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Ima wa Tooi Natsu  
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Natsuhiko, the heir of a rich family goes to spend a studious summer at the bungalow his family owns. He meets Ryo, a childhood friend but Ryo seems to have forgotten him...


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v.1 c.6 (end) by Countless Time over 7 years ago
v.1 c.5 by Countless Time over 7 years ago
v.1 c.4 by Countless Time over 8 years ago
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Average: 4.7 / 10.0 (64 votes)
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it was horrible.....   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by chealsealina
November 22nd, 2013, 11:50am
on the first few chapter yeah it was interesting 'til ch4 ..... i was captivated on some lines but after passing the pages on ch4 I was like a ... O__O" yeah look like that ..... Although I got a hunch a little but I ignore it and thinking telling myself it might be even good than others.... to what I read until the last pages. I couldn't even say a nice words on Ryo and to Natsu.

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An ignorant UKE and being self centered even tho he has alot of options and ways to see things clearly not only that..... buying some stupid lines words that it doesn't even give a strong pillar to hold... tsk! Even his father ignore him totally since he was young why he couldn't guess it a little. Wat-a-brat!!!! Even a spoiled brat heir can dig his nose onto something around him, don't they?

And SEME that being forcefully abused since he was a kid and using his childhood friend as a threat yeah can't do anything since he was young but when the yrs passby he has the will to break it but as he said "I give my CONSENT to him" waddapak is he thinking if he really loves Natsu so dearly. And raping him doesn't change anything that he did wat his Natsu's father want to do. Ryo is really arouse when he got facked up by his father and his doing it on Natsu's sensei watta-slut!!!!!

I did not say I do not like the author on this book but wat I meant is I do not like this book such a horrible story. I did not cry but i am get really mad on Natsu like everyone is telling here..... also on Ryo as being a sluttie UKE on Natsu's father for over 5 yrs since the kidnapping happen.

Not recommendable, not good either, can be called tragic but it wasn't nice either ..... OVER ALL .... this was an Disappointment ending ..... climax on the story was yeah good as revealing the old horrible story for 5 yrs that Natsu already forgot from hypnotism and so on....

This BL book I can not like it to my personal comment I do not like this kind of thing and was regrettable that I've crossed into it and read it *sigh* Guess I am going to play BL games to get out this feeling.
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This story..   
Rating: N/A
by supmaguire
September 23rd, 2012, 12:33pm
Is not even an in depth exploration of such a horrible occurrence. That exploration would have been a terrible subject to explore, but it could have been psychologically interesting. THIS "story," however, is just pointless.
There's absolutely NO deeper digging into the psychology of what happened except for the last couple pages where it's just spit out in a really anti-climactic closure. This story is so bare bones and provides such a cursory explanation of the subject matter that it just became really shitty.

It was a manipulative move by the author to have the audience read about something so effed up in such a summarizing way. After finishing this my first thought was, "Wait, FOR REAL? Damnit, I should have read the reviews first." So that's what I'm advising people to do before reading this manga--STOP WHILE YOU'RE AHEAD. It's just a hot mess.
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It sucks   
Rating: N/A
by o0yamaki0o
July 6th, 2012, 7:53am
Well, be warned!

It's so frustrating, I wish i hadn't read this one. Gosh, I clearly hate the main character, I mean the kid named Natsu. Seriously, he's the oblivious type or rather ignorant one. On top of that, his personality just sucks.
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i died   
Rating: N/A
by chichienu
September 22nd, 2011, 3:52pm
have you ever read sth,a story or maybe say a manga n u find urself cursing the main character for his stupidity,even if u dont stop reading,every page u turn u say some hateful words in ur mind............well,i have. this manga sucks,its so frustrating. i really hate the kid n besides when sm1 rapes u,u dont fall inlove...............u dont enjoy it on d first day cos its gonna be rather painful but the prick of a uke falls inlove with his rapist.....die...............n is totally oblivious of his surroundings. anyway,this manga is TERRIBLE. P.S, the art sucks.
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Rating: N/A
by SmexyBL
August 1st, 2011, 3:49pm
It wasn't anazing but the art seemed nice. The plot line is well done and I have to comment about some of the characters.
Ryo: Yes he was sad and all but he couldn't let his guard down or else the one he loved would be hurt (so sad.....)
The dad: he's a jerk so I'm pretty glad he died.
Natsuhiko: he was sad during his dad's death cause c'mon! who wouldn't be sad their family is dead, no matter what kind of person they were. You'd have to be pretty cold hearted to not shed a single tear or feel any sadness to something like that.
All in all it wasn't a great read and could have been better. 5/10
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well, it sucked me in   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by pleochroic
April 14th, 2011, 8:33pm
i figured lots of people would hate it. i didn't. mind, i didn't think it was GOOD, but it was by far not the worst BL i've ever read -- and what i thought was bad was mostly the writing itself, not the plot. the plot was melodramatic and stretched at times a bit far, but i liked both ryo and natsu, and felt for them (more for ryo). #jellaaay's spoiler amuses me; what, we're applying what WE would do to a BL story now? honestly, if i did that, i couldn't read the vast majority of it because it would just make me laugh (or retch, as the case may be). when was the last time any of us behaved like the average uke when raped? do we actually know anyone who EVER behaves like that? yeah, didn't think so.

