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A collection of short stories:

Kazu, the owner of a run-down coffee shop, becomes the inadvertent host to Renji, a young man who perceives Kazu's hunger for the touch of another person. The pain of this realization only increases the torment of Kazu, who has long ago given up on his longing for love. [Warning: Talk of a suicide attempt.] - Must be Endless

-Chain Gang
Always together, one man drinks at another man's home when he can't catch the last train home, but what is this feeling of deprived freedom? - Yaoi is Life

-Good Morning, Bad Day

-Devil's Thoroughbred
Kinaga-s act of kindness and friendship is repaid in the most unexpected way. Yamashita Tomoko's pre-debut work! - Echochi Scans


Related Series
Nakeru BL (Adapted From)
Nakeru BL (Main Story)

Associated Names
Chain Gang
Devil's Thoroughbred
Good Morning, Bad Day
Strobo Scope

Groups Scanlating
Dirty Shoe Re-translations
Echochi Scans
Must Be Endless
Taste and Eat

Latest Release(s)
c.Oneshot by Must Be Endless (343d ago)
c.Oneshot by Echochi Scans (930d ago)
c.Oneshot by Taste and Eat & Dirty Shoe Re-translations (691d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (32 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.29 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 31st 2015, 5:27pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
b-Boy Kichiku (Libre Shuppan)
On Blue (Shodensha)

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Amazing. Soo good. Definetely worth to read. Unique art.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kidoraku
October 7th, 2014, 5:58pm
The manga is mature and real-life-like, it's not cute or fluffy. Some readers may have a hard time trying to enjoy those stories. Or think of them as a boring, lazy paced one shots. I think it's great ^^

Anyway they're touching, bitter-sweet stories about life, love and hardships of being gay - the heavy stuff like being rejected by society, misery and hope that should've lost long time ago, but still smoulder somewhere deep in one's heart. There's strong plot and the background for the characters, some of them are likeable, some are twisted and you'll hate them from the bottom of your heart. There's drama, angst, misery and confusion but also long awaited happy moments. I wouldn't call it a comedy but it's filled with dark humour. The art is unique, rough, a little awkward but I totally adore it and it suits the story so damn good...
The mangaka left some space for a reader's reflections, some things were left unspoken, some were shown as a metaphor - like the two fishes laying on the table in the 1st story... I like to read between the lines, that's why I love Tomoko's works so much. Stroboscope left me with the same strong feelings as Bara no Hitomi wa Bakudan . It's really an amazing, memorable yaoi.
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The 1st story was the most serious and the most real life-like. I felt so sorry for Kazu... he's been yearning for a human touch, for a mere glance for so long. He denied his right to be happy, lost his hope and ended up as a pushover, but still somehow... he found a strength to fight for his happiness.
Oh and there's a rape in the last story.
If you like dark angsty stuff you'll enjoy it as much as I did! just give it a try.

... Last updated on July 13th, 2015, 3:31pm
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