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Haru ni Kaeru  
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Collection of stories:

1. Haru ni Kaeru (We Awake in Spring Time)

2. Touzen no Ketsumatsu (A Natural Ending)
What is the boundary of co-worker's and love? Shirakawa Ryo wants to know, and asks Murai Shigeru to test it with him. Problem is... can Murai go through with it?

3. Juusan ya Gentou (13th Night Moon Magic Lantern)
We are brought to the crossroads between life and death, where the red spider lilies grow, and a gorgeous man waits eternally for love. It's a story about how you're never happy with what you have until you lose it all.

4. Kase, Arui wa Soku Baku

5. Yume no Atosaki (Before and After a Dream)
What if you suddenly died, and an angel offers you ONE wish? What would you wish for? Takeshi is going to get his wish granted... but maybe not the way he thinks.

6. Te no Hira no Ue (On the Palm of Your Hand)
It`s an extra for Mimitabu no Riyuu.


Related Series
Mimitabu no Riyuu (Main Story)

Associated Names
13th Night Moon Magic Lantern
A Natural Ending
Before and After a Dream
Jyuusanya Gentou
We Awake in Springtime

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.Story 1 by Crappy BL Scanlations over 2 years ago
v.1 c.Story 5 by Bushido Angels over 6 years ago
v.1 c.Story 2 by Bushido Angels 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: 7.8 / 10.0 (56 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.37 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 12th 2018, 12:11pm PST



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Monthly Pos #1385 increased(+402)
3 Month Pos #2565 increased(+527)
6 Month Pos #3676 increased(+405)
Year Pos #4872 increased(+8)

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by supmaguire
January 10th, 2013, 6:20pm
Where has this mangaka been all of my life confused She is repeatedly so unique and thoughtful with her storytelling. Juusan ya Gentou (13th Night Moon Magic Lantern) (the third story) was absolutely amazing. It was actually like some kind of
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folk tale. I have read an embarrassing amount of yaoi manga, (;-_-) but 13th Night Moon Magic Lantern stood out from them all. If you like this work, definitely check out Bannin which is another one of Kunieda's.

... Last updated on January 10th, 2013, 6:22pm
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As expected of Kunieda's works   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by circussentiment
May 31st, 2012, 7:52am
My favorite was the first story, but all were great. Very deep, very thoughtful, very unconventional. There's hardly a 'happy end' here but that's what makes the stories hit home.
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unexpectedly great even for Kunieda Saika   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by phanata
April 17th, 2012, 10:43pm
I just can say WOW! It's so beautiful and deep and twisted! I love so much her dark side! If you like her Bannin, girls, it's even cooler! And yes, there is real ero-guro episode and it's great!
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Trifoilum
December 2nd, 2011, 1:14am
Part holy shit, part holy cow, part WHAT THE HELL.
Served with a layer of awesomeness, intensity and an allure Kunieda-sensei knows best.

I personally think this whole tanko (read the raws) is basically a whole twist of the (kind of usual) yaoi storylines here. My illiterate take of the chapters I read:
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1st chapter is a play of the 'brother-in-law' conventions; and the recently popular 'single father' storyline; taken a dark twist from a most unexpected perspective; the child. And how dark it is.

2nd chapter is a play of the 'first time' storyline; a play that took somewhat a tragic turn at the end. Not bloody as it is sad; Think Natsu Jikan.

The 3rd chapter, one that has been scanlated is, if you may use faux-intellectual literary term, a meta-twist of your usual happy endings in yaoi; you know, 'depressed guy meets mysterious guy, they fell in love and live happily ever after.....'
....what happens after the ever after? In this particular story, ennui, that leads to gruesome ending.

I forget the 4th chapter, sorry.

5th chapter is half romance, half black comedy... and satire, personally speaking. Of expectations and imaginations and judging the cover of the book.

6th chapter, that is the sequel of [url=]Mimitabu no Riyuu[/url], is a dose of sweetness that sticks like sore finger here (I suspect weird publishing decisions), but nonetheless is playing with the conventions of 'happy endings', that is the 'forever' part; the characters grow, and sometimes taking a....weird turn.

Overall; it's a very good, if twisted read. Not exactly Future Lovers, but brought with the same amount of control like all of her works, this one a delicate touch between madness and melancholy and -- maybe, happiness.

Waiting for the scanlated version will be worth the wait.

... Last updated on December 2nd, 2011, 1:15am
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Rating: N/A
by ilovetoast
November 6th, 2011, 1:58pm
[This rating only applies to Chapter 3 as of current; I WILL update rating accordingly]

So the Bushido Angel website does warn of suicide theme in Chapter 3 but I do not believe they mentioned
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massacre or complete body/limb-chopping up
which was certainly an unwelcome and disturbing find. So if you, like I, avoid horror themes, be wary of Chapter 3.
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