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Sono Koi ni wa Wake ga Aru  
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Aoi, a first year student in all-boys high school, is a violent but beautiful boy. Viewing his good looks as a burden, he ruthlessly rejects every guy that approaches him. Until one day, Aoi notices Azuma, who’s been “observing” him quietly from the sidelines. To his surprise, Azuma’s attitude actually makes him feel safe, and he slowly fell in love?!


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Have an excuse in that love
Sono Koi niwa Wake ga Aru

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (418 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.45 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 23rd 2017, 6:16am PST



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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Himeowchama
February 20th, 2017, 9:55pm
IT'S REALLY CUUUUTE AND I LOVE HOW THE SEME DIDN'T FORCE HIS FEELINGS UNTO THE UKE lol nice strat btw it almost sound like he was manipulative (but he isn't, really) but I felt idk (Sad? disappointed?) to the uke for giving up his chastity easily (he protected it for four years!!!)
Tho the seme kinda makes up to him by being kind and spoiling the uke wayyy to much to the point that he treats the uke like a pet lolol makes me doubt the seme's love for the uke pfft I hope he didn't mistake a pet's love by a romantic love XD
Overall, this manga is sooo cute <3
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AWWW, So freaking cute!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Umi389
November 24th, 2016, 4:56pm
Gosh, this is just so good! Which is why I'm bummed that the prequel isn't fully translated. Are you kidding meconfused

Nice, light yaoi which is actually borderline yaoi but that's just perfect! How Azuma wins Aoi over is so funny and adorable and all the cat references! Geez! And the humour is spot on! So much goodness! I don't understand how people passed this one up.
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just average   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by kidoraku
July 5th, 2015, 3:19pm
I barely finished this. Although the art isn't bad, just average, the whole thing were dull and kinda boring. It's just an average high school yaoi. The story is way too long for that kind of plot, especially the inner dialogues, they were thinking and thinking all over again about small meaningless matters and it annoyed me a lot. On top of that the story is completely predictable, a total cliché. I'm surprised by high ratings, it don't deserve it at all. There's really nothing special about it.
I won't recommend it. Sorry.
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Rating: 8.4 / 10.0
by whitespade
August 20th, 2014, 7:32pm
i always love violent uke who try hard to keep his masculinity. this one is a perfect violent/ delinquent uke lovers out there! though the story is average, and the art just ok, the dynamic of violent cute uke with poker faced seme is not to be missed.
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dangerously high enjoyment level   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by noelle777
June 21st, 2014, 4:45pm
This is example of yaoi with pretty uke... done right. Azuma's personality is unique for a seme. Sex scene was way too rushed and even side characters agree with that.

Oh, and here are kittens, but they aren't drawn beautifully. Mangaka makes prettier people than animals. Cat-like characteristic of Aoi is cute by the way.

... Last updated on June 21st, 2014, 5:45pm
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Rating: N/A
by juls91
April 4th, 2014, 5:42pm
I was expecting more (not really) based on the comments and the rating... First of all this is not reeally yaoi, second the art isn't my cup of tea though is not terrible. The story is simple, there are cute and funny moments but really nothing great, it's whatever.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by letterbee96
June 22nd, 2013, 11:12pm
I had fun reading this! It was a nice story with cute characters and a rare type of Seme taming the Uke. Like most violent ukes, the semes are usually the type to almost always use sex or seductivity to restrain the uke but this was different in a very cute way~

In a nutshell,
a) love the artwork with all its pretty pages moments~~ (like toboso yana)
b) cute characters with a normal plot
c) recommended for any who needs'em

Seriously, it's good. But to some, it's just meh. So, dont actually take my comment to heart cuz you may or may not like it~

... Last updated on June 22nd, 2013, 11:13pm
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Nice Art, Nice Story. Don't worry about the Cats   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Dezi
March 7th, 2012, 8:28am
This was a nice little read. Don't worry about the cats though! This manga doesn't revolve around animals, they're just part of the plot. I hesitated before reading this one, because I really hate animal characteristics in BL. But thank goodness everything was fine and the taming of the shrew went on successfully. Since it wasn't your typical chliched BL manga, I didn't get bored at all while reading it, so I can definitely recommend this one.

... Last updated on March 7th, 2012, 8:33am
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Sono Koi ni wa Wake ga Aru   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by angelkurisutin
January 8th, 2012, 1:18am
So, so cute. I loved all the characters. Aoi had such a difficult time admitting his true feelings, and I thought it was kind of cool how the mangaka showed that not only with Azuma, but with the animals, too. His first reaction to the cats was adorable. And Azuma's character was so difficult to read throughout the manga, it was terribly amusing to see that confident grin at the end. He knew what he was doing haha. Tominaga's so cute, though, I hope his story with the president gets scanlated. And I kind of wish Akiba-sensei would do another story where they finally take things to the next level... >w< Anyways, this was a really cute read that I would definitely recommend.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by GrapeCherry
December 27th, 2011, 10:36pm
It's my ideal yaoi.Quiet semes, violent ukes, my rating is nothing below a ten for this. Though I'm not too keen on boys being so beautiful that they are like females, that sort of thing doesn't rock my boat. At least not for this type of manga; maybe within a brothel, yes? An all boys school, mehhh.
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