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Description
Kain Walker is an admired and appreciated policeman of New York by all his colleagues. By fright at disappointing his fellows and also being discovered, Kain hides that he is gay and refrains from any coherent relation... until the day when his way crosses that of Mel Frederics, a calm and soft young man with a dark past. A meeting which is going to confuse both their lives.

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Manga

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Associated Names
ニューヨーク・ニューヨーク
紐約紐約
纽约纽约
N.Y.N.Y.
NY NY

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.Sidestory (end) by Forgotten Gem Box (1784d ago)
v.4 c.16 by Forgotten Gem Box (1798d ago)
v.4 c.15 by Forgotten Gem Box (1804d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 9 / 10.0 (213 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.7 / 10.0
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December 7th 2014, 6:37pm PST

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Year
1995

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Serialized In (magazine)
Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #873 increased(+92)
Monthly Pos #1247 increased(+166)
3 Month Pos #1652 decreased(-4)
6 Month Pos #1553 increased(+41)

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Oh Man!   
Rating: N/A
by sakura_petals
June 14th, 2014, 11:26pm
I was soppy towards the end, such a lovely development for the LGBT reads. I haven't quite read a yaoi with that kind of development it was almost very poetic, at times I almost felt like I was reading a novel.

One of the best I have read.

Many thanks Ragawa Marimo!
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I liked it.   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by ClumsyTea
December 29th, 2013, 2:18pm
I actually don't really like yaoi, mainly because of the tropes it goes through and has the "uke" falling for the "seme" whom happens to be a rapist but he loves him anyway, completely unrealistic. But I liked this one. It steers away from many of the tropes this genre typically has, I would not recomend it to those who prefer these types of tropes and like tons of smut, because there is not a whole lot of it. It deals with tons of issues such as HIV and AIDS, Homophobia, Cheating, Adoption, Marriage, Kidnapping, Dangers on the Police Force, and the trope that there always has to be a "man and a woman" in any relalionship even if it's same-sex. I don't really like yaoi but I liked this one. The only reason I'm giving this a 9.5 is because the ending went by WAY too fast.
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Beautiful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mtmt1311
May 25th, 2013, 7:22am
I got so mad at Kain since he was a jerk for sleeping with the guy that could be responsible for his lover's death and Mel for forgiving him so easily. But Mel is understandable coz hes so lonely. But the rest of the stories are good, like how the family plays role in this, the parents and the adopted kid. The case was hard to stomach but its good, even the murderer has a very good story. 10/10.
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Evaluation   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Cheerthedead
May 19th, 2013, 8:54am
If i say i do not like this one and this manga is not one of the finest works then i am truly a big fat liar. However, it may be just my overwhelming feeling after reading the manga make me think so. The manga is ordinary, everything is normal and almost predictable but may be that is the reason for its huge success.
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Touching   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by CuthienSilmeriel
October 19th, 2012, 11:31am
I put off reading this one for so long because of the yaoi tag, what a mistake that was! This story was simply beautiful. It started off a little rushed I felt, I almost dropped it because I hate the whole "love at first sight" idea. Their relationship escalated so quickly, and Kain was the worst boyfriend, but their arguments always seemed to be over in an instant, I felt it was a little unrealstic.

Don't get me wrong, some people, especially those with abandonment issues like Mel, would be so forgiving, so it wasn't that they were out of character, but more that the problem would appear, blow-up, and be resolved within a few short pages. It made it hard to connect with the characters. Stick with it though, because it gets better, much better.

The main reason I love this manga so much is that it deals with actual serious problems, such as AIDs, homophobia, the struggle to come-out, child abuse, and the dangers of police work in a realistic way. This isn't your typically happy yaoi world where everyone is either gay or supports gays (except the evil woman who tries to split apart the main couple), this isn't a world where people fall in love with rapists or bounce back from a traumatic ordeal just because they were told "I love you".

In short, its realism is what makes it so damn good and you end up falling in love with Kain and Mel yourselves. I especially like the epilogue, but I must warn you not to read it in a public place. I don't usually cry at manga, but the epilogue of this had tears streaming down my face. It was a perfect ending.

This review is kind of all over the place, sorry. It's 4am, so I can't think straight. I'll edit it when I'm more awake. All you really need to know is that this is a must-read. Point were detracted for the speedy start. I think this manga would have benefitted from an extra volume to build up the relationship a bit more.

