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

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Latest Release(s)
c.Part B (end) by Toko Kawai's Community (3053d ago)
c.Situation (part a) by Toko Kawai's Community (3081d ago)
c.Sakura by Toko Kawai's Community (2922d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (432 votes)
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October 18th 2013, 12:05am PST


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Year
2003

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801 Media (Complete)

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[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.
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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 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. Thus I really couldn't care less about them. 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 .
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i love this mangaka   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by nezushi
November 25th, 2012, 8:43pm
i love Touko Kawai's works. Her manga's are unbelievably beautiful and i adore the slice of life feeling that is portrayed through every manga she makes. The characters and their relationships with each other is outstanding because the love shown through each scene is so mesmerizing and i just can't get enough of it. Bondz is definitely one of her best works asides from Cut. The storyline is so lustful yet the atmosphere is refreshing at the same time.

This is Definitely a memorable manga for me.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.

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

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

... Last updated on October 3rd, 2011, 3:30pm
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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
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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.
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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,
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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
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