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Yuushitessen no Koi  
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Description
1) Barbed Wire Love
With the blessing of the wedding bells, Heiji has to bury his feeling to give wishes to Kou senpai and his sister. The love Heiji and Kou had during high school was so pure and innocent until Kou requested a break up. After they met again, everything went wild. The bridegroom and the brother-in-law scandalous meeting in the resting room, what will become of them?

2) I Really Want to See You
When Haru's best friend Takakazu suddenly confesses and pushes him down, Haru is powerless to fight back, but manages to escapes before the end. But a month of being alone has Haru longing for Takakazu's gentle company...

3) Sheltering from the Rain
One rainy night super popular high school student Itsumi Shuu suddenly sees geeky student Takai Suguru without his glasses, and is captivated by the strikingly beautiful Takai. With the help of an aphrodisiac Itsumi captures Takai's body, but what about his heart?

4) Love Level @Beginner
Hairstylist Matsuri and make-up artist Kouta have a dream of opening up a salon together, and have been very close up to now. But now a handsome model is aiming for Matsuri, and Kouta is discovering feelings he never knew he had!

5) Please Whisper in Your Voice
Mizumoto is president of the student morals committee and is always chasing after Honma the constant rule breaker with the golden voice. And although he acts tough and distant, Mizumoto is also drawn in by Honma's beautiful voice.

6) Other Days
Continuation of Please Whisper.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
有刺鉄線の恋
Barbed Wire Love
Yuushitetsusen no Koi

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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User Rating
Average: 6.5 / 10.0 (138 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.63 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 20th 2014, 6:17pm PST


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Year
2008

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Serialized In (magazine)
Gush (Kaiousha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #820 increased(+458)
Monthly Pos #2270 increased(+488)
3 Month Pos #4073 increased(+509)
6 Month Pos #5666 increased(+94)

List Stats
On 80 reading lists
On 78 wish lists
On 695 completed lists
On 11 unfinished lists
On 125 custom lists

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Story 1... NO   
Rating: N/A
by supmaguire
October 4th, 2012, 7:05pm
I really really REALLY cannot stand it in yaoi manga when
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a man who knows he is gay gets married to a woman. That poor woman--she has no idea that this marriage never had any chance at success! And here Kou is not required to marry Heiji's sister to unite two successful business families or to take responsibility for getting her pregnant, or from any pressure from his parents. WHY IS KOU MARRYING THAT POOR GIRL?! He has no reason! Especially after realizing that the person he REALLY loved was his fiancée's brother! Yes, I found myself tearing up at the end of the chapter, but it might have been a result of sheer frustration with these protagonists. Kou is causing misery for three people now! He pissed the hell out of me.

So is he still going to be having an affair with his wife's brother after all that? What a nutless little weasel. Yes, this was a rant haha but without any specific reason that ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED Kou to marry Heiji's sister (debt, etc) I couldn't get into the mangaka's "star crossed lovers" theme. These lovers are not star crossed! Kou was just effing stupid. Not that that lets Heiji off the hook--what a shit brother to do that to his sister's husband ON THEIR WEDDING DAY. #shameless


... Last updated on October 4th, 2012, 7:07pm
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Good art, bad story   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
May 11th, 2012, 2:58am
I don't know why but good art works always have bad storylines. It's like a nightmare. As I was fascinated by the art, I couldn't even concentrate on the stories. They're so bad and poor that I don't know what I should say. The stories seems jumbled up and there's no clear plot at all. Not to mention that the first story sucks. I don't even know what exactly is going and then bam! that's the ending. As expected from a book with oneshots. *shakes head*
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Yuushitessen no Koi   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Sleepy_Sheepy
April 20th, 2009, 11:18pm
I agree that it is nice to have the downer at the start rather than the end, it sort of feels like the rest are there to cheer you up, non?

Anyways in order:

1: Not great, not awful, and despite going for that emotional hit, just didn't get there. I think it may be because it is a one shot, but I can see where they were going. A so-so start.

2: I liked this one better, cute story, I would love to have a back story on this family though, oh well. Haru looks adorable trying to pull his shirt down to cover his bottom.

3: I'll never really get the rape into love, but it makes more sense here since Suguru already liked him. I don't get the 'glasses disguise you' or 'hide that you are good looking' part. I see that a lot. Again a cute ending, but... not anything out of the ordinary.

