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Haikei, Niisan-sama  
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Yutaka gets his yearly letter from his beloved older brother, but this summer something is different about it...


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Dear Brother

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.9 + Extra (end) by Weiberregiment over 4 years ago
v.1 c.8 by Weiberregiment over 5 years ago
v.1 c.7 by Weiberregiment over 5 years ago
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1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (401 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.54 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 23rd 2017, 10:23am PST



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Rutile (Gentosha)

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Shounen ai? Or is the mangaka trolling us? over 6 years ago

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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Himeowchama
April 28th, 2017, 11:16am

AND I JUST LOOOOOVE HOW THIS MANGAKA FOCUSES ON THE EMOTIONS OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED RATHER THAN SMUTTY NONSENSICAL SCENES (thank u for the existance of Shounen-ai)!!! I DONT REALLY MIND INCEST OR WHATEVER (gives 0 fk, just don't give me rape/non consensual sex/stockholm syndrome/emotional manipuling/very pushy characters pls) BUT INCEST MANGA USUALLY INVOLVES RAPE SO I WAS KIND OF SURPRISED THAT NONE OF THOSE *mediocre in a bad way* ELEMENTS WERE PRESENT IN THIS CASE!!!

... Last updated on April 28th, 2017, 11:23am
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Truely genious   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Omlil
November 11th, 2016, 12:35pm
Plot-like it's genious. The way it's done - also genious. Art - very very good.
Best incest BL I've read so far.
Very mature, very realistic.
It's one of the few manga titles that I rate a 10. A perfect 10.
I feel like I can read it again and again, especially with a sad song in the background like Mizutamari lol.
To sum it all up - I wish every shounen ai/yaoi manga would be exactly as good as this.

... Last updated on November 11th, 2016, 12:39pm
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Nop, didn't do it for me.   
Rating: N/A
by kurosu_yuuki
June 6th, 2016, 9:05pm
God dammit. I don't think I understand this manga. I've finished it, but...I don't understand the open ending. What do they decide on, being just brothers or moving on to a different type of love? It's unclear and that makes me really upset. I wanted so much to like it, as I read some of the reviews before reading it, which is something I rarely do.
However, it's funny how each person perceives things differently. Reading the reviews one more time, I was halfway through finishing my own review when I realized I was about to write the exact opposite of what most people had written. I, for one, thought the dialogue was really confusing at some parts. It didn't seem like the first and second half of one's sentence was connected. I thought it was because of translation, but apparently it's like this anywhere you read it. And then the characters' train of thoughts was really off at some parts, to the point of being incomprehensible. On top of that, some parts were Yutaka thinking and some other parts it was Minoru, which made it even more difficult to understand who was thinking what.
It was also really confusing how they fell in love - they did, right? At this point I'm not even sure anymore if I got it right or if it was just brotherly love. Through the letters? Or the first time they saw each other again? Or was it even before the got separated? It's hard for me to accept they would have fallen in love through the letters because Yutaka was SIX when the started exchanging them.
I also feel like the content of those letters was essential to understand the story, and though the mangaka knew what was written in them, we, readers, did not. Yutaka says everything he wanted to say to Minoru was in those letters. Well, that's all fine and dandy, but I didn't get to see what was in them. It also took me a while to realize why they were exchanging letters in the first place. Nowhere in the manga it says they were in 1993, except on the very last page. I was thinking through the whole chapter "why can't they just call each other? Or text?".

At the same time, for some reason, thing manga isn't angsy at all! I cry with just about anything and didn't even shed a tear for this one, it had a very light and easygoing feeling, even though it was such a complex theme - which I don't think is a problem on its own...
I didn't think either of the characters were really well developed, but in this particular case, I don't think it matters, as their feelings were, and that was the most important part of the story.
Th only redeeming point is that there is a girl and she is't annoying. Momoka seems to understand more about the characters than they do themselves. I quite like her.
With all that being said, I don't think it is fair of me to rate this manga, as I would give it a bad rating for lack of...information, perhaps? Resolution? I don't know.
My only advice is: don't read this if you don't like open, unresolved endings - which is my case

... Last updated on June 8th, 2016, 12:31am
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ugh *crying forever*   
Rating: N/A
by gwkimmy
March 23rd, 2016, 11:55pm
this one got me good. damn you sensei.

as a BL fan i saw the tension between them and i want them to say "fuck everything" and get down to business. but then the mangaka really makes their bond as brothers deep and believable and poignant. they WILL lose that if they throw caution to the wind and become involved. which would be the larger tragedy? im so happy they made the right decisions but also so SO sad the tension was basically unresolved.

