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Yuuutsu na Asa  
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Description
Upon his father's death, Akihito Kuze became a viscount at the age of 10. His smart, handsome young butler Tomoyuki Katsuragi has since managed all affairs pertaining to the viscountcy perfectly.
The talented and charismatic Katsuragi is very popular in their social circle; but as Akihito grows older, he becomes colder and more distant by the day - though still as faithful to the Kuze household as he has ever been.

Akihito is now a young man, and desperately in love with Tomoyuki. He determines to discover the reason behind his butler's inexplicable behaviour, and this is where their story begins...

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Manga

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Associated Names
忧郁之朝
忧郁的早晨
憂鬱な朝
憂鬱之朝
憂鬱的早晨
A Depressing Morning
Blue Morning
Ein melancholischer Morgen
Mañana Sombría (Spanish)
Melancholic Morning
Yuutsu
Yuuutsu

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.10 by Nakama (1059d ago)
v.2 c.9 by Nakama (1170d ago)
v.2 c.8 by Nakama (1223d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (381 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.63 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 29th 2015, 2:48am PST


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Year
2009

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Chara Selection (Tokuma Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
SuBLime (5 Volumes - Ongoing; Print)

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Monthly Pos #785 increased(+23)
3 Month Pos #806 decreased(-47)
6 Month Pos #781 decreased(-41)

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WHOA.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by keyracunan
August 4th, 2011, 10:31am
Dont you just want to kill a baby waiting for a next scanlated chapter? It's right, this is DRAMA, and not exaggerated, teen drama of an uke wondering how the seme feels for him while picking flower petals. It's MEN. Men's conversation. Men's thinking. Men's shape. Pretty, but no the-uke-looks-like-a girl-with-dick type of pretty. If you've gone bored with your whiny uke blushed miserably whenever his seme played basketball (or something like that), and cried dramatically while he was humped in the bed, then try this.
But again if you basically want to read porn with simple plot, don't read this.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Yeah yeah I'm a heartless bastard, but when Akihito (semi)raped Katsuragi for the first time I felt a sick sense of victory. It's like "Yeah, yeah do it! The cold bitch needs some lesson!"
It's not that I hate Katsuragi though, but he makes me DEPRESSED. (just like the title)


anyway, mangatraders have it till vol 8 the last time I saw

... Last updated on September 10th, 2011, 8:10am
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wow.   
Rating: N/A
by Trifoilum
April 2nd, 2010, 9:13am
From reading the 2 scanlated chapters, and the raws, I can say that perhaps this is one of, if not the, best yaoi master-butler up to date. The way it flows are like the usual Hidaka Shouko; not exactly melodramatic, a little bit tight and choking, and her men are one of the most pleasant, balanced men seen in yaoi, as far as body shapes are concerned. And again, she likes breaking seme-uke expectation..
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This is how relationships are forged   
Rating: N/A
by hiddenchumbu
September 15th, 2012, 11:02pm
My favourite work from Hidaka Shoko. This manga captures perfectly the tug-of-war between heart, mind and circumstance. The story's plot is well-thought out and has great build up and tension—every chapter I'm kept with baited breath waiting for the proverbial shoe to drop. Also one of the best taisho era mangas I've read as well. Everything is believable and the political drama sweeps you up.

One of my favourite things about her works is that the relationships are built up. They aren't pulled out of no where. The attraction between characters isn't pulled up out of thin air; you get a good sense of why they want/love each other, the struggles in the relationship and you're there from square one. One of my pet peeves is when characters (in any manga, not just a shounen-ai/yaoi) have an instant attraction to each other without much care about the *why.* Usually mangas can get away with instant attraction without much back story because the characters are well-drawn/good looking so the reader doesn't really mind, but in Shoko's works the foundation for their attractions are deliciously written.

Recommended. You will not be disappointed.
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A Classic   
Rating: N/A
by sailorbon
March 3rd, 2012, 3:04am
More than a classic, actually. A masterpiece would be the better term. Hidaka Shoko's work never disappoints me, but Yuutsu Na Asa is something special. Hidaka's always been very subtle with feelings and emotions, and that just makes sudden outbursts so much more powerful. It's got my heart throbbing from the beginning to the end. This is real angst, not your typically jealousy blushy high school drama. Great plot, excellent characterization, fantastical art, highly recommended.
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WHAT.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by doki-doki-kimochi
January 15th, 2014, 10:44pm
I don't understand the low ratings for this.
One, if it's because of the
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
"rape," obviously yeah, it's non-consensual for the most part of Katsuragi, but if you look further into it rather than a maddening moment I saw it as a hopeless, despair last act of Akihito to grasp at what he could of Katsuragi.

Two, if it's because of the "annoying" characters
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
okay I kind of was bothered by this AT FIRST. To me, it was annoying how Akihito was so clingy and desperate and whiny and all that jazz, but really I kind of see the point of it now. I've obviously read past that first part, and his change in character (yes he does change) allows for the interaction between Katsuragi and Akihito to be so much more compelling. In the beginning, Katsuragi is extremely cold to Akihito and the latter's seeking of attention is almost painful to watch. But as they change and it becomes more endearing, them having their original interaction as "painful" builds onto the angst when Akihito find out that SPOILER WITHIN A SPOILER Katsuragi was just going to take everything away from Akihito. BUT OBVIOUSLY, that's not the case, and their struggle is so beautifully crafted and full of loving angst.

