manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
App
Try out our new iPhone application!
App
Manga Poll
How many hours of sleep do you get on average?
Less than 4 hours
4 hours
5 hours
6 hours
7 hours
8 hours
9 hours
10 hours
11 hours
12 hours
13 hours
More than 13 hours
 
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates @irc.irchighway.net

RSS Feed
 
center_left_tab Manga Info center_right_tab
 
ALL    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   
[bónd(z)]  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
Description
This volume contains 4 separate but delightful short stories:

1. Bónd(z)
It isn't unheard of to sleep with your friends after having too much to drink. However, when that friend happens to be a guy as well and you both happen to have girlfriends, things can get a little complicated.

2. Situation
You and Akira, two childhood best friends who deeply love one another and want to get married when they grow up. However, their teacher told them it was impossible and wrong for them to be together. Despite that, Akira grows up to accept his sexuality. You-chan, however, cannot stop hearing his teacher's words each time he thinks about Akira. Will they get their happy ending?

3. Fairy Garden
Prince Fiona of the Roses Kingdom awakens each year at the season in which the Maiden Blush roses blossom. And his main motivation for waking up each year is to look at the smiling face of Daichi, a human whose garden Prince Fiona lives in. However, the prince's disappointment lies in the fact that he can never meet him face to face. But, with the help of a witch who wants to grant Fiona one request as his birthday present, he is finally able to stand next to Daichi till the end of the rose blooming season.

4. Sakura
Ayatsuji Yuichi, a poor salaryman, was ordered by the chairman of the company to live together with his grandchild for 1 month in order to let him experience the poor way of life. As unusual as the command was, Ayatsuji accepted and Asahina Ren, the future heir of the company, moved in with him. Ren, a 17 year old from a very rich family, has never done any house chores! So, Ayatsuji sets out to teach Ren how to cook, and clean and buy a train ticket (!!!) and in the process, the two fall in love with each other. However, as an heir to a prestigious family, Ren fears that he will be forced to stay away from Ayatsuji.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
ボンズ
Bónd(z)
Bond(z)
Bondz
Fairy Garden
Situation (KAWAI Touko)

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
c.Part B (end) by Toko Kawai's Community (4181d ago)
c.Situation (part a) by Toko Kawai's Community (4208d ago)
c.Sakura by Toko Kawai's Community (4050d ago)
Search for all releases of this series

Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
N/A

Forum

User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (469 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.28 / 10.0
10
 32% (152 votes)
9+
 23% (106 votes)
8+
 19% (89 votes)
7+
 14% (66 votes)
6+
 5% (25 votes)
5+
 4% (18 votes)
4+
 1% (4 votes)
3+
 0% (1 votes)
2+
 0% (1 votes)
1+
 1% (7 votes)

Last Updated
July 8th 2016, 9:28pm PST


Genre

Categories

Category Recommendations

Recommendations
N/A

Author(s)

Artist(s)

Year
2003

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
801 Media (1 Volume - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #698 increased(+216)
Monthly Pos #1537 increased(+342)
3 Month Pos #2425 increased(+942)
6 Month Pos #4372 increased(+171)

List Stats
On 133 reading lists
On 168 wish lists
On 1384 completed lists
On 14 unfinished lists
On 341 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

Forum Posts
No topics currently in the forum, view the forum or add a new topic now.

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by usefulness ]
 

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.

avatar
ALL THE STORIES   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Himeowchama
February 13th, 2017, 7:22am
WERE LIT!!! (Tho i don't like the first story in the part where they're cheating behind their gfs, but fk it the story was great still)
THE STORIES WERE FULL OF EMOTION. I DIDN'T EXPECT THE STORIES TO BE THIS GOOD I SWEAR. IT IS A MUST READ!!! I LOVE ALL THE ONE SHOTS IN THIS MANGA BC THE SEMES WERE REALLYYYYY KIND AND THOUGHTFUL (And their love for the uke was realllly evident, unlike most yaoi mangas where lust is present instead of love) AND THE UKES WERE NOT ANNOYING.
THE LAST PAGE OF THE FIRST STORY, YOU COULD HONESTLY FEEL WHAT EMOTION THE MANGAKA WAS TRYING TO CONVEY, AND THAT'S THE FEELING OF NOSTALGIA. IT HONESTLY HIT ME HARD AND I JUST CAN'T--!!!
The second one shot was not really satisfying at first, BUT IT GETS BETTER I SWEAR.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
It started as a guy not wanting to be judged by his environment. He kept on denying his feelings for the other person involved. In the end, it all worked out well. But his last words were what hooked me. HE SAID <in his thoughts> THAT HE JUST WANTS TO <intimidate> //what he said was bully but I really don't like the word// THE UKE FOR NOW, BECAUSE HE'LL SPOIL THE UKE ROTTEN LATER (and he EVEN SAID THAT HE WILL BE WRAPPED AROUND THE UKE'S FINGER, AND THAT IS HONESTLYYYY SOOO CUUUUUUTE) AND I JUST CANNOT >///<

