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Namida mo Tooku - Aonibi no Nemuri  
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1-3) Blue Grey Dream
After the failure attempt of eloping with his customer, Shiki (Purple Ghost), a male prostitute, gave up his hope for love… until Ootori-sensei came along. Will Shiki finally find what he had been looking for…!? So what if there's a huge gap on their social standings, what's so wrong about living and loving for the moment? Enjoy this forbidden love story in the red-light district.

4) Untied Heartbeat
Shinobu and Washizaki parted ways in the most terrible of circumstances and after the many years that have passed, Shinobu is still scarred by the incident. When Washizaki returns to Japan and seeks treatment for cancer at Shinobu's hospital, Shinobu must face his past and find a resolution to the difficult feelings he's hidden deep inside.

5) Heartthrob Prince
Noriaki, a normal Japanese high school student befriends transfer student, Zeid, a prince from overseas. As Zeid accustoms himself to Japan, Noriaki, although frustrated with Zeid's broken Japanese, finds the prince increasingly more charismatic and charming. Can Zeid charm his way into Noriaki's heart, and ultimately, his bed?


Related Series
Ginchou Kidan (Adapted From)

Associated Names
Faraway Tears - Blue Grey Dream
Hodokeru Shinon
Namida mo Toku -Aonibi no Nemuri-
Namida mo Tooku -Aonibi no Nemuri-
Tokimeku Oujisama
Untied Heartbeat

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v.1 c.2-3 by Fantasyshrine over 8 years ago
v.1 c.1 by Fantasyshrine over 8 years ago
v.1 c.4 by Blissful Sin over 8 years ago
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1 Volume (Complete)

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Average: 7.2 / 10.0 (145 votes)
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September 25th 2015, 5:04am PST



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by Himeowchama
March 3rd, 2017, 1:21pm
I DIDN'T NOTICE THAT TRAGEDY WAS TAGGED IN THE GENRE PANEL!!! Ok so the first story was sad. It's not really regrettable that they didn't end up together, really. But Shiki's state after what happened is what I find the most depressing. Won't spoil what happened, just read it (and suffer with us lol)

The second story promotes rape (well hello, mediocre yaoi) so I don't really feel happy about it

While the last story was sooo cute!!! I literally laughed out loud at 4 am when Zeid said "Japanism" lol

... Last updated on March 3rd, 2017, 1:29pm
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Disturbing, Tragic   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Namiya
September 23rd, 2012, 7:42am
The first story is really nothing for people who want romantic love and happy endings.
Especially the end just left me saying "Whoa?!" because it was so harsh and unexpected.
I really liked Shiki and hoped he would have a good ending with the person he loves.
I still like the story a lot, especially because with the way it goes, it's a totally unique and different approach than your usual yaoi manga.

The middle story is not bad, and the last one is funny and cute! So you've really got a mix here of genres, and if you really can't take stories that are bitter and kind of disturbing with a twist then you might wanna skip over the first story (first 3 chapters).

... Last updated on September 23rd, 2012, 7:43am
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difference between love and infautation   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Anael777
February 16th, 2012, 5:58am
First story left me stunned like none other story I had read. The plot is somewhat plane with a customer-prostitute relationship progressing way too fast for either of the characters. Yet the story aim is to show the very difference between infatuation and love. We find the doctor suddenly falling for that unique freedom, where in fact he is trying to escape from the boring life set out before him. Eloping with the exotic looking prostitute isn't just a sign of love and courage, it is a selfish need of defining oneself.

On the other hand we have Shiki, who is somehow broken by the world he is living in, blindly seeking out a saviour yet afraid of betrayal. Shiki's psyche and his relationship with his protector is much more complex than the author lets on. The workplace we find them in is very hard for an outsider to comprehend. Shiki himself is quite confused and doesn't understand until the very end where his heart truly lies. That is why it is easy to be confused by the ending.

