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Close Your Eyes (HIDAKA Shoko)  
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Description
Love in middle school is a simple, straightforward and exciting thing. Love in high school is a bittersweet thing that makes one anxious and timid. This love is a secret.
Two childhood friends and neighbours suddenly stopped talking to each other after summer break. What could have happened between these best friends who used to be joined at the hip?

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Oneshot (Complete)

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Average: 7.2 / 10.0 (110 votes)
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February 13th 2016, 5:16am PST


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2014

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Gorgeous art  
by OmNom
June 13th, 2017, 5:58am
Rating: N/A
.. but I'm kinda indifferent towards the story. I'm okay with open endings as long as there's a certain amount of satisfactory resolution to conflicts leading to it. But for such a long oneshot (almost 50 pages) this one barely has any meat to it, characters seem detached from their own story, and there's almost no proper development. I guess Hidaka Shouko-sensei's forte has always been longer serialisation rather than oneshots after all, because she's definitely more prone to writing decent character development only when there's enough space allowed for it.
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One of the memorable ones  
by kurosu_yuuki
September 22nd, 2016, 12:18pm
Rating: N/A
This is an amazing one-shot.
Everything, from their past together, to the conflict keeping them apart, their feelings, the way they express them, the characters themselves...even the only tiny sexy scene we got was good. I love when ukes are decisive and pushy too.
Ryou is a very nice uke. Not feminine, not a cry baby. Sure of his feelings, with a strong personality and, like the manga described so many times, willful. However, Hiroki to me is the highlight. He's so difficult. He can't admit his feelings (perhaps even to himself), is complicated, confused...and he can be a bit cruel too. Yet, he won't keep his mind off of Ryou.
This is a very sad manga. The ending is not only open, but it's completely unresolved. The tags for this manga did warn us, didn't it? "Unresolved Romance". That's exactly what it is.
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Ultimately, if you think about it, Hiroki decided not to pursue their romance, from what it seems.

This was just perfectly paced and developed, but I do wish it was longer. Like gwkimmy said, it could've been even better if they were to live under the same roof, but not being able to be together.

... Last updated on September 22nd, 2016, 12:28pm
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Beautiful art like always , but...  
by fampar
July 28th, 2015, 12:07am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
Like always I love Hidaka Shoko's art , even context of this story was interesting (i like School Life biggrin), but..
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...why an inconclusive ending , will be ok if main character was decided that it "just for the moment" that was the best choice under those circumstances.... BUT, why on the earth that will be the best choice for the ending of this story >.>;;
so no -.-, , this story really need one more chapter or at least an extra chapter, cuz the ending make you feel like wtf!?
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meh  
by MirayAllen
February 12th, 2015, 6:15am
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
To be honest it's not their best, especially if it is meant to be a one-chapter deal.

I don't mind inconclusive endings but there needs to be at least some hope of closure, otherwise it's unnerving and unsettling and not that well-done to begin with. I also dislike the fact that there's so little characterization, which is usually not the norm with Hidaka Shoko. I understand there's supposed to be some angst revolving around the whole notion of one keeping "their eyes closed" but if we look at Hiroki's poor personality and unclear actions, the message loses all meaning. He's seriously irritating and boring.

The art, of course, is awesome. A straight 10 out of 10. However, as a whole, the story was a total letdown. I hope they give us another chapter in the near future.

... Last updated on February 12th, 2015, 6:16am
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this definitely needs one more chapter  
by gwkimmy
February 10th, 2015, 6:02pm
Rating: N/A
if it ends like that then it was kind of anticlimactic. i like angst, but i hate when angsty endings occur because of unresolved misunderstandings. like, c'mon, really? ;/

now, if this had an extra chapter, detailing how the guys have to move into the same apartment after their parents marry and super tension occurs, then all is forgiven and it will all be worth it. SEXUAL TENSION FTW
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Bittersweet stupidity  
by Tentacle
February 3rd, 2015, 3:53pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
It was really good, just like Hidaka-sensei's stuff usually is with that bittersweet touch to it. But it gets a bit of a lower rating from me because it seriously pissed me off how stupid the main character was. There is no real explanation as to why he acts the way he does. But apart from that it's a story that has you wanting more without giving you too little. A great oneshot!
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