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Katakoi Triangle  
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Description
From Midnight Scans:

Sekiya-san of the cultural library has an unrequited love for Yuuki-kun. The one who cares about Sekiya-san is the popular Kasai-kun, who is also Yuuki-kun's friend! And, what's this? Yuuki-kun is rooting for Kasai-kun?! It seems that everyone's feelings are one-sided... or are they?

Extra: Secret garden

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
单恋的三角关系
片恋トライアングル
Unrequitted Love Triangle

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.9 (end) by Titania (594d ago)
v.2 c.8 by Titania (603d ago)
v.2 c.7 by Titania (614d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (212 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.02 / 10.0
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April 3rd 2014, 8:07pm PST

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Year
2009

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Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa DX (Hakusensha)
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No

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Perfect for anybody tired of love triangles. Refreshing.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by elliemoran
July 23rd, 2012, 11:19pm
I hate love triangles. I find them irritiating, and boring, and usually contrived. So whenever I saw this manga was described as essentially a manga about love triangles, I'd walk away.

But I love Last Game, I was bored, and the tags looked really, really interesting, so I finally gave in. I was happy I did - this manga is very, very good - I've never come across a shoujo done in quite this way.

I found the narrator-style progression interesting, and the characterisation is very entertaining. The two male leads make me crack up especially.

... Last updated on July 23rd, 2012, 11:20pm
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Adorable   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by sculamio
November 15th, 2012, 11:57pm
Once again a hit by the same author of Last Game! I have to say, I didn't start this with high expectations, because I hate love triangles, but I decided to give it a go purely because of the author. In short, it is fabulous! The characters are or grow to be more likable in their own ways, especially Yuki who has to be one of the most unique members of a love triangle I have ever seen. The interactions are great, and the drawing is clean and pretty with a distinctive style.
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10 points for The Secret Garden   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Leris
December 11th, 2010, 11:51am
This is my first manga comment in baka-updates.
The main manga is nice, but I really love 'The Secret Gardent' one-shot at the end of volume 1
I really love it so I gave it 10.0 because I recommended this series ( just for one-shot, lol )
The main story isn't bad, in fact, it's good. But I post this comment in order to say that my main reason for 10.0 was one-shot at the end of volume 1
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GOOD LORD THE EXTRA!!!! TT_TT   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by timenchips
September 17th, 2013, 5:56pm
The extra story, Secret Garden, is one of the most beautiful things I've ever, ever read. Even if you don't read the main story, GO READ THE ONESHOT. That's why this is getting a 10/10 rating by the way.
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OMG THE EXTRA!!!   
Rating: N/A
by skywings
July 27th, 2013, 10:15pm
Overall I guess you could say this is the kind of manga that you read when you want to fill up your time. I found the love triangles cute, frustrating and overwhelmingly annoying at the same time which is not a first for me. The story was alright but I guess it wasn't the type of story for me. The ending was a bit disappointing and yet satisfying. It really is hard to describe this manga without contradicting myself. But I wanted to comment on the most was the extra 'The Secret Garden'. That was one of the best extras I have ever read!!! it was so bitter and sweet and cute and adorable =D Everyone must read the extra even if you hate the main story. Although it may not be liked by everyone I found it perfect.
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An actually good love triangle story.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Phosphatide
December 14th, 2012, 9:16am
Like the other comments, I too despise love triangles. Realistically, yes, there would be love triangles in most relationships whether you want them or not. Unfortunately, whenever most authors attempt to incorporate a love triangle into their story, the result is a mess of stupid drama and tension that makes it clear that the only reason why the triangle was added in the first place was to "give the story some dynamics" in a sense. They're rarely thought out properly, and in the end you have three characters who do nothing but be annoying (the person in the middle often is the worst case as you see nothing but constantly changing feelings for no reason).

