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Kanga na Spoon  
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Borrowing Yoshiaki's words, 'pretentious hippy' describes Kasumi. Inseparable since their school days, Kasumi is an independent and super sexy freeloader that comes and goes from Yoshiaki's room... and his bed... Not only that, there's more to Kasumi than meets the eye...

Ch. 7: Up Up Upside Down! (oneshot)


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Associated Names
Elegant Spoon
Kanga ne Spoon

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v.1 c.7 (end) by Nakama over 14 years ago
v.1 c.6 by Nakama over 14 years ago
v.1 c.4-5 by Nakama over 14 years ago
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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (556 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.11 / 10.0

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Biblos (2006)
Libre Shuppan (2007)

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Don't be fooled by reviews  
by kurosu_yuuki
June 5th, 2016, 7:35pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
This is the classical manga that "had potential". While the story the mangaka wanted to give us is abundantly clear, she didn't succeed in setting the pace like it should have been. It's not nearly as slow as it should have been for that type of story. Just think of this: the more complicated and longer the relationship, the more chapters you need. If it's just boy meets boy, falls in love, it's acceptable to make it quick. Add one complication and it has to be at least twice as long. In their case, the fact they had a long relationship make it impossible to solve it that quickly. If not, why hadn't it been solved in all those years? There has to be a reason why it changed. Why would the characters understand their mutual feelings out of the blue, when they weren't able to during all those years?
To me this manga had a great first chapter and the whole rest of it feels like ending chapters only, rather than a beginning, a middle and an end. Even when we get a glimpse of their past, it's always incomplete, rushed memories.
You can tell if a manga is good (any type of story, really) or if there is something missing by seeing if it answers all of your questions. This one doesn't. Let me give some examples:
- How did they become friends in the first place? They don't seem like they would have anything in common if there wasn't a specific circumstance that made them meet.
- Why did they start having that kind of relationship (sexual)? Just because of a kiss? - which, also, happened out of the blue.
- What happens to that guy that kissed Kasumi and was he in love with him?
- How did they fall in love with each other?
- How come, at the end, they just accepted they were in love, if they didn't say anything about it, no one confessed?
- How did they end up living together?

Also, the characters are a bit underdeveloped. Sure, they seem to have different, unique personalities. But that's because they fit into a mold. Kasumi is the violent, in-denial uke. I feel like the mangaka uses a lot of his violence to get some comedy into the manga - which I personally things takes up the space of some important stuff that could've been going on instead. Yoshiaki is the plain businessman. It seems a bit shallow to me that Yoshiaki wouldn't figure out Kasumi was in love with him even though he kept coming back. If there was an explanation, like "I was just a body for him to have someone to sleep with", it would've been better.

Also, the guy who Kasumi was working with didn't get any story or even a one-shot afterwards, even though it seemed he had a relationship with the model, too. The one-shot at the end is pure comedy, really boring for my tastes, and yet she couldn't write about a strong second character.

Please understand this is not a bad review. It's actually the opposite. I liked this manga, but, as some one who's read more yaoi than anyone can imagine, I think it has a lot of weak points.
Some of the good parts are the beautiful art and the ending, though. I thought it was unique, something I rarely see in yaoi.

... Last updated on June 5th, 2016, 7:40pm
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I like it  
by hotarusasaki
May 15th, 2016, 4:55am
Rating: N/A
The thing I really liked in this manga is that they feel like they are equals. Kasumi has long hair and you could say has a job which doesn't scream masculine, but he still has plenty of times where he's manly and maybe even ups Yashioki. Whereas Yashioki is a "perfect man" but he lets Kasumi push and order him around. I really like gay couples who feel comfortable acting as themselves and see each other as equals.

Also, the art is really nice, they both look really hot! biggrin

The only downpoint is the plot I guess. Tbh this series kind of feels like the extra chapters you get at the end of a series where they show what happens in the future and how they overcome couple arguments.. So there isn't as much plot and character development. Still entertaining to read though.
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I don't hate it  
by OmNom
September 10th, 2013, 2:06pm
Rating: N/A
This was one of the very first works from Ike Reibun that I read and I'm glad it was, because if I had known her through other series I might not have stuck with her for so long. Among all that she's done this is probably the one I like best. While the story might not be too complex, it still left a good impression on me after reading and for me that's what really matters. The outrageous main character didn't bother me also, in fact I dare say it was because of him that everything was glued together in its place nicely and firmly. If I think about it now there really isn't any extravagant detail that the manga offers, yet I have to say it still holds a place somewhere in my heart.
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One of my favourite Ike Reibun manga!  
by raketsuban
March 15th, 2012, 11:35pm
Rating: N/A
Yoshiaki has a charmed life; he’s talented, making good money, and is beloved by his co-workers. His life is perfect but for one thing — that is to say, one person. Kasumi is a flaky freeloader who treats Yoshiaki like his maid and Yoshiaki’s apartment like a hotel. But no matter how ridiculous and selfish Kasumi’s demands, Yoshiaki always gives in to his sort-of-lover.

