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Benkyou Shinasai! (TAKANAGA Hinako)  
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Kouta wanted to attend the same university as Akira but he was the only who passed. This year, will he be able to make Akira pass the exam ?


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勉強しなさい! (TAKANAGA Hinako)
濃情巧克力 (TAKANAGA Hinako)
Bittersüße Erkenntnis
Study Hard!

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v.1 c.5 + Extra (end) by Kira-Kira (2828d ago)
v.1 c.4 by Hochuuami & Memory For You (4035d ago)
v.1 c.3 by Hochuuami & Memory For You (4272d ago)
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Average: 5.8 / 10.0 (209 votes)
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February 25th 2014, 5:02am PST



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story's moral is questionable   
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
by pleochroic
April 15th, 2011, 10:43am
cheaters in BL always cause a story to get downrated here, no matter what. me, i don't mind per se; it all depends on what's being done with the cheating.

and here not enough is done. takanaga makes akira too easy to hate by not giving him any redeemable qualities to make up for the cheating, loafing, and money wasting -- he isn't at all conscious of it being a problem at the start, but that's just not enough, especially since he does continue it even after he realises that it hurts kouta; his personality is simply oblivious to that hurt being real -- until he experiences it himself. i don't like him; he's just that sort of unobservant, irresponsible, hedonistic user who can really get on your nerves -- unless you're one too. kouta is basically a solid, nice guy, but he too has issues to work out -- namely that his plans for the future never take akira's wishes into account, and that he continues to demand he work on getting into university even when it becomes very obvious that akira simply is not cut out for it, and doesn't want to.

takanaga almost manages to save this one, with both kouta and akira realising that they need to change things about themselves if they want the relationship to survive. but IMO it never quite gets there; akira is too over the top to be redeemed that quickly. and -- while it's realistic that a person wouldn't entirely change their ways -- it's not particularly fulfilling in a BL manga. akira remains carefree to a degree that makes one wonder whether he actually will be faithful. and kouta ends up revolving his entire life around akira -- again, it makes sense because he is that kind of person, but i am not sure i consider this a positive development.
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by MangoLuve
April 19th, 2011, 2:26pm
I am really mad at mangaka-sensei for this stupid ass ending. Me personally dont mind the whole cheating aspect of yaois cos i feel it spices up the whole thing but i only love it when the charecter gets revenge and THIS ADORABLE SEME TOOK NO REVENGE WHATSOEVER AND INSTEAD GOT SLAPPED!!! WTFFF!! im really mad =( i dont care if Akira cried in the end hes still a bastard... I should have listened to what the other comments so danm angry i mean at the end it was like 'he had hard core sex with a girl'...

... Last updated on April 19th, 2011, 2:38pm
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by eniko-kinga
April 1st, 2009, 10:49pm
I have to say this is the only manga from Takanaga Hinako that I don't like at all. I mean Akira keeps sleeping around and Kouta still works hard to be with him? I don't get this kind of thinking. The only good thing about this story is the artwork.
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Pisses me off.....   
Rating: N/A
by xxLOVE
March 18th, 2009, 12:16pm
I liked the manga but it pisses me off that Akira still sleeps with other people even after they "get together". I would've liked it so much better if he actually stopped sleeping around and be faithful.
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The worst!! I couldn't believe I just read that!   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Eternal_rain
September 14th, 2013, 10:17am
This is the worst yaoi I've ever read and I mean it. Not only the yaoi genre, it's the worst of the worst manga I've ever read.
One guy is totally serious and so devoted while the other guy cheats on him like it's a natural thing. He doesn't even think that it's wrong. He spouts nonsense like " Sex with a girl and a guy is different You're the only guy I will have sex with!" and 'I can't help going out with girls because I'm still young, it's something I want to do'. And he continues to have sex with girls behind the other guy's back like it's totally normal and that ends the story.
I mean what the heck was that. The moral and common sense of this story are to be questioned. It left such a bad taste in my mouth. I wish I had never picked it up.

