manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
Try out our new iPhone application!
Manga Poll
After finishing a series that you like, you most hope to find
Anime of it
Sequel or spin-off
Another series by the same author
Merchandise for sale
Fan fiction
Fan art
A community to discuss the series with
I don't finish series
I have no hope for anything
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates

RSS Feed
center_left_tab Manga Info center_right_tab
ALL    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   
Haou Airen  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
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.


Related Series

Associated Names
Amante Dragon (spanish)
Despotic Lover
Supreme King's Mistress

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.9 c.50 (End) by A Willful Muse (2118d ago)
v.9 c.49 by A Willful Muse (2150d ago)
v.9 c.48 by A Willful Muse (2171d ago)
Search for all releases of this series

Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews

5 topics, 24 posts
Click here to view the forum

User Rating
Average: 6.5 / 10.0 (690 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.53 / 10.0
 19% (131 votes)
 13% (88 votes)
 17% (114 votes)
 12% (81 votes)
 6% (42 votes)
 7% (48 votes)
 4% (27 votes)
 4% (25 votes)
 4% (27 votes)
 16% (107 votes)

Last Updated
August 23rd 2014, 1:01pm PST

Sponsored Links
Game advertisements by <a href="" target="_blank">Game Advertising Online</a> require iframes.



Category Recommendations





Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #612 decreased(-42)
Monthly Pos #771 increased(+13)
3 Month Pos #778 decreased(-10)
6 Month Pos #751 increased(+2)

List Stats
On 723 reading lists
On 432 wish lists
On 1853 completed lists
On 216 unfinished lists
On 233 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

Forum Posts
Is it published? 1166 days, 20 hours, 10 minutes ago
The "Heroine"? (Spoiler) 1389 days, 1 hours, 55 minutes ago
Haou Airen Hakuron ending spoilers -long post is long. 1744 days, 13 hours, 41 minutes ago
Haou Airen *spoilers* 2125 days, 7 hours, 14 minutes ago
Haou Airen - finished? 2147 days, 16 hours, 16 minutes ago

Click to view the forum

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by usefulness ]

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.

That is one messed up way to win over a woman... =_=;   
Rating: N/A
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...
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Rating: N/A
by Crazyee.
August 14th, 2010, 12:48am
Im kinda getting used to female leads being useless in mangas, but the girl in this one just got on my nerves. yes, i know, the male lead is the one who raped her, gave her to is guard blablabla and so on. but i kinda expected that from a guy who had never felt anything for a babe before. he wouldnt know how to react so he acted the stupid he did. but the girl, is beyond question. if any character should be awful is the female lead herself, yes, she loves him so she stayed with him blabla.. but what about her SICK mother and her YOUNGER siblings? she stayed in hong kong, even after all the rape and only questions about her family once in a small while. pathetic? yes it is.

as for the ending, i would have wanted it to end abit much sweeter not to make up for the awful main characters but for the sake of the story itself, i would have imagine, him dying, yes.. thn the female lead ended up with a child. esp after all those sex.. atleast something can lighten up this story.but i think yea, the mangaka was abit lost writing the ending. oh well.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Too much rape...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by mezan01
August 5th, 2010, 10:51am
I think this manga was OK. But I got tired of all the rape scenes. I hated how Hakuron treated her, I mean that's not how you treat your beloved one. And there was something which didn't make any sense, that was that everyone was interested in Kurumi (this wasn't a harem by the way... Right?) Because she had at least more than three people including Hakuron who were in love in her or just interested in her. And some scenes in this manga was so frustrating. Like how much misunderstanding it was in it. I liked the art, especially their eyes, and especially the bishounen. But that's it. Actually Kurumi wasn't that pretty neither.

Spoiler (highlight to view)
I didn't liked the ending at all. Because after all this misunderstanding, and after all bad things they went trough so should they deserve a good ending... Or atleast make Kurumi pregnant (I mean, come on it's impossible to not be pregnant after all this 'love-making' they did, even if they used condom.) so she then with her child go to the place which Hakuran grave. That would be a good ending for me.

... Last updated on January 1st, 2011, 7:46am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
In the middle, it became muddy   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by HanaTenshiHimeko
July 17th, 2010, 4:36pm
Just when I can enjoy a good series, thinking the author's storytelling is at its top form, it all crashes down in the middle and I was really frustrated by the characters' action. With so much misunderstanding, I don't find it sweet that he kept the truth away from her. I read all the way to the end to see if my opinion can change. It did...but the story was dragged so much into the mud that it didn't matter anymore.

If you want to enjoy a good story, don't pick this one up.

