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Yuuto Lenix, a former DEA investigator was arrested by a false accusation of killing his own partner. The FBI agents gave him a special deal, to look for a particular criminal hiding in the same prison. By the time he was detained in the Schelger Prison, he got to meet his cellmate, Dick Burnford, who didn't show signs of being kind and welcoming upon his arrival. Will he ever be in good terms with his inmates, especially to Dick?


Related Series
Deadlock (Novel) (Adapted From)

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.6a by Tzaol about 1 year ago
v.1 c.5 by Tzaol about 1 year ago
v.1 c.4 by Tzaol about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (144 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.46 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 9th 2017, 9:41am PST



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Chara (Tokuma Shoten)

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English Publisher
June (1 Volume - Ongoing/Print)

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by AngelCharms
March 28th, 2014, 7:24pm
What can I say?! It's Saki-sensei's work.
If any of you have ever read S (Novel), you know how amazing her story lines are.

I literally just got this book today and finished it while I was still in the car. I've been waiting for this release since summer 2012. You can imagine, how hard it's been to just wait for almost 2 years to read this. It is so good.
Let me just say this in advance, if you just want something fast, this isn't for you. This book, I would especially say this volume, is too wordy and you need to actually read the contents to understand what's going on.
I can't judge anything just yet, cause the story doesn't even seem one-third through. It sounds very promising though. The plot is original, the characters (so far) are amazing and they just suck you in and you wanna know more about them.
As for the art, it is incredibly beautiful.

I'm loving this so far, hopefully it wouldn't take another 2 years for the next volume to be out.
And since it's licensed, buy it legally. The author and the artist both need the credit since they're amazing at what they do. You will not regret it, it's well worth the money smile

... Last updated on March 28th, 2014, 7:25pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by japcraze
October 28th, 2013, 6:56am
I am closing to the end of the story and I just can't describe how great the plot is! The twist is just so unique. At first I was searching for prison yaoi due to Under Grand Hotel, but in a way, this is definitely no where similar to that manga. Both are great works of yaoi! If anyone is interested in the ending, read the novels, its completed. There's a total of 3 volumes with 3 or 4 more side stories.
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Dat art indeed! UPDATE: Only vol.1 was released in 2014 and now it's out of print!!   
Rating: N/A
by SilverStorm
October 27th, 2013, 11:18pm
That art's so GORGEOUS. It's so crisp and clean, really polished. Aaah~! I was there was more of this artist's work scanlated.

I actually listened to the drama cd first (it was based on a novel), so I was pleasantly surprised to find out there was a manga! The plot's pretty good. The race relations/conflict can be over the top at times, even for prison (but hey, what do I know about being in prison?).

I also like that Yuuto felt American (mostly). I get annoyed when I read stories set in America, with American characters that act pretty much like Japanese people. That's not to say there aren't cliches and stereotypes in this.

I would rate the story as slightly above average. There are some scenes that had my eyes rolling due to how cliched it was, but for the most part, it's really good. The romance in this felt like a slow burn that kept getting more and more intense.

I've tried reading Under Grand Hotel, and I honestly don't think there are that many similarities besides the setting and initial conflicts. (To be fair, I didn't like UGH too much.) Deadlock's much more serious than UGH and slightly more believable. There's an overall plot that goes beyond the prison setting. Deadlock is NOT about Yuuto looking for protection by using sex (he never does this!). It's about the hunt for Corvus.

... Last updated on April 25th, 2016, 8:20pm
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This series has been licensed!   
Rating: N/A
by MirayAllen
May 20th, 2013, 2:14pm
I have to edit this: okay, as it turns out it really is good, haha! Go read it o_o

Well, where art is concerned you couldn't get much better than that, in my humble opinion - although sometimes I felt as though there were too much light, it was too clean both for the setting and the atmosphere it wanted to convey. Also,I found the distinction between "pretty boys" and "ugly thugs" a little off-putting, with so many good guys being shoved at us right from the beginning, most of which (if not all) looked as though they had just checked in in the wrong hotel. Ahah. It's a pity it got licensed so early in the scanlation process, since I don't trust the story enough to buy it yet. I don't think I'll ever know the ending now, ahahah. It was still worthy, for me to get to know another wonderful artist. I really hope to see more of her (:

... Last updated on April 22nd, 2015, 2:57pm
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Promising story & great art   
Rating: N/A
by Junsou
April 5th, 2013, 1:33am
I like this story, very unique compared to other typical yaoi mangas out there. The art is splendid! Characters are not super manly nor super girly. I really hope this gets continued though, because it hasn't been updated for a while ;__;
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Not bad.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by sofistree
April 4th, 2013, 6:09pm
The characters are a little too model-esque for me, but the art is clean and pretty.

The story has been done before, but it's always about HOW it's done. There isn't enough of this story to really tell yet. But the beginning is fairly interesting, and I would be willing to read more if it ever got translated. I'm assuming in never will because it has been so long, but if it's finished I'd pick it up again.
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i love it!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by pjgmjlk3110
December 24th, 2012, 8:32am
this manga is awesome! plus the art catch me. Why it has to be licensed? 2 chapters is not enough with me. Buy online cost much money at my place hard to order. sad( Not only the VIEWFINDER series but also DEADLOCK. please think about the orthers who dont have condition to buy as much books licensed they want to read none
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Awesome :D   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by OceanMist
November 8th, 2012, 12:03am
Very interesting plot and the most beautiful art to bring the story to life. I'm definitely Dead in Love with the manga/novel! biggrin I could say, hope to more more continuation of this manga/novel soon and hopefully it get's translated into English. Would very much like to buy the manga/novel myself heh smile
Ah... if only... the group didn't drop this manga... I'm sadden by it TT_TT Please, a wonderful scan group, please help translate this, please. I would very much love to continue reading this amazing manga. I would very much like to help if I can. I am a beginner but I hope I can help train and take the role of cleaner. Thank you so much! (TT7TT)/

... Last updated on November 8th, 2012, 12:43am
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DHAT ART...   
Rating: N/A
by Pebble_
October 9th, 2012, 5:24am
OMG the art! *_*
I'd read this manga just for the gorgeous art, even if everything else was a steaming pile of crap.
But the story is actually quite promising plotwise. The prison setting is (as far as I know, which obviously isn't much) reasonably realistically written. (except for the goody-two-shoes lawyer and crook secondary characters, maybe, as said below)
I'm expecting a lot of angst and painful situations, but I hope it's not gonna be too trying... (Well the premise is grim, but... let's wait and see)

... Last updated on October 9th, 2012, 5:27am
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Not a very original one   
Rating: N/A
by larosh
September 23rd, 2012, 9:15am
Someone's been very bothered by Under Grand Hotel's popularity, haha.
The art is great, of course, it clear by the cover. The plot is not, unfortunately. It felt like "a group of beauties vs the other prisoners" to me from the first pages, because seriously, all the secondary characters are so goody-two-shoes, it's baffling. And the usual "gimme your ass and I'll be your hero on a white horse" routine among the prison-mangas is kind of frustrating already.
But still, it has only been 2 chaps and it might get better in the future. Can't really recommend but will be following personally for some time for sure.
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