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Unbalance na Netsu  
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Description
When Ryuu Kagaya tries to befriend the boy in the next seat to his, honor student Yoshito Naruse, he's shot down. Only after Yoshito visits Ryuu's workplace does he think they might be friends. But Yoshito's brother might have something to say about that...

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Associated Names
アンバランスな熱
迷情錯愛
Unbalanced Heat

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.Extra (end) by Dangerous Pleasure (2208d ago)
v.1 c.5(end) by Hochuuami (2300d ago)
v.1 c.4 by Hochuuami (2623d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (396 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.46 / 10.0
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September 10th 2014, 11:08am PST


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Year
2007

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Serialized In (magazine)
Chara Selection (Tokuma Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
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Weekly Pos #894 increased(+88)
Monthly Pos #1388 increased(+522)
3 Month Pos #2617 increased(+46)
6 Month Pos #2640 increased(+344)

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On 142 wish lists
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Wrong on so many levels   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by brid
July 21st, 2008, 1:38am
This manga has the dubious distinction of making me totally give up reading Masara Minase's works. I don't like rape in general and haven't been a fan of this mangaka's increasing use of it, but this manga was literally the straw that broke the camel's back for me. Quite possibly it is among the most egregious Stockholm Syndrome-inspired, fall in love with your rapist stories out there.

In this manga, the uke is savagely brutalized, not by a guy who is secretly in love with him (as is the usual excuse in these cases), but by a guy actively seeking to humiliate him and use that humiliation as revenge against his brother. At the point the rape occurs, the uke and seme have barely met (though the seme has been stalking the uke for the purposes of attacking him). No feelings of any type have developed between them, which makes the seme's actions all the more predatory. During his attack, there isn't an ounce of pity or compassion on his part, rendering the uke utterly hopeless and helpless, and making the scene one of the most brutal rapes between uke and seme I have ever seen in yaoi.

And what is the fall-out from this? Why to turn the rapist into a cute, fluffy bunny of teen angst, of course! (The audience--and the uke--must now be manipulated into forgiving him.) You see, while the seme was tearing open the uke's body, he fell in love with him! So to prove that love, he decides to spend the rest of the manga turning up on the uke's doorstep and pouting over the uke's friendship with his brother. Naturally, he wants the uke to look only at him. The uke responds to everything with all the anger of someone whose friend just dented his bike--which is to say, not all that much in the grand scheme of things. Everything gets nicely resolved over a small case of the sniffles and we get an ending so saccarine-sweet it'll make your teeth rot. Everyone ends up good friends and the uke and seme get universal approval for their love! How perfect is that? It's not everyday a boy can happily skip off into the sunset with his victimizer. But apparently in Masara Minase's neighborhood, it can happen. Which is why I won't be visiting any longer.

... Last updated on July 21st, 2008, 1:49am
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Can't wait for the next chapter   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by formula17
February 11th, 2008, 5:06pm
It's interesting. By far my favourite from Masara Minase biggrin I just love this complicated relationship between the two brothers and a classmate ^___^ And raep.. yes i like raep and nonconsensual sex XD
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Not one of my favorites   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Reppu
June 13th, 2008, 3:49pm
Since I'm not a fan of non-consensual sex, there was nowhere this story could go for me. I like Masara Minase as an artist, and I've been reading her books since Empty Heart and Uso to Kiss, but this one is definitely on the lower end of the scale for me. I'm happy that it's a longer story, but the non-consensual aspect of it really wasn't pleasing.
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Terrible   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by LAPokute
December 22nd, 2011, 3:00am
Great Art. Beautiful art, actually, but this is literally the worst I have ever read.
I can't even give the art a good rating because the plot was just that awful.

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I personally take no interest in any story that involves rape transforming into a consensual relationship. Unless you have a rape-fetish, I don't suggest it. It almost makes me sick how rape becomes a trendy theme, and this one takes it to an entirely different level. Not only is the main character falling in love with someone who brutally raped and humiliated him, but he's turning down someone who wanted to protect him, someone he already loved in order to get together with his rapist. Really?
And to make it worse, there is no romantic connection whatsoever between rapist and rape-ee. The main character takes pity on his stalking, whining, desperate and sorry rapist, making it so there is absolutely no chemistry between the two. Seconds after the main character admits never being able to forgive the rapist, he agrees to be the rapist's lover after the guy starts to sob and whine about hating the world.

I feel tricked reading this. This 'surprise' ending was just a waste of my time.
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I flipped shit   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by iPocky♥
June 18th, 2011, 4:08pm
I don't usually write a comment on here, but I just have to write one for this manga. Why? Because I hated it. Half of the people here said they loved it, while the other half said they hated it. Well I'm one of the people that hated it..a lot. I guess it's all about personal tastes on this one. But I swear, out of all the yaoi mangas that I've read, I gotta say this is the one I hate the most. I even like the horrible "Baby Bitch" more than this one.

I mean, c'mon! How can you fall in love with a dude that raped you? Rape happens a lot in yaoi mangas and even though it doesn't look so bad in mangas, it actually IS bad. No, it's not just bad, it's fucking horrible and wrong in so many levels. Raping someone is unforgivable and for Ryuu to actually want to be the lover of the person who just raped him..wtf? wtf is that? Serisouly, what.the.fuck.is.wrong.with.him?!! In one page he says "how can I fall in love with a guy who assaulted me?" and in the next page he says "I'll be your lover" ...?! what the actual fuck? WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?

