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Ake Nure Goyou ni Furu Yuki wa  
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From Attractive Fascinante:

Ch. 1-3: Kazuma, a yakuza, got shot and was saved by the heir of a tea ceremony family, Shibata Yukihiro. Yukihiro, being the illegitimate son, never allowed himself to ask for anything. Kazuma was the only one that Yukihiro had wanted to protect even though the burden that Kazuma carried was too dangerous. What should they do? A very in-depth story revolving around the Japanese traditions and the underworld and how the gentle and delicate Yukihiro and a powerful Kazuma managed to influence each other to find their true self.

Ch. 4 - At First Sight
Liam Brink, a university student, has a bit of an usual hobby - 'observing Maddox,' Maddox being another university student. The two have never spoken to each other until one day when Liam is knocked down by another student and his glasses are broken.

Ch. 5 - Cry for the Sun
Ethan's father just passed away. During the funeral, Ethan is torn by feelings of hatred towards the man that was absent through much of his life, though he doesn't understand the root of these feelings. Suddenly, he notices a mysterious weeping man at the edge of the funeral service that he doesn't recognize, but deep in his heart he somehow knows him - how can this be?

Ch.6 - Garance
A continuation of Kazuma and Yukihiro's story.

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Associated Names
朱濡れ五葉に降る霜雪は
Ake Nure Goyō ni Furu Yuki wa
Ake Nure Goyou ni Furu Sousetsu wa
Akenure Goyou ni Kudaru Sousetsu wa
Crimson Snow
Staining the White Pine with Crimson Frosted Snow
Szkarłatny kwiat

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1 Volume (Complete)

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Yes

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (381 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.1 / 10.0
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Year
2008

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English Publisher
Blu (Complete - Defunct)

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I liked it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by NightAir
December 18th, 2013, 3:05am
But I'm not sure how to feel about it. It reads more poetic (as someone previously has mentioned)--and it isn't really realistic, but it's the kind of suspended dreamy kind of thing. It's a more effeminate man+regular man kind of pairing up with each of the stories, but I really really like how the stories are told. Stuff isn't half-assed. But seriously, the main story really does steal the show away, the artwork is superb by sheer fact that all the lines are really gorgeous, and the pacing is really good.
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Main story takes the cake   
Rating: N/A
by shinobipopcorn
October 10th, 2013, 5:43am
The side stories are forgettable, though I actually think the second one isn't as bad as everyone says. It's just weird. What is that, a twenty year age gap and yet the guy looks exactly the same as he did? I have no problem reading oyaji stories but at least make them look older.

Instead, I highly recommend the title story. It was actually one of the first yaoi stories I ever read. I saw an ad for it in Tokyopop's newsletter and thought it was intriguing, even though at the time I didn't see the appeal of pairing two men together. Looking back, it's an excellent one to start with. It has a rich story, and while there is sexual content, it's rather mild (and not the pointless PWP of so many other licensed yaoi).

If I had to criticize, it would be that Yukihiro is a big ball baby, crying or giving puppy eyes in almost every panel. It's also a disappointment that we only get a single love scene between Kazuma and Yukihiro, but that doesn't really hurt the book. Just wishful thinking.
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So-so   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by lifeincircuit
December 3rd, 2012, 3:01am
A lot of this was pretty cheese, I must admit. It didn't really do it for me. Yukihiro was sometimes over-emotional to a point where it made me sit back and go "uh?". Chapter five was also quite stupid and made little sense from a realistic physiological standpoint. It just annoyed me the whole way through. I did, however, enjoy chapter four.
The art was gorgeous sometimes, but not entirely cohesive. For example in the main story, Kazuma is beautifully illustrated with a very realistic look, where as Yukihiro has those excessively big eyes and looks quite ridiculous next to him. Certainly not the worst thing I've ever read, but I probably wouldn't read it again.
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wow... it was beautiful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Lilyanna08
April 27th, 2012, 4:18pm
Not only beautiful but also so full of emotions and heartbreaking. I really cried reading it as the pain characters felt was so masterfully conveyed despite happy endings. I'm sure it will stay in my memory and I'll be coming back to it more than once. I totally recommend it because these stories are not only intense but also smutty xD. For me definitely one of my favourites.
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This is not your typical smutty yaoi!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MangomyTango
February 16th, 2012, 9:42pm
That's right boys and girls! It's not your typical smutty yaoi. Actually, when I first looked at it, I didn't like the art style lol so I kept passing it up and read other stuff. But after finally deciding to sit through this one...I was definitely not disappointed! The story and interaction is what makes up this story mostly, not the sex.
You need a mature mind to read through this, or at least I did. So, give it a try! You need to have patience and read through it in one gulp, if not it may break off the mood lol.
Good luck!
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Poetic Yaoi; Feels Like Traditional Japanese Art   
Rating: N/A
by MightyMaeve
October 31st, 2011, 1:23pm
All the stories in this collection are haunting and poetic. There's a lot of metaphoric depth in the imagery and words, and there's a lot of deep psycholgoical exploration. I applaud the translator and editor for capturing the poetry and psychology.

