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The End of Youth  
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From Liquid Passion:

There're many reasons 28 year old performer Tagashira Shinichi wants to die but mostly he just stopped caring about life. Then he bumps into Yuu, a former classmate and friend. When Yuu pushes Shinichi to see his little brother again things get more complicated. Can Shinichi find something to live for?


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End of Youth
The end of youth ~あいの、うた

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c.6 by Liquid Passion (1882d ago)
v.1 c.5 by Liquid Passion (2144d ago)
v.1 c.4 by Liquid Passion (2307d ago)
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1 Volume (Complete)

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (284 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.04 / 10.0
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September 24th 2015, 12:17am PST



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A real, sad, everyday story...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by meniel
June 3rd, 2011, 2:04pm
This was a strange yaoi... different from the others. It was good, because it wasn't a stupid story nor a funny, romantic manga. It was something about real life and its hardness. It was about broken dreams, dreams of love and passion, dreams that could never become truth. So, in short, even if angsty, this is a good manga. But the ending disappointed me. I thought: "now something will happen". Because, you know, even if sometimes dreams are smashed into a million pieces, you can always get something out of it. There won't be always the rain. And I was hoping for a happier ending. I didn't wish for something unrealistic like "and they leaved happily ever after". But I didn't want a mediocre ending. Not a depressing one. But it was. In my opinion, it was not even a real ending. It was like the manga was cut. So... not completely worth reading.

... Last updated on March 24th, 2014, 9:32am
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Depressing but Real   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sasageru
May 14th, 2011, 7:26am
The title sums up my initial thoughts on this series. It is very realistic and the title suits it in so many ways. Its not a light story and theres very little there to be of comfort, but its real - and it really shows the follies of youth. Being young myself and being in a slump as far as work and private life goes, i really could empathise with the character in this story and i could feel the desperation and depression he lived by. I was rather touched and though i prefer my stories to be an escape from the depression of reality, sometimes a mirror image of the real world isn't so bad. 10/10 for a detailed, well thought out and beautifully drawn piece of manga.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chocoripeyes
October 1st, 2010, 6:41pm
I didn't know how great the yaoi genre was until i stumbled across this and from this, I got into MIYAMOTO Kano's (the artist of this manga) works. This is a really unique, interesting and good read...when I was done reading it, I had to re-read it over cause it was really good. The characters are extremely realistic yet different yet the's really interesting. I think we all have a bit of a Chikara and Shinichi (the two main characters) within us and because of that, we can understand the feelings the characters are going through.

Don't miss this one! Do yourself a favor and read it smile
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Great story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Nirhtuc
August 14th, 2010, 7:21pm
One of the best I've read lately. The characters are not exactly beautiful in the way that they are drawn, but there's so much emotion in the way this mangaka portrays her characters. There's hardly any smut in it (any smut that was in it is not meant to turn the reader on). The story was interesting even though there was not much melodrama and action. The ending was a bit abrupt though, and I returned to mangaupdates hoping for a sequel, but alas, it turns out there isn't one. I really empathised with Chikara's character and Shinichi's character is also unique for a protagonist in that you feel mixed feelings about him because of what he does. Progressively, you also realize how pathetic he has been and continues to be. I didn't really like what Chikara did to him near the end, but the ending was positive- I just think the story is in need of a sequel!

... Last updated on September 3rd, 2010, 7:13am
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Going interesting places.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by vkoi
November 5th, 2009, 12:03am
I impatiently await each new release. I have a hunch that I'll be boosting my rating up to 10 once I've read the whole thing. Chikara's a very unique and complex character, so much so that I have no idea what twists this plot will take.
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Lovely and intriguing story   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Odette
January 10th, 2009, 6:16pm
This is a lovely and intriguing story about two lonely souls. Although I was slightly disappointed when I found out that the story was not Miyamoto Kano's own, it fits her style very well. The plot is actually more substantial than most of her original storylines. If you like Miyamoto Kano, this is a must-read.

... Last updated on September 8th, 2009, 6:19pm
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