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Katsura, a second year in his high school's archery club, has a hard time controlling his nerves. His "secret weapon" is his brother's best friend and childhood buddy, Sou! One hug from Sou and Katsura's nerves are soothed to a peaceful calm. But he can't keep Sou around him forever. As he wonders how he'll survive without Sou's hugs, his friend Kouichi suddenly asks if he can be the one to save him, and kisses him! What now?!


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3 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (468 votes)
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Juné (3 Volumes - Complete/Print)

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Well done   
Rating: N/A
by attaesc
September 19th, 2014, 7:08pm
I really appreciated over time how Katsura matured. I was annoyed in volume 3's special extra that there was a THIRD contender for Katsura's affections (I mean, seriously?!), but I loved Katsura's expression when he refused him (sp?). He gave such a mature feeling, it reminded me of the time in volume 2 during training camp's red and white challenge. You could feel throughout the progression of these four (Katsura, Yamato, Sou, and Kouichi) their maturation and good relationship. From the revelation of Sou's true grabby personality hardened by his usual maturation, Yamato's adoration for his adorable little bro yet his strong stance as a captain and as a person, Kouichi's whimsy to his maturation to a dependable person, and then Katsura...

I really like reading archery manga because of the interplay with the spiritual and inner nature of the art and the emotions of the characters. It brings out the fullness of the interactions. Although I admit it can be overdone, but here it wasn't.

The actions are pretty chaste. It's really more about character interaction and growth. About half of the romance is comedic, the other half serious.

And that special at the end with the dream, hahah~

The art is very well done. Honami-sensei did a wonderful job translating Kannagi-sensei's story into an amazing, character-driven story.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by tmthuy
July 6th, 2013, 5:19pm
Normally I hate stories where the main character is too similar to that of a shoujo manga. But Rin! is an exception. The story is quite tasteful, despite Katsura being so naive and... loose. Everyone in the male harem is perfect, especially Takatoh and Kouchi smile
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Annoying characters.   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by mtmt1311
March 18th, 2013, 1:45pm
Im glad I'm not the only one who does not like Katsura? Hes way too naive and let people touch him so easily. When it comes to Sou, he always pushes him away. And he always acts weak and somehow he got his men harem. I feel like he is the typical female main character in shoujo manga, except he is a boy. I do not have any yaoi feeling at all.

... Last updated on March 18th, 2013, 3:53pm
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cute love triangle!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by princess_bubblegum
February 16th, 2013, 9:18am
I'm torn between the bestfriend and the lover as Katsura's rivals in love...
i love them both but i still wish for Katsura and Sou to end up together in the end...
i just want Kouichi to be given a chance to be lovey dovey with Katsura...
I don't want it to be force on Kouichi side...I wish there would be no restraints if Kouichi was given the chance to express and show to Katsura his real feelings...
I want Katsura to give Kouichi a fleeting farewell kiss after he establish his true feelings for him.
and i want them to still remain friends in the end...
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
January 7th, 2013, 7:57am
Hmm...I've gotta say, Katsura is one heck of a dense brat. Not to mention he's overly nonchalant about other people's feelings and his surroundings. He doesn't have much confidence and I dunno, it seems like his just stuck at some point and needs to be pulled out by another person. His love for Sou came pretty slow and he took Kouichi's feelings way too lightly which made the other party made a move on him easily. But I like it how he always pull himself together when he recall of Sou's words and especially the last extra chapter of how he grew so much and easily push away Takatoh.

Overall, the story is pretty nice and realistic and the art was good too. Nice read indeed! :>
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Very slow & romance is only the side story   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Namiya
January 5th, 2013, 7:13pm
So, first of all, the art is pretty. It's not perfect or super beautiful but it's probably better than a lot of yaoi art out there.
Second, this might be labeled Yaoi but there's nothing explicit here, it's only just hinted when serious stuff happens...except for the extra at the end, so if you are into smut scenes, this could be too boring for you.
The main theme here clearly is archery.
There's a lot of information and detail about kyuudo in this manga, and the love story plus the additional subplots are just happening on the side.
The romance is very slow, and first I was really curious about how much they'll put into 3 whole volumes, as usually the smut starts somewhere in the first volume and the 2 other volumes would be full of more smut and drama created by things like exlovers, jealousy, new rivals, ect.
But with everything developing so slow, there wasn't much of this additional stuff in this manga.
Because there is a lot of conversation and most of it is about archery and the whole philosophy behind it, I personally skipped some of the text, it was just too slow moving for me.

It's a decent manga but not something for people who want some action, drama and a lot of feelings and emotions. It's quite calm, and it's surely interesting to anyone who wants to know more about japanese archery, but other than that, it might be a bit boring.
Only the special extras at the very end have a bit more action to them.

So basically if you are okay with an extremely tame yaoi (even the extras aren't very explicit) where the main focus is not the couple and their romance, or if you're just an archery nut, give it a shot~

... Last updated on January 5th, 2013, 7:24pm
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by cherrypp
October 30th, 2012, 3:02pm
It was an okay read but I ended up liking everyone except Katsura, which is abysmal considering the fact that he is the main character. Katsura is like all the boring cliche characters that I have ever read about put into the body of one character.
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Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by tekiteki
February 23rd, 2012, 2:45pm
Beautiful art, nice storyline (i was impressed with all this archery thing, even tried to find some clubs in my town), but I wasn't really impressed by their relationships - too light, not deep enough. Though, they are just boys.
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Rating: 4.5 / 10.0
by hxly
January 26th, 2012, 4:57am
Everyone loves Katsura without a clear reason I mean ok I understand Sou but wtf about Takatoh! he saw Katsura only for one time and than bamm.He is very unneccessary character. Another issue that bothers me that everyone kiss Katsura and he allows this.The story has got a some good points but this kiss event suck
About art ,It is fine but not very very good.There are handsome characters but their expressions are not specific when I look the Sou's face I can't get the feeling of jealousy and love!
I love the Katsura's brother most.I don't know why but I just do . Maybe It is because other characters aren't really good.He is not gay but I liked how the approach of his brother.He is a good brother biggrin
In short, the story did not satisfy my expectations.

... Last updated on January 26th, 2012, 4:58am
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Very enjoyable and fun read!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Dezi
November 19th, 2011, 3:49pm
I liked this one very much! It was exactly the kind of angsty plot that I like and the art was good, too. Very heartwarming and entertaining. I recommend reading it. It won't be a waste of your time.
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