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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!

There's a twoshot called (Gakko no Kaidan) Love Lesson in vol 1 and vol 4.

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
ファインダーの標的
ファインダーの檻
ファインダーの渇望
ファインダーの熱情
ファインダーの真実
ファインダーの虜囚
ファインダーの隻翼
探索者系列
Escape & Love
Finder no Hyouteki
Finder no Netsujou
Finder no Ori
Finder no Ryoshuu
Finder no Sekiyoku
Finder no Shinjitsu
Finder Series
Pray in the Abyss
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Series
You're My Loveprize in Viewfinder

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Latest Release(s)
c.9 by fi-no-hyouteki (335d ago)
v.7 c.8 by fi-no-hyouteki (394d ago)
c.7 by Harudaki (443d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews

Forum
4 topics, 33 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1055 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.74 / 10.0
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9+
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Last Updated
March 6th 2014, 3:44am PST


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Year
2001

Original Publisher
Biblos (2001)
Libre Shuppan (2007)

Serialized In (magazine)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Be Beautiful (3 Volumes - Defunct)
Juné (6 Volumes - Ongoing/Print)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #222 decreased(-8)
Monthly Pos #164 decreased(-39)
3 Month Pos #108 increased(+6)
6 Month Pos #105 decreased(-1)

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On 2466 reading lists
On 449 wish lists
On 109 unfinished lists
On 509 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Something bugging me 134 days, 17 hours, 41 minutes ago
Finder Series BL Anime 528 days, 8 hours, 2 minutes ago
Asami's Irezumi? 1668 days, 11 hours, 10 minutes ago
Volumes? 2045 days, 4 hours, 37 minutes ago

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Good up until...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by lameoawesomeo
April 28th, 2012, 3:03am
I didn't like this when I first started reading it. Yes, it has BEAUTIFUL art and interesting characters... but all the damn rape and freaky sex was a huge turn off. But I kept reading... I got used to the random sex and started to like the characters and their relationship (for the most part). Until...
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The threesome with Feilong. Like what the fuck? Isn't Asami supposed to be possessive?
It completely pissed me off. I'm not sure I'll ever finish this. It just got too ridiculous.
This review probably isn't very helpful. Honestly, I just wanted to vent my anger.
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A Sexplosion Of Erotic Proportions.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by CurlyJoe
April 1st, 2012, 6:16pm
Plot 8.5/10
Art 9/10
Romance 8/10
Eroticism 9.8/10

This is a manga that every yaoi fan has to read. I only read oneshots, and I adore this one. I actually am loving the plot, and the sex is graphic enough to be enjoyed (also frequent enough to please me). The uke is masculine enough not to creep me out (I don't read ones with what look like boys under 16), and the bishounen are divine. Read it. Love it. Have sweaty dreams about it.

P.S.: Be prepared for rape, almost all of the sex is either rape, or a little forced. If you hate Stockholm syndrome type romances (Raped until he likes it), then this won't be for you!

PPS: The threesome scene...is more than I could ever ask for. *o*

Oh and BTW: Who ACTUALLY reads Yaoi for the plot?!?! Go read a novel for god's sake, as this stuff is for kinky sex and basically porn.

... Last updated on June 4th, 2012, 12:54pm
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GREAT...if it's your thing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chicchai_yubimusubi
March 15th, 2012, 10:42pm
Here's the thing. If you like the traditional spunky, resisting uke, and the strong, sultry, forceful seme...this is YOUR manga. This series defines those roles and takes it to a beyond perfect level.

But if you're looking for a serious, realistic, angst-ridden drama that flowers into a beautiful and meaningful relationship that comments on the human experience...well, I don't know if this is for you.

Ayano Yamane is brilliant not only in her art (my FAVORITE style...gorgeous), but in her ability to create these endearing characters that we come to care about. Yes, there is a lot of rape. Yes, some of the plot is contrived and unrealistic. But it's a fast-paced, mafia vs. yakuza story with an irresistible uke caught in the middle. If that sounds even a little appealing, you will LOVE this series.

