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Love Mode  
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Mistaken identities, bizarre accidents and pratfalls, tragic pasts and plenty of broken hearts, and that is just for starters! Love Mode tells the story of the lives of the men involved with the classy male escort service, Blue Boy. Love lines intertwine and cross, friendships are made and broken in this boy's love classic!

Sakashita Izumi, your typical straight high school student, gets into a sticky situation with a gay translator, Takamiya Katsura, when he gets mistaken for Izumi - an escort from B&B (Blue Boy)! The two go on a date, Takamiya goes all the way with the young Izumi, and now the older man's in love with him. Tiny Problem: Izumi is slightly homophobe. Will he eventually convert in that which he fears?

Reiji, owner of B&B and other sleazy clubs (and seemingly not gay) finds out his girlfriend had been cheating on him. Just after dumping her, he bumps into a young, family-less, money-less, trustless high schooler named Naoya, who at that moment gets knocked out by a pot that Reiji's vengeful ex-lover drops on his head. Reiji accompanies the young boy, feeling bad that this is partly his doing, only to find that now Naoya is homeless since his apartment burned down and finally ends up taking in this "stray cat".

Some other extras include:
Volume 8:
Love Mode: Dreamers story
Love Mode: Conditioned response

Included one-shot:
Volume 10: The Reason I Touched Teacher


Related Series
Love Mode Unlimited (Sequel)
Lover's Mode (Side Story)

Associated Names
ラブ モード
The Reason I Touched Teacher

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.1 by eye candy (3497d ago)
c.Love Unlimited by Essence of Purity (4406d ago)
v.9 c.1 by Eternal Yaoi (4568d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)
6 Bunko Volumes

Completely Scanlated?

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Love Mode by Crazykitty180

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (625 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.59 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 24th 2016, 9:03am PST



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Blu (11 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #674 increased(+6)
Monthly Pos #1117 decreased(-28)
3 Month Pos #1229 decreased(-4)
6 Month Pos #1263 increased(+34)

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On 400 wish lists
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question about Kiichi and Tien Li 1506 days, 8 hours, 27 minutes ago
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Question about Naoya and Aoe 3019 days, 20 hours, 20 minutes ago

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I Never Thought I Would Rate this a 10   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by toastmuncher
November 26th, 2016, 9:17am
But then again I never thought that I would read yaoi either ^_^
While there are a few shortcomings
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
(unresolved ends and too many characters just coming and going, a bit convoluted time line, and it is a bit sad to see that besides two three minor characters everyone is gay)
this manga really deserves a 10.
First of the art: BEAUTIFUL.
Second, Character development actually takes place!!
Third, The characters have actual background stories!!
Fourth, the theme of the scum is REALLY handled much better than SOOO many other manga (though it still falls short of Harada's standard but then that's because within Love Mode's narrative structure this isn't needed)
Fifth, I JUST LOVE THE ART; so sexy.

... Last updated on November 26th, 2016, 9:19am
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worth skipping pages   
Rating: 4.5 / 10.0
by ese
December 16th, 2015, 11:07pm skip those unnecessary drama. I would love to rate it higher but then those heavy angst-drama took over and really fast to introduce new couples thus the story dragged on. Tbh, i love the first couple more but unfortunately after the intro of the other couples...i almost want to drop it. But i managed to finish it by skipping pages or...rather volumes lol.

... Last updated on January 18th, 2016, 11:24pm
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Highly Average, Hard to Finish   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Xen Warrior
September 4th, 2014, 8:29pm
That's not to say that the story itself was bad. I enjoyed it, however...

I honestly loved the first story, but the second one completely and utterly took over the manga. This manga has eleven volumes, which is about seven volumes too many. As I read through the manga, I was left with the feeling that the manga really dragged on. They were introducing new couples while others were left unfinished and in the end, I felt really unsatisfied. Everyone and their mothers end up in the hospital at one point or another and it was very repetitive to the point where I stopped reading after six volumes. I'm sure when the manga first came out in 1996, it was fresh and exciting, but nowadays, it doesn't have the same depth as yaoi manga of today.

The mangaka really could've done the same stories in such a shorter amount of time with less filler happening in between.

Would I recommend this?

I... guess...? I would quit after the third volume though to save yourself a lot of time.
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Don't believe the high ratings.   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Baniita
July 26th, 2014, 1:24am
Why the hell is this so highly rated? There's so much rape apologia, it's ridiculous. It's brushed off so easily, it makes me sick. (2 counts of rape on the seme's part, 1 count of serious sexual assault otherwise. Sexual assault used in like every story as a plot maneuver--it's tiring, ridiculous, and repulsive, not to mention lazy writing.) (I wouldn't have been so offended by the rape if they weren't all "no-no-no-YES" or "it's ok because you love me" about it.)
The main character is a cookie cut-out for stereotypical uke; he's incredibly annoying. The main seme doesn't listen when his pursued says "no", but acts like he did nothing wrong after. He's trash. Just because you love someone doesn't mean it's okay to ignore their cries of refusal. It's not sexy or sweet. So stop.
There's all kinds of tedious misunderstandings, and cheesy, old, and terrible Japanese humour.
Same old "but I'm not homo!" and "even if he is homo that's okay"--just shut up already. I can't tell if it's just the translation that's terrible or the writing's actually that bad. It's like a really bad soap opera.
I bore through 4 volumes or so before I skipped to the later volumes to see what all the fuss was about. The art improved but the writing was still horrible. I need brain bleach, ugh.
Don't believe anyone who claims that if you're a BL fan, that you should read this. Save yourself the headache. You haven't seen heart-wrenching until you've read No.6 and Nabari no Ou, or played DMMD's Clear routes.

