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Barairo Mitsubachi  
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Description
After the untimely death of his parents, Aoi was taken under the wing by the super-rich chancellor of the Tachibana Academy. Though Aoi is now a student there, he still hasn't met the chancellor. Meanwhile, Aoi is being persuaded by his bully teacher, Sakurai, and falls in love with him! Is Sakurai the chancellor? Aoi always wonders since Sakurai wears the same rose scent like the chancellor. Will this honeybee be able to resist such a sweet trap?

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
ばらいろミツバチ
玫瑰色蜜蜂
蔷薇般的蜜蜂
Rose Honey Bee
Rose-Tinted Bee

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.2-5 + Extra (end) by Fantasyshrine (2105d ago)
c.Oneshot by Forever More (3188d 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: 7 / 10.0 (143 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.01 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 5th 2014, 12:11am PST


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Year
2006

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Hanaoto Gorgeous (Houbunsha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #885 increased(+118)
Monthly Pos #1573 increased(+292)
3 Month Pos #2270 increased(+287)
6 Month Pos #2654 increased(+14)

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On 94 reading lists
On 84 wish lists
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Decent   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by Alwerien
August 9th, 2012, 8:19am
Nothing too great of a story..the characters were very stereotypical and I haven't really enjoyed them that much. Aoi was very childish and whiny, yet wanting to be seen as an adult while Kazuoki is just insanely possessive and pervy. But it was readable. What I really enjoyed was Imai and the last story that revolved around Imai and Shinohara. Both of them had much more personality than the main pair and were quite easy to relate to and like, especially Imai.
.....And I have a thing for hot infirmary teachers with ponytail.

It's not a bad read, but it depends on how much you like or dislike the main characters. If you can't find it in you to like them, try to at least read the fifth chapter.
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Barairo Mitsubachi   
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by aiuso
March 19th, 2012, 7:45pm
The art is tolerable, but it does look a bit botched in places, the story line is okay, but the characters are a different story.
I wasn't bothered much by Sakurai, but dear me, Aoi irked me multiple times throughout the series. He's the type of uke that I'd prefer not to encounter in a manga, and if it wasn't for my habit of finishing a manga no matter what, I probably would've stopped reading after the first of Aoi's hissy fits.
It's all right as a whole, but it's not something totally memorable. The only reason I remember this series, though, was definitely because of Aoi, and that wasn't meant in a light way.
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the art is conventionally pretty   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by pleochroic
April 29th, 2011, 9:40pm
though nothing special, and i wouldn't recognise the mangaka from her art. the story is insipid; the bratty kid who throws tantrums every chance he gets -- and then screams that he doesn't want to be treated like a kid -- is paired with a not much more mature, much older man, who's possessive for no reason whatsoever, but can't find it in himself to keep a simple promise for the kid's birthday. i dislike both of them. the second story's characters are on stage too short for me to care, the infirmary doctor has at least some personality, but the secretary is just bland.

the daddy long legs trope isn't used well, and i really hated the denouement, because naturally the kid had to not only be under age, but also dolled up in a dress. lots of cliches here, none of which are executed interestingly,
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Oriolidae
February 4th, 2011, 3:46pm
The art was nice enough, but the story was a bit shallow in a way. Aoi really acted like a child, even though he constantly screamed that he didn't want to be seen as a kid. So that was quite contradicting. Nonetheless, it was okay entertainment.
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Cute   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Sakura_Hikizaki
September 6th, 2009, 3:19pm
Love the art..but the story was average. It was ok...as I did bother to finish it. But I won't be reading it again anytime soon.

It as cute reading to see if Aoi would figure out that his chancellor was sakurai . ^^
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Ugh   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Yuenchi
February 23rd, 2009, 8:38am
For some reason I hated this one. Both main characters grated on me, and their problems seemed too unimportant and pointless. Basically I also hated the artwork, so perhaps that plays a part in my dislike. It's not that I'm expecting much more than entertainment from my Yaoi, but this one simply didn't entertain me at all. Anyway these two main characters, both uke and seme were ugh... I was sooo grateful for the last chapter because at least it wasn't about them anymore!
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first comment   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by ragec
January 9th, 2009, 12:30am
Eh no comment yet?! I really liked the ART and the outfit of the characters especially Aoi. The Story was good, it was funny and no angst. The only thing i hate is sometimes the uke can get so whiny and get on my nerves. Everything was good including the story involving the secretary.
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