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Associated Names
Baked Sweet Glasses
Escape & Love
Finder (YAMANE Ayano)
Finder Series
Koisuru x VF Crossover
Love Lesson (YAMANE Ayano)
Pray in the Abyss
Risky Society (God Bless My Justice)
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Viewfinder Series
Vol 01 Finder no Hyouteki
Vol 01 Finder: Target in Sight (Sublime)
Vol 01 Target in the Finder (Be Beautiful)
Vol 01 Target in the viewfinder (Juné)
Vol 01 ファインダーの標的
Vol 02 Cage in the Finder (Be Beautiful)
Vol 02 Cage in the viewfinder (Juné)
Vol 02 Finder no Ori
Vol 02 Finder: Caught in a Cage (Sublime)
Vol 02 ファインダーの檻
Vol 03 Finder no Sekiyoku
Vol 03 Finder: On One Wing (Sublime)
Vol 03 One wing in the finder (Be Beautiful)
Vol 03 One wing in the viewfinder (Juné)
Vol 03 ファインダーの隻翼
Vol 04 Finder no Ryoshuu
Vol 04 Finder: In Captivity (Sublime)
Vol 04 Prisoner in the viewfinder (Juné)
Vol 04 ファインダーの虜囚
Vol 05 Finder no Shinjitsu
Vol 05 Finder: Naked Truth (Sublime)
Vol 05 Truth in the viewfinder (Juné)
Vol 05 ファインダーの真実
Vol 06 Finder no Netsujou
Vol 06 Finder: You’re My Desire (Sublime)
Vol 06 Passion within the viewfinder (Juné)
Vol 06 ファインダーの熱情
Vol 07 Desire in the viewfinder (Juné)
Vol 07 Finder no Katsubou
Vol 07 Finder: Longing for You (Sublime)
Vol 07 ファインダーの渇望
Vol 08 Finder no Mitsuyaku
Vol 08 Finder: Secret Vow (Sublime)
Vol 08 ファインダーの密約
Vol 09 Finder no Kodou
Vol 09 Finder: Beating of My Heart (Sublime)
Vol 09 ファインダーの鼓動
Vol 10 Finder no Mitsugetsu
Vol 10 ファインダーの蜜月
You're My Loveprize in Viewfinder
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Latest Release(s)
c.45 by fi-no-hyouteki over 5 years ago
c.9 by fi-no-hyouteki over 7 years ago
v.7 c.8 by fi-no-hyouteki over 7 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Ongoing)
71 chapters (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
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Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (1210 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.64 / 10.0
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Year
2001

Original Publisher
Biblos (2001)
Libre Shuppan (2007)

Serialized In (magazine)
Be x Boy GOLD
Pink Gold (extra stories)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Be Beautiful (Defunct / 2 Vols)
June (Expired / 7 Vols)
SuBLime (9 Vols - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #366 increased(+99)
Monthly Pos #596 decreased(-54)
3 Month Pos #472 decreased(-22)
6 Month Pos #494 decreased(-56)
Year Pos #434 decreased(-36)

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An excellent yaoi, but not fluffy romance, set expectations according  
by LittleHobbit13
September 4th, 2020, 7:23pm
Rating: N/A
This series is excellent, but I think not in the way that most people came in expecting which is why so many can't appreciate it. This is not your traditional "eventually all problems are overcome by love" series. There is rape, there is abuse, there is violence. Set your expectations accordingly.

On that note, however, I would actually say that one of the things I think sets this series apart from the pack is that it generally never argues that the rape or abuse or violence is acceptable for the sake of the love. Even far, far into the story where the relationship has become consensual, Akihito still looks back at his first time with Asami as being terrible and traumatic. Even as Asami makes the usual "I won't forgive others touching you" yaoi comments, Akihito doesn't hesitate to call BS, saying like theirs his actions are also rape.

Akihito's character is hands down one of the best aspects of this story. Visually, he looks like a man, he's not a "woman" stand-in. This is a man in a relationship with another man. He also never loses his personality for the sake of the story or relationship. The characteristics that draw Asami and others to him at the start never disappear for the sake of a "submitted" partner. His reactions, for me, are incredibly realistic and it adds greatly to the story. He gets drawn into this dangerous world and never really grows accustomed to it, unlike so many series. Numerous times, he suffers from PTSD resulting from story events, whether it's
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having vivid nightmares about being shot, a panic attack while swimming as he remembers almost being choked to death, freezing in fear as he remembers being threatened with being drugged and sold for sex.
You really get the feeling of him struggling to balance his world view with the violence he experiences and it's so compelling. He's one of the most vibrant yaoi leads I can recall (it's not hard to understand why so many people want a piece of that ass, lol).

