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Yokubou Shounen  
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Consists of a collection of oneshots:

1) A Desire Boy (Yokubou Shounen)
Shinobu Uesugi lives with his mother and two sisters, lacking any kind of male role model. At the age of seven, his family moves into an apartment complex and becomes neighbors with Saguru Matsunae. Saguru soon becomes Shinobu's 'onii-san' that he goes to for advice throughout the years. Shinobu, now seventeen, is clueless about anything involving relationships or his own body and Saguru offers to teach him...

2) Sawaki's Case
Hideya Katsumata and Makoto Sawaki have been friends since entering high school, but Makoto has been hiding his true feelings towards his best friend for all that time. He believes his feelings will forever go unrequited as there's no way Hideya will ever fall in love with another man. When Makoto stumbles across Shinobu and Saguru (from the previous story) kissing, he starts to believe otherwise.

3) Love Snatcher
After getting fired from his job half Japanese Tanaka Tatsuaki drunkenly prays to the moon to take him away, and it does! He's been summoned to a land of shape-shifters to be the bride of Tigure, lord of the tigers. And he's expected to give birth?

4) Love and Reticence (Ai to Chinmoku)
Nearly silent ghost writer Kisa has fallen in love with a small out of the way diner and the delicious food there. But handsome owner-san wants more from Kisa than his patronage.

5) Drowning in Love (Oboreru Kankei)
Yoshino Keiichi's life has gotten a lot more interesting since single father Kayumi Takamasa and his two young children moved in next door. Keiichi's become a mother to the youngsters, but his relationship with their father is much more complex...


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Associated Names
A Desire Boy
Awakening Desires
Obareru Kankei

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.2-4 (end) by Nakama over 11 years ago
v.1 c.1 by Nakama over 12 years ago
c.Oneshot by Nakama over 13 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (367 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.25 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 2nd 2016, 10:26pm PST



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Monthly Pos #852 increased(+173)
3 Month Pos #1279 increased(+210)
6 Month Pos #1615 increased(+166)
Year Pos #1825 decreased(-65)

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On 211 wish lists
On 1447 completed lists
On 22 unfinished lists
On 383 custom lists

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Hhmmm; no. 4: Love and Reticence   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by toastmuncher
April 5th, 2017, 5:46am
Well, this isn’t the first time that I have encountered man(beast?)rape, and sadly it won’t be the last. And, it’s the justification of the rape and Stockholm syndrome that takes places which just makes me want to flip the table. The best story for me was number 4: Love and Reticence (Ai to Chinmoku, (tho I also have some reservations about it) with the rest of them except for 2) Sawaki's Case, being equally terrible in one way or another.
If you are looking for kinkiness then you won’t be disappointed, but in terms of actual story telling number 4 and 2 are the ones of any substance.
The art is standard for Naono Bohra with the muscular but not too bara, and the grittiness of the colouring to show the heavy dark emotion or smutty scenes (maybe the original scans are cleaner?).
What really annoys me is that I actually do understand why this manga has a favorable rating, and even I am tempted to rate it highly on the first read because let’s throw morals outside the window and focus on the story telling individually within the yaoi-universe that is setup this stuff does actually make sense. But, only if one is reading it without an eye to detail. If a bit more attention is paid to the dialogues then the setup does easily crumbles down.
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Love and Reticence is Perfection   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Embracing Madness
August 5th, 2015, 2:54pm
If nothing else, read the fourth chapter. Kisa is possibly the shyest, most adorable protagonist EVER. The way he expressed his feelings to hot restaurant owner was adorable, and the last line killed me with laughter.
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cute and funny   
Rating: N/A
by mrsseien
May 22nd, 2014, 5:26am
I came to love Naono Bohra-sensei after reading this manga. Her art style is hot, the men look like a real men, the sex is crazy hot, the caricatures are hilarious and the stories have a plot... sensei qualified into my favourite-mangaka-list with an amazing speed!
I really like the third (Tigure!!!) and the fifth story
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"I like you more than eggs!" LOL   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by shinobipopcorn
September 26th, 2013, 1:28am
I absolutely love the fourth chapter. It's hilarious and sweet at the same time. I think maybe the author likes eggs herself, because there are a few other egg lovers in her stories (Akakagachi, anyone?).

The title story is nice, though Shinobu bottoming makes it a little pedo-y. Chapter 5 is typical Naono oyaji-uke. I like it when she draws children as extra characters, they always look so cute.
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Honestly though,   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by GrapeCherry
October 11th, 2012, 8:47pm
For as long as I have been a huge fan of Naono Bohra, I just now saw this manga. How could I have missed something so lovely and cute! All the chapters made me gush with enthusiasm; in fact, I was attracted to the manga by the last chapter. Add kids to the mix to spice up the stress of the two main characters and I'm in. Though, I did enjoy the chapter on the supernatural animal characteristic; it was so cute and I wish she would continue that in as a oneshot off somewhere to the side, you know, so I can see the offsprings~ I'm all up for mpreg if Naono Bohra does it~

Honestly though, you are missing out BIG time if you at least glance at the plot. It's shallow and the feelings often go by fast, but we all know the moral here is that the couples are the cutest in the end, cuddling. Some people don't like muscular men, some people don't like her shading; your opinion is opinionated. All I'm saying is...this is a great read as oneshots!
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Cute indeed!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Kinky-Chan
May 15th, 2012, 8:24pm
I kinda liked the last story! The kids are so cuuuuute! My, all of the stories are so interesting! This might be my first time liking Naono Bohra's work after all. Wait, I do like her Three Wolves Mountain work as well. Overall, it's a very cute and nice read! You should give this a try! Really!
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Epic Win   
Rating: N/A
by Sasageru
June 18th, 2011, 2:20pm
Uterus fruit *laugh* poor guy, kittens on the way xD and the last chapter "I like you more than eggs!" roflmao. I love this mangaka's works, her art is perfect and she always somehow managed to make me laugh no matter how serious a story might appear. Another collection of epic short stories.
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