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From Deux:
Sakura meets first Ryouichi at a male brothel and buys him for the night. As their supposed one night stand ends up becoming a somewhat stable monetary based relationship, feelings start to change. Can these two awkward people garner the courage to admit that their true feelings run deeper than merely sex and money?

Rules series timeline:
1) Please (ch5)
-- Hydra dj - Kiss
-- Hydra dj - Kiss After
2) Hydra dj - Skies
3) Hydra 1+2+3+4 (ch1-4)
4) Hydra 3+4+5+6 (ch5-6)
-- Hydra dj - Blue Film First (after Hydra ch8)
-- Hydra dj - Heavenly (between Hydra ch9 and ch10-11)
-- Hydra dj - The Days Before
-- Rules dj - Real Thing
-- Rules dj - Hello Again
5) Lovers and Souls
6) Rules dj - Fragile
7) Vanity **
8) Dreamers High **
13) Rules (volumes 1 & 2)
14) Rules dj - If Winter Comes, Can Spring Be Far Behind?
15) Rules (v3)
16) Rules dj - Song Birds
17) Another Day on the Planet (booklet)
18) Rules dj - Double Trouble
19) Rules dj - Overload
20) Rules: 2nd Season

** doujinshi
also the ones in ( -- ) are doujinshi's


Related Series
Rules (Main Story)

Associated Names
Please Sakura & Ryouichi Series
Say Please

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.2v2 by Liquid Passion (3202d ago)
v.1 c.Extra (end) by Liquid Passion (3214d ago)
v.1 c.4 by Liquid Passion (3214d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (186 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.97 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 6th 2016, 10:27am PST



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English Publisher
SuBLime (1 Volume - Complete; Digital)

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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by sallyen
August 27th, 2013, 6:23am
Not as good as her other works, but still well written. Mangaka knows her stuff smile !
Imo the characters were rather unlikeable. I didn't enjoy the main story as I thought Sakura was a bit too aggressive/abusive for my taste. A couple of scenes made me a bit uncomfortable, but that's realism for ya.
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Not bad.   
Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by sofistree
October 10th, 2011, 12:42pm
I didn't fall in love with any of the characters, but overall they were pretty good.

The "prostitute with a heart of gold" thing is a bit overdone, but this author pulls it off better than most.

I'd recommend reading it if it sounds like your kind of thing, or if you have some time to kill.
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Read the one shot!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
August 6th, 2011, 6:30am
The short story "A Bird at Sea, A Door in the Sky" is the treasure in this manga. It's not sexy; it's barely yaoi, but my oh my is it endearing and humanistic. I was touched by the perceptive and subtle ways the author showed us how this suffering and guilt-ridden young man matured through his brief encounters with a foreigner; he begins to see his life--and his father--in a compelling new light.

The main story is decent; I enjoyed my non-stop read. The art is expressive and clean, but the plot moves a bit fast and the seme is never really explored properly which leads to a slight disconnect with my emotions.
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really liked this one   
Rating: N/A
by blackknight
February 2nd, 2011, 8:58pm
This was the first one I've read by this mangaka. I was pleasantly surprised, after having read a couple rather bad ones before it. The story is well put together, and you get to know the characters enough to care about what happens to them. Sakura and Ryouichi have contrasting personalities that work well together. I like the fact that the manga has substance and is not just yaoi with no real story. I found the fact that Sakura taught at a girls' school amusing. I also liked the short story that came after the main one. It was about a troubled teen who meets someone who changes the way he sees things. A very nice short story, even if it didn't have a completely happy ending. I would definitely recommend this one.
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Definitely a Keeper...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by yblees
December 25th, 2008, 6:16pm
The first time I read this I felt it was very well written, but that it wasn't one of Miyamoto sensei's best. The stories stuck in my mind though, and I kept coming back to read the story over and over again (on average once a fortnight!), and every time I re-read it, I would notice some new detail to mull over.
Now I'm totally besotted!
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go read it.   
Rating: N/A
by pleochroic
August 1st, 2007, 11:19am
this is not the strongest of miyamoto kano's stories, but it's still heads above the crowd. i recommend them all for their realism and their characterization. and liquid passion's scanlation efforts are superb.
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