... Last updated on October 19th, 2012, 11:51am
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Absolutely love it!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by bottledwater
August 23rd, 2012, 5:22pm
Now why can't all yaoi manga be like that? It was an emotional rollercoaster with a happy and tear jerking ending. It's truly a masterpiece! Love the art even though it's outdated... Perfect! I really want to read any yaoi manga similar to NYNY.

... Last updated on August 23rd, 2012, 5:22pm
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What?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Serendipity_
July 8th, 2012, 4:06pm
For the user who gave this a 1, how the heck can´t this be a masterpiece? This Manga deals with the problems and difficulties gay couple face in society, and it also brings us readers a REALISTIC view on how a gay relationship actually can look like. If you didn´t read through the manga then you´ve really missed out on something original and very rare in the yaoi-genre.

I personally loved the characters, Kain was not likeable in the beginning because the author choose to portray him as an egostical player. But as you read furthur, you could see that Kain really loved Mel from all his heart and cared about him alot. I also liked that the author choose to focus on such serious topics as societys view on homosexuality ( Well this Manga is rather old, if you compare the year 1995 to 2012 there is a huge diffrence on how homosexuals are viewed, I think they´re alot more accepted now) and HIV. Because of such realistic topics, you could really sympathize with the characters and feel sad for the tragic events they had to be put through.

When it considers the art....well it sure is old, but you get used to it. It isn´t that bad, but it isn´t either that good. Also, if you like your average fluff or smut this isn´t for you. There is no vivid sexscenes and this isn´t something fluffy. The story is rather tragic and full of emotion, haven´t cried this much since I read the Manga complex.

Either way, Read it. Or miss out on something amazing.

... Last updated on July 8th, 2012, 4:08pm
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It's absolutely a masterpiece   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sonruya
June 21st, 2012, 12:47pm
This manga was so awesome and dramatic that it made me cry so hard.The story so beautiful,characters are beautiful...I loved the art style,especially those expressive eyes,they say so much to you about how characters feel...Loved it to the end smile
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Masterpiece?   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by MaZzAx
February 6th, 2012, 2:02am
Oh I'm afraid not.
I strongly disagree with the majority. This was boring, difficult to read, the characters were really unlikeable, the situations were irritating and I couldn't bring myself to read on.
I didn't get very far in the manga so I can't speak for how it turned out, but it just wasn't working for me.
I felt the jump from acquaintances to lovers was a bit too quick, and I wasn't able to emphathise with any of the characters.
Usually, a story with not-so-good art makes up for it with plot and character but this one, for me, failed on every level.
I'm by no means suggesting however that it'll be the same for others because obviously the comments below me appear to disagree.
All in all, I'm disappointed. I had heard about the kind of subjects this manga touched on and thought it would be great, but it just...wasn't.
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A rare masterpiece in this genre   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Otinashi
December 25th, 2011, 9:06pm
I need to first get this out the way because this one situation in the first couple of chapters shaped my views to the very end...

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Why the hell did the author have Kain sleep with the ex Mel tried to kill himself over? That absolutely disgusted me. Adding to it, it was after the fact Mel had been raped by Kain's partner and then almost killed by him. After all this I really thought there was some progress with Kain and he wouldn't do anything to lose Mel after he seen how much he cared for him. The author could have shown Mel was good hearted and forgiving without going this far. After Mel went missing I seriously thought Kain would cheat on him again because he was "lonely"... -_- Because of this I couldn't trust Kain until the very end of the story.


That aside, I agree most with Doki's review. The approach to homosexual and homophobia was more realistic and refreshing than most other BL stories. The beginning of the story seems a bit "typical" and it was hard for me to like the characters, but it gets much better as it continues on. Nearing the end I found myself so wrapped up in Kain and Mel's lives that it almost felt like I was part of their family. I really enjoyed the ending and cried many tears, both happy and sad.

Oh and the art! I loved it honestly, being dated and all. I've read manga's drawn 2006+ that had didn't have art as nice as NYNY, so that's not an issue.

Because of the approach this manga takes on homosexuality, it's deserving of a 10, but because of what I mentioned in the spoiler section and the typical beginning I am giving it 9.5.

Edit: Well after I was finished reading, the last couple of pages of Kain and Mel's story just kept replaying in my mind, sometimes even making me teary eyed. Only manga's to have that effect on me are in my top 3. This is worth a full 10.

... Last updated on December 26th, 2011, 7:12am
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