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Mimurake no Musuko  
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Description
In the Mimurake no Musuko series:

V.1 - Mimurake no Musuko (Son of the Mimura Family)
A story set in countryside, about two childhood friends Yumi and Toshi. While going through puberty Toshi developes unresolved feelings for Yumi. One day Toshi meets Yumi’s older brother Sumi and is lured into a sexual relationship with him. And so the love triangle begins...

V.2 - Deki no Waruiko (Clumsy Child)
The second son of the established rural Mimura family, Yumi, and Toshi are the closest of friends. Then one day, Yumi comes to know of Toshi's intimate relationship with Yumi's older brother, Sumi. After hearing Toshi confess that he likes Sumi, a shocked Yumi makes a plan to tear them apart, but...

V.3 - Umareboshi (Newborn Star)
The second son of the established rural Mimura family, Yumi, and Toshi are the closest of friends. Even though their mutual feelings emerged as they held each other, the couple had a misunderstanding.... A heartbroken Yumi goes back alone to their hometown for the holidays, where the cherry blossoms flutter. But then, though he was able to separate himself quickly, all he can think about is Toshi. Yumi and Toshi’s story in the “Son of Mimura Family” series is at its exciting climax!

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Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
三村家の息子
三村家の息子シリーズ
出来の悪い子
生まれ星
Boy is Satisfactory
Clumsy Child
Deki no Waruiko
Mimurake no Musuko series
Newborn Star
Son of the Mimura Family
Umareboshi

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.2-8 + Omake by Nakama (1308d ago)
v.3 c.1 by Nakama (1446d ago)
v.2 c.5-6 + Atogaki by Nakama (1446d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (131 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.63 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 14th 2014, 12:00pm PST


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Year
2005

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
HertZ (Taiyou Tosho)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Digital Manga Guild (3 Volumes - Complete/Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
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Monthly Pos #1658 increased(+724)
3 Month Pos #3223 increased(+650)
6 Month Pos #4248 increased(+456)

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Oneshots in Vol1 were great!   
Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by 801crazed
April 27th, 2013, 12:25pm
This was a lovely series. Angsty and realistic. Some classic misunderstanding but it was handled very well. I was going to give this an 8.3 but the three oneshots in the first volume were so fantastic and well made that I had to boost the rating to 8.8
The brother's storyline didn't go to it's full potential so that was a drawback. I hope the mangaka makes a oneshot centered around him one day.

... Last updated on April 27th, 2013, 12:27pm
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Pretty okay...   
Rating: N/A
by Kinky-Chan
January 29th, 2012, 7:27am
Although the storyline is very similar to the other normal romance yaoi manga, this one is a lil bit different I guess. I liked Kyuu a lot and he's so freaking adorable! I feel like smacking Toshi for saying that Kyuu is skinny and his body can't be compared to Kyuu's brother. Honestly saying, Toshi is a jerk. He's the only character I despises a lot in this manga. As for Sumi, I never actually disliked him but overall, the story is pretty okay. I still think it's a waste that Kyuu gotta do the confessing instead of that jerk Toshi. *grrr*
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Different complex plot   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by mlat26
January 22nd, 2012, 6:59pm
In general I liked it...
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I don't like Sumi-San and Toshi is an idiot, I feel sorry for Kyuu. Just because Toshi can't keep it in his pants, he starts treating Kyuu badly. If he's going to destroy the friendship he might as well confess, but he's such a coward it makes me angry. He makes Kyuu misunderstand and when Kyuu tells him he'll be a replacement he gets angry at him and says mean things.
Kyuu is so cute >_< I just want to hug him, he made me cry a few times.

In the end Kyuu had to confess to Toshi or else I believe nothing would have ever happened D: It had a happy ending but I feel the story dragged on a bit. Also after finding out what Sumi had gone through I can sympathize with him a bit and understand better his behavior, although that doesn't mean I approve of his promiscuity.

