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Kuu ka Kuwareru ka (Novel)  
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Description
The delicious tale of Masaki Ashizawa who is contracted by a famous restaurant mogul to find a world-class chef for a new French restaurant in the works... and the perfect candidate he finds-- Shuichiro Tsubaki, the gruff master chef and owner of a small restaurant whose food Ashizawa can't seem to get enough of. Ashizawa's plans hit a snag, however, when he learns that the proud Tsubaki, happy calling the shots in his own restaurant, has no interest in starting a new restaurant... Ashizawa must go to all new lengths to convince him to accept the offer. And, also, what happens when Ashizawa realizes he has fallen in love with more than just the divine food at Tsubaki's restaurant?

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Novel

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Associated Names
食うか食われるか
Eat or Be Eaten

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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (44 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.65 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 13th 2014, 10:14am PST


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Year
2004

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Juné (1 Volume - Complete/Print)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1165 increased(+170)
Monthly Pos #2132 increased(+446)
3 Month Pos #3968 increased(+512)
6 Month Pos #6459 increased(+386)

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On 35 reading lists
On 69 wish lists
On 209 completed lists
On 2 unfinished lists
On 84 custom lists

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The best yaoi novel you will ever read!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Gattaca88
May 27th, 2011, 6:57am
Perfection! I have read this novel about 50 times(literally) The writer does a great job of describing food and the intimate scenes! The way she talks anout how the uke is feeling and how the seme's hand feels on his face....all add up to the beauty of this novel. You have to read it! smile ) I loooovvveeddd it smile

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better than many   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by pleochroic
April 14th, 2011, 1:57pm
this is one of the better BL novels i've read recently. it has a very japanese feel, with its adoring description of ordinary people doing their ordinary jobs exquisitively well (it matters much more that they do it well than what it actually is), all the loving detail of the food our protagonist gets to eat, as well as the attitude people have towards their relationships (some of which will strike westerners as decidedly odd). there is an actual plot that's not simply concentrating on the romance, yay, and the romance itself takes quite a while to develop. the author throws in some interesting supporting characters which are mostly just sketched, but about whom i wouldn't mind reading more in future works. last but not least, the uke is a strong, determined, competent man; no crybaby girlyboy here.

the illustrations are so-so. i like enjin's manga work, but here some of the proportions are off. but eh -- illustrations don't matter much for me in novels; they're a bonus but not essential. the translation flows well enough, and the copy editor was present for this novel. still no honorifics though, which bugs me a little because a translation to english titles always loses information.

the only drawback for me is that despite the slow development of the romantic relationship, the first sexual encounter borders on rape, and i've read about all the rapey BL i can handle for the month. but since the uke is already interested in the seme instead of totally surprised, unwilling, and disgusted, it's not as bad as it could be -- for BL land that is. those who are very sensitive to any forced sex should probably beware.
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