4: Meh, a sort of boring story with some really over used plot devices. Also 'I didn't even realize you were gay.' Wow, how could did you not pick up on that after that outfit on page 4?

5-6: Again rape turns into a happy couple, cute enough though.

Overall: Not really fantastic, but it was a book of (mostly) cute stories. I enjoyed the art a lot, and it's nice to see normal sized dicks not HOLY CRAP HUGE PENISES FOR EVERYONE that is in most manga. I liked also the detail in the glasses, nose pieces and all. The little SD pages between chapters were cute too.
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Could do better, but still a fantastic work   
Rating: N/A
by torrentchan
February 8th, 2009, 7:13am
For this manga i am giving it a 9.

The art is adorable, not too cute (where many of the ukes are too feminine or looks like a girl).

I enjoy the fact that it was an oneshot collection, although the first oneshot could be made into a series, since the readers are left with a lingering feeling of incompletion.

But still, a really really enjoyable manga, for me at least. I enjoy all part and shots of the manga and plan to keep an eye out for this mangaka.

The first oneshot was short, but it was exquisite and yearningful. I agree with voraciouszest, the fact that this shot seem out of place with the manga theme really stand out, but i disagree when it comes to the plot. I think the mangaka's attempt for this oneshot to be sad and touching did not fail as voraciouszest made it seem. And the fact why this sad shot was at the beginning of the manga and not the end? Well, i rather read the sad and then the happy any time (reading happy and touching shots, just to get to the last oneshot that ends in misery? No way, not for me baby).

Thanks to AF for scanlating this gorgeous manga for the fans!
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Hot Sex, Disappointing Stories   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by voraciouszest
February 7th, 2009, 8:27pm
Yuushitetsusen no Koi (or Barbed Wire Love) is a volume of one-shots by Anan Yukako. The stories loosely revolve around the theme of friendships evolving into something more.
This was my first time reading any of Anan's work. Though this is not her first manga, this is her first to be fully scanlated into English. To that end, I was a little disappointed. I feel I would have been a little more generous had it been one of her earlier attempts, but because this is one of her newest pieces of work, there is really very little excuse for the flaws you'll find in Yuushitetsusen no Koi.
The title one-shot, Barbed Wire Love, is the story of Heiji and his high school sempai and ex-lover, Kou. We join the story on Kou's wedding day. The story isn't so bad but there are two flaws that make it a little hard to enjoy.
The first flaw is that the mangaka has attempted to squish all the complicated feelings, both past and present, of a troublesome and far-from-over love affair into a oneshot. Needless to say, there is no real ending because of this.
The second flaw lies in the fact that the title oneshot has been included in the volume as the very first chapter, and really does a good job of ruining the mood for the following stories. I won't reveal what happens, but I can say that Barbed Wire Love seems like an extra (and unrelated chapter) that has mysteriously found its way from the end of the book to the beginning. The rest of the stories seem to be much more related to one another than the title story.

The following stories all involve a common theme; friendships that turn into romantic relationships. They also have a megane theme, or glasses theme for those of you who aren't otaku. The rest of the volume flows nicely. The stories are begun and completed in their chapters and still manage to get their point across.
As for Anan's artistic style, I don't have too many complaints. She manages to create some very hot sex scenes and keeps her characters aesthetically pleasing. My only disappointment is that the majority (not all) of her characters tend to look almost exactly the same. At one point, reading the second chapter, I had to keep on looking back at chapter one to see if some of the characters were included in the story.
Yuushitetsusen no Koi is nice. It's impossible to claim any deeper lesson will be learnt here. The stories are short, the characters are given little time to develop and the sex tends to take over the story a little too much. However, anyone with experience in Yaoi will already know that this is the true nature of the one-shot. You really can't walk into a volume full of one-shots expecting to gain an experience similar to reading a volume dedicated wholly to one story.
You'll enjoy this work if you want a quick read, some cute boys and some hot sex.

... Last updated on February 7th, 2009, 8:29pm
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a manga to tide you over when you're really desperate   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by fouloldron
February 7th, 2009, 8:00pm
Hate the first story. The others are o.k. but often have a lingering feeling of incompletion.
Like the art. I've seen better, but I've also seen much worse in this style.
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