UGH. now i need to go read some unbelievable dark brother story where they dont care about anything ;_;

edit: I've reread this series and I'm going to share my interpretation of the ending since others seem to be confused.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
I believe that in the end, the brothers recognize that they love each other too strongly to try and break or change that bond. They are in super dangerous territory, and they know it, but in the end resolve to not take that next step. They are going to try and make lives separate from each other in hopes of growing out of their bond, but they also promise to stay close if they cannot change. The extra basically implies that they will eventually run away together but are enjoying their family life in the meantime.

The unrequited love expressed in this manga is truly heart wrenching. It really is a powerful emotion to try and forget someone and move on only to be confronted with the fact that you truly love them and could never forget those feelings. I really wished for Yutaka to be able to express his feelings, even if it was in vain. I'd love a sequel where Yutaka grows older and is able to choose his brother as an adult with a better understanding of his feelings. Sensei please write this sequel!

... Last updated on November 9th, 2017, 3:29pm
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Cutest incest BL ever   
Rating: N/A
by laevateinx
June 23rd, 2015, 5:30am
I think the only 2 incest BLs that were done right imo were Ike Reibun's 'Not Equal' and this super adorable manga over here.
Not only was the art amazing, the plot and the characters' train of thoughts are very logical and real-life esque, and since there was so much focus on the characters' emotions, it makes you root for them. I'm not a great fan of incest but this manga touched me nonetheless!
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Incest BL done right, haha.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MirayAllen
January 31st, 2015, 8:07am
Haikei, Niisan-sama is a true gem, from beginning to end. Though it may appear at first a light reading, it is by no means devoid of significance, insight and heartfelt, pungent moments. Against the song of cicadas and the sweet scent of summer, it is an intense, if silent, turmoil of emotions that we pay witness to as these two brothers learn how to cope with their feelings of affection towards one another, both as siblings and as each other's own individual self.

Finally we have a piece of work that tries to deal with incest as it should be done: Tagura-sensei does not gloss over the conflicting implications of desire between blood-brothers, but rather incorporates it into a beautifully crafted narrative of tender if forbidden love that will ultimately lead us to the rewarding finale of a life of endless possibilities. Indeed, there's no grand prospect of the happily ever after: the whole volume is only a prelude to that greater story.

The manga is not without its faults. For instance, I too agree that the side characters were too accepting of the incestuous relationship. However, I do feel that it is possible to read around those small details in order to fully grasp the core of the story, which is not something that happens easily with other manga of the sort.

I really liked it.

... Last updated on January 31st, 2015, 8:09am
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wow beautiful.   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Mikecia
July 28th, 2014, 10:29am
Very rarely do you find a series that actually takes time to adress the complications of forbidden relationships. I admittedly steer clear of these sorts of relationships but this was done so well. The protagonists are well developed and the art was breathtaking. My ONLY qualm with this peice is that the side characters were way TOO ACCEPPTING.
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i cant take it   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by whitespade
June 26th, 2014, 10:21am
when others are so accepting of their relationships! i hate incest stories like that. the art is nice, but their dialogues kinda convulated, sometimes it takes a whole page just to say something simple. not good for any impatient people.
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Such a gentle but powerful story   
Rating: N/A
by OmNom
April 17th, 2014, 8:51am
This is rather a huge step from Cello Mellow that the mangaka had made. Her skills in everything have improved, from the setting, story telling, panelling, drawing etc., I must say I'm deeply impressed. The characters are so loveable that it's impossible not to want to root for them, and while the story isn't exactly new, it's how the author had executed it that had elevated the manga to a whole new level.

I love how she deals with the issue in the manga in small steps one by one, creating an authentic feel and most of all persuading readers to believe in the story, although it's not completely realistic if we actually break it down. And I also especially love the fact that the two brothers don't just magically end up together in the end for granted; there are trials and obstacles (mostly within themselves) that they need to overcome together.

From beginning to end, there's this gentle manner in which the mangaka had handled the characters and their stories with care, yet the manga's still very impactful and effective in evoking emotions. It's a really hard thing to describe. And the book's beautiful to look at as well (though I wish the cover art was just a little bit better). I'm definitely looking forward to sensei's future works, with all the best wishes from me.

... Last updated on August 2nd, 2014, 11:25am
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Love <3   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dezin19
April 16th, 2014, 1:48pm
I just have to say this technically isn't 'incest' because it's not yaoi, and therefor no sex between brothers occurs (but they do kiss...). That said this was a very nice piece of work. The brothers' relationship was portrayed realistically and I felt bad for both of them to some degree; you can't always choose who you fall in love with. It ended on a hopeful note, so I was not disappointed smile
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