Like in most mangas there's a lot of details that are left unsolved, but in general I don't regret reading it.
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great read~   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by aoi0101
April 3rd, 2011, 4:14am
frankly speaking, the first and second volume are irritating. the story is good, though. the art is also very cute! i really like the style! and yumi is so cute! i'm satisfied with the ending~
and i don't feel sorry at all for sumi. he's irritating, really, but it's not so bad. at least he's the one who make the story more complete.. anyway, this is a great read! i'm glad i didn't drop it when i find it a little irritating. i'm glad, really
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Too good!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by buzzaiuta
November 16th, 2010, 1:13am
I gave this one a pass, many many many times. I guess the saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover" is absolutely true. When i did read it, for lack of any other manga, i found it to be awesome!!! The story's got a slice of life feel to it, with a rural background setting till vol 1 and it changes to urban setting in vol 2 through 3.
In this manga, Yumi is attracted to his childhood best friend Toshi, on learning that Toshi's in a relationship with his (outcast) older brother, Sumi.
The way the mangaka weaves the tale, its somewhat really fascinating. The manga's got plenty of angst and some really touching bitter-sweet moments. I loved it so much that i finished 2 vols in one day and now i'm just waiting for the 3rd vol to get completed.
I'll give the manga a 10. Do read it!!! I definitely recommend this XD
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Good start, bad conclusion.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by naikan
February 12th, 2009, 11:17pm
I have to say that I am quite disappointed with this manga. The first two volumes were great, with amazing buildup in terms of plot and character development, but that was all ruined by the horrible cop-out of the third volume.

The mangaka has introduced so many elements within the storyline and a deep, prolonged misunderstanding between the main characters, but suddenly, all of that vanishes in the third volume and we only get a run of the mill typical "yaoi manga" ending as if nothing in the first two volumes actually happened. A lot of loose ends do not get tied up at all, and the art goes downhill too (what happened to Toshi's eyes? O.o ) , which just makes me suspect the mangaka got fed up with the story and tried to end it quickly.

More specific criticism (contains massive spoilers for volume 2 and 3 and the ending):
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So as a result of Toshi pushing away Yumi in volume 2 to protect himself, we see Yumi go into a really depressing state. He becomes malnourished and wastes away due to Toshi's insensitivity. It is an extremely dark and emotional volume.

Then comes volume 3. Yumi confesses. Toshi confesses. They sort out the misunderstanding in the span of a few pages with some tears. Then they have many pages of sex.

There is no real conclusion with Sumi, except that someone from Sumi's past conveniently showed up and Sumi got shoved aside. There is no referring back to the awful depression Yumi suffered from Toshi's ignorance. There is no dialogue clearing up the relationship between Toshi and Sumi (at least not between the short time from confession to sex). Yumi's recurring thoughts of burying people he hated went nowhere because he never did bury anyone nor do anything remotely violent. I mean, the readers can probably fill in the holes in the "off screen" portions of the manga, but because the selling point of volume 1 and 2 is a slow, detailed, and complex story, the shallow happy ending in volume 3 is extremely disappointing.


I'd give a 9 for volume 1+2, but a 5 for volume 3. That evens out to 7-ish. smile
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slow yes, but with reward   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by schetenei
November 21st, 2008, 7:54pm
I reviewed this yesterday after reading volume 3, but am changing it since I reread the scanlated volume 1 and the raw volume 2, volumes I read 15 months ago. I originally typed that this series would be very dissatisfying if you're unable to read the raws. Boy, was I wrong. Yes, you'll be dying to know the backgroundstory and the end, but the buildup is beautifully done, and I feel the low ratings are totally unbased. Even without knowing the end, every chapter is touching and entertaining. Another reason is the oneshots; they were meaningful and far better than the usual oneshots I've read of BL. I really love the psychological development of the characters and how the mangaka displays it. Her art feels raw and certainly in the beginning, with sharp shots that goes straight through you. There are a lot of recurring symbols, the arrow, the crow, the stars,... there's so much to find in this manga.

First, I start with the story. The plot is very ordinary, but each character has it's own complicated personality, which is written masterly by the mangaka. This may seem like the story is going nowhere, but that's not true. Every scene contributes either symbolically, or essentially in what happens later, or making characters realise something. Nothing comes suddenly, unlike the usual manga. There are no exciting actions or turns, but if only you notice the little details, you'd be struck with the sensitivity.
Fortunately, there is an ending, and boy, it's a satisfying one. It doesn't feel rushed up, and when Toshi cried near the end, I found it so endearing.