... Last updated on July 26th, 2014, 1:43am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Yhangong21
April 25th, 2014, 3:54am
one of the best yaoi manga that i ever read!!!
Shimizu yuki sensei please give me back my tears hahahaha!!
i just love naoya and tomoki being a uke !! they made me cry so much!!!
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If you're not reading this, you're missing out on a lot   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by OmNom
April 17th, 2014, 4:22pm
I can't possibly recall how many times I've revisited this manga, again and again, each time getting all sentimental and bothered without fail. The system of different couples (and many at that) taking turns in having their own stories told allows for both pros and cons imo; it's inevitable that there will be some stories and characters that might not be as charming as others, but this also ensured that when it comes to the good parts, it's Great, so much so that's it might be impossible to break away from reading.

I don't want to discuss in too much about the plots in detail, but I could guarantee that the mangaka is really talented, and there'll be no regret once you dive into the diverse and lively world that sensei had crafted. I don't deny that there are certain issues in the series that could be improved, eg. dialogues, panelling etc
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the cause of Shiki's death is also quite silly if you think about it
but since this was sensei's first work after all, I have to say she had done quite an extraordinary job, and it would be an injustice to not award such major effort and result.

One last note, don't be put off by the dated artwork or the first couple introduced. There are a lot in the manga that awaits to be discovered ahead, and improvement is one of them.
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Probably the most heartwrenching yaoi manga I've ever read   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by unknownbliss07
April 14th, 2014, 2:33am
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One of a kind. Goodness, my chest hurt so much while reading this. I cried! Honestly at first, I kinda hesitated to read it because of the art style as it's not my type. But thankfully, I didn't drop it since as the story progressed, the art style also got better and more importantly, I wouldn't have known that this manga would be this wonderful. I love it so much. I'm so happy about the ending. Takamiya and Aoe have no regrets from the past anymore and they are both happy on their respective lovers. I was sad that Shiki had to die. He's lovable, bright and full of life. He died contented and with no regrets. However, I've also taken a liking to Naoya's character and his relationship with Aoe. He's hardworking and likes to persevere in life. Even though there were so many unfortunate events in his life, he still continue to live his life. Kind of quiet but intelligent. The truth is, he's my favorite character in this series and him & Aoe as my favorite couple. I can say that I love the turn of events of their story and contented with it.

However, there's one thing I regret in this series. It's Tomoki and Seichii's story. Love their story. It's very regretful and sad that Tomoki had to die!!! I feel sorry for Seichii. I literally cried for them. When I saw Seiichi in JinxKatsura's arc and realized that he came back to B&B after resigning just to be with Tomoki and Tomoki really is dead, my heart cried again!!! So much that I couldn't even properly look at him. They're my #2 favorite couple. But, I guess, that's just how things should be. And I also favored tragic endings like this. Bitter sweet endings. And I believe, they're tragic ending also contributed of them becoming my #2 favorite.

To wrap things up, I absolutely enjoy this series. I love it. I definitely read it all over again. :)

... Last updated on April 14th, 2014, 2:38am
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Good but many things still left unresolved   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by mtmt1311
March 9th, 2013, 6:08pm
I dropped it right away after reading the first page, the art is really not my type. But then I picked up again, the story bored the hell out of me, so typical and annoying uke. But then I read Ze, I loved it so I gave Love Mode another chance and good thing I did. I love Aoe x Naoya and the rest of the couples, the art also get better over time too. And Izume (1st couple) gets better too.
Here comes the but.
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Jin's story is a joke, we dont even know if he is in love with this Katsuki or not. And his love for the prince is too easy. Considering hes a host, I thought it would take a lot more for him to fall in love. I felt so bad for Fai to control himself just to let his prince sleep with a stranger. Im at the borderline of liking and hating the prince. He slept with a stranger that punched his beloved and he acts too weak most of the time. But I like him since he tried to dirty himself just to be with the one he loves.
Afterall, Jin and Seichii did not quit their job as hosts despite the pretty word "If u fall in love, quit ur job." I found it rather unfaithful.
Tein Lee did not have a happy ending. I like him a lot and Kiichi and Tein Lee really has a chemistry.
We dont even know anything about Aoe's dad. Hes super evil but all that for his lover, I would think their story would be amazing but its not there.
My least favorite is Izume host story. I found him to weak to believe. I felt bad for his past but this guy could stand up for himself at least once. He wanders at the middle of the night knowing he has a stalker. Is it really a thing a rape victim do? His seme is just a cheerful guy but nothing more. Im glad their story is short.

... Last updated on March 9th, 2013, 6:10pm
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Still the best...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by scalaire
February 25th, 2013, 7:49am
I have read alot of manga, but still comes back to read love mode for who knows how many times. Especially love the two main couples of the story. The characters are unique and different but they complete each other. The plot is realistic, not cliche, and full of love. Its 10/10!
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Be careful if reading online   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by whydontyoujustsay
January 19th, 2013, 12:25am
This is a good series, but I've put off reading it for a long time because each time I try, I get really confused about the order of the stories. This is my fault for reading online instead of buying the manga. But just so you know, some of the sites have the chapters out of order, so don't let that deter you. Just find a different site, or a library (^^
Definitely worth the read! Agreeing with all the comments that it gets better as it goes along.
I definitely wish there was more! Kiishi needs more face time! I also would have liked more of a background story for their dad! And the Chinese people... Basically PLEASE WRITE MORE, SENSEI!!! yeah, a great story!

... Last updated on January 23rd, 2013, 2:36am
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