... Last updated on September 14th, 2013, 10:22am
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Not for me.   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Namiya
December 29th, 2012, 8:59pm
Well, I understand it a comedy manga thus not to be taken seriously.
Still, I have to say that I didn't like it that much and the way Akira acts just rubs me the wrong way.
It's a bit too morbid to be funny, especially since the main character is obviously hurt and doesn't take it all like a big joke either...
I liked Kouta as a character (at least at the start of the manga), he was adorable but Akira was just one big FAIL.
As it is, I'd say it doesn't work as a comedy, it doesn't bring across the pure comedic view on serious topics like infidelity, lying and simple bad characters.
I'm not saying that comedy cannot handle big topics like that, but it has to *feel* funny when you read it, like you just cannot take it seriously and it makes you laugh with the way character react.
That's totally fine, but here, you just feel really bad for Kouta and you start hating Akira for being a jerk constantly.

Too bad, because it was interesting seeing one of Takanaga Hinako's earlier works but well, the story wasn't mine so I skipped through it pretty much.

Only points I'm giving are for the art.

I'd only recommend this to die-hard Takanaga fans or people who don't mind the main character constantly being hurt and abused in pretty tasteless ways, and the general attitude that "because it's a comedy, it's okay".

... Last updated on December 29th, 2012, 9:04pm
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I'm sorry what?   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by MaZzAx
October 10th, 2011, 5:02am
'I can't help going out with girls because I'm still young, it's something I want to do' - sorry pal but shut up.
I have to say that is one of the worst lines I have ever read in a manga. What a feeble excuse.
Reading the manga up till that point was touch and go anyway, the sleeping around even though he knew his friend's feelings and expecting him to understand did not make a good story.
And the simultaneous confession was boring too.
It was like there was nothing good about this manga bar its nice artwork.

... Last updated on October 10th, 2011, 5:03am
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Wow. This was completely terrible. Don't waste your time.   
Rating: N/A
by jTokki
April 5th, 2014, 7:03pm
(Probably spoilers ahead) Akira is the most selfish guy I"ve ever read about in a manga. Souta is so cute, devoted, and in love with him and Akira returns this love by sleeping with girls behind his back like it's normal and forcing him to quit his studies and become a manager for his new whim of wanting to be an actor. He only ever even sleeps with Souta when he wants to or when he's not with some other girl and he doesn't even let Souta say no. This is the stupidest thing I've ever read! I know it's supposed to be a comedy, but it's really not written in good taste. I can't get behind someone being so selfish and expecting everyone to cater to every one of his whims and desires.

Especially the end! They'd been dating for SO LONG and it ends about how Akira "had hardcore sex with a girl" when he was away from Souta for 2 months. What even?! How can that be funny?

Don't waste your time.
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cheater bastard   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Yhangong21
May 7th, 2014, 12:17am
Ahhhhhhh I really hate the uke. I feel sorry for the seme he loves him so much.I thought that the uke will never cheat after the seme hospitalized but when he begin being an actor he cheated again. So stupid

... Last updated on August 8th, 2014, 1:18am
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Seriously...What in the world happened?   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by starish6
March 7th, 2013, 3:55am
No, no, no...Takanaga Hinako, what happened? That was strange. I'm sorry. I really love Takanaga-Sensei and I'm a huge fan of her manga but this one was just so...weird? Wrong?...I don't know...

Usually, her mangas make me happy because they're really cute and stuff, but this one didn't do that for me...
Maybe it was the characters...? I didn't really like Akira or Kouta's personality and even though that's just my opinion, they felt really weird. Akira was a rude jerk and Kouta was just dense and naive.

There was some hidden potential, though. I just think the manga couldn't find it.
(Also, I find it funny that almost everyone dislikes this manga.)

... Last updated on November 30th, 2013, 8:22am
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