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Description
The cute and funny relationship between a 4 high school boys who will very slowly grow up, form a rock band called One Day, & fall in love with each other, while trying to keep a couple of them out of trouble with the Chinese mafia & street gangs.


Originally was a series of strips contained in the collection 19 Days Anthology. Later became a full series.

Original Webcomic is published on the author's Weibo.

Type
Manhua

Related Series
19 Days Anthology (Adapted From)

Associated Names
19天
One Day (Old Xian)
Yidan
Однажды
一旦

Groups Scanlating
19days-translation
Yaoi-Blcd
idiotae
jianxis
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Latest Release(s)
c.324 by Yaoi-Blcd 2 days ago
c.323 by Yaoi-Blcd 11 days ago
c.322 by Yaoi-Blcd 28 days ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
322 Chapters (Ongoing)
+ 1 MAD Special

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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Forum
3 topics, 13 posts
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User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (480 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.94 / 10.0
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Last Updated
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Year
2014

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Tian Man Lanse (Tianwen Kadokawa)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

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3 Month Pos #330 decreased(-71)
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Two Romances That Compare & Contrast.  
by likalaruku1
September 11th, 2019, 1:06am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I've been re-re-rereading this series for over half a decade & decided to re-re-rewrite the review, after Old Xian added a huge new plot element & also after reading several Korean & Chinese BL webtoons.

First let me say that things gay boys tend to find annoying about Japanese BL tend to not be present in Korean & Chinese works. I have to recommend them to our Fudanshi bretherin. All of the boys are appropriately masculine for their age, there's no forced sexual tension, no stupid misunderstandings that could easily be fixed by conversation, no jealousy melodrama, no one is "the chick" in the relationship, there is no canonically clearly established seme-uke dynamic between Jian Yi & Zhan Zheng-Xi, there's a heavy emphasis on bromance, there will be no romance until the boys are at least college aged, & they've been in Jr. high for the past 6 years. He Tian is working on getting his love interest to even acknowledge him as a friend after having bullied him in school.

19 Days is a series that has gotten its author Old Xian awards. She's a top tier webtoon blogger with just under 10 million fans on Weibo alone, who likes to stay in-character as her male counterpart from her Mosspaca series online & at conventions (she should invest in a blonde wig for the Cons).

This series' humble beginning started with a one-shot in 2013 in an anthology series by the same name. For a couple of years, the series was a simple 4koma gag series. Then around chapter 100, the art started getting more detailed & readers were suddenly graced with plot elements, character development, & a couple of seemingly minor cast members became secondary protagonists & regulars. It went from a plotless comedy to a dramatic coming-of-age tale about 4 middle school boys' journey to becoming men. The romance is actually secondary & is a realistic slow-burn, making it popular with the same expanded audiences as Yuri on Ice.

Most items the students wear is Mosspaca brand, tying them to the Mosspaca Advertisement Department webtoon, in which 19 Days is just a comic Old Xian works on when he's not having wacky advertisement adventures. How funny that a series completely grounded in reality is just a work of fiction in a series not grounded in reality at all.

The current story arc came about in a series of teaser images depicting the boys grown up & in a rock band that would be called One Day. Much like the over-reaching plot of Tian's mafia ties through his brother, & Yi's mysterious estranged dad who is likely either a mafioso or a politician, this will be an over-reaching plot over all arcs.

Couple 1:

Zhan, Zheng-Xi: A chill, laid-back guy who is only Tsundere around Jian Yi. He enjoys basketball, Japanese manga, & video games. He has a little sister who likes video games & looks just like him. She thinks Jian Yi is weird & doesn't want her brother hanging out with him. He is the kind of guy who never says no to anything offered for free, be it lunch or a trip to a sauna. He is constantly policing Yi's behavior in public, & while he comes off as overly wholesome, he's not above letting his friends cheat off his homework.

Jian, Yi: He is very childish, looks effeminate but is very boyish, very romantic, very optimistic, energetic one moment & lazy the next, pie-in-the-sky ambitions, & a look-before-you-leap approach to situations. He is very sassy & is usually yelling at people, but is always the first to stand up for someone else, & has never shown anger towards Zheng-Xi. He is the spitting image of his mother. He never met his father but kept his father's surname. His father is a very mysterious person who will cause him & his mother trouble. Some speculate that Yi's may be the illegitimate child of a politician, or that his father is a jailed mobster.

Yi was a crybaby. When baby Zhang-Xi met him in Kindergarten, he promised to protect him forever. In their teens, Zheng-Xi is still very defensive of him, despite frequently beating the shit out of him himself. (It's only okay when he does it). Yi develops a single-target sexuality for Xi. Xi just wants to stay best friends but can't bare to hurt Yi's feelings. Old Xian has made it very unclear which guy would be the uke & seme. Most feel that Yi is the chick in the relationship, but if you read the entire series in one day, you'll note that Yi is constantly trying to grab Xi's ass & pin him to the ground every god-given chance he gets.

