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Kanga na Spoon  
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Description
From Nakama:

Borrowing Yoshiaki's words, 'pretentious hippy' describes Kasumi. Inseparable since their school days, Kasumi is an independent and super sexy freeloader that comes and goes from Yoshiaki's room... and his bed... Not only that, there's more to Kasumi than meets the eye...

Ch. 7: Up Up Upside Down! (oneshot)

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
閑雅なスプーン
Elegant Spoon
Kanga ne Spoon

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.7 (end) by Nakama (2635d ago)
v.1 c.6 by Nakama (2649d ago)
v.1 c.4-5 by Nakama (2741d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (489 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.21 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 7th 2014, 11:43am PST


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Year
2006

Original Publisher
Biblos (2006)
Libre Shuppan (2007)

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Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #954 increased(+43)
Monthly Pos #1424 increased(+3)
3 Month Pos #1618 decreased(-13)
6 Month Pos #1632 decreased(-22)

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On 137 reading lists
On 136 wish lists
On 1646 completed lists
On 12 unfinished lists
On 304 custom lists

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Ike Reibun at her best   
Rating: N/A
by OmNom
September 10th, 2013, 2:06pm
This was one of the very first works from Ike Reibun that I read and I'm glad it was, because if I had known her through other series I might not have sticked with her for so long. Among all that she's done this is probably the one I like best, even more than Bi no Isu surprisingly. While the story might not be as interesting here, it still left a good impression on me after reading and for me that's what really matters. The outrageous main character didn't bother me also, in fact I dare say it was because of him that glued everything together in its places nicely and firmly. If I think about it now there really isn't any extravagant detail that the manga offers, yet I have to say it still holds a place somewhere in my heart.
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One of my favourite Ike Reibun manga!   
Rating: N/A
by raketsuban
March 15th, 2012, 11:35pm
Yoshiaki has a charmed life; heís talented, making good money, and is beloved by his co-workers. His life is perfect but for one thing ó that is to say, one person. Kasumi is a flaky freeloader who treats Yoshiaki like his maid and Yoshiakiís apartment like a hotel. But no matter how ridiculous and selfish Kasumiís demands, Yoshiaki always gives in to his sort-of-lover.

Iím generally a fan of Ike Reibunís work, particularly when itís focused on a relationship not mired in weirdness and kink. That isnít to say Yoshiaki and Kasumi are normal, or that their relationship isnít anything other than (comedically) dysfunctional. Kasumi could have easily been a spoilt and unlikeable character, but the way he is oblivious to how much of a pain in the arse he is manages to be appealing somehow. I also liked how he wasnít a traditional uke pushover: when he loses his tempter, which is often, he almost always leaves his target a bruised and bloodied mess.

Read the rest of my review here: http://tinyurl.com/87s5jzt
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Love:DD   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Gattaca88
January 14th, 2012, 5:36pm
I thought that both the story and art were gorgeous! They made such a lovely and SEXY couple, and the way the story told their relationship from where they met and where they ended up.....very beautiful and enjoyable. I give it two thumps up.

... Last updated on January 14th, 2012, 5:42pm
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Boring Story, Great Art   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Dezi
September 19th, 2011, 6:14am
This one's worth reading because of the art. It was gorgeous! But the story just wasn't my thing. It felt kinda rushed to me. I prefer it a little more slow pace.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Also I thought the whole marriage deal was a little too over the top.
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Really good! (In some ways)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sofistree
August 22nd, 2011, 8:45pm
The plot isn't really unique (except that one of the guys randomly takes off sometimes), but it's done in a way that gives it a bit of a freshness even while using an over-used plot. My favorite thing is that neither of them are wilting flowers (if anything, they're too violent with each other - but hey, whatever works for them).

I also loved that they legitimately got married. I've never seen that happen with two guys in a comic book from somewhere like Japan (or China or Korea). It's really great! Their wedding was beautiful! They looked stunning, and it was done in a very non-cliche way, and I'm just glad they did it at all. smile

And I know some people think the whole thing was too over the top, but it was SUPPOSED to be. That's what made it great! Well, one of the things. It's not too out there, just right. It's like an indie movie.

... Last updated on May 19th, 2014, 11:54am
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Not bad   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Sasageru
May 17th, 2011, 8:16am
So this story isn't too bad, but its not my favourite. Its generally quite entertaining and pleasing and its smattered with enough humour to give it some momentum. The characters have good chemistry for the most part but sometimes i felt they were just a bit too superficial, theres not much depth to them at times D: however, that said they are entertaining and fun. The art itself is wonderful, and the way the characters are drawn is pretty amazing (one of my favourite uke/seme pairings as far as looks alone go).

The final chapter is an unrelated one shot which is basically a straight forward high school romance. But it has a great moment.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
When the supposed uke suddenly pushes down our wannabe seme i couldn't stop laughing. I love when that happens XD
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They're so hot together   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jellaaay
January 8th, 2011, 11:29am
I love this so much!! And the plot is so rare. They're accepted by their family, there weren't any of those boring dilemmas. It was like a scoop on a gay couple's daily life. And it's always a pleasure to read about opposite lovers who are so crazy for each other. I love the way they deal with their insecurities..especially the seme. He holds a firm grip on Kasumi, not letting other guys get a chance.
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I love the bathroom scene! It was hilarious when he kicked the other guy out. This type of possessiveness is sweet. Not over bearing. No one gets suffocated. Just the right atittude.
I kept grinning till the very end. It was truly wonderful.

... Last updated on January 8th, 2011, 11:38am
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average. okay for time pass read.   
Rating: 4.5 / 10.0
by Jagara
January 2nd, 2011, 4:50am
Coming from author of some of my favorite titles like bi no isu and hide and seek, may be I was over expecting a little from this but it was disappointing for most part . The art ranges from good to average, and plot is your everyday smut. Nothing special to write home about. If you're looking for quick yaoi fix with the usual stuff and focus on sex, pick it up. The plot's quite boring and borderline awkward at times. I liked the character designs though, both yoshiaki and kasumi look hot.
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sexy drag queen wahhaha   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by darcyaglow
January 24th, 2010, 12:57am
Well, I really do enjoy this yaoi. I loves Kasumi in his wedding dress. Those two remind me of Kento and Akira in Future lovers - 1 serious man and 1 sexy man with the wierd taste of flashy clothes. Those two types certainly match each other, they do have a lot of fun and never get bored.
IKE Reibun is really creative in choosing the environment and personalities for her characters. If you read through her works, you would know what I mean.
Really love the way IKE designs Kasumi's clothes in this yaoi.
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Has everything a good yaoi read should have...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by nnanelle
June 1st, 2009, 4:28pm
This is a good one. The art is top notch and the story is funny and entertaining with sexy BL scenes.

The uke is feminine looking, but can be all man when he gets ticked, and the seme is the typical elite, masculine businessman who goes all gooshy for his uke so there's nothing really new here, but I do really like this couple.

We get to see how the relationship is from both characters viewpoints, from when they first started in high school to the present when they are both working adults. It's nice to see the finale, too (I'm not going to give away a spoiler), because it's not something you typically see in yaoi.

It's also nice that it's 7 chapters because it's long enough to really let you get to know the characters personalities (although I wouldn't have minded it going longer because I really liked them).

It's good stuff and I have no problem reading it over and over again. It made me an Ike fan.
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