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Midnight Secretary  
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Description
From Viz:
Kaya Satozuka is a brilliant secretary who excels at her job, which is why she doesn't bat an eye when she's assigned to be personal secretary to Kyohei Touma, the very difficult managing director of Touma Foods. It doesn't faze her when her new boss seems determined to make her fail, and she even manages to take it in stride when she discovers the secret behind his prickly behavior…he's a vampire! But while Kaya easily adapts to late nights and keeping a schedule of his "dinner dates", will her ultra-competence help when Kyohei's smoldering gaze starts turning her way?!

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Associated Names
ミッドナイト・セクレタリ
سكرتيرة منتصف الليل
午夜 · 秘書
午夜.秘書 / 暗夜的吸血情人
Thư ký ma cà rồng

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.Extra (end) by Aerandria Scans (2717d ago)
v.7 c.34 by Aerandria Scans (2737d ago)
v.7 c.33 by Aerandria Scans & Celestial Scans (2780d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (1681 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.17 / 10.0
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Year
2006

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Serialized In (magazine)
Petit Comic (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (7 Volumes - complete)

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Monthly Pos #550 increased(+25)
3 Month Pos #589 decreased(-23)
6 Month Pos #532 increased(+3)

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On 647 wish lists
On 4482 completed lists
On 249 unfinished lists
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Agree with Synthoxide   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by harmonize
August 2nd, 2008, 8:03pm
I could accept the fact that a capable secretary can still be lost in love. But a woman in love thought that a secretary had to do her very best (ie. provide/schedule her lover THAT) is insane. I lost my interest after it's becoming a typical shoujo manga.

... Last updated on December 8th, 2013, 11:42pm
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There is no friggin' abuse in this manga. Stop with that stuff already...   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by nonightshades
October 4th, 2016, 12:10pm
Let me just start off by saying that this whole "the leading male is abusive" thing is a huge exaggeration if not a flat-out lie. If you don't believe me, flip through the entire series. You will not find a single abusive encounter between Kaya and Kyohei; I stand by my word on that. Not once in this manga is the leading lady hit, cursed at, talked down to, raped, forced to take drugs or coerced into doing anything that she does not want to do. She chose to be with Kyohei. Yes, "CHOSE" being the operative word (right there in big bold letters). That is what adults do: make choices. Therefore, Kaya is not a victim of any kind. She sat there and deliberated on the pros and cons of taking this man as a lover (over the span of several chapters) and, despite knowing that it could come back to bite her in the ass at some point, still chose to be with him. She LITERALLY said she was prepared to deal with the fallout from the consequences of her actions, so what is all the hate even about?

Sure, the leading male is possessive and stand-offish. I'm not saying that he isn't. And no, he doesn't treat Kaya like a special snowflake, but here's the kicker, folks: of course he's going to treated her as "less than" in the beginning because

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
DUDE'S...NOT...EVEN...HUMAN PEOPLE! HE'S A FREAKING VAMPIRE THAT WAS RAISED TO VIEW HUMANS AS SOURCES OF FOOD AND PLEASURE AND ON OCCASION AS BABY FACTORIES. He was raised to look down on ALL humans. It's a pretty simple concept to understand (human woman prompts human feelings from a non-human being in the end), yet people seem to miss the point time and again, and I just don't understand it... And all those other good guys that Kaya had to choose from? Yeah...there was a grand total of one guy that expressed romantic interest in her aside from Kyohei--one. Also, yes, he fools around with lots of women but again, he's a vampire. Sensuality and feeding kind of goes hand-in-hand with their kind. Why is that still surprising to anyone at this point? O__o?? And did you see the types he went for? I can assure you that their virtues were long gone prior to their encounters with Kyohei. :/ He also stopped seeing other women waaaaay before Kaya even realized. She didn't even bring up the issue of fidelity; he decided to do so because he couldn't accept being with any other woman but her, opting to drink "fake" blood--that he hated but took like a champ--instead. I know! What a selfish bastard. Right?


Kyohei wasn't even raised with the same moral standards as others, so how do you expect him to act like prince charming? And for those who are saying the leading female is weak, do you know how many Japanese women can relate to this woman? Do you understand that generally, demeanor and moral values in Japan differ from those of Western countries? Many Japanese women are not out-spoken or assertive or demanding; not just the women, a lot of men do not behave that way either. Generally, they are very consciousness of their behavior and try not to stick out or be a bother to anyone. This manga was written from a completely Japanese point-of-view . Which brings me to my next point. I don't know how many times I've read interviews where manga/doujin artists say that they're either hesitant or flat-out do not want their works being translated in western countries for two main reasons (there are more, but...):

1) Because everything from nuances to important chunks of info get lost in translation
2) Because people won't be able to understand a story that's being told from a Japanese perspective. In other words, they'll miss the point...

And after reading all the reviews about the Kyohei being abusive--when he's actually nothing more than a spoiled brat--and Kaya being weak--when she's actually quite ballsy for making her bed and sleeping in it--well, I think I can actually see where those artists were coming from. And I agree with them. It's one thing to review a manga for its flaws, but it's another thing when you start bringing in all the misplaced social commentary. It's silly...

All that being said, I liked this series. The dark shading of the art really compliments the overall tone of the manga. Also, I think the pacing was great considering its volume span, and I appreciated the extra follow-up story about the female...I can't remember her name. That was a pretty good little bonus. What I liked most was the fact that Kaya didn't feel the need to "change" Kyohei and simply "accept" him instead. Kyohei isn't my type. He was selfish but not detestable and no where near the worst that I've seen thus far. Apparently, Kaya felt like he was worth fighting for though, so hats off to her on that one. There were many questions that this series left me with, which is why it gets a 7.5, so I was a little irked about that. I enjoyed this series overall though.