Couple 2:

He, Tian: A spoiled rich chain-smoking brat, who's also the 3rd smartest honors student in his school, who lives all alone in a barely furnished condo & can't cook for shit. He's the toughest most fearless guy in school, & the most popular guy to the girls. He seems to come from Mafia stock & has a very negative & distant relationship with his family. He is potentially Bi if his reading material is any indication, but he is very openly gay & a has that Pepe le Pew/Elvira Duff issue of no sense of personal space, showing up unexpectedly, persistant following, & absolutely smothering the object of his effection to death with effection until they run screaming.

Mo, Guan-Shan: Easily the saddest, most pitiful guy in the series. His tsundere levels are over 9,000 & even his closest friends with feel the wrath of his temper. Like Yi, he grew up mostly fatherless due to an incident that set a negative chain reaction of events that haunt him to this day. He has a skill for both cooking & getting into trouble. He comes off as a lone wolf who chooses to lead his own small pack. In his point of view, he finds himself in the company of annoying acquaintances who call themselves his friends, are always intruding upon him, taking advantage of his hospitality, & dragging him places he doesn't want to go. So he is bouncing back & forth between two sets of friends at school.

At first, Tian started as a love rival for Yi. Then for reasons only the author can fathom, he completely lost interest in him & immediately took a slow interest in the scrappy kid who had been bullying Yi. Guan-Shan absolutely detests Tian, due to their first several meetings being Tian beating the crap out of him & then sexually harassing him, & then doing both intermittently. His friends think Tian is an awesome scary badass. Currently, Tian is trying to make Mo hate him less by helping him get money to support his mother, & keeping him safe from street thugs & the OTHER school bully, but being a creature of bad habits, he keeps ruining any good will he has with Guan-Shan by dragging him off to places he doesn't want to go, showing up at his house whenever he feels like it, making him wear things he doesn't want to, following around in secret & taking pictures of him, & repeatedly violating his personal space. The journey here is we know that they'll end up together, so how does Tian win him over after shooting himself in the foot so many times?

Other notable characters:

He, Cheng: A rich & extremely intimidating man with a completely chill temperament. He appears to be a high-ranking mafioso under his father. It's never stated but heavily implied. He is about 15 years older than his baby brother Tian, whom he raised like a son, & is frequently mistaken as being his father. He seems more concerned about Tian's happiness than how well he's doing in school. He is familiar with Yi's mother & has had his henchmen guard Yi, making fans wonder what kind of connection the two mysterious fathers have with eachother.

Brother Qiu: A mafia thug with a bit of a resemblance to Guan-Shan in hair, face, & temperament. He absolutely hates kids, yet constantly finds himself "babysitting" them.

Xiao, Hui: She started off as a nameless love rival for Zhen-Xi & is kind of Yi & Xi's friend now.

She, Li: He is very much like Tian, but a true sadist with seemingly no redeeming qualities. He also seems to have the exact same taste in men as Tian, as he bounces back & forth between Yi & Guan-Shan. He doesn't seem to feel pain, enjoys provoking fights, & he has his own gang.

Facts the loudest fangirls ignore:
*These boys are about 14-15 years old right now.
*Old Xian has implied numerous times that they don't hook up until college.
*They have been in jr. high since 2014.
*Not even one year has passed in this story.
*China has strict rules on BL & a ban on porn.
*Only low profile comic artists can get away with sending X-rated scenes from comics through QR codes & phone.
*Old Xian is very high profile.
*No one in this story is ever going to fuck. Accept it.

Now I have a treat for anyone who made it this far! Tencent animated & voice acted the series. It's really low budget, but it's better than no anime, right? Of course thanks to Chinese censorship laws, all cigarettes, flipping the bird, calling people a chicken dick, & gay kissing has been left out, but they were apparently fine with keeping the underage drinking & violence. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It also skips the first 100 chapters, going straight into when Mo Guan Shan was introduced. It also skips chapters & most of the iconic multi-chapter arcs, & even mixes chapters so that all context for what's happening is missing.
https://www.bilibili.com/bangumi/media/md12118629/

... Last updated on November 28th, 2019, 2:15pm
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i liked it but...  
by hiji-kun
April 26th, 2019, 8:27pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
the dynamics in the second relationship made me feel pretty uncomfortable. i don't want to say it's abusive, but it definitely was the sort of thing i'd be concerned/unhappy about if one of my friends were involved...

i dropped it.
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Can We All Agree -  
by shamsey1
January 20th, 2019, 9:28pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
THEY WERE ADORABLE AS KIDS
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The Pull and Push tho...  
by yuutakucchin
June 18th, 2017, 9:32am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
It's an easy read at first, but as you get deeper later in the chapter, you will realize that this was not simply comedy... it has all the emotions you want from a 4koma manhua. Other than the plot, I really adore the art. It balances the humors when things actually start to be angsty... BUT THE TEASINGS THO. I mean, the author really know how to reel the readers' emotion and frustration through all this pull and push between the two main pairs. I often find myself want to smack my mac with all the "nah im joking it ain't be what you thinking" stunts.

