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Dog Style  
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An entertaining romp from Modoru who has once again veered away from her dark side and visited the side of her humorous stories. Of course it's still rather twisted. A couple of high school delinquents (Teru and Miki) discover that despite being from opposing sides, they have no objection to a bit of a sheet tumble with one another. Doggie-style refers more to how one of them is referred to as a dog by the other. Neither of these guys is an innocent, and it will be interesting to see where it goes.

The series was named after the Slam Dunk doujinshi "Dog Style" Modoru wrote in 1994.


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ドッグ スタイル

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3 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (721 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.61 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 27th 2017, 10:40am PST



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Original Publisher
Biblos (2005)
Libre Shuppan (2007)

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Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
SuBLime (3 Volumes - Complete; Digital)

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Weekly Pos #585 increased(+182)
Monthly Pos #847 decreased(-3)
3 Month Pos #1045 increased(+93)
6 Month Pos #1073 increased(+4)

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On 282 reading lists
On 267 wish lists
On 1461 completed lists
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Somebody Let the Dog Out   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by jojalee
January 22nd, 2017, 5:55pm
A stray dog gets a home at the end and that's all one really needs from a story. A struggle between the boundaries of friendship and romantic/sexual love, Motoni displays High School angst within these much older seeming characters (like I'm pretty sure half of them are just 30 years old and stuck in high school or something) in a nostalgia inducing way. Good read, though it did 'run around' a bit.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Stelita
March 27th, 2016, 6:42am
This is my all time favourite story. The story itself is touching, the characters are great, and the way Motoni sensei showed the development of feelings was amazing. Miki's inner thoughts were remarkable way of narrating the story. This is the first manga that brought me to tears, in spite of not being a tragedy. I cried, I laughed, I was touched by all the emotions the MCs felt. The intimacy between Miki ans Chiaki was even greater showed throughout the development of the story. And yea, her art is so damn good, because the sex-scenes were not just two guys having sex. They were so charged with emotions, that made me tremble. Even the nasty dialogues they had during intercourse were meaningful emotionwise. Motoni sensei is a genius! Every word and sentence in her stories carries a deep meaning. I absolutely love this manga. I've read it for five times already, and it's never enough. smile

... Last updated on March 27th, 2016, 6:58am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Himitsu-chan
January 31st, 2016, 7:24am
I never really liked yaoi with action genre, i just happened to be bored ang gave this manga a try and Holy shit! I'm worshipping this manga so bad that it made me cry literally i was like crying since the chapter where they had a fall out until the end that they got back together. It was so passionate, even without words you can feel how much they treasure each other, their sweetness is the epitome it is giving me a shudder throughout my body, the other characters is also pretty good at confusing me about their true feelings, i want more of this story i want more of their passion enveloping all my senses, i want to cry, to hurt, to smile, to laugh with this pair. I love them so much, i love how they understand each other, how they know how to console each other and how they know how much they love each other. I'm recommending this badly to those who are reading this please read it and be engulfed in the story.

... Last updated on January 31st, 2016, 7:25am
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Lovely and tragic.   
Rating: N/A
by sofistree
August 24th, 2014, 9:39am
I loved how the characters were all different and not all cliches - they had elements of actual human beings, which is unusual for a lot of manga. It was great.

This is a very tragic story in some ways. I had a very hard time with the rape and attempted rapes. I had to skim those parts. I am glad, though, that none of them were the typical yaoi "I love you so I'll rape you" things. None of that happened. But this still wasn't easy to read at times.

Overall, I adore the main couple. They're rough and loud and get along and fight. I thought it was awesome. Despite being a heavy story in places, overall this was not too heavy of a story (surprising but true).

OH! And also, they used condoms! Hooray! Safe sex is sexy sex, everyone! Safety is critical! smile

... Last updated on August 24th, 2014, 9:41am
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fun read   
Rating: 8.3 / 10.0
by butako chan
August 19th, 2014, 9:28pm
Haha, this gave me a good laugh. There were clever moments throughout the manga that made me chuckle. The plot is surprisingly deep. I think the mangaka was able to achieve exactly what they wanted in this work. The characters are really likeable and their personalities are shown though the dialogue with other characters. I would have liked if they were given even more development though. The art is nice and suits the style of the manga well.

