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Haou Airen  
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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.


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Associated Names
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 (2541d ago)
v.9 c.49 by A Willful Muse (2574d ago)
v.9 c.48 by A Willful Muse (2595d ago)
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9 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 6.4 / 10.0 (715 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.42 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 14th 2014, 6:54am PST



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Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

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Weekly Pos #627 increased(+106)
Monthly Pos #829 increased(+35)
3 Month Pos #885 increased(+49)
6 Month Pos #913 decreased(-24)

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Is it published? 1590 days, 12 hours, 3 minutes ago
The "Heroine"? (Spoiler) 1812 days, 17 hours, 49 minutes ago
Haou Airen Hakuron ending spoilers -long post is long. 2168 days, 5 hours, 34 minutes ago
Haou Airen *spoilers* 2548 days, 23 hours, 8 minutes ago
Haou Airen - finished? 2571 days, 8 hours, 9 minutes ago

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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Elu-hamu1
December 19th, 2010, 11:39pm
Haou Airen has its nice heart felt moments, then its annoying moments then its "OMG thats going over the line" moments.... overall i liked-ish this manga. The smut was abit much but then again Mayu Shinjo is the queen of such things. Plot/s was impressively put together considering that they were VERY complex through my prespective. The ending was ...........undescribable. I ACTUALLY CRIED! ( I mean someone was bound to be outside and call for help but oh my gosh!) I CRIED!!!! DId i mention that the dude loves the girl sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much that he would rapage her..yer pretty insane abit like 100% perfect girl (< A HIGHLY RECOMMEND MANGA) - i do reccomended this manga but DEFINTELY NOT TO THE LIGHT- HEARTED! oh yer did i mention the art is OMG WOWOWOWOWOOWOWOOWOOW ....

... Last updated on December 19th, 2010, 11:44pm
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That is one messed up way to win over a woman... =_=;   
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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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My Thoughts   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by BlueSteel
September 7th, 2009, 2:40am
I honestly loved most of this manga .. I actually got pretty attached to it from the beginning. Although the part when he was just constantly raping her pissed me off along with that Lei Lan girl. But besides that it was really good. I enjoyed reading MOST of it and I thought the plot was pretty good although they did drag some parts out a bit too much.
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But I though the ending was a really shame. Honestly I was looking forward to a nice ending where they get married and have a kid or something like that (which she should considering the amount of times they got it on) but NO that super gay dude who thinks he can protect Kurumi had to go and wreck it. And then she just ends up with the cat. WTH?! Uber lame that neither of them ended up happy.

I mean I know Hakuron did some horrible things but despite all that drama and lead up to the ending you'd think you would find some saught of resolve. Especially after Kurumi stopped being an annoying prick so rather then being all like "I am unworthy!" or "You are a murderer!" and finally found some resolve.
Well I guess besides the ending it was pretty awesome and I seriously enjoyed it.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kazzagal
April 24th, 2009, 10:37pm
I love this manga, and they go through so much.

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I just wish that they could have finally gotten married. It was so close, and with all that happened, I wish that she could have given them happiness at the end T_T
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Lots of rape   
Rating: N/A
by purehappiness
March 22nd, 2009, 8:56pm
Yeh there was lots of rape and nonsense but it's not really bad or anything.
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I was very disappointed in the ending; it was so sad... They deserved to be together after going through all of that.
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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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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by manga-lover1988
December 22nd, 2007, 8:27am
What an unfortunate ending.. really sad.

I find this manga really depressing but I still understand the situation by reading the whole story..
It's kinda draggy at beginning and its really sad that the heroine is the most pathetic and some what really naive/clueless.. but its understandable, though... hakuron is agressive and very forceful towards her I think he truely love her... hmmm.. there are lots of misuderstanding going on and also involve alot of people that want to tear them apart...

Also it has the proof that Hakuron really LOVES Kurumi.. he may done it in a demonic way but the feeling of protecting someone is stronger .. though he doesnt want to hurt Kurumi but for her sake he'll be the strongest man that can only protect her even it cost his life... (just like the endling)...

Really shoking story.. but thats how it ends.. at least he left something special for her (KITTEN=CAT)... even they are apart, as long as they think about each other and love each other... that only matters.. I think.... very corny and naive thoughts but it works only in manga world..

... Last updated on December 22nd, 2007, 4:00pm
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Rating: N/A
by bu_erfly
November 20th, 2007, 2:55am
ah...wat theconfused i donno y but i had to finish it, if just to see how much more unbelievably the storyline could cross the boundary of sanity...i don get how she could love him, wouldn u wanna escape from that horrible man as soon as possibleconfused and him!! wat was up with thatconfused? how can he treat his 'precious woman' like that?? really? its way too unbelievable!!
all in all, this is one twisted plot! i wanted to scream at the girl to grow a backbone, a brain, and get a sense of self respect!!
there may be people out there who really like dis manga, i respect that even tho i dont personally understand it
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Rating: N/A
by anatolia
March 22nd, 2007, 1:49pm
The plot is not bad but I hate the ending . T____T
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Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by lolzformanga
April 30th, 2015, 11:56pm
The only reason I kept reading was because the lack of a coherent plot line was hilarious. If you enjoy laughing at things that are really terrible, this is it. Also half the time Hakuron's skeletal/body structure looked like cool guy (look it up on youtube). As much entertainment it gave me though, it really was awful.
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The way they kept dodging eachother's feelings was actually painful to read.

... Last updated on May 1st, 2015, 12:05am
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