Anyway, my heart will totally shatter in pieces if the author decides to end this series with jian yi and zhang xi not being together.

P.s. Jian Yi you adorable sh*t!! I wish you a happy ending!
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The "kintsugi" for the BL genre  
by Uruiru
May 13th, 2017, 5:12pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
At 200 chapters, I can without a doubt praise Old Xian's longstanding webcomic as the gold to fill in the broken cracks of the boys love genre. BL fans have all felt an aching for the most important things missing which we must make an effort to look for as we browse yaoi manga after manga. Those things that are true to the world and so can touch us: real development, natural pacing, adversity and resolution that creates a progression we can really feel. 19 Days does not fail to deliver these needs and in a fashion that can bring tears and light-hearted giggles or full-on sobs and belly laughs. I love how these boys love and fumble and struggle but still find a way to smile in this silly and youthful world of Old Xian's. I hold this highly in my regards for the realism of the boys which is proper of their age, and glad that the "uke" role isn't forced upon the characters to please the trope. I cannot forget to mention that the art in 19 Days is the culmination of someone who graduated from a prestigious art college in Beijing.
tl;dr Old Xian's style and art forms are awesome, the character development and romances will make you happy, and I genuinely recommend 19 Days to anyone who wants a story full of heart, that's what this comic is about.

... Last updated on May 13th, 2017, 5:30pm
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Key words: "slow burn"  
by Rholveast
March 14th, 2017, 6:34pm
Rating: N/A
(As of now there are 193 chapters) This series caught my eye a while back with its casual, slow-moving plot and sexy character design. I wish I'd come across this series when it was completed -- it's an agonizingly good read, with so much still to happen. ♥ ♥ ♥
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I'm not sure  
by Himeowchama
March 6th, 2017, 9:34am
Rating: N/A
I'm currently in Chap 71 and all I feel is pity on the guy who gets to be the receiving end of the violence. I also did read on the first chap collection (the one with lots of pics) and
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saw a page when Jian was so drunk and accidentally leans on Zhang's back (they were walking) so Zhang pushed Jian away and Jian apparently leaned on some stranger's chest. I guess Zhang was jealous and grabbed Jian back to his side.
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That story left a bad aftertaste for me, honestly.
Everything was so perfect: the art, the school set up. What irks me is their relationship itself idk. I was honestly quite excited when I saw this manhua (first reaction: A SOMEWHAT 4 KOMA BL?!?!?!? THANK U HEAVENSS~~~) but now that I've read it (partly), idk I guess I was taken aback.

I won't rate this until I've finished reading this.

... Last updated on March 6th, 2017, 9:39am
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awesome  
by 8blkpaws
February 19th, 2017, 10:04am
Rating: N/A
first off, i didn't want to start reading anything manga due to it putting another type of thing out there for me to try to find english scans for.. but i had to give this a try. i'm glad i read it, it's hilarious. boys being annoying and funny boys. it's cute, and i'm glad they introduced the second couple in there to give it some spunk, their relationship is a teetering one but it gives it a nice edge. Love the MC's, they have such a cute angle going
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wonderful  
by Mangian
January 4th, 2017, 4:27pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
All I can say is if I could, this whole comment would be nothing but heart eyes. this whole thing is just so adorable omg. You won't regret reading this. It's just so good, and you'll be left wanting more and more and then when you finish it, you'll be anxious for the next chapter to come out.
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The Best Friends turn Lovers in Yaoi  
by DeDe4ever
August 19th, 2016, 2:38pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
This story is funny, and it's romantic. It just starts off very episodic but as it progresses you can see the plot and the romance flourish. If your looking for a quick romance then nope it's not for you. Every chapter holds a key to the main plot, and did I mention it was funny. I can't get enough of the main couple they are made from each other. The love they share has to be dug up from the depths it was buried and since the author is doing a marvelous job I have no complaints.
ART-10
STORY-10
CHARACTERS-10
ROMANCE- A slow but steady 10
I love reading every bit of it.
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