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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)

Vol 4
* Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai ch 17 - ch 22


Related Series

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
Złamane skrzydła (Polish)

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

Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.20 by /a/nonymous (435d ago)
v.4 c.17 by Shirohato Scans (628d ago)
v.3 c.Extra by Shirohato Scans (662d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (860 votes)
Bayesian Average: 9 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 21st 2017, 3:10pm PST



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HertZ (Taiyo Tosho)
ihr HertZ (Taiyo Tosho)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Juné (3 Volumes - Ongoing)

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A rare gem   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sujinj523
November 10th, 2012, 4:15am
I love the atmosphere of this manga! It's not cheesy at all. It deals with deep, mature themes and brilliantly pulls off the psychological aspects that have to do with rape. Only 7 chapters have been released so far but I feel I've already gotten 3 volumes worth from this manga. As always, Yoneda sensei doesn't disappoint.

... Last updated on November 10th, 2012, 4:16am
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I-I'm in love   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Rae-Rae
October 1st, 2012, 10:45pm
I've read a lot of yaoi but I never read something such as this. Yoneda Koe has such a way with her characters, they are beautifully written. She is great at making masochistic characters such as Yashiro. I really enjoy how all her characters interact with one another in this. It's a must read for all yaoi fans.
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thumbs up!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kanpai112
September 13th, 2012, 6:50am
seriously, yoneda kou-sensei always wins my heart. i love her works as much as i do for youka nitta-sensei. Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai for me is the best yakuza-oriented yaoi manga i have ever read, and for that, 100 out of 10 for this! smile

... Last updated on September 18th, 2012, 10:10am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sonruya
August 24th, 2012, 1:50am
Yoneda Sensei did it again,she is a master when it comes to create a genius plot.
The art style is not extravagant,it is contemptible with the characters,dark,raw and dufficient.
Yashiro and Doumekiís relationship is so beautiful that it makes my heart beat faster and sometimes I pity Yashiro so much that I have an urge to cry.Yes characters are just so real.
Sigh just go read it people.
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Just amazing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Kira4
August 20th, 2012, 2:31am
Really.. I've long forgotten the feeling of being excited over reading something... And then came Saezuru. I know it's cliche but i have so many going on inside me when reading this that I didn't know i still had those feelings... It's crazy.

I dare say Yoneda-sensei IS the best yaoi author without any exaggeration. I became interested in yaoi thanks to her and every time I feel devastated by how bad yaois are out there I just read her works and feel hope again!

I think Saezuru may be her bwest work..and I really hope that after her hiatus she is going to continue this amazing story!
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Another Gold Std in Yakuza Yaoi   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 2old4yaoi
August 12th, 2012, 8:16pm
I think this manga can definitely hold its own candle against Ayane Yamano's Finder series when it comes to Yakuza yaoi. The drawing of the characters might not be as pretty and the sex scenes are not as smutty but the story line is amazingly good. The psychological undertones behind the characters of Yashiro x Doumeiki are very fascinating - both souls are broken in their own way. Can the fact that both live & work in the violent world of crime syndications actually save their souls & bring them some happiness? I am enthralled as I await each installment of this story. I would definitely recommend any BL publisher to license this. It is a big winner.
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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 Jalapeno-san
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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