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Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai  
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Description
Yakuza Yashiro, who only ever loved Kageyama, meets a new bodyguard, Doumeki Chikara. Unfortunately, the latter is impotent.

The masochistic, lewd and beautiful yakuza Yashiro and his silent, clumsy, impotent subordinate, Doumeki. This is the story of a man who has never known happiness and of a man who is reborn by getting to know him.

Vol 1
* Don't Stay Gold
A Yakuza boss really wants this "Mad Dog" fighter he found to work for him, but the "Mad Dog" isn't too keen on the idea, even though he owes a debt. After being injured and refusing to go with the boss, the "Mad Dog" winds up staying with the doctor for a few days. Will the "Mad Dog" give in to the boss to pay off his debt?

* Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai ch 1 - ch 3

* Tadayoedo Shizumazu, Saredo Naki mo Sezu
Yashiro has ...issues (more like a whole damn subscription). He's a masochist with slightly sadistic tendencies who gets off more with guys. Otherwise he's your average high school student. Recently though, there's been this annoying classmate Kageyama who seems to think its his duty to supply Yashiro with band aids for the results of his sexual exploits; through various events they get closer and soon Yashiro develops more than normal feelings for Kageyama but will he experience his springtime of love or remain drowning in unrequitted affection? A yaoi love story with a twist (and a rope or 2). Prequel to " Don´t Stay Gold"

Vol 2
* Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai ch 4 - ch 10.5

Vol 3
* Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai ch 11 - ch 16
* Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai ch 16.5 (tank extra)

Vol 4
* Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai ch 17 - ch 22

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
Певчая птица крыльями не машет (Russian)
囀る鳥は羽ばたかない (Japanese)
鸣鸟不飞 (Chinese)
지저귀는 새는 날지 않는다 (Korean)
A szárnyaszegett énekesmadár (Hungarian)
Don't Stay Gold
Pájaro que trina no vuela (Spanish)
Saezuru Tori ha Habatakanai
Songbirds Never Fly
Tadayoedo Shizumazu, Saredo Naki mo Sezu
The Songbird Doesn't Fly
Twittering Birds Never Fly (English)
Złamane skrzydła (Polish)

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/a/nonymous
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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.20 by /a/nonymous (368d ago)
v.4 c.17 by Shirohato Scans (561d ago)
v.3 c.Extra by Shirohato Scans (595d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (853 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 15th 2017, 5:32am PST


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Year
2011

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Serialized In (magazine)
HertZ (Taiyo Tosho)
ihr HertZ (Taiyo Tosho)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Juné (3 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #82 decreased(-21)
Monthly Pos #29 increased(+16)
3 Month Pos #42 increased(+2)
6 Month Pos #39 increased(+3)

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On 2622 reading lists
On 560 wish lists
On 49 unfinished lists
On 554 custom lists

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I JUST CAN'T   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Himeowchama
February 9th, 2017, 7:19am
I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START.
THIS MANGA IS KILLING ME WITH THE FEELS. EVERY CHAPTER IS FILLED WITH INTERESTING PLOTS THAT ONE COULDN'T HONESTLY HELP BUT FEEL A NUMBER OF MIXED EMOTIONS.

I LOVE THE MAIN CHARACTER. I FEEL PITY FOR YASHIRO TO BE A MASOCHIST, BUT I LOVE THE FACT THAT HIS BODYGUARD TAKES CARE OF HIM PROPERLY. HE DOESN'T REALLY INFLICT PAIN TO YASHIRO (unlike the other manga u know what~~~) BECAUSE HE KNOWS HOW TO TREAT THE PERSON HE LOVES PROPERLY.
THE SIDE CHARACTERS WERE REALLY DESCRIBED WELL BY THE MANGAKA THAT YOU CAN'T EVEN HATE THEM. AT FIRST, I WAS ROOTING FOR KAGEYAMA (bc first love lololol) BUT NOW, I'M REALLYYYYY ROOTING FOR DOUMEKI. DOUMEKI KNOWS THAT INFLICTING PAIN WILL ONLY MAKE YASHIRO BE SATISFIED, BUT NOT HAPPY.

I JUST LOVE THEM AND WILL CONTINUE TO (unless some EXTREME bdsm scene between Yashiro and Doumeki will happen, BUT HOPEFULLY NOT!!! PLEASE JUST PLEASE)

... Last updated on February 9th, 2017, 2:50pm
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Yashiro my #1 Uke!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lollikins
December 16th, 2016, 3:56am
Words can't express how much I love Yashiro. I am so glad that I picked up this manga when it was translated up to the fourth volume. I came across this manga before but I was put off by the uke who just slept around who's love interest is a impotent bodyguard. But boy am I glad I gave it a second try. The complexity that is Yashiro is very hard to explain and makes me think long and hard about his interactions with people and the decisions he makes. As I read on I can see how he slowly gets affected by Doumeki and how he starts to fall in love with him without he himself even realizing his feelings. Doumeki is the ultimate seme!! He is soo sweet and considerate of Yashiro and you can see how much he respects Yashiro even though everyone else insults Yashiro calling him public toilet, etc. He is so tender with Yashiro that Yashiro can't help but fall in love with him ^-^ This is totally my #1 Yaoi manga and I have also bought the 4th drama cd and 4th manga volume from Amazon.jp

Also for people comparing this to Finder's series I totally can't agree with that. While both might have Yakuza the storyline and characters in Saezuru are on a totally different level. I am also a fan of the Finder's series but it reads more like fluff and fanservice than anything else. I don't get the seriousness of Yakuza like I get from Saezuru. Also the characters in Saezuru have great character development which I totally love!

