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Parallel Lines  
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1-2) Parallel Lines + Rise Line
Ichiya, a young gay man, falls in love with the adorable Minato, as soon as he enters fashion school. Alas, next to Minato there's Jirou, an annoying guy with a goatee!
The competition between Ichiya and Jirou to get Minato's favor starts! Or that's what they thought... But as they keep spending time together and bickering, Ichiya starts to think he's the only one allowed to criticize Jirou. Are the two rivals falling in love with each other...?

3) If you say my name...
A high-school junior discovers a freshman practicing boxing in his favorite quiet place in a park. Since then, the two boys meet up at lunch time... but don't know anything about each other - not even the other person's name. One day, the freshman kisses him. Suddenly, there's a growing urge to know more about each other... and to call the other's name.

4) Fly Straight to the sky
Makita Shou has a problem, and that problem is Nakanishi Yuuichi. Yuuichi is smart, hot, and good at pole vaulting. Shou likes having a rival, but he can't catch up to this one! When Shou fails a test and Yuuichi suddenly offers to help him study, the two begin a friendship... until Yuuichi kisses him?!

5) Caffe Latte Letter + Extras
Tane-san owns a cafe and makes a superb cafe latte that looks as good as it tastes. One day, a man named Kotarou walks into the cafe and Tane has feelings again after a year of being without....


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v.1 c.5 + Extras (end) by Ikemen Scans over 3 years ago
v.1 c.4 by Ikemen Scans over 3 years ago
v.1 c.3 by Ikemen Scans over 4 years ago
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1 Volume (Complete)

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Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (157 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.68 / 10.0
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Gush Peche (Kaiousha)

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Screams rookie's vibe   
Rating: N/A
by OmNom
May 15th, 2017, 2:34am
I was not surprised at all to learn that this collection consists of the mangaka's earliest works in her career; it shows and very obviously so. All stories are very rushed and often don't make a lot of sense in terms of character development and plot progression. First story suffers the hardest from this pattern; it's painfully dull and illogical. The three following it are generally a lot more tolerable though, and could even be charming at times despite their flaws. They have more heart put into them it would seem, which we all have seen sensei capable of in her more recent work.
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First and third - good; second and fourth - mediocre   
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by calstine
July 30th, 2016, 2:21am
I prefer it when love stories (straight, BL or GL) portray how romance is just one part of life, and that there are plenty of things apart from sex and love that a person needs and wants in order to become a more fulfilled individual. It's often impossible for me to take romances seriously because the characters seem like actors acting out love dramas, instead of people living their lives. This is especially prevalent, though understandably so, in BL and GL.

The first and third stories do what I'd really like to see more of: portray couples with a passion for something other than each other, with the relationship and its ups and downs being reflected in their performance pertaining to those passions. Not to mention that the first story in particular is heaps of fun: the bickering is no end of amusing, their straight best friend is amazing, and their non-traditional character designs (no obvious 'seme' or 'uke' here!) were very refreshing. The third was more typical, but still quite nice because of the track-and-field background of the characters' initial connection.

The second and fourth stories, though, were cliché and boring -- particularly the second, since the fourth was at least sweet. Leaves me in quite the dilemma as to rating...

... Last updated on July 30th, 2016, 5:16am
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The last story   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by whydontyoujustsay
November 1st, 2014, 5:35pm
I wasn't really that into the first stories, not that they were bad, but they weren't anything above average.
The last story, though, was somehow really good. I wish I was better at analysis so I could explain why, but it really suck out to me. It's subtle, and felt realistic. Beautifully done.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MangomyTango
April 1st, 2014, 11:08am
These one-shots or short stories are just sooooooooo short!!! They are quite simple yet well-written and drawn. I really wished that each one of them had its own dedicated volume. The endings for most of them felt incomplete, but it also didn't leave you hanging. I recommend this to people who are into light and quick reads.

And the inside art is better than the cover lol

... Last updated on April 1st, 2014, 11:11am
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great quick read   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by NeoFish
March 1st, 2014, 3:23pm
I guess I'll be the first one to comment on this
I thought the story, as short as it may be, was pretty unique and interesting. Not to mention that the characters were interesting and funny themselves (gotta love bickering love).
Also I really like goatees lol
I wouldn't call this series a favorite or anything, but I definately liked it a lot and I'd say it's pretty memorable. The art was a bit wonky at times, but I find this kind of style really refreshing tbh. I think it could've been a lot better if the ending had been more solid, I was actually really confused and had to go check if it was still ongoing or not.
anyway, I liked it, thought it was worth the quick read.

... Last updated on March 1st, 2014, 3:24pm
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