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Takaga Koi daro  
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Kurata Izumi's memories of Takatsudo Shin end at middle school graduation when Shin told Izumi he never wants to see him again. Now Izumi is a single father whose son is in love with Shin's nephew. They're forced to interact, but Shin doesn't seem to remember what he said to Izumi. Add Izumi's yakuza brother-in-law Sawaragi into the mix...

English publication via Renta!


Related Series
Aiso Tsukashi (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
It's Only Love (YAMADA Yugi)
Only Love (French)
Taka ga Koi daro
Takaga Koidaro

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.Extra by Dangerous Pleasure over 12 years ago
v.1 c.6 by Dangerous Pleasure over 12 years ago
v.1 c.5 by Dangerous Pleasure over 12 years ago
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1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (508 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.1 / 10.0

Last Updated
January 11th 2017, 4:01pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
HertZ (Taiyou Tosho)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Digital Manga Guild (1 Volume - Complete/Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #715 increased(+62)
Monthly Pos #1188 increased(+519)
3 Month Pos #2437 increased(+702)
6 Month Pos #4528 decreased(-40)
Year Pos #5996 decreased(-4)

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I always love Yamada Yugi's stuff!  
by sofistree
August 20th, 2014, 2:38pm
Rating: N/A
First, I have to note that the main guys USED A CONDOM! Hooray for safe sex! Seriously kids, always use a condom. And that's my PSA for today. wink

Second, it's just a lovely story. And I even loved the kids and all the side characters! There was actual plot in addition to sex, which I always adore. There's not much wrong with this one at all. biggrin
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by sandyatthebeach1
August 19th, 2013, 7:33pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
I can see why people would like this, but it's just not my cup of tea. I normally dislike Yamada Yugi's art, but here, I don't mind it- it's pretty nice, actually. That's not the problem I have; the story and the drama were also pretty developed, but there were certain elements I found irritating. For example,
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I really dislike how Izumi ended up with Shin and not Sawagari- it was obvious from the beginning, but still disappointing. Shin was a real dick, with the classic faulted seme-logic: "I hurt you to avoid hurting you" sort of deal. Also, both of the main characters were sort of emotionally stupid- Izumi was the conflicted uke, and Shin was the stoic, cold-but-loving seme. Although they were presented more uniquely than other characters I've seen, they stil didn't stick in my mind.
Even though there were original bits and an interesting atmosphere, the storyline still sticks to some cliches that I just can't stand. Overall... I wouldn't recommend it.
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I liked it!  
by Namiya
February 4th, 2013, 11:19am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
People write they don't understand the positive ratings, well I don't understand them.
This is a really sweet story and typical of Yamada Yugi sensei.
It's a bit more down to earth and realistic than your usual yaoi, without all the rose-colored love confessions and men suddenly acting like little girls.
I enjoyed the story even though it was a bit predictable; it was still nice and interesting to follow.
The characters are likable, the children are cute and not annoying and the end is satisfying enough as well!
It isn't the best story out there or anything but it's better than the average yaoi manga and definitely worth the read!

I'd recommend this to any yaoi fan who likes single father stories and manga about two grown men who can hold their own and reunions!

... Last updated on February 4th, 2013, 11:20am
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A Miss  
by cherrykookie
February 25th, 2012, 12:51am
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
Decided to give this a shot due to the fairly high ratings..
Unfortunately i didn't like this one.. I feel that the series had solid SENSE/IDEA of the type of story that the mangaka/author is aiming for, but fails to execute it realistically. It has certain elements but there are too many holes hinders the story. First of all, i found it hard to believe that Izumi could get over his dead wife so easily after being so in love with her; yes Shin is his good friend from middle school, but this didn't do anything for me- their relationship still felt very shallow, lacking depth. I love childhood-love, but the author didn't develop their relationship well enough. And i thought it was a bit far fetched how izumi's wife's brother also had the hots for Izumi..That came randomly out of the blue, especially since izumi is such a bland character with no appeal (imo he had zero attraction). Simply a poor attempt of a love triangle. The characters were hollow and boring, especially the main couple. The only character who had a bit of flavor was Sawaragi. The ending also felt quite artificial and hard to believe.

Overall, the manga held the necessary elements but didn't have enough fuel/depth for it to be successful.

... Last updated on February 25th, 2012, 12:52am
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by Serendipity_
October 13th, 2011, 12:32pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
I´m usually VERY picky when it comes to plots and art, so when I saw the plot description I didn´t expect much...

....Suprisingly, I was wrong.

I actually liked this one, it did have a certain air to it that I can´t explain. Yes the plot was lacking, Yes some characters wasn´t developt enough and yeees it´s a bit cliché, but I could still not help but liking it. I´m a little weak to Slice of life/Yakuza thing. As always, Yamada yugis art is as cute as ever, and that was actually the main reason I started reading this manga.

You should definitly check out it´s Sequel with Sawaragi as main. It´s even better.

... Last updated on October 13th, 2011, 12:33pm
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Why do so many people love this?  
by MaZzAx
September 24th, 2011, 8:01am
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
This manga has had such good ratings but I'm afraid I didn't find it romantic at all. And I think this pretty much sums it up. I was more interested in seeing Izumi's relationship with Sawaragi-san progress rather than with Shin.
Didn't make me feel anything, I just read it with a straight face hoping it would get good. Sorry but I don't know why it has such good feedback.
The art was nice, that was all. I don't recommend it.
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really nice  
by juls91
January 20th, 2011, 1:04pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
it has the drama but it wasnt really deep, which is what i always enjoy to read, it made me laugh and was a bit sad :3
Nice characters, and even if its not the best, is enjoyable from beginning to end.

... Last updated on January 20th, 2011, 1:04pm
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Great :D  
by sammiiii-san
October 7th, 2010, 2:55pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
Hahaha. It was so funny how Sawaragi wanted him to remember
that one drunken night biggrin
Although it is a little cliche with the
''I loved you so i had to be mean to you'', it's still a MUST! read bigrazz
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Not expect!  
by LC13
May 11th, 2010, 8:10pm
Rating: N/A
I love Yamada Yugi's art and her storyline, so looking at this manga I don't like it one bit. Like asiancrackerfolife said, I like Sawaragi the most of this storyline. Takatsudo Shin is an a****** use and being mean to Kurata Izumi. Only like oh, I love you very much that is why I went sour. And the idiot Kurata Izumi still likes him. This story is somewhat disappoint to me (no offense). However less disappoint that Yamada Yugi didn't write this or else I'll be more disappoint that she wrote this type of story (usually her story is more light and fun).
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Sawaragi is HAWT! :)  
by asiancrackerfolife
September 14th, 2009, 10:57pm
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
Characters are very dull to me. The only person I like is actually Sawaragi so HAWT!.
I'm so happy there's a story just for him I can't wait until it's uploaded long live YAKUZA! smile
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