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1) The Sound of a Lonely Bell
Father Michael liked his best friend and was tormented by it. Viscount Hagen Ostendorf found out and took the opportunity to confess to Father Michael. Father Michael was shocked. Under Viscountís courtship, would Father Michael accept him?

2) The Flower of Captivity
As the powerless son of a rich family, Eugene is used to being manipulated for the good of the family name. But when he's captured by pirate Abram Roberts, his helplessness takes on a whole new dimension as the plaything of a ruthless buccaneer!

3) The Prince and I
Hired as a Japanese tutor to Prince Syd Musafaru Baan, Mishima Kenichirou is shocked when the prince immediately asks him to be his lover! Can Mishima educate his troublesome student to the intricacies of the Japanese language and defend himself from the prince's devilishly charming sexual harassment?

4) Bubbly Night
First Lieutenant Hirose has a reputation for purity, but his love for his seriously ill sister makes him thrown away his pride and be embraced by another man for money to support her medical care. Even though their relationship is monetary, Hirose can't help but notice how gently Harada holds him...

5) A Pure-Hearted Abortive Flower
When Yakuza Akira is given a incredibly dangerous mission he's not expected to survive, his "aniki" Kuga offers to treat him to something special to keep his spirits up. But Kuga doesn't expect Akira to say "I want you..."!

6) The Place That You Desire
After the war Masahito Takatou's family has lost the wealth and privilege that have insulated them for decades. But he has all he cares about, former servant and returned soldier Saeki Souji. Rescued as a child by the Takatou family, Souji's gratitude towards Masahito knows no bounds. Accepting that obligation has become painful for Masahito, who wants so much more from Souji than his "duty"...

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Associated Names
孤独の鐘が鳴る
The Sounds of a Lonely Bell

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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (97 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.38 / 10.0
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January 25th 2014, 4:03am PST


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Year
2008

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1212 decreased(-13)
Monthly Pos #2286 increased(+167)
3 Month Pos #3213 increased(+741)
6 Month Pos #4278 increased(+757)

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On 65 reading lists
On 89 wish lists
On 544 completed lists
On 2 unfinished lists
On 113 custom lists

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by MangoLuve
October 1st, 2011, 5:22pm
So i completely skipped the first preist story because i hate when religion becomes intwined with yaoi and BL because it conjures up unnecassery guilt and makes me feel dirty. Anyway, the second story was OK, i felt it was far too short and nothing really developed, but being a fan of stockholm syndrom synarios, i found it an easy read. The third story was bor-ing though i did like the change of culture though i couldn't figure out what culture he came from? I was torn between Indian and Middle-Eastern but then there were aspects of England? I dont think the historic context was really considered and the mangaka just threw together the things she wanted to see and in the end, that just left me lost as to figure out where it was set, where the prince was from and his name was rather ambigous. Jeez. Then there was the Military kids story which i felt had real potention to be a whole volume manga but it was all put into one chapter and felt almost like a summery of a manga. Because it was so fast, it was hard to grasp the main feelings that were meant to be felt in this manga (there was alot there) and i was just left high and dry in the end. And the same thing with the last chap *sigh* it hurts me to see good art, mediocre sex and cool storylines get ruined by being crammed into a single chapter.
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Worth Reading for Settings and Large Story Concepts   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
February 25th, 2010, 10:55am
Like the pattern of 2007's Kyokutou no Hanamuko, Maeda-sensei obviously puts a lot of effort into, and displays a great talent for ideas and settings. Alas, her talent is large concepts and sprinting, not details and endurance. The endings are again disappointing for most of this collection. All the stories have an idealized, typical "romance" ending. Usually, one partner is developed with some depth of psychology, while the other languishes, ignored and unremarkable or completely flat and unconvincing.
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lets see~   
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by juls91
July 13th, 2009, 3:57pm
my fav story was the 2nd story, i LOVED it!!!!! was really my fav ^^ the one about the pirates~ yay, the first story was ok... i didnt like what was happening at first~ but the end was nice... overall ... just bcz of the second story it was worth the reading~
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neither good nor bad, something to pass the time   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by fouloldron
June 27th, 2009, 11:09am
As with many manga the story is not brilliantly written, and neither is it particularly realistic in its representations of certain times, places and class structures.
The semi-graphic sex is rather bland, and at time of dubious or completely lacking consent.
However, this is mitigated by the sweet nature of the priest in the first story and the fallen aristocrat in the final piece.
I would not buy it, but I might borrow it from a library once.
Not brilliant, but readable if you're desperate and have nothing else but bl containing graphic rape.
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