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Kyuuso wa Cheese no Yume o Miru  
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Kyouichi's indecisive character has led him to repeatedly commit the foolish mistake of adultery. One day, Imagase, a college classmate he hasn't seen since graduation, shows up as the private detective hired by his wife to investigate his infidelity. Imagase, however, proposes a deal. He won't tell Kyouichi's wife about his affairs, but, for compensation, he makes an unbelievable demand: "I want your body in exchange..."

In the second edition, there is an extra chapter.


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Associated Names
Das Spiel von Katz und Maus (German)
Il Gioco del Gatto e del Topo (Italian)
Kyuuso wa Cheese no Yume wo Miru
Le Jeu du chat et de la souris 1 (French)
The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese

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v.1 c.Extra by PresenceDear (2247d ago)
v.1 c.5 (end) by PresenceDear (2572d ago)
v.1 c.3-4 by PresenceDear (2765d ago)
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1 Volume (Complete)

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Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (898 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.53 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 17th 2015, 2:50pm PST



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Original Publisher
Shogakukan (2006; 2009)

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Judy (Shogakukan)

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Time Travelling and Surprises   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pokepika2410
December 8th, 2013, 9:46pm
Just kidding about the time travelling of course.

At first I was confused why this series had such a high rating, both MCs are pretty messed up and one's really wishy washy. I read the sequel and I gotta let the new readers know that it definitely gets better.

The sequel brings out the actual resolution
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
AND THERE'S CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. I was really frustrated with Kyouichi's indecisiveness, I don't deal with MC bullshit, but
I stuck on, and I think so should you guys!
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I must be strange..   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by OmNom
September 9th, 2013, 3:21pm
.. to be among the few that didn't enjoy in the least bit this manga specifically and this series generally. The art was the first thing that put me off, but fairly speaking it's the characters and story telling that got me the most, in a negative way that is. I might have failed to see the sparks between the couple but it's the whole development that I couldn't get at all. The build that led to future happenings just baffled me terribly and left me unsatisfactorily unanswered. In short I didn't, no, couldn't, sympathise with anything, and normally that wouldn't be too good of a response would it.
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I have no idea what to rate this   
Rating: N/A
by that_mixed_child
August 4th, 2013, 10:32am
I honestly didn't like the characters very much, except for the girl. She was actually likable! When reading through this series, I was wondering by it was so popular and so well liked.
Then, while reading, tears started streaming down my face! What in this manga had moved me so? When most of the characters are annoying? I don't know, but it still made me cry. So much angst.

Anyways, overall, this manga has pretty good art, and a unique approach to the BL genre. Definetly different, and I'd recommend reading it and trying it out yourself!
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Refreshing, but characters can be annoying...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by DuplusMus
August 2nd, 2013, 3:31pm
The art was not phenomenal, but it wasn't necessarily bad either. It was just fine.

The story is very refreshing and raw... it's very different from other yaoi.

However, as interesting and engaging as the plot is, the characters are a bit... eh. Not so much the light-haired guy, he just has a goal, and he's going for it, but he doesn't put up with TOO much bullshit, which is good.
The guy I have an issue with is the dark-haired one. He has an awful personality.
He's perfectly fine with cheating in his relationships (MULTIPLE times), and he never takes responsibility, he writes it off as the other person's fault, saying his only fault is that he is "too agreeable". And then, when he finds out the person he was cheating on/with is also cheating, he gets all pissy about it.
He is a weak and limp man in that respect.
The second huge annoying thing about him is that he keeps sticking with this stupid mentality, "I'm not gay! I just like it when this guy touches me and sucks me off!"
This is an accurate and realistic representation of the "denial mentality", and it adds more depth to his character. However, it draws out for far too long. And at one point he even straight-up calls his lover a "fag" in a public area. It was a very irritating scene for a very irritating character.
I just don't find it too believable that anybody would be even remotely attracted to this weak-willed, lying, cheating, offensive man...

