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Toiki Yori mo Yasashii  
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1-4) Two years ago Masato fell in love with the gentle-handed Kazaoka (they spent a night together without telling each other their names). He searched for that man and found out that he's a writer and that he goes to a nearby café. Masato starts working there part-time, and Kazaoka starts coming to the café more regularly, but he does not seem to recognize Masato.

5) When quiet Kiryuu is dumped by his younger lover Takase, his stoic face hides his broken heart. Kiryuu's lack of outward emotions seems to be making Takase angrier and angrier. Will Takase finally snap or will Kiryuu...?

Extra) Playing Alone
A Mako eye view of the Kazaoka household and it's visitors.


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Associated Names
Even More Gentle Than a Breath
Hauch der Leidenschaft (German)
L'Empreinte de la passion (French)

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.5 + Extra (end) by Dangerous Pleasure over 10 years ago
v.1 c.4 + Extra + Afterword by Urusai! over 10 years ago
v.1 c.3-4 by Dangerous Pleasure over 10 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (404 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.98 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 26th 2018, 9:16am PST



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Daria (Frontier Works)

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Loved it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Namiya
March 29th, 2014, 12:21pm
I am usually a bit on the fence about Minase Masara but this manga was a surprise cause I really, really enjoyed it!
It's intriguing, the characters are sweet, down to earth and likable.... there's a good amount of drama and heartache to feel sad over but overall a positive, happy feeling!

Overall a lovely story, slice of life without a huge unrealistic plot but more realistic and sweet.
Definite recommendation!
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About the atogaki   
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
by supmaguire
August 6th, 2012, 11:16pm
I agree with @pleochroic. I wish the rest of the manga was more like the afterword and more slice of life-y because it added a whole new cute and realistic dimension to the story that was lacking in the the main storyline sad
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Rating: N/A
by LindaBarbara
November 8th, 2011, 1:10pm
I loved it. The art, the story, the angst... Masara sensei always manages to toy with my emotions.
Great story!

Love it
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the atogaki is the best part   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by pleochroic
April 13th, 2011, 8:39pm
*sigh*. it just doesn't improve, does it. the stories remain shallower than a crepe pan, the emotions don't reach me, and i just don't believe these characters are actually in love, or angsting over having lost it. resolution happens way too fast; MY emotions can't ramp up that quickly. and all the prettiness can't make up for that; i'm even getting tired of the art by now because it is all of a sameness. it seems that minase really shot her wad with her early work; damn.
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Very Dull   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by City_Kitty
November 26th, 2010, 4:43am
From the opening scene you know exactly how this entire story will play out. I don't mind plot predictability if there is something else to recomend the story but this one wasn't particularly cute, the character were not particularly endearing or interesting, the angst was forced, and there wasn't a single funny moment until you get to the extra about the cat. And that wasn't exactly laugh out loud funny either. I'm surprised that so many people gave this manga more than a 6 considering there are so many better yaois out there.

I'm giving two points for the art which was pretty good and only looked a little awkward a couple of times (I only noticed because the plot wasn't enough to distract me from nitpicking about the art) I'm also devoting one whole point to the uke in the oneshot who i thought was very cute. In fact, I read the oneshot first and decided to read the main story just because I liked the uke. I really shouldn't have bothered though. It was very, very dull.
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not cool   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by lylicagalatea
November 24th, 2009, 4:26pm
At the end of the book she writes she tried to make Kazaoka a cool man.. sorry but that's not what I call cool: he's rude, arrogant and stereotyped.

Moreover, Masato's friend is another stereotyped character, the passionately-in-love friend that you know will be dumped without a second thought and that will act as if he wasn't in love at all, shrugging it away. He's just a tool for Kazaoka's jealousy and "cool" (rude) behaviours.

Even the drawing isn't the best I've seen, if it were not for their hairstyle they wold all look the same.... and this is not what good art is.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sakura_Hikizaki
September 26th, 2009, 6:51am
beautiful! I loved this was painful when the uke was heartborken and torn about the past. It was great story and the happy ending was the final touch that made go..."Awwww" ;D

One of my top of Minase sensei!
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Not her best.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Lillian
April 21st, 2009, 5:07pm
Even when Toiki Yori mo Yasashii is younger it felt like a half-arsed draft for Uso to Kiss. Just that latter one was actually more entertaining.
Masato here couldn't convince me that he had a strong desire for Kazaoka for two entire years at all. Their relationship was so rushed, the love scenes reduced to a minimum, esp. the first one which should be passionate (since Masato got his wish fulfilled) but the entire undressing and fondling part was completely skipped *cry* - I'm a little disappointed by this poor and shallow development and representation of both, story and characters.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ragec
December 16th, 2008, 3:52pm
I'm really glad i check this author. This story is great and the extra is really funny about the thought of mako (the cat). I usually don't go for the drama type but it was good and have a great balance of angst and romance.
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Minase Masara does it again!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LadyAOI
September 24th, 2008, 12:07pm
LOVE this one Masara ALWAYS does fantatic work and this one is no diff LOVE the drama LOVE the emo and esp the LOVE the smex...her drawings her storylines are always great can't wait for the next chap!
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