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Barairo no Hoo no Koro  
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Paul, a serious honor student, meets the violent and rebellious Andrew in their all-boys school. What follows is a story of the struggles of youth and painful but powerful self-discovery.

Timeline (from Oriolidae & Sparviero):
1. Barairo no Hoo no Koro (v01 ch1~5)
2. J no Subete (v01 ch1~5)
3. 2 Shuukan no Adventure (v01 ch5~6)
4. J no Subete (v02~03)
5. Barairo no Hoo no Koro (v01 Extra)


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Associated Names
Barairo no Hoho no Koro
Time of Rose-Colored Cheeks
When I was Thirteen
Когда мне было тринадцать
장밋빛 뺨의 시절

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.Extra (end) by Oriolidae and Sparviero over 9 years ago
v.1 c.5 by Oriolidae and Sparviero over 9 years ago
v.1 c.4 by Oriolidae and Sparviero over 9 years ago
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1 Volume (Complete)
1 Volume (Shinsouban, by Ohta Shuppan in 2015)

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (144 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.65 / 10.0

Last Updated
December 26th 2021, 9:46am PST



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Manga Erotics F (Ohta Shuppan)

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I feel this manga was not necessary, but...  
by meniel
June 30th, 2017, 10:05am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
Asumiko Nakamura's art makes it really hard to dislike any of her works. Even if you don't like the plot much, the visuals will make up for it. This manga was a nice read, but I felt it didn't add much to J no Subete. Someone will surely enjoy the romance between the two main characters, but I personally

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preferred a straight Morgan over a bisexual Morgan. Because you sometimes need a straight character who's not involved in any romance, and Morgan was very good for that part. Perhaps some people can enjoy a yaoi full of gay/bisexual characters and love triangles, but most of the time I find it confusing and not realistic. So I didn't like the relationship between Morgan and Paul. It's not necessarily bad, but in my opinion bromance would have been better. Gerry and his partner didn't impress me much either. Probably Donna was the only character I really liked from this manga.

Is this needed in order to understand J no Subete? No, you can skip it. If you want to read this, though, do it after reading J no Subete.
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Not bad at all  
by OmNom
June 22nd, 2015, 12:37pm
Rating: N/A
A nice accompaniment to J no subete which looks at Paul and Morgan's side of the story before meeting J. Clouded with pent up adolescent frustration and conflicts, the story is essentially about the bittersweet relationship between certain youths still undergoing their juvenile state of mind. There's regret and doubt and countless 'what ifs' that are very well portrayed. I do feel bad though about
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how the two main characters ended up separated after all and that they couldn't work out their differences in the end. But that's where J comes in I suppose, for he fills the role that helps heel the breach and forms a new relationship for the other two.

On a side note, is it just me or are Paul and Morgan very similar personality-wise to Saijou and Kusakabe from Doukyuusei? The facial features (eg the droopy eye-lids) are especially alike lol
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seriously... I won't give 10 to anything worse than this series  
by kidoraku
December 29th, 2014, 1:29pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
High quality story who hits on you with a great impact. Just awesome. A rare jewel. It has everything what I like, solid plot, the feeling it could've been a real story, likeable characters or characters about whom you can't stay indifferent, they think, they feel, they fight, they make mistakes, they're falling and standing up, they're facing troubles and the harsh reality. Just like in the real life. I love this feeling.
The troubles they got are kinda real, tough, not just some stupid dilemma "If he'll like my birthday gift?" or shit like that. This is a different level. And the art - so good. Their eyes left an impression on me. A great read with an excellent artwork. I just love those stories. Couldn't stop to read until the very end, all the books.You should read them all.
I'm so glad I picked this yaoi. Definitely memorable.
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by rmedley
August 19th, 2014, 9:08am
Rating: N/A
As always Nakamura Asumiko's art has that intensity that draws you to their characters, but to me the story failed to do so. I don't know if it was because of it being rushed and/or lack of space, but the character development just felt bleak. It left me wondering if there really was a story to begin with, or maybe, it was all about a story that would never happen.
I could have just enjoyed the art and not bother with it.
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A happy ending? Please!  
by 14FragmentsOfLight
May 2nd, 2014, 10:03am
Rating: N/A
This is my FIRST Nakamura Asumiko manga and I wasn't sore about it not having a 'happy ending' in the end. I think, for a fact, that Nakamura-sensei has already provided us a better ending! It's better than having them be together. They end up as friends biggrin. (I'd like to say that they've become good friends but J no subete isn't finish yet so I can't end up claiming a title as great as that. After all, they DID become 'enemies' in one point of their lives)

I find this manga really interesting. Mature, in a sense too. Or rather, it takes a deep mind to actually get why it has to be like this. I also like the way Nakamura-sensei devels into the thoughts of these youngsters. It breaks them away from the stereotype bad kids. Maybe I'm just speaking for Andrew since he IS the MC of this story. Oh well biggrin!

I'm not particularly sad about the ending because I know how 'that' relationship ends. (Read the rest of the stories! I promise it gets better! Even though the timeline still isn't complete!)
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Sorry but..  
by LouEngine
October 6th, 2012, 2:56pm
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
It's not like this is a bad manga and I haven't read J no Subete yet but Im at Andrew's side.
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There are so many unspoken feelings, it left so much regret. They didnt even have the chance to understand each other and personally I dont like Paul at all. It's too bad for them, the story is tragedy to me, I didnt prepare to see them like that.

... Last updated on October 6th, 2012, 2:59pm
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It's ok  
by Narufan1st
July 17th, 2012, 4:23pm
Rating: N/A
As usual in the mangaka's work no comedy or fun.there is character development but none of this cute moments that make you fan girl squeal.not my type of manga.for those of you that like angysty stories you should read this.
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by rumflakes
February 24th, 2012, 7:12pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
only read chapter one but i love it already!! i hope a group will continue scanalating this
Edit: just read(look though) the jap vol and I am not happy with the ending sad
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i was hoping Morgan and Paul would end up together but instead Paul ends up with J the curly blonde haired boy from another manga j no subete which I read a few ch of. If only Morgan had more courage to confess =\ and so far from the beginning chapters of j no subete, I don't like how j easily gets Paul while playing around... Maybe my mind will change if I keep reading hopefully

... Last updated on February 24th, 2012, 11:18pm
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by akari_mizunashi
November 7th, 2009, 3:12pm
Rating: N/A
I've wanted to read this one for years. My thanks to Terrible Trio and their great scanlations.

As usual, Nakamura weaves a dark, complex atmosphere and characters to match. This is boys' school shounen-ai to rival the classics of the seventies. The genre Nakamura is working in has now become a cliche, but she makes it seem just as revolutionary as it was thirty years ago.
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Rose-colored cheeks. x33  
by Yenoh
October 19th, 2009, 5:16pm
Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
The first time I saw this, I immediately wanted to read it. Just from the title, you can tell it is obviously intruiging, and I guarantee you, it is! For some reason, I really like the art, it's very refreshing. Especially both Paul and Andrew's expression.

It's very heart-warming.That's all I can say.
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