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1-3) To Hold Someone Dear
Kayama Tomoaki is a handsome and reserved employee of a major company. One day, the efficient and reliable junior on his team, Saiki Keiichi, gets sick and Kayama goes to visit him at home. At work, Saiki is always stylish and nearly perfect, but unexpectedly, at home he is the complete opposite! The events of that evening change the superior and subordinate relationship between the two. Kayama is scared of loss and never lets strangers get close to him but when he realizes that Saiki only has eyes for him, his feelings waver...

4) Summer Contrail

5) Weekend Melancholy

6) Passion Carved by the Tyrant


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Itoshii, toiukoto

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1-5 + Extra (end) by Dangerous Pleasure (114d ago)
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1 Volume (Complete)

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Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (82 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.23 / 10.0
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February 5th 2014, 5:32pm PST



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Needs a lot more   
Rating: N/A
by OmNom
February 5th, 2014, 6:07pm
So this is the mangaka's debut manga so I suppose I could cut her some slack because of her inexperience. The stories are actually not too bad, well they're not too good either, but at least there's room for development and progression. That said, the way the mangaka deals with the narration and story telling still needs a lot more work, and her characters lack a certain appeal to them, I guess more depth and substance would be a nice improvement. The artwork is okay for the most part though, but the smut in particular needs more emotions put into it, much like the characters themselves.
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Was so disappointed(((   
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by delena666
January 21st, 2014, 4:23am
Why is it that practically every time I love the drawing style the stories are just awful? Dubious consent at best, and except one story I'd say a rape or near-rape at the beginning of each story, which many might consider a norm for yaoi genre, but a big no for me.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kilaron
January 6th, 2014, 12:00pm
I really liked this one, though it annoyed me every time a couples story ended cause I wanted more. But the last couples story was without doubt the best one. It was really good considering it's the mangakas first work. I look forward to her future work.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by JapanRocks
January 1st, 2014, 9:02pm
Is this one of the mangaka's first works? It just felt like a beginners work. The stories had some potential and there were some cute moments but nothing ever really clicked to make it memorable. The art is very nice though and the smex scenes were kinda hot but other than those scenes everything else was meh... It's hard to discribe the atmostphere but after reading numerous yaoi works this is barely average.

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Left Wanting Something More   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Here_And_Now
December 25th, 2013, 10:31pm
The art was nice, but the stories were so-so. It felt like the main couple just happened to fall in love through a series of coincidences and chance. Even then what makes them love each other never really was revealed. It honestly seemed a lot more like lust than love to me. It could have been better and I wanted better out of it. There was enough potential, however uncapitalized, that I'll still check out any future works by the mangaka that catch my interest.
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by supmaguire
December 25th, 2013, 9:45am
I really like the drawing style of this work, and I was so happy she included a story involving guys in uniforms in the last chapter oh mah gaaaaah *fangirling*
I would be happy to read another work by her in the future.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by MangomyTango
December 24th, 2013, 7:11pm
Well, the art is appealing...but the couples were kind of lackluster?
The last couple was definitely a bit better than the other two. The first one...I tried to like, but couldn't bring myself to. It fell into the jealousy cliche and the romance was almost never really delved into. But since it's the mangaka's first time, I guess it's understandable as well.
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