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Bannin  
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Description
A compilation of short stories:

Bannin (The Guardian)
Kazuhiko Saibara finds himself dead in the woods surrounding his family's summer villa. As the family servant digs his grave, Saihara's feeble-minded younger brother gazes absently upon the scene, and Saihara himself begins to recount the events that led to his demise.
- PresenceDear

Show Me Heaven
A smile of a skinny angel opens up a closed-minded man's heart.
- Countless Time

Sora no Uragawa (The Other Side of the Sky)
Yousuke, Tamotsu and Satoshi are high school buddies until tragedy breaks them apart. Ten years later the death of one of them brings the remaining two friends back together and past wounds are torn open.
- Aarinfantasy

Meguriai Cosmo (A Chance Encounter in the Cosmos)
Klaus is the hideous commander of a starship with a hideous crew. One day, his crew capture a gorgeous young man, who reminds the captain of someone from long, long ago. Repulsed by his appearance, the prisoner does his best to make things difficult for Klaus, but Klaus's warm and kind heart does him in...
- Bushido Angel Adventures

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Manga

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Associated Names
番人
Guardian
Show Me Heaven
The Other Side of the Sky

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.4 (end) by Bushido Angel Adventures (1810d ago)
v.1 c.1 by PresenceDear (2466d ago)
v.1 c.3.2 by Aarinfantasy (2669d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (278 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.97 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 6th 2013, 6:55pm PST


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Year
2007

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Monthly Pos #1322 increased(+251)
3 Month Pos #1803 increased(+16)
6 Month Pos #1855 increased(+99)

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On 167 wish lists
On 843 completed lists
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great as always..   
Rating: N/A
by shahadsahar
December 28th, 2010, 10:28pm
i love KUNIEDA Saika work. the art might not be the best, but the stories are always great. they always make you go "yeah thats... wait what" or "WTF" or "OMG i didnt see that coming"
definitely recommended
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Bannin   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by akari_mizunashi
January 4th, 2010, 10:00pm
These short stories are by far the most interesting I've come across anywhere in yaoi. They stand alone, far apart from the mass-produced drivel that makes up most of the genre.

But while many of the stories have a depth unusual to comics about male rape, that last one is nothing less than awesome. I'll go as far as to declare is a must-read, along with such classics as In the Womb and Crazy Tomato Sex.

... Last updated on January 30th, 2010, 10:50am
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Bannin   
Rating: N/A
by yumemiru
November 17th, 2009, 11:10pm
I don't know. I have mixed feelings over that oneshot. Everyone's waxing poetic about how great and wonderful the story is, but I'm not quite sure.

Okay, so a dead man narrating the story is pretty unique, and I admit, I was a little impressed by that. But I don't like the connections between the characters. After reading the thing, I'm not even sure what was going on, except that there is a dead guy telling the story.

Despite all the confusion, however, I do want to analyze the narrator a bit. The author's use of Kazuhiko Saibara as the narrator is very effective to the story. Through his perspective, the reader can never fully understand exactly what is going through the minds of either of the others. And the accusations and beliefs of the narrator - we can also be skeptical about those, because they are merely opinions. Kunieda provides a legitimate reason to keep certain truths in the dark, and I do appreciate that, although I would much prefer a defined relationship between the three characters.

All in all, not a bad read, but probably not a favorite either. I probably won't reread.
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A bit of everything: a great reading   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by daniyagami
August 28th, 2009, 5:17pm
All the stories scanlations are available, I had no problems in find any of them. I really adore Kunieda-sensei's works, I think I read everything that is available. This book is one of my favs because all stories (including the crazy scifi delirium that closes the book) are great, well written and beautifully drawn. The Guardian is dark and mysterious, almost a horror story like Edgar Allan Poe's stories; Show me Heaven is a bright, poetic and touching story about love; Sora no Uragawa is poignant and terrible and A Chance Encounter in the Cosmos is hysterical. As the other works of Kunieda-sensei, this one is definitely a good reading and very different than the conventional yaoi.

... Last updated on August 28th, 2009, 5:18pm
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well....   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by huggybear1218
January 4th, 2009, 11:50pm
um...wow. i took a chance and read these and i admit the stories were original and they kept you intrigued to the end. yet they were sooo bizarre and wild. i think i like the tame better. but it was an interesting read.
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Darkest...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by yblees
December 9th, 2008, 1:11am
Wow, I didn't know Kunieda sensei could write like that. Absolutely brilliant. I think "Show me Heaven" could actually be the weakest story of the lot - and even that rates an 8 from me (I only have five 10 ratings on my list, so 9 is considered excellent).
EDIT: "A Chance Encounter" has got to be the funniest, most insane, yaoi romp I've ever had the privilege to read. Thank you BAA for the final chapter.

... Last updated on August 18th, 2009, 8:28pm
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BANG   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
September 14th, 2008, 10:41am
. . .goes my emotions and thoughts! I don't give out many 10s, but this one definitely rates.

The Guardian, Show Me Heaven and Sora no Uragawa are all three magnificent works of illustrative and story-telling art. The characters and their combine journies are unforgettable.

Although The Guardian is a one-shot, it pulled me right in. The story telling perspective was unusual and intriguing. The three main characters had depth to them and, even though i would be very happy and wouldn't complain if offered MOAR of the albino and servant boy's story, I am so moved by the power of the ending that I am entirely pleased with the beginning, middle and end!

Show Me Heaven was a crisis moment story. The salary man with the suffocatingly 'circumspect' personality meets just the right person for what he needs at a crisis moment. The free-spirited soul meets this serious 'adult' figure that he needs in his lonely life of meaningless relationships. They both have something to give the other and that the other direly needs. Told with deftly chosen words and beautifully illustrated emotions.

Sora no Uragawa was the longest of the three. Again, it did not disappoint. This mangaka consistently tells stories that are affecting, beautiful and poignant. This one, I had mixed feelings about the ending, but decided that it was apt. The 'memory' of human does indeed sometimes do what it has to in order to save oneself from insanity and horrible pain. I think, if i HAD to pick, this one was my favourite. The characters were all very well-developed and multi-faceted. No one was purely good or purely evil. They just were.

I'm looking forward to A Chance Encounter in the Cosmos and will definitely follow this genius mangaka!

... Last updated on September 14th, 2008, 10:44am
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What can I say...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Yuenchi
July 23rd, 2008, 3:43pm
Can I shoot those three who voted '1'? No? Mmmkay.

Maybe this is the darkest of Kunieda-sensei (whom I love). Quite unnerving since I basically love more bright stories. Still this is a compilation of awesome, amazingly well drawn stories. Though I can't say it's recommended for those who are faint-hearted, I still wish you'd read it anyway because this kind of fine yaoi is definitely not as many as fishes in the ocean, on the contrary it's quite rare.

For 'Show Me Heaven' alone I might give a rating close to 10. It's sweet, touching and romantic, which is my cup of tea. However the best story I think would be "Sora no Uragawa".

Ohh edited to add that though I can appreciate sensei's craziness with Cosmos, maybe many would wanna skip this last oneshot. There's a reason why its scanlation isn't availablebigrazz

... Last updated on July 23rd, 2008, 11:22pm
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Show Me Heaven   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by venezia159
June 9th, 2008, 9:43pm
Of these stories, I've only read Show Me Heaven so my rating is based on that alone. This is such a great story. The "skinny angel" and the "closed-minded" salaryman are a wonderful couple. The story has both comedy and pathos. The art is beautiful.
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I concur   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by cheapfuneral
April 22nd, 2008, 10:17pm
The way the mangaka draws the eyes kind of captivates me, the story is great, it will leave you in deep thought.
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