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Goodbye Lilac  
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Description
From Hoshikuzuu Scans

To high school teacher Kasai, Kato Reiji is a troublesome, yet cute student. Despite being confessed to by Kato, Kasai does not overstep student-teacher boundaries. Spring goes by and he sees Kato off at graduation. A few years have passed and Kato is now a teacher himself. And he happens to come to the school that Kasai works at...

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Associated Names
グッドバイライラック

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.Extra (end) by Hoshikuzuu Scans over 2 years ago
v.1 c.5 by Hoshikuzuu Scans over 2 years ago
v.1 c.4 by Hoshikuzuu Scans over 2 years ago
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in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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Yes

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Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (93 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.48 / 10.0
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April 23rd 2018, 5:10pm PST


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Year
2015

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Serialized In (magazine)
Craft (Taiyo Tosho)

Licensed (in English)
No

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I Probably Shouldn’t Like This  
by FeyFujoshi
August 18th, 2018, 1:07am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Over the years of reading manga I have seen how my own standards have changed. And, this change has been for the better. If I had read this before then I would have simply loved it, but now I can appreciate it, which is a whole new level of loving it. I would urge everyone to not drop this series; please read it till the end. It’s worth it. If you have extremely high standards of translation, narrative consistency, and pacing then yes, this manga will surly rub you the wrong way, however, the manner in which these little slips(?) are resolved in the end is quite endearing to say the least. Actually, even before that Yuki-sensei is setting up the stage and resolving some these problems along the way; for example, Katou is positively affirmed regarding his sexual orientation instead of guilt and shame being the constitute parts of his identity of being gay.
The strongest point that I have in favour of Goodbye Lilac is how it is seduction of the heterosexual gaze that is upturned. For me it was this aspect of that manga which was the most annoying element of all. From the very start it is the male gaze which is privileged and used to define Katou and his desirability. That is why I cannot express my immense joy at seeing the explicit rejection of the heterosexual gaze.
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Not the right narrative for a romance (~ch2)  
by chocolatecroissant
July 5th, 2017, 9:52pm
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
A teacher/student plot is a popular one, particularly because many folks have similar fantasies and the genre is not unwelcome for me. The summary of this title, a relationship being pursued after the student graduates was another reason why it piqued my interest, but it turned out to be distasteful. While it's not unheard of for former students to f-ck their teachers after the fact (and of age), Katou and Kasai seem even worse for each other as adults.

Katou is literally delusional over Kasai from holding onto a crush for years and Kasai is to blame for it. The teacher was the one who began to talk about past relationships in his attempt to cheer up an injured Katou. This intimate conversation alone is definitely enough to influence an adolescent mind into viewing his teacher differently. As an adult, Katou has become irrevocably damaged from the lack of support over his sexuality during his youth and throughout a repressive society. This is evident when Kasai brought up his confession and blamed a teenage Katou for making it "weird." Some pages later, Katou is asking to be treated like a pet. This is clearly a man who desperately wants comfort and I just had to stop reading at the end of chapter 2. Since Katou's (what we can assume) coming out was a disaster it had a lasting effect on him and he needs to heal. I don't feel comfortable continuing this title if this is going to be lost as proof for their destined relationship.

... Last updated on July 5th, 2017, 9:53pm
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so sweet...im dead  
by gwkimmy
June 16th, 2017, 8:26pm
Rating: N/A
this narrative was so refreshing compared to the other bl works out there dealing with a relationship between a student and teacher. im so thankful that the teacher puts the brakes on the relationship katou was trying to form instead of getting strung along like teachers in other bl stories.

like baniita, i didn't like the scenes in the gay bar or whatever it was...i thought it was completely unnecessary to the story. i don't think the ideas expressed by the weird patron were necessarily reflective of the author, just showing an "example" of how flexible sexuality can be sometimes, although i think this example was clumsy.

and LOL @ himeowchama, i thought the same lmao. im glad that their relationship wasn't defined by sex, tho. so many teacher/student stories are focused on the seduction and sex and power plays involved and none of that was in this story, which is great.

in the end i really enjoyed this story and thought it was quite cute and pure. katou is too adorable! i wanted to protect him as well, i don't blame sensei lol.
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HOW  
by Himeowchama
June 9th, 2017, 5:38am
Rating: N/A
HOW IS THIS YAOI OMG THIS IS SHOUEN AI. I'VE SEEN SHOUNEN AIS THAT LOOKED LIKE YAOI LOL I AM SO PEEVED THAT I GET TO SEE KATO MAKING LOVE WITH SATA BUT NOT WITH SENSEI EUGHH I MEAN COME ON!!!! Lololol anyway a good read.
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Distasteful.  
by Baniita
April 4th, 2017, 12:46am
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
Firstly, the narrative reeks of mild homophobia.
Having a queer guy say he's 30% woman and thus 30% able to do it with a man is a disgusting display of the author's lack of understanding of sexual orientation, which is common among Japanese people. They had to write the older MC to see the other as feminine to
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be able to do it with him. Which, just..... The trope itself is already gross enough. But for him to be able to do it with the bottom character just because he's girly enough..... Again, narrative reeks of homophobia.

That aside, the romance is incredibly forced and not believable. The couple has 0 chemistry and is actually kinda creepy and unrealistic.
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I mean the younger guy moves into the place under him and visits him every day--NOBODY DOES THAT in the beginning of a healthy relationship! It's stalkerish behaviour!
And again, the narrative paints the younger dude as "a wife"/"housewife" and here I am just looking into the camera like I'm on The Office like..... if you were this desperate to write het, why didn't you just write that instead instead of using gay characters as replacements.
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That the older guy was even able to return the younger's affections at all was 0% believable. Not at aaaalllll. This manga wasn't very romantic. It was just... bland cardboard.

Writing is unoriginal, characters are completely unlikable, art is not great...
Why this has a 8.5 rating completely baffles me.

... Last updated on April 4th, 2017, 12:51am
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An improvement from Tamayura  
by okigen
October 29th, 2016, 3:11pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
It's an old formula but carried out so well you can forgive that fact. The art is lovely too. This is the second time I read Yuki Ringo's manga, the first is Tamayura. They both share a somewhat bitersweet and nolstagic theme, but Goodbye Lilac is a significant improvement in terms of characters. Both of them are fleshed out and seem like real human being with feelings and expression. Back in Tamayura, Tachibana sometimes looked more like a fangirl dream or plot device rather than a character... Yuki is now on my watchlist and I hope her work will be published in English in the future.
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Cute.  
by NightSwan
October 18th, 2016, 5:36am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
Despite what I'm assuming would be a predictable outcome, I like the direction this story has taken.
The art is pleasant and the characters are simple, yet engaging enough. Not too fleshed out, but that's what you get from short BL works...
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