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La Esperança  
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Description
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In a European school dorm, Georges Saphir is admired and loved by everyone. However, afraid of others doing him harm, he has never allowed anyone to get close. Why is it then that misfit Robert can effortlessly step over this line Georges has drawn, and see right through him? And will getting too close to Robert result in a tragedy that justifies his worst fears?

Type
Manga

Related Series
101 Hitome no Alice (Alternate Story)

Associated Names
エスペランサ
La Esperanca

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Latest Release(s)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (154 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.29 / 10.0
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February 12th 2014, 3:39pm PST

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Year
2000

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Serialized In (magazine)
Wings (Shinshokan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Juné (7 Volumes - Complete/Print)

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It was enjoyable but...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by aiish
July 18th, 2014, 3:20am
I think the whole manga is a little over dramatic. I think it would have totally fine if it would just tone down everyone's dramatic reaction to Gergeres every move. And he, too, was too over dramatic and a little annoying at times. Anyhow, it was not so bad and I actually found some parts to be very funny. The drawings was good too. wink
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Is this Yullen fanfiction?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Baniita
November 22nd, 2011, 3:42am
Because seriously, even though this came before D.Gray-Man, I swear it's AU Yullen fanfiction. (And so is No. 6.) Joking aside...

The art is horrid--though it does improve slightly (and you also get used to the poor facial anatomy...), and the storyline is the most typical of yaoi manga I've ever read. Okay, second to Uragiri, but that manga is also really good.

The whole thing was incredibly well written. Georges and Robert have perfect chemistry, seriously. You don't need to wonder why they're so drawn to each other. They move each other. This should have pretty much set the standard for BL manga and have been more known before the cliches were introduced. I was seriously amazed, because even though everything was predictable, it didn't bore me at all.

Also, I don't really blame Robert for seeing someone else when he first sees Robert.
I mean, I couldn't stop looking at them with my OTP in place. Seriously! The storyline and character resemblances were uncanny! And then No. 6 came along. Which was so uncanny it couldn't have been a coincidence.
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usually not my type...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by lyrabela
May 5th, 2011, 1:19am
I usually can't get into stories like this. But this one was actually pretty cute. By the end i was attached to the couple.
I also agree with this XD hahahaha:
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And as for Georges goes, he's this smart and kind person in everyone's eyes. But he's a very lonely pianist at heart and fears getting hurt; it make sense. I guess the reason he got along with Robert was because Robert knew how he felt. All that emotions hidden because of fear and Robert cracked his Fear Shell. It would be nice if there was more...intimate and forceful...uh, moves, but I guess it's all right.
That was what I was thinking at the end too
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It was decent   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by prettykitty20034
October 16th, 2009, 12:52pm
I wasn't into this one at first. I read the first volume and then set it aside. However, I did come back to it and I liked it much better on the second try. It did take a few volumes for me to care about the characters. The plot is your standard school boy romance, except this one is very very chaste. I liked the setting as well, a pseudo French catholic boys school and all those beautiful cathedral panels. Kawai's art is very "shojo" and while it's not my favorite style, I felt it fit this story very well. Overall, while it was nothing extraordinary, I ended up enjoying the series.
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Losing his cool!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LUEser
October 15th, 2009, 9:18am
It's nice to see Robert lose his cool every once in awhile over Georges. I mean, he's not your typical smart-aleck heart-piercing dude who tries to step all over Georges. He's cool, calm, and collected but goes berserk every time he sees Georges pray. I guess after he lost the life of his crush (supposedly Georges' sister in the end), he became an atheist. Being with Georges reminds him a lot of her and it's what brought them together. That's Robert's idea for getting close I guess.

And as for Georges goes, he's this smart and kind person in everyone's eyes. But he's a very lonely pianist at heart and fears getting hurt; it make sense. I guess the reason he got along with Robert was because Robert knew how he felt. All that emotions hidden because of fear and Robert cracked his Fear Shell. It would be nice if there was more...intimate and forceful...uh, moves, but I guess it's all right.
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really good, but...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by comics
November 15th, 2008, 2:43am
...but you have to really have patient to read it and understand the smallest details and emotions to enjoy it, that's the feelings I got. At first when I read volume 1, I was so disappointed cuz their interation seems...lacking somehow. After sometime I read again, trying to find the link of emotions to the way they act and all, and I got hooked. To tell the truth, I was disappointed mostly because of the 'he looks like my ex, so I love him' kinda story, but after the last volume, I was happy with the explanation. And I love how it has some volume to develop their relationship from strangers to friends and then more, so although we don't see much intimate gestures between them, we just know they love each other biggrin. But seriously, don't rush it when reading, try to read very slowly and grasp the emotion of the characters , and you will love it. Too bad the mangaka doesnot have that many works yet, but I am still waiting ^^
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Pianissimo...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by milern
November 11th, 2008, 6:45pm
The story was a tad bit cliche yes and yet at the same time, I ended up loving the characters...By the end of like the 5th volume however, I found myself trying my hardest not to skip to the last volume...But the art work is beautiful, the characters (least the main ones) are memorable to me ..XD...Wish that Georges and Robert had done more than the occasional grab and kiss though...But they had a lot to deal with throughout the span of these volumes, emotional wise

...All in all a good, soft read..

... Last updated on November 11th, 2008, 6:46pm
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fine for some, not for me   
Rating: 5.1 / 10.0
by havoccc
June 21st, 2008, 12:10am
Heart wrenching? Sure, at moments, especially towards the end (obvious).
Beautiful? Well a lot of the time the characters look like they have the downs syndrome...
The romance? Well to say it's mostly psychological is putting it mildly, you can count the number of kisses on one hand and that's all (7 volumes!). At first I thought I would be enjoying it more than I ended up doing, the main character Georges personality was that of a slightly exaggerated myself that I have been in the past... The never wanting to step on anyones toes but coming off as annoying for that reason to some. But it wasn't enough to carry the rest as the setting and the other characters really didn't stand out much except for Freddy. I had to keep second guessing who the characters were since some of them were so alike.

But hey, like the Subject suggests, I can see why someone would like it more... I just happened to like it slightly less.

... Last updated on June 21st, 2008, 12:11am
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its pretty good   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Shanni
April 25th, 2008, 10:07pm
I really like vol 6-7...but vol 1-5 was mostly rising action. Its funny and entertaining, but I wish a little more happened...

But maybe its because of the rising action, we understand the characters so much. We get to know them!! Thus, vol 6-7 makes us go o.O... (tho we had it coming...)

I would recommend it...the yaoi is SUUUPER soft. Its almost not there at all...except like a kiss here and there. *enough to make u squeel*

I'll be looking for doujin for this one XD

looking for a little more action between the angel and the devil BWAHAHHAA~~
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amazing.......   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by allsold
April 8th, 2008, 9:10am
You guys were right, it really was nice! It's now real high up on my list of favourite shounen-ai. But I was pretty upset that she didn't continue joshua's story from volume 2........even a short extra/ side story chapter near the end would have been wonderful..........;)
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