Then there's Asami, your typical but somehow also atypical dominant partner. He's immediately intrigued by Akihito's spirit, though it's clearly not love at first sight for him either. He has the typical maneuvers of invading all available aspects of Akihito's life, but atypically he's not completely suffocating about it.
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He moves Akihito to his penthouse but there's otherwise no effort to make Akihito a kept man, and mostly he settles for warning Akihito off from dangerous endeavors and providing him with backup (when he won't listen) rather than trying to lock him away "for his own good".
Essentially, Asami allows Akihito the space to continue being his own person, not just someone to be possessed. That's hella refreshing compared to so many series that cease to have two characters in favor of having just one pairing. Like Akihito, Asami also retains himself. He gets some cute domesticity with Akihito, but he's still shown as a ruthless figure willing to get his hands dirty to get results.

The manga isn't perfect, I wouldn't claim that it is, but it does live up to the praise it's been given. It is an incredibly well-crafted story with vivid, complex characters that have more going on than just what gets them from one sex scene to the next. Yes, there are brutal aspects to the story, but as long as you understand this story is built on grit not fluff, I think readers are able to see the ways in which this manga distinguishes itself.

... Last updated on September 4th, 2020, 7:40pm
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Ehh  
by ShonaNingyo
February 6th, 2020, 5:34pm
Rating: N/A
This manga is, I think, overrated to the extreme. I've simply read yaoi manga that handle "Rape, then love"; irresponsible BDSM; and jerkass seme in much more entertaining ways than this. I would chalk it up to age, but it was first serialized in 2002, so..

Like, I'm all for shameless smut, but I'm not for stupid ukes. I don't know, maybe I just discovered this manga way too late? I've been reading yaoi for over ten years, so I guess my tastes have matured along with them.
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Good, but not the best  
by WhiteIsBlack
November 11th, 2019, 10:38pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
I haven’t read all chapters and they’re too much, but doesn’t mean I dislike it. Honestly, I prefer the old art over the new, recent ones because the characters look much younger in the new drawings. The ovas are so boring because of lack of animated movements.

... Last updated on November 11th, 2019, 10:39pm
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I just can't, honestly.  
by nonightshades
December 21st, 2016, 11:34am
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
I tried this one at the suggestion of one of my friends and ultimately ended up wondering if she had some kind of grudge against me.

Um, the main character in this story is almost like...the male equivalent of Seri from "Renai Shijou Shugi ." Both series' had me contemplating being tested for STDs from simply reading them. The only difference between this guy and Seri is the fact that he's more tolerable since he appears to at least have common sense (which he doesn't always use, but...). Other than that, it seems like someone always has their paws all over him, and that it was his only purpose in the whole series.

He even:

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...gave some dude head all for the sake of gathering info to help Asami, the main love interest who also raped him and did other humiliating sh*t to him--like sticking inanimate objects in his ass, btw. Dude, no -__-'... There was also the guy from China who forced him to give blow jobs and then had the audacity to make a comment about it being wrong to get an innocent person involved in his squabble with Asami. Which, by the way, was just him being butt hurt about not getting the "D" from Asami back in the day. Really though? You say that after numerous forced sexual encounters have already occurred. Hm... You're a p.o.s.


I can handle loveless romance, but this is just...something else. I can't even describe it. Just, no...

This series was just too damn much for me, and by the time I just couldn't take any more and stopped reading, I felt as though I needed to take a shower in scorching hot water, acid and purification salts. :/

... Last updated on December 21st, 2016, 12:24pm
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Unexpectedly(?) GREAT so far  
by fisukisuki
September 19th, 2016, 5:27pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
To be honest, at first I was terrified by this manga. I NEVER touch any manga with BDSM tag EXCEPT this manga.
I thought I would end up hate this manga since the first chapter, the first sex scene did scare me at first.
That was years ago. This year I chose to go back to reread this manga. It surprise me that their BDSM/Bondage scene actually pretty light compared to few manga or fic I accidentally read that has BDSM scene that was terrifying and too nasty for me.
The two main characters' personality is lovely. The arts is PERFECT!
The characters growth and the development of their relationship was going pretty nicely so far.

Ignore what people say who said that there's no Love between the characters. Because when you read till the latest chapters and the extras, you could tell their relationship growing healthy (as healthy as someone who have not clearly put the world 'dating/married/lover' yet), no force in sex since both characters know what they want or what others want. The way they act and feel toward each other showing clearly that their relationship is not just based on sex and living together.

The way they ready to protect each others showing their feelings toward each other is not just simple 'care'.
They don't say the world 'love' yet, but they do starting to learn more, especially from Akihito's POV.