Okay. I'm done. But just so you know, this manga made me flipped shit. sakgjadskgjdsagjdsk
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It's something to read... after all   
Rating: 6.9 / 10.0
by Lillian
January 21st, 2010, 2:10pm
Short: The art is nice, the plot has many holes and is too short. The characters are ok. Three main characters. Two quite superficial and one with a deeper background. It contains a rape scene - which was weak, seen much worse.

Give it a try. One volume isn't a time waste even when you don't like it afterwards.

Long (WARNING SPOILERS): Don't know what's the fuss about this manga. For a one volume story it's ok. And I kinda expected Ryo to end up with the brat - so maybe that's why I wasn't disappointed about how it ended (and I agree, it was something else for once and not the generic happy end)... actually I even liked the end. The meany brat got tamed... erm I mean, brought back to common sense... and will surely not annoy his brother or step-mother anymore. The other way round it'd need an additional volume to solve the family situation for a pleased ending.

... Last updated on January 21st, 2010, 2:11pm
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Personal taste.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by yblees
January 29th, 2009, 7:48pm
Reading down the comments, looks like most ppl either love or hate this series. It's one of my personal favorites for the complex relationship, and because the conclusion is so unexpected.
For those felt the outcome made no sense, it helps to read this from a Japanese cultural perspective - the idea that a person who unselfishly sacrifices personal desires in order to do what is Most Needed of him will ultimately be the most contented and happy, because others around them are also contented and happy.
Not to mention, this sort of compassion is one of the most respected and admired traits in a person (think of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy, or Belldandy for that matter)
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looks promising (not so much anymore)   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by pleochroic
August 1st, 2007, 10:43am
it's a bit too soon to say anything about it, but it looks to be shaping up to be on par with uso to kiss and empty heart, minase masara's 1 volume works. i am always glad when she writes longer stories; her oneshots rarely come into their own. the triangle here is more interesting than in most love triangle stories; i'm curious where she'll go with it.

2011-04-13: i finally picked this up again and finished it. and oh boy, did it ever go downhill. she didn't go anywhere interesting with that story; she went straight into familiar yaoiland territory where rapees fall in love with their rapists. and i'm sorry to all y'all friends of non-con, but in this case i am absolutely NOT in favour of that trope. see, there isn't even the slightest excuse this time; there is no "i love you but you've scorned me", or "i love you and we're both drunk", or "i love you but i've held back so long that i can't bear it anymore". no, the rapist rapes our uke because he wants to destroy his own brother's happiness; it is pure malice.

and yeah, i understand the japanese propensity for forgiveness, sacrifice, and singing kumbaya; a society with this many people living in such a small space cannot easily afford permanent discord, and there is something to be said in favour of striving for harmony even when it is most difficult. but it simply doesn't sit right with me in this case. because there is somebody else who's getting badly hurt here, and that's the rapist's brother -- who doesn't deserve the pain in the slightest, and who has already been hurt this way for years. so this is just an enormous misstep for me, and it destroyed any enjoyment i had in the story, no matter how charmingly pitiful minase paints the rapist afterwards. yeah, i do feel sorry for him, but no, i don't think forgiveness should be this quick, and i also don't believe people change their spots this fast and just like that. i might have stomached it if we had gotten another volume of development before the end, but as it stands, *yuck*, no.

... Last updated on April 13th, 2011, 7:49pm
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Get over it - this work is pretty good!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Namiya
September 26th, 2012, 12:45pm
This is one of those big names that often come up in the yaoi scene so I finally got the chance to read it myself....
I was a little scared by all the bad reviews and the whole rape and Stockholm syndrome tags....
but I gotta say, that wasn't as bad as I expected it and I actually liked the story a whole lot!
The rape scene isn't a cruel disgusting one (it's kinda hot) and yes yes, looking at it realistically no rape should ever be forgiven and all that, I agree.
But since this is manga and if it helps the story I like rape in manga, I liked it here too.
The situation between the characters is quite interesting and while Shinya deals with his hate for his brother in a very overreacting and insane way, it's sort of understandable if he wants to hit his brother where it hurts most: his relationships. I've read a lot of stories where a guy ruins another's relationships to hurt him, and it's often an entertaining part of the story!
Ryuu being caught in between both brothers, in reality he should keep away from both of them but I liked reading on and finding out who he went for in the end...
The only thing I can criticise is the story being rushed, Ryuu giving in too quick. I'd prefer the be more drama, struggle, fighting... especially with the situation between the brothers.
Other than that though, I really liked this manga!

I'd recommend this to anyone who can get over a "falling in love with the rapist" kind of story because if you don't freak out over this detail, the story is really worth reading!
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I've read better Minase's works...   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by meniel
May 25th, 2011, 7:15am
...but this one wasn't 100% bad. I mean, I didn't like it like I loved the others, but I still think it's not completely bad. Anyway this manga could have been better if it had been longer. One volume is not enough to say everything on a difficult and complicated situation like the one in this story. Because of this, the manga is like... not fully believable. A mangaka should pay attention while talking about rape in a manga, because - especially in yaoi - rape is something a lot used, and I'll say BAD used. So, it's like a cliché, and if you want to insert rape in a yaoi, you have to insert it well! I think in this manga rape is understimated, like its effects. It's not believable that a boy who has been raped by someone later loves this someone. It could happen, but only if a mangaka develops the plot with accuracy. This manga was too short to explain it well, so I didn't like it. It's really a pity, because I think Minase Masara, a great artist, could have done this waaay better! So... I recommend it to you only if you have free time and really nothing better to do.
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