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Junai Labyrinth  
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Ogiwara Umi is an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl with an extraordinary older brother. Ogiwara Haruto is an up-and-coming star actor, and everywhere he goes girls call his name. This would be difficult for any little sister, but Umi has it particularly hard ~ she not only has a brother complex, but she’s actually in love with her brother! But perhaps the more important question is ~ does Haruto feel the same?


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Associated Names
วงกตสะกดรัก (Thai)
Jun-ai Labyrinth
Labirin Cinta (Indonesia)
Mê Cung Tình Yêu (Vietnam)
Pure Love Labyrinth

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Latest Release(s)
v.7 c.35 (end) by Shoujo Sense over 2 years ago
v.7 c.34 by Shoujo Sense over 2 years ago
v.7 c.33 by Shoujo Sense over 2 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Complete)

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User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (144 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.74 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 16th 2018, 11:57pm PST



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LaLa (Hakusensha)

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Heart warming   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by LienHoa
February 16th, 2018, 11:45pm
I enjoyed the beginning and the middle part very much. Anyway, the end of this manga is a little unsatisfying. There are too few scenes of the second male lead, he didn't even do a thing to develop his relationship with the heroine. The farthest thing he shows is blushing and heart pounding over her (geez).
Although this story gave me a very cozy and delightful feeling throughout every chapters, but isn't everyone's life is kinda so easy, especially Haru? It's not like I like melodrama or anything but... com'on, he's loved by everyone in his family and even strangers in the streets, he's handsome, he acts well, and then people discover that he also sings so well, and then
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
he became the son of the world most famous singer or something
. Every good thing just flows into him easily.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
1/3 of the story (the last part) is all about singing and lovey dovey of the main couple. Not a word about Reila. haizaa
What I'm long for is the jealousy and the struggle between the 2 male characters. And all they do is chasing after their career.
Anyway, I like how their family don't really make a fuss about fake siblings dating together. The family is also really fun to read about. I like the Grandma. wink !

Art: 7.75
Story: 8
Characters: 7.75

... Last updated on February 16th, 2018, 11:55pm
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Good.... not great but still worth it   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by sinxer
November 13th, 2015, 7:12am
Really liked it don't mind faksest, though I feel as some of the chapters were jumpy or rushed like someone accidentally hit the fast foward button every few chapters. Not saying it jumped around like time skips do more like a few of the chapters had that rushed ending feel to them.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blondieishere223
June 1st, 2015, 2:23pm
It's light-hearted and gives off a nice fluffy feeling. While it's a bit slow in the romance area, the way the characters treat each other definitely shows that they love each other. Not a possessive 'mine mine mine now now now' but an actual caring relationship. I definitely recommend it if you're looking for something that has a tiny bit of angst mixed with comedy.
Main Character Profiles:
Haruto (Haru-chan <3) is a level headed big brother with a sister complex. He never pushes his feeling onto his sister which makes him a favorite of mine. I also liked how he's always serious about his job, he doesn't just leave set to hang out with Umi (which I've seen in multiple mangas.)
Umi is a lively girl who loves to love on her older brother. She's a hard worker with a big heart (unless its to do with Reila).
Reila is the other side of this (slight) love triangle. He's a narcissistic singer/actor who has a rivalry with Haruto. (Don't worry there is character development that reveals there is more to him than meets the eye.)
Now I could go on and talk about the hilarious grandma, the sweet mother, the always-busy-but-funny father, the supporting best friend (of Umi), and the clumsy hard-workers who manage the two stars. But then this review would become too long. Just give it a try and find out for yourself!!

... Last updated on June 1st, 2015, 2:24pm
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i cant hate this manga   
Rating: N/A
by gwkimmy
December 23rd, 2013, 2:01am
despite all the idealized love triangles and impossible situations and occasional cliches, this manga is super cute and enjoyable. umi is a spirited dork with an onii-chan complex and her brother haru is a typical nice guy with an imouto complex. automatically better than all the other "incest" manga i've read since the bro doesnt try to be cruel to his sister even when he knows his feelings are wrong. really lighthearted for such a usually taboo topic!

reila is also a cute dork of a character. i know he's supposed to be the bad boy rival archetype, which makes me roll my eyes endlessly, but he's so adorable. seeing him and haru clash is amusing.
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Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Pinky Poison
August 22nd, 2013, 10:08pm
I decided to read Yuki-sensei's other series since I enjoy Venus wa Kataomoi a whooooooole lot. Hm.. what to say.. I think I've already read this manga once.. but I complely forgot I did. lmao. But it's still a good series though Venus in Love is still her no.1 series in my opinion wink

Hmph, hmph. How could I say that? It's because this series talks a lot bout Haruto's past and also because the slow development in relationship.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I've read up to Volume 6 and seems like nothing interesting has happened... lmao
This manga is kind of cliché too... haha but the story isn't so bad so I'll keep reading it.

... Last updated on August 22nd, 2013, 10:09pm
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Rating: N/A
by lialah
April 8th, 2013, 3:42am
I jumped right into this after reading her other series, Venus wa Kataomoi. Despite it's premise, it's really not that deep or melodramatic. Mostly, it's just lighthearted fun. Her characters are all likeable and there's just enough romance to satisfy a typical shoujo/josei reader. Definately worth it if you've read and enjoyed her other series, Venus wa Kataomoi.

... Last updated on April 8th, 2013, 3:44am
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Rating: N/A
May 3rd, 2010, 8:00am
If I had a brother as hot as Haruto, heh. Well. Overall, it's nice. Pleasant, even. I just hope this won't cop out in the end by having a lame-a s s mind-f u c k of a twister like oh... I don't know... them not really being blood related after all. Or the brother's really a girl. Or he dies. Or the sister decides to become a lesbian to suppress her feelings for him. Or she decides to become a nun in some remote Hungarian hillside yonder. Or they both commit mutual suicide & live a happy life in hell (at least they'll be together!).

Really. I'd give this a try.
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a little sister loves big brother story   
Rating: N/A
by hajnalmadar
November 24th, 2009, 7:40am
Interesting so far, the girl is a bit clumsy and looks younger than her age, but I got used to this typical shoujo girl trait already, it doesn't annoy me as much as it did at the beginning. Since I love to read about taboo love I hope this'll be an incest. Oh, and I hope they come visit Hungary, they're half Japanese half Hungarian after all!wink Now that would make an exciting story.
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