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Dekiru Otoko  
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Sagishima Takehiko, Hokuto's distant benefactor throughout his growing up with foster parents, is a successful executive. When Hokuto turns 20, he appears in his life in person and turns it upside down in order to groom Hokuto as his successor. But is that all he is, a benefactor? Hokuto wonders whether he might not have a secret reason for his kindness to a supposed stranger. But when he finally gets to ask the question he has pondered all his life, the way Sagishima responds is... surprising.


Related Series
Tsumetai Otoko (Sequel)

Associated Names
Successful Man

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Latest Release(s)
c.Special by Forever More over 10 years ago
v.1 c.5 by Forever More over 12 years ago
c.4 by Forever More over 12 years ago
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1 Volume (Complete)

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Average: 7.3 / 10.0 (231 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.22 / 10.0
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December 20th 2013, 1:30pm PST



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Original Publisher
Biblos (2004)
Libre Shuppan (2011)

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Too much randomness   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Limu
July 1st, 2007, 9:37pm
It started off with a solid story, but then things just got confusing...
And very random when the foreigner arrived.

Too many things unexplained.

... Last updated on July 1st, 2007, 9:38pm
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the story sorta reeks   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by pleochroic
June 8th, 2007, 8:20pm
you'd think 5 chapters would be enough to tell a cohesive story, but apparently not. we get to see too many characters whose behaviour isn't sufficiently explained. human beings do have an incredibly wide range of behaviours, but several of these characters don't seem real to me. sagishima is the worst -- he cannot love his own children -- ok, shit happens. but why can he then love some stranger based on a single letter years ago thanking him for a present? and even though he's apparently been touched by that person (hokuto), his very first act towards him when they meet face-to-face isn't something simple like shaking his hand, and saying "i am very happy to finally meet you", no, it's rape, and he's generally cruel in his arrogance in turning hokuto's life upside down without consulting him at all about his wishes. hokuto is the typical swept-off-his-feet teary uke; he has a brief attack of feistiness which unfortunately disappears when he comes upon the first obstacle. he bores me. but at least he makes sense -- he's got a serious case of hero worship for his benefactor, and then of course being raped makes him fall in love, *rolls eyes* -- them's your yaoiland rules. sagishima's sons are screwed up, which is no surprise. so what's with steve (the older son)? whyever is he pretending to be sagishima's lover? what's the whole deal with the succession?

the "redeeming" feature is that sagishima is hot. the bois in general are pretty, and the art is pleasant. if you like cold seme who suddenly turn gentle after getting the raping that seems innate to the species out of their system, you might like this. me, i'm left feeling empty. it seems like there are bits and pieces of some serious story meat, but they get shredded by the winds of randomness. maybe the novels this manga is based on make more sense. chapter 5 is totally worthless, some of the characters are unrecognizable, and nothing more is explained.

censorship: annoying ken doll-itis (invisible genitals).

... Last updated on June 8th, 2007, 8:22pm
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lol i wasnt bothered!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by LadyKadaj
July 8th, 2007, 9:47am
honestly this manga deserves better! i like it precisely because of the guilt factor tho I agree the people who were suddenly inserted in threw me into confusion and made me wonder if I had skipped anythingconfused-_-

but lets face it, not everything has to make sense in yaoi land ne? there are stories with less plotline getting higher ratings so I dont see why this should not... @.@ again it depends on personal preference. for me i enjoyed this only thing I felt sagishima's lips were a tad too compressed and thin at times and it bothered me!
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by natsroshan
October 8th, 2007, 4:05pm
The characters are so touching!!! The artwork is as usual beautiful!!!
I really like Ebihara-sensei's uke because even if they look young, they are not effeminate.
And the must after really great moments reading it, is the extra that is really funny!!
I can't say which caharacter is my favourite but i'll say that hokuto and steve are really amazing.
Too bad the story is too short.
Go for it I'm taking a third round now!