And the art! My god. The art. Breath taking. (The graphic editor made some great aesthetic choices.)

My only complaint? This is Hori Tomoki's only English title!

... Last updated on October 31st, 2011, 1:26pm
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two heart-warming stories; last one was BS   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jellaaay
April 23rd, 2011, 7:42pm
OH MY GOD THE FIRST STORY WAS SO GOOD. I went straight to chapter 6 cause I was so into it. I'm a sucker for reunions so I ended up crying a bit. Ah, love is really, far more beautiful than anything else. If you're a hopeless romantic when it comes to yaoi then this is definitely a read. I won't get into further details cause I don't want to spoil anything. The summary pretty much explains it. Except, the "Japanese traditions and the underworld", the story didn't really focus much on that. It pretty much revolved around the two of them and their feelings.

The 2nd story was ahh, BEAUTIFUL! Too beautiful for words! Some say, only shounen-ai can pull such a story...well here's where they're wrong. I fell in love with every word, their dialogue, solilquy. I think this has to be one of my favorite one-shots.

Last story killed this manga. T.T I hated it. I hate such plots. It breaks your heart and it makes you angry... angry at both characters!
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One who's willing to be with someone who was so in love with someone else. There's always a possibility he's with you because you resemble the person he once (probably still) loved. The other, for being so weak, accepting everything even though it hurts him. Love yourself for f*cks sake. And I hate what Oliver did. I swear, no matter how much you love a person to strangle a child and then "claim" you love him afterwards.
I know in other people's eyes this story was probably "aww", "bittersweet", "doesnt matter since it's a happy ending" but for me it was mostly "wtf", "don't forgive him!". I'm so mad. This completely ruined my adoration for the mangaka. So she can write such annoying characters too. T.T

My raiting excludes the last story.

... Last updated on April 23rd, 2011, 7:46pm
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hmm....   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by Heeho kun
March 20th, 2011, 3:03pm
As everyone has said this manga has intensely beautiful and detailed art. The storyline however seemed very disjointed and times it seemed as though it was just an outpouring of a stream of consciousness from the mangaka that can be a bit confusing and difficult for the reader to follow properly. It was highly emotional, excessive in some parts, and I found I couldn't really connect that well to the characters to honestly empathize. All in all it was a nice read, great artwork, but not something that I'd read again.
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a touching story.......   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by blackknight
March 17th, 2011, 11:30am
This manga has beautiful artwork. The stories are well-put together, and emotional. The characters are likable, and this makes the reader want to see them happy. The first story with Kazuma and Yukihiro is very nice, and does have some BL action, but that is second to the story. The characters are opposites of each other which is nothing new, but the story is well-done. I like the way she re-visits the story at the of the book. The second story is cute, and the characters are more alike. They both are obsessed with each other from afar, until an accident brings them together. Cry For the Sun, the 3rd story, was my least favorite of the lot. It was good though, and the blocked memories theme made it a little different. It definitely shows that love is often not logical. Like previous posters have said, if you're looking for BL action,this isn't it. However the stories are good reads because of the emotion put into them. I do recommend this one.
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What's a poetry in these stories..   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Hoshi-chan
October 21st, 2010, 8:05am
What's a poetry in these stories.. If you look for the action - don't even bother.. There is something else which makes the stories beautiful, unique and worth reading.. And the art is so amazing - you can almost 'feel' all emotions on protagonists faces. Even though, while reading your heart might be fulfiled with sadness, but when you finish the story it leaves you with your heart warm and happy that you didn't miss this one.

While I've been reading lot's of mangas I'm always satisfied when I find the one with such kind of poetry as this one has.

... Last updated on October 21st, 2010, 8:20am
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