It's a classic.
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Rape Rape Rape, ugh.   
Rating: N/A
by fencer_x
February 19th, 2012, 9:09pm
About the only saving grace for this manga is the art--I'm a huge fan of Ayano Yamane's art style, and despite the horrific content of this story and the cliched BL plot, the art will always get a nod from me.

That being said, this has got to be one of the most overrated series of all times, with people panting for the art style while handwaving all the horrible crap that's included--rape is a successful trope in BL because idiot consumers keep supporting it. How about giving more credit to the series that treat rape as a horrific incident (see: Nekota Yonezou's 'Michiru Heya' for example) rather than a stepping stone to a ~beautiful relationship~?
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BEST YAOI MANG E.V.E.R   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lololo008
February 13th, 2012, 8:43am
Yeah, it goes without saying since everyone in the yaoiland must (or should) have known Ayano Yamane and her amazing works. This series so far is the 1st in my list. The art is the first thing that attracted me, it's so smooth, cute but not too cute like some shoujo or shota. The story lines are brilliant and the plots are just...the best.

Takaba - the main uke - is just my fav type of uke. He has well-build, a little muscular but not too much. His personality is very interesting and hard to read. His will is strong and I just loveee his stubbornness. Although he always acts like a man but i think he's nothing more than an arrogant kid.

And Asami - the seme. He must be the top of the top semes in yaoi world. I mean really, who could win over this person? He is like...perfect, from the look to the personality. And the best thing is, he's not the type of guy who is always overprotective his lover. The way he shows his love to Takaba is so cute (and sick sometimes). I just so so so love this man.

I also love lots of other mangas such as Crimson Spell and Nekota Yonezou's works (especially Elektel Delusion and Otona Keikenchi) but i guess there will be no other yaoi manga that can take away the 1st place from Viewfinder in my list.

LOVE AYANO SENSEI!!!!
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Didn't think I'd like it but I do   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by aislin
February 6th, 2012, 8:54pm
I have to admit, despite repeatedly hearing about this series I didn't pick it up for a long time, and then when I did I was very much turned off by the first volume. I figured it would be pretty much an endless series about pointless rape and how the uke is supposed to fall in love despite that. I don't know why I eventually decided to try it again but this time I had 4 volumes with me. As soon as I got to the second volume, I was pleasantly surprised by the shift to a bit more plot with Fei Long's back story (actually volume 2 has almost no sex in it at all).

If you want a series where there's no rape-- well, you'd be able to tell pretty much immediately this isn't the series for you. And I do have to agree with another reviewer-- I don't see much of a difference between Fei Long and Asami forcing themselves on Akihito, other than the fact that Akihito slowly develops feelings for Asami. I actually think it's kind of silly that there's always blood when Fei Long rapes Akihito but rarely when Asami does. It's like they're trying to reinforce that it's ok when Asami does it.

That's an aside, though. The point is-- I'm not a fan of stories revolving around rape, and I get pretty tired of this idea that the uke should fall in love with the seme who's always hurting him. But that's why I was surprised by this... I don't know what it is about it, exactly, but I actually believe the love story in this. I mean it's definitely twisted and all about a power play especially in the beginning, but I believe that they have feelings for each other by a few volumes into it.

I was skimming comments and I guess a number of people don't like Akihito. To be honest, I never had a problem with him. And by the latest volumes, I outright love him. He's a normal guy put into a super messed up situation... I don't imagine many people would be able to react properly in situations he's thrown into.

I mean, seriously. Imagine being in that position; imagine accidentally catching the eye of someone who's so powerful he could literally have you killed at a moment's notice and nothing could stop it. Imagine other equally influential people keying into that and using you to their advantage like a pawn in a chess game. Imagine everyone deciding it's okay to rape you repeatedly. Imagine constantly being hurt and not being in control of your life at all. It would really suck. Normal people are not ready for that sort of twisted world being thrown on them out of nowhere. And normal people would be really confused by realizing they're starting to develop feelings for the very person who initially terrorized them. Now whether those feelings are true love or if it's all some twisted psychological thing based on the fact that his initial tormentor ends up sometimes being his savior too, I couldn't say. That's mostly up to the reader.

