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Lovers, Souls  
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Description
Summary refers to the Ohzora Shuppan re-print, 2007:

1. Lovers and Souls
Shinomiya is a beautiful college art student who lacks the morals common to most people. After agreeing to be a nude model for Matsuoka, a photography student, he also agrees to sleep with him for money even though he is straight. However, what started as a small taste of the forbidden soon spirals out of control when Shinomiya begins selling his body to other guys as a prostitute in a male brothel. Can Matsuoka save Shinomiya from himself?

2. Vanity
After the events of Lovers and Souls, Tooru is still deeply heartbroken. Trying to find solace in Hikaru, Tooru challenges the terms of their friendship. But can he handle the consequences?

3. Sleeping Beauty
Matsuoka sees Tooru for the first time.

4. A Moon in Name Only
In their last year of high school, Akihiko Nozaki admits to his best friend Kai that he's gay. Kai is stunned but it doesn't change their friendship, but Kai's curiosity is aroused and he begins to see Nozaki differently.

5. The Name of that Sky
Sequel to "A Moon in Name Only", told more from Nozaki's point of view. Nozaki isn't sure whether to trust that his relationship with Kai will last, since he's even been dumped by gay men before. What's to keep a guy who wasn't even gay from breaking up with him?

Type
Manga

Related Series
Rules (Sequel)

Associated Names
ラバーズ、ソウルズ
ラバーズソウルズ
缘来就是你
Lovers & Souls
Lovers and Souls
Vanity

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Latest Release(s)
c.Extra - Sleeping Beauty by Liquid Passion (2353d ago)
c.Oneshot by Liquid Passion (2396d ago)
v.1 c.3 by Liquid Passion (2487d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (258 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.4 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 9th 2012, 3:31am PST


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Year
2002

Original Publisher
Ohzora Shuppan (2007)
Shoubunkan (2002)

Serialized In (magazine)
N/A

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Deux (Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #982 increased(+96)
Monthly Pos #1799 increased(+75)
3 Month Pos #2217 increased(+241)
6 Month Pos #2418 increased(+218)

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On 176 reading lists
On 208 wish lists
On 801 completed lists
On 10 unfinished lists
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God Dammit!!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by JapanRocks
January 1st, 2014, 10:44pm
Why'd he have to die?! I read it without noticing the tragedy tag and that page just broke my heart. Matsouka was my saving grace as Tooru sold his body left and right. And then 'BAM!' he dies and I quickly turn back to the title page to see tragedy in the tags. I felt so lost T_T The one time I forget to tick off tragedy while searching for yaoi and I cry like a baby.
The second story is sweet though and I don't regret reading Lovers,Soul.

... Last updated on January 1st, 2014, 10:46pm
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Disappointed..   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by secretcina
September 6th, 2012, 6:12pm
After seeing the great reviews i was like wow this must be really good. Yea, and it was nice and sad and all but it wasnt all that great. Theres like 3 chapters but only the first one is good but not that good. It didnt feel finished either.
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Can't get over Matsuoka.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Meal
August 26th, 2012, 5:34am
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It's been years I had been reading this manga and I still can't get over Matsuoka's death it's too tragic I personally prefer if Tooru was the one who left first. Matsuoka is too perfect. Anyhow I'm glad Tooru finally found a soulmate @ Rules and Hikaru wasn't the one with him. Scene of Tooru in Thailand just made me cry... Totally whipped for Matsuoka imagining him in Thailand before his death. Geez, what a deep impact. :I
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Nozaki's story   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by tekiteki
August 20th, 2012, 3:05am
Nozaki's story was very sweet, worth reading ^^.
Miyamoto Kano's works are smooth and beautiful. Even when they are not very exciting or original - they don't give me a feeling of worthless time-spending. What's more, her stories and characters are honest and simple (in a good way), and the reader can easily relate to or sympathize with them. She came to be one of my favourite mangakas.
Her art is beautiful.

... Last updated on August 20th, 2012, 1:40pm
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Well   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Dezi
September 20th, 2011, 1:47am
I didn't like Shinomiya's character very much.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
He was just so reckless with his body and didn't care for anything, being constantly bored.

But the story itself was very touching and good. But I would have liked for it to just have more... well more I don't know... desire? Yes, I suppose that's it.
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Wow   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by pookaloo
August 12th, 2011, 6:10pm
At first I was breezing through this thinking it's just a regular BL manga about a pretty boy, wild in his ways, falling in love for real and they live happily ever after the end. But oh was I so wrong! I read the summary but not the genre nor the comments so when tragedy struck, I was like, No way! That did not just freakin' happen! I'm not exaggerating when I say I had to step back and gather my thoughts before continuing.

I couldn't agree more with the comment below (from blackknight) that you simply don't see the tragedy coming -- it just hits you. It was so artfully and masterfully done that I'm in awe with the author. This story will probably be etched into my mind in a long time. Don't miss this!

Still I gave it its score because,
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
being a sucker for happy endings, I hated that Matsuoka died and the budding relationship between him and Tooru is forever gone which just tore my heart out I almost cried.
It's really shallow of me I know but it simply shows how I fell in love with both characters in a span of less than 100 pages. I really felt for them.

... Last updated on August 12th, 2011, 6:12pm
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recommended   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blackknight
February 2nd, 2011, 9:19pm
This one is so well done that it will continue to stick in my mind for a long time. This is one of the few tragic stories that truly affected me. The way the story led up to the tragedy was very well done to the point that the reader doesn't see it coming. It just hits you. The characters are developed well enough that you get to know and like them. This makes the tragic turn of events hit harder. The story continues to follow Toru as he deals with his feelings and sadness. The second story, about Kai and Nozaki is really cute. This is a well-done friends become lovers story. I recommend this one - definitely a good read.
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must read!   
Rating: N/A
by elfaeproductions
June 4th, 2010, 1:46pm
The whole Lovers and Souls 1 was the best part of whole Rules Universe serie.
I read Rules first and I didn't understand Tooru(I was totaly uninterested by him and though he was exaggerating) but when you read Lovers and souls you will experience everything what happened with tooru in the past and then you can understand why he's always so quit and how he's become like that.
people who like rules should be shure to read this!(also the people who didn't read Rules this is defenitly a must read!)

... Last updated on June 4th, 2010, 1:48pm
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where's #3   
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by lost_screw
November 22nd, 2009, 4:01pm
i absolutely love this MIYAMOTO Kano work. i'm reading this series for the second time. i really recommend people to read every thing in the time line it adds alot of depth to the story (time line as in hydra rules and all the side stories IN ORDER, you can find the time line laid out on hydra)
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Hearbreaking yet so beautiful   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Chainless
June 15th, 2009, 9:29am
I honestly love Lovers and Souls. The story of Tooru and Matsuoka is so sad it's heartbreaking and I cried so much while reading it but still at the same time it's just so beautiful. I prefer series with happy ending but Lovers and Souls is perfect as it is like this.

The words neither could never say and feelings they could never show create a very sad and touching story which have that realistic touch in them that I love in Miyamoto Kano-sensei's works.

Totally in love with this one and I warmly recommend it!
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