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While out on assignment trying to document the illegal activities of the Japanese underworld, photographer Takaba crosses paths with the dark and mysterious leader Asami. Asami takes Takaba captive in an attempt to subjugate and possess him. But when the son of the Chinese mafia enters demanding evidence that Takaba may have, will Takaba be able to survive being caught in the crosshairs of a deadly underworld feud?

And here, Takaba's adventure, begins!

There's a twoshot called (Gakko no Kaidan) Love Lesson in vol 1 and vol 4.


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Latest Release(s)
c.9 by fi-no-hyouteki (492d ago)
v.7 c.8 by fi-no-hyouteki (550d ago)
v.7 c.7 by Harudaki (600d ago)
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7 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1088 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.74 / 10.0
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August 23rd 2014, 6:42am PST



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Original Publisher
Biblos (2001)
Libre Shuppan (2007)

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Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Be Beautiful (3 Volumes - Defunct)
Juné (6 Volumes - Ongoing/Print)

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Weekly Pos #211 decreased(-25)
Monthly Pos #137 decreased(-1)
3 Month Pos #122 decreased(-10)
6 Month Pos #111 decreased(-9)

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Where's Feilong?   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by al-bana
April 3rd, 2008, 3:53pm
I loved the second story with Feilong and Asami. I didn't really enjoy things that Asami did to Akihito... And the first scene was the most perverted yaoi scene I've ever seen (despite the fact that I've already read plenty of them).
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lethuy
January 23rd, 2008, 11:35am
I love this work of Yamane just after Crimson spell.
All the characters have strong personalities. No more words to describe the art, splendid.^^.

... Last updated on November 9th, 2008, 9:54pm
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My first yaoi...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by i_like_kyos
November 23rd, 2007, 11:00pm
I'm starting to believe I might be a closet pervert...I really enjoyed what I've read so far.OMG.That first *explicit* scene with Asami and Takaba. I've never seen anything like that before...That was some kinky stuff.
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Great work!!   
Rating: N/A
by pandafulham
November 18th, 2007, 1:13pm
This is the great manga I've ever read.XD
.I love Akihito.He is quite naughty with the lighten heart..his character always attrack me!! I wish he will be lucky in the next Chapter...
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NightSwan
October 29th, 2007, 2:55am
Spoiler (highlight to view)
well, you do know that they are very fowerful people (Asami & Feilong)
so for them being in jail because they molest a kid that acualy enjoys what Asami does to him is very unlikable.
Yeah, they are messed up, but Feilong has a hard past, though he let Akihito go after he enslaved him for a while...
Asami came after Akihito to hong kong while still recovering from the injuries caused when he was protecting Akihito.

At the begining they are both realy messed up as you said (they go rape Akihito sevral times). Still, Akihito likes Asami^^ as he said "don't pull it out" *cough*

oh my... i've never written staff like thast ^.^;;;;

Well, I guesse you shouldn't read my comment...
too spoiling. *sob*
Oh, and thanks for however highlighed it as a spoiler because now I know how to^^ Thanks

... Last updated on November 3rd, 2007, 3:37pm
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Intrigue, Excitement and Sexy Characters!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Pugsley
October 7th, 2007, 10:55pm
This is certainly a manga series that is controversial and either you love it or hate it. I for one absolutely love it!!

The artwork is beautiful and the story-line is woven together with intrigue, excitement, power and of course, hot sex.

Yamane Ayano certainly draws the sexiest characters, but each one is different and very unique in their own right.

First off, you have the very sexy, yet dangerous 'Under-World" leader - Asami Ryuichi. Whom many might say is sadistic and cruel, but he actually does everything for a reason and expects the best out of himself and those around him.

Next comes The Dragon - the beautiful and deadly 'Baishe' leader - Liu Fei Long, whose past has haunted him for years, and constantly directs him along a path of revenge and sorrow.

Then the Uke of the story, who is caught between two dangerous men, is the always rambunctious, constantly getting into trouble photographer - Takaba Akihito. He certainly is not your ‘typical’ uke.

One part of the story that people find controversial takes place right after Asami meets Takaba, but Asami never does anything unless it serves a specific purpose, and in this instance it was to teach a lesson to Takaba, and for that reason, I feel it was necessary.

