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Shima Shima (YAMAZAKI Sayaka)  
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Shio Houkigi runs an aromatherapy salon by day, but has another occupation by night. She runs "Striped Sheep," a service that provides relief to women who have a hard time falling asleep without a man by their side.


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Have a Good Night!

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.15 by Tokky Scanlations & Eggy Scanlations over 2 years ago
v.2 c.14 by Tokky Scanlations & Eggy Scanlations over 2 years ago
v.2 c.13 by Tokky Scanlations over 3 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (75 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.78 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 9th 2015, 4:44pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Morning (Kodansha)

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Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by flowinmyboat
June 13th, 2013, 4:26pm
Overall, I think it's pretty interesting. I'd rather see more of the guys' lives and their interactions with various types of clients rather than focusing on the female lead's life after her ex-husband leaves her.

The lead isn't terrible, she's just...bland and hung-up on her ex-husband/failed relationship.
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Its good n interesting but....   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by caseopea
September 13th, 2012, 1:32pm
some part of it is disappointing (esp the main lead romance), but still I really like the story 'cos its unique and refreshing except for the ending, I really don't like too bad maybe I'll just give an average rate sad(
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by whitespade
February 7th, 2012, 6:40am
i really love the lot of this story. she is like a pimp! xD the guys all have nice character design and good but varied personality, i especially love that droning boring boy. the art is also clean, fresh, and i can distinguish faces easilly. ill look forward for more development!

... Last updated on March 9th, 2012, 5:21pm
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talking to dumbass   
Rating: N/A
by weirdofreak
September 3rd, 2011, 12:01pm
@Name-Undecided i don't think u even read this manga before giving comment

"As if a woman can't write stuff that's insulting to women. Obviously you've never read a Harlequin romance or a Mayu Shinjo series"
nad that's the best reply u can give about this manga
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sailorliones
July 26th, 2011, 3:15pm
I don't think this is demeaning at all to women. Most people, gals and guys, have experienced times in their lives when it was very hard to sleep. The service offered is not sexual or non-consensual, so what's the problem? The fact that the women admit their weaknesses and help themselves should not be seen as demeaning, but empowering. If I am lonely and want to hang out with people, is it demeaning if I call my friends or acquaintances?
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Really enjoy this manga.   
Rating: N/A
by AgentSanSan
December 28th, 2010, 11:53pm
I don't know about males, but as a female, I don't see the problem. I'm not "nothing" without a man but I sure as hell would like someone I could just sleep side by side with without worries. Sometimes when you're alone and you can't tell anyone about your problems, the presence of another, stranger or no, can do wonders. It's not demeaning to me to admit that there are weaknesses in your life and you could probably use some help.
I think this manga touches a very interesting, yet personal concept. Can't wait to read more. : )
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very interesting   
Rating: 8.3 / 10.0
by yuno19
October 27th, 2010, 7:17pm
that's the only thing coming to my mind as i read this manga page over page. i would like to read more of this!

i don't think this manga is an insult to women, moreover men. read the second paragraph of timemaninjail's comment! i second that!
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lame !!!   
Rating: N/A
by ajcoolim107
October 23rd, 2010, 8:02pm
i don't see this manga striking a cord with either males or females

for females it must feel demeaning
for men its like crushing their pride....u knw what men go thru to woo women and all that is so easily replaced......i mean the point is going through the angst alone after the heartbreak .....else everyone will break up
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Rating: N/A
by TimeManInJail
October 23rd, 2010, 2:56pm
maybe its a cultural thing? Beside the existence of gigolo in shibuya should be more insulting to you but its reality. Why not just accept the fictional idea and follow it. How much damage can someone do with his manga when its optional to read.

Well so far with 2 chapters all in all its giving you a glimpse of a woman who found a way to relieve stress through the idea of a "male pillow". Having him there give the sense of security,comfort,carefree and a moment in time the person is not bound by her daily life.
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Lets wait and see how the story develops   
Rating: N/A
by anup
October 15th, 2010, 8:48pm
Laughing at the previous comment "an insult to women"

YAMAZAKI Sayaka is a woman, so I suppose she knows what she is writing about than some random dude
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