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Onozomi no Mama ni  
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A collection of short stories:

1) Onozomi no Mama ni
Kaname lost both of his parents at a young age, and though he reconnected with his wealthy grandfather, the old man died within a year, leaving Kaname a beautiful exclusive apartment and a kindly butler, Hidaka. Can Kaname find solace in Hidaka care, or is his affection just that of a servant?

2-4) A Season For Three
Clueless Yukihito has always relied heavily on surrogate old brother and songwriter Reichi, but he worries about what will happen when Reichi gets a girlfriend. Reichi is pretty closemouthed about his love life, and when Yukihito finds naked male composer Oono in Reichi's bed, he thinks he's figured out why...

5) The Imitation Lovers
When Hiroaki wants to make his girlfriend jealous, he asks best friend Yuusuke to pose as his lover. Yuusuke's had a longtime crush on Hiroaki. Will he be able to help his friend without revealing his feelings?

Onozomi no Mama ni extra


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Associated Names
A Season For Three
As you wish!
The Imitation Lovers

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.4 by Fushichou over 9 years ago
v.1 c.3 by Fushichou over 11 years ago
v.1 c.1 + Extra by Dangerous Pleasure over 11 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (242 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.57 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 16th 2015, 5:54am PST



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Chara (Tokuma Shoten)

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pretty, but dimwitted   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by pleochroic
March 16th, 2011, 6:04am
maruya's art is beautiful and detailed (i could wax poetically about the folds in her clothing, *heh*), but her story telling skills are unfortunately not on par, not even close. the plots are way too often driven by really stupid "misunderstandings", and people generally behave in very stereotypical (and not endearing) BL ways. her characters are almost never interesting. for example in season for three -- what is it about reiichi that yuki even likes? i'm ok with the "childhood friend" trope if the loving behaviour isn't all in the past. in the now reiichi doesn't do anything with or for yuki; oono spends way more time with him. reiichi is much older than yuki, but acts so dumb that i just want to slap him -- if your being seen with some beautiful model/actress is a mere publicity stunt, don't you think you might actually want to TELL your brand new, inexperienced lover with whom you have not even gone all the way, so he's bound to feel insecure?

in imitation lovers the plot centers on deception to make people jealous. *yawn*.

in onozomi no mama ni the whole setup is unbelievable to start with, and deception by a third person is used to initiate the misunderstanding.

in general maruya's uke get on my nerves; supposedly they're innocent-but-wise, but in reality they're dense, weepy, and believe third parties more than the one they supposedly love. it's just not very adept storytelling. and all the gorgeous art can't make up for that.

... Last updated on March 16th, 2011, 6:06am
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good, but some things i didnt like...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by thismomentisfate
March 14th, 2009, 9:05am
normally i hate triangle books, but the third guy was so endearing, i really liked him, maybe even more than Reichi , i still dont understand why Reichi would let Yuki worry rather than tell him that the rumors were a publicity stunt (you'll understand if you read it) i mean Yuki is his partner how can it not be his business if theres a rumor like that going around? Yuki was way too weepy, but i like that he didnt allow anything to happen between him and Oono , most weak uke's would have just cheated on thieir partners rather than be faithful, so i liked that. the extra was a complete waste of pages, i would have liked to know what happened with Oono if he found himself another partner. i feel like he cared more about Yuki than Reichi did he thought Yuki's happiness was more important than his own, and Oono was shown more in the manga than Reichi. Reichi started off as a guy that treasure Yuki more than anything and was even willing to accept and support him if he found someone to love, but he ended up seeming distant and cold to me.

... Last updated on March 14th, 2009, 9:06am
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by boycrazy92393
March 12th, 2009, 9:26pm
The art was GORGEOUSSSSS!!!!!!!! But definitely more shounen ai then yaoi. (but in some of the stories i would have love to see a little extra yaoi in there ;D) but alas, shounen ai (a kiss or two) is pretty good too ^ ^
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