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1) Electricity (Denki)
A high school student despairs of ever making friends on account of his appearance scaring everyone off. However, the new transfer student with the unique and 'electrifying' physique shows up in time to prove him wrong.

2) I Don't Wanna Hold On You (Dakishimetakunai)
When middle-aged salaryman Masato is laid off, student Tatsuya hires him to take care of his apartment… and other, more personal services. But when Masato starts to have doubts about accepting Tatsuya's money, what will Tatsuya do to stop him from leaving?

3) Reason For Desire (Yokubou no Riyuu)
The rich and lonely young businessman gets into a scuffle with a castoff vagrant. He gets a bit more than he bargains for when he takes the man in as live-in housekeeper.

4) Secret Knife (Himitsu no Naifu)
Two solitary people walking similar paths, one an assassin for the yakuza, the other a shinigami, meet and find their way to mutual love and understanding.

5) Rose and Knife (Bara to Naifu)
Sequel to Secret Knife. Yato comes upon an old partner who is bent on "reteaching" him how to be a ruthless killer once again. Kamui, however, will do anything to keep that from happening.

6) Keep Up Your Right! (Migikawa ni wo ki wo tsukero)
I Don't Wanna Hold On You omake


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Bara to naifu
Himitsu no Naifu
I Don't Wanna Hold On You
I Don't Want to Hold You
Yokubou no Riyuu

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v.1 c.2b by Liquid Passion over 11 years ago
v.1 c.Omake by Liquid Passion over 11 years ago
v.1 c.2a by Liquid Passion over 11 years ago
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1 Volume (Complete)

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Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (352 votes)
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Poor Grampa.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by shinobipopcorn
December 24th, 2013, 2:20am
This is one of my favorite compilation volumes, though the recent Denki release beats it (you can't beat that new cover and the bonus comic).

Nii-san is a riot, especially when he makes that face ("HMM? YOU SAY SOMETHING?" lawl), and this manga has the funniest example of classical conditioning I've ever seen.

I want to hug Grampa, especially after he spills his tea. <3

Kamui and Yato's story is very touching. It seemed dumb of Kamui to lose trust in Yato so quickly, so I think he deserved his punishment in the first chapter. Depending on the phase of moon I'm under, the second chapter makes me sniffle. Poor Yato, I understand his curse but the violence in this chapter was a little too much.
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OMG... So cute!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by fisukisuki
May 23rd, 2012, 11:26pm
It's so lovely! (>~<) So Adorable, So FANTASTIC!!! ♥
All story of this manga is sooo goooddd~! Especially the last story, so Drama, so Romance, so far so good! Indeed, Bohra-sensei's old work is good! She can make my liking things. I LOVE THIS MANGA!!!
I want to give this manga 100 point because 10 is not enough! biggrin
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so so   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by whitespade
September 7th, 2011, 2:57pm
this is quite a dissapointment since i really love all her other works. this is bland and quite forced. even the old fav like blood sex and cute old man do nothing. but of course im comparing this to her other stuff but actually in relation to yaoi genre as a whole it is still better. so, should still give a try
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Rating: N/A
by bizarrekin
March 20th, 2011, 5:20am
Generally the art was really good, and manga-ka is really good at drawing male bodies. Stories were good too, they just lacked development, but well, they are all oneshot afterall...
Other than that:
"Denki" was a nice story, it was cute that the seme was the older one but looked and acted uke-ish, and the uke was actually looking like the seme,seeming "scary", but actually so ...uke xD
It kinda lacked relationship development, since it was short, but well, everything was expressed well and I enjoyed reading it. I just think that It would be better as a shonen-ai instead of a yaoi, since it was kinda rushed.
Like I said, it was mostly cute.

"I don't wanna hold on you" was good too, though the seme-uke roles were "reversed" again. Older one being weak and uke, the young one being dominant and all. Masato's way of acting like a mother was kind of ... weird though. Well It was expected from him, but considering their relationship with Tatsuya... xD
And I have to say thay Tatsuya is really good-looking xD Especially when he's sleeping, on that I have to agree with Masato bigrazz So It was good despite Masato's situation disturbing me a bit.
"Reason for Desire"... well Yuuichi is definitely beautiful. It was probably my fave because of Yuuichi xD It was fun to read. And Natsume was really cute too. xD I'd enjoy it if It was a longer story. With more development and chapters xD Still being short made it cute in a way... Am I creepy? ...
And finally, "Secret Knife"... I think It was really good. The reason of Yato not letting people get near him, and not minding a shinigami touch him made sense. But him being completely nice after was kinda weird. Still liked it.
None was too impressing again, but I really enjoyed reading all.
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Love chapter 4 & 5   
Rating: N/A
by gloomy_gloo
January 16th, 2010, 12:50am
The other chapters were cute and fun to read, but the story that really captured me was 'Secret Knife' and its sequel, 'Rose and Knife'. I really love the concept of an emotionless killer trying to redeem himself and suffering for his past sins; what I love even more is the killer's relationship with the handsome Shinigami - they make such an adorable couple! It's also great how things in this story don't just end all neat and happily; there's still so much angst to deal with even though there are happy moments smile

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might not have the freshest plot ideas but it was delivered well   
Rating: N/A
by cut
April 1st, 2008, 9:26am
These are engaging oneshots with plots that are dealt with uniquely! I love how I don’t feel incomplete after reading them like how other oneshots seem to be- leaving behind a lack of satiety. Some are tragic + romantic, funny & others simply adorable! & of course the illustrations were pretty, in an artistic way which pays attention to full dimensions & details. Definitely enjoyed reading them & to be honest I would not get tired of the characters if they appeared again in future stories ^_^
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by elenaluz
January 11th, 2008, 5:59am
Again, much love for Naono-sensei. She's the only yaoi mangaka I know who can incorporate old men and fantasy seamlessly into funny, sweet, cute stories. This is the first collection of her oneshots I've read, and they're every bit as good as her longer works. "Secret Knife" and "Rose + Knife" were a bit bloodier than I'm used to for her, but still good. ^^; Also, don't forget to read the author's notes and comic strip at the end. Funny ending to a great story. x)
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moe! kinda.   
Rating: N/A
by mydisguise
December 21st, 2007, 11:25am
hahaha, although it sounds kinda cheesy/boring story, at least the title story, it was actually a really good read! the denki story was adorable and funny, with the whole "my brother's forcing me to look like a punk!" storyline, and the jealous lightning biggrin eeee! moe!
the second story/title story is one of my lesser favourites, but still fairly amusing.
the third story is ADORABLE and i absolutely loved it, perhaps my favourite of all these stories. yay... in fact, i wish this wasn't just a one shot and the author would make a whole series out of it... ah well. hahaha, the gramps makes for good jokes.
the fourth and fifth stories, the knife stories, and more supernatural than the others. Very dramatic and entertaining. biggrin

Overall, a very amusing/adorable series, and the art is good too. biggrin
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