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Haou Airen  
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One day while walking home from her job, Kurumi Akino finds a wounded young man, and saves his life. He mysteriously disappears after that, and leaves only the name “Hakuron”. Next thing she knows she’s been kidnapped from her school, and is on a private jet with that man, heading to China. It turns out she saved the life of the most infamous mobster in Hong Kong, and he wants her to stay with him.

You can find A Tale of Happier Times (v06 extra) in the anthology Motto Oshiete.


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v.9 c.50 (End) by A Willful Muse (2076d ago)
v.9 c.49 by A Willful Muse (2108d ago)
v.9 c.48 by A Willful Muse (2129d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 6.5 / 10.0 (687 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.53 / 10.0
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May 31st 2013, 11:23pm PST

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Weekly Pos #636 increased(+81)
Monthly Pos #814 decreased(-53)
3 Month Pos #762 decreased(-8)
6 Month Pos #750 decreased(-17)

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On 428 wish lists
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Is it published? 1124 days, 21 hours, 37 minutes ago
The "Heroine"? (Spoiler) 1347 days, 3 hours, 23 minutes ago
Haou Airen Hakuron ending spoilers -long post is long. 1702 days, 15 hours, 8 minutes ago
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Haou Airen - finished? 2105 days, 17 hours, 43 minutes ago

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I love it   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by MissRaw
June 19th, 2008, 3:06pm
I don't know what went through my head, but my opinion has changed as I read some of the chapters again. It made me realized how stupid the whole manga is, and probably the worst manga I've read... EVER. Mayu Shinjo loves to write mangas about a poor innocent girl getting bullied by a guy who's obviously more rich and superior than she is, and it's pathetic. Highly offensive to any girls that read this.

... Last updated on September 17th, 2008, 4:28pm
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oh well...   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by logic-f
June 8th, 2008, 7:13pm
although i read Shinjo's other mangas too, this particular one stuck in my mind. i don't know, whether it was because of the sex content, the twisted male character or the ending . however, in the end i found its story shallow and unrealistic.while reading I compared it with the Minegishi Nobuaki's "Old Boy", which is far better written and more complicated than this one, simply because of its mysterious and psychological elements.

If you have too much spare time, you can read it. But it is definitely not for the kids biggrin
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very good!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pinkiichick
May 5th, 2008, 10:49pm
this is really good. you can tell they really, really love each other because they been through a lot and they stuck together till the end. its soooo sad at the end!! =(
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Star-crossed lovers   
Rating: N/A
by flyingtomatoes
January 3rd, 2009, 9:08pm
If it hadn't been for that horrible ending, I would say that this is probably one of my favorite mangas. However, I thought how that the heroine forgot her family so quickly was pretty wrong. She is also too quick to confess her love for a guy she just met. Despite all that, the drawings were pretty good and Karumi is really cute.

It was only after I finished reading the entire manga online that I noticed this was supposed to be a tragedy. I kind of wish I had seen that before because I probably wouldn't have started reading it. I absolutely hate sad endings. But I suppose its the author's way of saying that their love is eternal, and will remain as pure and untouchable. A kind of love unattainable by anyone else, I guess. The fact that he died still pisses me off regardless though. I wish Mayu Shinjo would write another series bringing him back to life through some weird, inexplainable way and making it a happy ending, since they really are a beautiful couple. That's just wishful thinking though since its supposed to be a tragedy anyway.
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Rating: N/A
by black_rose101265
December 13th, 2008, 3:52pm
I really liked this manga. You see this man was in a world full of darkness and she was his light. And you have to understand that his hole life based on pain and hate, you can see why he would want her to stay with him no mater what. He did alot to get out of the mafia just for her. At times he was not nice but he comes from a world where even you own family is your worst enemy and to trust someone is hard for him. I really cried at the ending. It was interesting reading this manga because all her mangas theres always that happy ending where the characters are alway together. Yea in this one there was that happy ending but I really wasent expecting what happend in the end.
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why did i waste my time   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by samanthaknd
November 17th, 2008, 7:50pm
I have read alot of sensei's work in the past and It ALWAYS has a weak female lead that makes me cringe I liked this series at the beginning but when all the *if you've read it you know what i mean, i don't wanna give away the crappy plot for those that wanna read it as spoilers would be bad, but seriously I wish someone had given me some before i started reading this crap* bad stuff starts happening then I GET SO MAD. I had thought for once this one wouldn't end up with the weak *poor pitiful me, i am getting abused but i still love the b*stard* heroin. no wonder i prefer yaoi! and all you other girls out there that moan that yaoi is bad it is alot better than this!!! I stopped reading this at volume 8 as it pissed me off so much but then after a while, i thought id try again and then i seen a spoiler for the ending! all I was thinking was why the hell did i waste my time reading so much if that was gonna be the end. such a waste of time really! And I feel I am being generous with my rating! By the way I did rate this a 10 before I had reached the leilan suicide chapters after that it went totally downhill for me. but this is only my opinions on the series so let yourself decide. edit* i am reading til the end or else I cannot properly rate the series although i stick by my guns with a 6

... Last updated on November 17th, 2008, 8:29pm
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Rating: N/A
by Nipon-Eden
October 9th, 2008, 2:34am
I just saw the genre for the first time in a long time and it says tragedy.... AHHHH....... What's gonna happen what's gonna happen.... This is like the only Mayu Shinjo manga that I actually sorta pay attention to........ oh well, I have to admit I like tragedies.... Just don't like that they gave away the ending....
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by akyt
July 15th, 2008, 9:23am
I like some parts of the story, but the majority of it was a turn off for me. The male lead can be really sweet and gentle at times, but that doesn't make up for all the other times he's a jerk to the female lead, especially when it involves rape. The female lead was really annoying. Her innocence was fine for the first 3 volumes, but when she was still like that past volume 3, it really got to be too much. The drama is way over the top to the point of being ridiculous and there's so much rape in this story it's not even funny.

Though, despite what sounds like a negative review, for some reason I still stuck to this manga and read it to the end. There's something about it that just kept me going, so I can't say it was all just could have been much much better.

... Last updated on November 18th, 2008, 8:47pm
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Sucks Big Time   
Rating: N/A
by spiel
August 13th, 2007, 9:36am
Unrealistic to the point if no return.
The whole time I thought 'no one, but really no one would act like _that_'.
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HEY!!! Lei Lan the real evil mastermind (SPOILERS)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by alexislovesmanga
June 15th, 2011, 7:01pm
i personally love this story even though i got a bit sad when Hakuron had to use rape to be able to have Kurini
i personally didn't like Kurimi because she couldn't understand why Hakuron killed her "friend" in the first place. She was going to have her raped and all that and she wanted to die because Hakuron didn't love her. Kurumi is just to tolerent and haves a kind heart she even said sorry to Lei Lan and she was getting two boys to rape her.
But I loved this story and is one of my favorites even though the ending made me cry
PS: pretty ironic how those boys didn't rape her but Kakuron taped that ass when they got home ; )

... Last updated on June 15th, 2011, 7:26pm
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