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Rouge Noir  
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Description
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..!

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
ルージュ・ノワール
赤色黑白键 (火热的欲望)
Red and Black
Red Black
Rouge et Noir

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.8 (end) by Aerandria Scans (1622d ago)
v.2 c.7 by Aerandria Scans (1635d ago)
v.2 c.6 by Aerandria Scans (1686d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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Average: 6.6 / 10.0 (231 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.66 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 17th 2014, 7:27pm PST

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Year
2008

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Serialized In (magazine)
Petit Comic (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #943 increased(+203)
Monthly Pos #2139 decreased(-3)
3 Month Pos #2587 increased(+567)
6 Month Pos #3684 decreased(-19)

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On 270 wish lists
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Snail's pace ruined it for me...   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by mysstris
September 1st, 2014, 3:36am
This isn't the first time I read this and honestly I don't remember how I felt about this manga the first time around. I tried reading seriously but after reading halfway, I couldn't stand being patient and skimmed the rest. It wasn't a story that particularly moved me.
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Ayane had her (few) strong moments like admitting that she was weird for falling in love with her rapist (women rarely admit to their stockholm syndrome)but otherwise she exuded too much passiveness for way too long. It's a total no brainer why she wasn't able to achieve as much as she originally hoped considering her passive personality. So much would have been avoided if she just ended things with her bf sooner but nope, she was much too focused on how she wanted to touch the boy to think about breaking things off with her bf officially. I get it, it didn't feel like she was dating him because she didn't love him and they didn't have any chemistry either but again, so much would have been avoided and this manga would have ended much sooner if she had.
It's rare to say a manga should have ended sooner for it's own good and I felt like this is just one of those. The beginning and middle was just moving way too slow.

Oh and towards the end...I just couldn't stand looking at Ayane's dopey looking face.

... Last updated on September 1st, 2014, 3:40am
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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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ehh..   
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.

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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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Boring.   
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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Hmm   
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.

Seriously,
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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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