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Ai o Kou Kemono  
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Senoo Kaoru falls in love with an attractive freshman he meets at the library, Shinohara Akira.

Shinohara Souya is unable to let go of the memory of his beloved.

And Akira is a lonely boy starving for love.

No matter how strongly they wish for it, these feelings wrenching their hearts can never be requited.

A secret past binds them together; and the shocking truth will be revealed in the end.

What fate awaits these beasts hungry for love, in this tragic story by Hakutou Noriko?


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Ai wo Kou Kemono
Beast Begging for Love

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c.6-7 (end) by Moi-xRyu Scanlations (397d ago)
v.1 c.4-5 by Moi-xRyu Scanlations & Razuriscans (808d ago)
v.1 c.2-3 by Moi-xRyu Scanlations & Razuriscans (973d ago)
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1 Volume (Complete)

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Average: 6 / 10.0 (114 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.21 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 25th 2014, 11:44am PST



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Too short.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Doki
July 14th, 2015, 10:53pm
Be warned that, yes, this is twisted and dark and incest is the main theme.
At the same time, it has its weirdly sweet moments.

This would have been so much better if given even just one more volume. There are so many great twists and emotions to explore, but with one volume they just aren't given room to grow and we get none of the aftermath.
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If only this wasn't so rushed   
Rating: N/A
by OmNom
January 25th, 2015, 5:29am
I actually don't have anything against twisted stories, provided that the pacing and development don't feel like they come out of no where and throw me off. For this particular manga, I do like the idea that the author had in mind, but her execution perhaps wasn't the best possible outcome from the initial brainstorming. And the ending is just too rushed and kinda 'lazy' imo, just to resolve the conflict of a love triangle.
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the fact that no love in this story came to fruition is rather a nice change for my experience,

I wish the mangaka had reached that conclusion in a more persuasive way so that the audience could accept it with more ease. I do think that the ratings for this title here in MU are a bit unfair though, it's definitely still above average for the most part.
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Totally to my tastes   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by HoshiSama
November 25th, 2014, 11:35am
This a a nice dark story with a lot of twisted emotions. Very nice. Some things are left ambiguous, but that's good too. Overall a good story if you you like the darker side of the human condition.
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No fluff, no happiness and twisted fellings BUT REALLY WORTH READING !!!   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Kleineputchen
November 5th, 2014, 8:10am
Well, you've been warned ! This is not a happy story, not one page.
And I think that explains the general low rating (and the incest theme as well maybe). But ! A sad story is not necessary a bad story. I can't say I enjoyed it, but I was stuck to it for sure. I was feeling so much pain for the characters, all of them, for not being able to move on and getting trapped in their past. For sure, they made wrong choices, but could they have done otherwise, given the emotions they were facing ? It really left me heart-wrenched, but I don't regret reading it, it was worth it. What I really liked here is that even though they have twisted feelings, they know it and that torture them, even if it can't make them stop.
On the negative side, the story of each character is not enough detailed for my taste. And I Would have prefered a more concise ending.
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We don't know if Akira remembers anything that's happened, or if he just still has feelings for Kaoru. Actually, sad for sad, I would have prefered Akira to never remember anything

So, if you are ready for a hopeless, tragic, and twisted but well-writen story, then give it a go !

... Last updated on July 14th, 2015, 1:15pm
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