... Last updated on October 8th, 2007, 4:06pm
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So, really...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by mlat26
March 11th, 2012, 5:33pm
A weird plot, just because of the character's behavior inconsistencies.
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"I'm not your father and I can prove it, DNA test? who needs that, I'll just rape you, duh!" o.O WTF? Oh Yaoi, this silly silly plots always surprise me. The worst thing is while being raped all that he thinks is "Oh!! yeah he isn't my father" >.> I really don't get why Sagishima is such a bastard >.< I dislike plots that leave you full of questions. Oh and the assistant that's ok with his boss raping someone x_x there's no valid reason for raping someone -_- Aaaaaaand then they just shake hands and he forgives his rapist D: I'll just pretend Sagishima had an extreme excess of testosterone and it got to his brain and that's what happened x_x Then as the story progressed he does a full 180 almost instantly x_o he becomes kind an gentle, which makes the first 2 chapters seem like it was a different character who did all those things.

If you can get over the first 2 chapters then you will enjoy the manga. The beginning just... -_- Could have done without.

... Last updated on March 11th, 2012, 5:37pm
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nice and yet kind of creepy   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by grumble_cakes
May 21st, 2007, 3:15pm
I usually don't have a problem enjoying adult man/young man relationships (quite the opposite) but this one also had a father/son ("Daddy-Long-Legs") dynamic added to it which made things weird. Sagishima might not look it but he's 42 years old and has biological sons of his own- these realistic reminders make it hard for me to accept him as a partner to the 20 year old Hokuto without feeling a little uncomfortable. This is not a serious drama about second chances in life, after all. This is "guilty pleasure" type yaoi.

Also, you would think a 5 chapters are enough to tell the whole story but the narrative is oddly jerky (the story was adapted from a long novel so that might explain it). Sagishima starts off as being a major ass**** (in a sexy way) but then suddenly he becomes a sweet, gentle man. We never learn why he acted that way, why he stopped or even how much of it is his true character. The last chapter of the main story throws quite a lot of new and surprising information at you and I was left thinking "wait... what just happened?".

Still, the art is nice and the story is entertaining. If you believe that you won't be bothered by the issues I mentioned, go ahead and read it!

... Last updated on May 21st, 2007, 3:23pm
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umm no   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by badmoonligh89
December 8th, 2012, 7:27pm
So I'm not your father I'll rape you to prove my point. No. Second it was way to rushed. like it didn't feel real. Also it never answered why he was the benefactor in the first place? When it seems if at least Hokuto's father was still alive.

... Last updated on December 8th, 2012, 7:27pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Namiya
June 10th, 2012, 8:09am
I loved the way it started, except that
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raping someone is a bad way to prove that they're not blood related because obviously there's genetic research (and since he's loaded he would get the vip treatment there too) and a thing called incenst exists so it doesn't really prove anything at all.

When the other characters arrived and the whole reason was explained why he wants to make him his successor, it got a bit random and I had wished for a deeper meaning than just that.
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Especially since he already has 2 own kids and one adopted son and just cause he seems unable to give love to any of them, he goes and makes a random kid 21 years his junior not only his lover but his successor too? I doubt that his real family would just go and accept it like that.

What I really liked though, was the extra where you see the boys all grown up!
The sequel "Tsumetai Otoko" is also recommended if you liked this one, and if you would like to see more of Moridono and especially see Steve be a lot less annoying a lot more sexy!
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Fascinating in Part, But Disappointing in Ultimate Delivery.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
April 22nd, 2010, 8:56am
Both main characters had a good foundation. Hokuto wasn't boring, whiny, and helpless (love the illustration of his indignant face as he throws coffee at Sagishima!), and Sagishima was mysterious with a understandable background.

Alas, both of their development was lacking; why did Hokuto drop his existing life? Was he even interested in becoming a businessman? Where was his foster family? His blood family? The reason for Sagishima's endearment to Hokuto as a child was weak. The entire story oscillated like that: Raise something interesting, illustrate it emotively, leave it weakly addressed. The only thing that was explained fairly decently was Sagishima's motivation to show love somehow, since he didn't know how to show it to his sons.

The art was pretty typical, but still very pretty! And of course, if you have a fetish for non-con, loss of control fantasy, there IS that. And it's done with great panache!

... Last updated on April 22nd, 2010, 8:59am
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just what did I read?   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by noelle777
August 25th, 2014, 11:37am
1. Poor art.
2. "I'll rape you to prove that I'm not your father" - mangaka is trying to beat the record of stupidity.
3. Family, heritage/succesion, psychology... Even 12 year old girls know more about those matters.
4. Last chapter was pretty readable. Kinda comic relief after all awfulness ot this yaoi.

... Last updated on August 25th, 2014, 11:59am
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