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Aitsu no Daihonmei  
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Description
Short with almond-shaped eyes, Yoshida doesn't have any good points appearance-wise so he's definitely not popular. On one fateful day, his school life changes completely when the most popular guy, Satou, confesses his love to him! But there are rumors aplenty that Satou already has a lover in the school, so is he just making fun of Yoshida?!

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Associated Names
Любимчик
アイツの大本命
佐藤君的大本命
Aitsuno Daihonmei
Aitsuno Taihonmei
His Favorite
His Most Favorite
You're Everyone's Friend

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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.3 by Zama (1566d ago)
v.4 c.2 by Zama (1574d ago)
v.4 c.1 by Zama (1574d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (350 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.53 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 8th 2014, 2:18am PST


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Year
2008

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

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Sublime (7 Volumes - Ongoing/Digital & Print)

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Weekly Pos #353 increased(+60)
Monthly Pos #353 increased(+1)
3 Month Pos #350 increased(+27)
6 Month Pos #344 decreased(-9)

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Adorable   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Cassandra08
August 20th, 2013, 4:42am
Charming, adorable, funny, cute... This manga is exactly what I look for in a shounen-ai. Yoshida is the cutest uke ever, and his blushes are adorable. I also loved Satou as the seme: he doesn't really take himself that seriously at points, which I thought was nice, and realistic. The art wasn't my favourite at the start, but I grew to love it: I think the mangaka is a bit of a genius at the portrayal of the relationship between the two and the thoughts and situations they go through.

I also loved the side characters (all of them). One of my favourite points was when it flashed back to Satou's past in the 'English school': I thought that was kinda cool, and gave depth and added perspective to his character The girls were also very funny.

Altogether a lovely shounen-ai, with comedy and a great couple that don't always take themselves that seriously. I don't recommend reading in one-sitting, as the story is very long with relatively little development, but it is definitely one of my favourites, and will be highlighted in such in my very long list of 'read' manga's.

Enjoy!

... Last updated on August 20th, 2013, 4:44am
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Still a long way to go..   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by YouStillDontKnowMe
June 19th, 2013, 7:43pm
Aitsu no Daihomei... This manga is so fun, though the word 'fun' doesn't seem enough. It's hilarious and entertaining and refreshing. This is what comedy really is.

As for the art, it's detailed, clean, and clear. You can figure every character's emotion out easily. I also like the fact that this isn't some kind of manga where girls aren't allowed or doesn't even exist. For me, BL with an adequate existences of women adds the spices of the plot. Good thing Tanaka - sensei doesn't seem to have a problem having them in a story, unlike some mangaka.

The plot and the characters, though, seemed to be clichéd for 'the ugly, unpopular guy, beautiful, handsome prince and batallion of cheeky fangirls', have been developed into something sensible and interesting one. It doesn't actually revolves on the relationship of the two, but also on how they deal with the things bothering inside them - the constant bullying, the way people look at them, be it as 'monkey-looking' or the 'popular' one, and understanding their own feelings towards the other. What's so disturbing for me is that the discrimation about Yoshida and his other 'ugly' friends. It's too much that I ended up somewhat irritated for Yoshida since he doesn't do anything, although he can't actually anything about his face. But he's so manly and gentleman at some point, that I can't help it but pity him. That must be horrible, so I thought. The sadistic part of Satou as well, it's too much but somehow, it can made Yoshido more likeable. And it's also understandable because of what he has been through. But Yoshida is still the stronger one and that's his good points. But for all those mean girls, I wanna beat them to pulp. But since it's still ongoing I want Yoshida saying 'I may be ugly but I'm not ashamed of myself!' or something like that.

But it is still a long way to go. biggrin
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I like the 'sadist' part   
Rating: N/A
by Pebble_
October 8th, 2012, 11:35am
Contrary to what some reviewers seem to feel, I very much enjoy Satou's sadistic/bully - behaviour. It's the main point of the story after all. Of course, in real life, nobody would put up with his sh*t more than 2 minutes, but in the manga, it's very well used to heat up the atmosphere and create titillating situations. ;D
So, I enjoy this manga a lot, but I feel it's been dragging lately. The beginning was pretty fast (with Satou
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
jerking off Yoshida
in the first volume, if I'm not mistaken) and I liked this pacing, it was pretty refreshing (with the kind of 'pure' uke that Yoshida is, I mean). So I'm a bit disappointed that there hasn't been any action lately. Instead they've given us a really weird-ass backstory for Satou -- What's with his weird middle school, really? I can't see any really interesting plot coming out of that. But well, I'll wait and see, and hope for a return to the original sexy atmosphere...

... Last updated on October 8th, 2012, 11:38am
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I must be crazy....   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by lifeincircuit
April 2nd, 2012, 12:11am
There are SO many unlikable characters in this series! Yoshida is cute and quite a good person, but Satou is completely intolerable to me, as are most of the other characters. The girls are terrible too. Why so many irritating people? It definitely made this less enjoyable. Aside from that, I have only found it mildly amusing and I can't connect with it emotionally. I Have, however, become somewhat attached to Yoshida and actually care what happens to him, so it can't be completely without merit. I wish there were more development. As it stands, not much has changed since the first several chapters, aside from Yoshida being somewhat less shocked/embarrassed all the time. We've learned a bit of Satou's back story, but it was weird and nonsensical in a lot of ways, so it feels disconnected from the rest of the story. I'm not sure what I'm missing or if it's just my age showing.
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Really really cute.   
Rating: 8.2 / 10.0
by infinity9001
February 25th, 2012, 11:23pm
Really, I could read this one over and over and over again. It's hilarious, and the characters are amazing. The story is a fantastic read with a mix of light and heavy moments. And parts like Satou's back story which could have turned into melodramatic messes are handled with care.

