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Kasa no Shita, Futari  
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Description
Mio Keisuke is a high-schooler who leads a rather dull, boring life. He can’t keep a girlfriend—because being a kept man’s too much of a hassle, and he can’t bring himself to fall in love and want to please his woman. Then—one day he seeks shelter from a sudden downpour under the awning of an apartment owned by Yugi Kakeru… and suddenly his life isn’t so dull anymore as he finds himself falling for his aloof and yet obviously lonely friend.

Comes with an extra for Kimi Note.
Includes characters from Star-like Words.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Kimi Note (Alternate Story)

Associated Names
傘の下、ふたり
雨傘下、兩個人
Under the Umbrella, with You

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.5.5 by September Scanlations (817d ago)
v.1 c.5 by September Scanlations (818d ago)
v.1 c.4 by September Scanlations (828d 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: 8.3 / 10.0 (405 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.19 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 21st 2014, 6:11pm PST


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Year
2011

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Serialized In (magazine)
Gush (Kaiousha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #768 increased(+342)
Monthly Pos #1669 increased(+109)
3 Month Pos #2048 increased(+161)
6 Month Pos #2299 decreased(-53)

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On 311 reading lists
On 190 wish lists
On 1460 completed lists
On 8 unfinished lists
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Typical plot, but done well   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by naikan
March 23rd, 2012, 6:02pm
The plot is kind of run-of-the-mill: guy falls in love with someone who has trouble getting out of a bad relationship. However, the pacing was done much better than other manga with similar plots, and the author recognizes that relationships take time, which I very much appreciated. I read the Chinese translation, so I cannot comment on the actual quality of writing, but I got a good sense of deep but not overly dramatic narrative and dialogue, which made an otherwise typical BL plot fairly enjoyable to read.

The art is quite nice, as well. The characters display a spectrum of expressions, and at times, the right expression conveyed all that was needed to be said. This is a characteristic that showcases one of the few advantages manga has over novels, and sadly not that many authors take advances of it. So hats off to this author for making this manga enjoyable to watch as well as read.
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Really Good.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by sofistree
July 24th, 2012, 1:58pm
I like stories that don't have the screaming/psychosis like usual manga. The people were calm in this one and actually resembled people in their actions, which was great.

I like the two leads and the friends and all the rest of them. I like that no one was afraid of sex (like so often happens in manga), and that they were all fairly mature. The story was really sweet, and the two leads helped each other become better versions of themselves by being together.

I would definitely read this again. In fact, I wish it was longer than a short story.

My only (slight) issue is that the transitions between chapters can be a little bit confusing, but it's not bad.

I agree with the comment by naikan, that the art and expressions in this are really good. One look is enough to convey thoughts and emotions a lot of times, and that's a talent to be able to do that. Most writers slack in that department - but not this one.

... Last updated on July 24th, 2012, 1:59pm
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Well handled   
Rating: N/A
by musiclover1933
September 16th, 2013, 9:44am
Even though the plot's not particularly original, Junko managed to deliver very well! This is my favourite work from her because I can feel all the angst ;_; I loved how their relationship developed and the symbolism with the umbrellas. Great art and story. The one and only thing I didn't like about this manga was just that ONE scene - jeez Keisuke, how can you be such a douche?
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Nice!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Dezi
May 11th, 2012, 9:16am
I love it, when reading Manga makes my heart throb! This one definitely did it for me. I did not find it typical, because it dealt with rejection in a different way than it is usually portrayed. I thought it was quite realistic and the outcome actually surprised me. This was very enjoyable.
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Enjoyable characters   
Rating: N/A
by kurosu_yuuki
May 23rd, 2013, 11:37am
Hm...there are some parts I love and some parts I really found boring.
First, it kinda reminds me of Junjou Romantica. Guy who's in love with friend, friend announces he's getting married, other guys steps up? Classical Usami-Takahiro-Misaki
Anyways, the good parts are mostly the surprise ones. You see, it's pretty predictable and yet it's not.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I thought Yugi was the seme, to begin with.
The umbrella part was awesome. Not only the whole metaphor, but
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how we realize Yugi's in love with his sempai when we find out the umbrella is his is hauntingly well done.
And then everything I kept thinking proved to be wrong.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I thought Yugi was already with the sempai, for real. Then I thought Mio's blackmail would work - both times. I thought he'd confess.
I thought Yugi would easily fall for Mio and all the plot would've been for nothing.
I would never expect that four year gap in the story.

And I love the kissing scene, how it's not actually shown, but under what? Yeah, that's right: a NEW umbrella. Amazing!

But then again, I hated the sex scene. I thought it was a horrible, senseless moment for Mio to take a step further and I feel like he totally abused Yugi.
And this is one of the bad parts.
Also, the art is good at times, but some other moments, the characters seem way too childish. I prefer it when they are older, but then Yugi's not as hot as he was before...
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And though it surprised me, I didn't like Yugi as a seme. He's so cooler and sexier than Mio (when they are young). Thank God that reversed when they grew up.

Also, it never got me crying, and I cry pretty easily, which I guess can be counted as a bad point for a drama manga.
And last, I thought it was way too short. For a one shot I guess it's as good as the plot could've been, but if it was longer, this would be so much better, because it has so much potential...

... Last updated on May 23rd, 2013, 11:40am
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Kasa no Shita, Futari   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Trix_Michiyo
August 19th, 2012, 1:01pm
That was quite a lovely manga!

The story was a bit expected but still nicely played.
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Mio, a bored teenager comes across his first real love and first heartbreak as his crush loves someone else. There was no quick solution as Yugi was very attached to Tachibana. But slowly, Mio's care and love won Yugi's heart.
There was quite a lot of character development and good interaction scenes throughout the story which kept me hooked till the end.

Definitely worth reading!

... Last updated on August 19th, 2012, 1:02pm
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First Juno   
Rating: N/A
by k.bell11
August 10th, 2012, 10:33pm
I really liked this manga for a couple of reasons 1 the relationship is really well paced and really sweet 2 the art is brilliant, yugi is amazing 3 everyone basically acted their age, in a lot of BL the characters are unrealistic and do things that no one really could get away with, but here everyone was rational and human. Yugi and mio are really really cute together too!
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Just nice~   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
December 31st, 2012, 11:22pm
It was sweet again but not very well done like Konbini-kun. I liked that story much better! But this one is good too, the pace of the story is okay, not confusing, understandable and the art was cute! The characters are pretty okay, the messages being conveyed is clear, right expressions and all but still, I think it lacks something. Not sure what, but I just know that when I read this, I feel like there's something missing. But anyway, it's a decent read. :>
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GREAT READ   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Michan25
April 20th, 2012, 7:53am
made me cry hard!! really a great read for a yaoi manga! it has a nice plot really heartwarming in a way =), can't wait for the next chapters *DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND RAWS OF THIS? I NEED IT (thanks)*
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