... Last updated on July 17th, 2010, 4:36pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
a really good story, tough a rather harsh one   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Aleera
June 16th, 2010, 7:16am
hmmm i've read this some time ago, just after i finished akuma na eros i think and i was just searching more mangas of this author (i love her style) i have to say tough that it's a hard story, rough actually, but nonetheless it brings up some really interesting problems and it just makes you think...
Spoiler (highlight to view)
i have to say that i was sad at the end, i wasn't disappointed by the ending, i didn't have a reason to be disappointed, but i really was sad seeing that everything crumbles to nothing just when all seemed to get better and they were just getting happy,,,,(i wasn't disappointed because that ending was unexpected and it's not your happily ever after routine...don't get me wrong, i don't have anything against that, but this kind of endings are just off the grid)

bottom line: i recommend it but only if you're sure that your nerves and emotions are up to the task

... Last updated on June 16th, 2010, 7:19am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
my first smut manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ShadowSakura
May 21st, 2010, 9:41am
i bought this manga accidently when i was 13, because there wasn´t anything about the smut part in the description and it also wasn´t labeled as a 16+ manga, so i could buy it without any complains. I just read it when i came home and that was the point when i started using manga websites (i wanted to finish the series as soon as possible)
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
beginning good, towards the end, i just want them TO GET OVER IT!   
Rating: N/A
by mintymist
January 6th, 2010, 8:59pm
so, i dropped this series a while ago and waited till it was complete till restarting it.
Spoiler (highlight to view)
The first 5 volumes or so, that was cool. I liked seeing the "deep kindness" side of Hakuron. that twisted plot was great. but from there it just really goes all down hill to the point you just want to slap them and say "wtf, you love each other so just GET OVER IT ALREADY." like, really, how many f-ing times do we have to see you guys try to give kurumi away to some other man. (that's called building yourself a deeper hole.) I can see where the author decides to get all deep with the whole hakuron dying on the wedding as an ordinary man or as a way to atone for his sins, but it was so rushed with mr. what's-his-face-who-spoke-maybe-20-lines-all-series-and-seriously-should-have-mo ved-on-to-some-other-girl... it really seemed like she had no idea how to end it and just did it like that. personally, i think it'd be cooler if they died together. At least then we could have had our happy-sorta-ending. where it is right now, to me it feels like kurumi is just stuck living a lie of fake smiles.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Sex, guns, and mafia. The Perfect Mix!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sara_was_here24
November 28th, 2009, 1:01pm
Now the main character Kurumi, Well she is kinda dumb. But I thought in an adorable way. Some people don't agree (screw 'em)
But I thought this was a very wonderful story.

Now the guy. Hakuron is the sex!! He is amazing. Love him. He's the guy that gets anything he wants no matter the price. And I mean anything -wink-

I was a little effi about the whole story line. For those who are sensitive to adult content, then turn back now while you still have the chance!! Because there is a lot of doin it in this story.But for the rest of you, It was crazy. It was more detailed then kaikan phrase was.(Which actually surprised me)

If you like Shinjo Mayu's other work, you'll enjoy this. Though I do believe that the opening to the story is...well a stretch. They barely made it work. But after that it was all good.

If your into this kinda thing and in for a twist of romance thrown in then ya should read it.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
don't forget to bring tissues :(   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by whitney425
October 26th, 2009, 4:27am
I finished this manga half an hour ago and I still can't stop crying. Yes the ending was horrible and it was pretty raunchy 24/7 but still the ridiculous love they had for each other and the lengths they would go to is reason enough to read this manga
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Hoping for a sequel or something similar....   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by goal
October 10th, 2009, 2:43am
Do you like sexy bad boy bishies? Shinjo Mayu delivers them! Her bishies are drawn the best! Out of all her bad boy bishies, I like Hakuron's character the most. He is ruthless,dangerous, and deadly. A powerful character who ends up falling helplessly in love. This is the usual theme of her mangas and I have a great appetite for it. So I hope she continues to give us more mangas because I know she has great potential. Haou Airen is her best work so far, in my eyes. Because romance development and character build-up requires time I hope her next project is also a lengthy one.

Whereas she spent much time on this series and the plot but I feel she rushed it in some parts and that is why the series did not get the reviews it derserved. Well the ending, for one, was all wrong. Shinjo Mayu creates a fantasy and girls want to wake up from the dream with a smile. So the tragic end really was a disappointment for me. I also feel the ending was rushed and the plot could have been more tightly tied together. If we dont get a sequel for this series, I hope we get a bishie who is just as much of a bad boy as Hakuron in her next series.

I seek to read mature romance mangas. Shinjo Mayu adds a delicious spice of smut and I love that. It ofcourse has to be done tastefully and if the mangaka spends time in building the story and drama then the smut becomes more toxic. No one delivers it live Shinjo Mayu and I love her for it.
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Previous Page Pages (13) [ First ... 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... Last ] Next Page
Show  entries per page 

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
Manga Search