So now we've come to this manga: a story that is itself a love triangle. I plunged in after reading the other comments about the manga, hoping to experience the same satisfaction despite the love triangle. I can happily say yes, I did. The triangle here is almost exactly how they should be written; it's nearly perfect. The relationships between the characters are played out beautifully, and the personalities of the characters definitely helped make the love triangle more tolerable (if not likeable). The love tension between everyone is clearly strong but it doesn't go out of proportion like other series, staying at a nice mellow level that keeps you interested but doesn't risk turning you away. I'm always wishing for the best for everyone, no longer am i crying out in anger "Why would you do that?!" or "Make up your mind!" towards the characters.

My only dissatisfaction is when the fourth character was introduced (spoilers oh no except not really, she's right there on the cover for this Baka-Updates page) she didn't get much exposure at all. She definitely aided in the dynamics of the relationships (and helped me because I much rather prefer love squares, good ol' even numbers) but because she came in late in a rather short series of only 9 chapters she didn't have much time to make a presence. It's a shame, I really liked watching the love square with all the different personalities running around, but the series ended too soon for me. Maybe one more volume would've done it, but in the end I think the way everything wrapped up was pretty good too.

If you enjoy love triangles, then you don't need to read my review or any of the others for that matter. You would already be reading the manga by now. If you're tired of them like I am, you will be pleasantly surprised by how good this one is. I can't recommend it enough.
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THE ONE SHOT!!   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by andy_f
October 11th, 2013, 3:48pm
The manga was alright; not great but not bad either so its good for a light read. HOWEVER the one shot/special chapter that was with it was definatly 10/10, it was incredibly beautiful and moving (even if it wasnt really what i thought it would be)
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Secret Garden.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Aoi-Tenshi
July 12th, 2013, 5:36pm
It wasn't the main story that I felt strongly about--it was the extra: Secret Garden that made me rate Katakoi Triangle higher than I would have. The main story was okay, I actually don't remember the specifics of it anymore. But the extra, ohgosh. It made my heart hurt so bad. Sooo bittersweet, sad, undeniably realistic. I felt crushed when I read the ending pages of it.

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"After Jack disappeared, there was only one letter with news of him...and that was...he lost his life in a far away, distant land."
I think I received a serious blow. My heart fell with those words. Why?? /cries.

If your heart hurt after Secret Garden and you would like to inflict another serious blow, give Inoribana's Souai Metaphysica a go. It's a oneshot with a similar story. OHGOD. Am I a masochist? The pain of both stories combined...

... Last updated on July 12th, 2013, 5:49pm
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So....Cute...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by PinkShippuden
January 5th, 2013, 6:31am
The way the characters are drawn makes their heads look big, but at the same time, it gives the manga more of a 'shoujo feel' (in my opinion) which pretty much means its cute...
All the misunderstanding and comedy is hilariously cute, so are the small romantic moments, and the arguments between the characters makes you just feel sad ..... T.T
Himemiya is a good friend towards Sekiya, and the fact that Yuuki is dense, just adds more cute comedy into this manga.
So, to sum it up, this manga is... Cute....
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Absolutely Beautiful   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by kyeoptae
December 15th, 2012, 2:31pm
I honestly would have given this manga a 10 but I guess endings that
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
leave you thinking "I wonder what would happen next?"
is just not my taste.
But only for those who have finished the series
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
doesn't the ending with all of them together and Yuuki pulling onto Himemiya's hair and Kasai laughing at the back with Sekiya make the reader think "Those pairs are going to end up with each other." That's the ending that got me thinking and kind of irritated me a bit but it was a good technique done by the author!

Although the manga's plot is actually pretty common with the Love Triangle and the bad boy falling in love with the girl who likes his best friend kind of thing, the author still made it so original and not like the predictable/cliche mangas out there.
I like how each one of them helped one another with sorting their feelings, doing what's best, and supporting each other even if you like that person. I honestly think that without Himemiya and Kasai, this manga would just be like any other love triangles, so it was a perfect combination of characters with the ones that know a lot about love and the ones that are pretty much begginers.
The art is absolutely adorable and there are also some scenes that made me laugh because of the cute chibis drawn by the author. (Chapter 9 page 12: Yuuki on the top right side)
I think the manga could've been longer by a few chapters though. The whole story is just so interesting that it makes you want to keep reading.

... Last updated on December 15th, 2012, 2:33pm
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