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Rakuda Tsukai to Ouji no Yoru  
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A collection of stories: Chapter in order

1. Oboreru Sakana (Drowning Fish)
Living in a house of constant fights, An has learned to drown his feelings in the water. He has never felt love, and doesn't desire it - people call him cold. Usami, the illegitimate son of a wealthy business man, is a player who dumps his girlfriends when they fall in love with him. He doesn't deserve to be loved... How can they love him, when he doesn't love himself? Will the fish be caught by the lonely net, or will each sink to the bottom weighed down by unrequited feelings?

2. Rakuda Tsukai to Ouji no Yoru (Night of the Cameleer and the Prince)
Kamel is the only white skinned boy in the caravan. Because his skin is weak, he often gets fever and feels bad. He has the camel named Sadiku, but still he feels a little lonely. And one day he finds a passed out man in the desert who is...

3. Ibitsu na Kakera (Broken Pieces)
A story about a flame of unexpressed feelings, controlling and eating away into the blood relation. A brothers' forbidden love.

4. Kusatta Rasen (Rotten Spiral)
What is the true relationship between high schooler Ataru Koganei and the famous actor Shuu Kanai?
Koganei appears also in Ienai Itami o Daite Iru.

5. Ayaui Kyouen (Fragile Play)
Chapter extra of characters from Ibitsu na Kakera and Kusatta Rasen.
Features Makino brothers from Ienai Itami o Daite Iru.

6. Rakuda Tsukai ga Kieta Asa (The Morning that the Cameleer was gone)
Chapter extra to Rakuda Tsukai to Ouji no Yoru.


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Associated Names
溺れる魚 (OGAWA Chise)
Ayaui Kyoen
Ayaui Kyouen
Broken Pieces
Drowning Fish
Fragile Play
Ibitsu na Kakera
Kusatta Rasen
Night of the Cameleer and the Prince
Oboreru Sakana
Rakuda Tsukai ga Kieta Asa
Rakuda Tsukai to Ōji no Yoru
Rotten Spiral
The Morning that the Cameleer was gone

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Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (212 votes)
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A mixed bag, but not bad for oneshots.   
Rating: N/A
by likalaruku1
September 19th, 2017, 8:14pm
I'm the polar opposite of Kidoraku. The first BL story did nothing for me, & the kinky erotic incest one with the bossy uke was my clear favorite. Like the one about the swimmer too.

Like everyone else, I agree thay the tone & length of the stories clash. Going from long fluffy BL story & then jumping into fetish porn.

... Last updated on September 19th, 2017, 8:16pm
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notes for me   
Rating: N/A
by Carnal Desire
July 22nd, 2016, 4:08pm
lol i agree that the last three should have been in another collection xD

notes for me:
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first story (2 chapters) is rly sweet and lighthearted. story 2 is the swimming one that's hot. rest of stories are twisted. last ch is continuation of another book which i liked alot - like seeing that they're still together and older bro isn;t overcome by guilt :) they lurrrve eachother
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Ahzinal
June 12th, 2015, 6:05pm
I gave this a 10 mainly of how ugly the relationships are in the latter half of the book. I agree with the others who pointed out that the first half and the second should have been separated. I would also add that I wish Ogawa Chise sensei would have taken the first three stories and made a separate collection then took the last three stories, added “Ienai Itami o Daite Iru” to them, maybe a follow up chapter for each couple and made a separate collection. Not because that the first three sweet stories were any lacking per se, but because the other dark ones over powered them. Sometimes one wants a certain after taste in one’s mouth whether it is sweet or dark, so mixing both is no good.

(I just came back from rereading this collection because I wanted a fresh prospect when writing this review since I have read it in the past. I must say that although I roughly knew what was coming, I was still, if not more, disturbed by the second half as if it was a fresh read. Therefore, my resolve to give this a 10 was strengthened even more.)

Now the first story and its follow up are absolutely sweet and beautiful. Ogawa Chise sensei was on her top game when doing the art and the story telling. Since I’m an arab, I always brace myself whenever I go into a rare middle eastern yaoi setting because of the way they portray the semes’ as the most closed-minded, exotic, possessive, desire driven alpha males, etc. and the ukes’ as the helpless sheep who enchant the sheikh with their unrivaled beauty. (Sorry I went off track here but the urge to vent came to me…) That was not the case here at all. Kamel (which means perfect in Arabic) won the heart of Alpharad (which roughly means the one) by his kindness and Alpharad took such gentle care of him it was refreshing. I love how pure their relationship was and I applaud sensei for giving Alpharad a mature personality.
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He reasonably sent his loved one back home with the best of wishes because that was what Kamel truly wanted then. Kamel’s guardians were awesome and poor sadiku was a true friend till the end. (His name meant his friend.)

The second story was nice though I don’t have much to add on other than what the other reviewers have said. Sensei had poetically told the struggles of two youths without excessive exaggeration.

Finally, I will include the last three stories’ review plus my review of “Ienai Itami o Daite Iru” (, since I believe it belongs to them,) in one go and via this approach; Incest is ugly business. Honestly, I don’t fully understand why. If religions had not forbidden the act, what would have humanity’s morality judged the act as? Nonetheless, we live in a world where this might be the worst of sins. I applaud sensei for giving birth to these stories without altering much of their ugliness. Some relationships other than vanilla love exist in this world and should be acknowledged as ugly, unhealthy and wrong as they are. These stories, better or even worse happen behind closed doors in real life with little variety concerning details. Physical fulfillment, psychological needs and wants, the outside word, the peculiar personality of each individual and more make each of these stories distinct yet share the same disturbance. I enjoyed being exposed to them in my fiction since I hope I won’t see them in my reality. Since this is such a recent work, I hope sensei continues her chilling and psychological themes in the future.

