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Tsurukusa no Niwa  
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1-3) Garden Where the Ivy Plants Grow
Summer vacation has started and Yoshiyuki and his cousin, Takaharu are being tutored by Kurushima, who works for Yoshiyuki's brother. Though reluctant at first about having a home tutor, Yoshiyuki starts developing an attraction towards Kurushima. However, there's more to Kurushima than meets the eye...

4) Lies
Kano's father runs away from home leaving him stuck with the debt collector. Will the debt collector turn out to be his worst nightmare or his savior?

5) Box
After Nanao's apartment burns down his older brother insists on him moving in with his family. The problem is his nephew Kei who seems to have an interest in him.

6-7) Conditionally
Fujishiro works at a cleaning agency, every Wednesday he cleans Ikeuchi apartment. Until one day he comes across Ikeuchi passed out on the floor, on that day their relationship made a major change.


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Associated Names
Garden Where the Ivy Plants Grow
Le Jardin de lierre (French)
Michikusa no Niwa
The Garden Where the Climbing Plant Grows

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.7 (end) by Bliss over 7 years ago
v.1 c.6 by Bliss over 7 years ago
v.1 c.5 by Bliss over 7 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.2 / 10.0 (244 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.13 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 29th 2016, 3:53pm PST



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Catalogue Series (Tokyo Mangasha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
DMG (1 Volume - Complete/Digital)

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I see   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Himeowchama
April 22nd, 2017, 6:02am
Sensei's the type of mangaka to leave oneshots with no closure. Which is good, sometimes. Also, she's the type of mangaka to have pitiful ukes and asshole semes, which is annoying. And what the hell is that "rape isn't considered as a bad thing" in the categories? I never really noticed it until it was specified in the categories. See, this is why I hate mangas with rape. It romanticizes rape and it's honestly stupid.

Chapter 6 to 7 was cute!! I wish it was longer bc I reallyyyy wanted to see Fujishiro as top *wink*

I wish I could give separate ratings tho.

... Last updated on April 22nd, 2017, 6:12am
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collection of one shots - a good one   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by kidoraku
May 6th, 2014, 1:26pm
Really nice. I like that most of the stories were disturbing, a little disgraceful, I mean the theme. It makes them unique. I like fresh stories even if they're like that (but after all I think it's also the weak point of this manga, some people don't like this kind of stuff). It was well done, nice read. Pretty art. Characters were seductive, especially they eyes. When I gaze at them It makes me smirk wink Hot sex scenes. There's plot and all you need to enjoy the yaoi manga. Really good as for one shots.

But hmm there are mistakes in the names of characters (chapter 1&2) once it's Yoshiyuki another time Yoshikata - the same person, I'm sure [his brother is Yoshichika] once Takaharu Tsuda and next Ryuusei... annoying, maybe translators made them, not sure... whatever just be careful while reading. I had a really good time ^^
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Yankee-chan
October 31st, 2013, 7:23am
Again the artists drawings are more on the simple, yet that doesn't need to be a bad thing. They are rather clean and clear, having sharp outlines and high similarity, which might some readers appreciate. As for me, it would be nice to see a more charismatic style, but like this it's a common style and acceptable.

The stories are okay, showing many sides of love. They go from unrequiented to incestous and masochistic love. That's not, what I consider as distasteful, but also it's nothing special and quite predictable in the way it has been executed. Anyways, I'm sure this collection is a good choice to kill some time, when you don't want to get too immersed.
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Tsurukusa no Niwa - A nice read for in between   
Rating: N/A
by My-Len
March 28th, 2012, 4:47pm
Many short stories with open ends, which does not bother but I think is apt, even if I would like to have a look at some continuation.
The Art is nice and I like the personalities of the characters. The artist must still hone his drawings.
His characters look too similar, and sometimes you think it's the same person just in a different story, until you find out later, it's a completely different person.

Very nice read, with drawings that go alonge with the storys that isn't really profound which was to be expected of such really short stories. I recommend it.
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Rating: 7.7 / 10.0
by torride
August 16th, 2011, 11:02am
the art is pretty and clean, only that the stories were not at par with my taste -they're very distasteful for me. then again it's my opinion. you might have another.

1st story: consider it a short appetizer for a slashable story between the brothers of the 2nd story. just teasing though.
2nd story: distasteful....why introduce a character who doesn't seem to be the center of the story but another couple instead? this one left a bitter taste in my tongue....really wanna mangle the uke's face.
3rd story: very unrealistic, if you cannot not think out of the box you might like this one, but as for me...
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
letting a stranger at first meeting to fuck you? with consent? with reasons as shallow as letting a stranger fuck you so he'd leave your house? isn't that a bit too much? and then to not feel any queasiness or awkwardness after? oh please.

4th story: cliff hanger. this would be the first one I would've liked but it was a cliff hanger.
5th story: unrealistic. but cute.
6th story: continuation of 4th. somehow, this one is better....but I think something got lost in the translation, well anyways, much better than the first.
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i like   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by whitespade
May 15th, 2011, 2:18am
the story kinda bittersweet, and its somewhat realistic with twisted relationship. me likey the uncle-nephew incest with the nephew being abusive seme.its ambiguous incestuous relationship that get me excited.
the gripe here is that everyone look the same and i dont know wether the the char from previous story or not, making me confused.
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nice art   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by xono
February 25th, 2011, 9:30pm
clean lineart. definitely when you flip through the panels, this is one good art. the story is good but not that great. i even considered it weak. it could have been better but it still worth a read. it's just 1 volume anyway. 1 hour isn't really that long.
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pretty good   
Rating: N/A
by juls91
February 23rd, 2011, 11:20pm
i think the mangaka has better titles but overall is all the same...
art< nocomplaints..
And the stories are ok. Good enough for a short smile hot read
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more please   
Rating: N/A
by _silent_
February 23rd, 2011, 7:05pm
Each story left me wanting more, especially the first one, where it feels incomplete.They were all sort of predictable (except maybe the first one), but was nonetheless interesting. It didn't feel cliche, but refreshing to read.
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