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Yokubou to Koi no Meguri  
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From ShoujoMagic:
A series of non-linear and interrelated stories filled with bishies and angst!
Houjou Academy is a private school, isolated from the rest of the world and attended by the heirs of rich and noble bloodlines. At the center of everything is the first son of the Hanabusa family, Kinu. Through direct or indirect involvement, he is responsible for the scars carried by the students of Houjou Academy--he is like their God. The cycle of base desire and higher love begins with the introduction of an unsullied girl named Nanaha, whose denial of Kinu's casual touch causes him to reevaluate his perception of women, and he cannot help but leave a scar on her as well...


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Associated Names
욕망과 사랑의 굴레
The Cycle of Base Desire and Higher Love

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.Side Story 3 by Shoujo Manga Maniac & A Willful Muse over 5 years ago
v.5 c.Side Story 1 by Shoujo Manga Maniac & A Willful Muse over 6 years ago
v.4 c.Sidestory 1 by Shoujo Manga Maniac & A Willful Muse over 6 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete)

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User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 6.6 / 10.0 (71 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.63 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 27th 2013, 8:49am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Cheese! (Shogakukan)

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Monthly Pos #1668 increased(+4)
3 Month Pos #3086 increased(+486)
6 Month Pos #3556 increased(+1221)
Year Pos #5676 increased(+1299)

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On 369 reading lists
On 298 wish lists
On 156 completed lists
On 52 unfinished lists
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Great if you've got nothing else to do   
Rating: N/A
by laniaash
September 20th, 2016, 7:12pm
Good read as long as you don't expect too much from a smut manga. It's a nice read if you've got time and don't know what to do with it. The characters were all pretty stereotypical and not fleshed out, but I did enjoy the Momo and Aki pairing.
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this manga doesn't make sense   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by carolzherexp
August 8th, 2013, 6:54pm
messy plot and crappy smut but its a "ok" read for a time killer or when you don't wanna do homework.
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Better than I expected   
Rating: N/A
by CiellavonNightmare
February 29th, 2012, 12:04pm
I was kinda reluctant to read this because of all the negative comments but actually it was worth my time. I havent read a heartwrenching smut for quite some time and this is just, purely dramatic. Don`t let the art put you off. For me, I`ve read some of the author`s works before so I ont mind the weird looking figures but once you`re into the story, you just gotta love it.
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Wasted an hour of my life   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by haou_airengabby
March 18th, 2011, 5:50pm
This is the worst manga ive ever read in my life and ive read alot of mangas and alot of crappy ones but this one takes the cake. to all the people that gave this a 10 R u crazyyyconfused?? it jumped around so much i kinda kept track but everything happened so fast, the smut sucked, the story there is none. if it couldve been better if the story was more drawn out but it was rushed and sucked big time and the art yuck!!! i couldve drawn this get this horrible crap off the market PLEASE DO NOT READ you will be disappointed
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...Gave a bad taste   
Rating: N/A
by Solibersity
June 21st, 2010, 2:04am
I usually like this manga-ka's work...but, I don't know. I hated the heroine, something was wrong, especially the school. I mean, horseback riding in traditional clothes+modern school+Poems = Manga ka must probably in that poetic abstract world. If I find one saving grace, it is kinu's parent's love story. I read that four times because they made me love them/.
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one of my favs ♥   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by janelleski
May 8th, 2009, 2:33am
i give it a 10 smile

i find the plot unusual and i guess that's the reason why i love it so much. well, i just love extreme romances. what i mean is doing the impossible for the one you love, meeting your fated one in an impossible encounter and that's what this manga is all about.

so my rating, obviously, is a 10 smile
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erm wow   
Rating: N/A
by misscookie68
November 20th, 2008, 6:54pm
I think the smut is getting boring, if its just random stories and couples
being thrown at you. This manga was a very disappointing word compared
to the rest of mashin sensai's work. Gave me a huge headache when it didn't
make any sense at all..
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by plasticdreams
August 11th, 2008, 11:07am
Well,... I read it twice and I still have no idea what was going on! Was that really English I was reading? Because what they were saying made no sense to me. Like it was some kind of secret code used by the military. ( " Beatle1 to Red Shark. Come in Red Shark" - ***hisssssss, static, crackle, crackle static*** "...-with the banana!... I REPEAT,.. The telephone pole has left with the banana! Over..." )
It doesn't help matters any when you have to see a name in order to tell one character apart from another. Come to think of it, Im not even sure how many characters are even in this story.
Aside from that, it had some pretty good smuttiness going on.

... Last updated on August 11th, 2008, 11:18am
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by yushi
May 30th, 2008, 1:42pm
I don't think it's confusing like what others said it was but I think it's bcuz there r too many characters in it like how all the guys like different girls n so different story lines for each pair. The story was ok n ok drawing too nothing special about it.

... Last updated on January 5th, 2009, 5:59pm
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confusing and good.....but..........   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by animeeh
December 5th, 2007, 5:28pm
it was really confusing, but good for the people that can UNCONFUSE it cus it was REALLY CONFUSING but if you can keep up with it it will be good foru BUT i only went up to volume 2 then i quit and i usaully finish most of the mANGA that i read soooooooooooooooooooooooooo....................................7
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