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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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Manga

Related Series
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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 (107d ago)
v.1 c.5 by Hoshikuzuu Scans (261d ago)
v.1 c.4 by Hoshikuzuu Scans (289d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (68 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.5 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 27th 2017, 7:50am 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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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #841 increased(+101)
Monthly Pos #1590 increased(+500)
3 Month Pos #3283 decreased(-777)
6 Month Pos #3446 increased(+168)

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On 153 reading lists
On 80 wish lists
On 169 completed lists
On 4 unfinished lists
On 98 custom lists

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Not the right narrative for a romance (~ch2)   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by chocolatecroissant
July 5th, 2017, 9:52pm
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   
Rating: N/A
by gwkimmy
June 16th, 2017, 8:26pm
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   
Rating: N/A
by Himeowchama
June 9th, 2017, 5:38am
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.   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Baniita
April 4th, 2017, 12:46am
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   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by okigen
October 29th, 2016, 3:11pm
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.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by NightSwan
October 18th, 2016, 5:36am
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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