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Rouge Noir  
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From Aerandria Scans:

Tezuka Ayane was aiming to become a pianist. She was also working as a part-time home-tutor when she met Narumiya Kou. She found herself falling for him, but there was a difference in their ages and her feelings didnít seem to be returned. Six years have passed since then and Ayane is a music teacher in an all-girls school. One day, she goes to a jazz-piano audition and meets Kou there..!


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Associated Names
赤色黑白键 (火热的欲望)
Red and Black
Red Black
Rouge et Noir

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v.2 c.8 (end) by Aerandria Scans (1533d ago)
v.2 c.7 by Aerandria Scans (1546d ago)
v.2 c.6 by Aerandria Scans (1596d ago)
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2 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 6.7 / 10.0 (225 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.75 / 10.0
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I Second Swtheartt's BORING   
Rating: N/A
by MightyMaeve
June 11th, 2012, 9:35am
Despite all other pros or cons, I simply couldn't finish this. Why? Because it was BORING. That was my biggest complaint over any unbelievable characters or distressing plot mazes. The pacing was just clunk-clunk-clunk even with the uber-attempt at drama. I wasn't compelled by either of the main characters.

... Last updated on June 11th, 2012, 9:36am
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Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
by countingwounds
June 6th, 2012, 6:30pm
i have mixed feeling about it.. don't get me wrong, i really enjoy dark series, but it's more like it was trying to be dark and take on dark subject matter, but kinda failed? it just scraped the surface of everything. plus the characters bothered me a lot... it got better and a little straightened out for a while, but they just seemed like idiots to me, i couldn't feel any sort of sympathy whatsoever.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
the whole thing about her loving him even after he forced her just... she didn't even TRY lol... i mean, it helped he felt bad and really guilty about it i guess? i liked the element that she loved him when he raped her, which could explain the feelings, but still.

seems like more of a shoujo/smut feel than josei to me, maybe i just had high expectations.. so basically, just go in reading it with no expectations and it might be good?
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by swtheartt
August 4th, 2011, 11:57pm
Yah, so it was pretty boring if you ask me... But I guess no one did since I'm writing all this on my own free will. But, anyway I stopped midway.. I just couldn't take it anymore. I understand heroines are usually ditzy or weak, well shoujo ones anyway but there's a limit. Art was alright, simple enough. Read for the smut if you want but have fun going through those boring, draggy pages.
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I actually liked it...   
Rating: N/A
by RaeBabeeyx3
October 31st, 2010, 10:25pm
The ones who disliked this are probably the ones who like those happy shoujo mangas or something... However, this one isn't all happy and is most likely more closer to what reality is like compared to those mangas the people want. What I'm saying is, most mangas there are completely unrealistic. Those are what the people want. But, this shows that some lifestories aren't like that. I found it quite good and to the one who said that it was typical and predictable, you probably only read the first chapter. ==" I found the first comment really true by the way.
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Nice smut scenes though   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by beansappears
June 22nd, 2010, 1:18am
The art was terrible, I thought. The story wasn't that great either. At times it felt really cheesy to me, and the rest just felt too forced. I guess I'm unfair though, because I couldn't even finish reading the whole thing.
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ARGGGHHH!~ Another STUPID girl!   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Suki_Chan_Kaggy
June 7th, 2010, 3:08pm
WHAT THE HELL?! Awesome art, but SUCKY charcter personality. WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD LOVE THEIR RAPIST? This manga is an insult to raped victims, SERIOUSLY!~ Every single single chapter has her thinking about the horrible, violent rape that happened to her and then at the end of the hateful memories she feels lust?!! and wanting him to touch her??! WAHHH?!
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Uh no.   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by mogiks
June 6th, 2010, 2:21pm
The most predictable, dull, stupid and ridiculous kind of romance, there is nothing original and nothing interesting. Perhaps you could call the music aspect somewhat original, everything else is just so generic, the characters so typical, the events inevitable and unalluring. I stopped reading after a few chapters, there was just nothing there whatsoever that made me want to carry on. This manga is just really lacking. Inevitable fangirls drunk on smut may say otherwise - if you're not one of them, for the love of all that's good in this world, avoid this manga.

(Edit: and in response to above commenter's "The ones who disliked this are probably the ones who like those happy shoujo mangas or something" ----> uuumm, no.)

... Last updated on February 21st, 2011, 7:44am
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Rating: N/A
by maggipie
April 6th, 2010, 7:49pm
Honestly, I really don't know what to think of this manga. I guess only time will tell.

On one hand, the references to music are lovely and romantic, with a possessive edge to them. The art is also very beautiful. On the other hand, the relationship between the characters is really messed up.

Spoiler (highlight to view)
how on earth can you come to love your rapist? And an underaged one (at the time of the rape), at that?

But that aside, this manga is quite entertaining if you're not too bothered by the dark subject matter. The author is a gifted storyteller who has created conflicted and interesting main characters. I'll read on.

... Last updated on April 6th, 2010, 8:00pm
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