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Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai  
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Yakuza Yashiro, who only ever loved Kageyama, meets a new bodyguard, Doumeki Chikara. Unfortunately, the latter is impotent.

The masochistic, lewd and beautiful yakuza Yashiro and his silent, clumsy, impotent subordinate, Doumeki. This is the story of a man who has never known happiness and of a man who is reborn by getting to know him.

Vol 1
* Don't Stay Gold
A Yakuza boss really wants this "Mad Dog" fighter he found to work for him, but the "Mad Dog" isn't too keen on the idea, even though he owes a debt. After being injured and refusing to go with the boss, the "Mad Dog" winds up staying with the doctor for a few days. Will the "Mad Dog" give in to the boss to pay off his debt?
* Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai ch 1 - ch 3
* Tadayoedo Shizumazu, Saredo Naki mo Sezu
Yashiro has ...issues (more like a whole damn subscription). He's a masochist with slightly sadistic tendencies who gets off more with guys. Otherwise he's your average high school student. Recently though, there's been this annoying classmate Kageyama who seems to think its his duty to supply Yashiro with band aids for the results of his sexual exploits; through various events they get closer and soon Yashiro develops more than normal feelings for Kageyama but will he experience his springtime of love or remain drowning in unrequitted affection? A yaoi love story with a twist (and a rope or 2). Prequel to " Don´t Stay Gold"

Vol 2
* Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai ch 4 - ch 10.5

Vol 3
* Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai ch 11 - ch 16
* Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai ch 16.5 (tank extra)


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Associated Names
Певчая птица крыльями не машет (Russian)
囀る鳥は羽ばたかない (Japanese)
鸣鸟不飞 (Chinese)
지저귀는 새는 날지 않는다 (Korean)
A szárnyaszegett énekesmadár (Hungarian)
Don't Stay Gold
Pájaro que trina no vuela (Spanish)
Saezuru Tori ha Habatakanai
Songbirds Never Fly
Tadayoedo Shizumazu, Saredo Naki mo Sezu
The Songbird Doesn't Fly
Twittering Birds Never Fly (English)
Złamane skrzydła (Polish)

Groups Scanlating
Blue Spring Scans
Dangerous Pleasure
Dirty Shoe Re-translations

Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.20 by /a/nonymous (102d ago)
v.4 c.17 by Shirohato Scans (295d ago)
v.3 c.Extra by Shirohato Scans (329d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (805 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 25th 2016, 1:21am PST



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HertZ (Taiyo Tosho)
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English Publisher
Juné (2 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Monthly Pos #82 increased(+7)
3 Month Pos #92 decreased(-1)
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Gritty and mature style   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by supmaguire
August 7th, 2012, 11:23pm
This manga is ridiculously good. I have always loved the gritty characters and subject matter that Yoneda Kou comes up with, but THIS manga in particular is just gorgeous. I love how she makes the reader work to figure out what the characters are thinking, because the two leads are so expressionless on the outside but you can tell the inside is in such tumult. The way Yoneda organizes the manga and the order in which she delivers information is flawless.

Long story short: read this manga if you love in-depth and intelligent stories!

... Last updated on June 17th, 2014, 12:57pm
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Just Perfect   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lamansonbleue
August 3rd, 2012, 4:34pm
I don't know what to say... it's so suffocating, every time I read this manga my heart beats faster and sometimes I even cry 'cause I pity Yashiro. His character is so melancholy lonely I can't help but feel sorry for him. I hope he finally finds happiness.
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Rating: N/A
by Tsuppi
May 29th, 2012, 9:42pm
It's hard to describe this series. It's complicated. Suffice it to say that, if you can take the unabashed kinkiness which our main character Yashiro comes with, take-it-or-leave-it-thank-you, you'll likely be mystified with how good this story is. There is wonderful depth of emotion, playfulness, the pain, and sparse prettiness infused in every line of this BL manga. Not to mention, the scanlators did a damn good job with it. Bravo!

This is a manga that won't tell you everything about yakuza but it is hard-hitting and deep. It stuck in my mind for quite a while.... In fact, I might have fallen in love with it. O: Now, try it out for yourself!

NB: Do not miss out on the prequels--they will show the humongous amount of thought that went into this character's story.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xoxmwa
May 11th, 2012, 1:36pm
i just started reading this series as a whole (including the 2 prequels) and it left me wanting more. the characters are introduced in the prequels and this story is a great continuation to the introductions. its not the common yakuza story biggrin it is alluring because of the characters, and remains captivating by the drama and twists in events

truly a must read biggrin
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I needs moar *-*   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mlat26
April 19th, 2012, 10:41pm
Just awesome, not your average YAOI characters. This manga characters have depth and are flawed like real life people. I just love how even though their behavior isn't the most acceptable I can't dislike them, I just love Yashiro, I want him to find happiness, he deserves it. Chikara is the cool stoic character, which I also like very much ^-^ I just kept hoping he would stop being impotent while Yashiro was doing you know what to him o:
I want more chapter,*dies*

I recommend it, read it and the prequels too :3
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Yoneda Kou!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by littlexmusician
April 19th, 2012, 2:19pm
Brilliant! Just Brilliant! Even though the prequels were just oneshots, it just conveyed so soo much of emotions. And now that we're in the present of Yashiro's life in this story with an entire volume and hopefully more ofcourse! I can't wait to see what happens next!
Its certaintly dramatic and dark with the lonesome protogonists but at some point I find it hilarious, Chikara stoic-ness and his sudden unintentional humour!

... Last updated on April 19th, 2012, 2:19pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by GirlInABook
April 16th, 2012, 5:28am
What you first fall in love with are the characters. They are heart-wrenching, flawed, beautiful. You can tell Yoneda Kou has put thought in creating those people.

The art is in tune with the quiet, emotive nuances of the characters and the story itself. It's sparer in style, compared to other BL manga, but, maybe because of that, more powerful.

I think it's one of those stories that manage to transcend their genre, and express the reality of human nature.

... Last updated on September 9th, 2015, 1:40pm
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Must read!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by miss daluna
April 13th, 2012, 5:20am
This is the first manga which I rated it a 10 only after reading two chapters wink
It is so different from the other yaois...
Yoneda Kou managed to transform a cliche yakuza theme into such a special story that makes me shiver at each new chapter.
The characters are just beautiful, the art is pure and their feelings are so powerful!
I am completely in love with this manga!

... Last updated on December 3rd, 2012, 8:41am
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without the prequels   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by torride
April 8th, 2012, 2:33am
I think that people will rate this story higher if they have read the prequels first so that they could get a good grasp of how Yashiro thinks and what he's been through before this story, it also gives a good explanation of his actions in this manga. So far so good, I like how the story is progressing...

and one last thing, that cover photo is what really drew me in second to this manga being the top yaoi manga currently rated here in mangaupdates...I think it's really sexy wink
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Great work, as always !   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Kleineputchen
February 24th, 2012, 10:48am
Well I won't repeat all the praises that have been done of this mangaka, I'll just say it's one of my favourite ones.
And so, to speak about this series, I really love the bitter-sweet tone there is. I love it when it's not only fluffy and rose-colored storylines, it makes the emotions stronger and the "happy" moments so much intense.
In this case, I like how Yashiro is wavered by Doumeki's character and begins to open himself to love even though he still thinks he can't have a normal relationship with anyone. It's very sweet in the way it's like they're licking each other's wounds.
I usually rate Yoneda's works at 10, but as this one isn't finished, I rated it at 9, cause I can't say it's perfect when I haven't read the end yet.
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