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Junko Sakuraba, a 27-year-old lecturer at an English conversation school 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)
Von fünf bis neun

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Day of the River
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Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.19 by Outerworld Scans (308d ago)
v.4 c.17v2 + 18 by Outerworld Scans (418d ago)
v.4 c.17 by Outerworld Scans (425d ago)
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12 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 6.3 / 10.0 (157 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.4 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 19th 2016, 10:17am PST



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Cheese! (Shogakukan)

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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by noticing
April 24th, 2016, 1:33pm
The relationship between the monk and Junko is just toxic. I find myself liking the monk (because I love yanderes who are possessive, but not to a serial killer level) and his lovable sides that appear sometimes but one moment later when he gets really forceful of what he wants in a wife in Junko, I hate him. He knows she has dreams of going overseas, but he wants her to stay with him at the temples and be the 'perfect' wife. That's selfish, controlling, and overbearing. I'm going to be so angry if this manga's ending turns out to be Junko giving up her dreams to become a mere monk's wife who can't do ANYTHING she wants to freely.
This is a Aihara Miki's typical reverse harem, which always has cliched male characters around female protagonists slowly creeping in to become a romantic interest. As much as I really enjoy her reverse harem, I do wish some male characters such as the other teacher and the student who crossdresses had a whole separate manga with romances with just them. I just feel like they're really interesting characters that are gone to waste.
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Problematic...not even faves, just problematic.   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by jojalee
January 16th, 2016, 11:39pm
I hope she moves overseas and never looks back, jesus. The monk is such an annoying character I don't know why she doesn't just get awayconfused She gets angry and yet she keeps going back, you're doing this to yourself girlfriend.
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...i'll put this manga in my on hold list until   
Rating: N/A
by ese
November 22nd, 2015, 1:16am
I agree what most previous commenters said about this manga, what a messed up characters at one time i like that one character but then it's either hit or miss as expected from this mangaka. I'll wait for this to be completed to read this manga again but it's depend how those mcs and plot develops.

... Last updated on November 22nd, 2015, 4:13am
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by khmershinobi
October 25th, 2015, 11:14am
But content-wise, this manga is terrible. The direction, in which the so-called plot moves is terrible. The characters constantly contradict themselves with the stupid things they say and do, and I find myself unable to like anyone, save the friend of the female lead, who is at the very least, rational in her own way.

BUT despite all the negative things I have to say about this manga, I will admit that one of sensei's strong points is the ability to make me want to read more, even though everything the character's do makes me cringe.

Hot Gimmick, another work by her, was something I hated, but could not stop reading.

As much as I hate her cliché's, doormat female leads, and domineering male characters, she is just too good at making me want to read more. I love harems, jealous guys, and drama (in moderation).

Anyone willing to give it a try, you will see what I mean if you're an avid shoujo reader.
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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.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
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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