... Last updated on August 19th, 2014, 10:23pm
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Realistic emotions and amazing character development   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by aventurite
December 29th, 2013, 9:39am
I just finished reading Dog Style by Motoni Modoru and it was perfect.
Weird, broken, wretched, depressing, tragic but also uplifting, magnificent, breathtaking, god damn fucking beautiful and happy kind of perfect.
I haven't read anything this good in ages. All of the characters' back stories, interactions, personal developments and the final resolution wrenched my feelings out by the heart string, beat it to pulp and left gooey remains to melt in a fluffy cloud of bliss. Even the annoying male side characters turned out epically likeable by the end.
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And did I mention that it has a happy ending? Something This Good Can't Have a Happy Ending just went flying out the window, through the stratosphere and over the moon.

I. Am. So. Done.
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180 degress turn over   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chealsealina
September 12th, 2013, 1:23am
OMFG~! this was 180 degrees turn over to me! It's different to what I've read lots of YAOI manga and even on drama I haven't cry this much ..... totally so wonderful and I will give *two thumbs up* I'm going to RE-Read this for sure it's my first time so touched and being attached to this kind of story I LOVED IT~!

at the Ending my chest it feels so tight that i couldn't breath from the emotions I feel while reading ... 'til i noticed like i have my own world filled with tears. Hearth-throbbing and so many emotions that you can get from reading such a great story from Mdoru Motoni & Erio Oka =)
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A Favorite   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by iyris
February 11th, 2013, 2:04am
The very first yaoi I gave the rate of 10. (Second was Not Equal by Ike Reibun) The art is really good and their expressions were well drawn (especially their happy faces). Very good narration and realistic emotions--given that they were delinquents. The pair was not too cheesy. It was practical and natural. The plot was simple but well-developed and well-delivered. I had fun reading it the first time. And I still had fun reading it the second time. smile
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Real Gem!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Namiya
January 6th, 2013, 3:01am
This was a real gem for me because of the scale of this piece, how the characters were able to move me and how I was drawn into the story!
I really loved it and would recommend it to everyone! It's a must read for a real yaoi fan!
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Don't hesitate, just read it!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by PansyWansyLinsy
November 18th, 2012, 10:17pm
For only a length of three volumes, this series really does pack an emotional punch. I'm trying to put together a summary of what happens in this series, but to be honest, not a lot happens in terms of plot. Dog Style is primarily character-driven and the two main leads take you on an emotional roller coaster ride of ups and downs.

Dog Style is not your typical run-of-the-mill yaoi, heck it's not even your run of the mill anything. Motives, reasonings and feelings are often difficult to comprehend and sometimes suspect. The only consistency is the growing attraction between Miki and Chiaki. The pace is frenetic, much like some of the wild escapades and running gags in the story. Erotic, sometimes absurd, comedic and dramatic, this is one of those instances where the how - not the what - keeps you reading.

If you've read any other work by this same manga-ka, then it should be quite easy to jump into Dog Style. If you're like me however, and this was your first time reading Modoru Motoni, then it might take some minor adjusting to get used to her manner of writing and drawing. Don't let the art throw you off. I skimmed the first couple of pages and couldn't get past the strangeness of her style and almost put the series aside. I don't know why I continued reading, but it must have been the overwhelming positive reviews that decided me otherwise (for which I'm extremely grateful). Now that I've done a couple of re-reads and have gone through some of her other works, I've been completely converted. She is now one of my favorite manga artists.

I only had a couple of minor complaints with the series. I thought the running stray dog metaphor was a tad forced in places and despite having read an official English translated version of the series, I still found some of the conversations confusing. Based on some of the reviews I've read about her other works, Motoni is fond of using Japanese puns and wordplay, which probably accounts for some of the odd phrasing and nonsensical conversations. It's a shame there weren't a couple of pages of side notes explaining the meaning behind some of these translations.

I'm not sure how it is for others, but my enjoyment for reading something is increased by tenfold when I really like the main characters. There was something about Chiaki and Miki that made them magnetic and enthralling. They're two complex individuals with some heavy emotional baggage who only come together at first for the most superficial of reasons (sex). It's not even enjoyable for one of the individuals the first few times. While the sex may seem passionate at first, it becomes fairly obvious that the lack of a deeper connection makes it what it is - just sex. However, their love-making subtly becomes more involved and erotic (oh my, their kisses were nose-bleed worthy!) as their relationship evolves. They aren't perfect individuals, and depending on how much you buy into the story, you'll either like them or hate them. So take my advice and don't expect anything when you start reading.

There's probably more I say about Dog Style, but it's just one of those series you have to experience by actually reading it. It's the kind of story that grips you from the start and wrings you out by the end, but you're glad you stayed along for the ride.

... Last updated on December 6th, 2012, 1:04am
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