... Last updated on September 19th, 2016, 5:29pm
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Well Son...  
by Nemurenaiyo
May 19th, 2016, 12:16am
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
It's just... not my cup of tea(??). I mean, I'm totally in it for the romance and all but I just can't handle violent Yaoi. This one is a prime example of that. The first time they did the deed, he shoved a damn film up the poor guy's butt and I just had to put all stops on my read.
Anyway, I have a buddy (fujoshi) who loved this series to bits and thinks the world of it. Maybe if you're the sort who could handle loveless, blunt romance with tons of violence, give it a try. The art's good so why not, right?
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I'M TRAPPED  
by NightAir
January 9th, 2016, 11:08pm
Rating: N/A
Honestly I picked this up because it's one of the most widely read ones so I figured out that I'd check it out and see what I've missed. I descended into rape hell as is general yaoi trope, but then somewhere along the lines it became consensual between Asami and Takaba (what does this say about me, who never remembers MC names, who remembers these ones) when reciprocal interest is shown (it takes like a few arcs honestly) and less getting raped against Takaba's will (less often, at least).

It is ridiculous. Everyone wants Takaba's ass. Takaba is the poster child for having the most sex done to him that I have yet to see (but then again I haven't read Okane ga Nai and I don't want to because that would probably actually make me cry). One thing for props here: at least Takaba's no girl visually. Other than that...why am I reading this. At the same time, some inglorious strand of plot seeks to enlighten me and keep me reading, some weird ploy of reminding us that Takaba would choose his photography over Asami that is where he is, that is who he is. More convoluted telling us about Asami being Dangerous--though the later chapters are a bit better and more inclusive of plot and development (I guess?) between Asami and Takaba that I really want to see how it gets going.

Ironic, honestly. Manga starts solely about rape, and then about 50+ chapters later, all I want is to read more domestic Takaba and Asami.

In all honesty after a while I started reading for more Asami and crying the piss out hysterically because for some reason I have grown to notice that this artist draws REALLY GOOD HANDS.

The art incredibly good. Like, ridiculously so. The artist is incredible with hands, with torsos, with creative positions of sex, but honestly the plot.

I'm trapped let me out but keep me updated.

... Last updated on January 9th, 2016, 11:12pm
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Hopelessly lost  
by EnviouslySane
May 5th, 2015, 3:35am
Rating: N/A
The story is quite confusing for me. The main characters don't seem in love(?), and there seem to be a LOT of people who like Asami in the manga... Putting the sex scenes aside, the plot is just confused. I can't comprehend my puny mind around it. The art is nice though but the plot is (I don't get it). Give it a try, it may be your type of story.
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Asami turning straight men gay since 2001  
by fovika
November 15th, 2014, 4:37pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
This manga is really good. It's got a few yaoi clichés. But over all, the manga's very interesting and the plot (even when it feels random) works. If you do not like yaoi where the mafia and rape is involved, don't read this manga! You have been warned!

I like Asami (the seme), he is a mafia boss and you feel it every time he's on screen (very well written character). I'm not a fan of Akihito (the uke), I sort of want him to behave more (outside of the bedroom). And for the love of god, Akihito, stop getting involved (and kidnapped)!

The plot obviously has holes (as do most yaoi that involve/start with rape). Here's a summery of the first 5 encounter between Asami and Akihito:
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First encounter: Asami falls in "love"/is amused by Akihito Second encounter: Akihito is kidnapped and raped by Asami (said rape involves:
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Not in order: hand-job, bondage, urethral penetration, dildo, aphrodisiac, bite gag, orgasm control (via string/rope), punishment, wrist and ankle restraints, dominance, anal item (film roll) insertion, and anal intercourse
... basically a sh*tload of bdsm fetishes in one scene. Third and forth encounter: no real interaction. Fifth encounter: Asami saves Akihito (from his kidnappers) - oh and Akihito "loves" Asami (my guess is the sex was just that hot). Love is not really what you have here, but it's close to what they have with each other.

Don't let encounter nr. 2 scare you away, it's the most hardcore (and random use of fetishes) sex scene you'll find in the whole manga. And (according to me) not the hottest scene in here wink

The art is wonderful. The sex is hot. It's plot faults are forgivable. The main characters are interesting, as are the side characters (Feilong <3 ). But again, if the mafia (and rape) aren't your cup of tea, you're not going to like this manga.

... Last updated on November 15th, 2014, 9:14pm
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The Best Manga Ever!!!  
by Dieneris
September 16th, 2014, 10:55am
Rating: N/A
Love this manga very much. Love Ayano work's, but this one - the best! I love this hard relations, i love it all, Asami, Akihito...Ohhh. U'm going to read and re-read it forever! One bad thing - too much time to wait for the new chapter *dying*. Ayano-sempai, good luck!
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