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Kokoro (KANDA Neko)  
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Salary man Saki almost makes it home but passes out from fever just as college student Shinomiya passes by. When Saki comes to he realizes he's in a strange apartment and Shinomiya has been taking care of him for the past two days! Not wanting to be indebted, Saki tries to repay him as thanks but Shinomiya's having nothing of it. Luckily, Saki's pretty creative when coming up with a way to express his gratitude that has them both wanting more...

In the Kokoro series:

V.1 - Otokogokoro (A Man's Heart)
V.2 - Koibitogokoro (Heart of Lover)
V.3 - Koigokoro (Heart of Love)
V.4 - Tokimekigokoro

Note: The Scanlators (September Scanlations) are only doing the main story of Saki and Jun from this series of three books (Otokogokoro, Koibitogokoro, and Koigokoro). Everything else unrelated to their story will be excluded.
The number of chapters comprising their story in each book is as follows: Otokogokoro (2 chapters), Koibitogokoro (6 chapters + omake) entire book, and Koigokoro (2 chapters + omake).


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Associated Names
A Man's Heart
Heart of Love
Heart of Lover
Koigokoro (KANDA Neko)

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Latest Release(s)
c.Coda by September Scanlations (254d ago)
v.1 c.Extras by September Scanlations (429d ago)
v.1 c.5 by September Scanlations (586d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (199 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.24 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 18th 2014, 11:12pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Drap (Core Magazine)

Licensed (in English)

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Weekly Pos #883 increased(+38)
Monthly Pos #1100 decreased(-64)
3 Month Pos #1310 increased(+153)
6 Month Pos #1368 increased(+43)

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On 198 wish lists
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A piece of candy.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sofsvieira
September 13th, 2014, 6:47pm
It's so sweet! This manga always leaves me it a smile on my face! God, my facial muscles hurt >-<
Really, one of the cutest yaoi's I've ever read.
Oh, and the Art.. >------<
Awwwn, definatly one of my favourites. A must read for any yaoi lover.
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did not like it at all   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by sonruya
August 27th, 2014, 4:55am
Well I dont get why this manga has high ratings and praises. Okay the art is good but not that good and most of all the story was empty. I mean in all these chapters the story lacked like both uke and seme were really stereotypical and the mangaka doesnot present good how they can fall in love this much. I mean give us more reasons, more deep things.
This manga greatly lacks depth of story and characters, thats it.
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Rating: N/A
by cookieslov3
February 12th, 2013, 10:45am
I usually hate yaoi with age-difference because more often than not, there is some degree of dub/non-con and emotional manipulation going on especially when the uke is more on the submissive side. But Otokogokoro is great: the uke is innocent and naive, but not in the way that gets on ur nerve, he's not a brat and comes across as a genuinely nice kid. The seme is cool, but not in that pseudo sleek rich and "powerful" way that is overused in a lot of yaoi n shoujos, and he is actually a responsible adult. So yea, Kanda Neko's slowly becoming one of my fav authors - its a fine read so give it a try
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Worth Reading!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by nezushi
January 31st, 2013, 5:32pm
My God!
There is something so intriguing about Otokogokoro that i just had to explain my love for it ^^

The art is so beautiful, as expected of Kanda-Sensei and I really adore her art style because it has such a cutesy feeling to it~ ahh i mean look at that cover! <3
Another thing i love about this manga is that the characters are so easy to fall in love with and the storyline makes it that much better. It has a strong atmosphere to it and makes you want to keep turning the pages to find out more about the characters themselves and their relationship with one
another. You have the average kawaii uke who blushes like crazy and a lusty seme *-*
So yeah, please read this manga whenever you have free time because it will satisfy what you're looking for.
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Rookie manga of the year   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by princess_bubblegum
January 30th, 2013, 6:10pm
Quite interesting and promising...
I always fall for the honest and innocent type...
It's also a major plus for me because the uke was so straightforward with his feeling..
I'm kinda tired of the tsun-tsun type...
plus the built of the uke was right for me, not so delicate and petite but a normal 18 year old man..
the seme was hot too..
i give the art a 10
the plot a 9
the characters a 10

it's an overall great manga...
i wish they would translate the other 2 sequels of this manga...
soooo loooking forward to this..
a great start of my yaoi quest this year..hehehe ^_^

... Last updated on January 30th, 2013, 6:13pm
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