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Toshishita no Ryuugi  
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Yuusuke and Atsushi are brothers by their parents remarriage. They haven't seen each other since Yuusuke moved to Tokyo for university. And now Atsushi is doing the same, moving in with Yuusuke for his university studies.

Three years can bring a lot of changes in someone. Atsushi has matured, gotten taller and also much colder. How will Yuusuke bridged the distance that have grown?


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Associated Names
Комплекс младшего брата (Russian)
Aussi cool que lui (French)
Cool as you (Germany)
Tan cool como él (Spanish)

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.10 + Extra by Dangerous Pleasure & Nakama over 4 years ago
v.2 c.8-9 by Dangerous Pleasure & Nakama over 4 years ago
v.2 c.7 by Dangerous Pleasure & Nakama over 5 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (384 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.89 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 14th 2015, 6:52pm PST



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Chara (Tokuma Shoten)

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xono
May 23rd, 2010, 8:50pm
I can't get enough reading this even only chap 1 was released by Nakama and DP. I read it many times. The story started nicely and sparks interesting premise between step brothers. The art is no doubt gorgeous and emotions are conveyed perfectly.
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Great story & Stunning artwork   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by phoenixenflame
April 21st, 2011, 11:33am
This is one of my favorite manga e-v-e-r. It's hard to pinpoint why, but the feelings are conveyed perfectly and the artwork is absolutely beautiful. It is a little angsty, but I love that too. I recommend this absolutely =)
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by mtmt1311
May 12th, 2013, 1:52pm
The whole series, the uke swing back and forth, back and forth. The poor seme keeps waiting and waiting. Not to mention the annoying undeveloped third party. At the very end, the author got tired and let the uke became strong. The story offers no solution, they are still blood-related, risk of scandals, seme doesnt have chance in his basketball career. If anything happened, its just the seme suffered mental breakdown and looked bad in front of the coaches. LOL
Gonna give credit for the art though.
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I went BLIND!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sky Cross
April 3rd, 2012, 3:37pm
I went blind reading this. The story is very good and well developed if it isn't all too original. Emotions are strong and visible, with enough depth for it not to feel boring and useless like some yaoi I come accross these days. So yes all that is very good on it's own to make a nice and enjoyable read... but OMFG the art is drop-dead gorgeous O_O. It's even better than the other works of this mangaka that I read. It's woow, up there with the very best.

I think I'd even read it if the story was crap, just to see the art. But thank god all the rest is good too, which makes it a great read. Absolutely recomended!!

By the way, I'm a sucker for super dedicated lovers, so if you are too, you'll enjoy it. ^^

... Last updated on April 3rd, 2012, 4:06pm
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Boring and Unrealistic   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by hotarusasaki
June 21st, 2014, 3:25am
The only thing good about this manga I suppose was it's art and that the characters looked cool. Disliked everything else and was happy when I finally finished it and could stop reading such bad plot.
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good drama build up   
Rating: 7.9 / 10.0
by torride
September 4th, 2013, 10:19am
very good build up but ending is abrupt, the drama was good but the ending felt like the author had to rush things and packed the conclusion in one chapter without tying the loose ends nicely.
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Kinda dissapointed   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Erizu
March 4th, 2013, 4:37am
I usually really love Maruya Kae's work, but Toshishita no Ryuugi didn't really sit with me. I'm giving it 7 solely because of the art, otherwise it would get 6 at max.

But contrary to Kinky-chan I felt that the first volume was boring and not even the gorgeous art could keep me interested. So I put it on hold and waited for the whole thing to be translated. I actually had to convince myself to pick it up again.

It got more interesting in the second and third volume.... It's not original by any standards, but it's well developed and it seemed to me that, compared to almost all shounen ai/shoujo manga I've ever read, Yuusuke's acted almost reasonably in that situation (of course he felt hesitant, who wouldn't?) and he wasn't super annoying, moping and crying the whole time.

BUT. The end was a let down. It was like going at full speed and then suddenly stopping.

EDIT: When I look back, I have to lower the rating to 4, because... yeah, it's sub-standard.

... Last updated on October 2nd, 2015, 6:34am
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by AilyAdams
November 5th, 2012, 8:27am
I feel cheated. This story was so great, from chapter 1 up to the very end, and then it ended, just like that. Give me a break?

That ending took one point off the rating.
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May contain spoilers...?   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Mochi__x
September 17th, 2012, 3:49pm
I'm loving this so far! The plot itself is great with a wonderful pace and very endearing characters. If you're looking for a quick fix of fluff then this isn't quite it, because so far (up to chapter 15) there's never been a completely steady moment for this couple. But having said that it won't make you want to rip your hair out and scream at them to hurry up, instead you'll just cross your fingers and hope for the best.
The love they have for each other is very deep and sweet; for one of them it's been a very long one-sided love, and for the other it was a slow realization. They're both so loyal and dedicated to each other <3 Although neither of them are really aware of how the other feels which causes misunderstandings and such. While it would be easier if they just honestly spoke to each other about all their worries, I can understand why Yuusuke is hesitant. He wants to do what's best for Atsushi no matter what, and this creates a lot of inner conflict for him. Plus it doesn't help that Itou is always meddling >.<
Normally I get tired of stories that have this many problems but for some reason I just can't put this one down. The main characters are so loveable, and I've come to really like Mike as well - his thought about becoming Atsushi's onii-san was great ^^
Also I just love the intimate scenes. It isn't at all rushed or forced like in most yaoi, it builds up gradually from kissing then eventually up to sex quite a few chapters later. -- Which isn't too good if you're looking for lots of smut, but it's still hot as it shows how desperate they are for each other even if they don't go all the way.
All in all, I love this manga ^^ It's held my interest from the start and I can't wait for the next installment~

EDIT: I've now finished this manga and I agree with what some others have said, the final chapter was a bit of a letdown. While it was a happy end, it just wasn't enough... I had been expecting a bit more but hey. So because of the slightly disappointing end i'm going to change my rating from a 10 down to a 9. It's still a wonderful manga and i'd still recommend it though ^_^

... Last updated on December 9th, 2012, 3:10pm
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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by sofistree
December 27th, 2011, 11:27am
I wanted to like the main characters, but Yusuke was so wishy-washy that it made me a bit nuts (which is too bad, because he had some potential to be interesting as a character). And Atsushi was very... young. And ridiculously possessive (he didn't even want anyone else TOuCHING

Mike was funny, and Ito and the managers were okay.

All in all, pretty typical of a yaoi manga.

There wasn't any rape, which is nice, though. (Just the weird thing where Yusuke was like, maybe I should stop, and then 'can't' make himself).

Also, a lot of the translation was very awkward and sometimes unintelligable in some of the chapters.

And Atsushi kept telling everyone he didn't want to study abroad, but then after they all but press-ganged him into doing it, they were shocked when he was unhappy and unsettled. Not such a mystery, idiots.

It dragged on forever, it felt like. It wasn't interesting enough to be that long.

... Last updated on September 18th, 2014, 7:35pm
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