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From PresenceDear:

1) A Boring Man
After getting dumped, Hashimoto, an ordinary businessman, is approached by a popular and successful co-worker.

2) Sweet Room
Kotobuki is famous on campus for his beauty and brains. Will he ever find a roommate who isnít disillusioned when he sees what Kotobuki is really like?

3-4) Letís Tie Hands Firmly
When Atsushi quits his job in the city and returns to his hometown, he finds his younger friend, Satoru, all grown up and a little distant.

5) Always Hand in Hand
Sequel of 'Letís Tie Hands Firmly'.

6) A Troubled Man
(continuation of "A Boring Man")


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A Boring Man

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.2 by PresenceDear (2036d ago)
v.1 c.1 by PresenceDear (2162d ago)
v.1 c.5 by PresenceDear (2221d ago)
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1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (260 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.68 / 10.0
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September 22nd 2014, 6:45pm PST



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Gush (Kaiousha)

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Not my thing.   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by sofistree
March 12th, 2014, 8:31am
A Boring Man stories: C- (and that's being generous - it was clumsy, cliche, and overall not great when sadly it could have been very cute).

Sweet Room: C- (could have been cute, but completely wasn't. At all...).

Let's Tie Hands Firmly stories: C (what's with all these "I love you," "Oh, cool, yeah, I love you too," stories? There's no buildup...)

Overall, nothing unique, indistinguishable characters for the most part, and a serious lack of buildup or actual emotion. This makes me very sad.

I'd like to note, however, that I'm a big fan of older uke and younger semes. I love that the author does that. I just wish there was some substance to this story.
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3rd story by far the best   
Rating: N/A
by blu_papillon
November 12th, 2012, 11:23am
not a bad read overall, but the third story was the best. I thought that they handled the idea of rape very well for the amount of story alloted to it, and it was by far the best story in the book. I also liked the cute little continuation of that story where they get jealous of each other's friends. =) Very cute.
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Somewhat special   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by lifeincircuit
August 9th, 2011, 12:57am
This was very sweet. The first two stories were cute, but for me it was the couple in chapters 3-5 that really shined. Very good mix of sweet and serious with no melodrama. I haven't read chapter 6 yet, so I can't comment on that. Overall I'd say that it's probably not a classic for all the ages, but it is definitely worth reading.
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good read   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by AislinCeivun
December 3rd, 2010, 2:28pm
It was a nice collection of short stories, as expected from Yamamoto-sensei. None of them were too short and they felt complete.

The first "A Boring Man" was not a very unique story but cute and enjoyable nonetheless, and I liked the uke's clumsiness. Plus point for the lot of bath scenes. bigrazz

The second "Sweet Room" was not really for my taste (too beautiful uke and I don't really enjoy love-at-first-sight), but it wasn't bad by any means. The uke's change of behaviour was funny, and I liked the end too - nothing too obvious, just implying their future together. smile

The two-part third story "Let's tie hands firmly" and it's continuation "Always Hand in Hand" was the best in my opinion both in plotwise and details (of course, since it was the longest). It actually dealt with a rather serious topic
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the uke's trauma and fear of any kind of physical contaction due to a previous rape
and managed to pull it out well. It could've been a one-volume story too (this way the uke's mental progress to be ready to start a relationship with the seme could have been slower and more natural) but I'm not saying it was very rushed. The continuation was also rather sweet.

All in all, I recommend this manga. Nothing extremly memorable, but a fun and nice read. smile
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