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Merry Checker  
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Blogger, Shio, meets up with some friends he met online through his blog. He is going to meet Miya (supposedly female), a blogger he hasn't met yet. He is surprised to find out that Miya is a very tall man who has a very calming effect on others.


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v.1 c.5 + Extra (end) by Dangerous Pleasure (705d ago)
v.1 c.4 by Dangerous Pleasure (1175d ago)
v.1 c.3 by Dangerous Pleasure (1260d ago)
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Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (430 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
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June 26th 2014, 8:06pm PST



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Chara Selection (Tokuma Shoten)

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So Sweeeet   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
February 8th, 2014, 9:59pm
I love this story!! No, I love all of Suzuki Tsuta's works. They're really awesome and all of them have this fuzzy and warm atmosphere when you read them. And the jokes is so retarded that I kept on smiling when I read the manga. All in all, it's a must read.
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Amazing character   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by KittyTeea
October 24th, 2013, 9:53am
This piece was truly interesting due to the unusual uke. Shio was the one that kept the story moving, with his consistent personality. He was depicted as a person with good observational skills, which for once he actually used to understand his partner's feelings. In most mangas, regardless of genre, characters are described as intelligent, talented, good at learning bla meh whatever, so they end up taking the worst most idiotic decisions. Here the uke thinks about his situation and acts in rational way without unnecessary angst.

The seme, on the other hand, was scarcely emphasized, except that he was a nice person. He mostly served as a counterpart to highlight the other lead.

As for the plot, it was pretty much nonexistent, without falling in the PWP pit, the story being character driven.

All in all I highly recommend this piece for the delight of seeing a mature character acting in a mature, almost realistic, way.

... Last updated on October 24th, 2013, 11:06am
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So good :3   
Rating: 8.7 / 10.0
by MirayAllen
October 1st, 2013, 12:27pm
Man, what a great manga we have here. Seriously, there is not one single thing that I disliked about it. It has all the ingredients: an original plot line for Slice of Life; very good humour; lovely and truly unique characters developed to the needed extent; the right amount of anxiety without bordering the ridiculous; perfect pacing; gorgeous art; and you will weep for more. My one complain¯t is that it could have been longer, for the sake of my own simple enjoyment.

Pierzing was right to point out the unique quality of this Uke. Although Miya-san is quite the lovely person (and it is not as though he's kind to no one but the person he loves; he's genuinely a good person), Shio thinks and behaves like a genuine person. Okay, so he came to terms with his own sexuality a little too quickly -- I'll grant you that; but even so, he's not the kind to blame his own actions on alcohol or pretend things didn't happen the way they did. Like Mitsuya in Sangen Tonari no Tooi Hito, here we have, again, the kind of insightful, mature, protagonist that guides the reader through and into his own course of action. I loved Shio to pieces, seriously.

Merry Checker is, so far, my favourite from Suzuki-sensei and I'll be re-reading sooner or later, for sure.

P.S: The cover up there makes it seem like Shio is some kind of tsundere; he's not.

... Last updated on October 7th, 2013, 9:30am
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by pierzing
March 22nd, 2013, 2:12pm
This manga has a different uke. One that is actually aware of his surroundings, actually emotionally mature and honest! We need more yaoi characters like this please. I don't care much for the soothing seme but the uke's personality is neatly delved in and you can clearly read his thought processes, understand his actions. It makes me appreciate the ways people naturally behave more.

In short; likable characters, interesting premise and neat storytelling makes this a fine, short read.

... Last updated on March 22nd, 2013, 2:15pm
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Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by nezushi
January 31st, 2013, 9:13pm
I adore Shio's character because he is extremely different from other ukes.
I love how,
1) He isn't mushy.
2) He doesn't blush like a maniac.
3) He is a very honest, serious and straightforward person.
4) Also his sense of humor is hilarious xD
So yeah, i realized how his personality is very similar to my own, which is probably why i like him so much. Anyways, In "Merry Checker" it's pretty obvious as to who is going to end up being a seme/uke and to be honest i would much rather have shio as a seme. In retrospect this manga was a refreshing read and caught my interest just from reading the first couple of pages.
Definitely a light and joyful read for all yaoi fans and the only thing that i have to complain about is that there isn't enough sex scenes! (/゚Д゚)╯︵ ┻━┻
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Rating: N/A
by Pebble_
October 8th, 2012, 11:49am
As usual with Suzuki Tsuta, the art is gorgeous.
I love both main characters. Shio's personality, a bit manipulative, a bit cold, a bit tsundere, a bit pure, is very well written. Miya is supposed to be a soothing person in the story, and he really DOES look soothing and pure just as a fictional character. That's why the hidden depths in his persona were so interesting.
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Plus I'm a sucker for semes that are obsessed with their ukes even though they don't look like it, so I really liked this character.
I'm hoping the last chapter will get translated some day. I took a look at the raw, so I know roughly how it ends, but I'd like to know what the actual dialogs and feelings are.

... Last updated on October 8th, 2012, 11:49am
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One of my favorites   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sandyatthebeach1
August 25th, 2012, 9:11pm
This is definitely highly recommended. First off, I love Suzuki Tsuta's art style; it's really clean and beautiful, not busy or cluttered at all, and just easy to follow. Also, I like the premise of the story, and the characters are really likable and unique. Shio is definitely one-of-a-kind in the uke department- he's mature, perceptive, has a great sardonic sense of humor, and he's fun and laid-back.... and lovingly manipulative, haha. In real life, I would definitely want to be his friend. And Miya is great, too- very good-natured and cool. This is the sort of manga that makes you feel connected to the characters; they're all surprisingly fleshed out and interesting. Also, it's pretty amusing; this is definitely one of Suzuki Tsuta's lighter works- it has great bits of humor in it that are actually laugh-out-loud funny and not the sort of "I appreciate the effort, but..." type. Shio and Miya's developing relationship is so good, too- I like how they met at a IRL meeting and the whole blogging thing.

Overall, just a great read. It has that unexplainable touch that makes you feel like you would enjoy reading it over and over again. I honestly don't think you can go wrong with this one. The only complaint I have is that I wish it were longer!

... Last updated on April 22nd, 2013, 8:22pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by PaprikaPrincess
July 5th, 2012, 2:36pm
This is a really good manga. The relationship between the two characters is depicted beautifully and because of that you cant help but love them both so much. I wish the next chapter would come out already!!
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Love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by booyaka
January 10th, 2012, 8:42pm
Great premise and wonderful characters. Shio espeically is one of the most thoughtful and mature characters I've seen in quite awhile. Miya is also wonderful and so endearing. I really adore their conversations above all else. It's very well written and they actually take the time to get to know each other and their relationship grows from there. A must read for anyone. The art is of course clean and beautiful. I just adore how her characters always look different. Suzuki Tsuta is just really wonderful and so underrated and props to DP for remaining such a high quality group after all these years. These guys are amazing.
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Rating: N/A
by Lu-chan
October 15th, 2011, 4:40pm
The slow-paced storyline, the painfully beautiful drawing style, the original characters; everything about this manga is lovely -- except perhaps the wait in-between chapters ^^'
I was grinning throughout, and even when it ended, it left me with a happy sigh. It doesn't do it justice but: Lovely.
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