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Honey Bitter  
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Description
Because of the extraordinary power she has, Shuri Otokawa was always living in the dark full of fear and distress. Eventually, she decided to become more optimistic about her life when she started a new job at her aunt's research laboratory. However, at such a crucial time in her life, the one who appears in front of Shuri is...?!

Type
Manga

Related Series
Deep Clear (Side Story)

Associated Names
ハニービター
甜涩的苦恋
苦涩的甜蜜
HONEY BITTER ฮันนี่ บิตเตอร์
Tuổi mật ong

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.30 by Evil Flowers (586d ago)
v.7 c.29 by Evil Flowers (791d ago)
v.7 c.28 by Evil Flowers (902d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (220 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 26th 2016, 8:06pm PST


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Year
2004

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Cookie (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #797 increased(+155)
Monthly Pos #1873 decreased(-98)
3 Month Pos #2391 increased(+395)
6 Month Pos #2927 decreased(-257)

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On 1263 reading lists
On 803 wish lists
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Very realistic.   
Rating: N/A
by julielivia
March 5th, 2011, 6:15am
One of the best works I've read so far. The characters are realistic and believable. The heroine is a person many readers can relate too. Manga focuses on variety of themes and approaches, it's not just about romance or work, the characters are dimensional.
I do however believe it is targeted at older audience.

... Last updated on March 5th, 2011, 6:18am
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She is awesome   
Rating: N/A
by silverdezz
December 7th, 2008, 3:35pm
Finally, a girl for all the girls to look up to!
i am kind of tired watching those girls who blush whenever a cute guy approach and sleep with a guy just because he wants to...
this girl is more realistic....she still is naive in some point but reasonable...
i love her attutide toward the two guys.........it's like more modern day atttudie girls are like........
totaly recommand
the relationship is sweet too
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H.Bitter   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by b_gurlthunder
May 4th, 2011, 7:47pm
The female lead was different but yet intresting.
I felt sorry for Shuri of her experience with a guy.
But yohta seems to be great for her if only she got over her hatred for guys.I can't blame her for hating them but she should only hate Riki because then she would be with Yohtasmile other than that the story is not to bad
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Grrrr...   
Rating: N/A
by kichiX
January 22nd, 2012, 10:38am
I tend not to write comments until the end of a series, but there was one thing that annoyed me in this manga.
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It was the Aunt's reaction to Shuri telling her about what happened in her past. Although I'm sure the Aunt was trying to get Shuri to be strong, telling someone who feels like they've been raped they just have to put up with it and move on with life? Obviously Shuri needed to get her life back on track, but there have to be better ways to do it than how the Aunt dealt with it. I mean, seriously? She hit the dude but didn't do anything else for Shuri. It really irritated me.

Aside from that this is good. Not overly interesting, but okay. Glad that Shuri is finally moving on and not letting her past hold her back although who knows what will happen in the future.

... Last updated on July 29th, 2012, 9:38am
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i seriously love it!   
Rating: N/A
by japeika
August 20th, 2007, 8:22pm
i only read 2 chapters and i love it^ ^
though it's a bit dark but i enjoy this manga x]
cant wait wat's gonna happen next^ ^ and the drawing is seriously good!
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Typical stupid shoujo heroine   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by great_k
March 16th, 2015, 6:38pm
The message this manga portrays is if you want a girl all you need to do is rape and sexually abuse her.
Shuri is your typical shoujo heroine attracted to the badboy. she dates the good guy but then starts to falter for bad boy Riki and goes back to having sex with him so easily after hardly showing any physical affection to Yohta.
Whats worse is how many people defend Riki.
Rape 1 Humanity 0
So 1 of 2 typical endings: either she goes back to Yohta in the end after having tons of sex with Riki or she ends up with Riki.

... Last updated on March 16th, 2015, 6:42pm
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addressing the rape topic   
Rating: 8.4 / 10.0
by myyinfatuation
May 21st, 2013, 11:05pm
Honestly im a bit boggled by it as well. Why did such a amazing mangaka include such a thing in her story, and have the other characters who knew about it act in such a way (namely her aunt). It has to be put out there that some ppl won't consider what happened to her as 'rape' exactly. I do and others do and its actually the way the incident was handled that annoys me. but it does seem realistic in a depressing sort of way that i don't think was intended. All in all, the unconsensual sex wasn't handled as well as i hoped, but i'm sure that it will be an enduing if minor theme throughout the series.

I want to believe that these issues will be addressed later on in the story, and the story is worth reading so i do recommend this. Detective stories with a female lead who is already pretty cool who still grows as a character as the story progresses are rare and awesome.
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A nice surprise   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by ajmanga
July 17th, 2008, 10:35am
The summary doesn't do it justice. I read it and I loved it. It's not too typical in the romance area and the female lead is pretty cool. I wouldn't call it mature but then again I've only read up to volume 2 ch 2. The detective thing is pretty cool. It's my type of series. Avid_reader's review below was right on. That's why I decided to give it a try.

... Last updated on July 17th, 2008, 10:40am
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Cardboard   
Rating: N/A
by foobar
November 5th, 2012, 1:53am
It is unfair of me to stop at just two chapters, but I found it pretty much completely unreadable.

Characters are pretty much cardboard cut-outs. Even a soap opera writer would be ashamed to create characters like this.
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Honey Bitter   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by keiichi~~
December 22nd, 2006, 4:17am
Nice! Juz wanted to know what Riki's character in the past.This manga change my opinion of Obana Miho coz i thought she does only kids manga like Kodocha.
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