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Dear Green: Hitomi no Ounowa  
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Volume 1:
1-5) Hitomi no Ounowa
Eight years ago, Yajima and Outomi met in high school, through Ryouko, Yajima's best female friend and Outomi's girlfriend at the time. Ryouko remained in their home town, but Yajima and Outomi moved to Tokyo and remained close friends through university, and after Yajima dropped out. Yajima feels comfortable with Outomi -- unlike with his girlfriend. Then one day Outomi kisses another guy just to see what it would feel like, and Yajima gets agitated beyond what seems reasonable for even a close friendship.

Side story - xx Happier
Feeling down in the dumps, Narusawa Atsuki goes for a walk and runs into fellow university mate Tsutsui Ryouji. Thinking that he is also down on his luck, he invites him for a drink.

Volume 2:
6-11) Hitomi no Ounowa
Yajima is upset that Otoumi got smashed with Uchiyama.

Stalking Baby
The last thing that the son of the owner of an eatery expects when he confronts a youth that has been stalking him is a confession.
The Direction of Desire
The feelings regarding the kiss shared between Otoumi and Uchiyama from the latter's view.

Volume 3:
12) Yajima picks himself up after the snubbing from Otoumi. He tries to show that he means what he said.

13) Yajima starts his new job at the cafe near Otoumi's place.

14) Otoumi runs into Ryoko when he goes to attend his sister's wedding.

15) Yajima waits anxiously for Otoumi's return from his sister's wedding. With time on his hands, he starts to ponder about his growing feelings for Otoumi.

16) Otoumi and Yajima go shopping for a mobile phone and run into Miura and her friend that was interested in Otoumi.

17) It has been 3 years since Yajima started working at the cafe near Otoumi's place, and he starts thinking about opening his own cafe. Just at that time, Otoumi comes across a very attractive ad for a shop-house.

18-21) We catch up to Otoumi and Yajima in the present time as seen in Dear Green, and events continue on shortly after that.


Related Series
Dear Green (Sequel)

Associated Names
ディア・グリーン 瞳の追うのは
À la recherche de ton regard (French)
Dear Green: Hitomi no Onowa
Hitomi no Ounowa
Hitomi no ounowa (dear green)

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.21 (end) by Bliss over 7 years ago
v.3 c.20 by Bliss over 7 years ago
v.3 c.19 by Bliss over 7 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (462 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.56 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 12th 2016, 5:57am PST



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Rutile (Gentousha)
Rutile Sweet (Gentousha)

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Good but   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by hirukayuki01
November 26th, 2016, 6:29am
It's good but in my opinion, the ratings are a bit misleading. I don't usually check te ratings but caught a glimpse of it accidentally so I obviously got my expectations high. It was kind of a let down for me. It's realistic in some sense but it's also very predictable. It's not something fresh that I would even stay to read. I just finished it but the ratings did not match my entire experience reading this. It's good and has it own charms but it doesn't deserve the high ratings.
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I feel betrayed   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Elaf-94
August 12th, 2016, 6:41am
Well, this read was calming and drama free for the most part. The thing is I read this manga before its said "sequel" which was published in 2003, being oblivious to that, some scenes confused the hella outta me. I was most concerned with the timeline, calculating their months together and putting events chronologically in order, yet somethings seemed to jumb out of the blue, like this particular important event (AKA. Moving together) was totally skipped, the chapter starts where they are magically living together "dafaaaa?" "when did this happen?" "Perhaps there were some pages missing" "let's bust my ass looking for the raws" and guess what, jack squat! Nada! It turns out these particular event (and many more) took place in Dear Green (2003).. so I highly recommend to read the sequel before reading this. If it wasn't for that assumption "people surly read my previous book so let's ignore warning them and missing their heads with unreasonable time skips" I would give this series a solid 8.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Namiya
December 27th, 2012, 6:19pm
This 3 volume series is one of those boys love manga that you just should have read!
It's got a solid, well paced story, very likable, human characters that feel real, and great art.
I was hooked right from the first page to the last, and wouldn't mind it being even longer.
This story has about everything you could want from boys love!
It has tragic moments that make you want to cry, as well as happy ones that make you smile, and a general feel-good story which still is not all rose-colored but instead feels realistic, like it could be happening somewhere right now.
The characters are simply great, lovable and it's easy to understand all their thoughts and worries.
Also sensei's art skill is very high and while not as clean as Yamane Ayano and such, it's still beautiful and I haven't noticed any anatomy errors at all (which a lot of popular mangaka still have!).

