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Tarinai Jikan  
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Signal (Sequel)

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Not Enough Time

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1 Volume (Complete)

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Average: 7.7 / 10.0 (240 votes)
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Hanaoto (Houbunsha)

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Juné (1 Volume - Complete/Print)

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Wonderful Anthology!  
by sofistree
September 23rd, 2016, 1:58pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I liked the first story quite a bit. It was cute!

The second story was my favorite, I think. The teacher and the guy he used to like were so adorable! I thought they had a fun story.

The third story was good but very brief. I would have loved to see more.

The fourth story was great! I would read a whole book on the artist and the coffee shop owner!

The fifth story was very enjoyable! It's nice to see relationships that didn't start two minutes ago sometimes. Again, I wish there was more to this one - it was fun, but so brief

(There isn't adequate summary for this anthology, so I made my own below)

1. Signs of Emotions: Shibuya and Mikami are the two top students of their class, and they're secretly dating. They get walked in on one time by their teacher, Tanigawa. Mikami thinks Shibuya is just messing around with him. Will they be able to work things out?

2. Not Enough Time: Yousuke suddenly shows up on the door step of his old classmate Tanigawa, with whom he lost touch after high school. While the two had a budding relationship back in school, things fell apart and they decided to part ways and search for their true love. However, it might be that their relationship in the golden days of high school was what they have been looking for all along. Can they both figure out the meaning of true love that they never knew back then?

3. Complicated and Easy: Kadowaki always has to work late because of his demanding boss, Nishino. It turns out that a week before Nishino came to work for the same company he unceremoniously saved Kadowaki from getting harrassed one night. Will they be able to resolve the tension between them?

4. Right or Left: Keigo and Eiji were childhood friend who loved art. Keigo had natural talent and went away to art school. Now he's back and Keigo wants Eiji to move to Tokyo with him. What will Eiji decide?

5. Long Distance Relationship: Hazawa works at the investigation department as a prosecutor, and his lover Seo works at the police headquarters close by. For the past three years they have met a few times a month for sex, but Hazawa wants more than that. Hazawa finds out he's getting relocated; will he and Seo be able to stay together?

6. Stay: continuation of Yousuke and Tanigawa's story.
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A good one!  
by kurosu_yuuki
September 22nd, 2016, 5:00pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
The first story is definitely my favorite. Mikami and Shibuya are adorable. I am a sucker for complicated stories where the main reason for the characters to be in pain are themselves. Shibuya is my favorite kind of seme. He is the omniscient type. He knew everything since the very beginning and how he was going to play it out. Yet, he still hurt the uke just to make him realize his own feelings. I love that. Cruel, player semes are the best. Then Mikami makes a nice addition to it, because he's the quiet type who will not go deeper into his feelings, but who has outburst if poked enough. Although very short, I liked the pace of the story and how it was developed.
The second story has that same angsty quality to it, but it's just not as much as the first. Still good, though. However, I felt like I read something very similar to it just a while ago, to the point I wasn't even sure if I'd read this one before. But Yousuke is a very strong uke, who knows just how to play his seme. Perhaps if he's been that smart when they were younger, he would've gotten Tanigawa back then already. I just breaks my heart when characters spend such a long time apart because they weren't honest with each other. Oh, I did get surprised by Yousuke being the uke. He's very strong and dominant, so until they had sex, I was expecting him to be the seme.
Both stories didn't have an original theme, but very well executed.

The third story was...well, cute, but not as good as the other two. I can't even recall the characters' names and I just read it. It always bugs me when characters make a bold move at the office. I mean, falling in love with someone that you work with happens sometimes, but kissing someone out of the blue, AT THE OFFICE and with no sign that it's going to go forward? I think it's just too unbelievable. I know this is yaoi and we shouldn't mind sexual assault, so I don't even care about whether both characters have consented to it, but rather I am more worried about the fact that if it didn't work out, it'd be weird at the office. Also, there is a very small glimpse into the boss' past, which doesn't go anywhere, and that only makes it worse. I'd prefer it if there no information about him at all than just a little and then no explanation. There is also two more things that annoy me: the seme has never been gay, apparently. And it's not that I think they always have to dwell on it, because some people are just open with their sexuality, but he should at the very least think something cliche like "wow, this is the first guy I'm interested in". The second thing is that he says his boss has been overworking him and he knows why, but nowhere is that explained or detailed, so we're just left in wonder. The ending is kind of open too (Shoko-sensei's style), so it just felt too quick, too rushed for me. It would have been better if they did wait until the next day like the boss suggested, so there would be sexual tension. Maybe something could even go wrong, so there would be some conflict? And even the fact that they are overworking is never solved.
Don't get me wrong, I did find this story enjoyable, but it's nothing new, nothing special...and this time the execution didn't save it,

The fourth story is very frustrating. This seems to happen a lot with Shoko-sensei's stories, too. It's really great, it has that same feeling as the first two, like love is already there, but the characters just keep missing each other. This one to me has an even more gut-wrenching feeling. It's impossible not to feel bad for them if you put yourself in their position, especially Eiji's. While he's the one who won't take action, he's the one who's left over and over again. Keigo never did tell him he loved him, right? So it could've all just been some sex. So you're there, in your small town, without any family, running your little coffee shop...and your childhood friend keeps coming to town, fucking you and leaving without any explanation. It's very heartbreaking. Of course the worst part is the VERY open ending, which is not only unresolved, but seems like it won't work out. Even though Eiji comes to a conclusion, he doesn't really act on it, once I'm really sad about the way it ended.

