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Yami ni Tooboe, Mune ni Toge  
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In the midst of several youkai characters with tremendous manifestations juggles a handsome 17-year-old Norito whose fate is tied to that of Tengu Koma's who, in turn, does his best to protect his younger human lover against the dark forces that seem to haunt him day in, day out.


Related Series
Dokunoaji (Side Story)

Associated Names
Howling in Darkness, Thorns to the Chest
Yami ni Toubo e Mune ni Toge
Yokai's Hunger

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.2-5(end) by Nakama (3161d ago)
v.1 c.1 by Nakama (3462d ago)
c.2 by Essence of Purity (3323d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (283 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.04 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 16th 2015, 1:43am PST



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Original Publisher
Biblos (2006)
Libre Shuppan (2008)

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Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Kitty Media (1 Volume - Complete; Print)
SuBLime (1 Volume - Complete; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #890 increased(+173)
Monthly Pos #1514 increased(+148)
3 Month Pos #1810 increased(+262)
6 Month Pos #2331 increased(+81)

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On 117 reading lists
On 169 wish lists
On 1132 completed lists
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It was...fine.   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by sofistree
August 18th, 2014, 1:25pm
Sadly, there wasn't really anything gripping in this manga. It was better than a lot of them, but also nothing I'd read again.

It had a lot of tropes and cliches that weren't handled originally, so it got kind of boring for me.

It had several things that normally I love in manga, but failed to interest me in this story (such as an older, protective uke).

I wish I'd liked it better, but I just didn't enjoy it.
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Cute and Funny!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cutiewootie
July 25th, 2013, 10:48pm
I feel like the introduction of this manga was a bit fast paced, which initially turned me off. However, as I endured through the chapters, it got a lot better. Also, Akakagachi (Koma's older brother) character acts as a comic relief, which is much needed in this manga. It makes everything flow smoothly, in my opinion. Anyways, I actually really liked the storyline and OH MY GOODNESS, Koma is so cute when he is in puppy mode.

Also, another thing that makes this manga so funny in my opinion, is the fact that Koma looks older than Oogami. Koma, who looks older, acts like such a child and he acts so cutely, which I think is so darn funny. I haven't read a lot of manga, but I have never read a manga where the older looking character acts so adorably and childishly. It makes me crack up. Normally, the cute and childishly looking character is the much younger looking character or the character with a very effeminate design. Koma, is definitely neither!!!
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Great manga and has a short sequel   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Karichan10
November 7th, 2012, 10:54pm
This is such a great manga! I love the relationship between master and youkai! Each chapter is hilarious and there is action and romance! There is a short sequel one-shot about another brother that was not mentioned until the end... so you should go read Dokunoaji!
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Mochi__x
September 24th, 2012, 11:01am
Once again Naono-sensei's art just dazzles me~~! She makes all her characters manly yet incredibly cute, and each one has a vivid personality -- there are no boring or flat characters in any of her works. Also the demons (especially Mad Dog) are amazing, so detailed and frighteningly beautiful. There's also Puppy-chan who is just too cute for words ♥

Now on to the plot, and again just like her other works, the story was interesting and so unique. The fantasy and action elements of this are the main focus really, though that doesn't mean the romance is lessened at all (there's lots of love and some hot sex scenes too!), and of course there's plenty of comedy to keep the story light.

This is such a refreshing story compared to most run-of-the-mill yaoi; the amazing art, the in-depth fantasy plot, the fascinating characters, and of course the older uke(!) all make this a must-read manga ^__^
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by fisukisuki
May 22nd, 2012, 5:28am
So good, so refreshing, so cute, and sooo ADORABLE~! ♥ o(>︿<)o ♥
The brothers/family thing, the demon thing, the love relationship thing, MAKE EVERYTHING BETTER!!! I WANT MOREEE!!! RECOMMENDED!!!

PS: ♫ i laught so much when i see the bonus part of this manga. ♫
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Not bad at all   
Rating: N/A
by Sasageru
June 18th, 2011, 8:25am
Lol the wild boar head breakfast bit reminds me of an incident as a kid - my grandfather brought home a pigs head and boiled it for dinner... first time i ever even saw a pigs head and he tried to make me eat some *shudder* i know its technically just pork but.... it was looking at me....

Anyway *clears throat* this was an amusing story, but not one of the strongest from this mangaka. Generally it was enjoyable and interesting but at times i felt a little confused, but thats just me i guess, i dont do so well when lots of weird terms are being thrown about. What i did like about this was how funny it came across, even when things got really serious there was some sort of punch line in there to lighten the mood - i like this, its not good to get too serious with stories like this or it can ruin the mood entirely, so throwing in the occasional funny line after something heavy makes the reader feel more at ease xD its good
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by naomi
May 12th, 2010, 4:49pm
It's unbelievable that I wasn't attracted to Naono Bohra's art before, but this series really opened the gate for me, straight into her greatness ;D It has a good mix of fantasy and reality with humour, especially with the chibis and the characters' personalities. The interaction between the brothers really grew on me (and seeing the bed fill up with more people). I definitely have a soft spot for those small animal forms (so adorable) and their larger forms are also elegant in their own way. So basically, I loved everything! Except I really wished it was longer. It felt like there was more to the story, but it got cut short. But don't let that put you off, a recommended read.
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Loved it.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by prettykitty20034
September 9th, 2009, 8:33am
This was certainly different from all of the run-of-the-mill yaoi I've been subjected to lately. There was a plot! (what a novelty) And it was actually fairly good. The humor worked for me as well. I liked the art. I can't say it's beautiful, but it has it's own quirky style that sets it apart. After reading this, I'm definitely interested in seeing more of Naono Bohra's work published in English.
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a breath of fresh air   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by emeraldglass
July 15th, 2009, 6:02am
Naono Bohra's workjs are truely gems of the bl world. not until now have i fully appreciated how wonderful her works are. especially for those romantics out there, this manga does not contain rape or incest for once and the main characters do appreciate each other and are in love!
the art is gorgeous but i think it does take a while to get use to and sensei likes her uke to be an older or middle aged man. but once you get use to that you'd realise how cute and funny her characters are.
0.5 taken off for this manga because the names and characters got a little confusing for me.

... Last updated on July 15th, 2009, 6:04am
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Yami ni Tooboe, Mune ni Toge   
Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by NightSwan
January 24th, 2009, 9:46am
It was actually quite good.
Apart from the stunning art, the plot was more original and extreme fantasy-like than usuall.
I liked the fact that this story had was less cliche than what she usually writes. ;D
Although it seemed too short, and the last chapter was way too rushed, like the mangaka tried to shove more into that last chapter...
The characters were fun as well. Everybody were so sweet...
They were so adorable, that even those who appeared to be bad, were great. :3
Yeah... Well done characters are forgiven, even for big flaws. XD.

I also loved the mangaka's take on god.

... Last updated on January 24th, 2009, 10:08am
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