The third story was okay, I guess (maybe bc I lack undestanding with the situation they were into? idk) BUT STILL GOOD THO
And the first story was seriouslyyyyyy cuuuuute!!! At first I thought that it was going to be a typical tyranny between a tsundere uke boss and a bully seme subordinate, BUT I WAS IN FOR A SURPRISE!!!!

A MUST READ!!!
//I love this manga sooo much I lost count of the number of times I updated my comment just to clearly express how I feel

... Last updated on February 25th, 2017, 9:34am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
[bónd(z)] : you have to read it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Yoshimasa
October 16th, 2014, 3:38pm
Bónd(z) is one of the very first yaoi I ever read and it is one of the few I like to read again: every time the same intensity. I like very much Overdose and Cut too, but Bónd(z) has that kind of passion you won't easily find in other mangas, expecially one-shots. Read it. Then read it again and again.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Damn the title story is good   
Rating: N/A
by OmNom
September 8th, 2013, 2:48pm
I love the first a.k.a title story so badly that I just can't help re-visiting it once in a while. It's not exactly your standard feel-good type of story that you'd normally come back to so as to boost up your energy and self-esteem but rather the type that's strangely addicting and gripping, so much so that I for one can never leave it alone.

Other than that the rest of the stories are just -Meh- I guess. Didn't quite offer anything to me to say the least. Mediocre is a stronger word to put it. If I could rate this based on the first story alone I would definitely give it a perfect 10, but because this is for the whole volume I can't really be so biased, so unfortunately I'll just have to leave it unrated .
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
is just sweet not hot ¬¬'   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by mimi639
March 10th, 2012, 10:15am
like.. i get it.. it's all lovely and pretty, and there's soo much love.. i'm like.. damn! put something more real! LOL , life it's not that sweet! my teeth hurt just bye seeing this! LOL,
don't get me wrong the art is stupidly perfect but is just SO PRETTY! makes me wanna throw up
i dunno i'm a drama queen maybe this was just too happy 4 me ajajaj
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Supreme Narration   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by mahanxi
December 31st, 2011, 5:39am
The art is clearer than most of Kawai-sensei's works and the story is simple, as are the characters, but the narration--oh the narration!--of this story is absolutely driving. Much of it is owed to the translators for keeping the artistic, fluent voice in which it was written, but the fact remains that this story's key element, what keeps it all together, is the narration.

Generally, we think of manga as being centered around plot and art, but Kawai-sensei proves that's not necessarily the case in this poignant and beautiful one-shot.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
so hot   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by whitespade
December 21st, 2011, 12:37pm
the first story make me breathless. i feel the burn of summer in this cold winter while reading it. my heart just speed up reading about their spiral onto themselves. gah, i want that kind of burning love too!
second story is very sweet. the third story is even more so, but tinge with melancholic air. such despair. the fourth story have a feel good vibe in it. put a smile in my face

all in all, they are good stories. the art may be below average and look a wee bit unnatural, but the stories will carry the manga gracefully.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
It's a Mix, but a Good One   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by sofistree
October 3rd, 2011, 3:30pm
I really liked the first two stories. The third wasn't my thing at all (I don't like fantasy/fairytale stuff much). The fourth wasn't one I liked much either. For some reason, on the last two stories, the art lost a lot of its emotive qualities and the stories got stiffer. I don't know why, and I didn't like it.

Okay, in the second story, if my kid's teacher said something like that to him, we would have WORDS. Big fat words that could end in her working at Target away from children. That made me so mad and so sad.

