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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 (327d ago)
c.9 by fi-no-hyouteki (1168d ago)
v.7 c.8 by fi-no-hyouteki (1226d 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: 8.7 / 10.0 (1160 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.64 / 10.0
10
 61% (707 votes)
9+
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 1% (10 votes)
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Last Updated
July 8th 2016, 3:14pm PST


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Author(s)

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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 - Dropped/Print)
SuBLime (8 Volumes - March 2017 Print/Digital; Re-Print Volume 1 starting May 2017 Print/Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #225 decreased(-10)
Monthly Pos #188 decreased(-31)
3 Month Pos #160 decreased(-9)
6 Month Pos #160 increased(+22)

List Stats
On 2677 reading lists
On 488 wish lists
On 124 unfinished lists
On 610 custom lists

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Forum Posts
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Digital Manga Launches Kickstarter to Restock Ayano Yamane's Boys-Love Works 538 days, 22 hours, 36 minutes ago
Something bugging me 967 days, 1 hours, 22 minutes ago
Finder Series BL Anime 1360 days, 15 hours, 42 minutes ago
Asami's Irezumi? 2500 days, 18 hours, 51 minutes ago

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Addictive   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tohogirl5
November 15th, 2013, 5:54pm
This manga has caught me for complete, it's really very entertaining and leaves you waiting for the next chapter ..
Besides, I love how slowly progresses the relationship between Asami and Akihito, I'll die when they finally recognize that they love each other with a passion.

And hell yeah!!, Asami is the sexiest seme of them all, he tops them all! he is probably the main reason why I love Viewfinder, Akihito is also very nice, I like that he's rebellious and don't want to depend on Asami.

Perhaps the only thing I don't like that much about the history is that ALL men want to rape Akihito and he does nothing to defend himself, he just imagine Asami on moments like that.
And also, I don't like Feilong, vol. 2 was boring thanks to him.

... Last updated on November 17th, 2013, 10:58am
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Er....   
Rating: N/A
by nana209
September 16th, 2013, 2:48pm
Well, it starts off good, but somehow I think it lost the plot lately (from vol 7-8). And I'm starting to hate Akihito, what the hell is his problem giving everyone a blow job? Seriously... Asami should just dump him
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Asami...Asami...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Yo!!
May 5th, 2013, 12:47am
Is he the hottest manga character ever? Well no, that is an understatement actually, HE DRIPS SEX!
Girls who don't read yaoi, SHOULD read this manga to catch a glimpse of this ...HOT^HOT guy, I mean it.
As for the series, it's good I guess ...loads of mindless sex involved but who cares? That's what Yaoi is all about *evil grin*
I read what some of my previous reviewers have written and I can't understand why you're making such a big deal of the whole rape thing? It's a MANGA for crying out loud, not some autobiography or some news you've heard. The thing about yaoi rape is that, the Uke does it to the Seme out of sheer possessiveness that's all. Some woman like men like that, although they may not wish for them in real life. Look at FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, why do you think its popular?

Anyway, some fiercely independent woman don't like the idea of being controlled or caged or whatever that goes on in their minds but like I said before, it just a MANGA! So chill and enjoy the sex! Which is what I'm here for xD

RECOMMENDED to anyone who want to take in a sex bomb! (ASAMI!!!!!!)
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Go read it...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Xiyima
February 14th, 2013, 6:50am
One of my fav yaoi mangas. The art improves a lot throughout the serie.
Asami is the ultimate seme and Akihito is a very strong uke. It's a cruel manga at times but has a happy ending. I'd totally recommend it!
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Surprisingly good   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by kvicka
January 25th, 2013, 4:25pm
This manga is really not my style. But it turned out to be surprisingly good. I'm wondering myself why I didn't throw the manga away after 2nd volume. I was even seriously thinking about set-away this manga already in the middle of first volume. Cause I really didn't like it. But through the third, fourth volume ...it got to me I guess. Now I'm eagerly waiting for every new chapter.

