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Paraphrase is a series of stand-alone short stories. Each story has a different emotion to it, normally towards the end.

1) Paraphrase
Yukito is a promiscuous young man who earns money with his body. He also has a lover, Teruaki, an innocent student he keeps completely in the dark about his "job". When Teruaki's beloved older brother finds out about Yukito they start a dark game of blackmail and manipulation...

2) Full Throttle to the Top (Doteppen made Masshigura)- Satoru and Yuusuke are childhood friends who recently started a band together. Satoru is pretty clueless, especially when it comes to Yuusuke's feelings! They still need a songwriter though, and when they find a famous one that's willing to work for Satoru's body, will he give in? Or will Yuusuke finally speak up?

3) Cross Road
Watching a gay AV with his friends, high school student Tsukaharu notices the one actor looks a lot like his best friend, Ren. Tsukaharu brushes off the thought that his friend might be gay, then he hears Ren having sex with his father. A young man who is confused and betrayed is unpredictable in his anger.

4) Sympathetic Pins - Telepathy of Love (Koi suru ishindenshin
A horny acupuncture doctor is sick and tired of treating old hags, so the appearance of the American hunk at this sexual peak is a welcome surprise!

5) Gataiyoihanshinkaku
A stage performer comes to a mannequin maker to acquire a doll for his show, only to become intrigued with the man's beautiful but emotionally scarred apprentice.

6) On the Otherside of the Fog (Kemuri no Mukou gawa)
An possessive, obsessed classmate with an unrequited love is frustrated that he is being ignored. At what lengths will he go to force his crush to look his way?


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v.1 c.6 by Obsession over 11 years ago
v.1 c.5 by Obsession over 12 years ago
v.1 c.4 by Obsession over 12 years ago
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Average: 6.5 / 10.0 (130 votes)
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Mixed bag   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by whydontyoujustsay
November 23rd, 2014, 3:39pm
I really like this mangaka, but I was mostly disappointed by these stories. The art was also not her usual standard (this is an earlier work). Personally I found 1, 4 and 6 to be alright (they were slightly darker or kinkier than the others). The rest I've already forgotten.
Overall I wouldn't recommend this collection, but they aren't completely horrible.
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by OmNom
April 19th, 2014, 3:37am
What shall I say about this one.. The manga certainly has a 'trait' to it, especially when it comes to the nature of the stories presented. Now regarding each of these one-shots, they do vary in the themes and plots, and inevitably quality. I don't exactly feel like they're really my cup of tea, but I can appreciate the mangaka's efforts; she's got her own style after all, and for that I think that I don't dislike this manga either. Also, I must say that the smut is quite okay, so at least I wasn't disappointed in that department, haha.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Euridice
April 24th, 2012, 5:33am
all of those one shot are HOT and i like them very much EXCEPT the LAST story. yeah the last story is the worst! i hate the story line and the ending is also hanging , unclear... but the other one shot are good.
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Great for Extreme Smut Lovers   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by FeyPhantom
February 8th, 2011, 4:32am
Personally, the rating I gave this series of oneshots is really just for the first one. The rest of them are great for people who like really smutty yaoi with bdsm thrown in (quite a bit of it actually). I'm not a fan of all the stories (I don't care much at all for 2 and 4 and some of the others are really just mediocre for me in terms of plot [better known as set-up -> 'cause it really does follow the PWP concept]).

As for the first story, I've always really liked it because even if it wasn't fully intentional (since all the others only have 2 dimensional plots at best I start to wonder...), but the story had a surprising amount of complexity.
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It seems debatable whether the brother really was in love with his younger sibling, or whether he truly loved the main character, and by the end, even the main character starts to seem closer to the older brother than his actual boyfriend. Of course, the untimely death of the brother leaves everything open to question indefinitely and only the two younger guys are left to mourn the loss of someone close to them.

The potential for such a twist in the plot has always made me think back to this story and after however many manga I've read, to keep on remembering this story makes me want to give it full marks.

Oh, and for the smut lovers, there are also some added 1-page scenerios in between chapters which allow you to cook up your own thoughts on the goings-on in them.
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Kind of ridiculous (but very very hot)...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Kitanne
April 12th, 2010, 10:31pm pretty much how I would describe anything by Takakura Row but, quite frankly, I love him/her for it. It is just so fabulously hardcore with a nice layer of BDSM on top.This manga is definitely follows the "PWP" (Plot What Plot?) theory of story writing. Like most smutty mangas of this kind, sometimes the lack of much actually story works and sometimes it doesn't. I personally thought Sympathetic Pins was hilarious as well as totally hot.
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Do not know if want...   
Rating: N/A
by Macabeak
January 29th, 2010, 10:51pm
Good lord, this was smutty! I have no problem with smut, but let me just warn future readers what the summary didn't - about 3/4 of this manga is devoted to detailed smut.... with lots of semen. Buckets of it.

The first chapter was unsettling in some ways, and seemed to be missing a lot. However, it improves after that, so don't be discouraged. wink The artwork was pleasing, but the characters didn't really stand out, and the plots were slightly odd. I have so many mixed feelings about this manga.

If you're in the mood for hardcore yaoi that has more plot than just simply "two strangers begin a steamy affair by chance", then this is for you. All together, this is like a grown-up, darker version of Junjou Romantica.
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by mangafan321
August 14th, 2008, 3:42pm
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Story one: brother sleeps with his brothers boyfriends, the boyfriend sleeps around to get money for his boyfriend. pretty much lots of cheating, and they try to excuse this behavior with pretty excuses. also, the guy never finds out what his brother and boyfriend did.
I cant remember much about the other stories, i do know that it one story a boys friend sleeps with his dad, because he "loves" him and wants to be with someone who shares his DNA...
Not my type of stories...
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