, i would give this a ten

Still, a very nice Yaoi manga tht i would recommend : ]

... Last updated on July 15th, 2009, 8:13am
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by bmkcp784
May 25th, 2009, 7:29pm
It's pretty, I'll give it that, but I kept wanting more plot! There wasn't enough there. It didn't go anywhere. They made a huge deal out of who was gay and who was straight and really... no substance. Signal was much better.

This WAS realistic, but they could ahev gotten inside the characters heads more to make it interesting.
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I'm not sure...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by boycrazy92393
February 4th, 2009, 1:03am
I thought I was pretty used to the whole, "slice of life/realistic" yaoi but this was a little bit much for me...Like it was so realistic that there was really no plot to it and it left you with a hole at the end cause nothing seemed to be resolved..or maybe just cause there was really no love given even towards the end. Whatever, maybe its just me and I don't understand, "adulthood" and such, if any of this made sense. Nice artwork though.
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One of the best   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by eipu
December 28th, 2008, 8:13pm
God, this is amazing. The person who rated this 1 must be mental. seriously, this got to be one of the better (if not the best) yaoi manga you can find. The story is nicely done, with realistic setting, characters and scenarios. The artwork is amazing, modern-looking and stylish, very pleasing to look at. And the characters totally won me me over, with the realistic portrayal of their personalities. It's seldom to find yaoi manga with so much realism as this one. The emotions of the characters felt so genuine it's just hits you right in the heart. Highly recommended!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by stillarium
November 30th, 2008, 8:27pm
I was pleasantly surprised by this manga. I read it without knowing anything about the plot or the artist beforehand. I grew to like the characters soon after the beginning and the way the behave is very realistic and believable. The details, f.e. the furniture etc. and the clear drawings of the characters is pure eye candy. The story summary may sound cliché, but this manga is not and I was so hooked I had to read it all at once.
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