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Soba ni Oitene  
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1-4) By Your Side
As far as Yuzu remembers, since his childhood, Icchan would always come to his rescue just like a Prince in shiny armour. But Yuzu has grown taller than Icchan! A huge Princess and ultra popular handsome Prince?! A story about schoolboys, will their love bloom?

5+extra) March for Victory


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Associated Names
Stay Close To Me
Tu es à croquer ! (French)
Was zum Naschen! (German)

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.4-5+extra by Memory For You (3848d ago)
v.1 c.3 by Memory For You (3883d ago)
v.1 c.2 by Memory For You (3908d ago)
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1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (386 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.62 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 29th 2014, 5:43pm PST



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Original Publisher
BIBLOS (2005)
Libre Shuppan (2007)

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Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Juné (1 Volume - Complete/Print)

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Weekly Pos #790 increased(+66)
Monthly Pos #1374 increased(+264)
3 Month Pos #2040 increased(+658)
6 Month Pos #3186 increased(+87)

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On 144 wish lists
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by roxslide
April 17th, 2008, 9:51pm
Pretty cute, actually. Though the uke, though masculine physically was still too girly for me.

Though it wasn't my cup of tea, I really really liked how a girl was a possible romantic interest without wimping her out or completely demonizing her! I'm guilty of secretly rooting for her, though she had no chance, haha... and though Icchan's attitude about her annoys me, I really like how her presence showed a fault of his deeper than just being a bad cook, sexism.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by elenaluz
January 2nd, 2008, 6:16pm
I like how Sakuragi-sensei reverses the stereotypes, although I think he/she could have done more with them. However, the story was funny, sweet, and cute. I loved the second story with the university student and the gambler. Truly funny, and also sweet and cute! However, I also worry about their future. ^^;
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Soba ni Oitene   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by angelkurisutin
August 25th, 2007, 7:40pm
This was so funny! Mostly because the uke was not only super girly, but super tall XD But still, the romance was so sweet, it didn't even really bother me. I was really waiting for Icchan to snap with all of the problems other people were causing for him and Yuzu, but oh well. ^_^ He really is a "cool prince". The extra was cute too, but with a gambler and a guy who can't pass his exams, I'm a bit concerned for their future (money-wise)... o_o;

... Last updated on June 7th, 2008, 11:16am
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Tall princess & calm prince   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by asaphira
August 10th, 2007, 11:57pm
An experimental change since Sakuragi-sensei rarely inserts a "girly uke" (although physically masculine), but I think she did a decent job. Some of the parts were strange, but the silly sweet fluff between Yuzu and Icchan just mellowed them down :3 It's the eyes I tell you~~
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by nameisks
June 7th, 2007, 5:00pm
It was really funny watching this tall, "manly" uke act like a typical cute, little uke with tearful eyes and "stars&sparkles" around him when he smiled. It was sort of weird, but in a funny and good way. My eyes were once again opened to how ridiculous the prototype-uke usually behaves (still love them though)...
This manga had a nice story and the art was very good too, it's worth reading!

... Last updated on June 7th, 2007, 5:01pm
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by otakubaybay
April 10th, 2007, 2:23pm
I just love this manga! Yuzu is adorable and I feel like I just can't get enough of him! Icchan is a "cool beauty", but they're both nice on the eyes ^_^ The art gives off a soothing, happy feeling and I always look forward to the next chapter! Sakuragi-sensei's work is amazing as always! I highly recommend this!
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by pinklotus89
April 8th, 2007, 6:34pm
This is such a nice sweet manga. I totally with booyaka on the whole stereotype type thing. In my opinion, I though the uke was very girlie in this case. For example, he worries about being fat and dreams about being a princess for Icchan. But, it was fun reading it and I just adore Sakuragi sensei's work.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by booyaka
March 15th, 2007, 4:38pm
Cute manga! It's quality as is all of her work. It does basically play up stereotypes in yaoi manga; the tall guy is the girly uke and has issues with being tall, while the shorter guy is more manly and is the seme. This is by no means an original idea, but it's nice to see a seme/uke relationship shaken up a bit. It's cute and has a nice story.
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