Three, if it's because of the over-complicated plot/setting
what else do you expect? "Historical" genre label. "Taisho Era" category. And the over-complicated plot? I don't think it's over-complicated at all. True, there are many different characters and interactions, but it's one simple plot line that it focuses on and it's really not at all hard to manage. It was only hard for me because I started reading from Chapter 10 thinking it was Chapter 1, but other than that, the story is not difficult to follow. True, you may have to read it a bit slower to process the information and remember which Katsuragi did this and who this guy is and that, but I honestly think that makes it all more exciting- kind of like reading a novel that you want to thoroughly digest.

Other than that, if you can't stomach what I've said, then it's probably not the manga's fault but rather your personal tastes.

Just gotta say though, I love this manga to pieces (wasn't a big fan at first, but hey, it takes some getting into) and the art is gorgeous. The characters are in no way perfect (and sometimes I tend to read & like manga with more perfect characters which made me liking this a bit strange) but that's what's great about it. Definitely recommended.
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i'm addicted to this   
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by gwkimmy
September 8th, 2012, 9:21am
more chapters can't come out soon enough!

but really the history and political intrigue in this is spot on and super realistic, in turn making the angst and star-crossed-ness of the romantic angle even more poignant and gripping. at the same time i love how the barrier between the two characters is not, in fact, their difference in rank itself. it's their own selves and how each of them deal with their difference in rank that separates them. akihito in all his desperation seems to be willing now to burn and build every bridge necessary to get to katsuragi, and you can feel katsuragi's trepidation in watching akihito act so directly in the midst of all the politics around them and not being able to do much about it. it's a careful, dangerous, and very sexy dance they make.

hidaka shouko, you've done it again.
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Unexpectedly brilliant. Blows my doubts away.   
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by jadey
August 29th, 2014, 3:13am
Initially, I avoided this manga like the plague - the first two chapters had everything I HATED in a yaoi manga: younger brat seme, a cold uke, pathetic puppy love and then, ordered rape. I thought it was going to follow that pattern, and I couldn't understand why this manga was so respected.

A few months later, I forced myself to read it again, and having read till chapter 25, oh. My. Goodness. I couldn't have been more wrong; I've stumbled upon a gem of a work.

I thought Akihito (younger seme) was very pathetic in the beginning, the ordered rape was revolting to the extreme, but thank goodness, he matures a few chapters later, developing a shrewd, resolute mindset of his own, standing equal and occasionally, one-upping Katsuragi in his own games. People who used to regard him as a naive child are forced to change their opinions of him the moment he entered politics, and how he plays the game indeed. The story follows his perspective, but there're even times when I couldn't predict what Akihito would do. I absolutely love this kind of characterization, where in 25 chapters, he's virtually unrecognizable from his self in chapter 1! That's how good the story is.

And with Katsuragi, we learn a little about his personality and convictions, and how good is it to read moments whenever he's being thrown off his game by Akihito, and that mask just slips a bit and we see his REAL feelings bursting out? It is a bit of a cliche, but here, it is done wonderfully, and the unresolved tension between them is oh so heavy and delicious indeed. How far he had come, from heavy disdain for Akihito, to...something else. We get peeks of it in Katsuragi's unguarded moments, and that's all I will say in the matter.

To sum it up, bravo! People, do not pass up a chance to read this title like I almost did. You won't regret it.
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Such cruel love   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mashimaro12345
September 4th, 2014, 9:10am
I've always avoided historical yaoi manga because I've always thought that things would be slow paced till the point that I will lose interest.
However, this manga is the total opposite! Since page one I've been mesmerized with the characters, their different personalities, and the emotions portrayed with mere art are just amazing. I would say the characters here are very peculiar, in a good way unlike the usual yaoi manga and the character development is very good. I love it when Akihito becomes more mature for the sake of Tomoyuki, how the characters are somewhat vulnerable at times and during these situations they will find comfort in each other.
I love the way the author made them confess their feelings to each other, simple words but words that mean a lot.
Artwork of course, is splendid. The main thing that makes this manga so very good is its detailed plot with its unexpected twists and turns, making the readers crave for more. It's a masterpiece.
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True Masterpiece.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Namiya
December 12th, 2013, 7:48pm
This is, hands down, a true masterpiece.
It is long, develops at a steady and nice pace, has a great, interesting and exciting plot and very likable, understandable characters, that develop throughout the story.
The art style is just great... there's really no flaws what-so-ever; Hidaka Shoko sensei handles any situation perfectly well, not only anatomy but the facial expressions speak louder than words in this manga.
The sex scenes are incredibly steamy and emotional, and they are just frequent enough to keep you on the edge of your seat, anticipating the next while not feeling unsatisfied at all.
The whole setting and plot seems well researched, there's no plotholes or things that feel odd to me personally... yes it's heavy on politics and it has pages with a lot of talk - but as far as you don't mind that, it's a perfect manga.
I love the characters, both Akihito and Katsuragi, and what I love most in such pieces is the change in them... how they slowly change their opinion or view on things, how love slowly grows... how characters act in certain ways, affecting one another... it's all implemented so well!
Really, there's not one negative thing I can say about this.
I was drawn in from the start and unable to put this manga down until I reached the final so far released chapter. The only bad thing here is, that it is still ongoing, and will leave you wanting more!

If you are not into stories, just looking for the typical BL manga with dudes meeting and then hooking up, this might be too deep or boring to you, but anyone else, please do yourself a huge favor and read this!
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Very Solid   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by happyliez
January 2nd, 2010, 2:23am
Well I've only read the one scanlated chapter so far, but Yuutsu no Asa is quite delicious. Great build up, intriguing characters, kickass art (though I wonder again why the hell Kuze is blonde...), an air of mystery, can't wait to read more...
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