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Hatsukoi wa Marude Yaiba no You ni  
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Satomi was told to marry her brother-in-law, Hongdae. Even since the passing of her sister, Kyoko, Satomi's dad is worrying about not being able to find a successor to the Asahina Private Hospital. In the eye's of Satomi's dad, Hongdae is the best candidate to take over his leadership. In order to prevent protests from the board, he wants Satomi to take her sister's place - to become his wife so that he could once again be related by marriage to Satomi family.

Satomi is just an ordinary gal who studies at a nursing school and wants a first love that she can embrace forever. She is shocked when her dad informs her about marrying Hongdae and gets in a dilemma about it....until one day, she finds something shocking about Hongdae....


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Associated Names
Hatsukoi wa Maru de Yaiba no You ni
Hatsukoi wa Maru de Yaiba no Youni
Hatsukoi wa Marude Yaiba no Youni
Love Is Like a Knife

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.3.5 by yummymanga (271d ago)
v.1 c.3 by yummymanga (421d ago)
v.1 c.2b by yummymanga (432d ago)
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1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 5.8 / 10.0 (29 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.46 / 10.0
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November 29th 2014, 9:01am PST

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Cheese! (Shogakukan)

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Interesting and a little twisted. Not as bad as the rating indicates.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by murasakihebi2
January 4th, 2015, 4:09pm
The last chapter which tells the story from the sister's perspective helped to make the story much clearer. It has intriguing and complex plot but the execution is a little bit messy. The main guy character is true intention are really hard to figure out, i feel like his actions illogical sometimes.

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his competency as a doctor and his silent but unwavering for the sister is what makes me like him. But the way he treat the girl is so messed up. One day he insists they get married, one day he refuses to marry her. Make up your mind! And for the main girl character, people condemn her for being
weak-willed, but I understand how she turned out that way. She had real deep inferiority complex and judging by her reaction after hearing the nice guy confession in the last few pages, thought that no one has ever cared for her. Poor her. She missed a chance of happiness with the nice guy. At least the ending seems to imply a better future for both of them or else this is gonna be too depressing.
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Bad translations ruined this for me   
Rating: N/A
by kitty1826x
November 17th, 2014, 12:58am
It's pretty bad when you have to reread every half a sentence because it's not making sense. It really messed with the flow.
Sad thing is, I think this is one of those twisted stories I would normally like. Here's to hoping some other group translates this better ... but even then I would only give this a 7 maybe a 8.5

... Last updated on November 17th, 2014, 10:15am
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