Despite that character, I think this is still worth reading if you want an interesting, emotional and in-depth story for such a short read.
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I've never read BL like this. O AO)""   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Baniita
March 5th, 2013, 11:23am
So flawed, so perfect. Is this a new genre? Oh my goodness, is it jousei-BL? It's so genuine, honest, and unflowery. So unidealized, brutish--hngggg. Why aren't there more twisted titles like this? This kind of quality and rawness, I've only been able to find in rare fanfic and Queer as Folk until now!

The art style isn't the best, but the story and dialogue is amazing. We're not sorry that Kyouichi is not a Gary Stu. Get over it. He's not supposed to be likeable. He's supposed to be human. On the other hand, I found Imagase extremely likeable and interesting.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
He casually confesses his love while his boyfriend that he's practically living together with is in the background. He gets a vase or something thrown at him and he's all like 'idgaf'. It's a sick dedication, and that's just lovely lovely lovely.

Cliche? What? Are you blind? This goes against so many yaoi cliches I've ever known. You know how ukes magically are never able to shove the offender away and say no?
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Well, Ryouichi DOES. You know how seme are all more than enthusiastic about doing it with dubious consent? Well, Imagase called his BS and wouldn't let him use the excuse "I was forced", and let Ryouichi come to him instead.
Do you know how amazing that is? Do you?! Huh?! /jabs finger.

So many of you complain about how it's not love, but an obsession. And I'm like--and? Seriously, it's way more interesting like this. You complain about how the characters sleep around--and? Imagase's just using them as replacements. Even if he wasn't, I still wouldn't care. They're guys. What do you expect.

Do you know what line killed me beyond ecstasy?
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
It's not like I'm thinking I'll be with you forever.

/swoon~swoon~~oh my god I love this author so much asdahkdglakdjhgaldg

That was a masterpiece. Onto the sequel!

... Last updated on March 5th, 2013, 12:26pm
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Rating: N/A
by sandyatthebeach1
February 19th, 2013, 3:02pm
Please read this and the sequel- together, they make a truly beautiful story. It's powerful and resounding- the characters aren't likable, but at the same time, they are. You somehow grow to like them, or at the very least, identify and empathize with them. Their flaws are real, and their relationship is far, far from perfect, but you still root for them, and hope for them despite that. I think it takes real skill to spin a story that can make that happen. It's complex and a bit dishearteningly dark, almost, but I would read it anyway. Please give this a chance and read all of it before you judge it- it really is amazing. Honestly one of the best.
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I really don't see it   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Justiflake
December 29th, 2012, 12:15pm
I don't understand how anyone can give this more than a 5. Bad art, absurd story, and horrible characters. I'd put it on the same level as Junjou Romantica.
The story is pretty cliche and generic in a bad way, not to mention very predictable. I guess people like this becuase they feel identified with it?
The only genuinly good part was when they showed what the main character's relationship with his wife was like. It felt realistic, and it was the only thing in the whole book that peaked my interest.
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A MUST-READ!!!!   
Rating: N/A
by xx-Touya-xx
July 11th, 2012, 10:46pm
Like any other of Mizushiro-san's work (Afterschool Nightmare), her stories are always nicely paced, great plot, well developed characters, but best of all her cliff-hangers leave you breathless and always wanting more. I can see this story in other yaoi mangas but the slow/lonely atmosphere of this manga is just heart-wrenching. Only a few mangakas are able to deeply move their readers, so just give it a shot.

When people comment that this story is "BEAUTIFUL, EPIC, PURE, a MASTERPIECE," you better "believe it!" (Naruto pun, hah coudn't resist).
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by natines
April 27th, 2012, 8:20pm
It has a completely different felling of anything I've ever read before! I mean, I could sense reality in it, not such a far-fetched plot that so many other mangas have. It passed me such a warm thing, even though the main character has not the best qualities that makes everybody like the main characters, he is unique and made me like his bad personality (and his has not that kind of common bad personality that everybody likes). Anyway, it really is worth reading and all those fan-girls who say that they can't find a good plot here is it!
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Damn! So good!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mizorekibishi
March 28th, 2012, 10:14am
WTH- what is this... the first manga ever, i'm crying in first 2 or 3 chapter :'( And it's rarely happen to me!
Sensei really great to make a beautifull scene and beautifull words. Great! I love Imagase a lot!
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