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Description
While out on assignment trying to document the illegal activities of the Japanese underworld, photographer Takaba crosses paths with the dark and mysterious leader Asami. Asami takes Takaba captive in an attempt to subjugate and possess him. But when the son of the Chinese mafia enters demanding evidence that Takaba may have, will Takaba be able to survive being caught in the crosshairs of a deadly underworld feud?

And here, Takaba's adventure, begins!

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Includes also following stories:

Volume 1
Love Lesson (Love Lesson part 1)
Yuusuke's senior, Ichijou, tells him an old horror story of an ill-fated lover who, rumor has it, was left to die in what is now the present-day basement of one of the school's buildings. Sent on an errand between classes, Yusuke can't help but recall the story as he makes his way through the eerie surroundings, when suddenly... he blacks out...

Koi o Suru Shokubutsu part of Koi o Suru DNA +

Risky Society - God Bless My Justice
A rookie to a society of people with supernatural abilities must prove himself (and his love) to his superior.

Volume 2
Koi o Suru DNA part of Koi o Suru DNA +.

Volume 3
Baked Sweet Glasses
Overenthusiastic salesman Fujiya is determined to win over businessman Mikami. But what exactly is Fujiya aiming for? And how does he know about Mikami's secret love of sweets?

Koi o Suru Baby Leaf part of Koi o Suru DNA +

Volume 4
Gakko no Kaidan (School Ghost Story) (Love Lesson part 2)

Volume 6
Koisuru Finder no Hyouteki a.k.a. Koisuru x VF Crossover
Takaba Akihito (Finder) has his hands full with Mizuno and Hiyama from Koi o Suru DNA + when they go to Kyoto for their graduation trip.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Finder (Novel) (Spin-Off)
Koi o Suru DNA + (Sequel)

Associated Names
探索者系列
Baked Sweet Glasses
Escape & Love
Finder Series
Koisuru x VF Crossover
Love Lesson (YAMANE Ayano)
Pray in the Abyss
Risky Society (God Bless My Justice)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Series
Vol 1 ファインダーの標的
Vol 1 Finder no Hyouteki
Vol 2 ファインダーの檻
Vol 2 Finder no Ori
Vol 3 ファインダーの隻翼
Vol 3 Finder no Sekiyoku
Vol 4 ファインダーの虜囚
Vol 4 Finder no Ryoshuu
Vol 5 ファインダーの真実
Vol 5 Finder no Shinjitsu
Vol 6 ファインダーの熱情
Vol 6 Finder no Netsujou
Vol 7 ファインダーの渇望
Vol 7 Finder no Katsubou
Vol 8 ファインダーの密約
Vol 8 Finder no Mitsuyaku
You're My Loveprize in Viewfinder

Groups Scanlating
Club Vogue
Eikyuumu-no-Saiden
Forever More
Harudaki
More...

Latest Release(s)
c.45 by fi-no-hyouteki (243d ago)
c.9 by fi-no-hyouteki (1084d ago)
v.7 c.8 by fi-no-hyouteki (1142d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews

Forum
6 topics, 36 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1152 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.74 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 23rd 2016, 6:45am PST


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Year
2001

Original Publisher
Biblos (2001)
Libre Shuppan (2007)

Serialized In (magazine)
Be x Boy Gold
Pink Gold (extra stories)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
June (7 Volumes - Ongoing/Print)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #214 decreased(-48)
Monthly Pos #203 increased(+55)
3 Month Pos #209 increased(+15)
6 Month Pos #205 increased(+32)

List Stats
On 2662 reading lists
On 485 wish lists
On 119 unfinished lists
On 598 custom lists

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Forum Posts
searching to complete my collection! Help! 13 days, 9 hours, 40 minutes ago
Digital Manga Launches Kickstarter to Restock Ayano Yamane's Boys-Love Works 455 days, 12 hours, 31 minutes ago
Something bugging me 883 days, 15 hours, 17 minutes ago
Finder Series BL Anime 1277 days, 5 hours, 37 minutes ago
Asami's Irezumi? 2417 days, 8 hours, 46 minutes ago

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*urgh*   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by pleochroic
August 1st, 2007, 10:32am
why is this so popular? it's far from the worst yaoi ever, mind, and yamane ayano's art brings the pretty in spades, but "the best", or "cute and funny" -- not by a long shot. the rabid fangirling about it on every manga forum is almost enough to turn me off completely. now then, here's a review from a not-fangirl:

asami should be in jail, and in psychotherapy. yeah, he looks hot, but he's only drawn that way, *wry grin*. he's cold and cruel, and his sexual proclivities tend towards rape, domination and sadism. i don't find seme like him attractive, i find them despicable. fei long -- oi, so pretty, and oi, so messed up. he should be in jail and therapy with asami (and if they were to get it on, i'd be ok with that; the battle would be worth it). takaba is the shining light of the manga, or rather, he was. he started out feisty, taking no shit from anyone, dusting himself off after that initial rape and moving right along. but since then he's become a powerless pawn who gets raped as a matter of course and guess what? comes to like it. *urgh*.

the story line is terribly convoluted -- i just bet yamane-san didn't plot this out from the start -- and consequently i couldn't care less for the yakuza vs triad machinations. the bits about fei long's background, those are interesting, and i like it best when asami and fei long interact. unfortunately 3/4 of the fandom would lynch yamane-san if she actually let them be together in the end, so that won't happen. it's worth a look to see whether you'll get subsumed into the fandom or can resist and pray for takaba to find himself a nice, non-criminal boy with whom to shack up.

