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Arabian de Naito!?  
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Description
This story is about Hinata, a high school graduate who alone without his over protective sisters went on a trip to visit the desert. There he encountered Seshir, who looks a lot like him, except he's American and that is when the story really begins...

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Associated Names
Arabian de Naito
Arabian de Naito !?
Arabian denaito
Arabian Nights
アラビアンでないと!?
アラビアンでないと!?

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.6 + Extra (end) by Datenshi Blue over 13 years ago
v.1 c.5 by Datenshi Blue over 13 years ago
v.1 c.4 by Datenshi Blue over 13 years ago
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in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 6.5 / 10.0 (112 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.51 / 10.0
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Last Updated
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Year
2001

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Licensed (in English)
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Probably pointless to review this...  
by JapanRocks
December 6th, 2018, 11:25am
Rating: N/A
But I just came across this manga and was like, why not? So I read it, and it made me feel all sorts of emotions that I just couldn't contain a rant.

Out of the 4 main characters only 2 are likeable, clueless Hinata and confused Al. Kagaya was definitely the most despicable one, if someone with "amnesia" comes onto you casue they think you're their lover, don't play along so you can sleep with them! That's deliberate rape. Seshir, who blatantly cheated on his lover, at least had the excuse of not wanting to be forced back to Japan. As long as he stayed in Arabia he had a chance to get his body back, I get the reasoning. But he behaved so differently from Hinata and knew things Hinata absolutely could not know, just explaining to Kagaya would've been enough. There was no reason to make them lovers.

Overall, Hinata was definitely the most likable one, but he barely changes as a character. The one time he wanted to improve himself and mature, he gave up a few pages later. At the end of the manga he's still his same old self, just pointlessly heartbroken. Oh right, the ending...

The ending was always a possibility, but as much as we question "What about their family and friends? Isn't it unrealistic to try and suddenly live as someone else?" etc. whenever we read these body switching stories, none of us actually wants the characters to switch back at the end. But this author went in straight for the kill, that life changing experience? That heart pounding first love? Gone, it's just a summer memory now. It's "realistic" yeah, but it's no fun at all. I guess that's why most of these body switching stories has one of the characters die or makes the switchers the love interests. That way the readers don't have to feel conflicted or screwed over.

Well that's my rant off my chest, I wouldn't recommend reading this. Even if you like reading trainwrecks, it's pretty boring by trainwreck standards.
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Not a 'feel-good' manga!  
by Namiya
April 14th, 2014, 4:42pm
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
I'm not fan of the art but I can overlook that for a good plot.
The story is sweet and all but lacks depth as well as character depth, too.

I didn't really like the Japanese seme, who just goes with it and sleeps with the boy, and then says ridiculous things like "This body belongs to someone else, you can't just decide to keep it!"
How about you also tell the boy "and oh hey, I violated the body you should return to!"

I don't get the message in this manga... all that happens, Hinata falls for Al and all, just to have this ending? Terrible ending, it's depressing, frustrating and you can't help feel bad for Hinata, who is heartbroken and also returned to a molested body!

In short, this manga wasn't for me. It had nothing I look for, no deep plot, no likable characters, good art or exciting storytelling... it was okay to read however the ending leaves me feeling frustrated.
Don't read it if you wanna feel good or have a happy ending!
Also no need to read it if you want really handsome men and hot smut either...
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What Did I Read?  
by xKiYoMiNaTiONx
September 14th, 2013, 4:34am
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
Honestly, it started out pretty good. I had really wanted Sashir and Hinata to meet up sooner, and in fact I wanted the person in Hinata's body to have told Kagaya the truth from the beginning so that they could maybe switch back faster? I don't know... I guess I kind of wanted to see the Real Hinata with Kagaya...

It was a really weird reading...
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Outragous  
by MaZzAx
January 9th, 2012, 6:23am
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
I am soo mad.
The story was actually really good and I was enjoying it. The heated romance the two boys were having in each other's bodies was great.
And then the end...
They switched back and said their goodbyes. All those romantic scenes, gone.
It was like some kind of horrific joke. Like the mangaka had intended to completely waste my time and laugh it off at the end.

Don't read.
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good premise, dull execution  
by pleochroic
April 14th, 2011, 6:33pm
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
that had potential, but ended up mere fluff. no character development, no relationship development, nothing done with the intriguing idea of switching bodies. hinata is the type of clumsy, dumb uke that some people find "cute", but i never find stupidity cute. the prince was sexy in that dark, forceful, dangerous way, but i didn't like him. only the ending saved this from being totally uninspiring -- i favour that particular resolution, even though it doesn't leave everyone happily ever after.

the art is competent and attractive-looking, it just is for some reason not my cup of tea. i need to think more about why that is so; can't put my finger on it.
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Fun Story, Sparkly Art But Lacks Character Development  
by MightyMaeve
January 14th, 2010, 1:51pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
I love the sparking eyes of Hinata and his blonde lookalike! And the Prince! The art of the dark-eyed, tanned Al is beautiful, magnetic and powerful, whether he is in traditional garb or modern-day garb.

The story is fun and fantastical. The sex scenes between the Prince and his lover(?) were particularly well done if--like me--you like the dub-con and whips...hee. The angst could have been played up a bit more.

The actual motivation, emotions, choices and actions of all four main characters were under-developed and fairly flat. This story had a lot going for it, including the concept of one soul seperated into two by a crash. The motivation could be there; the choices and emotions all could definitely be completely understandable, but--although intrigued--I wasn't convinced with only volume 1. I liked the bitter sweet ending to volume 1 because it--strangely--played more into the believability. The sequel is something I would definitely read if it is ever scanlated or licensed in English. Perhaps it will make the first volume's mere hints of depth prove to lead somewhere important.

... Last updated on January 14th, 2010, 1:57pm
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Grabs ur attention....  
by voodoo
August 22nd, 2009, 2:23pm
Rating: N/A
I rlly liked this manga
but as it went on so nicely
with the romance and cheeziness

but...
it ended so horribly =_______=
like no1 expects the ending cuz its not wat any1 wants rlly >___<


i loved their clothes <3
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bad ending  
by mangafan321
April 26th, 2008, 8:29pm
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
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i liked Hinata although he wasnt so smart =) but i hated Seshir, who so calmly slept with some other guy even though he already had a boyfriend that he loved. I felt bad for Al, he was so devoted to Seshir, but Seshir betrayed him so easily. i hated the ending because hinata sincerely loved Al, and yet seshir and Al ended up together, i didnt really see the ending as realistic, but i guess its foolish to look for realism when you're reading a book about the souls of two boys interchanging between them.


... Last updated on April 1st, 2016, 9:44pm
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