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Haou Airen  
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Description
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.

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
覇王・愛人
覇王♥愛人
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 (2055d ago)
v.9 c.49 by A Willful Muse (2087d ago)
v.9 c.48 by A Willful Muse (2108d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
5 topics, 24 posts
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User Rating
Average: 6.5 / 10.0 (686 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.53 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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5+
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4+
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2+
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1+
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Last Updated
May 31st 2013, 11:23pm PST

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Year
2002

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #566 increased(+146)
Monthly Pos #733 increased(+32)
3 Month Pos #761 decreased(-7)
6 Month Pos #758 decreased(-25)

List Stats
On 723 reading lists
On 429 wish lists
On 1836 completed lists
On 215 unfinished lists
On 229 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Is it published? 1103 days, 23 hours, 28 minutes ago
The "Heroine"? (Spoiler) 1326 days, 5 hours, 13 minutes ago
Haou Airen Hakuron ending spoilers -long post is long. 1681 days, 16 hours, 59 minutes ago
Haou Airen *spoilers* 2062 days, 10 hours, 32 minutes ago
Haou Airen - finished? 2084 days, 19 hours, 34 minutes ago

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I think   
Rating: N/A
by MangahhFann
March 13th, 2009, 7:48pm
Personally, I thougt that this was a great manga.
But all the rape and stuff made me wanna kill shinjo mayu.
I mean, really.
He couldve expressed his love in ways other than sex and rape.
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.............   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Janinex3
March 11th, 2009, 2:16am
Seriously.....I dont get how this manga is bad..or even HORRIBLE!?? Come on guys....Hakuron lives in the mafia world, a world where everything is all about money and power. What do you expect from someone who has never been taught about love? Let alone the meaning of the word.....
I personally loved the manga. I really enjoyed reading it. SO far, I think this is one of the best mangas I've ever read. FOr those who called it sick or disturbing, you guys need to focus more on the story line rather than how many times Kurumi got raped. T.T

... Last updated on March 11th, 2009, 3:25am
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liked it!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by browneyed_psychogrl
March 9th, 2009, 4:40am
i loved this story! but it would have been better if it didnt have kurami getting raped like every five seconds lol.....
somehow i think the ending kind of fits...since there is no other way to end this story...and like mono1 said, it seemed like it was rushed..
however...it made me REALLY sad!
*snif snif*

... Last updated on March 9th, 2009, 4:41am
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Disgusted x.x   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by bajuwa
March 3rd, 2009, 8:50pm
im not just saying this cause its smut, cause personally i couldnt care less. what disgusts me is the guy has got a sick and twisted mind, and the girl, who is a complete RETARD keeps fawning over him -.-"
she gets ripped away from her sick mother (who is in need of hospitalization), and her young twin brothers, yet after the first couple chapters, she has completely forgotten about her family and never mentions them again.
then she watches him shoot a girl dead in the middle of the library, gets raped for 3 days straight, yet still fawns over him o.o
and ya its yakuza/mafia, but the girls reaction is just weird considering how weak she is o.0
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Love it or Hate it....   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by dawncloud6
February 18th, 2009, 9:59am
Let's face it: you are either going to love this manga, or hate it.
I was someone who happened to really enjoy Haou Airen. I like dark romances, and scary psycho mafia leaders.....
Other people will hate this manga, because the heroine of the story is somewhat weak-minded and helpless.
I would recommend this to anyone who wants to read a dark romance with a bit of smut.

A warning though, like all Mayu Shinjo's, this does contain "Consensual rape." Whatever that is. (How can rape be consensual....??!?!)
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I dont think it was a good story   
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by sunsetofnemesis
February 16th, 2009, 3:23am
The plot was loose and the storyline trumbled like kurumi's body when Hakuron touched her.

The hole story was based only on raping her and treating her like CRAP!!! c'mon at the very end it was even worst after all the obstacles they faced they had a creepy silly and cold ending. before the last 8 pages i gave the benefit of the doubt to tthe plot, but mayu at the very end dessapointed me!!!!!!!
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:(   
Rating: N/A
by cowslaves
February 3rd, 2009, 10:11pm
i loved the love story between hakuron and kurumi, although i would have liked kurumi to be raped a little less...... Anyway, i'd have to disagree and say that i liked the plot for the most part. Though, I probably wouldn't have read it if i knew the ending was going to be so damn depressing.

... Last updated on February 3rd, 2009, 10:12pm
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Gods... why did I put myself through this again?   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
January 27th, 2009, 11:53am
I'd dropped this title a long time ago and decided to try reading this again, despite Shinjo Mayu's annoying storytelling traits. Bleah... well, the saving grace is the art but the story itself is boring and bland. And it's completely full of nothing but sex, smut and useless bitching between women and men.

Seriously... why did I put myself through the agony of trying to read this title again? The plot devices are nothing special and neither is the storytelling. In fact, everything reads like 1 big cliched fest from a C-class movie. I don't mind cliches or sex but the storytelling makes everything like soured milk.

... Last updated on January 27th, 2009, 11:59am
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Lol   
Rating: N/A
by GeoNemesis
January 13th, 2009, 2:47pm
Well to the guys that says to not watch since its garbage, there are some ppl that might just be interested into watching crap manga to see how crappy a manga can actualy get u know ^^ Im actually deciding to watch this cause this is the first time I've see a manga that has as much 1 rating compared to the 10 rating xD Id probably be lmao from those garbage part u guys mentioned xD
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Star-crossed lovers   
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by flyingtomatoes
January 3rd, 2009, 9:08pm
If it hadn't been for that horrible ending, I would say that this is probably one of my favorite mangas. However, I thought how that the heroine forgot her family so quickly was pretty wrong. She is also too quick to confess her love for a guy she just met. Despite all that, the drawings were pretty good and Karumi is really cute.

It was only after I finished reading the entire manga online that I noticed this was supposed to be a tragedy. I kind of wish I had seen that before because I probably wouldn't have started reading it. I absolutely hate sad endings. But I suppose its the author's way of saying that their love is eternal, and will remain as pure and untouchable. A kind of love unattainable by anyone else, I guess. The fact that he died still pisses me off regardless though. I wish Mayu Shinjo would write another series bringing him back to life through some weird, inexplainable way and making it a happy ending, since they really are a beautiful couple. That's just wishful thinking though since its supposed to be a tragedy anyway.
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