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Haou Airen  
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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.


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v.9 c.50 (End) by A Willful Muse (2076d ago)
v.9 c.49 by A Willful Muse (2109d ago)
v.9 c.48 by A Willful Muse (2130d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 6.5 / 10.0 (687 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.53 / 10.0
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May 31st 2013, 11:23pm PST

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Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

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Monthly Pos #814 decreased(-53)
3 Month Pos #762 decreased(-8)
6 Month Pos #750 decreased(-17)

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Is it published? 1125 days, 11 hours, 47 minutes ago
The "Heroine"? (Spoiler) 1347 days, 17 hours, 32 minutes ago
Haou Airen Hakuron ending spoilers -long post is long. 1703 days, 5 hours, 18 minutes ago
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Haou Airen - finished? 2106 days, 7 hours, 53 minutes ago

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And that's terrible.   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Ariakit
December 23rd, 2008, 10:03pm
It started off just as a bad manga. But that's okay, I like bad mangas.

Then it stopped being bad. It became offensive. I felt angry when I read it. He raped her. No two goddamn ways about it, he raped her. Repeatedly. And the fact that the manga tries to excuse it with "oh no, she wanted it" is just sick.
Spoiler (highlight to view)
This is really the worst manga I have ever read.

EDIT: Now with bonus spoilers. I laughed myself sick at the end. Hakuron got just what he deserved. She should have hooked up with Foiron. At least he loved her and didn't feel the need to express it through abuse and rape.

... Last updated on December 22nd, 2009, 12:10am
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by lilpnai4u21
December 15th, 2008, 12:08am
it was a nice manga. i loved it from da begining, in some way it was annoying. i read the summary and genre so i knew it was gonna end badly. so throughout da whole series i kept on thinkin dat sumones gonna die but as it goes to da end, it seemed like it was a happily ever after. it was pretty messed up in some ways, made me sad.
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bad ending ( CONTAINS SPOILERS )   
Rating: N/A
by mono1
December 14th, 2008, 11:13pm
it was pretty sad that hakuron died...but the ending was too quick...i mean, he didn't even put up fight..if he loved kurumi he would have been like "BRING IT ON" or SOMETHING
well all i gotta say it ending could have been better.. it was too rushed.. that's about it
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Name-Undecided
December 13th, 2008, 10:14pm
This is the absolute WORST shoujo manga I ever read. I managed to stagger through the first three chapters before puking up my guts and dying at the s[uck]iness of it all. Weak shoujo heroines are a dime a dozen, but this girl is downright "special"! She's such an IDIOT, abducted from her family and within 2 pages she's all over her captor, I'm like, HELLO? Your mother's sick and your siblings need you and all you can do is drool over your not-very-hot kidnapper with the bad attitude? Really?

Give this a miss, it's terrible.
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Rating: N/A
by black_rose101265
December 13th, 2008, 3:52pm
I really liked this manga. You see this man was in a world full of darkness and she was his light. And you have to understand that his hole life based on pain and hate, you can see why he would want her to stay with him no mater what. He did alot to get out of the mafia just for her. At times he was not nice but he comes from a world where even you own family is your worst enemy and to trust someone is hard for him. I really cried at the ending. It was interesting reading this manga because all her mangas theres always that happy ending where the characters are alway together. Yea in this one there was that happy ending but I really wasent expecting what happend in the end.
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why did i waste my time   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by samanthaknd
November 17th, 2008, 7:50pm
I have read alot of sensei's work in the past and It ALWAYS has a weak female lead that makes me cringe I liked this series at the beginning but when all the *if you've read it you know what i mean, i don't wanna give away the crappy plot for those that wanna read it as spoilers would be bad, but seriously I wish someone had given me some before i started reading this crap* bad stuff starts happening then I GET SO MAD. I had thought for once this one wouldn't end up with the weak *poor pitiful me, i am getting abused but i still love the b*stard* heroin. no wonder i prefer yaoi! and all you other girls out there that moan that yaoi is bad it is alot better than this!!! I stopped reading this at volume 8 as it pissed me off so much but then after a while, i thought id try again and then i seen a spoiler for the ending! all I was thinking was why the hell did i waste my time reading so much if that was gonna be the end. such a waste of time really! And I feel I am being generous with my rating! By the way I did rate this a 10 before I had reached the leilan suicide chapters after that it went totally downhill for me. but this is only my opinions on the series so let yourself decide. edit* i am reading til the end or else I cannot properly rate the series although i stick by my guns with a 6

... Last updated on November 17th, 2008, 8:29pm
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Rating: N/A
by misscookie68
November 17th, 2008, 9:34am
I mean this is one of the most horrible mangas I have EVER read.
Shinjo Mayu's work has always make her characters so weak, native and not really attractive, but she makes her main guys so sexy and powerful. I think this manga was a huge disapointment as well with the most depressing endings I ever encountered but i think it suits this horrible manga as well. I mean Kurumi just keeps getting raped, sexually abused by Hakuron and she still loves him...I loved the smut scenes but the characters and the plot wasnt worth continuing the series. I give this series 1/10. I feel sorry for Kurumi but then again I don' idiotic
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Negative numbers needed   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by YummiMookies
November 13th, 2008, 12:22pm
I'm sorry, but this is one of the worst mangas I've ever read.
It started out okay [with me ignoring the sexual abuse] but it just got stupider and stupider...
I stopped reading it at chapter 3. Since then, i've been avoiding it like the plague...

... Last updated on July 26th, 2011, 10:56pm
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Great start, rubbish end   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by vampiremaddy
November 11th, 2008, 12:36pm
I completely loved this series at the beginning. I don't know why, but the portrayal of the mafia as cold hearted and bloody appealing to me, along with a rich, intelligent, attractive bishie never goes amiss.
It was shown as a bit glamorous, but with a cruel background behind the wealth and glamour.

However after the couple experience a relationship breakdown, there is complete misery for about three volumes (rape, rape, rape and more rape along with some heartbreak and violence)
I got extremly bored of the continual raping of one female character who spent the whole time crying, then ended up enjoying being raped and desiring him to do it again!!!

I know the end too, and its unsatisfying. I won't spoil it, but take the hint of the genre 'tragedy'

So in conclusion, read up to about volume 3, and feel free to keep going if you enjoy watching other people being continually raped. Which would make you very sadistic. And disgusting.

... Last updated on May 28th, 2009, 12:35pm
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Rating: N/A
by mintnpepperr
October 31st, 2008, 9:26pm
I've been reading..
and only noticed that one of the genres say Tragedy! embarrassed
This better not end badly..or....I don't know.
So's quite interesting. I hate all those heart clenching moments like where the characters misunderstand each other and such.
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