... Last updated on February 17th, 2013, 7:19am
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Favorite Series   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Araknayel
January 21st, 2013, 3:14pm
This is my absolute favorite series, in terms of Yaoi. A heads up, though, that it is indeed pretty hard Yaoi. In my opinion, it's well written, and characters are well fleshed out. I'm not a fan of a simpering whiney moe-moe spineless super uke, and this delivers exceptionally well. Akihito has spunk and spice. And Asami? The King of Seme speaks for himself. ♥_♥ The 'anime' adaption is actually an animix, which is more like animated stills. Don't bother watching it. It will kill your soul and make your ovaries(or testes) shrivel up and die. The voice acting in that is horrible, not to mention the Cantonese voice acting/pronounciation(I'm Chinese).

... Last updated on January 21st, 2013, 3:17pm
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fangirl rant of love   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yayanime
December 28th, 2012, 10:27pm
I really really REALLY enjoy this manga. I think it has to be that even after all the abuse that Asami subjects Takaba to I still end up wanting them to be together. That is EXTREMELY rare for me, usually I can't stand cold, abusive, passive aggressive guys ASAMI IS WITHOUT A DOUBT THE EXCEPTION. It might be that even though asami is abusive towards takaba the way the mangaka shows their relationship developing is still so very realistic that it makes you want to root for them to find a happy ever after in whatever way shape or form that may be for them. Besides while Asami is no saint he is definitely not what he seems. There is just is so much more to him than what is seen on the surface it's like we have just seen the tip of the iceberg and besides he is just so darn captivating. It is kinda like a moth is captivated by a bright porch light... Even though the insect acknowledges the carcasses of other insects trapped in the porch light it still is drawn to the captivating light though it will probably be its end. Or maybe the light is so bright that the moth can't acknowledge anythig other than the light. I sometimes feel like takaba is kinda in a similar situation except takaba is not as stupid to not care about asami's faults he just thinks that asami's light is captivatig enough to get close to even if it burns a little. Idk But honestly Takaba isn't completely innocent anyway which is why they work pretty well together on some semi twisted animalistic mental wavelength. Also takaba might be a bit of a masochist. Lol. Ultimately I really love the art (Gosh is it just goregous!) I really love the characters. The only thing I will complain about is there isn't enough updates and sometimes even when there ARE updates the chapters are sooo short. This is an addicting manga with a capital A,which is why I am complaining about not being able to read more of it because of lack of updates, but at the same time having to wait months to read it sometimes seems fitting for this manga... It makes it even better. I don't know what the hell I am talking about any more. I just know that this is such a sexy,erotic,exciting,thrilling,steamy,beautiful, yaoi manga that I just want to rave about and hope that my ravings will get someone else to read this awesome yaoi! Spread the love right? I just L-O-V-E it!

... Last updated on July 15th, 2013, 11:40pm
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Nosebleed Alert!!   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by ylna00m
November 18th, 2012, 6:22pm
I think PansyWansyLinsy's comments are spot-on. If you're unsure about this series, definitely take the time to read her review.

This is a smut-driven yaoi rather than a plot-driven one. You won't be disappointed if you keep this in mind. Also, the smutty scenes are quite explicit, so delicate types be warned.

As for the art, expect a feast for your eyes: all the main characters are total eye candy. I also liked how the uke is manly and sexy! It's a nice change from the cutesy types.

All in all, a pretty good read.

... Last updated on June 4th, 2013, 7:03pm
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Count me as one of the fangirls   
Rating: N/A
by PansyWansyLinsy
November 3rd, 2012, 5:15pm
If you've read or skimmed any of the reviews, you'll know that ViewFinder gets a mixed reaction from readers. However, if you know what to expect (or not to expect), you'll either not read it at all, or you'll keep reading and like it. ViewFinder is unadulterated, unabashed, nosebleed-inducing smut. Thatís not to say that itís solely focused on sex as it does have an episodic structure to the story that I enjoy. Itís not meant to be taken seriously though (like most yaoi), and if you read it with that in mind, then you won't have any trouble getting into it. If you don't like the first couple of chapters, which basically sets the tone for the series, don't bother with the rest because it's pretty much the same from there on out (minus the bit of sexual kink which happens occasionally).

VF has an arsenal of the usual yaoi elements Ė rape (or non-consensual if you want to be nice about it), sexual molestation, BDSM, menage, dub-con and even some shades of Stockholm's syndrome. Thatís not to say that VF is focused heavily on those sexual elements. Most of the time, the sex is consensual, and the other stuff makes its way there to keep things interesting.

