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Takaramono  
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Description
Volume 1
1) Takaramono
Naoyuki, a sincere and honest country boy comes to Tokyo for high school and stays with his cousin's family. At first everybody takes advantage of him, thinking that he's too naive to catch on. His cousin Satoshi, who's in college, is no different. He demands that Naoyuki have sex with him in exchange for tutoring him... In no time, despite his less than honourable initiate intention, Satoshi starts falling in love with the pure-hearted boy.

2) Kimochi no Yukue
Oneshot also found in Double Lover - Koibito no Namae.

3) Melody
Futuristic Sci-fi story about a singer and an android that was abandoned. Not scanlated.

4) Afterword

Volume 2
1-2) Takaramono

3) Afterword

Volume 3
1) Takaramono

2) Kimi to Konomama
Tells of a tragic love story between a boxer with an incurable illness and his loyal fan. Not scanlated.

3) Takaramono EX

4) Afterword

Volume 4
1) Takaramono

2) Kimi ni Ai ni
An exchange student from Britain suddenly proclaims his love for his Japanese classmate and goes on the offence. Oneshot also found in Saikou no Kimi.

3) Yakusoku
AKA Promise, also found in Koibito no Jikan.

4) Afterword

Type
Manga

Related Series
Koibito no Jikan (Side Story)
Koibito no Namae (Side Story)
Saikou no Kimi (Side Story)

Associated Names
たからもの
理所當然的愛
Treasure (YAMAKAMI Riyu)

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.4 c.5 (end) by Kira-Kira (2091d ago)
v.4 c.4 by Kira-Kira (2095d ago)
v.4 c.2-3 by Peccatore Sanctuary (3206d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
4 Volumes (Complete)
2 Volumes (Complete) 2005

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (115 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.68 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 20th 2014, 6:31am PST


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Year
1998

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Serialized In (magazine)
N/A

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Juné (2 Omnibus Volumes - Complete/Digital & Print)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1122 increased(+13)
Monthly Pos #1954 increased(+317)
3 Month Pos #2619 increased(+728)
6 Month Pos #4000 increased(+138)

List Stats
On 180 reading lists
On 122 wish lists
On 461 completed lists
On 15 unfinished lists
On 123 custom lists

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Satoshi cheat on Naoyuki? 1886 days, 0 hours, 2 minutes ago
Complete, or not complete? That is the question. 2350 days, 8 hours, 0 minutes ago

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Disappointed...   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Kleineputchen
June 7th, 2012, 9:45am
This is the first time I didn't like a work of Yamakami sensei.

First it lasted too long, at the end of volume two I actually thought it was the end, but I discovered there were more chapters. And from then on, even though the circumstances changed, the problem remained the same, that is to say Naoyuki not understanding his own feelings, and so I got bored.

Furthermore, even if don't mind reading stories about someone that can't tell if he's in love or not, it was just too much here. Naoyuki's mixing romantic, friendly and family's relationships to the point where it's just not believable. That made me angry because at times he can be really bright, but all in all this doesn't make Naoyuki's character credible.

Satoshi's not developed enough to make him endearing, or at least to let us understand him. We never know why he acts the way he acts. And I found his falling in love a bit too rushed and baseless. Actually I wish we could have seen things more from his POV.

It had good parts enough to keep me reading, but those didn't catch up for the rest, and in the end I was just frustrated.
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Well, I liked it.   
Rating: N/A
by hollyivy
February 16th, 2010, 7:14pm
It begins with a country boy searching for the person supposed to pick him up. On top of a street pole. Needless to say, I believe I will enjoy this manga greatly.

Later: Err....12 times? Er...


Even later: Awww, the obliviousness is adorable! Heavy feeling on your heart....no, you did not eat too many greasy foods; you're in LOOOOOVE!

Even More Later: Lol, cheesy rescue scene averted.

... Last updated on February 16th, 2010, 7:24pm
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This is sweet????   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by thismomentisfate
September 27th, 2009, 10:08am
People actually think this ridiculous manga is sweet confused
Spoiler (highlight to view)
Naoyuki is a moron that doesnt know the difference of liking someone as a friend, or having romantic feelings for them.
Satoshi is a comple jerk throughout the entire manga, he rapes Nao and then proceeds to make out with some girl (never says if they slept together) and for some reason Nao decides he loves him and they end up together. Again in Volume 4 Satoshi is making out with another girl and naturally this bothers Nao, but Satoshi never outright says to Nao that he isnt sleeping around, he tells someone else that he doesnt do that anymore, but what about the girl that kissed him at the bar? why is Satoshi being so secretive? Nao is worried because his boyfriend acts in a way that makes his boyfriend not trust him, but instead of reasuring him, he just ignores him and they get back together and he never does tell Nao if he sleeping with other girls....the way he acts is too suspicious. it seems to me that Nao is going to have to put up with a cheating lying jerk of a boyfriend....


... Last updated on September 27th, 2009, 10:11am
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bleh, boring story, unlikeable characters   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by bunnyhugger
August 15th, 2009, 12:07am
Satoshi's a complete a**hole. 4 volumes and I couldn't warm up to him. I like the concept for Naoyuki's character. Of being new to a world that most take advantage of. And I like some of his character growth. But I really don't see what there was to love at all about Satoshi. And I felt like Naoyuki wasn't slowly falling in love, more than he was slowly getting used to being depended on as a sex doll for Satoshi, and mistaking his emotions from trauma to be love. I wish Naoyuki would have hooked up with his friend.
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hmm...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by elenaluz
December 27th, 2007, 6:25am
When I first started reading this series, I didn't like Satoshi's character at all, and it seemed like Yamakami-sensei had it all wrong, starting the relationship with bullying, sex, and rape. But thankfully, Yamakami-sensei gradually began to build Satoshi's character into someone I could empathize with, and the series became sweet after that. I really like Naoyuki's character. Even though he's naive at times, he stands up for himself and is a strong character (literally and figuratively), and the comedic moments are nice.
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great story!!!!   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by natsroshan
August 30th, 2007, 8:21pm
i really like Yamakami's stories and i really enjoy reading this manga too. The only thing that bother me a little is his artwork that i find in lots of scenes a little "weird".
But Takaramono is definitlely worth to read (as expected like all her others mangas) The characters are so touching!

... Last updated on August 30th, 2007, 8:22pm
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So Sweet   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by LycheeTea
November 20th, 2006, 5:25pm
Definitely worth reading! So sweet, and very good character development.
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