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Shiranai Kao  
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Description
From Wasurenagusa:

As a child Tanabe was always tagging behind Haruyama, but in high-school after he became a ping-pong ace their relationship is gradually getting worse. Who is the one tagging along for real and why is Tanabe always so quiet? A touching and yet funny story with ping-pong as its background.

This volume also contains a one-shot about one very interesting hairdresser and a two-chapter story about a dentist and his fated client.

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
知らない顔
陌生的容颜
Geliebter Freund
Unknown Face
Visages inconnus (French)

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.5-6 (end) by Wasurenagusa (2004d ago)
v.1 c.3-4 by Wasurenagusa (2140d ago)
v.1 c.1-2 by Wasurenagusa (2200d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (348 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 12th 2014, 12:08am PST


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Year
2006

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Serialized In (magazine)
b-Boy Phoenix (Libre Shuppan)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #761 increased(+337)
Monthly Pos #1854 increased(+174)
3 Month Pos #2411 increased(+343)
6 Month Pos #2852 decreased(-26)

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On 176 reading lists
On 157 wish lists
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chapter 4   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by blu_papillon
August 28th, 2014, 6:02pm
love this oneshot to bits. It's so cute that the uke falls for the seme when he was younger and not as good looking! =) I also really like the looks of the seme as an adult. attractive couple. The rest of the manga is just ok.
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The first story only   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by MirayAllen
October 2nd, 2013, 8:03am
First Story:

One thing I genuinely love about Hidaka-sensei, at least from what I've read of the artist so far, is that peculiar way of hers to bring closure that is not quite closure. Yeah, how do I explain something like this. Her characters have a pretty realistic imprint to the way they perceive the world around them and react against each other, and so it becomes a lot easier for them to create a bond, to connect with the reader, who (at least in my case) can really relate to how these characters experiment "true", youthful, first love. Yet, the author doesn't it leave it at that.

I found it quite lovely, here (the first story) as well as in other works by Hidaka-sensei, the way the couple is brought together after years of pain and sorrow being repressed under the surface, so that the experiment of first love, painful as it is, more often than not, can give way and rekindle into something real. We have the first idea of closure here, when they met after such a long time, because, even though nothing was said or done, at least there's the idea of a new beginning while the characters are still given the chance to clear-up the past. Then, when all is well and we know the story to be coming to an end, there's yet this feeling of a restless peace: the romance remains on a very realistic accord, it's not like everything will be sweet and roses; the window is always open for a new, if mundane, life-like event to start and disturb the quiet. At least that's the idea I get, I don't if it's intended or not...

Personally, I found this first story really good. The plot is not that original but it's nonetheless delivered in the most unique way and speechless execution. Really, really liked it.

However, I can't speak likewise of the whole volume. The second story was really uninteresting to me and the third one... Indeed, I'm not even sure I like it. It was really underdeveloped, so much so I can't even tell the name of the characters anymore. The plot itself wasn't that interesting either; a sadistic dentist is not something I like to think of, not even while reading manga, ahah.

It's still worthy picking this up for the first three chapters though. Love <3

... Last updated on October 2nd, 2013, 8:05am
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Beautiful, but not lovable   
Rating: N/A
by Stubborn_kid
March 10th, 2013, 5:18am
I'm talking about the first one. The story line, the art, the tense&complicated relationship... is so beautiful and made this a worthy reading. But I can't find myself enjoy re-reading it even once despite it's my habit when reading wonderful stories. I love bastard seme but this one had totally crossed the line. He repeated his foolness over and over again yet can't seem to understand just how much it hurted the uke. The story end so soon that I can't manage to call it a happy ending eventhough I want so badly...
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The last two!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
November 28th, 2012, 5:27am
Honestly saying, the first story wasn't that good but the oneshots were much better! The one with the hairdresser is so funny! and the dentist one is....a bit...I dunno what's that feeling when i read that one, but it's much better than the main story.
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Okaaayyy....   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by fisukisuki
October 20th, 2012, 12:31pm
I want to immediately say that this one is... how should i say? Unique? Different from others. All of them! But the very different one is the 2nd and the 3rd. The 2nd is very unique and funny, but not my favorite.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Because the Uke who make the move first.
I more love if the Seme who do that. And about the 3rd, i could see how the Sadist playing, but not really with the Masochist one. That's quite good for me! Glad that the Uke(probably)-who the Masochist- didn't really act crazy that he really need pain. He just take the pain as something that quite make him exciting. He quite act like a normal person. Glad he's not act like crazy masochist! Because i truly dislike Masochist (But loves Sadist Seme).
So, i give 9 point to the 1st. 8 to the 2nd, (probably)10(?) to the 3rd. Total= 8.6
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The first one   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Kleineputchen
October 2nd, 2012, 3:48pm
As so few people said it, I'm here to increase the good reviews about the first story, 'cause it really deserves it ! It's one of the best love/hate relationship I've read about. And I completely agree with what qwkimmy and cookieslov3 said about this story. Hidaka Shoko really managed to turn a classical plot into something so unique, and with such a deep and subtle way to treat the character's feelings. I haven't been so taken in by a story like that since a long time.

The second story is just a cute oneshot like many others, with just the particularity of dealing about rather normal looking guy.

Ah, but the third story is really interesting. It's the first time I've read a s&m story that felt like a real one to me, and I have to say that I'm not sure if I liked it or not, but it really got me. In s&m, I usually don't feel like they're really in pain, but here ! god ! It looks like it hurts so much, while the dentist seem to really enjoy it. They must be both really twisted, but still it was nice seing them like that.
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FABULOUS   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sending
September 29th, 2012, 8:09pm
All these stories are pure gold! The first one was definitely my personal favorite though. Rather than a love-hate relationship, I'd describe the first story as just as massive communication fail compounded by two different kinds of inferiority complexes and a rather unhealthy mutual obsession. So basically, it was perfect! The art is beautiful, and all the stories were memorable. The second one was quirky, and the third was a seriously rendered sadist and masochist pair that were perfect for each other, if lacking a bit of development due to length. Absolutely recommended, it's a great book!

... Last updated on January 22nd, 2014, 12:24am
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god yes   
Rating: N/A
by gwkimmy
August 1st, 2012, 11:59pm
i'll disagree with some people and say that i loved the first story the best. it's a rarity to see the borderline between passionate hate and love explored so expertly. often it just comes across as borderline rape. but this story and the motivations of the characters made it really work, not to mention the scenes in question were REALLY hot O/////O;; im a sucker for repressed feelings, desperation, and angst, though, so i'm probably biased <_<;;

second story was different...but cute. third story was weirdly kinky, lol. my mom works in a dental clinic, so it's a little awkward XD;;

god i love hidaka shouko <3
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confusing, but I liked it!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by spinx1010
October 31st, 2011, 11:46pm
I'm probably biased, because I love bastards.... but I really liked the relationship between them. It was cruel, but you could still see where the main character was coming from.

The story line is a bit jumpy though, and it doesn't flow terribly well.
Nice artwork.

I loved the oneshot with the hairdresser, it was adorable biggrin

... Last updated on November 1st, 2011, 12:37am
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well....   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Diablo_Pounder
October 11th, 2011, 10:31pm
I loved the story line it was awsome! but the hot senes could have been longer they were good dont g me wrong and i would recomend this to someone but they could for at lease my poin of view could have been long....anyway i was great and i love it! smile
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