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Sorenari ni Shinken nandesu.  
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Oosawa had known Yoshioka for a long time... As his customer, Yoshioka came in and out of the shop with different boyfriends all the time. He thought he knew fully well what kind of man Yoshioka was. But when tragedy hit Chizu, his one and only daughter... and his capability as a single father was questioned... Yoshioka came out of nowhere and offered help. Slowly but surely, Oosawa learned that the man he despised was very different than what he appeared to be!


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Associated Names
Amour sincère (French)
I'm Serious in My Own Way
Only Serious About You
Sorenari ni Shinken nan desu
Sorenari ni Shinken nandesu
Trau dich (German)

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v.2 c.Extras 3-4 (end) by Shinmakoku Scanlations over 10 years ago
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Juné (2 Volumes - Completed/Print)

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my summary  
by miko7chan
July 17th, 2020, 7:42am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
story - 9.5
characters - 9
sex - 7.5
art - 7.5
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One of the best!!,  
by Kurarara
May 16th, 2017, 8:18am
Rating: N/A
Aaaah! The romance is JUST my cup of tea. Not overly exaggerated, yet still romantic. No dubious consent, and there is no selfish love, where yiu guilt-trip the other person to sleep with you. It is such a genuine love! And it is sooooo sweet!!! Read it!!,
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by Minischew
January 4th, 2016, 1:34am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I searched Comedy + Yaoi and this popped up on top, and I am so happy. This is my second favorite manga; it deserves that high rating.

Comedy? Well obviously, check.
Fluff? Double check.
Chizu? Chizu? Chizu is so precious, I s2fg.

The thing about this manga that I loved was that its balance was... just so right. It had a dose of drama, but at the same time, it generally kept to a lighthearted mood while neatly building character development.

Of course, I'll admit that sometimes, the plot seems somewhat contrived...

(Slight spoilers)
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I agree that it was a bit frustrating that the characters all had to go through colds in order to open up to one another. I wish the author had been a little more creative on that front.

However, I don't think the colds were enough to detract from the manga. First, it's somewhat understandable that the characters get colds; one person came down with it, and spread it throughout the household. I've had that happen in my family before... it really was not a pleasant experience. The only difference was that we simultaneously got colds (in that it spread to my parents before I fully recovered), whereas in this manga, each person "rotated" it, lmao.

Secondly, I prefer the cold as a story vehicle over other alternatives, such as unnecessary jealousy or miscommunication. Of course, this story had a bit of both, but they weren't crucial (i.e. directly related) to the plot. And the thing is, this manga could have easily taken that route; for instance, the ex-boyfriend that came back could have been more persistent. And that would have ruined the manga...

So although this manga has a noticeable flaw, I'm still willing to overlook it and give it a 10.

With that, let me go reread it.
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by rae2blue
May 13th, 2015, 6:17pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
A story that seems simple but actually is very touching with small pockets of depth with the way the family connects and develops. There's character growth, chemistry and just adorable moments as the story progresses.
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A love that develops along the way.  
by F0rcefi3ld
August 1st, 2014, 10:43pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
Sometimes, I get tired of love at first sight or love that develops as soon as one of them expresses interests. This manga is an example of some cliches done right. For instance, the seme is a player. Well, he isn't a jerk and he actually has a backstory that helps give his character some depth. Another instance, a lot of characters catch a fever/cold, but it forces the plot along. Or another instance, an insecure uke in need of someone to depend on. Well, the uke is definitely not a weak "heroine." Another thumbs up is the fact that the straight uke didn't jump into a homosexual relationship right away.

The relationship is between two ADULT MEN, and this really is the charm of the story (there's no natural airhead baby to look after). The tone of the manga was sweet, but not overly sugary or fluffy. The angst was just right with no unnecessary drama.
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by addicted2u
March 25th, 2014, 3:23am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Absolutely loved the character development in this manga, and the different ways you would come to perceive Yoshioka-san if you had encountered him in Yachin Hanbun no Ibasho desu.

I love how we get to understand him and the reason for his behaviour, along with how completely devoted he becomes.
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by sandyatthebeach1
October 20th, 2013, 6:17pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Definitely one that sticks in my mind- I've read God knows how much yaoi, but this one I can still remember really well. I can't exactly put my finger on it, but the emotions just seem so honest in this one. It's not smutty or sex-based, but the relationship between Oosawa and Yoshioka is genuine and sweet, and I just love them and Chizu so much! I recommend it biggrin
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Chizu <3  
by MirayAllen
September 17th, 2013, 3:41pm
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
Little Chizu was so absolutely cute, and smart too. Even though she didn't play much of a part in the first half of the story (not directly, that is) I loved those side moments she had whenever Yoshioka and Oosawa were a little too close, so to speak. Let's face it. A kid who just blindly and all excitedly accepts that his father his being wooed by another male is not a very insightful kid, ahah. Society is not quiet there yet. The intrigued and yet innocent way she would react to such words like "love" or "kiss" was really well done, I think. And overall she was just so sweet, what's there not to like? My favourite character, for sure :3

I think this is one of those rare stories where the sex scenes don't make the least difference. I was already into their relationship way before sex was even close to being involved. However, to be honest I found the chosen plot devise a little repetitive and not that new either:

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The girl gets a cold, then the father gets a cold, then the host gets the cold... seriously? Ahah

Still, I cared about these characters enough to keep on reading. Well, Oosawa annoyed me a bit but most ukes out there do so I leave this one pass... I really liked Yoshi though. And his relationship with Chizu was so cute, loved all of it smile

I'll give this one a 7.5. Very nice read.
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Slow Romance all the way!  
by 14FragmentsOfLight
September 9th, 2012, 12:31am
Rating: N/A
I must admit this is one is my favorite Asou Kai manga. It's cute because of the characters' subtle and growing feelings for each other. I also find the lemon good! Nothing like a romantic lemon after a long period of drama! It gives more purpose to it....

I wish more of her works were like this!
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A great "real world" story  
by shinobipopcorn
September 9th, 2012, 12:26am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I really like this one. The majority of stories I've read have little to no realistic elements- either both guys are super perfect or one is a girl with extra parts- so it was a nice change of pace to read something that could legitimately happen to you or I.

This would be a good yaoi for a beginner. It's not over the top (nothing happens until the second volume anyway), and there are plenty of characters to move the plot.
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