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Junko Sakuraba, a 27-year-old lecturer at an English conversation school who has no boyfriend. Her parents set up a marriage interview for her with a man who turns out to be a Buddhist monk. However, Junko has no intention of becoming a temple wife, so she refuses to do the interview. Soon afterward, the man signs up to become her private student.


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Associated Names
من 5 إلى 9
From 5 to 9
From Five to Nine
From Five to Nine (Aihara MIki)

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Day of the River
Dreaming Scanlation
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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.19 by Outerworld Scans (12d ago)
v.4 c.17v2 + 18 by Outerworld Scans (122d ago)
v.4 c.17 by Outerworld Scans (129d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 6.3 / 10.0 (142 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.42 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 3rd 2015, 12:52am PST



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Cheese! (Shogakukan)

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Hated it   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Localjrw
August 21st, 2015, 6:54pm
All the characters are such messed up human beings. Their behaviour is destructive to themselves and those around them. The main character is weak and has no sense of self worth; a victim of her own stupidity. If you met them in real life you would go out of your way to avoid them.
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Stayed for the 'Yandere-ness'   
Rating: N/A
by smily_lois
July 18th, 2015, 1:15am
First thing's first: I detest this manga. Why? Simple, it's disgusting. Nothing good will ever come by following their principles.

But man, the monk guy is a yandere. He is actually rather 'tame' for a yandere, cause he doesn't really attempt murder. But still, his way of 'showing love' (also known as abuse) for the ever-so-stupid Junko-sensei is soooooooo....*sighs*. Sadly, that is always a plus for me.
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I can't really leave a solid rating...   
Rating: N/A
by Hanawie
June 21st, 2015, 9:04pm
Let's just be honest.

I read this only for Momoe x Arthur. I hate practically every single other character and, even then, I sometimes fluctuate between hating or loving Arthur. The only likeable character, in my opinion, is Momoe. Why? Everyone is either self-interested, self-absorbed, annoying, indecisive, or a major manwhore/slut—and using such derogatory words to describe certain characters in this manga make me feel like I'm insulting all the manwhores/sluts in the world (you never know, some of them might have a really nice personality but just like sex too much to function), that's just how terrible some of these manga characters are.

Otherwise, I feel really nervous about all the drama that is happening with Arthur and Momoe (considering Arthur's past) and I hope the author doesn't ruin the only "good" couple in this entire manga.

... Last updated on June 21st, 2015, 9:07pm
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No, no, no, and no.   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by MoonStar18
June 6th, 2015, 2:01pm
Just no. I tried. I really did. The main female lead is just so stupid!
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
"I want to live my own life, so I hate you. Wait I like you. Oh no I don't. Did you just become a psycho and lock me in a room? I guess you're the one for me! Love ya'!"
The side character who is a friend of the female lead... I REALLY wished she would become the main lead. She's at least likeable. And I've read up to chapter 18 thinking at some point it has to get better (or I get to read about the side characters romance because it seems more interesting), but it doesn't.

It just doesn't...

... Last updated on June 6th, 2015, 2:02pm
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This manga made me rage inside.   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by ClumsyTea
January 20th, 2015, 5:45am
I tried to read this manga five times, now I remember why I dropped it in the first place. It is horrible, yes the female character does have a personality but it seems like a shoujo main girl personality. She is WEAK! The main guy (The Monk) is highly abusive. He may not hit have hit Junko, but he does refuse to have her see her friend because he is insecure and jealous. He also wanted her to quit her job, which she loved. And what really makes me rage is Junko seems fine after he says some sweet words to her, than they have sex and than she hates herself. The monk is no good for her. I was rooting for her friend and her to get together since at least he cared for her and was not abusive. I hated this manga!

... Last updated on January 20th, 2015, 5:47am
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by shinorei
February 18th, 2014, 7:36am
There are about 2-3 stories running in parallel. Junko's and the monk is the main one and the side one would be her friend, the fujoshi girl & the gaijin teacher (Arthur), her sister & the guy who cross-dresses as a girl and the receptionist & Junko's ex-boyfriend.

The romance is quite complicated but it all ties down to most of the men being either interested in or in love with Junko. As the lead, she was as indecisive as shoujo leads get and quite weak when up against handsome men even if they're dressed as monks. It was exasperating reading about her choose between two equally lousy men - and I was rooting for her to fly to New York and be the end of it so her fujoshi friend can take the limelight as her budding romance with Arthur was much more fun to read but nooo, it wasn't meant to be.
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Later in the chapters Junko decided to go for the monk who gives her great times in bed but for some reason, their romance is frowned upon by the monk's grandmother so her story just drags on & on which gets super tedious as I'm really not interested in her despite her being the female lead.

I would mostly label this manga as kind of trashy and not worth your time if you're looking for slightly more intellectual shoujo mangas (ha!).

... Last updated on February 18th, 2014, 7:39am
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Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by aliccce
October 20th, 2013, 5:22am
This manga makes the feminist inside me scream. From the start, the guy is overly possesive and the girl is switching between annoyed and charmed in seconds. Screaming no, and then coming along at the same time just doesn't work for me. I rarely drop, but I couldn't handle this one.

Nah, if you think that girls have the right to decide their own lives, you probably won't like this.

... Last updated on October 21st, 2013, 10:34pm
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by iceyp235
August 27th, 2013, 6:39am
The first few chapters felt disconnected and cliched but around volume 2, things look to be quite promising (and then I got hooked). The monk appears to be a slight nutcase but I smell a story/rationale behind his strong love for Junko being more than just an omai setup. Although I think I like Momoe's storyline more! (I can't tell if it's a translation error but is Arthur interested in Junko or Momoe?)

I enjoy Aihara's artwork but, I wish scenes were more intimate. I don't think this falls under the smut category at all unless it's to come? (Already at vol3ch10 though...) Junko has hooked up a few times and I didn't see anything except them waking up together the next day in bed. Where's the Hot Gimmik heat?!

Thanks for picking up the series. I will anxiously be waiting for more to come and squealing every time there's an update. smile
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Rating: N/A
by Stoner
August 23rd, 2013, 8:23am
I would recommend this manga to all josei romance fans smile The characters are strong, believable and interesting (and one of the guys is a gaijin-- if anyone is curious).

Believable? are you braindead? the characters are all completely stupid and the whole story doesn't make sense and people can't simply say what they want. All the characters in this series are man/womanchildren and should probably shoot themselves in real life.

Terrible series.
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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by wafflestatus
August 7th, 2013, 11:30pm
I'll admit to having read few josei, but if this is representative of the demographic, then I'm not sure how many more I'll be reading. The protagonist blows off the the nice-guy friend twice to sleep with the asshole monk who wants her to give up on her iob and goals to become his wife in some temple? Lovely.

The first two chapters were basically mirror images of each other: monk is a dick to her, girl gets upset, monk gets possessive and sweet-talks her, girl swoons. I'm going to force myself to finish volume 1, but I can't see myself continuing much further

... Last updated on August 7th, 2013, 11:43pm
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