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Satoru Tendou, a cameraman for the school newspaper, has confessed his love to track star and childhood friend Shirou Sawaguchi every spring since entering high school. Each year Shirou has rejected him claiming that his confession is a sick joke. As the spring of their third year approaches, Satoru is starting to wonder if he should give up on his unrequited love or risk being rejected a third time. Will Satoru be able to convince Shirou that his love is genuine? Or will Seiichi Hiro, the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, steal Satoru away before he and Shirou can reconcile their differences?


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Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (181 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.7 / 10.0
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August 12th 2014, 6:53am PST



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Juné (1 Volume - Complete/Print)

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In my opinion...   
Rating: N/A
by yayanime
March 2nd, 2013, 5:45pm
I think that this manga was missing something essential that Odagiri-sensei's work usually has. I am not really sure what it is missing... it probably is the chemistry between the main characters that is so evident in some of Sensei's work.
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I think that if the characters had more time to develop and if there were more memory flashbacks of shiro and Satarou's relationship and how they both realized they liked each other and how their feelings developed, it could have been really touching and the reaction and feeling of relief the reader would have felt when Satarou finally received Shiro's letter after three years would have been ten times stronger than it was in actuality. That is just my opinion.
Overall it was okay if you are just looking for something to read quickly. But this isn't really profound or something that makes you think. nice art though.

... Last updated on March 2nd, 2013, 5:51pm
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Short and cute.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Doki
June 13th, 2010, 9:34pm
As shounen-ai go, this is your typical short-but-cute story with typical BL-style art.
What I didn't like about this has to do with one of my personal pet peeves: the basis for the story is actually just a giant misunderstanding. Plots that revolve around misunderstanding irk me.

Overall, I liked this; it's nothing spectacular or particularly unique, but it's a short, innocent story perfect for a quick BL fix.

... Last updated on May 12th, 2013, 5:49pm
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by Dragoness57yaoi
March 13th, 2009, 12:59am
i thought it was pretty cute- the plot device was interesting and the way that the characters' emotions were portrayed was effective. especially if you go back and read why things are the way they are. X3
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by ragec
February 6th, 2009, 12:54pm
Im not really into this kind of stories.I really didn't care much for the first 2 chapters, the drama is too cliche. I really wish that it went the other way that satoru and the editor chief end up together. O well, art was nice but plot is mediocre.
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Time Lag   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Sleepy_Sheepy
September 14th, 2008, 10:41am
You know, had I never read BL before, I probably would have rated it higher. I like the general plot outline, and I like that characters well enough, but this is played out like a soap opera. Every little thing is followed by a lot of drama. I felt for Shirou and all, thinking that everything was just a cruel joke after they graduated middle school and he was left hanging by the gates, but at some point after two years worth of confessions he should pick up on those feelings.

The art is very very shoujo, and while lovely, is not really my thing. Overall it isn't bad, but it isn't great either.
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so cute!!   
Rating: 7.3 / 10.0
by andshesaysiLY
September 1st, 2008, 8:19am
it's so adorable!! the art was great. i love odagiri hotaru's works.
the characters were all so cute!
satoru is definitely an angel. if you only read the very last page you'd think he was a player xD.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by matt_is_the_best
June 18th, 2008, 5:17pm
very amusing, had quite a few laughs, and multiple smiles. satoru in the last page or so was very.... well he definitely looked like he was thinking dirty things.. ha ha. =)
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that's right   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
February 27th, 2008, 7:10pm
Having read many shounen ai and yaoi alike i have to say this is the first one that all i can say is.....well that was stupid. The story was just blah because it just seemed like every chapter the same thing kept repeating itself, too much misunderstandings and at the last minute happy ever after? Other than the art i felt nothing.
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by rita
August 26th, 2007, 11:02am
its cute work. art is cute, and so is the plot, as you can tell the whole plot just revolves around this confession-thing and the heart of the problem becomes revealed gradually so thats ok. Nothing major happens but its cute, something to read on a rainy day bigrazz
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