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Katsubou no Manazashi  
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After his mother deserted them, senior high school student, Reo was living together with his mother's stern ex-lover, the very imposing uncle Shuuji. But 2 months ago, as he dropped by his home on his way with a friend one evening, an event occurred that changed their relationship forever.
Since the day his uncle forcibly embraced him, the man demands his body time and again and Reo who has been suffering ever since seeks his close friend Kenta's advice but...

Contains another short story: Pretty After ~ After


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Average: 8 / 10.0 (412 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.9 / 10.0
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June 19th 2016, 10:14am PST



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Wait, While I Bleach My Eyes   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by FeyFujoshi
December 25th, 2017, 11:55am
I wonít say that this is the worst manga that I have ever read because, sadly, I have read worse. And trust me on this, this could have gotten even more worse in so many ways. The high rating honestly baffles me, what is so compelling about this shitty manga? Please do yourself a favour and donít read it. Itís a waste of your precious time.
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Rating: N/A
by Himeowchama
April 3rd, 2017, 10:25pm
Please tell me that the high rating isnt for the first story. The issue isn't honestly about originality. I mean, it could get cliche for all I care. It's just how the story developed that sucked. His stepfather rapes him → love triangle emerges → past story revealed → victim confesses and poof we have the love story of the century!

... Last updated on April 3rd, 2017, 10:34pm
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Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by lifeincircuit
August 6th, 2014, 11:49pm
The first story is one of the most awful I've read. That is abuse. A horrible cycle of abuse. Throw in some victim blaming for extra awful-points and it really added up to something truly vile. I get that manga isn't real life, but it found it really appalling. The other story is not nearly as bad, which is why I'm willing to give it a 4 instead of a 1, but it's nothing memorable. I say, skip the first story unless you don't mind sexual abuse and rape being taken VERY lightly(and not in that usual BL way).

... Last updated on August 6th, 2014, 11:54pm
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didn't like the first story   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by kidoraku
July 21st, 2014, 10:06am
they went overboard with the "smut"... way too much, what a pity, but the second story was funny, well, this manga is nothing outstanding, just plain, regular yaoi with so-so art, there's plenty of much better yaoi AND it's lacking of the plot

the best part of this was ending: - Senpai, I'm not gay! - No... you are gay... A real one.

... Last updated on July 21st, 2014, 10:10am
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love it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by badmoonligh89
July 16th, 2013, 12:44am
the first story. Is different. it shouldn't of ended the way it did. Any other story the Uncle would of been the bad guy yet somehow this story twists it and everything ends up o.k. 2nd story light fluff
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Recommend the Second Story   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by FeyPhantom
July 1st, 2013, 5:23pm
The first story was pretty much a write-off for me. The only thing I really liked about it was the art, but the overall story was pretty cliche and the relationships between the characters needed some work. Plus, avoid it if you're the type to hate rape=love.
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Maybe Shuuji was persuaded the first time by Reo, but he still forced him to have sex from then on to the point that Reo thought of his life like 'hell' (as mentioned in the quote). I usually don't care about the rape=love thing but here it bothered me, probably because the story tries to pass it off as if because Reo wanted it the first time, all subsequent times can't be rape.

The second story, on the other hand, I enjoyed almost completely. It was cute and fluffy.
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The only thing that really bothered me was in the second part where Uehara wouldn't just ask Riku to cut back on the food. I understand not wanting to say that you're worried about your body image, but it's not hard to say that a meal's filling and if he could just cut back on the amount of food. Instead, he actually thinks it's better for him to become fat than to just ask Riku to make less food? There are health implications to being overweight and it seems like such a silly reason to choose to be that way.
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I like it   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by LilyLily
June 16th, 2013, 11:42pm
This manga is quite refreshing. There are twist in the story that are not expected. The first story catch my interest from the very first page till the last. The second story is hilarious. The author's ability to tell a story is excellent. The art is awesome. Overall this is a great manga. I recommend it.
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Rating: 3.5 / 10.0
by MirayAllen
April 22nd, 2013, 12:38pm
About the first story: not worth the reading.

I liked a twist or two, even though the whole Stockholm's Syndrome was pretty predictable from page 2 or 3, which always ticks me off. Not nearly as much, however, as the mother situation: a woman walks in on her (iffy) boyfriend raping her drunk, vulnerable child and freaks out, cries because she has been cheated on, and walks away. And the fact that the boy was drugged to begin with, justifying the "rape" and making it apparently okay, was detestable. It's ridiculous and I almost didn't read because of it.

The art was just so/so and the story felt so rushed I could hardly care for any character at all. And even when the kid gets gang-raped you just kind of shrug. Who cares, really. Kenta (I think that's his name) was the only one I could really think about during that moment. The sneaky son of a.... smart woman..... ahah..

In the end, the romance felt stilted, boring and cliché, partly due to the fact Reo has little to no character development at all, as does his uncle -- but I guess you can always sympathize with a tough, abusive seme when you come across such tasteless ukes. So 3.5.

... Last updated on April 22nd, 2013, 12:43pm
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It was actually nice   
Rating: N/A
by poruholic06
May 15th, 2012, 2:09am
First of all, the art is gorgeous. Can you actually count this one as bara(semi?)? I don't care, actually.

I was never a fan of Stockholm's Syndrome(romantic feelings from rape), but I got a feeling that there's more to it than Shuuji(the uncle) raping the kid. I know rape is unacceptable, but this story shows more than just that. I think it's better than most yaoi manga out there because the love Shuuji has for Reo had a deeper cause, and Reo too, likewise. It was somewhat a refreshing story, regardless of the fact that these kind of themes are always repeated. But,
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I never expected that his friend would betray him... I really expected that Shuuji would be in that particular place in that particular hour. That's yaoi manga for you! :D

The second story was fluffy and cute. I don't think I can say anything more.

... Last updated on May 15th, 2012, 2:11am
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Sky Cross
March 12th, 2012, 5:10am
Maybe the first story isn't all that original, but still well developed and enjoyable. What really made me laugh was the second story though. With the Uke's growth spurt which made him look 'not cute anymore', and the seme geting fat of all the bento.^^
I thought it was so funny and original to play around a bit with the stereotype, perfect appearances of our beloved yaoi characters bigrazz
It was refreshing!
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