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Doumeki cutting off his pinky finger because he didn't do his job and Yashiro got shot


Well my review went on longer than I thought it would >.>; Anyways if you haven't read this yet I really recommend it! <3 Yashiro x Doumeki for life!!!! I just hope that they will be able to have a happy ending T-T as long as they are together at the end I'll be ok.

Just a sugesstion you should listen to the Drama cd while reading the manga, Yashiro sounds sooooo sexy!!! Doumeki too =D

... Last updated on January 3rd, 2017, 3:49am
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Best yaoi ever   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by vamplovergurl
September 28th, 2016, 8:59pm
Story is compelling, art is gorgeous, the complexity of the characters is really well developed. There's absolutely nothing that can top such a well crafted masterpiece. Everything about this manga is amazing. You can't help but fall in love with the characters.
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My favorite yaoi   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Davi-na
September 7th, 2016, 8:44pm
I read the oneshot about yashiro years ago before this series about him came out and it stuck with me as one of my favorite stories. His character was one that I could not forget, and truly wanted to find his own version of a "happy ending". So when this series came out I was so excited, and it has not disappointed. The story is put together perfectly and the characters are believable, a truly touching and amazing creation is what you will find in the pages of this story.
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DAMN   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tingpls
February 3rd, 2016, 1:19pm
This manga is targeted at a mature audience, but I would definitely place it really high on an "Introduction to Great Yaoi" list, if not #1. Yoneda-sensei sure knows how to tug at the readers' heartstrings. And set our hormones on fire. Everything blends together so seamlessly in this manga. The intrigue, yakuza culture, the rigid hierarchy and the relationships between members, so on. And of course at the centre of it all is our lovely Yashiro and Doumeki.

... Last updated on February 3rd, 2016, 1:23pm
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I wish I could have enjoyed it   
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by ShonaNingyo
January 19th, 2016, 8:26pm
Something was missing for me. It featured all the elements I love in a good yaoi: Smut, dark secrets, abuse, neglect, and everything that twists a person into something ugly and pitiful, but it just didn't click with me, unfortunately.
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One of the best (imho)   
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by KiritoKira
October 23rd, 2015, 6:33am
This is one of the best yaoi mangas I've read, and I've read a LOT. It's very unique in its entirety, ofc if you break it down into parts you can find others with a single aspect but none that offer up such an amazing blend of sub-genres; yakuza, childhood trauma, rape, abuse, learning to love, severe masochism, rising to power, just so much awesomeness <3(if you disagree please link me to others like it because I'd love to read them!) **Fair warning, this manga is pretty 'dark' so if you're looking for a happy ending, warm and fuzzy feeling, cheerful yaoi manga you've stumbled upon the exact opposite** but, I think it's really worth reading even if this isn't your normal cup if tea. My only regret when it comes to this manga is that I found it so 'early' and it doesn't seem to get updated very often; I'm very impatient and waiting for more chapters to be released is so hard! I've already reread it four times now.
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MY SONS   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Yoneko
October 9th, 2015, 4:14am
I've been reading this manga for years. I just hope I don't die before it's finished. I love this story so much. Yashiro is my son! He's so strong and beautiful, he deserves happiness and love and everything good. I love Doumeki as well, he loves Yashiro, everything he is. He's willing to anything, he's so special. This heavy feeling won't leave me.
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Gimme more... and fast!   
Rating: 8.4 / 10.0
by Lillian
October 4th, 2015, 7:04am
I can't stand to read unfinished mangas because at the end I'll want more and will have to wait and all tension and interest may fade with the months and years of waiting.

Am at vol 4 ch 17 atm.

This title builds up a good set of characters over time and develops depth for at least the two main protagonists. The tension between them, that they're partly unaware off yet, kept me reading and I'm so curious when, how - or if at all - it'll resolve.
I'm no fan of yakuza stories at all but the chars keep this one rolling.

... Last updated on October 4th, 2015, 7:07am
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Beyond Words   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by nezushi
September 30th, 2015, 7:52pm
After reading this for three years and continuing, i need to re-explain my adoration for it. Oh Saezuru. How this manga is so fucking fantastic. It's gotta be the best yaoi manga out there because of the depth of the characters and the story itself. It's extremely gritty, heartbreaking, and full of angst. Yashiro is such a complex character that has so many issues because of his tragic past. He's the kind of person you can feel pity for, yet can also be looked down upon because of his actions. Personally, i think he's brilliant. He has developed a lot over the series and seeing that change occur is really beautiful, especially his relationship with doumeki. Doumeki is a great character, not only because of his loyalty but because he is equally as flawed as yashiro. These two are so broken and work together in such a way, that it's honestly one of the best relationships i have ever come across. You can definitely tell that these two main characters, do in fact, have some kind of strong connection towards each other. The atmosphere is so electric and intense between them that it literally makes my heart pound out of my chest. I get such a rush of adrenaline. The symbolism and the art is also magnificent. Yoneda-sensei knows how to draw such amazing expressions and backgrounds that are just beautiful to look at. I can not explain my love for this series. Just read it. It's truly a gem.

... Last updated on October 30th, 2016, 9:58am
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