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Hakidame to Tsuru  
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Description
This story is about a 35 year-old man named Sumikawa Kei. His name is very pure, beautiful, and clean. But according to him, he’s the exact opposite of that. Currently, he works at a movie theatre doing part-time. Before that, he was an actor in gay AV. A regular customer, Okazaki, fell in love with Kei at first sight and still sees the beauty of him through his “dark” characteristics.

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Manga

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Associated Names
Jewel and Dunghill
Драгоценность и навозная куча
Жемчужина и навозная куча
はきだめと鶴

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Latest Release(s)
c.Extras (end) by Fallen Apples Scanlation over 4 years ago
c.6 by Fallen Apples Scanlation over 4 years ago
c.5 by Fallen Apples Scanlation over 4 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (93 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.33 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 12th 2020, 9:05pm PST


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Year
2015

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Qpa (Takeshobo)
Qpano (Takeshobo)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
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Literally why  
by HoshiSama
July 12th, 2020, 8:32pm
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
So, where to begin? This really looked like it should have been a good (if predictable) story. But it was just dull.

The seme was so pointless I’m not even going to spend more than this sentence on him. The uke at least seems to have an interesting backstory. Unfortunately, when it comes time to learn about it, what do we get? In this visual medium, that’s right, folks! Exposition!

So rather then showing us the story in six chapters we get told most of it in one. It seemed like the mangaka wanted to make this a longer series and when she couldn’t she just tried to cram the whole story in. Bad job.

What we’re left with is worse than predicable. All of the actual development happens in text, making the good art a pointless waste. I literally stopped looking at it at a certain point. I felt like I was reading the outline of a story rather than the finished product.

... Last updated on July 13th, 2020, 5:40am
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Good strory with few ups and downs.  
by kidoraku
April 12th, 2019, 2:07pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
It's a good story, with a few fresh, good ideas and unexpected twist (that part about true orders of yakuza boss could have been more developed). I like main characters' mature behaviour and tendency to overcome problems with a poker face. Also the art is good and easy on the eyes. But I have to agree that this story as a whole feels stiff. And I think - in a way - it's because of the main character's attitude. He's too indifferent, too calm throughout the story. It's not convincing. If only he had a moment or two when he burns with fire... I mean there were moments mangaka could use to set fire but he failed.

It's still worth to read, esp. if you like drama.
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too much telling, not enough showing!  
by gwkimmy
May 19th, 2018, 9:38am
Rating: N/A
This is probably due to the limitation of trying to fit it all in one volume. The author basically did a whole backstory dump in one chapter while the characters in the present did nothing. Not very effective storytelling. The backstory should have come in flashbacks in between scenes between the mains. In the end, there was so little plot going on in between the main characters because of all the backstory that their climax was melodramatic and unbelievable.

The backstory itself was well written, however. I just wish this author juggled two stories instead of just focusing on the one.
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I don't know..  
by OmNom
November 8th, 2017, 4:56pm
Rating: N/A
The story I thought is fine, but it's not necessarily the most moving thing I've read by far. I think it has something to do with the execution too; like, I feel the author tried really hard to make the vibe more mature and compelling but the end product just didn't quite move me like I had hoped because her ideals were a bit too 'bookworm-ish' that the presentation became rather stiff and had to suffer for it. I also didn't feel a lot of connection with the characters despite all the lengthy monologues and flashbacks - again, it all had to do with the mangaka's execution to evoke empathy out of the audience, and this is one aspect I think she could improve on for sure.
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An impactful lovestory  
by liontaraki
August 14th, 2017, 12:53am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
You can't help but get emotional while reading this manga. The main protagonist, Hotaru, went through many hardships and met all kinds of immoral, twisted and disgusting kinds of people in his life. That didn't break his spirit, though it almost did, and he was able to mend his wounds and try living a decent life in his thirties. And then he met his significant other, a young person with pure heart, raised in a sheltered environment. Even though he waited sooo long, he was accepted for who he is and achieved happiness. This really got to me. You need to read this story just for the feels alone.
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