i don't find it at all strange that ryo kept up a cool front; what else is he gonna do? nor do i find his participation strange -- the other guy holds all the cards because if ryo doesn't comply, natsu is in danger. and natsu is naive, protected, never told the truth by anyone, so i don't find it much of a stretch that he doesn't figure things out. he was very young when it all started, and clearly he has lost some of the memories (i don't want to go back and check, but wasn't there talk of hypnosis?). and i am glad natsu didn't distance himself from ryo in the end, because none of it was ryo's fault. i cheered natsu on for not doing so after he found out; he didn't hesitate for one second to blame the person who really was to blame. well, one thing was ryo's fault, and i wish that hadn't happened, but that is a stupid BL trope and if i had a dollar for every time this happens i could buy microsoft. i don't find it particularly odd in the context of the story; ryo must have been so lonely and desperate (it's no excuse; just an explanation).

most of all i liked the ending, which is very unjapanese. there's no forgiveness for the evil here, no gentle treatment by the victims, no rehabilitation through that forgiveness where everyone pretends everything comes up roses -- instead evil gets its comeuppance for once. YAY.

so, i didn't hate it. but i would also not recommend it, because it has more problems than i can shake a stick at, the characterisations are way too flat, and i fully expect it'll gross most people out. if you can stomach toujou asami's love prism, you can stomach this too -- not sexually; there is no hardcore sex here; but when it comes to twistedness and cruelty that is pretty much the level we're talking about. i think this is nanase's most ... "interesting" work of the ones i've read, though i consider it a failure as such.
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by clearbrite99
January 30th, 2011, 11:44pm
Yeah i totally agree with jellaaay on this one, it was horrible. The flow was bad like everybody solved things with just using sex and it didn't make sense and what about that tutor he was trying to make things right even tho he also tried to use sex in a negative way, i felt his heart was in the right place, but still was just kinda dropped off somewhere. It was just all over the place and just plain no good. sad

... Last updated on January 30th, 2011, 11:45pm
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I'm gonna cry...   
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by jellaaay
January 28th, 2011, 11:07am
Worst story I've ever read! Please don't read it. It's devastating! If you've read Totally captivated and CRITICIZED it. Well I've got news for you, turn your stupid illogical critics here! I defended Totally Captivated because of how it progressed and the genuinity of their feelings and purely the way it was well-written.

But this story, oh god.. It was dreadful. I wanna cry. I wish I never read it. It was awful..I wouldn't say it was disgusting seeing as that wouldn't be the right word for it giving that there had been a lot of stories with such plots. But the story flow, never. This is the only one that made me feel so sorry and at the same time such dislike for ALL the characters. I'm telling you, if this author could write a story with such lame a** characters, I'm not reading ANY of her other works.
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If I were the seme, I would've been ASHAMED to even approach Natsu. I wouldn't even be able to put up such a cool front not even a smile! I wouldn't have sunk so freakin' low! Protecting Natsu my a**. Firstly, there's a situation called TUNA FISH which means just lying there while having sex. I wish the mangaka didn't draw it in a way that the seme looked aroused. Fudge!!! I'm regretting this so much.

Also, if I were the uke...I would've figured it out much sooner! he should've atleast gotten angrier at Ryo! Hello to earth!!! your father's banging the person you love! His character showed such LITTLE development. He was his own self-centered character in his own world oblivious to his surroundings. And after watching Ryo go through such a thing how could he even be near him???? AND RYO EVEN SAID "he has my consent so its like we're lovers". F*** he should've caught them in the act yelled at how disgusting it was, took some time off THEN go back to the seme.
It was so rushed. I really want to cry... Not because it "moved" me or it was so "tragic". I'm just plain out frustrated!!! It's like patiently peeking through a small hole then seeing a dead corpse or something. I've never read something so regrettable. I HATE IT!! I HATE THIS!!!!!!! SO MUCH. After all the yaoi I've read...never have I actually "hated" a story. And to top it all the way it ended was so unsatisfying and incomplete! Every character was horrible!! Horrible, pitiful, weak & stupid, truly and utterly STUPID.

What I'm gonna do now is read ANOTHER yaoi to take my mind off this! I'm going to erase this stupid story out of my memory!!! I hope it does cause I always remember every story I've read

... Last updated on January 28th, 2011, 11:17am
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