While Yoshida and Satou do follow up to a certain extent the old stereotypical BL couple with the seme being amazing at everything and with the uke being completely weak, I think their personalities makes them stand out amidst other BL crap. I completely love how Yoshida isn't the usual whiny uke who can't deal with his very dominant seme, and Satou has a very dominant personality. Yoshida is adorable as other reviewers have stated, and while some may have trouble with Satou's sadism, I think that it's fairly toned down compared to other sadists in yaoi. I don't think Satou would ever hurt Yoshida in a horrible way or humiliate him. There's very little angst, as Yoshida accepts that he is in a relationship and doesn't sit around, cry, and push back Satou's advances like many of the irritating ukes in BL do. You can tell they're very much in love with each other. It's a heart-warming relationship to me.

The story itself is episodic, but within each episode you get character development and some lovely Yoshida x Satou (keep in mind this is shounen-ai so don't expect anything too explicit). Tanaka Suzuki is one of the few BL authors I've read who is amazing at comedy and is pretty good at drama. AnD is a very funny read, and can be touching at times.

Overall, one of the best shounen-ai I've read, with great characters, lovely relationships, and a very funny story. While I had read some shounen-ai before like Seven Days, this one was really the one that got me onto the BL boat. Also, see if you can listen to the drama cd's - they're really well done.

... Last updated on April 8th, 2012, 6:56pm
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Cute, lol!   
Rating: N/A
by sandyatthebeach1
February 20th, 2012, 12:54am
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
When Yamanaka is touching Yoshida's face, and says, "Oh, it was an eyelash.", and Yoshida says, "I don't have eyelashes."
I seriously just started cracking up. It's very cute and funny! Read it!
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Totally recommended   
Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
by Feliona
January 31st, 2012, 9:32am
Kawaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ne~~~~~~!!!!! (-* v *-)
Yoshida is definitely one of the cutest uke from all boy love manga. Haha, he's "My Most Favorite" too ( >___<~ ) <3 lol
The story is very cute, totally different from other manga since the protagonist(uke) is not good-looking, a not pretty one. But his personality counts all.
However, Yoshida is very pitiful since he's quite not good-looking but lives in a society that look matters a lot. I mean, i personally sympathize with him since i'm also Asian and I know that many Asian countries' society values good-looking people.

However, as i read through it, i find Yoshida wasn't that bad-looking. He's actually cute, especially with teary face *evil grin*
I find the seme sometimes too sadistic and too self-centered tho..

Oh well, but they are just very suitable for each other too since Yoshida is very mature and can accepts Satou's bully actions <3<
A very cute and refreshing manga. Totally recommended!!! smile ))

... Last updated on January 31st, 2012, 9:53am
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A...AWESOME!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Mia-Lapera
August 22nd, 2011, 1:30pm
Yoshida is one of the cutest uke of the world.

Waaaowaaaah O.O I totally love this manga... It completly break normal yaoi rules! And i love it! totally funny and original >w< And Satou is a sadist, it's crazy xD

And also, Yoshida is very mature compared to other uke. it is not the type to get sick with envy when Satou is not concerned with him. it's really refreshing.
Especially since there is quite the seme is immature.
it's just like a shojo, but with boys!

I'm glad the BexBoy magazine is published in France.because I'm going to buy the volumes and encourage the author! YEAAAAAY! >w<
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Erm...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by YummiMookies
June 8th, 2011, 12:40am
I don't quite understand why so many people are rating it 10?
It's kind of unique and I agree that the uke is definitely not "ugly", just hilariously cute.

It might be because of the scans I read, but it seemed like some pages were missing or the story would jump around a little bit before resuming... then jump around some more. I'd enjoy this series a little more if I weren't so confused about what was going on and why the characters are talking about a big event that I didn't see...

Also, there are some parts of the manga that makes me want to facepalm. The rehabilitation center, for example.
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might be worth reading   
Rating: N/A
by pleochroic
February 28th, 2011, 9:31pm
well, i don't think yoshida is ugly, but i can see how he might be bullied in a culture in which standing out makes one weird. normally i don't much care for stories where the seme bullies the uke and yet the uke falls in love anyway, nor do i care for those where the uke is unbelievably dense, and where he struggles against any intimacy -- but this one is different somehow. not much different, mind, but sufficiently so to make it stand out positively in a field that's filled with cliche and stupid storylines. for one, yoshida is really adorable; he might be dense but his heart is definitely in the right place. mostly i think it's got to be in the art -- some of the images of satou when he looks at yoshida are really touching. and in volume 4 we finally get a little meat with satou's backstory, and some honest thoughts from him (about how he feels empty), so i am hopeful that future chapters might rise even higher over the mediocrity of standard BL. not rating it yet since it's not complete.
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