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Dear Green: Hitomi no Ounowa  
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Description
Volume 1:
1-5) Hitomi no Ounowa
Eight years ago, Yajima and Outomi met in high school, through Ryouko, Yajima's best female friend and Outomi's girlfriend at the time. Ryouko remained in their home town, but Yajima and Outomi moved to Tokyo and remained close friends through university, and after Yajima dropped out. Yajima feels comfortable with Outomi -- unlike with his girlfriend. Then one day Outomi kisses another guy just to see what it would feel like, and Yajima gets agitated beyond what seems reasonable for even a close friendship.

Side story - xx Happier
Feeling down in the dumps, Narusawa Atsuki goes for a walk and runs into fellow university mate Tsutsui Ryouji. Thinking that he is also down on his luck, he invites him for a drink.

Volume 2:
6-11) Hitomi no Ounowa
Yajima is upset that Otoumi got smashed with Uchiyama.

Extras:
Stalking Baby
The last thing that the son of the owner of an eatery expects when he confronts a youth that has been stalking him is a confession.
The Direction of Desire
The feelings regarding the kiss shared between Otoumi and Uchiyama from the latter's view.

Volume 3:
12) Yajima picks himself up after the snubbing from Otoumi. He tries to show that he means what he said.

13) Yajima starts his new job at the cafe near Otoumi's place.

14) Otoumi runs into Ryoko when he goes to attend his sister's wedding.

15) Yajima waits anxiously for Otoumi's return from his sister's wedding. With time on his hands, he starts to ponder about his growing feelings for Otoumi.

16) Otoumi and Yajima go shopping for a mobile phone and run into Miura and her friend that was interested in Otoumi.

17) It has been 3 years since Yajima started working at the cafe near Otoumi's place, and he starts thinking about opening his own cafe. Just at that time, Otoumi comes across a very attractive ad for a shop-house.

18-21) We catch up to Otoumi and Yajima in the present time as seen in Dear Green, and events continue on shortly after that.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Dear Green (Sequel)

Associated Names
ディア・グリーン 瞳の追うのは
深瞳之戀
眼神的方向
À la recherche de ton regard (French)
Dear Green: Hitomi no Onowa
Hitomi no Ounowa
Hitomi no Ounowa (Dear Green)

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.21 (end) by Bliss (1571d ago)
v.3 c.20 by Bliss (1581d ago)
v.3 c.19 by Bliss (1607d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (411 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.56 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 12th 2014, 11:08am PST


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Recommendations
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Year
2005

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Rutile (Gentousha)
Rutile Sweet (Gentousha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #796 increased(+343)
Monthly Pos #1967 decreased(-78)
3 Month Pos #2298 increased(+70)
6 Month Pos #2493 increased(+129)

List Stats
On 336 reading lists
On 238 wish lists
On 1097 completed lists
On 23 unfinished lists
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Especially ordinary, ordinarily special!!   
Rating: N/A
by sunnyme
July 9th, 2010, 6:15pm
I really love Fujiyama Hyouta sensei's works. And this is no exception. She takes her time to tell her story, there is actual development in the way the characters fall in love, a coherent plot, beautiful art, and other elements usually missing from most yaoi manga that makes her work such a pleasure to read. It sets itself apart from the others just as much by what it DOESN'T do as by what it does - loads of smex, overly demonstrative gestures or passionate declarations of undying love, rich manipulative semes, tiny helpless ukes, high drama conflicts and resolutions - which, don't get me wrong, I love that stuff too but it's so refreshing to stumble upon such a quietly told, cliche-avoiding story among the other run of the mill stuff.

And have to say, every time she draws her men leaning into a kiss, it makes me clutch my heart! No gasps, no moans yet so much more effectively sexy than all the tongue-entwining, open-mouthed kisses other mangakas come up with!
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greaaaaaaattttt story!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by satani
January 4th, 2008, 7:46am
Spoiler (highlight to view)
I love the serie that I could die happy ^^, in the sequel http://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=3598, they get married and live happily under the same roof at the beginning, so nomatter how the end in this prequel is, I still dont feel disappointed. And this story is only the prequel that Fujiyama-sama draw after Dear Green (sequel) 2 years, that's mean she only wants to make clear about how Otoumi and Yukari develop their feelings.. I'm sure she's drawing more.
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omg   
Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
by elenaluz
December 16th, 2007, 6:21am
I love this series. I love how Fujiyama-sensei captures the complications of falling in love after 5 years of friendship, the fear of losing a close friend, the frustrations, the feelings of one person being more in love than the other, the dance between these two as they alternately push forward and give in to their fears. I also like how even though they're similar, it's easy to tell the characters apart. I also love how all of his/her characters are 3 dimensional, even Uchiyama, whom I still feel sorry for. I also love how Fujiyama-sensei beautifully captures the little moments: the gentle touches and the small gestures that make my heart melt.

