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My Life with You  
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From Fantasyshrine:

Scientist Eric Stuart has been kidnapped! To rescue him, Steve McDaniel, an elite soldier, must infiltrate the enemy's fortress, find the kidnapped scientist, and bring him home.

"I'll protect you with my life!"

After hearing such a solemn promise, Eric couldn't help but fall for Steveā€¦


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v.1 c.Extra by Fantasyshrine over 11 years ago
v.1 c.2-3 + Extra (end) by Fantasyshrine over 11 years ago
v.1 c.1 by Fantasyshrine over 12 years ago
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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (334 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.05 / 10.0

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March 6th 2021, 10:32am PST



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A beautiful love with unusual story pacing  
by bunny-blu
January 15th, 2021, 6:57am
Rating: N/A
I really love this manga. I hadn't read it for a long time so I forgot the character's names, then I realized Steve McDaniel might have been inspired by Hawaii 5-0 (McDanno) and I thought it was really cool! Sensei's art is drop dead gorgeous as always. Thank you so much for all your hard work to scanlate it. <3
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Well... it sure could have been better.  
by nausicaa70
April 19th, 2017, 9:40am
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
The art is amazing ! So clean, so detailed, so smooth... perfect to my tastes !!
On another hand the story is seriously lacking...

Truth is the summary REEEEEALLY didn't appeal me. It seemed annoyingly shallow and stupid... But I still gave it a shot for the potential angst.

I expected the whole manga to be based on the rescue plan but it wasn't the case. At all. More like we don't care at all about the rescue plan because it actually lasted 5 fucking pages. So no angst here. (That's what I came here for but there wasn't any... *cries*)
On another hand the author tried to develop a whole plot. It seemed promising and unconventional (for a BL) so i must admit I was rather hyped. But all in all it was just a huge pile of wasted potential. Ugh so frustrating !!

Firstly, the pacing is all over the place. The time lapses are badly handled and the story either moves on too fast or too slow. Moreover, although the romance turned out rather interesting, it was terribly cheesy. Plus the uke turned out too effeminate for me : getting jealous for no reason, being so ridiculous and whiny (was he actually a shoujo heroine in disguise ?). And I still don't understand why he chose to play hard to get after his feelings got reciprocated..? The drama was way too far-fetched for me. It felt soooo forced omg... x/
Lastly, the plot was unsatisfying and didn't even get any real conclusion. It was too undeveloped disappointing.

Some moments were good though ! For example, I really like that quote : "Actually feeling defeated isn't the end of the world. Feeling "meaningless" is. It's like fighting a war you don't believe in. It's despairing."
But yeah all in all I can't say I really enjoyed it. Missed potential. A waste. I'm frustrated because it could have seriously been great but unfortunately it wasn't... I'm glad I gave it a chance though cause the art is so freaking pretty *__*

... Last updated on April 19th, 2017, 9:50am
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by hotarusasaki
December 4th, 2014, 4:14pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
I loved the art and basically everything, the plot and the characters etc. I don't like the huge lot of time skips and perhaps it could've been better if it was told in a more chronological way and longer. However, everything else was fine and touching. I quite liked it!
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by F0rcefi3ld
July 19th, 2014, 9:07pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
The summary didn't do much for me and the only reason I went ahead and read this was all the positive comments I came across. There's not much to hate (except if you really want to pick at it). I don't actually like to read mangas with such a realistically serious undertone and backstory, but I survived because of all he cute parts. Eric and Steve can say the cheesiest things so easily and I guess that's kind of a setback.
ps, men in whatever kind of uniforms are so hot

... Last updated on July 19th, 2014, 9:09pm
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by gwkimmy
April 6th, 2013, 10:22am
Rating: N/A
the plot was kinda useless; for the first time ever in a military-ish manga i wanted less politics and more romance. not that the romance was super stellar; the character's motivations were far-fetched at times and were much too driven by inexplicable emotional whims. the art, however, is top notch and the smut is pretty hot. freaking sexy military uniforms, 10/10
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Sexy, sweet, and a bit satirical  
by supmaguire
July 15th, 2012, 8:48am
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
Lol ok so I agree that the manga is sometimes cringingly pseudo-American, but doesn't that make it more interesting to read? I was cracking up reading it b/c I think the mangaka intended it to be a little bit of a satire--like the needle necklace thing? Oh my goodnesss--you KNOW that's what you see in all of those crazy action movies. As an American, it was interesting to see how the Japanese mangaka views the military lol

