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Haou Airen  
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Description
One day while walking home from her job, Kurumi Akino finds a wounded young man, and saves his life. He mysteriously disappears after that, and leaves only the name “Hakuron”. Next thing she knows she’s been kidnapped from her school, and is on a private jet with that man, heading to China. It turns out she saved the life of the most infamous mobster in Hong Kong, and he wants her to stay with him.

You can find A Tale of Happier Times (v06 extra) in the anthology Motto Oshiete.

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
覇王・愛人
覇王♥愛人
Amante Dragon (spanish)
Despotic Lover
Supreme King's Mistress

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Latest Release(s)
v.9 c.50 (End) by A Willful Muse (2319d ago)
v.9 c.49 by A Willful Muse (2352d ago)
v.9 c.48 by A Willful Muse (2372d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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Forum
5 topics, 24 posts
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User Rating
Average: 6.5 / 10.0 (704 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.52 / 10.0
10
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Last Updated
December 14th 2014, 6:54am PST


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Year
2002

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Serialized In (magazine)
Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #559 increased(+139)
Monthly Pos #782 increased(+10)
3 Month Pos #791 increased(+79)
6 Month Pos #817 increased(+5)

List Stats
On 728 reading lists
On 441 wish lists
On 1904 completed lists
On 219 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
Is it published? 1368 days, 6 hours, 5 minutes ago
The "Heroine"? (Spoiler) 1590 days, 11 hours, 50 minutes ago
Haou Airen Hakuron ending spoilers -long post is long. 1945 days, 23 hours, 35 minutes ago
Haou Airen *spoilers* 2326 days, 17 hours, 9 minutes ago
Haou Airen - finished? 2349 days, 2 hours, 10 minutes ago

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one of those   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by roosterw
June 11th, 2007, 8:41am
I had to finish reading it, but even though I could not put it down, the story is quite disturbing. Just how low can a woman's selfesteem fall? the art is fine, would have liked some kind of comic relief to compensate for the continuous "consensual rape"
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Nuh-uh. :(   
Rating: N/A
by Gwynn
June 23rd, 2011, 5:24am
He may have an angelic face, but definitely not an angelic heart. Yes, i think Hakuron is handsome. So what? I read this till like, chapter 5? And i couldn't continue anymore... I did try to return to it afterwards and, ahem, i saw A LOOOOT of rape. I mean i'm the type who really reads hardcore smut (not hentai, they're different) but i really couldn't put up with this. I have some points i'd like to make though.
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Okay, for a first, who the heck allows herself to be raped repeatedly and trampled on like shit? -_-

I know she tried to escape and ended up with Kaafei, but she still returned to him after that and
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he raped her in front of Kaafei

I'm sorry, but i don't think that this is called love. It goes against all feminists. I really dislike weak-willed female leads (for a great example, it's Kurumi over there) and the fact that she'd cry and go oh so sad and always think it's her fault. Painful. And why, oh why, did she return to Hakuron? Huh? What kinda love is this? S&M whaa?

I won't deny it, i cried when Hakuron died. (I skipped to the end). But looking back on it,
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i think he deserved to die.
So there. smile Assholes like these should be wiped off the face of the earth. Oh, Shinjo Mayu too. Oh and as someone below mentioned...
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Hakuron is definitely impotent. LOL when you f**k someone so much there's supposed to be a pretty big chance of getting her pregnant.


Lastly, this manga went on for 9 volumes!! I assume that the number of volumes/chapters is determined by the popularity of the manga [seeing stuff like [m]One Piece[/m]] What is up with the demented mind of the JAPANESE GIRLS reading this? What the heck? It's 50 bloody chapters!! Spare me. My god, are you guys so desperate? Why do you have to do this??

P.S. The comment below sure cracked me up biggrin

... Last updated on June 23rd, 2011, 5:45am
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Why ending with 3rd party interference?   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by dearest88
January 19th, 2011, 3:54pm
GREAT ART. the covers were great. Hakuron is very charismatic.
Mayu Shinjo's artwork was hot and dark in this manga.

Ok, the first few volumes were great until RiRin's character came.
I wish there could be more scene with the Tiger organization (Hakuron's rival), and I wish I could see more relationship among the 5 dragons.

What the heck for creating painful emotion to the readersconfused
Of course I cried.

WARNING SPOILERS:
Ok, first RiRin comes to break the 'love' couple apart, and then KaFei just comes in between them and it ends like thatconfused Actually Hakuron is kind and could start a new life with Kurumi. Kafei is merely an insignificant character but plays an important role in the ending. What does he get by killing Hakuron? He destroyed Kurumi's happiness, also, he doesn't even take care of her after that. So what's the point of killing Hakuron? KaFei is just a selfish character for taking revenge.

