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Haruka is in love with his best-friend Ryou who marries his sister. The day of the marriage he drinks too much and ends up staying in one of the room of the hotel where the receivement is done. In the night he is attacked and raped by someone who claims to hate him and that he'll never forgive him. Few days later at work he meets a new colleague and soon recognize in him his attacker. What is he doing here? What does he wants from him?
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Again rape=love kind of story. The storyline is simple and cliché, there's one big twist in the plot. It's rushed in some parts, in other it's just ridiculous. The main character is unbearably stupid or rather naive. The art is so-so and mostly annoying - their facial expressions often doesn't match the dialogues and situations, as for example (chapter 3 page 10) Haruka has a screaming, terrified face (like if he saw a zombie) while apologizing and just after asking "want me to get you some water?". Many times I was asking myself why they're making a screaming face when there's no reason for that. I didn't like it.
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well when i was reading this all i can think of a sound effect like *boom! then clap* most of the chapters I mean its jumping to one thing to another thing but I like the twisted story and the end, it was funny.
A nice read
It wasn't bad, it had its moments. But e ending was the best hehehe. Though I would've been offended my father adopted another to replace me. And he was walking around their house, how can the police not had found him!
I don't particularly care for this. Even though the concept is relatively believable (because yes some victims of abuse do fall for their attacker) but this wasn't executed all that well. Haruka could've stood up for himself a bit more (he never even asked why he was the target of Homura's revenge) and I was also quite miffed that Homura doesn't even apologise for his actions later on. The only redeeming character in this whole manga was Haruki ^^ He is so cute with an unexpected personality XD I would love to see what happens when he's older haha it's such a shame there's no sequel about him and his father T_T
Aside from the plot and slightly annoying characters, there's also the spelling mistakes in the translation that distracted me a bit. It wasn't horrific but it was still enough to be a nuisance. The art however was quite nice, it reminded me a lot of Kirepapa (as ann03 mentioned below)
Anyway my rating overall was going to be a 5, but thanks to the last chapter I've boosted it to a generous 6.5 as Haruki made me giggle
... Last updated on December 12th, 2012, 1:42pm
It's a bit hard to follow sometimes from panel to panel. There isn't that big of a rape/torture plot here (I think)...the "evil" guy never really comes across as being bad or anything so it's not that repelling that the protagonist falls in love with him. But omg how is the protagonist such a rape magnet?! And I wasn't a fan of the art. It's decent but oftentimes too simple in bringing across the emotions. I look for two things in boys love manga: either a story that is so captivating it keeps me on the edge of my seat, or pure entertainment, and this manga has neither. I found it hard to care for the characters, I didn't really like anybody. Nevertheless it might be worth a one time read (especially if you like art similar to that of Kirepapa (I think) or rape-fall-in-love plots!)
Well....I dunno what I should say about this manga. The plotline seems very cliche, seme rapes uke, uke falls in love, seme got his revenge wrongly, uke forgives him, they end up happy. Sounds familiar huh? That's how this story is anyway. Rather boring, but slightly interesting. Still, it's not something that I'll re-read.
The uke's kindness is so limitless it could probably go for candidacy of sainthood...he is so kind that it border ridiculous. Seriously, the plot would've worked out well if it weren't for the uke's inherent kindness to someone who's done him wrong...there's not even contempt within this guy! which just makes him a flat character -no attitude, no dimension.
Would've been a 9/10 for me for the good twist of the story.
Art that Demands Response: An author you will LOVE or not like at all
I am delighted to see Aoi-sensei's titles being licensed into English-- especially since they are not the typical fare for yaoi art styles! This one, as well as Awaken Forest are especially a treat!
She has a very unique style of art that is wispy and expressive, almost impressionistic. Her stories are always melodramatic and fantasy-filled, but grounded. She may not reflect reality in a completely non-fictional way, but she certainly corresponds with reality and affects this reader, for one, deeply. I love all her works; and pick up her stories purely based on her name; she never disappoints with her romantic, angsty, dark and aggressive love stories. There is no 'dial it back, Shakespeare' for this lassy! Bless her! And what passionately dark, complex characters she delivers!
Aoi Yuna is certainly a capable wizard of story telling via carefully plotted visuals and words, but if you'd like to see her illustrations giving a go jointly with another story teller, check out her partnered work with Maeda Sakae.
... Last updated on December 30th, 2010, 5:30am
This manga is hard to believe (like most yaoi mangas are) but I actually find this one to be more believable than other mangas that deal with the same situation! I also found the extra to be hilarious, wish we could really see what will happen 10 years from now.
Really don't like this motif @___@.
Hah~ unfortunately i happened to read this kind of love-condition 'gain. Yet 'gain i feel sympathy for the one who being dumped. He has done nothin' wrong, just he hold back his feeling for too long. And when he has enough courage to confess, things turn out to be too LATE, over and over 'gain =)), all this kind of story has the same motif. Isn't sound funny? *laugh*. Truth that my heart's twistin' so bad when i see s.o suffers so much while lovin' s.o else - yet heart broken 'gain ( when they confess their feelings) *laugh*. How unfair, how unfair, he/her doesn't deserve to be treated like that; i hate it, how unfair~~~...