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Itoshi no Nekokke - Otaru Hen  
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Shy Mi-kun and lively Kei-chan have been friends ever since their first meeting in the snowy countryside. The two are inseparable - that is until Kei-chan gets a girlfriend. Mi-kun, who is secretly carrying a torch for his best friend, is devastated. How will their relationship change?


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Associated Names
いとしの猫っ毛 小樽篇
The Long Way Home

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.4 by Shirohato Scans (193d ago)
v.1 c.3 by Shirohato Scans (223d ago)
v.1 c.2 by Shirohato Scans (247d ago)
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1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (23 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.51 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 22nd 2016, 8:17am PST



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Citron (Libre Shuppan)

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Entertaining. Complex plot, very nice art, what else do you need?   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by kidoraku
January 10th, 2016, 11:41am
It's far above the average, basically because of the plot. The story takes place at the countryside - it's not that often for yaoi. The plot is very good, a lot is going on between the characters and in their lives. They have many different friends and lovers. We can see how they grow up and change themselves and how they deal with serious matters.

Our main characters are high-schoolers (most of the time) and the good point is that the action isn't going on only at school. I like that. The whole thing is real life-like. I mean you have a feeling that they could be real, that it could have happened in a real life. Maybe because the characters aren't perfect, they hesitate and sometimes they act unreasonably, maybe because their lives aren't free from worries, sorrow and mishaps. The supporting characters were also created very well, they appear often, they're not like a barely visible background for the main couple. Some of them you'll like, some you'll hate from the bottom of your heart. If I had to complain - Kei-chan's hesitation were bugging me a little and that's all.

It's not the first work of this mangaka that I read and I have to admit that KUMOTA Haruko has a wonderful ability to make all her stories realistic and believable. I love and I really appreciate that.

Last but not the least - the art. It's very pretty and characteristic. I like it.

It's definitely worth to read, just remember it's angsty in a way, not cute&simple&sweet. No good for a quick read. I hope I'll be able to read the continuation - Itoshi no Nekokke.

... Last updated on January 10th, 2016, 11:44am
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Loved it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Serendipity_
January 3rd, 2016, 9:07am
I remember reading one of the Kumata Haruko's short stories in Dame BL and thinking that I loved the art and the phasing of the story.

Reading this was no exception. I really liked the art, the characters, the story and the overall feeling of the plot-setting. However, one thing that I thought should be a biiiit better was
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the ending

No worries though, the sequel makes up for that aplenty.
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just wow   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by rorcual
June 12th, 2015, 1:02pm
when i read itoshi no nekokke i liked it, but i always think that their past will be most interesting and man, i wasn't wrong xd i really like this one, the plot is focuses in the development of their relationship and not in a sexual way (perhaps because we already know how this is gonna end, but if you haven't read the sequel it still good), and i love the hokkaido sceneries surrounded by snow. Really good and highly recommended c:
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