Well, it's just a manga made from the mangaka's imagination.
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That is one messed up way to win over a woman... =_=;   
Rating: N/A
by Disremembrance
October 12th, 2010, 9:58pm
Love is about making mistakes, sure... But it's not about raping the one you love. He didn't even wait till she got over her friend's death. He raped her. Because he couldn't live without her? Because he loved her so much he couldn't imagine going on without her? Love isn't about hurting the one you love on purpose. It is about doing things to make them stay with you, but not that. I can't say that this isn't love, neither can I say that it is love... More like a twisted love with a side of more twisted. =_=;

This sort of love... just makes one feel depressed and it isn't good at all. I recommend not reading this series... It's probably the worst of Shinju Mayu's...
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Too much rape...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by mezan01
August 5th, 2010, 10:51am
I think this manga was OK. But I got tired of all the rape scenes. I hated how Hakuron treated her, I mean that's not how you treat your beloved one. And there was something which didn't make any sense, that was that everyone was interested in Kurumi (this wasn't a harem by the way... Right?) Because she had at least more than three people including Hakuron who were in love in her or just interested in her. And some scenes in this manga was so frustrating. Like how much misunderstanding it was in it. I liked the art, especially their eyes, and especially the bishounen. But that's it. Actually Kurumi wasn't that pretty neither.

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I didn't liked the ending at all. Because after all this misunderstanding, and after all bad things they went trough so should they deserve a good ending... Or atleast make Kurumi pregnant (I mean, come on it's impossible to not be pregnant after all this 'love-making' they did, even if they used condom.) so she then with her child go to the place which Hakuran grave. That would be a good ending for me.


... Last updated on January 1st, 2011, 7:46am
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Dark, Twisted, SOOO Disturbing   
Rating: N/A
by SoraAijin
February 18th, 2012, 11:26am
Well, I'll own up to liking the story at the beginning. I was like, oh, this will be one of those cliche bad-guy-meets-good-girl-falls-in-love-changes-to-be-better-for-her stories that may or may not be a guilty pleasure of mine...

BUT, instead it goes twisted, and mentally scarring, and emotionally scarring, and lots-of-other scarring, and gah!

I CANNOT with a good conscience recommend this unless you have a much higher nausea tolerance than I have. Good luck to you all...
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it was entertaining... indeed...   
Rating: N/A
by Aseeker
October 26th, 2008, 3:15am
love comes in different forms.. label me a weirdo or sicko, but i can sympathetize with the main male lead.. you love someone and you dont want to hurt them but there are times that "I" think i just want to lock her in a cage and just keep her to myself.. I dont want anybody to see her or touch her.. I cant deny that I have those thoughts.. if I ever was in his shoes, with all the fame, power, status and money I would do the same thing he did.. make her not forget about me for the rest of her life.. he was just rough around the edges and he really wasnt taught about love and he doesnt know how to express it.. but he really did want the girl to stay by his side, cause she was his light in the dark world of the mafia. unexpecdetly, it was quite entertaining (my title subject).. i was anxious to read the next chapter as I finish a chapter.. the drawings were really nice.. there was heavy drama.. the smutfest was definitely there.. it was a good read for me.. not recommded for those who just started reading manga or to hypocrites or idealists.. not like im not one but after reading this comment, hope you pick this up.. it might be what you are looking for than those other romance mangas out there..
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against feminism   
Rating: N/A
by littleangeline
October 18th, 2008, 11:10pm
no offense, but i like shinjo mayu's mangas.but the one thing that bothers me the most is the fact that the lead females are always perceived as weak, thus need to be continuously protected-be it in the name of love, lust, etc! Moreover, Shinjo Mayu has created magnificent characters, transformed into the male leading or supporting characters. but the lack of presence for the females are far too apparent. I think there is no strong connection whatsoever between the female and male characters here,among others, could be seen in keikan phrase and of course haou airen.
no offense, i do enjoy this manga, but i think this manga wouldnt go that far if the leading female and male characters are too imbalanced in personality. Take a look at Hana yori Dango, where the leading characters' presence are so strong, it was even adapted into drama series. Hopefully, in her future creations, the mangaka could present an even better and outstanding storyline that will far surpass my criticism.

Clearly, Shinjo Mayu's leading female characters need to be re formulated. They shouldnt be abandoned to be as weak as they are. and the string between the characters need to be stronger, and developed more comprehensively.

... Last updated on October 18th, 2008, 11:13pm
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Mixed Feelings   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Jazzy_Jazz0111
April 16th, 2014, 2:32pm
To me this is one of those manga that you either love it or hate it. This was probably one the first mangas I read when I started reading manga and this was one of the first I read when I started smutty mangas and this manga just absolutely broke my heart. Now the reason I dislike this manga wasn't because of what other people seemed to hate it for but I hated it because of the ending. The ending just left me feeling so absolutely empty and unfulled that I couldn't really be happy. But I really loved the art and the way things was passed. But even though this manga is a stereotypical shoujo manga with the way the everything happens I still didn't mind it and kept reading and until the end I would probably have loved it but like I said the ending was just so frustrating that it just upset me. Also this was before I really understood manga and how to read all the genres and things like that so I was just completely unprepared for the ending. But for some reason I can't fathom I love Mayu Shinjo's work and while the storyline was completely unrealistic I still loved it alot. So like I said if you want to read this be prepared to either love it or hate it.

(P.S I still gave this manga a 10 for some reason I don't understand)
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So Much Emotion   
Rating: N/A
by PandaLove16
February 6th, 2014, 8:44pm
When reading this mange, be prepared for a roller-coaster of emotion. You will grow from hate to love to frustration to irritation and more all within a single volume. I'm about to re-read this series and I can't wait to read down memory lane. Even through the 300+ mange that I've read, this one has always stayed at the top of my memory. I will never forget this amazing story.
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