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After Morning Love  
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Description
Matsuno, a straight-laced lawyer, wakes up with a male prostitute, Rin, in his bed after a night of heavy drinking! Rin is like a stray cat with no place to go, working the city's night life to pick up clients and make a living. A few days later, Matsuno finds Rin looking for another client, and on the spur of the moment, goes up to him and tells him, ''I'm not gay so I won't have sex with you, but I can offer you a bed and food. ''A sweet and bitter love story filled with misunderstandings.

Includes a cute little oneshot called "The Ear's Feelings."

Type
Manga

Related Series
Before Daylight Love (Side Story)

Associated Names
アフターモーニング・ラブ
晨曦下的爱恋

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.5-9 (end) by Dangerous Pleasure (468d ago)
v.1 c.4 by Dangerous Pleasure (506d ago)
v.1 c.3 by Dangerous Pleasure (555d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (158 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.5 / 10.0
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August 10th 2014, 7:47pm PST


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Year
2008

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Serialized In (magazine)
Hanaoto (Houbunsha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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So far   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by lifeincircuit
March 31st, 2013, 9:04pm
This isn't awful. I am also annoyed by the "gay for you" aspect, as well as the age difference, and ESPECIALLY annoyed by how suddenly all this comes around. That said, this handles certain issues with SO much more reality than 99.9999% of BL that I can't not give it credit where it is due. It handles homophobia, familial rejection, prostitution, physical assault, and rape, all in a pretty unique manner. And by unique, I mean not completely stupid and insulting.
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It is one of the few BL series I've seen where someone looks properly beat up after being beaten. They also cover very real issues like rape being a) completely awful, and b) an STD risk. They didn't downplay rape like it was some joke, or even worse like it was some way for someone to show how much they love another person. They even made it clear that even if you are a prostitute, you STILL do not deserve to be raped and you still have every right to find it traumatic.
All this is pretty groundbreaking for BL, so the idea of calling it awful just because it falls in to a few other cliches is really strange to me. Also, in reference to the previous comment by aigaither, although one of the two is "straight", they didn't completely skirt the idea that someone can be gay as Rin most certainly is. Coming from someone who also grew up queer, I found the way they handled his inner dialogue on the issue to also be better than average as well. I too hate that this had to have a straight dude in the mix. I can think of a few things which would have made this amazing, but I've read too much BL to ignore its strengths.

... Last updated on March 31st, 2013, 9:14pm
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In certain ways, refreshing.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Baniita
April 3rd, 2014, 1:41am
If you've sifted through tons and tons of crappy yaoi, you've seen this trope over and over again.

I think this is the only one of this trope that I actually really like.

There are things that bother me, of course... And for a straight guy to legitimately fall for another man requires a lot more build-up than a single tankoubon would allow. Not to mention I cringe at girly-looking uke that cry during sex. The manga does acknowledge that gay sex requires more preparation than front-door sex, but it seems to forget it later on, as Matsuno doesn't seem to have any problems. That, and there's very little reason for Matsuno to fall for Rin. Oh, and the bonus sidestory with the animal ears was ridiculous and asinine.

On the other hand, considering the page-limit, it was still told more realistically than most crappy yaoi manga, so I have to give it credit there. To give notice to HIV risks.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The seme doesn't seem to conveniently pop out of nowhere to save the uke. The seme doesn't give him everything without making Rin work for it. He goes out of his way to help Rin get a job, and get health insurance. Rin's homophobic dad doesn't magically have a change of heart.


And to the first commenter--so one of them's straight--so what? Mangaka usually don't make characters straight in BL manga because they don't want to believe there are people who cannot be attracted to women (hello, Rin's gay), they make him straight because they think it's romantic that love can overcome gender differences (or lack thereof) or preferences. Most people aren't 100% straight or gay. Exceptions happen more often than you think. The problem is that straight people tend to be fickle--and the important thing is to make sure it's not an illusion.

Also, confirms my suspicion of the adoption = marriage for some gay couples. For some reason, I find that really moe...

