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Koi no Iro  
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Nao is a high-school student with a secret he carefully hides from everybody: He's fallen in love with his close friend, Hira. One day, Hira tells Nao that he looks different lately. Now Nao is terrified that Hira might have noticed his feelings! Or could it be that he's just over-reacting and his friend hasn't noticed anything at all?

June via Renta!


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Associated Names
The Color of Love
The Colour of Love

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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (150 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.75 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 19th 2018, 9:41am PST



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English Publisher
Juné (1 Volume - Complete/Digital & Print)

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Weekly Pos #717 increased(+111)
Monthly Pos #1729 decreased(-2)
3 Month Pos #3146 increased(+544)
6 Month Pos #3675 increased(+1418)
Year Pos #6093 increased(+1433)

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On 58 reading lists
On 141 wish lists
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by elenaluz
December 14th, 2008, 5:33am
I saw this one at Borders, and just picked it up. I was impressed. Yes, all the stories are one chapter, and some of the chapters are short, but she manages to make her characters real and pack a lot of feeling into all of the stories.
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Great read!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Namiya
September 23rd, 2012, 2:58pm
I loved all of the stories, the art was good, the pacing was right and the characters were portrayed nicely as well.
The stories have some bitter-sweetness to them while they're generally cute. I like that a bit sad and heart-tearing feeling you get in them before they go to the happy end.
The only complaint as with most oneshot mangas is that I really really wish there was more of certain couples! I didn't find them that cliche like either because in the end all yaoi is just a guy liking another guy and the aftereffects (more or less).
This would definitely go on my list of favorites of oneshot collections, so I believe it's very worth the buy!

They're good reads that will keep you interested until the end, recommended to anyone looking for a sweet read with some drama and heartache!

... Last updated on September 23rd, 2012, 3:00pm
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by lifeincircuit
March 28th, 2011, 12:16pm
This is pretty solid for a series of oneshots. Most of the stories are actually pretty satisfying and don't feel too rushed, which isn't typical with oneshots for me. The emphasis isn't on sex, but on their feelings and relationships. There is some sex, but it's non graphic and flows organically within the stories, not forced. The art is also lovely!
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by Trifoilum
May 1st, 2010, 9:12am
This manga doesn't try hard to be serious, and ends up looking more serious and cuter than it's perhaps intended to be. A completely good thing.

And for a first time mangaka, the art is lovely.

Buy it, if you want a good cookie-cutter yaoi.
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pretty good   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by roxslide
May 9th, 2008, 5:33pm
It's hard to call some stories typical, because every story, character is his own, but I can't say this story was very original. What do I like was that, it actually seemed to have some meaning woven in it, with it's subtle motif of color. There were many characters with glasses, and I'm glad it'snot that they weren't some product of a fetish (or I hope not), but actually had a meaning in pointing out that they couldn't see things clearly, like colors. Meaning that" the color of love" is often hard to find, or hard to see, if you want to take it literally.

I also changed the genre = added yaoi, because although the sex wasn't graphic, I've seen tamer stuff rated yaoi, and it seems like this site takes yaoi literally as boysex, and there is indeed some boysex. ;)

... Last updated on May 9th, 2008, 5:44pm
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Hate the 2nd uke   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by mtmt1311
March 24th, 2013, 9:57am
The uke in the second story irritates me. Being with the seme and having no intention of returning his feelings is one thing, but readily accepting a guy back after being dumped by him for a woman is just pathetic. Going on a date and to a hotel without making clear with the seme is really selfish. I have a preference for guys too but I never act too crazily to the point that makes my bf insecure, or use it as my only criteria for love. So shallow.
Idk if its because the second story puts me in a bad mood, I found the rest of the stories are so so. Typical easy going and forced straight guys turn gay. Only the first one is good.

... Last updated on March 24th, 2013, 10:08am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by fisukisuki
December 25th, 2011, 10:32pm
I really really LOVE this manga!! The best one i ever had!! All the story is so cute and sweet!! The end of all story is so Lovely Dovey!! All of story is touch my heart!! It's serving me the best!! biggrin
All the story have a good feeling!! It sadly if i don't read this manga...

... Last updated on March 28th, 2012, 1:03am
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cute ^^   
Rating: N/A
by deathbypenguin
April 22nd, 2008, 1:45pm
In most ways typical, but there were a some unexpected moments. The very end of the second story took me completely off guard. It was a genius tactic on the part of the mangaka. I don't think I would have taken the characters seriously if she hadn't done it the way she did, and because of the way she did it I found the situation more serious than it had been. (I'm trying really hard not to use spoilers. Can you tell?) I also liked the last story. It was amusing and cute. I'd like to see a sequel. The art was nice smile Overall an enjoyable read. I recommend it, unless you are completely sick of BL cliches.
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