BUT from the viewpoint of a fujoshi, it was pretty hot haha and the story is cute. The characters are funny, and that sexy man is in a special ops uniform which was a serious turn on *wiiiiinks*
Yeah, this is not supernal mind-changing manga, but it's definitely a fun ride!
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Where were u all my life!!??  
by mimi639
April 17th, 2012, 6:32pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
OMGG!!!! PERFECT PERFECT!! adorable and Smexyy!!!1
and did i mention that Steve it's my ideal of a man? well.. i want one EXACTLY LIKE HIM!! 4 mee! smile
one in every color! LOL, MUST HAVE IT!
loveeed him!
summing up: drawing:1000 plot: 100 characters:100000000!!!!! PERFECT!!
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Not bad...  
by VampireBanana
August 11th, 2011, 2:56pm
Rating: 7.2 / 10.0
It's kinda action-packed and lots of details are thrown into the writing for certain intrigue. I can't vouch for the accuracy of the writing but well, it's very common for action manga to throw in all sorts of names, even if the functions of said groups and organisations diverge from reality. Still, it's fun to read. A shame the story was ended just like that.

Btw, this manga is as realistic as most of those action movies and books are, haha. There's no way conspiracies, evil organisations, justice enforcers, mercenaries, paramilitary groups, etc. could exist in such abundance. And yep, it's probably as realistic about America, as most Hollywood movies are about Asia or even about America(especially when Southern people sound more like total rednecks or savages).

The characterisation is just okay... it's not always that consistent, I guess but it's decent enough for me. The characters are rather emotional and the plot has a very Asian soap-opera feel. Many of the dramatic moments remind me of their tendency to rack up the drama and toy with the viewers' emotions, in order to leave a strong impression. Some probably dislike it though and see such writing as "cheap". And as for Eric's guilt about the usage of weaponry, I found it quite realistic 'cos I know an engineer who creates bullets, guns and other sort of weaponry and machines for the military. She was filled with lots of guilt when she saw her own creations being used on the battlefield and it took a long while for that guilt to surface. Yet as a researcher and engineer, she still continues for her interest in science. Same for many of her colleagues.

I did wish the characters were a bit more masculine but oh well.
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oi vey  
by pleochroic
March 28th, 2011, 8:24pm
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
the art is fabulous, but the story is so pseudo-american and over-the-top melodramatic that i kept laughing out loud at moments when i am sure i was supposed to swoon from the "depth that is barely expressible". and that's just the first chapter. i am not sure i can convince myself to read more, because it's painful.

well, onward. we must suffer for our art. eric, who is supposedly full of wisdom and inner peace, blows his top and goes emo on steve at the slightest provocation, including jealous fits while in the process of a mission -- he's a thinly disguised girly-girl. steve, who has enough testosterone for both of them, oscillates between "we are in this together, for our country" and "i'm in this alone for my own reasons" flippity-flop back and forth, and during the "i'm in this alone" phase disappears without much ado from the side of his supposed loved one for 2 years to off ouroboros members all on his lonesome. after he's back in ch3 he gets all upset and flops back because ouroboros killed a bunch of innocent people in his presence -- this is supposedly a hardened special agent, well familiar with terrorist organisations, has been on countless missions, and NOW he gets upset? what about all the innocent people who died before? they didn't register on his conscience?

*gah*, i gotta stop; this is just too ridiculous. no, wait -- there's just a 4 koma extra left. WTF? what happened to the story? we have some lovey-dovey interaction at the end of ch3, and that's it? all this setup for nothing? i can find no continuation anywhere. well, that's good; at least i actually finished it and don't have to feel guilty about giving it a bad rating. 2 points for the art, 1 point for at least attempting to tell a story that's not typical for BL.

... Last updated on March 28th, 2011, 8:33pm
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by grml
January 28th, 2011, 7:30am
Rating: N/A
BL manga usually doesn't have the best script but this one kept me going "wat" then and "wat" again. I'm pretty sure it's the fault of Tsurugi and not the fault of Fantasy Shrine-- no matter how you word them, some of the lines here were just ridiculous. I also don't believe this is how Tsurugi usually is, because I've read and was impressed with her other works, especially her FFVIII doujinshi. I think Tsurugi's desire to make this story what she perceived to be 'American' (with a homosexual twist!) was what made this manga so terrible. My Life With You is a rarity in Japanese manga but the schlick will be familiar to you if you've mainstream Hollywood blockbuster cinema at all, so prepare to be disappointed. This manga is very much a Michael Bay movie. Starring, idk, Ethan Hunt from Mission Impossible. And Otacon.

On a lighter note, the art is absolutely amazing and kept me reading the whole way through regardless of the amount of times I laughed out loud at the speech bubbles. And despite my many complaints, this work is still a mile ahead most BL manga.

... Last updated on January 28th, 2011, 7:37am
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