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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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v.4 c.Sidestory (end) by Forgotten Gem Box (2198d ago)
v.4 c.16 by Forgotten Gem Box (2212d ago)
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4 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 9 / 10.0 (230 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.7 / 10.0
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Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

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by shahadsahar
November 14th, 2011, 3:01pm
I can't even begin to count how many times i put off reading this because of the outdated art. Which a mistake I make often and regret later because I realize what I've been missing. I downloaded this manga 4 months ago. I started reading it this morning, I finished it in 4 hours, I simply couldnt leave it before I was finished.

Having an outdated art wasnt the only reason I put off reading it. I hate Action mangas, Drama puts me to sleep, Psychological messes with my head and dont even get me started on Tragedy. So as you can see the only thing that had me going for this was the YAOI part and the high rating. Which is funny because this manga now is in my top 3. And mind you when I say 3, I mean the top 3 from the over 1500 mangas I've read! YES I READ A LOT OF MANGA!

So, I can't really explain how good this manga is. You just have to see for yourself! It's one of those mangas that make you think {mangaupdates} should have an 11/10 rating reserved for it. Trust me, even if you hate every single genre this manga falls under, HELL even if you hate yaoi, u will LOVE this manga.

STOP! dont ignore my comment, go download it or buy it or whatever u wanna do and start reading it, it's worth every second you spend on it

... Last updated on November 14th, 2011, 3:03pm
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One of the best yaoi manga ever   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by HanaTenshiHimeko
July 6th, 2011, 2:44pm
Simply so good! I nearly bawled my eyes out toward the end. It have its share of happiness, sadness, darkness, tears, etc.

The realistic situation is the driven force of this manga. Kain was afraid of someone finding out his sexuality and hides that fact of his sexual preferences. As the story goes on, we go through situations that are placed before Kain and Mel; like the meeting of Kain's parents, Mel's dark past, and the trama that Mel had to go through in the last 2 volumes.

The character development is a 10, given how sometimes petty fights or doubts can show what everyone's fears are deep inside; being that is they are being insecure or little doubts. Kain probably first came out as a playboy/jerk, but we slowly see that his devotion toward Mel was real and steadfast. Mel felt he was dirty and unworthy, and we see how he overcome his past (although some people probably won't agree with me with the "overcoming" part).

Storyplot is also a 10. Being that the manga first started in 1995, homosexuals were looked down upon and AIDS was referred to gay man disease way back then. The environment is the shaping force of this story.

Unfortnately, this manga not something smutty yaoi-fans would want to read. But I encourage you to keep an open mind and try to give this manga a try, so that you can at least have an idea of this gay couple's lifestyle and what they go through on the daily base when it comes to persecution, etc.

... Last updated on July 6th, 2011, 2:50pm
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A rare sort of story.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Doki
June 26th, 2011, 2:58pm
What stood out most to me with this series was the realistic approach to homosexuality-- the stigma associated with homosexuality and the hardships that come with it. The majority of yaoi manga ignore this aspect or gloss over it because realism is not what the industry calls for. But the difficulties that come with being gay are central to this series and realistic to the time period it was created in. It's a refreshing change for a BL fan who's a bit tired of the generic depthless smut.
Beyond that, the art is wonderful, if you don't mind the dated feel. Kain's actions in the beginning had me questioning whether or not I would like this series, but everything fell into place beautifully. The ending had me in tears-- happy tears at the beautiful end of an honest love story.
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Beautiful Story with Depth   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by pokie
February 27th, 2011, 7:06am
While the story is a bit dated, it really delves into the characters' and time period's psyche. Romance, action and a thriller all rolled into one. The first couple of pages I was ready to give up on it thinking it wasn't my cup o' tea, but am so glad I stuck with it since the plot and storyline truly hook you... Haven't read a manga in a while that prompted me to write a comment. This is definitely a story with meat to it.
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by arion:susumu
October 4th, 2010, 10:41am
There is a reason that this has forty-six +10 votes. It is an amazing story.

For the art, well, it takes a little getting used to, but after the first chapter or so It really started to grow on me. Clean lines and nice proportions.

