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Nessa no Kusari  
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1-3. Nessa no Kusari
"You sold everything over to me. The first thing Iíll do is make you regret it.Ē Kaidou was an ordinary company employee visiting an Arab country for business. The person he aimed to make a deal with was a desert sheik. With olive skin and blue-green eyes, he turned out to be a beautiful tyrant!! With the knowledge that Kaidou would do anything for his job, the sheik pins him down and forcibly rapes him...?! Including 30 new pages!
- Nakama

3-page extra: Mari and Haine

4. Glass no Suna (Sand of Glass)
After his brotherís death, Aki is summoned to Arabia by his brotherís ex-lover, Prince Shairul. Told he must be compensated for his brotherís sins, Aki realizes there was more to love affair then revealed. Despite his situation, Aki canít help but feel captivated by Prince Shairul eyesÖ
- Blissful Sin

- His Highness and Mari
- Welcome to the Palace of the Sheik!
- The Arabian Tyrant
- Yuki no Suna


Related Series
Honoo no Suna (Prequel)

Associated Names
Chain of Flame
Garasu no Suna
The Chains of the Hot Sand

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.4-5 + Extras (end) by Nakama over 4 years ago
v.1 c.3 by Nakama over 4 years ago
v.1 c.2 by Nakama over 5 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 6.1 / 10.0 (94 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.26 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 29th 2018, 9:46am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Be x Boy Gold (Libre Shuppan)

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Monthly Pos #1654 increased(+141)
3 Month Pos #2930 increased(+263)
6 Month Pos #3365 increased(+1057)
Year Pos #5764 increased(+273)

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Not good... at all (pretty much).   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Nirhtuc
October 16th, 2013, 2:36am
I'm addicted to yaoi, and I can deal with most sub-genres and story elements, but this one was just too... rapey-- just as the other reviewers have said. In some pairings, it was totally ridiculous how quickly the ukes fell for their rapists (one of them was treated extremely horribly and almost immediately felt compassion for his rapist and fell in love with him! What the..!?)! I think this type of yaoi manga are the ones that give yaoi a bad name in the manga community. I can't say I can recommend it, sadly. The only good thing about this manga was the art. Even the pacing was terrible. 3/10
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The passage of time...   
Rating: N/A
by Trifoilum
October 15th, 2013, 10:39pm
...If there is an argument that time and experience can give one a different take of a type of fiction, I will use this as the solid proof.

This type of plot has been there since God knows when, and this particular universe was pretty much built across a long time. And judging within that context, it's.....basically a product of its time-- Garasu no Suna and Honoo no Suna was there since the early 2000s?--

The elements and tropes used was also something that's very.....THAT age. Rape = love, Stockholm Syndrome, etc, etc. These recent years, with a lot of improvements in terms of sexual awareness but sadly also outrageously problematic cases of rape and sexual assaults across the world..... that context and understanding made the comic much less sexier, and more EWWWWW.

Which is not the mangaka's fault, I think; again, more awareness begets a change in enjoying fiction.

I do like BL manga with tanned skins-- and in the smut/romance aspect, I feel the mangaka is doing her job well. Great art, sexy smut scenes, intense romance vibe. People who got their rocks off of these type of fictions would essentially love this manga, not unlike her previous Arabian-set mangas.

But the surrounding aspects were definitely the minuses.

What I would give negative points for would be the exoticizing of Arabian cultures (in particular, the royalties). At best the presentation is boring, lacking variety, and uninspired (seriously, all the semes look and act pretty much the same)-- at worst it's stereotypical and offensive (yes, yes, all Arabian nobility were possessive rapey alpha bastards with a wounded heart).

The mangaka...doesn't exactl stray off the stereotype, which can be a good or bad thing. Here, because the stereotype was based on racially offensive ideas about Arabian culture and its people...I feel it's sort of bad, in terms of storytelling and worldbuilding.
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Better than Honoo no Suna   
Rating: N/A
by shinobipopcorn
August 25th, 2013, 9:24pm
Out of all the princes in Tamaquis' little Arabic fantasy world, Sa'ud is the best looking in my opinion. They're all squarely in the "sexy Arabian prince takes unwilling lover away" stereotype, but what do you expect.

The story is just like all the others, "rape=love", with the justification that Mari is "doing it for his boss" whom he loves. The boss clearly doesn't love him back if he's sending him into the belly of the beast. Though Mari is getting a better deal than Haine or Aki, in that he's not being branded or practically ripped open.
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