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Kokoro Kikai  
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A short story about schoolboys love... The kind that makes you feel alive.


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Heart Parts
Parts of a Heart

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Latest Release(s)
c.2 (end) by mochi*mochi over 12 years ago
v.1 c.2 by mochi*mochi over 12 years ago
v.1 c.1 by mochi*mochi over 12 years ago
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2 Chapters (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (284 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.12 / 10.0
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July 9th 2017, 6:16pm PST



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CRAFT (Taiyo Tosho)

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What's up with only 2 chapters?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Anilied
February 19th, 2016, 4:25am
Okay, this manga is sweet and cute. So are the two characters. It's totally lovable. But why isn't there more chapters? What did Shinobu not understand/ know about Nishino? Can't you just make it a bit longer? It was fluffy and all. I wanted more. It's such a shame!!
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Very nice and subtle   
Rating: N/A
by OmNom
December 14th, 2013, 4:59am
Another great work from the mangaka. I feel like she has a real talent for one-shots/short stories, especially her ability to deliver such condensed and crisp materials in that relatively short amount of space. And the art is pretty as usual, it's playful and cheeky when the story needs to be light and subtle and soothing when it comes to substance. I really do like this.

Btw, this is already the 3rd work I've read from the mangaka that features boys stealing kisses in their significant others' sleep lol. I wonder if she has a thing for 'secret' sleep attacks haha.
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Why isn't there more??   
Rating: N/A
by gloomy_gloo
May 9th, 2011, 12:51am
I love this story. It's short but sweet; the relationship is realistically and beautifully portrayed. Yet, because it's so good, I can't help but want to read more than two chapters of it ;___;
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Rating: N/A
by kurosu_yuuki
September 7th, 2009, 12:59pm
I think it's really well done and she could convey their feeling even without graphic scenes or even a closed ending, but it's pretty clear what happens. I just felt...the need to read the rest, you know? Like it was unfinished...and that's exactly because of the lack of "I love you" and even kisses (I don't care much about sex)
Oh, but I thought it was really beautiful and I almost cried in several parts.

Very good!
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Kokoro Kikai   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sleepy_Sheepy
February 23rd, 2009, 8:16pm
One of my favourite short stories. This artist really knows how to get an idea across. She didn't need sex, or an 'I love you' or even very many words to convey the feelings between the two characters, and that is a job well done.

Besides, I really love this art style.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Four Seasons
December 3rd, 2008, 6:21pm
This short story is drawn and told in such a wonderful way.
There are so many moments were I had to stop and just stare at certain panels because they were just that beautiful. I remember being touched to the point of having tears in my eyes. I hope I'm not the only one. lol

Anywho, I just wish there was more...*sigh*

... Last updated on March 24th, 2009, 6:23pm
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"Am I alive?" Sigh   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Lu-chan
November 12th, 2008, 4:23pm
The art wasn't particularly to my taste but otherwise, like pearlesque said, it's almost perfect, I really loved the way the author portrayed the disillusion of the boys, very sweet.
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read it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tolly
October 31st, 2008, 9:32am
It was one of the best shounen-ai i have ever read.It was so sweet, real and beautiful.
Anyway, I think this mangaka likes to portray the beginning of relationships and she knows how.
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