The plot was the main part. The drama made my chest hurt... It was a really powerful, touching story.

Even if you aren't a fan of yaoi, I would really recommend this story. Beautifully put together, and even though I was tempted to give in a 9 or an 8 because there are some things that don't make sense in the story, I decided to give it a 10 because it is such a unique story and so unlike other I have read.
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September 5th, 2010, 4:11am
I just finished reading NYNY (New York New York). It is an amazing story. It is almost as good as "Complex" by MANDA Ringo. Wow! I have not read such a touching story in while. Read it all if you can. You will definitely love this story

... Last updated on September 5th, 2010, 4:12am
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A serious toned story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kittkatt90
April 27th, 2010, 9:12pm
When I first began reading this saga I was tempted to set it down and give up on it. During the earlier chapters the characters are distant and unappealing, but I'm glad I hate leaving books unfinished. After the initial monotone pages, when we are introduced to the two main protagonist, it was easy to get wrapped up in the story of their emotions and lives with each other.
I think what hooked me was whereas a lot of boys love manga are lighthearted and focused on sex, NY NY took a serious approach to the genre. By the time the saga had ended, I had shed a few tears for both Mel and Kain.
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Not too bad...   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
April 5th, 2010, 3:11am
I'm reading this now because someone finally picked it up again. It's okay though... the plot is really really soppy and it could do without all that melodrama.* However, it is still quite good because it really depicts what life was like in the 90s, in US when homosexuals were still heavily despised and looked down upon. And what kept me reading for a while, were Mel's and Brian's feelings for one another and the depiction of their life(minus the drama). And the main story + oneshot were all quite touching, actually. smile

Btw, yes... the main story starts off as some soap opera but it does get better in vols 2 to 4. This is because the story has a bitter and somewhat gritty feel, yet the plot doesn't really dwell upon the "negatives" but instead, keeps moving on.

*And note: I have nothing against a story where
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1 of the main characters was sexually abused as a child but... to make him undergo so much suffering is just plain cruel. Rape, abuse and neglect by his partner, etc., etc., is just wayy too much. Throw in another closeted police partner, yet another closeted guy... who later contracts HIV and you've got a full-blown tragedy in the makings.

Btw, much of the psychology about the "serial killer"(the low-functioning psychopath) was perhaps not that accurate(as in "the letters") but the part about him having no "guilt" for his crimes, was very spot on. And so is the part about him being able to fake a "medical diagnosis" and ability to charm and lie his way out of a trial. Too bad the rest of it is "cliched crap" yanked from too many movies and books.

... Last updated on April 6th, 2010, 1:54am
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Love this series   
Rating: N/A
by Aniram88
January 28th, 2010, 6:15pm
I'm reading Yaoi for some time (3 years) I've always overlooked these series on purpose. When I finally read it I was stunned. How could I not love this. The story is awesome and the characters are lovable (well first I hated Kain a bit, he was a selfish ass). Even though it's not too graphical, like most Yaoi manga it's definitely worth reading (unlike some of the graphical ones).Well I've read it was published in german so I will buy one defintely.
Like the one before I must say the last chapter reminded me a bit of Complex by Ringo Manda. My eyes were watering regardless.

... Last updated on January 28th, 2010, 6:21pm
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Too bad : |   
Rating: N/A
by Trifoilum
January 8th, 2010, 8:13am
Am quite fond of the plot; the storyline's pretty dreamy cliched as it might be, and the emotional depths are pretty deep by itself. The whole plot is pretty close to Western soap operas / TV dramas -- albeit an idealistic/melodramatic version of it. Ended up feeling like the manga version of soap operas or romance novel. Which is good in a way, especially considering the mangaka (Akachan to Boku!)

Art's pretty good, not breathtaking but acceptable nonetheless.

But characters... I'm comparing it to Complex and unlike Complex's character-driven story, this is a plot-driven story. The depiction of the character's emotions and thoughts ain't doing them justice -- at times it seems like dolls being placed into plot and plot and plotlines and... that's too bad. It ends up pretty...ordinary.

... Last updated on January 8th, 2010, 9:03am
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