The fifth story had a little change of pace from the rest. While it still has that unsettling, unsure type of feeling from the Hazawa towards Seo, Seo was way more honest than all of these ukes. I might've taken him a longer time, but eventually, the ending was cute and not as open as most of these stories. However, I don't have much to say about it. The characters were ok, nothing special about them, and the story was good, but not remarkable either.

Then comes the last chapter, which is related to the second story. I wish it was just attached to it because after reading 5 stories, your head is going to be pretty confused. But it provides useful insight from Yousuke's point of view, so I thought it was a good chapter. It would've been incomplete without us understanding how Yousuke and Tanigawa's relationship came to be and why Tanigawa's like that.

Finally, the art for the whole volume is, as expected from Shoko-sensei, very good. All characters are really pretty and the sex scenes are really good.

... Last updated on September 26th, 2016, 9:46pm
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by Hatt0ri
April 30th, 2011, 11:43am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Plot-wise, nothing new can be found in this collection of oneshots. Still, I find the way stories are told quite refreshing. For the most part, focus is on already established couples and the way they deal with their relationships. It's about relationship dynamics, not so much about how those couples came to be. For that reason, characters, their motives and doubts feel very real and overall atmosphere has a nice amount of angst.

Art is not extremely beautiful, but it is nice enough for enjoyable reading.

... Last updated on April 30th, 2011, 11:43am
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always satisfying  
by pleochroic
March 16th, 2011, 12:40pm
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
forget standard seme/uke dynamics. it doesn't matter here who tops and who bottoms; they don't get assigned personalities based on that. that is never a part of hidaka's stories, and it's a big reason why i like them, because i am dead tired of those stereotypes

i do always want to know more about the characters in her stories, but that doesn't make the stories incomplete; it just means she manages to endear the characters to me even if there are only 20 pages in which to do it. i'm almost always satisfied, whether or not i am gonna get more later. except here is one of those rare stories here where i am not -- eiji and keigo in "right or left" frustrate me a little. and she never did write more about them, so i gather she left it that way on purpose. *little grump*. i can appreciate the intellectual exercise, but i don't read her for that.

her art fits well with her stories; it's not overwhelmingly pretty, and she doesn't have the best character differentiation between stories, but it's good -- it's not very shoujo-ish (lack of flowers and sparkles overflowing each page is a plus in my book). i really enjoy looking at it. i think hidaka is my "comfy slipper" of BL; it's comfort reading i pick back up especially at times when i need to relax.

... Last updated on March 16th, 2011, 12:50pm
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by robororobo
September 22nd, 2010, 1:46am
Rating: N/A
i like the first story so much, it's about love-hate relationship between the top two students. this story has sequel in signal manga, but i think it's not enough. i want more story about them. shibuya (seme side) is such a badass but genius student, he has arrogant tone and really childish. he always makes mikami pisses off. he's new transfer student who can beat mikami in test. and mikami is dilligent person, but he's seriously in love with shibuya. that makes him so adorable. mikami is not really girly uke, he's so adorable just the way he is. sometimes I feel sorry for him, because his feelings toward shibuya too much exposes in this chapter more than shibuya's feelings in signal (because i see it in the way mikami's so frustated/depressed about how much he loves shibuya, when shibuya ignores him) i describe this chapter more than other chapters, because i love this chapter so much.

chapter two is about shibuya & mikami's teacher. he caught shibuya and mikami made love. the story is sweet. tanigawa and yousuke are highschool's friends. they were lovers in highschool but they broke up. now, yousuke comes to tanigawa's house.

chapter 3 is about a new transfer guy (he is gay) and a straigh guy in the office. (i cant describe about this so much, because it's not my favorite ^^; )

chapter 4, hmm, i like it, i think the problem is in uke, eiji. and how he cant tell and express to seme, keigo, that he loves him. it can be more complicated if keigo's sister has feeling to eiji and how he feels jealous because keigo's art is better than him, haha, it's only one chapter. =_=

chapter 5, i like chapter 5! i like the type of uke who not really girly-annoying type. seo (uke) is cold type and he can make hazawa (seme) is madly in love with him. he is so adorable in the last of this chapter.

chapter 6, it's the sequel of chapter 2's story. the point of view is yousuke now.
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Wish there was more to every story...  
by gloomy_gloo
February 28th, 2010, 1:02am
Rating: 8.2 / 10.0
I feel like all of these stories have so much potential to become something more memorable if they were a little more fleshed out. Not to say that I didn't like them, because each of them were very enjoyable to read with just the right amount of romance and angst, but they still leave me wanting to know more about the characters and their backgrounds.
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beloved favourite  
by lore
April 27th, 2008, 2:17am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
I adore the main story still, even though I've read many like it by now. There's something in the way the art and words combine to make *this* version special. My only reservation about this volume is that I wish there had been a second one with the main story characters. It's not that the mangaka left the story unfinished, but there was more to know about them, and I wish we had that chance. Comments based on English language release.
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