All in all, I'd recommend this to absolutely everybody, especially people who want a simple and sweet love story between two friends and follow their path in life, their struggle with their own feelings and how they end up.

If you are like me, and you love stories that develop slower, where you can get to know and love the characters and they do not just jump right into it, but instead you get to anticipate every single moment when something might finally happen between them, then you'll enjoy this!

... Last updated on December 27th, 2012, 6:21pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by poisonousrose1517
March 20th, 2012, 11:21pm
This isnt one of those yaoi mangas where the couple gets together in one of the first few chapters... Loving someone of the same sex its not something that most straight people accept so fast and easily...

It takes a while to actually get to the actual relationship... And they dont get straight to the sex once they actually decide to be together... If you want graphic sex, you are not gonna get it in this manga... But its especially good in the end where in my opinion, is most romantic smile

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A very natural love story.   
Rating: N/A
by mahanxi
January 12th, 2012, 12:08am
This manga was really refreshing in that it avoided most of the usual yaoi cliches, including exaggeratedly femmy men (HATE that), illogical love triangles, and idiot girls. I can't say that any of the characters are outstanding, but they are portrayed as normal people very well, with more or less genuine behaviors and reactions. The plot is a little unexciting, but this is a nice read for a peaceful evening. If you're looking for smut, this isn't for you, but if you want a decently-paced romance, then certainly, try this one out.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Serendipity_
December 9th, 2011, 4:39pm
Definitly a slow-phased yaoi, although I wouldn´t want to call it yaoi because it´s basically no graphic sex or that much sex-scenes at all. I liked the plot, but 3 volumes was a bit long, I started to get bored at volume 2. The art was so-so, not good but not necessairly bad either.

What I liked the most was probably the characters, the uke wasn´t typically weak, girly or overemotional. They both gave me the feeling of equals, wich is a rare thing when it comes to yaoi-manga these days.

If you want a realistic, sweet and Slife-of-life kinda story, then you should definitly read this.

... Last updated on December 9th, 2011, 4:40pm
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Just wonderful.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sophie0
September 25th, 2011, 10:45am
There is nothing I don't love about this series. It's not only one of my favourite manga, it's also in my top five of favourite love stories.
This was one of the first manga by Fujiyama Hyouto that I've read, and now that I've read more by her I know that she is really good at taking her time and letting the story unfold slowly. Every time I reread this I'm taken aback by how realistic this feels, and by the way she can say so much with just a look, or a small gesture, between the characters.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sofistree
August 21st, 2011, 1:39pm
This one's unique! I love that the two guys met because of a mutual friend/girlfriend. And that all three are still friends even 5 years later.

The translation was good, the cleaner did a great job, the uke wasn't terrified of sex and the seme wasn't insanely controlling. The dialog is great, the emotions are amazing, and the story is well done. In my book, that's awesome.

By the end of it, I was in love with them both. <3

... Last updated on January 9th, 2014, 4:01pm
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au naturale?   
Rating: N/A
by keyracunan
August 2nd, 2011, 11:40am
if you've read too much dramatic/fantasy BL, then you might like this as a refreshment, because the story is very realistic and very 'your everyday life'.......... or not. Uhm well, because unlike in opposite-sex relationship, in reality same-sex relationships dont usually progress that slow. But oh well I leave that to your opinion and life experience.

Anyway, in my personal opinion the story is adorable, but not the kind of series I'd read any day or over and over - it's a story that's enjoyable to read, but I still can postponed it to read other series... it didnt leave a sense of "OMG DYING TO READ NEXT CHAP" to me, I havent finished the last 3-4 chapters until now.
But then again, whether you'll like it or not really depends on the mood you're in and what BL mangas you read before. I'm not agree that liking/not liking realistic BL has anything to do with maturity. In my case I feel like needing more sparks and adrenaline as I age, that I'm not into everyday-BL as much as I was years ago.

... Last updated on August 2nd, 2011, 12:11pm
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I really like this.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by balletbunhead20
July 9th, 2011, 2:23pm
As others have said, I really like the simplicity in this manga. There is no overly dramatic blushing, or falling down a flight of stairs-into-lovers-arms, but the connection between the two runs deep and I found myself smiling at many points during the story.

I definitely recommend this manga!!
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