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Koi no Mannaka  
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Description
Ichinose Tsukasa, an elite student at a public school, can't help watching Matsubara Chitose, another student that is his complete opposite. When Matsubara confronts him, Ichinose is drawn into a physical relationship that becomes more than either boy expected.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
恋のまんなか
Heart of Love (MATSUMOTO Miecohouse)

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.6-8 + Extra by Kagerou Scans (318d ago)
v.1 c.5 by omgbl (800d ago)
v.1 c.4 by omgbl (801d 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 / 10.0 (183 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.84 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 5th 2013, 11:20am PST


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Year
2008

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Serialized In (magazine)
HertZ (Taiyou Tosho)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #822 increased(+373)
Monthly Pos #2022 decreased(-40)
3 Month Pos #2542 increased(+309)
6 Month Pos #2964 increased(+457)

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On 227 reading lists
On 150 wish lists
On 454 completed lists
On 7 unfinished lists
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Endearingly Cute   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by FeyPhantom
September 10th, 2013, 12:33am
I wasn't expecting very much from the summary and ratings, but I was pleasantly surprised. This story has a bit of a muted tone - something I relate a lot with Slice of Life stories, but the relationship between Ichinose and Matsubara is exceedingly deep considering their ages. There are some very dark parts of this story and both characters have their own challenging home lives. But for those like me who can't stand tragedy - fear not. The story comes to a loving ending and the extra is truly the icing on the cake.

I also personally love their sexual relationship. They're a budding dom/sub but it's never really extreme and ultimately their love for each other is felt even through this dynamic. It's something much sweeter than the usual dom/sub relationships in any manga/story that I've read in the past.

The only thing I'm surprised about is that Ichinose failing to get into a private high school was never brought up again after the other students mentioned it to bully him. It's not important at all, but it still feels a little forgotten by the author.
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I actually like it. A lot.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by OmNom
September 9th, 2013, 3:30pm
One might say "same old, same old" when talking about this manga and I don't disagree with them at all. Yet it also baffles me how I actually came to like it a lot. I guess you could say I was somewhat dragged along with it and by the end I couldn't escape anymore. I just can't help but like how it was portrayed and developed. It's definitely not perfect, but somehow the authenticity and honest feel remain in the end and that's actually what matters here. I must say those qualities suit the whole thing quite well.
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Pleasantly surprised   
Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
by 801crazed
August 4th, 2013, 11:01pm
This was hurt/comfort but it applied equally to both characters. The way they supported each other had a realistic touch to to it. It was smutty as well. Although, the art was a bit messy, I immensely enjoyed the volume overall.
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Second time reading   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by julii.69
June 18th, 2013, 12:09am
It was one of my firsts mangas since I've read it in Spanish a while ago, and I didn't like it, but for some reason I remembered it everytime I wanted to read something new, so I just gave it another try, and I absolutely love it now!
Both characters have issues with their families, although the seme thinks that the uke lives in a little perfect world. He also has many psychological traumas and bullies the uke a little too much, but at the end it seems like the uke starts to enjoy it, and the seme starts to treat him better and fall in love with him...

For me the extra was perfect, with both characters personality and the ending, I thought they were going to break up sooner or later and be unhappy forever. Then the extra comes, and makes our lives better!
Also, nice approach with the cat point of view ^^ made it cuter.

Really like it all!
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That ending   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by xono
June 17th, 2013, 8:02am
This is quite smutty that I thought it will be like that till the end. The extra and how it ends put me in good mood. It wraps up nicely, seeing them live together after and a lot older adds depth to the story. The seme looks hot in longer hair and tied at the mid back.
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I liked it too   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by louie29
November 23rd, 2012, 9:11pm
To me, it has all the earmarks of a "rescue" story (which I love), and both of these guys badly need to be rescued. Although there is some heavy-handed persuasion in the beginning, there is nothing forced. Both of them are getting something important from the other. They're smart enough that there's hope that they can figure out how to overcome their lousy childhoods. Would be very disappointed if it doesn't turn out that way.
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I was surprised!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by freyakoala
November 8th, 2012, 7:02am
After reading the reviews, I began this one tentatively.
At first it seemed like a kinda typical sweet/naive uke and destructive seme pairing but there is something underlying.
I really liked the art...even though it wasn't technically brilliant, there was a lot of emotion in the way they were drawn. I also liked the addition of a somewhat kind and likeable female character.
Sex scenes were pretty standard fare for yaoi, nothing special going on there.
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the last chapter is extremely intelligent...you can see the dynamic between the pair shifting..it's almost as if Ichinose has realized that he's actually the one in the driving seat and that Matsubara ends up kinda needing him...there's a power shift in the way they hold eachother in the end. With the seme kind of blushing, the uke with a knowing look on his face....the end of innocence, in a way. Probably one of my favourite endings! I felt very satisfied with it!
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Good   
Rating: N/A
by Narufan1st
July 20th, 2012, 2:57am
I don't agree with you guy cause I like but I'm sure I'm nit the only one.
It's not supposed to be an dark,pscholiak thriller even though it has those tags it's merely a deeper version of the authors other works that if you read you will agree.
Overall I would re foment it to someone looking for a nice easy read on a hot summers day.
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Nice Read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by YaoiPrincess78
February 19th, 2012, 6:17am
I actually really like this manga- it isn't like the usual lovey-dovey everything's fine yaoi manga. It is a bit curious, but certainly not disturbing in the least. (Trust me, I've read some pretty fucked up manga) So yeah, I recommend this and I already love these characters to death. smile
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an ok read   
Rating: N/A
by liontaraki
February 12th, 2012, 12:41pm
the story wasn't that bad, it had a lot of yaoi cliche themes, the art was cute and it was ok to pass your time reading it.
two teenagers, having been through harsh things in the past and even now. unpopular, forgotten by their classmates, neighbours, family, surroundings, they get to know each other, become sex buddies and steadily they form a serious relationship and things turn out for the best for each other.
quiet smutty, for my standards...smile
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