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Velvet Kiss  
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Nitta Shin finds himself saddled with a sudden, crushing debt. His loan agent tells him he can escape repayment if he keeps a particular woman company. He gradually learns that this arrangement might not be as easy as he once thought.


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v.4 c.32 (end) by Soba-Scans (1079d ago)
v.4 c.31 by Soba-Scans (1109d ago)
v.4 c.30 by Soba-Scans (1134d ago)
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4 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (812 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.86 / 10.0
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Vitaman (Takeshobo)

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Project-H (4 Volumes - Complete)

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Digital Manga Inc. Licenses Velvet Kiss 1066 days, 19 hours, 11 minutes ago

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Tsundere heroine   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Darknemo2000
April 28th, 2011, 10:22pm
It is a good story. Main heroine is a tsundere, but not your usual tsundere type but the classical (oldfashioned) tsundere of the 80's. Starts aloof but progresses to dere eventually. Those who vote the tsundere tag down obviously dont know much about tsundere and just hang on Type A tsundere definition which is incorrect.

Its a good story of finding a relationship, but it gets complicated and more exciting than simple love story. Explores human loneliness and the meaning of friends. Sex scenes are often but doesnt really make the story less good in most cases.

A deep story, complicated characters and hot tsundere (albeit not Type A) main heroine. This is a formula to a successful manga.

Edit. After ch 24 I have to down a rating a little. Kano did not betray Nitta as there was no relationship but she did betray the reader since the whole progression of her character went out of the window with that chapter. Not to mention a really poorly done ending. Still good manga, but not great.

... Last updated on January 1st, 2013, 12:47pm
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Rating: N/A
by orukun
January 21st, 2011, 11:36pm
Is keeps reading with the great art style, but if your looking for a story its really hard to follow at the beginning. They should have had a few pages showing how his life is usually unlucky, then continued with what they started with.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by kevjunba
June 22nd, 2012, 11:03pm
This manga did everything that is expected of a mature, romance, slice of life manga: I got incredibly attached to the characters and to the relationship that formed between them. That feeling that you get at the end of a series when you are sad to see it end is really the defining point of a good manga.
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Loved it!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
April 21st, 2012, 2:23am
At first I thought this was just gonna be another pointless manga full of smut (well its a bit more than that for this one) so I was kind of hesitant to read it but man I'm glad I did! There's actually a good plot not to mention twists in the story and character development. I love how nothing was rushed and kept at a perfect pace, especially with the romance. Just one thing...
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Didnt really like the ending! I mean he waited 3 years, finally gets a call from her then has to wait again because she wants to go abroad?! And all he says is "I'll be right here" I mean c'mon, the ending could've been way better!
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Rating: N/A
by xox-l-emo-n-xox
August 9th, 2011, 3:07pm
Despite all the sex and smut, it actually is really good ( or atleast has the potential to be). the relationship that the main character and the girl have is quite interesting embarrassed
I can't wait to read more biggrinDD But it could ease up on the sex scenes....
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Seriously, I can skip all the H parts   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Fantasier
September 30th, 2013, 7:40am
Yep, I'm one of those typical guys who read H's now and then. I know what I should expect from an H (apparently just... that kind of stuff, not the story).

Velvet Kiss is unexpected--in a good way.

Its story made me rub my eyes to see what kind of manga I was reading. It has a very good story. Its plot is better than quite many manga's nowadays, and miles better than most of its kind. Seriously speaking, you can cut off the H parts, I don't really care, though that is likely to be the actual main point of the series as a H. It contains drama, a good enough one, not a rough or one that is not well thought. The art is awesome as usual of the kind .

I would love to see Velvet Kiss rewritten as a non-H, with the same kind of art, and some more complicated points in the story. Pretty sure that will be popular.
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Finally i feel like penning down a comment   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by sinyorita
April 17th, 2012, 3:36pm
Okay, i have been reading this series ever since i found it here in MU and i dont know why i never ended up commenting on it even though this is on my top 10 list of closely followed shoujo manga. But now that it has ended, i couldnt help but drop a comment on it. Some parts maybe considered spoiler so.. i am using spoiler tag-
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At first i was like, "WHaaaaaaaaaaat? thats it?" i mean cuh mon... he could have aleast confessed properly.i mean he cant be shy with some one he slept with like a million times already.,..but then i realised after a while that thats the beauty of the story... this has elevated smut genre to such a level.. matyre and beautiful not vulgar at all. So much was said without him confessing..and he said he will that means they have future would have been too unrealistic if things were not sorted out and their equations specially. They both needed to sort themselves out..and by god , Nitta looked damn hot in the last chapter..more than ever! And grown up Kano chan is really beautiful.. this is hands down the best smut manga i ever read, and one of top 5 shoujo(short) that i read.

I would have given it full 10 points, if not for the vague ending.
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Great series will lots of twists.   
Rating: N/A
by BowlOfNoodles
December 29th, 2011, 11:32pm
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Started following this series since I've finish the other series, Koi wo Suru no ga Shigoto desu. Concept is great and the drawing is really nice. Story is pretty good too. The mangaka never really put any elements of cheating/betrayal in that series which I enjoy reading. Not really big fan of cheaters, it pisses me off. Even though it's known that Kano has many orgys way before Nitta came along, it was nice to know she threw it away until the end of volume three. I'm a supporter of Nitta since he's the one that seems to be thrown left and right being played. Kano seems to play around with him and if you have read end of volume 3, you quickly see that everything that was built up, blew up and shattered and quickly you see Kano back to her old ways without realizing what she been doing. So I'm hoping it ends volume 4 and knowing this mangaka, it should be a good ending like Koi wo Suru no ga Shigoto desu, or atleast I hope so. I'll keep reading, but the chapter 24 kinda pissed me off that when Kano quickly went back to the orgys. Not really a big of reading about her getting done in by 3 guys. I felt Nitta got betrayed! Wasn't expecting it since Harumi Chihiro hasn't done this in any other the other series I read by her.

Updating since the series ended.
I've greatly enjoyed this series and ending was great. Volume 4 was a great read and definitely cleared everything I was worried about in this series.

... Last updated on April 16th, 2012, 4:03pm
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Can't Stop Reading!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by _shadow_dx
July 5th, 2011, 4:03pm
Yes, it does have a lot of sex scenes and probably some could be avoided, but I really like the main characters, they're not the usual useless male and soft female lead. Both of them have a unique character and the story is keeping me interested so far. Also hope for some development from now on but anyways a good read.
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More developement, please!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by _xyz_
June 18th, 2011, 6:38pm
So far "Velvet Kiss" has been interesting. The relationship between the two main leads - typical salary-man gets together with an atypical tsundere girl - is really intriguing. My only complaint is that there is too many sex scenes. Don't get me wrong, they spice up the manga as they are all beautifully drawn but some chapters could very well do without them. In my opinion, more focus on developing the story would clearly benefit the manga. However, seeing as "Velvet Kiss" is serialized in an adult magazine, one would guess that there won't be any changes soon in that department.
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