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Rival ni Ki wo Tsukero  
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Description
1-2)Rival ni Ki wo Tsukero (Beware of the Rival)
Ren is in love with his younger cousin Sakae and has been for quite some time. On the day he plans on confessing he witnesses Kunimi, Sakae's classmate, confessing to Sakae. Upset that Kunimi stole Ren's perfect moment to confess he decides to find out who the guy is and hopefully what Sakae's answer was. When Sakae leaves the two together Kunimi tells Ren he knows Ren loves Sakae and that he will never hand Sakae over to Ren. The battle to win Sakae over is ON!

3)Koishitatte ii janai (What's wrong with being in love?)
Mei and Shouta are childhood friends. Mei is very clumsy and a little clueless so when he wants to move out of his parent's house and live alone, Shouta moves in with him. One day Mei comes home early and sees Shouta touching himself... while calling Mei's name! Everything changes after that...

4)Suki Suki (Love Love)
Toshikazu is very possessive over his lover, Hibiki. Hibiki starts to feel smothered but what will happen when he finally wins some freedom?

Extra: Ren and Kunimi from Beware of the Rival are back for a short side story. Ren is always complaining about being the bottom but when he finally gets a chance to top Kunimi, things don't go as planned...

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
ライバルに気をつけろ
爱情趴趴走
Beware of the Rival

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.4 by Obsession (3135d ago)
v.1 c.3 by Obsession (3226d ago)
v.1 c.2b by Obsession (3254d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (158 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.66 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 29th 2013, 10:57am PST


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Year
2005

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Serialized In (magazine)
Chara (Tokuma Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #996 increased(+213)
Monthly Pos #1767 increased(+751)
3 Month Pos #3238 increased(+428)
6 Month Pos #4258 increased(+112)

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On 67 reading lists
On 109 wish lists
On 783 completed lists
On 7 unfinished lists
On 149 custom lists

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Better than expected   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Mochi__x
July 25th, 2013, 1:22pm
Surprisingly, I actually really liked this manga. I had some doubts at first, but I was definitely proven wrong.
The main couple (chapters 1, 2 and extra) were very sweet. The so-called plot twist really wasn't a twist at all, I think it's pretty clear what's going to happen just from reading the description. But having said that, I really liked it. The 2nd chapter in particular was good, as we got to see things from Kunimi's POV. The extra was funny too, though I would've liked it to be a bit longer.
The two oneshots that follow were both decent. Again, utterly predictable, but not bad. Though quite forgettable really.
So I'm giving this an 8.5/10 as I was pleasantly surprised by the main story.
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Nothing special   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by kurosu_yuuki
May 15th, 2010, 10:01pm
As for "Rival ni Ki wo Tsukero" itself, the plot was decently developed...nothing special, though.
Although I did like the lack of sex for a change (just a couple of scenes) and how they're feelings were an important matter.
Also, I liked that the characters weren't seme and uke exactly. Only on bed (which is better, 'cause I hate inversions), but they were about the same height and equals as men.

As for the first one-shot...I love Kayoko, hahaha! I'd totally be her!
The story is nothing new. Cute only. And I HATED that it endend before they really got together, and I we don't get to see the first sex scene either!

The second one...I liked it. More than everybody said, actually. I mean, it's pure cliché, but I like when the subject is posession, for some reason.

In general, artwork is okay (not bad, not beautiful).
The characters aren't much remarkable.

Okay for killing time...
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Cute but nothing special   
Rating: N/A
by faerygoddyss
August 4th, 2007, 2:04am
The last two one shots, like everyone's been saying, are nothing to boast about. The main story that covers chapter one and chapter two are rather cute. Nothing special really, a sort of usual type of yaoi but still cute.
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Rival ni Ki wo Tsukero   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by angelkurisutin
July 29th, 2007, 4:47pm
I wish the whole volume had just been 'Beware of the Rival', mainly because I couldn't get enough. The side stories were ok, but the first story I just adored. Love triangles can get tiring sometimes, but this really had a surprising twist, and the developing love was just too cute. This is just a really cute read where everyone ends up happy! ^_^ I give it a ten, just because I'm ignoring the sides and focusing on the main story.

... Last updated on June 7th, 2008, 8:21am
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agreed   
Rating: 8.9 / 10.0
by LadyKadaj
July 21st, 2007, 12:41pm
agree with the first 2 reviewers, this vol is awesome only prob is I wish there were more... sigh
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fun story   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by grumble_cakes
April 22nd, 2007, 4:16am
the first and longest story, Beware of the Rival is great. It's NOT an angsty love triangle like it sounds, The story is actually sweet and lighthearted. A great read if you're in the mood for a fun, "feel good" story.

The other 2 oneshots are just ok- the stories are not that interesting.
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good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ambrosiatea
February 25th, 2007, 9:11pm
about the ONLY yaoi manga I've read where the two lovers are on equally matched. it's pretty funny but a bit too short.
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