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Sarashi Asobi  
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From Karma Falls Scanslations:

Shinigami Ai is bored with his job and to seek enjoyment he has an interest in high-school girl Ren who only has days left to live. She is the student council president at her school and really a good-hearted girl, but she is feared by the whole school because of her harsh way of speaking. Ai possesses her body and exposes her kind, true nature and so enjoys his "Sarashi Asobi (Exposing Game)". But gradually he is starting to feel an interest in being with Ren...

Includes the one-shot "Lunch".


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Exposing Game

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v.1 c.Omake by Fallen Syndicate over 6 years ago
v.2 c.7 by Fallen Syndicate over 6 years ago
v.2 c.6 by Spica Scans over 6 years ago
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2 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (426 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.45 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 18th 2014, 12:16pm PST



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The Hana to Yume (Hakusensha)

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Art style   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by hotarusasaki
June 20th, 2014, 9:50pm
I quite liked the art style and the drawing of Ai. The curly hair is also nice as for some reason I hardly see main male protaginists with curly hair. The story was sweet and I like self-sacrificing characters like Ai. The female lead Ren was also interesting. The character and their growth was nice but I felt it wasn't told in the best way it could be. The plot held things and ideas I liked but once again wasn't told the best way thus didn't make me feel as much. I actually really enjoyed the one shot at the end and it made me cry. May have even been better than the main story, or at least it was told better. The main story was also somewhat confusing to me but all in all an enjoyable short read!
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by bakerygirl
February 5th, 2014, 9:58am
The first chapter failed to capture my attention and felt sort of disjointed. However once I got used to the mangaka's style of narration, I started enjoying this a lot. Interesting premise, nice characters(I especially loved Ai), shinigami point of view - what's not to like? It would have been more enjoyable if it had been longer. I would have loved to see the characters develop more.
I loved the one shot as well. It was tragic yet satisfying somehow. I can't explain it. The way the mangaka portrayed their feelings was just..perfect. Definitely worth the time.
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errr..female quite clumsy   
Rating: N/A
by wrensei
June 19th, 2013, 9:39pm
Well, she's tough but she somehow an "accident prone" type of character.
Whenever she went to help others, she always get herself into trouble which kinda annoys me,
however the story was good.
Moreover, that reaper said struck me.
"He choose to rot.."
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by YukikoKudo
January 20th, 2013, 10:37am
It was cute... but the characters lacked depth and development. Art was nice though.
Might just be me moving away from shoujo's and the fact that I didn't care for the main characters (That said, I liked the other grim reaper)...
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by rurihime
November 9th, 2012, 1:50am
I'm actually not into something like 'the grim reaper falling in love with the person he's supposed to take the life away' but when I read the good comments I thought, give it a try since it's only 8 chapters and wow! I actually loved it. Not too cliche, and really sweet. A must read! smile
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soo good..   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Di27
September 12th, 2012, 6:27am
i have to admit i read it coz the art was promising.. but it ended so well i love the little twists and turns near the end.. also that extra oneshot (0.5 Lunch) was to die for it was so good too, but sad..
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The best "supernatural" shoujo   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by korinacaffeine
August 10th, 2012, 9:36am
Probably one of if not THE best short shoujo stories out there. The art style is fun and refreshing, the characters are well-defined and interesting, and the supernatural element is played up just enough to remind you that it exists without being totally front and center. The romance is well-paced despite the length. Motives for the romance are excellent and believable. The romance between Ai and Ren focuses almost 100% on character interaction--meaning that physical looks play almost no part in their getting together. The characters all change each other and effect each other's lives, and every emotion feels very real.

I also like that this is all told from Ai's perspective.

Really don't have any complaints. Tobina Touya is my favorite mangaka and I believe this is her best work.
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i enjoyed it even though it's not smut (hoho)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by leilockheart
August 2nd, 2012, 2:07pm
there weren't really tear jerking romantic scenes, but the way they showed they care and love for each other were enough for me. i mean, the love was conveyed properly by their acts without too much force hugging or kissing like what smuts have.
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not my cup of tea.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by dreamit.
May 13th, 2012, 1:20am
For some reason I wasn't really into it. The plot is great and definitely unique but I just didn't think it was that great! The romance is cute and all but it just felt like something was missing for me..
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Very Sweet   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by ChildofSecrets
April 15th, 2012, 1:18pm
It was short but it was great. I think I'm just a sucker for love stories where the main character is bashful tsundere and the guy is playful trickster. The romance between the main characters just made me blush it was so adorable. And I liked the art even more than I expected to. It's a bit different and dark but I started to like that about it, not that I didn't like it to begin with. The story itself isn't anything mind blowing plot-wise, it's pretty simple, but in a good way (especially because its focus was romance) and the whole grim reaper + human romance (basically unorthodox love) didn't feel cliche to me at all because the male lead felt surprisingly human most of the time. I was pleased with the ending even though it was a little unexplained (at least fully), but that didn't matter much.

Sad that it's over. Wish I could read more similar stories.

... Last updated on April 17th, 2012, 5:14pm
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