So, myself, I actually really like how Akihito tries to deal with everything. And I loooove him in the 5th volume. I will say nothing about plot but I think he's awesome there.

Anyway, I wanted to leave a comment about this series because if you were turned off by the first volume like I was, there's the possibility you may end up still liking the series. It certainly has aspects that are commonplace in a lot of BL but I guess given the fact that I did a total 180 in my opinion of the series between volume 1 and 5, I can't say I find it to be typical overall. Usually I don't go from disliking a story so much I put it down for probably years to suddenly liking it so much I can't wait to buy the next volume. To me, that says something about how well this story is told. Whether or not you like the story itself is up to you.

... Last updated on February 6th, 2012, 8:57pm
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Not sold by the love   
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
by arethusa
February 2nd, 2012, 9:21pm
This would've been a great series if the mangaka stuck to the dark tones of the first volume, with Akihito acknowledging the wrongness of his relationship with Asami and the series going to how he has to deal with it. It already laid the groundwork for it, the unequal dynamic was great (and so darn interesting), but the story fizzled out
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(yes, I found the contrived mafia war pointless).
Instead, Akihito turned into this passive plot device who's all bark and no bite. Heck, how the series panned out is even more disturbing than the disturbing elements in the first volume.

There's only two saving graces on this series: the artwork and the chemistry.
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Love, love, love this!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by streetwalker
October 21st, 2011, 2:29pm
When I first started reading this I thought "ugh, the most awful rape scene right off the bat!" and almost stopped right there. But the fantastic art kept me reading and I'm so glad. By the end I'd completely fallen in love with the series and all the characters. I think Akihito has gotten quite a bit of criticism but I don't really agree with it. Sure he's not the most agentive uke ever but I think the whole point of this manga is the emotional development and whether or not Akihito can give in to his feelings. I also liked it how Akihito had aspirations to be acknowledged as a man and make Asami submit. smile So as an uke I can't call him typical either... I didn't like Asami much to begin with but as the depth of the relationship grew I started to like him a lot better till the end where I really already liked him lots. The extra "temporary paradise" is my favorite of Asami. It's cute really! And I love Asami's vacation hair... x) The side characters weren't bad either and I enjoyed the whole backgroud on Asami and Feilong. The relationship between Feilong and Akihito was interesting as well. I kinda felt bad for Feilong though... Anyway, if you haven't read this, do it NOW! Hah.. And don't stop in the middle or you'll miss out I tell ya! wink Can't wait for the rest... Should be good?

... Last updated on October 21st, 2011, 2:59pm
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extremely overrated   
Rating: N/A
by Illegal Goddess
October 13th, 2011, 5:29pm
Lots of cliche porn featuring a macho criminal who needs a good kick in the nuts and a secretly mazo photographer who must give off some incredible pheromones because everyone wants to rape him. Most of the time, they succeed.
Asamiís personality makes you want to kick him in the nuts, oops, I have already said that. Akihito switches from boring to pathetic and back, he needs to grow a backbone.
Fei Long is the only interesting character in the manga (and the best looking one, too), but the nonsensical development ruins him.
The background is actually rather good, but the central characters and their relationship is such a cheap rape fantasy that you have to really adore that type of yaoi to get to the very last chapter.
I donít.

I also donít get the so-called difference between Asami forcing Akihito to have sex with him and Fei Long doing the same. People seem to think that being the official seme gives Asami some divine right to rape his uke whenever he pleases or something.
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So good~!   
Rating: N/A
by Pebble_
October 10th, 2011, 3:34am
Viewfinder was actually my 2d yaoi ever, (right after Trigger), and that's, some would say, oh! such a bad 2d choice. The kind of read that makes you hate yaoi forever, right? Well, as for me, it got me soooooooooo completely hooked on yaoi !!
It's kinda hardcore, yes. Contains rape & a lil'bit of bdsm, yes. What can I say?
Even though, Viewfinder is a really great series, and I really really ! do not regret picking it. And I love yakuza plots, strong-willed ukes, dominant & possessive semes, and Yamane Ayano's drawings, oh my! *drooling*
Yaoi forever, and this one is a must-read !

... Last updated on October 10th, 2011, 3:37am
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