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From Shinmakoku Scanlations:

Oosawa had known Yoshioka for a long time... As his customer, Yoshioka came in and out of the shop with different boyfriends all the time. He thought he knew fully well what kind of man Yoshioka was. But when tragedy hit Chizu, his one and only daughter... and his capability as a single father was questioned... Yoshioka came out of nowhere and offered help. Slowly but surely, Oosawa learned that the man he despised was very different than what he appeared to be!


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Associated Names
Amour sincère (French)
I'm Serious in My Own Way
Only Serious About You
Sorenari ni Shinken nan desu
Sorenari ni Shinken nandesu
Trau dich (german)

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v.2 c.Extras 3-4 (end) by Shinmakoku Scanlations (1487d ago)
v.2 c.Extras 1-2 by Shinmakoku Scanlations (1507d ago)
v.2 c.13 by Shinmakoku Scanlations (1523d ago)
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2 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (742 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.8 / 10.0
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March 24th 2015, 10:50am PST



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CitaCita (Houbunsha)

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Juné (2 Volumes - Completed/Print)

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A love that develops along the way.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by F0rcefi3ld
August 1st, 2014, 10:43pm
Sometimes, I get tired of love at first sight or love that develops as soon as one of them expresses interests. This manga is an example of some cliches done right. For instance, the seme is a player. Well, he isn't a jerk and he actually has a backstory that helps give his character some depth. Another instance, a lot of characters catch a fever/cold, but it forces the plot along. Or another instance, an insecure uke in need of someone to depend on. Well, the uke is definitely not a weak "heroine." Another thumbs up is the fact that the straight uke didn't jump into a homosexual relationship right away.

The relationship is between two ADULT MEN, and this really is the charm of the story (there's no natural airhead baby to look after). The tone of the manga was sweet, but not overly sugary or fluffy. The angst was just right with no unnecessary drama.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by addicted2u
March 25th, 2014, 3:23am
Absolutely loved the character development in this manga, and the different ways you would come to perceive Yoshioka-san if you had encountered him in Yachin Hanbun no Ibasho desu.

I love how we get to understand him and the reason for his behaviour, along with how completely devoted he becomes.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sandyatthebeach1
October 20th, 2013, 6:17pm
Definitely one that sticks in my mind- I've read God knows how much yaoi, but this one I can still remember really well. I can't exactly put my finger on it, but the emotions just seem so honest in this one. It's not smutty or sex-based, but the relationship between Oosawa and Yoshioka is genuine and sweet, and I just love them and Chizu so much! I recommend it biggrin
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Chizu <3   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by MirayAllen
September 17th, 2013, 3:41pm
Little Chizu was so absolutely cute, and smart too. Even though she didn't play much of a part in the first half of the story (not directly, that is) I loved those side moments she had whenever Yoshioka and Oosawa were a little too close, so to speak. Let's face it. A kid who just blindly and all excitedly accepts that his father his being wooed by another male is not a very insightful kid, ahah. Society is not quiet there yet. The intrigued and yet innocent way she would react to such words like "love" or "kiss" was really well done, I think. And overall she was just so sweet, what's there not to like? My favourite character, for sure :3

I think this is one of those rare stories where the sex scenes don't make the least difference. I was already into their relationship way before sex was even close to being involved. However, to be honest I found the chosen plot devise a little repetitive and not that new either:

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The girl gets a cold, then the father gets a cold, then the host gets the cold... seriously? Ahah

Still, I cared about these characters enough to keep on reading. Well, Oosawa annoyed me a bit but most ukes out there do so I leave this one pass... I really liked Yoshi though. And his relationship with Chizu was so cute, loved all of it smile

I'll give this one a 7.5. Very nice read.
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Slow Romance all the way!   
Rating: N/A
by 14FragmentsOfLight
September 9th, 2012, 12:31am
I must admit this is one is my favorite Asou Kai manga. It's cute because of the characters' subtle and growing feelings for each other. I also find the lemon good! Nothing like a romantic lemon after a long period of drama! It gives more purpose to it....

I wish more of her works were like this!
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A great "real world" story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shinobipopcorn
September 9th, 2012, 12:26am
I really like this one. The majority of stories I've read have little to no realistic elements- either both guys are super perfect or one is a girl with extra parts- so it was a nice change of pace to read something that could legitimately happen to you or I.

This would be a good yaoi for a beginner. It's not over the top (nothing happens until the second volume anyway), and there are plenty of characters to move the plot.
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Tottemo Natsukashi~~   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by letterbee96
August 4th, 2012, 9:35pm
Honestly, I haven't read something so refreshing in a looooong time.. This manga is like a Spring breeze~ It is calming and just makes me feel so nostalgic to the stories I can never read again.. Heads up! There are people who HATE the presence of a child but I find Chizu 'helpful' in this one!
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not intense but nice   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by tekiteki
August 4th, 2012, 12:04pm
This manga is nice and easy, the art is very nice too, main characters are also lovely and nice ^__^. Though I might prefer a more intense manga... (maybe i'm just being envious, because I know, I'm not as good in household matters as Oosawa-kun - he is such a good wife, really *^^*)

... Last updated on August 4th, 2012, 12:05pm
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Not that sure   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by justasideshow
June 24th, 2012, 6:39pm
There were quite a few times that I wondered if the mangaka couldn't have used some other plot device here and there (srly...
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did every one of them had to get a cold? There was no other way to get them to know each other better?
). So although I did find this story good, I didn't really think it was that realistic. The reason why I gave this a rather high rating was because I could actually feel the time the characters spend together passing. I didn't suddenly asked myself if I had skipped a whole volume and missed the whole development of their relationship. There was no "and then they went though a lot together and now you, the reader, must believe they understand and love each other". It was really pleasant to read this one.

Oh! And Tenchou rules u.u

... Last updated on June 24th, 2012, 6:41pm
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Deep enough to keep things interesting.   
Rating: N/A
by jnatsumi
April 25th, 2012, 7:21pm
It was good! I was surprised because I have never read this particular yaoi theme involving a man with a child, and another man. It was a good read. I enjoyed it a lot.
The plot wasn't overly complicated at all (which is good because I just got off a long manga series and didn't want to think too much), but the characters are deep enough to keep things interesting.

I agree with Lillian that it would still be a great manga with OR without the yaoi component.

... Last updated on April 25th, 2012, 7:22pm
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