For the first two, I give them a 9/10.

For the next two, I give them a 6/10.

... Last updated on September 25th, 2016, 6:24am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
The best one-shot ever.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kurosu_yuuki
April 1st, 2011, 9:16pm
WHAT? How come haven't' reviewed this yet?! As many others of Kawai-sensei's, this is one of my favorite manga of all time. I've read it countless times, know the exact words from each dialogue, and it still makes me cry every time.
While the first two stories (Bónd(z) and Situation) make you cry as hell, the third one (Fairy Garden) touches you and leaves you with a broken-hearted/happy feeling at the same time. The last one (Sakura) is my least favorite but it's only because I don't like younger ukes when they're totally inexperienced and way more naïve than the semes.

I will only properly review the two first stories since they're my favorites.
Anyways, Bónd(z) is, in my opinion, the best one shot I've ever read. It doesn't have to be longer or even show more for the story to be just perfect, because their emotions are just on the surface and astonishing even without so many pages. I actually don't know quite right how to describe such a beautiful title, but I can say that their love is everything you need: obsessive, lustful, full of angst, deep and intense.
Tomo is probably one of my favorite ukes of all time: even though he's actually able to provoke Keita, which isn't very common in the yaoi world, he's also just as insecure as every uke, and that leads him to end up basically causing all the twists to the plot. He's the one who can't stand being just friends with Keita after they've slept together and kissed him. He falls in love with him and gets terrified by the thought of jealousy. He finally runs away from everything and leaves their relationship hanging. Have you guys ever though about what would happen if they never got to meet again? They'd be both in love with each other for life and unable to EVER say that clearly. This misunderstanding is just too beautiful, because even the thought that they were in love but wasted two years apart is full of pain. For me, they've been in love way before having pierced each other's "ero parts". From the first time they have sex already, they couldn't seem to forget the feel of the other's body. And even though we don't get Keita's point of view in all of this, to me it's pretty obvious he felt the same from the beginning. Right from that part where he kissed Tomo after the first time they've slept together. But, as he said it himself, he couldn't get to express it. He was just as afraid as Tomo. The final scene is just perfect and amazing. Of course, we all wish it was longer, but every good manga leaves things subtle and that's what makes it special.

What I like about "Situation" is precisely that they're in love with each other since FOREVER but can't say it. Akira's a little bolder, but even him is afraid of screwing their friendship because Yoh never send any signs that he likes guys too. What's more impressive about that story is the way Kawai-sensei makes Yoh go insane with his feelings for Akira. He can't stand them and it's just too sad. And the ending is really something! I love this paring, they're so cute and it's such a touching story! I love it.

Read it NOW *-*

... Last updated on April 1st, 2011, 9:17pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
A gem!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by HautxTalons
January 29th, 2011, 9:25pm
I've been looking for something like this for a very long time. It's one of those few manga that rely on good stories and great characters to keep you interested. It's very hot, and touching in places, without having to include really any graphic images at all. I was hooked from page 1.. give this a shot if you're looking for a great read.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
Best one-shot   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jellaaay
December 3rd, 2010, 12:10pm
Bondz got me speechless. No matter how many times I re-read it I'd still tear up. Reading this manga was like watching Titanic after having watched it so many times. What I mean is, don't you start crying right when Jack was about to enter the ship? For those that did, ever wonder why? Cause you know that going in that ship will change his life forever..and in your mind you're screaming "Noooo! dont get in that ship!" Well same thing goes for bondz..for me,
Spoiler (highlight to view)
the "entering the ship" incident would quite recemble the "piercing" part in Bondz. But with this, you'll start crying cause you know that the abstinence that they're about to take would deepen their relationship which later caused Tomo to run away cause he was afraid.
Ahhh, so many things I want to point out. It's such a fabulous one-shot and the way the mangaka ended it was just priceless..I mean, THE BEST really. Read this over and over and you'll never regret. Beautiful story. Beautiful art. Hearthfelt words. Just amazing

... Last updated on December 12th, 2010, 1:47am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
  Pages (2) [ 1 2 ] Next Page
Show  entries per page 


You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
Manga Search
MANGA Fu
MEMBERS
TEAM-BU


footer