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≠ - Not Equal  
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From Fujoshi Bitches:
“Tomorrow, I’ll put a curse on my father…”
Right after reuniting with his father, from whom he’d been separated when he was a kid, Ryou suddenly traveled back in time 22 years, during the peak of the bubble economy of the Showa era!
There, he met his father, Konomi, who was 3 years younger than he was…!
Living in an unknown environment with the uneasiness of wanting to go back to his own time, Ryou was anxious. But being comforted by the pure-hearted Konomi, his feelings gradually started to change… The first volume of Ike Reibun’s loved original work!


Related Series
Bi no Kyoujin: X Side (Side Story)

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≠ ノットイコール
Not Equal
Not Equal ≠

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.1-6 + extra (end) by Fujoshi Bitches (15d ago)
v.1 by Fujoshi Bitches (420d ago)
c.A Day in Early Summer by BL-Gyaru (1274d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (587 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.49 / 10.0
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October 12th 2016, 1:48pm PST



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Be x Boy Gold (Libre Shuppan)

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what should I say...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kidoraku
March 8th, 2014, 5:27pm
It was twisted. I mean it. But still I was totally into it that I couldn't stop to read until the very end. If you don't mind or like forbidden love theme you'll definitely love this one.
Also I found two extra chapters: first one - translated to english "extra" and the next one - 8 pages with really hot sex, but japanese RAWs only. I hope somebody will translate this cause there's something important about Ashizuka (or at least I think so).
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Pretty good considering...   
Rating: N/A
by roxslide
February 28th, 2014, 4:06pm
Really wasn't bad. Besides biology, the main morality issue standing in the way of incest is the whole question of whether the "caretaker" is taking advantage, or maybe even raised the kid into the whole relationship, the matter of consent is just too messy. But ike reibun found a loophole for that and I applaud her for ingenuity, this definity isnt a typical run of the mill incest. However that being said, I would say beyond that its not amazing. Not much else happens thats beyond your average bl manga. There are also a few things in the manga that could have been more tidy, like Ryou's motivations that drew him to his young father in the firstplace, knowing that it was really his father? Its kind of gross if you think that maybe he was that desperate for his love and attention he would do anything.....

... Last updated on February 28th, 2014, 4:09pm
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Kinda meh for me   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by FeyPhantom
February 17th, 2014, 8:35pm
This isn't my first incest manga, nor will it probably be my last. Incest isn't something I go out of my way to read, but I don't mind it, especially when it's done well. Here, it was only so-so for me.

The development of the relationship has some good points and some bad. I think the mangaka needed to show the thoughts and psychological states of the characters a little bit more while they were developing the relationship in order for the romantic feelings to really be felt by the audience. Instead, if comes across a little bit like they got together just because they were only around each other at the time, which doesn't happen without actual attraction between two people. The attraction was missing for me.

On top of that, the supernatural element (the time travel), while I appreciate it as an inventive way for the two to meet and fall in love, wasn't really explained well. It kind of just happened... no real explanation why it would happen at those times, what caused it, or anything else. Of course, it's a supernatural element so things like that don't need to be explained, right? Sure, if you want to go with contrived plots. When the time travel is the only thing that makes your story happen, the only supernatural element in your story and it only happens at points it needs to for story telling, then it's way too contrived for my appreciation.

Also, the ending felt a little rushed and unresolved. Basically, the whole plot could've worked better toward a clear end that felt satisfying, and while it made a valiant effort to do so, it fell short.

So why did I rate it so high? Well, it's cute enough as a story. The art is decent. There is some proper character development (though I'm kind of strict on character development in a story and it wasn't satisfactory for me). And overall you can do worse if you're looking for an incest story (much worse -_-;; ). My overall thoughts are you can read this one if bored or if you're looking for something with these kind of elements in it (father/son relationship with time travel), but don't expect a masterpiece.

... Last updated on February 17th, 2014, 8:42pm
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Still on the fence about reading this one?   
Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
by jTokki
January 31st, 2014, 2:35pm
When I started this manga last year, I used to stick to yaoi manga where the two aren't related at all by blood. Adopted children? Fine. Step siblings? Go for it.

However, I think this was the manga that definitely changed my mind about it. I mean, sure, it's just a piece of fiction so it'd be silly to get too upset about it anyway. I started this manga knowing that it was a father/son relationship. I definitely thought I was going to be disgusted but I decided to give it a shot due to the high ratings. By the middle of the middle of the manga, I was rooting so hard for them to get together. ;-; Seeing their emotions so clearly that I could feel them was so beautiful. You can teelll that they're so compatible and their compassion is beautiful.

I highly recommend anyone to give this one a shot if you're on the edge.
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I finished it but I'm not sold   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by evinrud3005
December 13th, 2013, 4:20am
Humm, it just feels weird. First time reading an incest story, and I'm really uneasy about it. And you don't even get to know why they get into a sexual relationship. It just happens without a real development. So it is not really hanging together.
I don't think I'll get into more incests. It's just too wrong. I guess from this author's view point, I'm just an other borish person that doesn't get the beauty of having sex with your own children!
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Why am I not feeling the hype?   
Rating: N/A
by OmNom
September 22nd, 2013, 7:51am
I finished reading this manga a long time ago so bare in mind that this not a fresh straight-off-the-bat comment right after reading the story, and that there might be some areas I could not cover wholly. Nonetheless with what that manages to stay on my mind, I have to question why this manga got so many positive reviews and such high ratings? The first volume is quite decent I admit, but the second is just lazy writing to put it bluntly. I felt like it was cut off suddenly to come to a conclusion that doesn't satisfy at all. Right now all I can remember is a big chunk of unresolved - or at least poorly resolved - matter and let me tell you that is not a pleasant feeling at all. On the whole I can't really be in this manga's favour unfortunately.
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by mlat26
September 12th, 2013, 3:42pm
It's strange and sad and I still ended up liking both of them. They are soul mates stuck in very inconvenient bodies. *Cries a little* I really wish for their happiness regardless of their blood ties.
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not my cup of tea, but   
Rating: 8.3 / 10.0
by kyashi39
August 22nd, 2013, 9:41am
honestly, i'm not used to incest like this, but, the dialogues and the plot
seriously it can make any un-used yaoi fangirl like me to like the characters
and sympathize with their forbidden relationship.
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Want to give it a 10, but....   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Fyrekat42
August 12th, 2013, 9:01pm
....the end was half-assed. I'm not a fan of incest stories, but this one pulled me along really well with good characters and an interesting time jump conflict, but the end? Pathetic. It's like the mangaka wanted to build along for another volume, and the publisher cut her off. It's really out of left field. Regardless, read it! It's captivating.
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Maybe I'm a pervert   
Rating: N/A
by Lilmommi15
July 13th, 2013, 10:11pm
Loved this so much!!! The incest reall didn't bother me I thought was grat love story. I cried when he went back and Konomi rejected him broke my heart. But when shows up in the rain i couldn't stop smiling. Love across a distance can't be beat.
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