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True Love (SUGIYAMA Miwako)  
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From Chibi Manga and Phoenix Serenade Scans:
Ai just loves her big brother, Yuzuru. He's so kind, so reliable and so cool! He always protects Ai from trouble and when she cries, he cheers her up! He's the perfect big brother. But, bad things happen soon. Her parents divorce and she and her brother are separated. Now, after nine years, one day, Ai, now 14 years old, finds a tall boy in front of her school. Who is this boy?


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True Love เมื่อรักแท้สะกิดหัวใจ
True Love (杉山美和子)

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7 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7 / 10.0 (173 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.97 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 3rd 2016, 11:21am PST



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Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #701 increased(+199)
Monthly Pos #732 increased(+65)
3 Month Pos #973 increased(+53)
6 Month Pos #1292 increased(+160)

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On 897 reading lists
On 317 wish lists
On 71 completed lists
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A highly uneven yet also engaging melodrama   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
November 10th, 2015, 8:03am
The review section may be minefield but manga itself is nearly as out of control. The presented coincidences are beyond logic and the last second revaluation is kind of more bonkers then actually following the incest narrative to the logical end. Wow! The art is polished and i have to admit that the author occasionally managed to hit a few home runs so i stuck around but Koi Kaze (8/10) this isn´t.
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yeah, it contains sibling love   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Maniakku
November 5th, 2014, 12:42pm
I agree that the 1s in the ratings are mostly from incest hating people. To appreciate this manga you have to keep an open mind. Although the story is generic, but the art is just that much awesome. IF YOU ARE AN INCEST HATER, DO NOT READ THIS, because incest is one thing that takes this manga, in my view, from an average 6 to 9-10. But if you are OK with such stuff, then try it. You will die of cuteness in just first chapter.

... Last updated on November 5th, 2014, 12:43pm
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Angsty but not surprising   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by un3xpectedfate
October 12th, 2014, 3:03pm
I honestly loved this series but the last 2 chapters pretty much made me laugh.

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The mangaka waited until the second to last chapter to reveal they're not blood related, so I was thinking they actually were. I don't care either way, but I know some people will be bothered by this. Anyway, the biggest reveal was that Yuzuru's parents were actual siblings. Seriously, if the manga was ok with that why didn't she bother just making Yuzuru and Ai related?

This was still a very enjoyable series. I loved the angst.
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Rating: N/A
by theLettuceGarden04
September 27th, 2014, 6:30am
Yes, an incest manga! Yes I am well aware how "cliché" this manga is, for example, the annoying heroine, love triangle, the angst, etc.
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Especially when he "dated" a girl to try and forget her, seriously I felt like there was not much effort in the end from trying to stay away from his sis as they in the end accepted their love. But then again, he has a stronger desire to be close rather than push her away. I just face palm myself
But I'm sorry, I can't help it! I love this series so much. If this was a non-incest manga, then I would have still read it (due to the male lead, for some reason I adore him), but not love it as much as I do now.

... Last updated on September 27th, 2014, 6:33am
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average story awesome art   
Rating: N/A
by mzmflo
August 22nd, 2014, 10:05am
I am just going to keep it short. Don't have any problem with incest in manga even though in actual shoujo, it is rarely done right in my opinion and i don't think this series has done it right either. The art is really pretty. I love it. I love the art in sensei's previous work "Hana ni Kedamono" but seriously, sensei has a way of writing really annoying heroine... that crying, whining gee man... ignore the incest and just treat it like a normal boy girl story it is still meh.

There just so much frustration going on with the story progression. I am still semi reading it, half the time I think I just browse through the art rather than actually fixating my brain to the dialogue LOL

So yeah, huzzah for the art but for now, meh to the story with or without incest.
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At least a 7   
Rating: N/A
by Ginny
August 18th, 2014, 12:46am
As far as incest goes I'm not a fan unless it's Romantica Clock, but this is okay. The art is good, though. People are so fussy with the incest. If you don't want it don't read it. I usually only go for incest in yaoi because yaoi is not real and already full of unhealthy relationships.
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A mashup of generic stuff for a blah story.   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by F0rcefi3ld
June 18th, 2014, 6:30pm
I love reading incest in manga, but I couldn't read past the first few chapters.

The story is a mashup of everything the mangaka could possibly think of that would draw readers with no originality at all. The brother is like the perfect shoujo prince (corny as heck) and he squeezes out all these cheesy lines like nothing. There's nothing else to him except being the stand-in for main girl's heartthrob. The main girl is (annoyingly) cute, clumsy, and a has a brother complex and she drinks her brother's cheesy lines in like it's nothing. They're in love because, well, the mangaka says they're in love and their love is supposedly stronger than anything. They're siblings, but there's no angst or inner conflict.

I was so excited going into this, but the story gives you nothing! I mean, I even love cliches and the typical stories, but this manga is something my sister would write (she's awful at it) except that this mangaka is a professional and should be able to come up with something just a little better (give the characters some personality if you're just going to rehash an overused plotline!). I feel so bad for shitting on this story because it's seriously not this bad. It's not, really. It's just...a waste of time.
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All the 1's are just incest-haters   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by sakirol
June 11th, 2014, 2:35pm
The story is honestly not that bad. Were this series about two non-siblings, there's no doubt that the rating would be around a 6 or 7.

The best part of the manga is the art. It's absolutely gorgeous. Despite having the sister/brother angst theme going on, the story comes off as lacking. The brother is too perfect, the sister is too ditzy, and the story is very generic fluff. It's still very readable, but it doesn't have anything that stands out besides the art. That being said, it is NOT bad enough to deserve so many 1 votes and it IS good enough to deserve a glance.
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Must be open minded to appreciate this story   
Rating: N/A
by b3beg
March 25th, 2014, 11:41pm
Time and effort has clearly been invested in each page of the manga - these are by far the best drawings I have ever seen. I seem to have developed a crush on Yuzuru myself! You definitely need an open mind and open heart to truly appreciate the art and story. Not everyone can understand the difficulties of Ai and her brother Yuzuru, strictly because it is taboo. However, only Sugiyama can make somthing so wrong feel so right. Do us a favor, and please keep this forbidden story forbidden. I am getting sick of the cliche pretend incest stories.
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Ai Hate (Oh the irony)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by forsakendoll
February 16th, 2014, 11:07am
This is the type of heroine that gets on my nerves. Talking and acting like a 5 year old; always crying, acting all cutesy and stuff. God so annoying.

I don't mind the 'incest' part though. It's just manga so I don't really care.
It's similar to Yaoi... reading sth typically considered as taboo keeps readers on their toes, somehow mistaking the sexual tension as the "heart sinking" feeling you get when you see your crush or something.
But If you think about it realistically, this manga is just plain awkward and weird. Getting a boner while thinking about his sister? That's sick. HAHAHA.

The art is too good to ignore so I might stick around till the end.
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