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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

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
A szárnyaszegett énekesmadár
Don't Stay Gold
Pájaro que gorjea no vuela
Saezuru Tori ha Habatakanai
Songbirds Never Fly
Tadayoedo Shizumazu, Saredo Naki mo Sezu
The Songbird Doesn't Fly
Twittering Birds Never Fly
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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.Extra by Shirohato Scans (26d ago)
v.3 c.12 by Shirohato Scans (88d ago)
v.4 c.16 by Shirohato Scans (117d 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 (752 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.99 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 6th 2015, 5:33pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
HertZ (Taiyo Tosho)
ihr HertZ (Taiyo Tosho)

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English Publisher
Juné (2 Volumes - Digital/Print/Ongoing)

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Monthly Pos #116 increased(+7)
3 Month Pos #135 decreased(-24)
6 Month Pos #94 decreased(-25)

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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 18th, 2014, 2:24pm
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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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Love and Hate   
Rating: N/A
by bluesake
February 14th, 2012, 11:32pm
I seriously have a love and hate relationship with this story. I love it one minute and hate it the next but in a good way. It's not for the light of heart its actually rather bitter sweet and dark. I love Yashiro and wish him happiness seriously. I look forward to more of this series.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by DeDe4ever
February 12th, 2012, 2:55pm
I like how this mangaka does her stories very nice around n plot n the characters are unique. I want more and I need more I'm sooo rooting for yashiro to finally have the ending he deserve because he was me rolling with that weird sexual lifestyle
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Dark but very good.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by sofistree
February 12th, 2012, 10:54am
The story is clever, sharp, and all the characters are well-written. The art and story pacing are fantastic, as always with this author.

It's also pretty dark. If that's not something you like, I would definitely not recommend this.

But I do love that the main guy (who doesn't top so far as I can see) is smart, powerful, but really damaged (and a type of nutcase, but you have to be to run a crime syndicate). I hate it when women or the receiving partner in a relationship are portrayed as weak or stupid just because they are the ones on the bottom. Yoneda (the author) never does this, so far as I've read. Which is awesome.

... Last updated on January 30th, 2013, 5:55am
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Really good   
Rating: N/A
by KaneKamichou
December 20th, 2011, 10:35pm
So far I've only read 2 chapters but im loving it!..I love sadistic an hard to conquer this is very good manga to satisfy that..and plus..its really cool to see the characters stay cool in very weird and harsh situations....veryy goodd
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Unexpectedly Brilliant   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by spinx1010
December 13th, 2011, 1:12am
This is actually my favorite manga ever, and I'm not completely sure why!
I think it's the way the characters manage to be cool, but also feel realistic.
Also the humor come through the translation process really well!
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somehow it's..... fun?   
Rating: N/A
by keyracunan
October 22nd, 2011, 7:53am
Yashiro is hilarious! He makes me want to puke but I can't help to but loving him. I cracked up so much when he with a stoic face, in the middle of his self-emoing session, sang the lyric from Rose of Versailles OST lol
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