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Kimi no Mukougawa  
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Description
Shou and Takashi were best friends in junior high, but abruptly, Shou moved away. Now, in their first year of high school, they meet up again. Takashi is thrilled! But Shou is giving him the cold shoulder.

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Associated Names
君の向こう側
青春激情少年爱
Kimi no Mukou gawa
The Other Side of You

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.6-11 + Extra by Nakama & Memory For You (4823d ago)
v.1 c.1-5 by Nakama (4868d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (158 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.84 / 10.0
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May 30th 2017, 5:02pm PST


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Year
1998

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Classic BL melodrama   
Rating: N/A
by OmNom
May 30th, 2017, 9:22am
Which means lots of exaggeration, convoluted emotional development, social stigma to homosexuals, and don't forget a compulsory detestable female character to provide even more drama for the main couple. But at the same time it does have a certain charm to it, sort of like that old-schooled vibe you get from films made decades ago. They're outdated, but fit quite well with their contemporaries at the time, and I can somewhat appreciate them to a certain extent. This story in particularly is definitely far from the worst stuff among those written in the same period.
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Omg lol   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Himeowchama
May 12th, 2017, 8:28pm
Idk why the manga has very high ratings lol. To me, it was so-so. I don't like how the seme decides everything and claim that it was for the uke. That is one of the most annoying thing that I honestly hate when two people are in a relationship. One should consult the other properly before making stupid decisions that will obviously change the future of your relationship (in general). Plus, the rumor that happened at school was triggered by the persistance of the uke and the denial of the seme. By how he handled things, I could tell that the seme was a coward. Maybe it's not a bad thing to protect someone you love, but running away from them is seriously not the solution. I've read a lot of better mangas in terms of protecting someone they love by avoiding the idea of a relationship.

As how the uke is very persistent, how the seme handled things was as if he was digging his own grave lol.

... Last updated on May 12th, 2017, 8:59pm
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I'm rating this so low for one reason....   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Fyrekat42
November 10th, 2013, 11:36pm
Kanako. I absolutely despise manipulative characters like her. I don't refer to anything from her pats, but the shitty little game she played between Takashi and Shou. Her behavior was shallow and inexcusable, Thankfully she's and archetype that hasn't been really popular since the 90s, and isn't seen much any more. Skip this one. It's not worth your time.
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Kanako   
Rating: 8.4 / 10.0
by MirayAllen
May 21st, 2013, 7:41pm
She was the star, the shining, beautiful, mean star that guided us through the desert, for better or worse. I adored her immensely. I've been reading BL for so many years now I'd almost forgotten how amazing we girls are, ahahah. Indeed, I have a hard time seeing her as the real b-itch here. She was beaten down so many times, she's probably just looking for a pair of safe, comfortable arms to embrace her. Yet, she's proud and sharp as a hawk. She does nothing out of spite because she knows how painful it is, her actions can be read both ways. In a way I think she was the strongest character of them all, although I'm all hands down for Takashi's honesty and pride too. Kanako did run away from "her own reality" at first, but she was willing to fight for her own happiness, she was always consistent. Even in the very end, on the train, she might have admitted defeat - I'm unhappy, she said - but she was still able to hold her pride and smile like the fallen Queen she was, refusing herself to give in to her misery. I really did love her, from beginning to end.

I don't agree when she said Shou and herself were the same. Shou is a downer, a pessimist, a selfish hypocrite, a sulky, spoiled brat. Ahah. I did like him though, perhaps because I'm a little like that myself. Yet, he really pissed me off sometimes, always threatening to go away, incapable of dealing with confrontation: sometimes it got really unbearable and I can't help but blame him for every time the plot dragged and repeated upon itself.

Surprisingly though, I have more mixed feelings about Takashi. Like I said, I loved that he was honest, I liked the fact he didn't gave up on Shou after being turned down so many times -- and I got seriously frustrated at that too, since if it were me I would never, ever, speak to Shou again so long as I lived -- and I liked when he spit a punch across Shou's face, otherwise I'd have done it myself! On the other hand.... I often looked at him as though he was more of a passer-by, like someone for Kanako and Shou to react against. There was this aura about him, this "gay-for-you" feeling that I couldn't shake off, and I don't really believe in that, at least not in the way it was presented here. I think that, seeing as he was the MC (I'd say Kanako was the protagonist but, oh well..), we needed more than a couple of pages of "inside voice" regarding his iffy, doubtful feelings towards Shou. Chapter 11.5 made me all the more happy because we finally got a confession out of him, but then again, even without saying the words, the idea/feeling of it should've come sooner.

And YAY~~

Kanako got married and lived happily ever after <3 I was so, so happy.