'Midnight Secretary' is not a generic love-love, romcom manga, and the conflict was legit (differences in culture and race, etc.), so I was actually pretty impressed. It did have plenty of romance clichés, and some of the romantic dialogue was a little corny, but I still liked this series overall. It wasn't just silliness everywhere I turned, which is percisely why I prefer Josei and Seinen.

... Last updated on October 19th, 2016, 12:15pm
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50 Shades of Midnight   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by xjojoenx
June 13th, 2013, 5:51am
With some impact play and some bondage, this would be a better version of 50 Shades of Grey than the original. The story is quite similar (even though Midnight Secretary tells it well, and 50 Shades is full of bullsh*t), and the characters in Midnight Secretary (Kaya, Kyouhei, Marika, Kyouhei's mother etc ) remind me of the respective ones in 50 Shades.

... Last updated on June 13th, 2013, 5:52am
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Can't believe it's not licensed!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
September 30th, 2011, 5:08pm
This was a surprisingly good story. I was not expecting much when i started reading it, but i liked the blurb. Turns out it's not just hot, but unlike many of the shoujo heroines, this one has a backbone!
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Great Read!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Baka Rocky
April 2nd, 2009, 2:23am
This is a great manga! I really like the characters and the plot.

Right when i was starting to get annoyed thinking things wouldn't be going anywhere they did! bigrazz i]m a guy that's not usually into this kind of genre but i took a chance thanks to a recommendation and it's really worth reading smile
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Unaswered Questions   
Rating: N/A
by maggied29
November 2nd, 2014, 8:58pm
Really was looking forward to a lot more of this series. There were a lot of unanswered questions that were going on about the lure of vampires. I read this after reading Vampire Knight, which was really depressing, I was looking for a "pick me up" that had a happy ending.
Some things I wanted to know
-how the baby looked
-plot twists
-how the company recovered
-what happens to the baby with the clan
-happily ever after? doesn't she grow old?

Kind of a cliche but had its own unique twist. First romantic scene = totally hot. Might be neat to get to know some of the other characters more and some plot twists.
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Really Good.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by P_O_C_K_Y
May 1st, 2013, 3:31pm
I used to have doubts about smutty mangas. I thought it would be sappy love and lots of sex, but I've been constantly surprised by mangas like Hapi Mari, Emma, Kimi wa Pet, Mars and now Midnight Secretary. Yes, there's sex, but it's not the focus and it's actually very beautiful or very sad depending on the situation.

These stories are captivating, realistic (to a certain degree), and downright amazing. I really enjoy them. This one in particular was fun because it was "supernatural," but perhaps that made it a bit more sad. The fact that they're so different, that they come from different worlds and there's a certain amount of effort to keep a distance is very disheartening. Even after they realize they're love there are still walls up.

But the heroine is amazing. A constant annoyance in manga is a weak character. Yes, women are sensitive, yes, we tend to cry about stupid things, but crying all the freaking time is unacceptable. I think Kaya was beautiful, strong-willed, professional, but still just a soft-hearted woman. Yes, she had her moments, but it's okay every once in a while. That's normal.

I also really liked Kyouhei. I'm really into successful businessmen in mangas, not really because I like their condescending attitude, but because when a guy puts you before his business, that's some sweet love. I also like how they could have anyone, but they chose someone average and not glamorous.

I also like family background in mangas and many mangas lack that. Family and friends, that's what makes you into the type of person you are so you can't just cut that out and focus just on a relationship. Whether it's trying to escape a family, look for your family, fit into your family, I love when it includes that. There's more to life than sex and your lover.

Love, Passion, Family, Business, Drama, that's life and when you have all those balanced in a manga, that's a good fucking story.
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One of my absolute FAVES   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by born2shop
March 1st, 2013, 12:41pm
I can read this over and over again without ever getting tired of it. I love everything about this. The art is absolutely amazing and so are the characters. I don't think anything has compared to this (in regards to smut) and i find myself comparing other to this. I swear this has completely ruined me for other manga's haha. My absolute fave <3
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I can't believe I ever overlooked this...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by slykid
April 11th, 2012, 1:35am
This was one of the first mangas I came across, so I had a lot of choice when I decided to read this.After looking at the art and reading the first two chapters I quit...OH HOW I WAS SUCH A FOOL...I've come back to this about a year later and , wow it is really good, I can't find fault in anything.The fact that the manga only has 35 chapters is amazing, because each chapter was used to the fullest it really felt like it was an appropriate amount..The mangaka was amazing, because she choose story over money, and didn't let the story drag on for the sake of money.I'm actually happy I didn't read this back then because its really feels like the best manga I've read in ages...Seriously read it ! Properly ! Don't do what I did smile
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Mineeeee~   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Disremembrance
September 25th, 2009, 3:24am
Why?! Why must it end, makes me so very sad. *sniffles*
I enjoyed this series so very much, as it progressed it became better. Comedic, cute and always beautiful. The two main protagonists were awesome. They were also cute and funny. I wasn't much of a fan of the smut though, was more interested in the story. I'm so sad to see this manga go. I highly recommend it for it's occasional hilarity, enchanting characters and the basics, which piqued my interest.

... Last updated on September 25th, 2009, 3:25am
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