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Description
Volume 1:
1-3) P.B.B.
Junsuke is the number one companion in a host club where Shinobu used to work. They have been in a relationship for a year, but as they start to get serious, Shinobu questions his commitment. The story continues from where act 1 (chapter 4 of Gaten na Aitsu) left off. (features Maki Motoharu from Punch Up)

4) The Evil Worker's Folklore ~ Trial version
Short extra on construction workers and their uniforms.

5) Gaten na Aitsu
Yuusaku is dying for a trip and his dad fulfilled his wishes and he soon learns that his holiday maybe more than he bargained for (continuation after chapter 3 of Gaten na Aitsu).

Volume 2:
1-3) P.B.B.
Junsuke follows Shinobu on his company's annual getaway. Love, sex, uneasiness ensues. Also includes a small extra Gift 1.

4) One Day of a Certain Host
Junsuke spends his day while his lover is at work.

5) P.B.B.
Junsuke clashes with the number 2 host Haruto. Also includes a short extra Gift 2

Volume 3:
1-3) P.B.B.
Shinobu meets Junsuke's brother, Yoshinari.

4) Yukata Hajimemashita
Club Dandy's special summer event. All the hosts dress up in charming yukata. Includes a series of four panel extras at the end.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Gaten na Aitsu (Prequel)
Punch ↑ (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
憂鬱的花心男子
P B B
P. B. B.
P.B.B. プレイボーイブルース
PBB
Play Boy Blues

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.Extra by Harudaki (506d ago)
c.Diamond Gold Extra by Harudaki (533d ago)
c.Act 15 by Harudaki (780d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Ongoing?)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (125 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.93 / 10.0
10
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Last Updated
April 13th 2014, 3:26am PST


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Recommendations
N/A

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Artist(s)

Year
2003

Original Publisher
Biblos (2003)
Libre Shuppan (2007)

Serialized In (magazine)
Be x Boy Gold (Libre Shuppan)
Magazine Be x Boy (Biblos)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Animate USA (1 Volume - Ongoing)
Be Beautiful (1 Volume - Defunct)
JManga (Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #791 increased(+375)
Monthly Pos #1835 increased(+387)
3 Month Pos #2932 increased(+133)
6 Month Pos #3294 increased(+109)

List Stats
On 642 reading lists
On 229 wish lists
On 17 unfinished lists
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HENTAI   
Rating: N/A
by ragec
March 7th, 2013, 2:28pm
I like the first couple (Vol1 - Vol3) but the story about the main char's brother is disgusting. From yaoi to hentai is what i feel, sex with females like for 3-4 chapters. I get it that this character is innocent but to continue it for chapters to chapters is ridiculous.
It's really worth reading this manga if you like Punch up, but be warned that the recent chapters are like hentai (chapter 12- i think).
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Smex + Romance   
Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by tmthuy
February 20th, 2013, 10:37am
The first volume is very enjoyable. However, things start to become a little bit repetitive from the 2nd volume onward. This is partly because each chapter features 1-2 sex scenes, and most sex scenes are not much different from one another. The plot is enjoyable, but not really groundbreaking. In overall, the manga is a good read, packed with lots of romances and smex. However, if you dislike the usual formulaic BL plot, please look somewhere else.
As for me, the translation for volume 3 was not very professionally done so I decided to drop the series in the middle of the 3rd volume.

... Last updated on February 20th, 2013, 10:40am
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Good but...   
Rating: N/A
by momomilk
January 31st, 2013, 4:41pm
I like it, but I got really annoyed when I got to chapter 11 when Junsuke's brother came into the picture. Like, he is such an idiot and I really cannot handle the amount of female sluts in volume 4. It's so annoying GAHH; I liked the whole story up UNTIL that point. So it only gets a 7 from me.
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Favourite!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Yoneko
January 17th, 2013, 5:30am
I've read this God knows how many times. And I love it quite a lot. Kano Shiuko is my favourite mangaka and her work is always flawless. I cried a lot with P.B.B cause it has its moments and it's quite romantic and extremely hot as well.
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Good!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Namiya
September 17th, 2012, 1:47pm
I like this manga a lot, even more than her usual works which have a rather awkward sense of humor.
This is a bit more serious, showing the difficulties of the two main characters living together, being together and the way their relationship develops.
I love how they both struggle with it all, afraid of commitment or seeking it, while maintaining the host job, the question whether or not to sleep with customers, jealousy, ... it's an entertaining mix of topics that come up and it's interesting to see them both deal with it.

I gotta say the scanlation sometimes is really annoying.
Have you noticed that the same guy is being called different names all the time in volume 2?
Once it's Yuusuke, then Kousuke, and they can't decide between Junsuke and Jyunsuke (Junsuke is the correct way).

Even if you aren't a fan of this type of plot, or if you don't like the characters, if you are looking for some really good smut then do read this!
I believed Watanabe Asia and Ougi Yuzuha to be my personal queens of sex but damn! Kano Shiuko-sensei is sooooo damn good at drawing sex scenes, she draws the men so well, all proportions are correct... I think she deserves that title as well!
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Definitely worth looking into   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chocoripeyes
December 3rd, 2011, 9:46pm
I originally gave this a 9/10 (when it seemed as if it ended at volume 3) but when I saw that she picked up PBB again, continuing onto a volume 4 (yay!) and read the latest releases, i bumped it up to a 10/10. Why?

Depth. She's known for her smut but I feel Kano Shiuko's characters have definitely matured and become a lot more memorable with PBB and Punch Up (another one of her recent awesome works). If you want to read a yaoi manga with depth and emotion to it, I recommend PBB. the beginning is reminiscent of her earlier works but as the story progresses, it's good stuff, I assure you smile
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0_*   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by mica363
August 16th, 2009, 10:47pm
I have to say that most of Kano sensei's work is pretty hot and definitely worth reading. But I think I really enjoy this series because of the slow growth of Junsuke and Shinobu's intimate relationship. We get to see them evolve into a more accepting couple on several levels and seeing the nice balance of love/hate/anger/comedy in P.B.B. just makes you want to continue reading it.
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Hmm....   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by seraimes
May 17th, 2009, 1:13am
Sadly enough, I didn't enjoy it one bit. All her other works are interesting but this one is not to my liking, unfortunately. So confused as to whether I like the mangaka or not. Some of her works are really good, especially when it's serious. Her comedy mangas like this one requires certain types of humor. Also the characters in this one are so manly looking (very masculine and buff). I couldn't stand the sex scenes at all.
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A Favorite   
Rating: N/A
by Laurenlena
March 16th, 2009, 10:25pm
Shiuko Kano is my favorite mangaka and I love this series. The problem is that the American company that published it has gone belly up so only the 1st volume is out in English. I want so badly to read the next volumes. I hope someone scanlates the rest.
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Hot!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by luzzz
November 27th, 2008, 9:08pm
There is only one word to describe this manga: HOT! Kano Shiuko may not be the best manga illustrator out there, but there's just something about the way she draws her love scenes that makes it feel so raw and animalistic. And this quality is exactly what I want when I read yaoi - a story about *adult* men going at one another minus the drama and angst, but with a dash of humour. This is definitely one manga I can read over and over again - for the illustrations alone.
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