The art is fantastic, of course. I never get tired of looking at Asami. After having read through my fair share of BL, Asami is still my favorite seme. The man is sex on legs. Heís got that dark, possessive and slightly sadistic businessman thing down pat. Takaba Akihito, on the other hand, is the young and reckless photographer who inadvertently gets caught in the web of Asamiís dark underworld. Takabaís youthful exuberance is a stark contrast to the darker and older Asami, and Iíve always found that type of relationship dynamic appealing.

While Iím on the subject of art, I think Yamane-sensei strikes the right balance with her character art. Takaba, to me, is the perfect combination of ďukeĒ masculinity that probably suits readers who are used to the slightly larger seme and smaller-framed uke. Although heís not bara big, heís also not overtly effeminate nor does he look like a pre-pubescent boy. Thankfully, he doesnít read like a female either.

There are complaints about the realism in regards to the yakuza-themed elements of the story in that they arenít realistic at all. Donít expect it anyway, thereís no slice of life aspect to VF (aside from a couple of extras here and there). Much of the action and twists that happen are terribly exaggerated or idealized, which makes it no different than ninety percent of manga centered around yakuza anyway.

That's not to say that there aren't some serious relationship elements to the story. After having read the published translated versions of View Finder, Iíve recognized that thereís an aspect of Takaba and Asamiís relationship that isnít so apparent in the scanlations. After the whole Fei Long affair, you wonder where Asami and Takabaís relationship can really go after all theyíve been through. Although it hasnít been said, isnít it obvious that theyíre in love? Thatís still a part of their relationship that remains in doubt and will hopefully be addressed in the future. However, to get back to the point, whatís come across to me in the published text is that thereís a constant struggle by Takaba to put himself on equal footing with Asami. Thereís a sense of social and experience disparity between the two that hasnít gone unnoticed by Takaba. The social and work sphere that Asami inhabits is beyond that of Takabaís standing. Although it seems like a rather trivial matter given Asamiís feelings for Takaba, and a sensibility that seems rather old-fashioned, Iíve come to realize (just by reading manga, mind you) that Japanese culture seems to put quite a lot of stock in a hierarchy of social standing. So while I was at first dismissive of what seemed to be a rather inconsequential hurdle in Takaba and Asamiís relationship, Iíve come to realize its significance given that understanding of Japanese culture. Thereís heavy emphasis on this divide in the last couple of volumes and especially in this most recent arc (Pray in the Abyss). Takabaís inability to reconcile with these differences in their relationship does cause him to run away at one point, but as always, he unerringly finds his way back to Asami. They have a magnetic attraction to one another that canít be denied.

I haven't given the manga a rating yet, as I like to reserve them until the series has ended. However, if pressed for a rating now, I'd definitely give it a 9 on a purely enjoyment basis alone. Iíve re-read this series at least six times now since Iíve started reading boy love and to this day I still enjoy it. Itís an exciting and fun mixture of sex, action, and comedy that never fails to entertain.

On a side note, Iíd just like to throw in my favorite VF scene because I really enjoyed the sweet and simplistic slice of life quality to it. Itís an extra that was attached to what I believe was the CD animate and it gives a glimpse into Asami and Takabaís home life. In probably what amounts to a dozen pages, we get a complete understanding about how much Takaba has changed Asamiís home life. There are little touches of Takabaís presence like a full refrigerator or some silly duck toys in the bath, or a couple of animal shaped shampoo bottles in the bathroom that creates an endearing image of their lives together. Takabaís colorful presence breathes life into Asamiís rather sterile existence and itís always enjoyable to read about that aspect of their lives.

... Last updated on February 21st, 2014, 12:37am
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What can you say   
Rating: N/A
by ultimateyaoifangirl
November 1st, 2012, 10:53pm
I'm not sure why this is such a well loved yaoi. As much as I enjoyed it, there are many elements that would make it unattractive to fans. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it. A lot of sex, rape/ cruelty, kidnapping and a bunch of other crazy mess. I put off reading it for a long time, but I enjoyed it well enough in the end. Only comments is that the "romance" plot line is very slow winding. All an all, a very yaoi-esk read. Not for the faint of heart.
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