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1) Junior Escort
The world of show business. The charisma talent Mizuhara and super idol Aikawa are tied together by the “contract” of a scandalous night. The black rumors murmur...

2) Paparazzi Channel
Sequel to Junior Escort.

3) Angelic Seduction

4) Behind Closed Doors
About a character with terrible physical and psychological scars.

5) So Lovable, So Kind
Delightful love story about insomnia and sex.

6) Baku


Related Series
Renai Code (Sequel)

Associated Names
Junior Escort
Sweet Slave Scandal!

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1 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 5.3 / 10.0 (6 votes)
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Juné (1 Volume - Complete/Print)

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Agree with Aislin   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by mtmt1311
May 6th, 2013, 4:40pm
This is a frustrating and incoherent read indeed. If I didnt buy all 4 volumes at the same time, I wouldnt buy all of it.
About this book, I like some story, dislike some.
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One of the uke got raped so he sold himself, believe it or not. Then a random lovesick seme came. He still sold his body. Blah blah blah. Dont get why things change. He suddenly stop sleeping around and their feelings are mutual. Im like -.-
The last seme cheated on the uke, lied about it, hit the uke when the uke said he loved him during their makeup sex, about to share the uke with his friend (the friend refused), then sent the uke out to a snow storm to test his love. Then all the sudden everything is forgiven since he actually love the uke too and I still dont see why he changed his attitude at all.

About the main story: It was cliche, I dont quite agree with the idea of sleeping with someone as a way to promote yourself. But it was innocent and cute. Then vol2, 3, 4, I was so wrong.
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Its really frustrating to think the No.1 desired man in Japan was a prostitute who just "happened" to be famous without any hard work. I was hoping for a good reason of him being a prostitute but all the author offered me was he ran away from home and needed money. But his attitude, proud and cool about leeching of middle-aged men, seriously disgusting. Then they introduced the most cliche line about prostitution "He sold his body but not his soul" Oh please, this is only work when someone was forced too, feel miserable about it, and still hoping for a better life to get out of this. This guy was nothing like that.
Not to mention, he tried to taint an innocent person for no real reason. Finally he got this guy obsessed with him, then the guy got people to gangrape him, videotape it many times and then killed himself (simply bc he didnt say he loved the guy). To atone for his sin, he sold himself to entrainment industry (I was like WTF? with this reasoning). He was a uke in his whole mess so when I read scenes when he is a seme in the main story, it turns me off badly.
Its also frustrating that both of her characters, seme and uke, got gang-raped, videotaped and had their videos spread. But they didnt care much as they should be. Also, the one that wronged them never be punished, at all.
Another thing is that the uke and seme always treat their career like crap. I hate it when characters have to choose love or career but these characters never think anything about their career at all.
Some tension was brought up and forgotten. A random guy says he is in love with the uke and the next day, they're back to friends with no real explanation. So weird.

Too much melodrama with sufficient reasons and solutions make me never want to read it again. Not to mention there were so many confusing parts that make me think that they misprinted somewhere to make the page out of order.
I would give it a 1/10 if not for some really cute oneshots that are included in the series.

... Last updated on May 15th, 2013, 4:50pm
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A frustrating read   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by aislin
April 26th, 2013, 10:13pm
To be entirely honest, after having just finished the four volumes available, I'm not sure I'd say it's worth it. The series is all over the place, confusing and difficult to follow, with drama that's hyped up in order to drag what little plot there is across multiple volumes, and then that same drama keeps randomly being resolved and forgotten about in the course of a panel or two. This happens repeatedly. There are a bunch of random, unconnected side stories in the first book and a couple thrown in the fourth book. The art is okay-- nothing special, but not the worst I've seen. The characters are decent but everything about the plot and all else is so screwed up that it's hard to get a good feel for anyone, and all the things that are intriguing about them aren't explored the way I would have liked them to be.

Overall, I would say this is an example of a series that had potential to be really interesting but was executed so poorly that it made it extremely frustrating to read. The best story/chapter in the whole thing comes at nearly the end of the 4th volume, when it FINALLY explains Mizuhara's past-- it was one of the few places that was easy to follow and didn't jump all over hell. Sadly, the rest of the story isn't written the same way.

I would give the fifth volume a chance just to see if it continues from the thread of finally being coherent at that Mizuhara back story, but to be honest I wouldn't hold my breath.

That being said, if the summaries of any of these books intrigue you, then you could give it a try. I wasn't a fan of the series but maybe you would be. I would recommend you read the first and second volume if so, in order to get a better feel for what the main story is about because the first volume is a bunch of random stories and Mizuhara and Ayu (who are the main characters in the rest of the series) are only in part of the first volume.
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Mixed Bag - But worth reading.   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by yblees
December 25th, 2008, 5:42pm
I bought this book without knowing anything about the mangaka, or the stories - on recommendation from the saleslady. I felt the title story, "Junior Escort" and it's sequel were ok, but cliched. The last story, I couldn't get my head round at all. But the three middle stories were definitely worth reading.
I'm not a great fan of shota, and frankly, I was surprised June dared to publish this, but "Angelic Seduction" was very cleverly written, and a lovely read.
My personal favourite, however, would have to be the insomnia story.

EDIT: Apparently this is an ongoing series. Amazon lists 4 volumes!

... Last updated on January 1st, 2009, 7:12pm
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