I’m generally a fan of Ike Reibun’s work, particularly when it’s focused on a relationship not mired in weirdness and kink. That isn’t to say Yoshiaki and Kasumi are normal, or that their relationship isn’t anything other than (comedically) dysfunctional. Kasumi could have easily been a spoilt and unlikeable character, but the way he is oblivious to how much of a pain in the arse he is manages to be appealing somehow. I also liked how he wasn’t a traditional uke pushover: when he loses his tempter, which is often, he almost always leaves his target a bruised and bloodied mess.

Read the rest of my review here:
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by Gattaca88
January 14th, 2012, 5:36pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I thought that both the story and art were gorgeous! They made such a lovely and SEXY couple, and the way the story told their relationship from where they met and where they ended up.....very beautiful and enjoyable. I give it two thumps up.

... Last updated on January 14th, 2012, 5:42pm
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Boring Story, Great Art  
by Dezi
September 19th, 2011, 6:14am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
This one's worth reading because of the art. It was gorgeous! But the story just wasn't my thing. It felt kinda rushed to me. I prefer it a little more slow pace.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Also I thought the whole marriage deal was a little too over the top.
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Really good! (In some ways)  
by sofistree
August 22nd, 2011, 8:45pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
The plot isn't really unique (except that one of the guys randomly takes off sometimes), but it's done in a way that gives it a bit of a freshness even while using an over-used plot. My favorite thing is that neither of them are wilting flowers (if anything, they're too violent with each other - but hey, whatever works for them).

I also loved that they legitimately got married. I've never seen that happen with two guys in a comic book from somewhere like Japan (or China or Korea). It's really great! Their wedding was beautiful! They looked stunning, and it was done in a very non-cliche way, and I'm just glad they did it at all. smile

And I know some people think the whole thing was too over the top, but it was SUPPOSED to be. That's what made it great! Well, one of the things. It's not too out there, just right. It's like an indie movie.

... Last updated on May 19th, 2014, 11:54am
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Not bad  
by Sasageru
May 17th, 2011, 8:16am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
So this story isn't too bad, but its not my favourite. Its generally quite entertaining and pleasing and its smattered with enough humour to give it some momentum. The characters have good chemistry for the most part but sometimes i felt they were just a bit too superficial, theres not much depth to them at times D: however, that said they are entertaining and fun. The art itself is wonderful, and the way the characters are drawn is pretty amazing (one of my favourite uke/seme pairings as far as looks alone go).

The final chapter is an unrelated one shot which is basically a straight forward high school romance. But it has a great moment.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
When the supposed uke suddenly pushes down our wannabe seme i couldn't stop laughing. I love when that happens XD
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They're so hot together  
by jellaaay
January 8th, 2011, 11:29am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I love this so much!! And the plot is so rare. They're accepted by their family, there weren't any of those boring dilemmas. It was like a scoop on a gay couple's daily life. And it's always a pleasure to read about opposite lovers who are so crazy for each other. I love the way they deal with their insecurities..especially the seme. He holds a firm grip on Kasumi, not letting other guys get a chance.
Spoiler (highlight to view)
I love the bathroom scene! It was hilarious when he kicked the other guy out. This type of possessiveness is sweet. Not over bearing. No one gets suffocated. Just the right atittude.
I kept grinning till the very end. It was truly wonderful.

... Last updated on January 8th, 2011, 11:38am
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average. okay for time pass read.  
by Jagara
January 2nd, 2011, 4:50am
Rating: 4.5 / 10.0
Coming from author of some of my favorite titles like bi no isu and hide and seek, may be I was over expecting a little from this but it was disappointing for most part . The art ranges from good to average, and plot is your everyday smut. Nothing special to write home about. If you're looking for quick yaoi fix with the usual stuff and focus on sex, pick it up. The plot's quite boring and borderline awkward at times. I liked the character designs though, both yoshiaki and kasumi look hot.
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