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Cello Mellow  
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A collection of oneshots:

Her Carriage
Everyday Kouta comes to pick up Aya on his bike. Aya loves Kouta, but Kouta is looking for a girl friend. Will Aya ever tell Kouta how he feels?

Make-Believe Brothers
Art student Yuuta and Tomo are neighbours and childhood friends. But is that all they are?

After-School Strawberry Flavor
Everyday Tsuduru finds candy in his school desk; probably left there by a night school student. He starts to exchange letters with the unknown giver; but will they ever meet?

Although Akio, who has a hand fetish and confesses his love for Hayato, Hayato refuses to accept
the fact that he loves Akio as well, until Akio decided to leave to study abroad?! Will Hayato come to face his true feelings?

Four Leaf Clover
Yoshida unconsciously began noticing Yukimoto, a boy with weak health who always sits PE out. When Yoshida starts finding four leaf clovers in the class diary, he asks Yuki if it was him...

Cello Mellow
An attractive cellist by the name of Mahoro is a hopeless man who can't recognize love. Mahoro, who has never loved anyone before, was picked up by Sousuke on a rainy day one year ago. Woken every morning by Sousuke, the sleepy Mahoro finds himself drawn to Sousuke's smile.


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Associated Names
Мягкий звук виолончели (Russian)

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.6 (end) by Dangerous Pleasure over 6 years ago
v.1 c.5 by Dangerous Pleasure over 6 years ago
c.4 by Dangerous Pleasure over 6 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: 8.2 / 10.0 (329 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.05 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 10th 2017, 4:24pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Rutile (Gentosha)

Licensed (in English)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
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Monthly Pos #1362 increased(+185)
3 Month Pos #2256 increased(+441)
6 Month Pos #3331 increased(+771)
Year Pos #4189 increased(+1572)

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Every story is different   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Himeowchama
April 28th, 2017, 9:34am
But it somehow has the same feels to it. It's peaceful, calming, and truly a slice of life.

Tho the last story fcked my feelings, in the least. It's kind of bittersweet: one hiding his love in silence, another hiding his love by finding comfort. It's the kind of story that would always, always break my heart (if it is well executed).

... Last updated on April 28th, 2017, 9:52am
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Beautiful One Shorts   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by indieneko8
February 7th, 2017, 8:32pm
I came here for the art, read the description, and gave it try. Some are a little cheesy or cliche, but they're sweet. I came here right after reading Chapter 3 to review, so I haven't read the rest. However, I can feel my teeth rotting from the sweetness of that chapter. I really loved it. I've enjoyed this book for it's art and plot, even if the plots are short and somewhat typical. Worth the read if you're just looking for some cute stories.
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shounen ai~   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Maria-Ayako
September 13th, 2015, 1:45pm
The art wasnt so my taste. And i felt the stories should have been longer to be better. But still they were cute and lovely~ a sweet shounen ai collection~
1st story; how love changed two friends~ kinda cute but kinda nothing solved in the end....
2nd story; childhood friends with an age gap. Kinda sweet tho, again nothing solved....
3rd story; a candy love in a classroom. I liked this one~ <3
4th story; again love between friends. I liked the part at the airport!! So cute!~
5th story; about two classmates....somehow kinda sad and kinda lovely,i like finding 4 leaf clovers too~
6th story; a cello player and a had an happy ending...i liked the story, i wish there was more of it~
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Very cute   
Rating: N/A
by ShinyMew
November 20th, 2013, 8:33pm
I liked the first one (Her Carriage), third (After School Strawberries) and the fifth (Four Leaf Clover). The last one (Cello Mellow) was up there, but wasn't as cute as those three. The Finger and Make-Believe Brothers just seemed...not as good as the others.
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The title story all the way   
Rating: N/A
by OmNom
September 8th, 2013, 2:33pm
I don't know if this is just me or not but for some reasons, in every story save for the last one I always feel like the mangaka's efforts always come only halfway through, not quite to the finishing line yet. Not to mention the faint cliché fragrance lurking in the air interfering with my efforts in trying to capture the stories' true essence. Thus I have to admit the first five one-shorts didn't do much for me.

The title story a.k.a the last one, however, delivers quite a lot more than I expected, especially after reading through all those stories preceding it. There is no real smut (heck it's even labeled shounen-ai) yet the sexual tension could still be sensed strongly dominating the whole atmosphere from beginning to end, and not in a bad way either. I feel like somehow I could connect to the characters perfectly well although they probably have nothing in common with me - this is something I really respect from mangakas: being able to rouse their readers' inner feelings to sympathise with their characters' emotions despite each party's different backgrounds, upbringings, circumstances etc. If I could rate this one-shot alone I would've definitely given it a solid 10, but because this is rating for the whole volume I'm gonna leave it unrated for now.
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Absolutely fantastic!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by timenchips
July 24th, 2013, 11:25am
A definite must read. These one shots are just beautiful. My favorites were Cello Mellow, Four-Leaf Clover, and After School Strawberry Flavor >.< The art's great too.
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cello mellow   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by xoxmwa
May 31st, 2013, 12:40am
very sweet stories and gorgeous art

don't know why but the first story did not really catch my attention and was going to stop reading there, however, because of the art i continued... and it was worth it >.< the last story is beautiful - the best out of all of them and probably out of a lot of other short stories smile
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A Relaxing Read   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by starish6
March 24th, 2013, 1:13pm
For anybody wondering, this is purely fluff and shounen ai. All the stories are nice and have cute endings, but my favorite has to be the Cello Mellow one. The atmosphere between Sousuke and Mahoro remains strangely intimate.

Anyone who's looking for a light-hearted read should check this out. All the stories are enjoyable in their own way. My only complaint is that they should've been much longer!

... Last updated on January 13th, 2017, 4:11pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by happyginger100
January 29th, 2012, 9:16pm
Ah its a nice manga. I thought it might be one of those mature yaois but this was nice and simple and cute too the manga.actually had meaning behind it. The drawings were beautiful , I will check out more from this artist

... Last updated on January 29th, 2012, 9:18pm
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Unexpectedly Cute!   
Rating: N/A
by kaabi
April 10th, 2011, 10:26pm
Looking at it I thought it'd just be another typical yaoi, but I gave it a shot and it was unexpectedly refreshing! Like very good actually, the atmosphere and flow were very nice, and it doesn't go into the typical yaoi plotlines. Very subtextual, and interesting paneling as well. Also, the art inside looks better than the cover art haha. This seems to be a collection of oneshot, and the first two were definitely exceeded my expectations. I look forward to more works from this author!
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