Yeah, I agree with previous posters. Yay, sequel!

... Last updated on June 17th, 2008, 3:42am
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Slow   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Serendipity_
December 9th, 2011, 4:39pm
Definitly a slow-phased yaoi, although I wouldn´t want to call it yaoi because it´s basically no graphic sex or that much sex-scenes at all. I liked the plot, but 3 volumes was a bit long, I started to get bored at volume 2. The art was so-so, not good but not necessairly bad either.

What I liked the most was probably the characters, the uke wasn´t typically weak, girly or overemotional. They both gave me the feeling of equals, wich is a rare thing when it comes to yaoi-manga these days.

If you want a realistic, sweet and Slife-of-life kinda story, then you should definitly read this.

... Last updated on December 9th, 2011, 4:40pm
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Just wonderful.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sophie0
September 25th, 2011, 10:45am
There is nothing I don't love about this series. It's not only one of my favourite manga, it's also in my top five of favourite love stories.
This was one of the first manga by Fujiyama Hyouto that I've read, and now that I've read more by her I know that she is really good at taking her time and letting the story unfold slowly. Every time I reread this I'm taken aback by how realistic this feels, and by the way she can say so much with just a look, or a small gesture, between the characters.
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a favourite   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pleochroic
January 6th, 2011, 10:19am
this is so far my favourite of fujiyama's manga; its quiet and simple plot proceeds at a realistic pace. there is nothing stupid here; no stereotypes, no instant love, no high drama, no contrived misunderstandings; just two people who slowly grow from friends into life partners -- which brings its own problems, and they're dealt with sensibly. the art is very expressive; it says a lot with small gestures, and she captures the romance in those gestures so well. the manga even has a strong female character. i can't think of anything to change, so i guess this really is one of my rare 10s.

... Last updated on January 6th, 2011, 10:50am
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A very natural love story.   
Rating: N/A
by mahanxi
January 12th, 2012, 12:08am
This manga was really refreshing in that it avoided most of the usual yaoi cliches, including exaggeratedly femmy men (HATE that), illogical love triangles, and idiot girls. I can't say that any of the characters are outstanding, but they are portrayed as normal people very well, with more or less genuine behaviors and reactions. The plot is a little unexciting, but this is a nice read for a peaceful evening. If you're looking for smut, this isn't for you, but if you want a decently-paced romance, then certainly, try this one out.
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Amazing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sofistree
August 21st, 2011, 1:39pm
This one's unique! I love that the two guys met because of a mutual friend/girlfriend. And that all three are still friends even 5 years later.

The translation was good, the cleaner did a great job, the uke wasn't terrified of sex and the seme wasn't insanely controlling. The dialog is great, the emotions are amazing, and the story is well done. In my book, that's awesome.

By the end of it, I was in love with them both. <3

... Last updated on January 9th, 2014, 4:01pm
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au naturale?   
Rating: N/A
by keyracunan
August 2nd, 2011, 11:40am
if you've read too much dramatic/fantasy BL, then you might like this as a refreshment, because the story is very realistic and very 'your everyday life'.......... or not. Uhm well, because unlike in opposite-sex relationship, in reality same-sex relationships dont usually progress that slow. But oh well I leave that to your opinion and life experience.

Anyway, in my personal opinion the story is adorable, but not the kind of series I'd read any day or over and over - it's a story that's enjoyable to read, but I still can postponed it to read other series... it didnt leave a sense of "OMG DYING TO READ NEXT CHAP" to me, I havent finished the last 3-4 chapters until now.
But then again, whether you'll like it or not really depends on the mood you're in and what BL mangas you read before. I'm not agree that liking/not liking realistic BL has anything to do with maturity. In my case I feel like needing more sparks and adrenaline as I age, that I'm not into everyday-BL as much as I was years ago.

... Last updated on August 2nd, 2011, 12:11pm
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Yes, there's a sequel   
Rating: N/A
by ZeroNine
October 26th, 2007, 3:04am
There were errors with description and the chronological listing of the Dear Green series. I have corrected all and it should make sense now.
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