Lastly we have the patron Tatetsu if I remember correctly. A man who was willing to keep a promise to his dead friend and took his child under his wings. A man who would protect the child even if he had no means to do so. Even if he let man after a man take Shiki's body he always kept him safe to the extent he would rather let him go to the arms of another man if that meant Shiki's happiness. A very bitter man indeed but a man in love nonetheless.

The true difference between love and infatuation is ability to let go the person you love if it means their happiness.

Truly beautiful and very tragic story.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
October 14th, 2011, 9:40am
I was left scratching my head at the end of the first story. Sure you need to read the subtle signs of what exactly ended being the outcome, but it's so unromantic to me, that i was left wondering why....Also as someone else mentioned, the time period is impossible to figure out, especially with that last scene at the end. I feel like it could have been great, but it was not exlored deeply enough to bring out the characters true potential?
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Needs a bit of personal imagination, but completely worthwhile   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
June 9th, 2011, 3:37am
Like all the other stories in this future universe, "Blue Grey Dream" is compelling but somewhat incomplete. Still, the story telling process is enjoyable.

"Tokimeku Oujisama" is light and fun--and put a smile on my face as well as a bit of a jump in my pants! <3

The second story tries to deal with serious subjects like forgiveness, but,  like stories in the Pavillion series, this one too has dissatisfying development. 

All said, Honjou Rie is one of my most admired mangaka. She has a lot of great stories in her head and a ton of manga structure talent. I'm glad she produced these short stories; they have tense pacing and page-turning, gut-rolling effect, but they could be improved. Indeed, they are so good, they at least serve as great prompts.

... Last updated on June 9th, 2011, 3:42am
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not impressed   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by pleochroic
January 8th, 2011, 12:47pm
i knew there was gonna be a tragedy, and i figured out early on that it was going to be the story with the prostitute, so it didn't come as a surprise. but i don't think it would have affected me anyway; i don't think honjou can write tragedy that touches me. i don't connect enough with her characters, so smut is fine, and comedy is fine, but for tragedy i definitely need more depth. i also couldn't figure out what time period this was supposed to be in, and that kept distracting me; at first i thought it was early showa, but the background didn't fit with that, and yet shiki's obsession with the difference in their status felt like something that's unikely to happen now. so yeah, i didn't buy it.

the other stories were no more memorable, unfortunately. smutwise this is, as usual, pretty good, but i don't think i can rank it higher than 6, and 6 only because the art and smut are decent.
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by boycrazy92393
February 25th, 2010, 8:25am
The 1st story was reallyyy good for the first few chapters but I'm a person who likes happy if you don't like "unhappy" endings then don't read this, you've been warned O_o

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Basically the doctor becomes obssessed with the prostitute, buut the doctors friend (who's supposedly looking out for the doctors personal interest) seperates them. And then the prostitute decides to give up on the doctor (even though they both really love each other), and long story short, the Doctor ends up in a mental hospital.

yeah...not really my cup of tea ending sad
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bitter and tragic   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Sakura_Hikizaki
September 10th, 2009, 9:23pm
It been a while since i read a tragic/sad manga. I was hoping that maybe finally Shiki will find true love. But alas...

The others stories where okay but the first story though was the best.

... Last updated on December 11th, 2014, 11:09pm
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♥♥♥ Loved it.   
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by ultimatepunk
August 25th, 2009, 6:55pm
it was bitter and tragic, but if your in the mood for it, it can bring emotions.
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Even though I knew he would get obsessed, i didn't think they would elope. I do wish we could see what happened after the incident.
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beautiful, ugly and bitter........cute   
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by see-no-evil
June 4th, 2009, 9:25am
wahhhhh because of the first story couple was so sad and bitter that , it just felt terrible but yet so good. am i a masochist or something its just plain beautiful and bitter and ugly yet somewhat real.

although i say this about the first story if possible i would like to see a better ending or continuation for shiki and ootori, and now im a romantist
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