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Dark Heaven  
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Conor, a Korean-American, lives in a city where same-sex marriage has been legalized, but where racist and homophobic hate crimes are still frequent. He joins a band with the blonde hair, blue-eyed Simon and the two go on to create their own “dark heaven” in an abandoned church. Feelings develop between the pair, but light cannot dwell with dark, and their time together will soon come to an end...

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Associated Names
Тёмный рай
다크 헤븐
Dakeu Hebeun

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Latest Release(s)
c.2-6 by Lezhin about 1 year ago
c.1 by Lezhin about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
82 Chapters (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (33 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.36 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 14th 2018, 1:12pm PST



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Lezhin (Lezhin)

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Monthly Pos #948 increased(+441)
3 Month Pos #1599 increased(+224)
6 Month Pos #1880 decreased(-712)
Year Pos #1299 decreased(-146)

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My heart aches.....   
Rating: N/A
by liontaraki
September 23rd, 2017, 9:15am
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What attracted me in this series was the main couple. They fell in love when they were kids and since then they cannot deny their feelings for each other no matter what. However, the set of this story is very dark; they live in a neo-nazi kind of dystopia. The police supports the perpatrators of hate crimes and leaves these cases unresolved. The media hides the truth or presents fake news that promote racial hate and discrimination. Politicians are immoral and perverted but for the public eye they keep up appearances. White-skinned, blue-eyed people are adorned by the whole society and everyone else is treated like he/she is less than. Gay marriages were legalized but gays are scorned and victimized just like before. People of colour, homosexuals, human-rights activists etc hold no position of authority and are oppressed but remain silent when at the same time the racists hold openly huge events and demonstrations to spread their message further across.

Loving each other in secret and letting only a few people know of their relationship, these kids were trying their damn best to live on but circumstances forced them to be apart and now every damn side character and their mother is trying to keep them forever apart. My "must protect" instinct is screaming with every page I turn but there's nothing I can do about it... I really want this story to have a happy ending that includes a marriage ceremony for Conor and Simon and a tragic death for all the side characters I don't like, starting from all the racists, Conor's cousin, Simon's boss and all his clients, Tamara, Jerry, Conor's colleagues at work, pretty much all the other characters that appeared in the story until now...
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This should seriously be made into a movie.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by likalaruku1
September 19th, 2017, 7:40am
A realistic interracial gay couple trying to survive in a very religious fictional european country who's social politics on everything but women haven't broken past the days of Martin Luthir King Jr. Two boys fall in love with eachother in school & form a band with their gal-pal.

Rather than the usual trite melodrama that keeps couples from hooking up right away in BL, the men are already lovers with the world trying to tear them apart. Homophobic religious parents, a KKK-like gang that beat down on asians, blacks, & homosexuals, a greedy racist female music producer who wants to sign Simon ad a solo act & bleed him for every penny he's worth, a selfish woman who will go to extreme measures to force a gay man who loves someone else to be hers, & being set up by a crooked cop as a martyr & scapegoat for a murder.

Latter chapters may come off as pandering to the authoritarian left, if you ignore that it's basically set in Russia & written from a Korean perspective, but it actually points out how ignorant is is to take sides at all on political extremes like brainless sheep looking for a place to fit in & feel good by looking down on people who don't fit inside the narrow margin of your political bubble.

... Last updated on September 19th, 2017, 7:55am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kira6
June 13th, 2017, 3:52am
This manhwa tackles so many modern issues and in such an insightful and artful way that despite the dark themes you can see the underlying loving and gentleness of the relationship between the two main characters. The author also knows exactly how to tackle your feelings, so I'm just a mess right now. I'm still in the beginning chapters, but I'm still hooked.

Edit: Up to chapter 65, and this still doesn't fail to surprise me.
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It starts off as dark heaven at first but progressively just becomes heaven later on. SO MUCH LOVE IN THE AIR.

... Last updated on August 24th, 2017, 5:41pm
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