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Kiss Blue  
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Description
A conventional tale of "friendship becomes something more" when one friend secretly falls in love with his best friend who’s quite a womanizer. Things start to change when that friend knows that his friend likes him, and they find themselves feeling awkward with this discovery.

From eManga:
He doesn’t remember when it began, but it seems Tomosaka has been in love with Noda forever. The thing is, he can’t exactly confess his feelings because the two are best friends. And to protect the friendship, Tomosaka has to lock away his feelings deep inside him. From Keiko Kinoshita, the same person who gave us LITTLE CRYBABY and YOU AND HARUJION, comes a story that explores the boundaries between love and friendship. Lose yourself within the pages of KISS BLUE.

He Is Waiting For Him at The Cafe
Also includes a oneshot about Tomosaka's boss, who holds on to a heartbreaking love.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
キスブルー

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.5 by Black Sheep (1422d ago)
v.2 c.6 (end) by Black Sheep (1422d ago)
v.2 c.4 by Black Sheep (1422d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (219 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.11 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 17th 2014, 12:33pm PST


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Year
2006

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Craft (Taiyou Tosho)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Juné (2 Volumes - Complete/Print)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1139 increased(+138)
Monthly Pos #1857 increased(+551)
3 Month Pos #3430 increased(+457)
6 Month Pos #4221 increased(+463)

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On 132 reading lists
On 191 wish lists
On 677 completed lists
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Urgh..   
Rating: N/A
by OmNom
November 29th, 2013, 2:45pm
Damn this is quite a solid manga, even for this mangaka's standards. The main story is fairly good, although there's not much 'innovations' here it still manages to deliver the goodness through and through while conveying the characters' inner turmoil in the most authentic way. My guts felt like it was being crushed the whole time I was reading this, from beginning to near the end, just because of how real and raws the characters' emotions are. That, of course, also has a lot to do with Kinoshita Keiko-sensei's talent in story-telling and drawing as well. Her panels all make sense and the artwork is stunning, in a different way than usual. It suits the story just perfectly. If there's any complaint though, I wish the solution to the whole tangle had not been so convenient and lacking conviction. It only it was dealt with more subtlety the whole thing would have been even better. Nonetheless this is still undoubtedly one of the mangaka's successful attempts in leaving a lasting impression on readers, ones like me at least.

And oh boy, that last story about the owner was heart-breaking as hell. I was really amazed at how much impact it brought me, not by pulling my guts out squishing it to pieces, but by slowly and steadily adding up the angst one by one until it becomes a big heavy chunk of emotions piling up. One just can't help but be helplessly affected by such strong sentiments. This is such a good piece of work which I have yet to come across anything up to par lately.

PS: Btw what's with Noda's sense of fashion? I know he's supposedly to be all tall and good-looking and dreamy etc., but why the hell would he only wear floral-printed shirts, UNBUTTONED every time he appeared in the manga? That certainly ruined my experience of viewing his 'play boy' image like how the mangaka's intended.
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Slow but good   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Serendipity_
February 5th, 2013, 6:41pm
I´m amazed that I actually didn't find this boring. Considering it´s slow paced and all. Either way, I liked it, it´s not the best, but you can´t say it´s bad either. The characters were good, although they needed some development in my opinion, the plot was okay, and you couldn´t really complain about the art.

It´s decent, but reccomendable.

... Last updated on August 6th, 2013, 7:25am
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i liked it   
Rating: N/A
by see-no-evil
September 15th, 2012, 6:20am
i loved it. the story's pace wasn't rushed and the ending was good. i liked how the mangaka portrayed tomosaka's heartache. what i didn't like however was Ryosuke X Tooru, i felt bad for ryosuke especially and tooru was just plain cruel.
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ending   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by justasideshow
June 23rd, 2012, 6:41am
I really enjoyed reading this. I thought the story and the pacing were great. I just wasn't that happy with the end... it felt a little strange...
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
it was a little strange for me how Tomosaka went from anxious to calm so fast when he was confessing...

Anyway, still worth reading!
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Wow!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by fisukisuki
June 21st, 2012, 6:31am
Very slice of life! biggrin Fantastic! It's my second time read this. The first time i read, i read so fast that i dont really understand what's going on, that was quite long time ago. Now in second time, i know what is happened. And indeed, i like it! The emotion of both protagonist is really deep. The same with the extra story(story about the manager) that is deep and bitter. Touching!
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Really   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
October 12th, 2011, 7:54am
I wish sensei would have made an extra volume or even a chapter to show an epilogue. I know it's more "realistic" the way it ended, but due to their earlier troubles, i really wanted to be sure they will forever have a HEA.....
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Slice of life...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NobodyStupid
September 17th, 2011, 7:12am
I don't agree with people say the "the couple moving slow" or "boring"
I mean you are need a time to love someone
These two are best friend and really close
And when your best friend confessed you will you directly accept him/her?
You will thinking it first right?
And searching your true feeling to him/her
That why I love this series...
Its really like an reality of two best friend
But everyone have a their own taste :]

... Last updated on September 17th, 2011, 7:12am
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enjoyable   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by pleochroic
March 14th, 2011, 5:01am
this is where i think kinoshita shines (rather than her oneshots). i'm a sucker for "best friends fall in love" anyway, but this is really nicely done. good characters, slow build-up; no big drama, but strong emotions anyway, and enough length to allow the story to develop at a good pace. it's not a story that swept me away, but it's better than average.

don't read it for sex -- there is very little; it's mostly implied. there is generally no heat here.

the little oneshot featuring the gay cafe owner in the 2nd volume is one of her better ones; a little sad, but poignant (or maybe it just echoes memories from my own past, *wry grin*).

and her art is much better here than it was at the beginning.
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etooo   
Rating: N/A
by juls91
January 29th, 2011, 7:52am
nothing new or too amazing. But it wasnt bad. A nice, cute read.
I wouldnt really call this "Yaoi" but shounen Ai.
They were a cute couple, i liked them ^^
I specially liked the last part
Spoiler (highlight to view)
cz it shows them together 2 years later.
Oh other thing, i was always worried about Tomo, cz he seemed so weak sometimes that he would succumb to the other guy's invitation.

But really, his love was better and stronger than that ^_^
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oh and dont worry about the word "infidelity" that u see in categories
they behaved nicely when it came to the 2 of them smile

... Last updated on January 29th, 2011, 7:57am
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a must read!   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by rabbitpower
September 24th, 2009, 8:51am
I thought the gradual built up of feelings in the first volume was done realistically. The emotions and the longing portrayed were heartbreaking. This is Kinoshita sensei's masterpiece. Somehow this series went under the radar probably due to the lack of scanlation but luckily, June will be releasing the second volume despite the low sales for the first volume.

... Last updated on January 14th, 2010, 1:16pm
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