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Shiro, a laid-back and absentmindedly seductive umbrella craftsman, is (surprisingly) a close friend of Koujirou, a hot-blooded young police officer who stands against all things undisciplined. With their mutual knack for attracting trouble, the pair soon find themselves involved in a bloody and erotic thrill-ride in their off-kilter town full of equally off-kilter people.

This action-packed jack-of-all-trades manga will have you swooning at its sexiness and leave you more addicted than opium—guaranteed!


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Associated Names
艳汉 (Chinese)
Elegant Men

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c.30f by Adekan Fan (54d ago)
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10 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (360 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.61 / 10.0
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March 11th 2017, 7:35am PST



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Wings (Shinshokan)

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JManga (2 Volumes - Defunct)

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worth a read   
Rating: N/A
by 8blkpaws
November 2nd, 2016, 9:11am
so far, i have only read up to the scantaleted chapters, but as far as i can tell, it is defiently worth the read. the artwork is fantastic, the story is interesting. There are some BL undertones but I think its just a more innocent passing, not full blown BL. Worth the read anyway , though. Characters interact well with each other. Cannot wait for more chapters
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Rating: N/A
by Wynnfield
January 22nd, 2016, 10:23am
I had originally picked this book up because it was created by one of my favourite artists, Nao Tsukiji, and I have to say, I had enjoyed in thoroughly. I would say that it needs a shounen-ai tag, but Bromance is good enough, I guess. It's developing into shounen-ai though.
The main character of the manga is a really likeable character who goes out his way to help people in need, while Shiro, the lazy but reliable when needed character, is a person with lots of secrets. I must say, I would have preferred Kojiro to be more subtle, and more gentle, but well, it doesn't suit him.
The plot jumps around a lot, like the typical shounen starting where people accepts odd jobs, but in the midst of reading, there's a lot of places which connects together to form a hidden plot.
If you don't mind being patient for the 'real' plot to start, then this manga is an absolutely must read!
Plus, the mangaka drew this manga so beautifully, with so many attractive details and imagination. It definitely deserve a 10/10.
However, for those who hates BL or even [bold]mild[/bold] sexual contents(I pity you whom avoid many good mangas), you can try this, but I've warned you.
Even so, Adekan is a manga that really captures your attention while reading.
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BL & Messy Art   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by BimboSilly
July 12th, 2015, 5:12am
I don't know why or how this one got such a high rating...BL fan service and outlandish art...that's how it is. The mysteries are not too bad...but the resolution just doesn't make sense...and the poor art, my God, a skinny as a board, has 10 packsconfused? As a person who firmly dislikes BL, this manga can't fool me with it's mediocrity...
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Rating: N/A
by HARUHI_han
October 6th, 2014, 1:08am
This manga's plot is quite original, and I love the manga whose plot I can't guess or else it's boring.
The art is gorgeus of course those too much detail made my eyes a bit constraint .
The BL subtheme is a little bit too much in the recent chapters for a shoujo tagged manga, it may pleasing to the eyes of BL fangirl but not to heterosexual inclined fan like me ( though I read yaoi a lot, I still prefer non BL work ~.~ )

... Last updated on October 6th, 2014, 1:09am
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What a tease!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mashimaro12345
May 12th, 2014, 5:21am
A manga with great potential.
I can't help appreciating each page, with the detailed artwork will set any reader into frenzy. Very very beautiful, and the art is unique. Hope to see more character development soon, though I do feel the manga is progressing far too quickly in a way where it implied the world's impending doom with Shiro getting kidnapped and would like it if the author could slow down and let us appreciate the moment before everything is revealed and the end.
Shiro is one of the best character I've seen, and Kojiro complements him really well.
I do wonder whether it'll progress to the point of BL because the recent chapters really do seem that way, this could be way more than the usual bromance. Although Shiro can be a flirt, it seems as though he keeps Kojiro in a special place in his heart, and what's with Kojiro getting jealous of Shiro and Anri's relationship (something fishy here). I'm pretty happy with anything as long as it's a Shiro and Kojiro moment and hopefully a happy ending in the far future.
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I feel sorry for the art   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by okigen
September 17th, 2013, 12:47pm
Eh... It has gorgeous art and tons of fan service for girls (actually SO much that after several chapters I started to feel quite repetitive, but if you don't mind then off you go!). The stories are a bit disappointing for me. Like the summary on Baka, it is jack-of-all-trade, i.e. a mix of every genre: action, shoujo, mystery, psychology, comedy, parody, with a hint of BL as well, but it accomplishes at none. Plot twists are weird, almost nonsense, I feel like they are only there to show off more comedy and fan service. The characters are too one-dimensional for me, but that is personal taste.

I guess if you like the art and the characters, you will love the manga. Unfortunately I only feel the art has been wasted.
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In the Top Ten   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by JapanRocks
August 16th, 2013, 8:16am
I just started reading this manga yesterday night, and even though I have to go somewhere in the morning I couldn't fall asleep for nothing!! This manga is so god damn gorgeous, and sensual and funny and scary and all kinds of other adjectives. I've found a new manga to add to my top ten, so something definitely has to be kicked out. I don't really mind the episodic nature of the manga cause I'm a BL fan and wouldn't be very interested in a over-emotional, clumsy woman always getting in the way. Although I love/hate the BL fan service cause it pleases me yet frustrates me, open romance would really throw off the story. It's a pity though, cause if this manga had a shounen-ai or yaoi tag I would've found it a long time ago.

... Last updated on March 2nd, 2015, 10:07pm
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Exotic and Erotic   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yarn
August 14th, 2013, 11:16am
This series is like a grandiose circus show full of flash, glitter, exoticism, and mystery. It's divided into various acts, or mini-arcs, where the characters solve a case or observe a series of related events. So if you like mystery, and/or tales of human drama, there's one reason to read it.

Secondly, it's got lots of fanservice for girls. The dudes are very sexy, quite often in various states of undress, and sometimes talk dirty. And they're all very bromancy with each other. Like other reviewers have said, it's NOT BL - the two male leads get grossed out when "gayness" is mentioned. Shiro is pretty much a man-slut. But people who do like BL will probably get more fanservice than they do from the average shounen-ai. So if you like naughty stuff for girls, there's reason #2 to read it.

... Last updated on August 14th, 2013, 11:19am
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The first time i can use Paan   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by Cheerthedead
July 4th, 2013, 7:33am
Ecchi for girls? Of course it is. I enjoy this one pretty much.

Now to the main idea, what is Paan? In my country, Paan is a kind of dish that you do not swallow that mean no matter how much you eat you will never be full. Why i relate this manga with Paan? Because if sex is a kind of food then to some point you will get full. This manga is Paan where you never get full of, unlike other series. That is it bright spot.

P/s: Be careful, you may lose lots lots of blood.
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Oh Horror!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Anaelyssa
June 20th, 2013, 4:08pm
I love the artwork in this manga, especially the semi-chaotic aspect of it.

As a fan of yaoi and cute ephemeral guys, I find the BL aspect to be quite pleasing.

But to me this manga also contains a horror aspect. There is something horribly twisted about Shiro's former organization. Nightmarish (though not as sick as Berserk, I suppose).

But gorgeous art and delicious bishies bigrazz
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