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From Storm in Heaven:

Tamiya, a student whose honesty tends to be so blunt that it gets him in trouble, has fallen in love with Shirasaka, a teacher from his school. He's an excellent teacher, very caring and popular among students, but because of his dark past, there seems no hope for Tamiya to win over his heart. In the past, Shirasaka had a relationship with Iogi, his senior on the track team, and they were both in an accident which was Shirasaka's fault. Iogi became seriously injured and was forced to give up his athletic dreams. Since then Iogi has used Shirasaka's guilt to keep him close. Is there any chance for Shirasaka and Tamiya to be together?


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Associated Names
Dear Innocent Heart
Junjyo Karen
Junjyou Karen

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.9 (end) by Storm in Heaven over 11 years ago
v.2 c.8 by Storm in Heaven over 11 years ago
v.2 c.7 by Storm in Heaven over 11 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (261 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.02 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 12th 2014, 10:03am PST



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Chara Selection (Tokuma Shoten)

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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by mangafan321
July 29th, 2008, 9:00pm
I really couldnt stand Shirasaka, i felt bad for the other two characters (Spoilers) this guy is one minute sleeping with one guy, and then all of the sudden for some stupid reason he is sleeping with the other guy, and yet these two guys seem to find it okay to sleep with the same guy, its so disgusting. Sadly, i felt like the two other guys actually did love Shirasaka, i dont know what it was that Shirasaka but i dont think think he truly cared about either one of the two guys, he just seemed like a confused and weak man.
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Rating: N/A
by HeurekaH
October 23rd, 2007, 2:46am
[edit by mod, Warning: Possible spoiler]
I was really unsure about this one. I'm not a huge fan of drama and the description made it sound like your old typical triangle with one guy being use by a mean guy and is saved by the strong prince. But it's not. I REALLY liked the "bad" guy. Thing's aren't the way they seem to be. And of cource they all lived happily ever after!
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The plot might be too dramatic, but the angst works out.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by kute_changmin
April 23rd, 2014, 2:03pm
There is nothing really deep or new in this manga, just the same old love triangle, jealousy, and unrequited love, but the execution is good enough to give me butterflies at the important moments.

Iogi steals the spotlight here
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
sadly, he ends up being forever alone
His character is the most dynamic and interesting (which explains why both the sequel and prequel of this manga are all about him). You can also read Koi no Tsumeato (written by the same mangaka), where the character who resembles him gets a better ending.

... Last updated on April 23rd, 2014, 2:10pm
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I like it, but it totally doesn't seem...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by nowyat
August 14th, 2011, 11:01pm
like it's written by this author. At first, I thought it was written by Umetarou, who I really like, and had to double-check a few times before I believed it. The pretty art and angsty plot line are so similar. But I love the story. I'll go read everything by this author again, in a new light now. Sorry for the weird opinion, I just had to vent. wink P.S. I don't understand why everyone wants him to be with the actor. That guy didn't care about his happiness at all, blackmailed him repeatedly and damaged his psyche.

... Last updated on August 14th, 2011, 11:56pm
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
March 2nd, 2008, 11:30pm
The art is unbelivable great and the story is good, but boy is it DRAMATIC. Unless you are prepared to hate or get upset with one particular character and have a few drops of sweat with the anticipation towards the end this may be a tough one.
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It was good!   
Rating: N/A
by LovelyMocochang
March 21st, 2011, 3:33am
I liked it(: This manga gave me that 'pang' feeling in my chest. I love that feeling!
It's definetly a must if you like to see a good love triangle. Or unrequited love. smile
Possible Spoler:
Spoiler (highlight to view)
But I wonder if sensei came out with a sequel regarding Logi.
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uke-looking semes....   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Qinni
July 5th, 2008, 9:08pm
...are really not my thing v_v;

......seriously D: i realized after reading this. so honestly, if you like semes that look shorter and are brattier than the uke, this is for you, i guess =3~ but i honestly liked the other guy in the triangle better.
....a bit too dramatic for me, i felt really, REALLY sorry for the guy left behind in the end. i think the artist/author should've given him someone in the end, because he deserves one v_v;~
although i loved the art style, i can't say it's one of those mangas i'd read again.

ps. this artist has a LOT of better BL mangas besides this one xD;~ for those who's never read her stuff =3~
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Pretty good...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by wiskiz
December 22nd, 2007, 7:36pm
This is a rather nice story... But I was kinda hoping for a better development between Iogi and Shirasaka... the plot's tight and the story's interesting... this one's a page turner and i finish it all in day...
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Hate it!   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by aiish
June 3rd, 2016, 6:11am
I was into it for a bit until the uke totally annoyed the heck outta me and I just didn't believe in the love between him and his student and godddd I was totally fed up with the yoyo type relationship that I just skipped to the end. Honestly, even though unhealthy, the relationship between him and his Senpai was more interesting and real, but ughhh sensei just annoyed me! 4/10 for trying, bleh! I agree with mangafan321.

... Last updated on June 3rd, 2016, 6:12am
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Got me...   
Rating: N/A
by Lovey-Dovey
June 1st, 2014, 6:28am
This was one of the manga, where I wasn't too sure how the triangle is going to work out..So kind of suprised that it turn out how it tourn out... sad( 'cuz I am so in love with Logi. sad(
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