Overall, of course, I really loved every character, even Takashi's friend and lil' sister. They all had their moment to shine and they all did so, even Takashi's father (yeah, that's right!). The plot in itself was not much and the art style wasn't that compelling in the beginning, although it grew seriously better chapter after chapter. But these characters truly brought a seemingly cliché of a plot into life.

For Kanako alone I would give this manga a straight 10 out of 10, oh yeah ahahah!
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this is good y'all   
Rating: N/A
by jjchan
December 27th, 2011, 11:35am
i agree with aninsomniac.

its virtues are subtle but definitely appreciable. the story looks average on the surface, but it has actual thought put into it which is more than i can say for the majority of BL out there.

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it didn't resort to easy cliches. the characters didn't feel forced, and i like that that the manga didn't shy away from the setting's social issues with homosexuality AT ALL.

especially appreciated is the depth put into kanako. her motivations and conflicts were extremely sympathetic and understandable.

now to the leads... LOL takashi. i like how honest and determined he is. as for shou, poor boy's prone to over-thinking but maybe it's good to have him balance out takashi's "screw that I WILL DO WHAT I WANT" attitude? hahaha.

i think they make a good team - shou is smart about life's practicalities and takashi will outstubborn the angst out of him every time. :D
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Hmmm...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by emeraldglass
October 7th, 2011, 4:05am
I did really like this story for the first few chapters and was quite excited by the plot of the story. but then it became so dragged on for the next 1.5 volumes where every chapter was pretty much the same. I was a bit annoyed with the girl at times but then I think I'd be behaving exactly the same way as her as well if I were in her shoes. I'm glad there was that extra chapter in the second volume which brought a more satisfying closure to the story.
It wasn't too bad but it lost points from me simply because I did get a little impatient with the relationship development between the two.
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Ooooh, well. I'm happy.   
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by Trifoilum
April 18th, 2010, 1:08pm
Rereading this, and I'm... well, not exactly liking it per se, but am pleased.

Mainly, that the author doesn't hold on making the girl REALLY unlikeable. And hellbent on breaking those guys. With proper..somewhat, reason.

As for the others, eeeeh, kinda forgettable.
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love it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by okigen
November 9th, 2009, 10:50am
Kimi no Mukougawa isn't as intense as my favorite yaoi often is, though angst did be my interest.
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I guess that's because it's a bit ... er... lack of romance? This's a soft yaoi and the story would almost immediately stop once the pair settled their love, but before that Shou'd simply ignored Takashi or even fought with him, so in short, no hugs or proper kiss until the middle of vol 2, which will disappoint most fans when read vol 1.


But I think angst's lovers will love this story, it's touching as much as Yatteraneeze! (with sorta a one-sided-love plot and homophobia). However, I must say, it doesn't give me the feeling as Yatteraneeze! or some other angst manga did, perhaps because I don't find their emotions suppressed hard enough to be able to collapse at anytime throughout the story, which is the way an angst manga should be. However I dare say it's still better than most yaoi out there and really worth a try ^^

About Nanoka, she's my favorite girl. Actually I think she's the smartest one in this series, and the most brave too, because no one else would be able to cope with her situation that proudly. For her trying to break the main pair, i really sympathize because she used to be dumped tragically enough to understand that in the worst situation even the toughest bond could be broken. Actually I think she was just trying to help all the time, for them to realize their love and later to come out of the closet, which was the worst condition they'd have to suffer, she just decided to let them confront it at the first place before things went serious, because she liked them both. That was very rush of her, yup I think it's not a brilliant choice, she should leave it until few months later, when things were more settled. But this girl is not set as a free-minded or a perfect female supporter like in most yaoi, she changed school because she was suffering from her own trauma, so during the story she was somewhat abnormal. I'm glad that in the end she found happiness, as she deserves it.

... Last updated on October 4th, 2012, 4:31pm
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to put it simply...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by huggybear1218
August 12th, 2009, 2:29am
it was one of the most beautiful stories i have read in a while. but when it comes to the apparent air headed character you have to read between the lines to realize how he feels.
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One of my favourites   
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by aninsomniac
October 29th, 2008, 3:29am
This manga is one of my favourites because it handles the thin line between friendship and love. There are many manga that approach that plot but usually the friend who is oblivious seems to have an epiphany and "discovers" that he has always loved the protagonist. I love the way this manga subtly handles the issue of unrequited love and mutual friendship by not allowing the characters to have epiphanies and make things easy. I would also disagree with the previous poster about the girl as considering her background, it is easy to see why she would feel the need to act mean and spiteful. And she is 16.

What makes this my favourite manga is the importance given to friendship, even over love. While Shou is completely immersed in his feelings, Takashi is so wonderfully balanced and immediately knows what is important to him. Defly one of my favourite characters!

-anin
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