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Soba ni Oitene  
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1-4) By Your Side
As far as Yuzu remembers, since his childhood, Icchan would always come to his rescue just like a Prince in shiny armour. But Yuzu has grown taller than Icchan! A huge Princess and ultra popular handsome Prince?! A story about schoolboys, will their love bloom?

5+extra) March for Victory


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Associated Names
Stay Close To Me
Tu es à croquer ! (French)
Was zum Naschen! (German)

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.4-5+extra by Memory For You over 10 years ago
v.1 c.3 by Memory For You over 10 years ago
v.1 c.2 by Memory For You over 10 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (387 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.62 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 29th 2014, 5:43pm PST



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Original Publisher
BIBLOS (2005)
Libre Shuppan (2007)

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Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Juné (1 Volume - Complete/Print)

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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by elenaluz
January 2nd, 2008, 6:16pm
I like how Sakuragi-sensei reverses the stereotypes, although I think he/she could have done more with them. However, the story was funny, sweet, and cute. I loved the second story with the university student and the gambler. Truly funny, and also sweet and cute! However, I also worry about their future. ^^;
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Sexist, sweet, easy to read and boring.   
Rating: N/A
by RattixEmpire
February 22nd, 2013, 3:01am
I have noticed it quite allot in manga, but this manga in particular was sexist, girls needing to be protected by men, even the most feminine of men protecting the manliest of girls. It definitely pinched a nerve. Otherwise is was boring, sweet and easy to read, but boring.
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simply the cutest   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by isshinu
October 9th, 2008, 4:35am
Though I can't really say it's one of THE most amazing mangas ever created, I like how the author deconstructed a fangirl's image of a seme and uke (which leaves me to question how do we decide which is the seme and which is the uke?). I must admit that I was freaked out at first, but as I read further, it amused me and I can't believe it's completed?!
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Mochi__x
September 5th, 2012, 9:58am
Very fluffy, great art, and in my opinion really good for a giggle! ^__^
I loved the uke from the main story; yes he considers his seme to be a "prince" thus making himself a "princess", but he's not annoying like other girly ukes. In fact I think he's adorable on his quest to becoming a perfect bride! XD He's so clueless (even about his relationship status with Icchan ^^ hah) My only complaint is that I would've liked to see more smut with these two as the art was so nice and their relationship was cute, but nevermind.
The second couple were also sweet, though I much prefer the main two.
Definitely not a deep plot for either story, with zero angst so if you want something with drama then this isn't it. It's not to be taken too seriously because let's face it, it is utterly ridiculous but this is a comedy after all and it does it's job well smile
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Make me your princess, he said.   
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
by Lillian
January 15th, 2010, 1:09am
Oh my, this was worse than expected.

From the first pages I already noticed that I've quickly switch to shoujo mode but I don't know whether it's because the characters are so extreme unrealistic or the more matures mangas I recently read are to blame, but this piece was a big disappointment.

One of the two main chars aims to be a bride, a princess for his beloved friend (at least he looks not girlish at all... though that makes it even weirder xD). That's a pretty weird wish for a guy his age, but the weirdest is the reaction of his surroundings.
While he got bullied as a child for not speaking the tokyo dialect in tokyo, everyone at his high school now seems to be fine with his behavior - even more, the captain of the karate club says things like: "Today for sure I'm gonna seduce you... erm... I mean I'm gonna get you in the karate club" while holding his hand in front of his "lover". *laff* Yeah right.
In what dimension and in what world please?
Other mangas raise exaggerated dramas from such a setting (which we call cliché then) and this one turns to the other extreme by completing ignoring reality.

Well the art was fine and the silly damsel of a main char was amusing too in some scenes.

The yaoi was not worth the tag and even quite unromantic and totally not intense (emotionally speaking).
After all, the first thing that came to my mind was a quote from Lina of Slayers saying "I like them big and stupid" while looking at Gourry XD And that echoed in my head till the last chapter.

It's the first piece I read from this mangaka, I hope her other works entertain me more.
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So atypical it's hilarious   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Sky Cross
April 9th, 2012, 1:22pm
Yuzu is so extremely girly, and in a tall guy's body at that, that it's hilarious instead of annoying. I think it's great what Sakuragi Yaya did here. And when the manly female senpai comes in to play the 'prince' role with princess Yuzu, it turned into a really funny and original situation.

If it wasn't always passion, romance or drama, it was certainly interesting. The mangaka's creativity is greatly executed. I liked it! As I like all her stories! She always works completely outside the stereotype, and I'm really grateful that such mangakas exist biggrin

... Last updated on April 9th, 2012, 1:24pm
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Kawaii!! <3   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Sakura_Hikizaki
March 17th, 2010, 5:06pm
I agree with a number of reviewers, this was so cute and lovely. I loved how there was sterotype play. Yaya-sensei art as usually was beautiful, I can't get over her semes! They are handsome! The ukes cute and loveable. I'm glad I finally got a chance to read this, will be looking forward to more of Yaya-sensei work in the future. smile
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kittylitterhal
September 8th, 2008, 4:48pm
I love this manga! Its really cute and sweet, and i like that its mixing up the stereotypical small uke/large seme idea. Plus i love this mangaka's artwork and style!
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Soba ni Oitene   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by angelkurisutin
August 25th, 2007, 7:40pm
This was so funny! Mostly because the uke was not only super girly, but super tall XD But still, the romance was so sweet, it didn't even really bother me. I was really waiting for Icchan to snap with all of the problems other people were causing for him and Yuzu, but oh well. ^_^ He really is a "cool prince". The extra was cute too, but with a gambler and a guy who can't pass his exams, I'm a bit concerned for their future (money-wise)... o_o;

... Last updated on June 7th, 2008, 11:16am
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Rating: N/A
by otakubaybay
April 10th, 2007, 2:23pm
I just love this manga! Yuzu is adorable and I feel like I just can't get enough of him! Icchan is a "cool beauty", but they're both nice on the eyes ^_^ The art gives off a soothing, happy feeling and I always look forward to the next chapter! Sakuragi-sensei's work is amazing as always! I highly recommend this!
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