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Description
From Bunny's Scanlations:
Miyasaka decided to try his luck as assistant director in entertainment industry. His first impression of director Yano was not the best but it slowly started to changed after he managed to see his smile when they talked about a movie.

Note: Originally released as a doujinshi series. Since 2012 has been running in Opera and compiled by Edge Comix.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
v2) 愛してるって言わなきゃ殺す
v3) 君も人生棒に振ってみないか?
v4) アンタのドレイのママでイイ
v5) 聖誕祭 
v6) はるのしんぞう
v7)ブラックドッグノービスケッツ
東京心中 (トウテムポール)

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.14-16 by Bunny's Scanlations 5 months ago
v.2 by Bunny's Scanlations 10 months ago
v.1 c.6-9 by Bunny's Scanlations over 2 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (50 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.81 / 10.0
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Last Updated
October 18th 2017, 4:37am PST


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Recommendations
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Author(s)

Artist(s)

Year
2008

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Opera (Akaneshinsha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #632 increased(+127)
Monthly Pos #1496 increased(+150)
3 Month Pos #2518 increased(+622)
6 Month Pos #3661 increased(+346)
Year Pos #4013 increased(+973)

List Stats
On 276 reading lists
On 119 wish lists
On 7 unfinished lists
On 116 custom lists

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Boring Summary, Good Episodic Love   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by chocolatecroissant
July 18th, 2018, 12:38am
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I was bored and skimmed the titles on Bunny's Reader and found this one even if it sounded uninteresting. The plot is well done with trivia about working in the Japanese television industry. This artist is a fan of variety shows and it really comes through in its reaction scenes and style.

The relationship is well contextualized here with admitting feelings, telling friends, moving in, and does not end with nor include the "first time." Someone trying to steal the other doesn't even happen until after they've established the relationship. The other characters are also refined with their own quirks and interactions. Really unique setting and extrapolates how romance can be told. (Not always just kissing and sex.)

I will say there are two distinct negatives. (1) Pushes the "crazy ex girlfriend" narrative and some other casual (internalized?) misogyny. Ugh. (2) Miyasaka at one point lays his hands on Yano and bruises him, but it is never properly addressed or apologized for. Actually, there are quite a few times he is more forceful than I'm comfortable with.

... Last updated on July 18th, 2018, 12:39am
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