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Double Mints  
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Description
"We can't live without each other. You're my other half."

"I've killed a woman." The domineering voice on the phone was that of a high school classmate, Mitsuo Ichikawa.
Buried memories from the past resurface in the heart of a man with the same name, Mitsuo Ichikawa. It drags him right back into the passions of the past. They reunite as accomplices, yet their relationship as master and servant slowly changes into something new...

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
ダブルミンツ
双生薄荷糖

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Latest Release(s)
c.Drama CD Booklet by Dangerous Pleasure (477d ago)
c.Extras 1-2 by blthings (411d ago)
v.1 c.6 (end) by Dangerous Pleasure (1215d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (346 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.99 / 10.0
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August 3rd 2014, 7:01am PST


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Year
2009

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Serialized In (magazine)
Mellow Mellow (Ohzora Shuppan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Digital Manga Guild (1 Volume - Complete/Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #661 increased(+245)
Monthly Pos #1347 increased(+138)
3 Month Pos #1817 decreased(-33)
6 Month Pos #1807 decreased(-112)

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On 236 wish lists
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Brilliant   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NightAir
July 26th, 2011, 12:42am
An exceedingly dark story that isn't quite so dark once you get over it. You think about it after you finish it. And maybe you'll read it again like I did.

We have two protagonists: Mitsuo and Mitsuo, both with different names, but their personalities couldn't be any different. The mangaka does wonders with this setting - more than dark, their motives aren't the pure love or anything of the sort that makes boys love ridiculous. Their continuing reliance on one another is astounding. Their history, even more so.

It's a brilliant read, sex isn't just sex for the sake of it - there's plot to it, and the entire story, long after you finish it, leaves you think about it. Though I would've liked to see more, having only one volume is an excellent move for keeping us enthralled in this story that's not too long and loses itself, but not too short and doesn't leave us with enough.
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Twisted   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by citrusfruit
March 30th, 2012, 5:02am
This manga will definitely be one I'll be reading over and over. Unlike the usual fluffy stories on puppy love, this revolves around trust and belief that they will always be there for each other.

The first thing that captivated me of this manga was their eyes. Something so dark yet pulling are in both of their eyes, and I understand what Mitsuo meant when "He murdered me with his eyes"

The intricately deformed relationship doesn't seem as ideal as some readers think - but there's a lot more hidden under all the apparent humiliation and hate. Despite the warped personalities and horrifying feats, in truth, they care for each other, much more than a simple dog-owner relationship, in my opinion. Strongly recommended, although it may be for more of the eccentric tastes.
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A dark and beautiful tale   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by cherrykookie
September 24th, 2011, 12:52am
I love this author's works.. she is great developing characters and story telling.
Personally I loved this- its dark and touches on serious issues, so some will not like this.
The two character's relationship is beautiful and sad. The way they are entwined together by their names and past signifies the deep bond they have. Another thing i liked was how the 'master' was the uke. Anyways, some parts were cruel in the beginning, and warped, but it is what made this a great psychological read.

... Last updated on September 24th, 2011, 12:54am
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Ahhh so good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lifeincircuit
September 8th, 2011, 8:44pm
This has been one of my favorites since I first read it. I love every part of it. I would be a very happy girl if this were to be licensed. I also quite enjoyed the oneshot.

The whole thing is quite dark. Never cheesy and somehow manages to avoid feeling contrived even though the story veers in to territory where it is very easy to slip over that line. Wonderful story telling and extremely artful illustration. This is very clearly not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but it is brilliant as far as I'm concerned.
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Oh This is a Good One   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Alestair
May 1st, 2013, 1:31am
I knew I'd love this one as soon as he opened the trunk with the dead woman inside. Double Mints boasts a dark and gritty story revolving around two eccentric personas. There's a bit of a power play going on between the two MCs and as the story goes on you have to wonder which one holds more influence over the other.

There's a lot more going on behind the master-slave relationship and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a story with a psychological aspect behind it. The story has a nice flow to it and it never falls victim to stagnancy. The art's different- some may not like it, but personally I loved it.

... Last updated on May 1st, 2013, 1:33am
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So this one is interesting...   
Rating: N/A
by firefly084
May 16th, 2011, 4:55pm
I found this book absolutely fascinating (like almost all of her work) and beautiful (like all of her work). My only issue is with the translation...see below if you have read all five chapters:
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Chapter 5 page 17: This wouldn't be a huge issue if almost the entirety of the plot hadn't been expressed through sex; masochism, sadism, dominance, submission, love, something else, etc. I found this when only the first two chapters were translated, and because I loved the art and Coponicus no Kokyuu so much, I found the raw and translated bits and pieces myself. In the Dangerous Pleasure Scanlation, they translate it to "I want to be broken." Now, in Japanese, I don't know if the verb 壊れる has the same connotation as "break" does in English, but when I read that it seemed romanticized--as if using the word brea implied he expected to be put back together. I was rather confused when people were saying it was a happy ending, because I never saw it that way. Also, the extra at the end goes further into how much he had given up on life, and rough, painful sex is all that reminds Dark!Mitsuo that he's still living. He also seems to just be nonchalantly waiting for the day he stops breathing, which is very painful for Light!Mitsuo, who describes their life now as being protected from a storm under an umbrella. I teared up during the extra.

Anyway! Look up the raws, look at the extra chapter, and enjoy. This series is psychologically fascinating on so many levels, and beautiful in the way I missed from her early work.
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interesting...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chocoripeyes
January 25th, 2011, 7:03pm
Double Mints is very flowy, in terms of art and story telling. it's strange, but it's not the *sick in the stomach strange* ... it's interesting and touching and definitely deep. if you have an open mind, i highly recommend this one and all of her works.

... Last updated on August 7th, 2011, 12:13pm
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Beautiful and unique   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MangomyTango
November 24th, 2010, 6:54am
Omg...
the storyline is dark and emotional filled with angst!
the art is quirky, very clean, and beautiful in its own unique way. I just love it, would totally recommend anyone who wants to read a dark yaoi smile
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pondering over the story. . .   
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by egoamote
November 23rd, 2010, 6:31pm
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So in chp 4, the dark Mitsuo stabs himself after the light one watches a disc of the dark one getting raped. Then he wakes up in the hospital and he tells the light one that's he been reborn and kisses him. Okay. So seeing your "dog" (obviously more than that) see you being raped triggers you to stab yourself. What, you're filled with feelings of shame and embarrassment (of how low you sank) that you can just die (literally)? I'm just amazed at the self-harm that these people go through. They can never do it the easy non-violent way, can they? (then there wouldn't be much of a story)

It's interesting that this chapter starts out with the dark Mitsuo having sex with a prostitute, while the light one watches TV as he leans against the bed they're doing it on. Sort of like overcompensating. . . the dark Mitsuo reaffirms himself that he's still in control and denies the feelings of the light Mitsuo through hetero intercourse (might be a stretch in my thinking). Well like the prostitute said after having sex with the dark Mitsuo, they are a weird pair.


It's an interesting read as with most of her works. The emotions are intense, but restrained - hence the angst and hence the violent and disturbed actions between them. I wish this had a few more chapters (wouldn't mind a prequel that builds up to the reunion).

... Last updated on December 13th, 2011, 6:12am
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0_*   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by mica363
January 31st, 2010, 5:01am
Wow, I was not gonna even bother, but now I am completely enthralled. It has this exciting edge to it and the art is so unique (not my fav. but so captivating). It may just be because its 4am, but I am totally lost in this magnetic story.
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