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Hontoni, Yasashii  
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Description
From BLU:
From modern-day tales of romance in Seattle, to eerie stories from historical Japan, to Yoshinaga-sensei's depiction of the class conflicts that fueled the French Revolution... In these unforgettable tales, there's a little something for every BLU fan!

And perhaps best of all, the characters Claude and Antoine (a young aristocrat and his butler) are introduced in this volume. Catch up to their later adventures in Fumi Yoshinaga's 'Lovers in the Night'!

Stories:
1. Truly Kindly
2. True Tenderness
3. A Today Completely Different From Yesterday
4. Pandora
5. Chinoiserie
6. A Butler's Proper Place
7. A Day in the Life of an Aristocrat

Type
Manga

Related Series

Associated Names
本当に、やさしい。
Hontou ni Yasashii
True Tenderness
Truly Kindly
With True realness

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 7.4 / 10.0 (89 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.3 / 10.0
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9+
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Last Updated
April 2nd 2013, 12:28pm PST


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Recommendations
N/A

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Artist(s)

Year
1997

Original Publisher
Biblos (1997)
Libre Shuppan (2008)

Serialized In (magazine)
N/A

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Blu (Complete - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1174 increased(+98)
Monthly Pos #2374 increased(+467)
3 Month Pos #4256 increased(+496)
6 Month Pos #6131 increased(+92)

List Stats
On 50 reading lists
On 92 wish lists
On 313 completed lists
On 6 unfinished lists
On 116 custom lists

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interesting read......   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by blackknight
August 22nd, 2010, 1:14am
This one is definitely twisted and thought provoking. The 1st story was the best, and makes you stop to consider how cut and dried personalities actually are. I also enjoyed A Butler's Proper Place, because it went with the characters in Lovers in the Night - which is great as well. The odd and twisted side of human nature seems to be a good descriptive theme for these stories. Not much yaoi content, but that's ok because the story makes up for it. The artwork is also good, and typical of this author. She is among my favorites, and I've read a lot of her work. I reccomend this 1.
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Truly Kindly, Title Story is Wonderful! A Variety of Eras, All Done With Great Effort!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
July 14th, 2009, 5:07pm
Another academic BL! This lady presses the thinking and the emotions! I've never seen such amazing BL stories in the French Revolution era.
My favourite, -and I wish there was more- is the title story, Truly Kindly. It was interesting how she showed someone that had dangerous and violent antisocial symptoms from such a child-like perspective. And the cold, callous man who used others was the one that was -ironically- the one that really wasn't kind...Very twisty and thought-provoking.
And -of course- her artwork is such a mix of white space and dark space and sketchy lines that I can't stop looking at it. It's almost like it moves - impressionist style!
Check out NISHI Keiko's Love Songs, if you like YOSHINAGA Fumi's anthologies.

... Last updated on July 15th, 2009, 7:14am
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Dark & Intellectual.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by yblees
February 9th, 2009, 10:22pm
Collection of (mostly) rather twisted oneshots paying on satire and very dark humour. It's yaoi - but you'll definitely be disappointed if you're reading this for the smut. These stories will leave you thinking about motives and consequences long after you put down the book - expect to give those brain cells a workout.
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