I recommend this series to everyone, for not only the great characters and intriguing story-line, but also because Yamane Ayano in my opinion is one the greatest mangaka's.
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great work   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mizu_cyber
August 27th, 2007, 9:11am
I can't understand why some people dislike this manga. It's really wonderful.

... Last updated on August 27th, 2007, 9:12am
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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by pleochroic
August 1st, 2007, 10:32am
why is this so popular? it's far from the worst yaoi ever, mind, and yamane ayano's art brings the pretty in spades, but "the best", or "cute and funny" -- not by a long shot. the rabid fangirling about it on every manga forum is almost enough to turn me off completely. now then, here's a review from a not-fangirl:

asami should be in jail, and in psychotherapy. yeah, he looks hot, but he's only drawn that way, *wry grin*. he's cold and cruel, and his sexual proclivities tend towards rape, domination and sadism. i don't find seme like him attractive, i find them despicable. fei long -- oi, so pretty, and oi, so messed up. he should be in jail and therapy with asami (and if they were to get it on, i'd be ok with that; the battle would be worth it). takaba is the shining light of the manga, or rather, he was. he started out feisty, taking no shit from anyone, dusting himself off after that initial rape and moving right along. but since then he's become a powerless pawn who gets raped as a matter of course and guess what? comes to like it. *urgh*.

the story line is terribly convoluted -- i just bet yamane-san didn't plot this out from the start -- and consequently i couldn't care less for the yakuza vs triad machinations. the bits about fei long's background, those are interesting, and i like it best when asami and fei long interact. unfortunately 3/4 of the fandom would lynch yamane-san if she actually let them be together in the end, so that won't happen. it's worth a look to see whether you'll get subsumed into the fandom or can resist and pray for takaba to find himself a nice, non-criminal boy with whom to shack up.

... Last updated on August 1st, 2007, 10:33am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by japanyaoilover
July 15th, 2007, 6:25pm
i totaly love this story ^_^ its cute and funny but when i was reading ch.16 i thought it was going down a lot but know that i've read ch.22 i think it picked back up agian
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Full of unexpected pleasures   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sunflower
June 20th, 2007, 12:51pm
My favorite BL series. Anyone who thinks this is typical and cliched isn't paying attention to what they're reading. Sure, the first volume doesn't really come together as a story since it was only intended as one shots at that point. A story arc and character development truly begin in volume 2 in a flashback story arc that is background for the current Naked Truth arc begun in volume 3. And the characters in this one are the most memorable I've read in BL. Asami, a typical cool potent(!) emotionless seme, or is he? Turns out there's more to him than meets the eye. Feilong, typical evil Chinese triad leader....Not. His fascinating character could keep psychologists arguing for ages about his motivations and goals and psyche. Takaba Akihito, the young journalist uke who is put upon by both of these men... Not your typical uke. He is the spirit of the series and the glue that holds it together, fighting for what he cares for, and he comes to care for Asami.

This is just a wonderful romance, and action story, and I encourage all lovers of such to read it.

Since this just finished, I'll add an addendum. This isn't a series to be read by people who only skim the surface of a manga. You have to watch the graphics and read and think about what the characters are really thinking, what they really mean. Yamane tells what Asami means through his eyes and actions, and very rarely when she gives us his thoughts; he's a deep player. But if you read closely you can see that she plotted his downfall to Takaba from almost the beginning, his obsession turning to caring and something more, right under his nose. It's no sudden change of character. It's a gradual revelation.

Takaba is different, yet the same. His personality is open and honest about everything, except his relationship with Asami. Like Asami, he hides it from himself, yet it's apparent to a closereading audience what he's feeling.

Their relationship is by its very nature hidden from plain view. Yamane drew it that way. We're seeing them as they see each other and themselves. It's a masterful use of POV. But unlike them we can dig for the clues she leaves to understand the real story that she's telling. We get to glimpse the naked truth before they themselves realize it.

This is a book I recommend to those who don't need things spelled out to them, and who like to ponder the subtext to get at the truth of what a piece is really saying.

... Last updated on September 13th, 2009, 5:25pm
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