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Memai  
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Description
Series of 5 oneshots:

1) Dizzy (Memai) (also is chapter 4 in manga "Slow Starter")
Koutarou's childhood friend Te-chan invites him to his home. Koutarou thinks it's weird since they haven't hung out together in years, but the carnage at Te-chan's home sends the boys running away together. Is Te-chan really bad? If so, why doesn't Koutarou leave him?

2) Slow Starter (also is chapter 1 in manga "Slow Starter")
two boys who do track and field together, one of them has fallen in love but is it reciprocated?

3) Teikuu No Akaitsuki (低空の赤い月)

4) Hitokui (人喰い)

5) CAMPAS

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
めまい
Dizzy

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.3-5 (end) by The End (621d ago)
c.2-Slow Starter by Shi-ran (3737d ago)
c.1-Dizzy by Shi-ran (3753d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 7.1 / 10.0 (49 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.96 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 13th 2015, 9:12am PST


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Year
1997

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Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #991 increased(+148)
Monthly Pos #2328 decreased(-11)
3 Month Pos #3523 increased(+1015)
6 Month Pos #6453 decreased(-8)

List Stats
On 48 reading lists
On 82 wish lists
On 199 completed lists
On 7 unfinished lists
On 108 custom lists

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Weak   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Tentacle
November 1st, 2016, 8:17am
I really like Tanaka Suzuki but this isn't very good. No oneshot stand out. If I had to pick one that I like better it's the first one, Memai, because I've always been drawn to the story and wishing that it had been longer and more fleshed out.
But overall this is just a reminder of why Tanaka should stick to more lighthearted and comedic stories. Overall the themes here are dark, but they aren't explored properly.
But I think it's important to keep in mind that this are works from 1997 and earlier, a time in which manga was told in a completely different way. They are times of their era in a way, which is pretty interesting to read on its own.

... Last updated on November 1st, 2016, 8:18am
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Severely underdeveloped   
Rating: N/A
by calstine
April 8th, 2015, 12:57am
There were some interesting concepts and good characters here, but at the end of the day, Memai fails to deliver satisfactorily on either account. I feel that Tanaka Suzuki's the kind of author who simply can't write oneshots, because all but the fourth chapter in this collection felt more like the prologues or epilogues of much longer stories.

Memai -- The premise wasn't bad per se, but the two main characters' actions and thought processes were pretty baffling, to say the least. Perhaps if a few more chapters had been spent on exploring their lives and personalities I'd have understood and sympathised more. 3.5/10

Slow Starter -- Typical romance/BL plotline. Unoriginal, with dull characters and very awkward development both character-wise and relationship-wise. 2.0/10

Teikuu no Akaitsuki -- Felt like the 1st chapter of a ~10-volume series, and therefore grossly inadequate as a oneshot. 2.5/10

Hitokui -- The only story in the collection that I didn't regret spending my time on. For its length, it was a fairly entertaining exploration of twisted love both familial and romantic. 7.0/10

Campus -- Would have worked better as your typical single-volume BL school-life comedy, but a failure as a oneshot: the premise had only barely been established before the story abruptly ended. 2.5/10


Tl; dr -- Just read the fourth story. [But note that it's a (tragic/unrequited) het romance, with not a hint of BL in sight]

... Last updated on April 8th, 2015, 4:16am
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T_T   
Rating: N/A
by asrodeia
June 12th, 2010, 1:47pm
BUT
Spoiler (highlight to view)
he wasn't the one who killed them... which makes it so much more tragic :(

The first story was so sad. I can't remember if I finished this... were the rest also tragedies?
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