The characters are by no means perfect, afterall, there are several dimensions in them. The reason why Kyuu was loathing his brother, why Toshi loves Kyuu and then turned "mean" towards Kyuu, and how Sumi became the way he is, is fully covered up through flashbacks and conversations. I really liked Toshi, because he's goofy, quite shy, honest and kind, my fav type of seme biggrin

Now, this isn't a complete dark manga, there are a lot of cute moments. Like how Kyuu was pouting when Toshi was eager to have Kyuu cutting his hair, since Kyuu thought Toshi would prefer him with long hair. Then Kyuu became happy again once Toshi said he prefers a Kyuu with short hair. Ofcourse Kyuu didn't get the inner meaning of the comment "Then I can see the nape of your neck" XD There are many more, and I'd love to see more of this scanlated, because there's so much more than volume 1, which is how the ratings of this serie became so low >(

I rarely give something a 10 or a 1. At first I gave it a 9, but after rereading, I believe this definitely deserves a 10. It's cleverly drawn, no scene is too much, and more entertaining than any other action driven BL.

... Last updated on November 22nd, 2008, 7:56pm
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Would've Been Better If It Had Ended   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by brid
June 30th, 2008, 3:10am
Like the other reviewer, I also think that the ratings are a bit harsh for this one. The story and characters seem more complex than what you normally find in yaoi. The mangaka has given the series a shot of realism by giving her characters deep-seated family and personal issues beyond just the normal worries over their romantic entanglements. There's a moodiness to the piece that's certainly more mature in feel than your typical yaoi sex romp, and for that alone, it makes this manga worth a look.

However, despite all the positives, I just can't quite bring myself to recommend it. For one thing, the story ends abruptly in the middle of the first volume. Although the story is continued in a sequel, so far, no chapters of the sequel have been scanlated, and unless they are, or unless you are able to read raws, I would suggest giving this one a pass as there is no hint of a possible resolution in the chapters that appear in this volume. Moreover, from what I have seen of the raws, the story doesn't appear as though it will conclude in even the second volume. (Which I find strange as I don't think there is THAT much of a story here to tell that it needed to go on for more than a volume or two.)

The other reason why I am hesitant to recommend this story to anyone is that, quite frankly, I just don't like the main uke. He and the seme are childhood friends and the seme is obsessively in love with him, but for the life of me, I can't figure out why. The poor kid is just so dull, a point made all the more glaring when comparing him to his increadibly vivacious older brother. The older brother is an instant attention-grabber with his free-spirited approach to life (apparently, sitting naked on the rooftop and paying the harmonica was one of his hobbies as a teenager); the manga instantly livens up whenever he appears. As the reader, you're interested in finding out how he became the way that he is. Compare this to the main uke whose standout features are that he is obsessed with crows' feathers and astronomy--and denying that his very obviously gay brother is gay--and you've got a character who makes things drab just by his very presence. He's hard to sympathize with: he's utterly dense about his best friend's feelings for him (or really, his best friends feelings about anything at all), is willfully blind about brother's sexuality, and is also entirely unconcerned about his brother's feelings of also not wanting to inherit the family buisness (the uke wants to foist things off on him no matter what so that he can go study astronomy in college). As a side character, I might not have minded him, but not as the romantic lead. (About the only thing he has going for him is that he has a very stereotypical "uke" appearance, which for me personally, is not an especially positive thing.) Stretching a nice, but not especially dramatic story out past 2 volumes if it features a main character that I'm apathetic towards also makes the manga difficult for me to recommend. I really do wish the mangaka could've ended it in the first volume.
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Don't let the ratings fool you! XD   
Rating: N/A
by crimsonbunny
January 21st, 2008, 11:12am
ok, this is my first time reviewing a manga so don't have any high hopes.

It's a love triangle taking place on the countryside.
Two best friends, Yumi and Toshi
Toshi has feelings for Yumi but Yumi doesn't know
Toshi meets yumis older brother Sumi, who is gay and they have sex. (sexscenes hot... *drools)
Yumi seems to have a grudge against Sumi and Toshi being gay.

Seems like a very shallow and simple plot but it isn't, it has more dept to it than those other predictable mangas, we get a glimpse on Yumi and Sumis past, and the heritance of family affairs and how neither of the two brothers want to inherit it.
The story seems kinda dark at times, which suits the authors artstyle.

I don't know why so many rated it as bad, personally I liked it. The manga had a good plot which kept me wanting for more.
Ohh remember there is another volume of this great manga, so it is not finished yet even though the scanlators seems to have dropped it.
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