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1) Essence of Fine Carbonic Acid
Yasuomi is the descendant of a vampire clan, but hates the taste of blood, so he takes essence in the form of kisses (Virgins preferred). When Shige met Yasuomi at a goukon, he had no idea what he was in for, and now Yasuomi won't leave. But is Shige just a food source?

2) A Temporary Contract With Him
Hibikitani is a mediocre salesman whose envious of his super elite new boss Sakakibara. Being upbraided by Sakakibara, an annoyed Hibikitani promises a better sales performance in exchange for a night with him, and to his surprise Sakakibara agrees!

3) The Legendary Inhabitant Room
Oonuma is one of the few students spending the holidays at the dorm. But he gets to spend more time with his roommate, Teraiwa. Unfortunately the dorm, and especially Oonuma's room is plagued with rumors of ghosts, and Teraiwa is very mysterious sometimes...

4) Restraint
Overly emotional Shizuka and calm and cool Manabu are a couple that's always fighting about something, but the heat of an argument can turn into something else very quickly!

5) The Stars That Fall in the City
Businessman Wakamiya is interested in no strings attached sexual relationships now that he's in his old age. When adorable younger man Soeda enters his life, he finds it hard to resist him. But Soeda is loud, and bold for his cute appearance, will the contrast be too much for Wakamiya?

6) A Cruel Man
An older uke supervisor and his young seme subordinate share an intensely physical connection with a dark twist...


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Bitankan Extract
Essence of Fine Carbonic Acid

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1 Volume (Complete)

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Average: 6.8 / 10.0 (169 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.78 / 10.0
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February 25th 2018, 4:41pm PST



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just a regular   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by kidoraku
October 4th, 2014, 1:34pm
I liked only 3rd story about the ghost, other stories were shallow, plain and rather boring. At least art isn't bad, but you can see there are better and worse drawn chapters. Because of bad art I couldn't read 4 chapter - Restraint to the end. They had sth wrong with their eyes, very annoying. Generally this yaoi is barely entertaining.
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Chapter 3   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Mochi__x
June 24th, 2012, 1:32pm
All the stories are ok, but easily forgettable.
The only one I actually enjoyed and may remember (for a short while at least) was the third chapter. I was quite curious about the whole ghost thing, and I thought the couple were kinda cute, so it held my attention all the way through. (My generous rating of 7.5 is based on this story only. As a collection then it would've been about a 6.)
The first story (the vampire) sounded like it had potential, but I didn't like how it was all about "food" and no real feelings (from Yasuomi's pov). So that was a shame.
If you want something to pass the time then this'll do, but don't expect much.
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by unknownbliss07
December 8th, 2011, 8:52am
The art was nice and okay. Though the first chapter's story was a bit weird for a vampire, I guess, it was one of the two chapters I only liked. (The other one was chapter 3...ghost). Over all, it was just okay.
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Nothing special but...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Sasageru
June 7th, 2011, 9:57am
I didn't really enjoy the first story - it was lacking substance i think, it could have been much better - but the following stories made up for it ^^ so i cant complain overall. I also like the humour in this, its gentle but theres enough of it to keep you smiling, it also features an interesting range of characters, some better than others but thats to be expected with short stories thrown together. Overall it wasn't too bad.
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Rating: N/A
by Sacheverell
March 7th, 2011, 12:22am
The art is nice, and I have absolutely no complaints at all in regards to it. However the first story felt like a rather sorry excuse to arbitrarily pair off a couple of guys for sexy time. Maybe the later stories were better but it put me off enough that I didn't go checking... My advise: Read the first story last or better yet, not at all.

... Last updated on June 11th, 2011, 2:24pm
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Hmm...not bad :)   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by pbonk
August 5th, 2008, 9:04pm
I like more the 3 chapter earlier than the 3 last chapter. Well maybe 1st chapter pretty ridiculous,he..he.. what kind of vampire can't drink the blood and faint if see blood.. but it's funny. 2nd chp there's scene which make me tickled is when sakakibara looking for his glasses while it upon his head...he.he.. and i like more 3rd chp bcause it make me little curious. Overall the art was good and the devoloping of story was standard.

... Last updated on August 5th, 2008, 9:06pm
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