... Last updated on August 1st, 2007, 10:33am
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Awsom   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by japanyaoilover
July 15th, 2007, 6:25pm
i totaly love this story ^_^ its cute and funny but when i was reading ch.16 i thought it was going down a lot but know that i've read ch.22 i think it picked back up agian
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Full of unexpected pleasures   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sunflower
June 20th, 2007, 12:51pm
My favorite BL series. Anyone who thinks this is typical and cliched isn't paying attention to what they're reading. Sure, the first volume doesn't really come together as a story since it was only intended as one shots at that point. A story arc and character development truly begin in volume 2 in a flashback story arc that is background for the current Naked Truth arc begun in volume 3. And the characters in this one are the most memorable I've read in BL. Asami, a typical cool potent(!) emotionless seme, or is he? Turns out there's more to him than meets the eye. Feilong, typical evil Chinese triad leader....Not. His fascinating character could keep psychologists arguing for ages about his motivations and goals and psyche. Takaba Akihito, the young journalist uke who is put upon by both of these men... Not your typical uke. He is the spirit of the series and the glue that holds it together, fighting for what he cares for, and he comes to care for Asami.

This is just a wonderful romance, and action story, and I encourage all lovers of such to read it.

Since this just finished, I'll add an addendum. This isn't a series to be read by people who only skim the surface of a manga. You have to watch the graphics and read and think about what the characters are really thinking, what they really mean. Yamane tells what Asami means through his eyes and actions, and very rarely when she gives us his thoughts; he's a deep player. But if you read closely you can see that she plotted his downfall to Takaba from almost the beginning, his obsession turning to caring and something more, right under his nose. It's no sudden change of character. It's a gradual revelation.

Takaba is different, yet the same. His personality is open and honest about everything, except his relationship with Asami. Like Asami, he hides it from himself, yet it's apparent to a closereading audience what he's feeling.

Their relationship is by its very nature hidden from plain view. Yamane drew it that way. We're seeing them as they see each other and themselves. It's a masterful use of POV. But unlike them we can dig for the clues she leaves to understand the real story that she's telling. We get to glimpse the naked truth before they themselves realize it.

This is a book I recommend to those who don't need things spelled out to them, and who like to ponder the subtext to get at the truth of what a piece is really saying.

... Last updated on September 13th, 2009, 5:25pm
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VERY HOT   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sithe
June 6th, 2007, 10:30pm
A very hot and sexy yaoi manga with a lot of class. A little hardcore, but well worth the read.

... Last updated on June 6th, 2007, 10:33pm
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Second Thoughts...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by miershyk
May 28th, 2007, 11:13am
Re-edit: Recent chapters, especially after the HK arc, has been quite a disappointment to me. The story just kept dragging on and on and I'm just hanging on to each chapter in the hopes that better plot will crop up. But no... Interesting and intriguing as it is, YA has left out the essence of character development, and I meant side characters by that.

The latest few chapters had a lot of issues and new stuffs thrown in. But as things wrapped up, so many are left unresolved. Even the main characters felt underdeveloped as it nears its end. Fei Long, who was once the dangerous yet graceful dragon is one example whose story has been left hanging.

Other characters could have been developed more. I might be biased because I'm a fan of Mikhail. But those aside, I just felt the plot wasn't built up enough. YA has many wonderful ideas, but she just failed to pull them all together. It could have been an awesome manga, but the latter half just left me dissatisfied...

Maybe I should try rereading the series as a whole instead of just in chapters...

... Last updated on October 31st, 2008, 5:44pm
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Finder Series   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blue siren
May 19th, 2007, 6:29pm
What can I say that hasn't already. Finder series is by far the best manga I've read. It has everything, a well woven plot, beautiful art, steaming sex scenes, that always, at the end of every chapter leaves you pulling your hair for more. By now, I think most Yaoi readers have recognized Ayano Yamane sensei as one of the most talented yaoi artist out there... there is a good reason why.
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!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by l0st22
March 6th, 2007, 5:31pm
this is the best yaoi series once u get into it
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You're my Loveprize in ViewFinder   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by alexa_87
October 28th, 2006, 1:16pm
What can I say - It's the best manga ever. I love Asami and Takaba and Fei and Yoh, I love all of them, they are so beautiful.
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Great Story   
Rating: N/A
by KamiChibi
August 21st, 2006, 7:18pm
This series starts off very complicated, but love prevails...mind you that problems will still occure because this is the wonderful world of manga xD

This is series is one of Yamano-Sempai's best and is a must read for yaoi fans, and fans of her work. It is one of the few well writtin' Hard Core Yaois

I edited and added almost ALL of the information on this page so if it is worng please change it^^
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best   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
August 5th, 2006, 7:53pm
its the best in the whole entire world
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