Well, just read what you want.

... Last updated on June 12th, 2015, 6:08pm
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An Ogawa Chise original   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by DeDe4ever
May 25th, 2015, 7:20pm
As usual this mangaka has a knack for tapping into my twisted and dark side with her psychological manga. I thought the fist couple was refreshing, they had a simple love. But as the stories went on they got more and more different? After the story I stopped calling them couples, they are just two very sick men who find comfort in eachother. However one of them seems to always be turned into a monster by the other because of their actions.

Oddly I don't find it revolting. It's come to the point when I look forward to reading what insane plot sensei has come up with next. That being said I loved it as usual but I do find Gosan no Heart to be my favorite of hers for now it has balance. It's bitter and sweet!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by isur
March 25th, 2015, 6:55pm
All except for the first story feature twisted love, that that one felt a little out of place but I liked that. It was sweet, however for the rest of the stories they were so dark and twisted especially the incest stories of the two brothers and the son+father. But they were my favorites, damn were they messed up characters.
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Only rating the first three stories   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sakuraraine
March 14th, 2015, 6:02pm
The first three stories are perfect.
1st couple: I love them. I really love the love story and even though I'm not a fan of girly looking guys, for some reason this one was okay, just because he wasn't always blushing and shy. This story is a true romance with no sex at all, but I was okay with that.
2nd couple: I'm a sucker for angsty romances and kind of a sadist, so this was my kind of romance. Very angsty but also very sweet. There's also not much sex in this one, but the overall feeling conveyed (drowning feelings in the water, etc) of painful love and love that can't ever be requited. I loved the main character, the uke. He's really undramatic and mellow and introspective. He doesn't really get swayed by love.

I'm not going to rate the last three stories. Although I kind of liked them, because that's just my twisted side, they are quite messed up.

Also 10/10 on the art, I love it. I just wish the mangaka would make longer, more romantic, and less messed up stories. Sometimes the characters in those twisted stories are unlikable, which makes the romance even more messed up.
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It's pretty messed up...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by aiish
December 13th, 2014, 10:04pm
And so am I. I got to trufully say that the brothers story was my favorite. It was just so... Dark. I like that kind of thing. I'm picky when it comes to my incestial stories but this one was good. I'm not saying that I think it's 'right,' I just enjoying reading all the forbiddeness feels of it all. I would love a chapter or two more of the brothers. Otherwise the others were good as well.
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From one extreme to another but all really good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by FeyPhantom
November 19th, 2014, 4:36am
Rakuda Tsukai to Ouji no Yoru - The first story was very sweet and much better than I had anticipated. I cannot recall how many BL stories I've read set in a desert region, but most of them tend to use the setting as an excuse for darker skinned bishounen and exotic lovemaking. Not this one. It used the setting to enhance the characters and give them depth with their dreams for the future attached to the desert landscape. The romance took more of a backseat to Kamel's growth beyond the life he's always known and into a new life where he could truly spread his wings. It was heartwarming.

Oboreru Sakana - My favourite of the stories, this one had a really nice subtlety to the romantic growth of An and Usami that I wish was in more stories. I really like An as a character. He comes across as extremely cold but in reality is trying his hardest to repress his emotions. As a result, this story has a tone of angst to it. Also, An and Usami are truly perfect for one another and the fact that I felt that means Ogawa Chise did her job wonderfully in portraying these two.

Ibitsu na Kakera - And this story is where the tone of the stories change completely. Unlike the first two stories, chapter 4 depicts two brothers who have a very twisted relationship. I don't mind stories like these, but after the first two, I couldn't help but feel I wanted them to get help because their relationship is really not healthy. If you like incest, bullying/violence and characters who depend on one another to try to fill a need within themselves, this story may be for you. If that description turns you off, maybe steer clear of this story? I hesitate to say I like it only because the characterization was so good I have difficulty separating it from how I would feel if the situation in the story were real. That said, I would probably still rate this story a 9, in line with what I would rate the whole volume.

Kusatta Rasen - This story isn't much different in tone from the previous one. Both Ataru and his father are so messed up they need help. This story also has incest, violence and improper dependency of characters on each other. I pretty much feel the same way about this one as I did the last one. If this situation were real, I would really want to see both people get help. Because it's a story, I can rate it 9.
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the pretty and the ugly   
Rating: 8.9 / 10.0
by whitespade
August 27th, 2014, 4:13am
the first story is about a pure relationship between a nomad and a sheikh. their relationship is straightforward and we feel happy as they are happy. the subsequent stories are all have dark tones. it is wild, brutish, and ugly - their emotions rip each other apart to control their hatred and lust. i love it. i love the way in the incest theme story they fall farther and farther in despair as they continue to entangle themselves in sin. their emotions are portrayed clearly and i can feel the tension in the atmosphere.

i would prefer this manga volume focus solely on dark theme, as the first story felt out of place. however, all of them are good.

... Last updated on August 27th, 2014, 4:15am
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there's plenty of genres   
Rating: N/A
by kidoraku
May 31st, 2014, 2:39pm
The first story is absolutely adorable, in a good meaning. I immediately fell for all of the characters. As for me this is exactly what you can call "cute". Nice plot, excellent art, sweet and tender characters. It was pleasure to read it. For this story 10 points. Even without hot sex scenes (btw this mangaka is lacking in long&hot sex scenes, if she draws some, they're always too short, that's a pity cause I love her drawing style)

next one story - really good - 9 points
Ibitsu na Kakera - is just so-so, even if forbidden love between bothers is not my thing, I've read better stories in this genre... 5 points
Kusatta Rasen - also not my thing, but it's low. This kid is simply broken minded and his father is insane, watching them was a pity. I think I shouldn't read it after all... ;/ 2 points

... Last updated on May 31st, 2014, 2:40pm
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