So I consider this flawed, but the best of its trope that I know of or remember. (On a different topic, I wanted to bring up another interesting hustler character--Hunter from Queer as Folk was a male prostitute who started living that lifestyle from being coerced into it by his mother. He's HIV+ and is eventually adopted by Ben (also HIV+) and Michael. Hunter turns out to be straight when he falls for a girl in his class, surprisingly. Ben and Michael got married in Canada, btw. I yearn for more realistic gay portrayals in BL manga. Then again, there'll never be a show like QAF again... sob...)

Also, as someone who is actually pansexual, I wanted to note to the previous commenter that Matsuno is NOT pansexual. = _= He is mostly straight. Just because he is in love with a guy, he's still straight--at most bi. Ok? Don't misuse terms you don't understand.

... Last updated on April 3rd, 2014, 1:58am
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Enjoyable   
Rating: N/A
by hotarusasaki
January 9th, 2014, 4:41am
I found this very enjoyable. And I think there's nothing to be annoyed about the "gay for you" part as I dont think that is what happened. Its just that the seme thought he was straight but in actual he is "Pansexual" just not aware of it. Basically It means he likes someone for who they are in soul and mind not for what gender they are. Just like if you were "straight" but the one youre in love with suddenly turned into the same gender as you you would still love them if you were really in love with them. This story is about Matsuno and Rin falling in love with each other, not just a self-assuming straight man falling in love with another man. So I guess Im saying if your alright with homosexuals (which Im assuming you are as this manga is yaoi) why then discriminate against pansexuals?
This series was really cute and fluffy but that wasn't the only thing it had. I think it managed to stay quite realistic and the feelings of the MC's are easy to relate to. It wasn't just some brainless BL but was also quite deep and inspiring if you bother looking for it. I found the ratings lower than it should be and despite me normally finding them reliable, this time I dont think they are.
The plot was actually quite touching showing how they were willing to make changes for each other. It was nice how Matsuko took him in without any other motives except to show kindness and it was a somewhat gradual change/realization of feelings which made it seem more genuine.

... Last updated on January 9th, 2014, 4:44am
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Fairly Well Done, Okay   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by SmexyBL
June 6th, 2013, 7:18pm
I read the previous comments and mostly agreed with them, okay manga with okay plot, cute and used to pass the time---- except I think that the whole "gay for you" concept doesn't have to be taken as a objection to there being gay men who don't like girls. That's absurd since it has nothing to do with that and is more likely just the mangaka's ideas come to life (also an unreasonable conclusion since one of the main characters is a gay man who does not like girls). That leaves no reason to call it "garbage".
Secondly, even though it does have the "gay for you" concept, i think the mangaka did want to hint that the supposed "straight" guy was slightly gay already (also concluded to be possible according to Alfred Kinsey and his associates that created the Kinsey Scale ). Based off the manga, even though the bar is technically a "non-gay" bar too, there are hints that that is NOT necessarily true. This is what I took from it, so I did not enjoy the bashing I first saw when i read certain reviews.
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Err...   
Rating: N/A
by ero-maiden
May 30th, 2013, 2:35pm
The "gay for you" concept in this manga was really bugging me plus the plot is closer to reality than other yaoi mangas out there (which is also great). I just wish the plot was more excitable you know? I wouldn't say that this manga is boring but it's just too plain or average with cliche scenes. I really don't like it when there is prostitution involved because I always think of 'sloppy seconds' or in this case, 'sloppy days' or 'sloppy a few days later'. Don't get me wrong here, if they take it really, really slow... then I'm all for it, but like that's ever gonna happen.
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Gay for you   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by sallyen
May 9th, 2013, 10:13am
I am not satisfied with the story because its as way too cheesy for me. I woudn't say garbage though. It's neither good or bad. It's just a manga to pass time with. Plot is weak, but there are moments where the dialogue is terrific to read (example:
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where Rin talks about how he realized he was gay.


Btw these "I am gay for you"-stories hits right home with me! Especially when done right ;-)
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Awful   
Rating: N/A
by aigaither
March 31st, 2013, 12:04pm
y is that this author always make these "straight" characters, its like she doesn't want to accept that there are men out there who are not and can not in any possible conceivable way be physical and sexually attracted to a women, if your tired of the story lines "im straight but if its with you" like me then please save the time out of your life and do not read this garbage
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