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Haou Airen  
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One day while walking home from her job, Kurumi Akino finds a wounded young man, and saves his life. He mysteriously disappears after that, and leaves only the name “Hakuron”. Next thing she knows she’s been kidnapped from her school, and is on a private jet with that man, heading to China. It turns out she saved the life of the most infamous mobster in Hong Kong, and he wants her to stay with him.

You can find A Tale of Happier Times (v06 extra) in the anthology Motto Oshiete.


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Associated Names
Amante Dragon (spanish)
Despotic Lover
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v.9 c.50 (End) by A Willful Muse (2139d ago)
v.9 c.49 by A Willful Muse (2171d ago)
v.9 c.48 by A Willful Muse (2192d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 6.5 / 10.0 (690 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.53 / 10.0
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August 23rd 2014, 1:01pm PST

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3 Month Pos #821 decreased(-29)
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Is it published? 1187 days, 23 hours, 48 minutes ago
The "Heroine"? (Spoiler) 1410 days, 5 hours, 33 minutes ago
Haou Airen Hakuron ending spoilers -long post is long. 1765 days, 17 hours, 18 minutes ago
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by lexies
October 17th, 2014, 7:00am
I've got shivers down my spine too but for completely different reasons.

I love how Shinjo Mayu justified rapes and murder. But it's all fine if we do it out of love, right?
I also love how strong independent and smart female lead was and how Hakuron (male lead) was caring and respectable towards Kurumi, well he did love her so he must be all that, right?

And their relationship was an epitome of harmonious and healthy. Right? bigrazz

... Last updated on October 17th, 2014, 7:04am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tipz
September 17th, 2014, 9:47pm
I get shivers all down my spine reading this manga. Just the right amount of Smut and passion. She's very slutty though I must say. Besides that it's crazy, intense, exciting. A very good read. Artistry is lovely as well.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
some random guy kisses her on her way home to get out of trouble. She instantly falls for him and he steals her away. Literally. He ends up being one of the biggest gangsters of china. They go through many trials from other gangs and she is always out in harm. He also doesn't know how to control his feelings. So he takes her forcefully all the time. It's really a mentally strained type of story. You really feel for them both. Beautiful but very sad ending.
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Rating: N/A
by joyce93
July 8th, 2014, 9:27am
At first, I thought I wouldn't like Haou Airen. Before I even started reading, I knew it was going to be smut heavy. I'm used to romance that's more tender, fluffly, heart-warming and cute. But I'm so glad I gave Haou Airen another chance. I mean the plot and character development are really great. I think the author wanted to create a character (Hakuron) that readers will really hate at first, but warm up to later on in the series. If you look back at Hakuron's past, it's easy to understand why he was so cold and brutal. I mean, hisown father killed his mother and tried to kill him as well. Then he was adopted and brought up in a violent environment. Even so, he still has a heart and sincerely loves Kurumi despite all his shortcomings.
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uhmm..uhmm... this manga is.. haha.. -_-   
Rating: N/A
by hangluu
June 14th, 2014, 9:33pm
This manga is pretty good (if u dont mind the molesting part). I spent 1 day (23 hrs) reading this manga and I love it but I hate it hence the rating... I love the beginning on how they met, then the middle (minus the mol3sting parts), nd I hate the end... I mean I didnt spend a whole fucking day to read it and then BAM!!! He is obsessive (like really obsessive) but has some good trait. She is kind of an idiot (in my opinion) but kinda brave.. over all if u could get over the molesting part (the one tyat everyone is giving a one on), it's a pretty good read. .
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he actually ...   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by HummingBird0o
May 6th, 2014, 2:02pm
Ripped her ?!! O.o and still shes attracted to him ? and love a man like this !!!!!!!!!! OMFG FOR REAL ?l ? does japanese girl anjoying been molsted or ripped ? cause i'm confused why would she write something awful like this >: i couldn't even go through the first chapter >< he saved so he can violet her /It doesn't make any sense. -_-
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Mixed Feelings   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Jazzy_Jazz0111
April 16th, 2014, 2:32pm
To me this is one of those manga that you either love it or hate it. This was probably one the first mangas I read when I started reading manga and this was one of the first I read when I started smutty mangas and this manga just absolutely broke my heart. Now the reason I dislike this manga wasn't because of what other people seemed to hate it for but I hated it because of the ending. The ending just left me feeling so absolutely empty and unfulled that I couldn't really be happy. But I really loved the art and the way things was passed. But even though this manga is a stereotypical shoujo manga with the way the everything happens I still didn't mind it and kept reading and until the end I would probably have loved it but like I said the ending was just so frustrating that it just upset me. Also this was before I really understood manga and how to read all the genres and things like that so I was just completely unprepared for the ending. But for some reason I can't fathom I love Mayu Shinjo's work and while the storyline was completely unrealistic I still loved it alot. So like I said if you want to read this be prepared to either love it or hate it.

(P.S I still gave this manga a 10 for some reason I don't understand)
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So Much Emotion   
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by PandaLove16
February 6th, 2014, 8:44pm
When reading this mange, be prepared for a roller-coaster of emotion. You will grow from hate to love to frustration to irritation and more all within a single volume. I'm about to re-read this series and I can't wait to read down memory lane. Even through the 300+ mange that I've read, this one has always stayed at the top of my memory. I will never forget this amazing story.
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Not worth it   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by LottieH
December 29th, 2013, 1:22pm
It seems that manga written by Mayu Shinjo has little variation as she can draw one male and female and the only thing that changes is hair length and colour. This manga in particular rolls out all the cliches in the Shoujo handbook from rich teen boyfriend, kidnapping to amnesia which are occasionally enjoyable to read.
However I cannot enjoy this manga due to all the rape. Before a certain event the story was a classic and was progressing predicatively, then following an event there was nothing but rape for ages and the only reason I kept on reading was that I found out from a spoiler that
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The lead male character turned rapist gets shot and dies in the final chapter

I would not recommend this series to anyone unless they are the type of person that loves that kind of stuff.
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I gave it a 9   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Omlil
December 5th, 2013, 3:31am
I would've given it a 10, if not for those way too brutal rape scenes.
I generally loved it. Usually I get bored really fast by mangas and never bother to read every word, but with Haou Airen it was totally different. It only took me a day and a half to finish reading! Something about Shinjo Mayu's work is working on me.
It's hard to surprise me, but this manga surprised me at times. When I least expected it to.
I enjoyed this manga very much and I totally recommend it to others.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by FMACodeBleachMan
July 14th, 2013, 10:37pm
I did enjoy this story, but there were moments when I wanted to stop. The only times I wanted to stop were when Hakuron became WAY too possessive over Kurumi and forced sex on her all the time. It's like her whole day was devoted to her practically being raped by Hakuron. I still don't understand why he woul forcefully have sex with her, when he cared about a lot. Luckily, she had a memory problem so she forgot about what Hakuron did and their relationship turned back to normal, back to how it used to be before sex every day. I did cry my eyes out at the end though for they were about to be married when something happened. And, Kurumi and Hakuron's relationship was really good, but then someone had to interfere in their lives to seek revenge for what Hakuron did to Kurumi. I wish the ending weren't as depressing and I wish Hakuron wasn't so possessive or else I would really love this manga. But, I do still enjoy reading it.
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