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Kooru Shakunetsu  
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Vol. 1: Kooru Shakunetsu (Freezing Flame)
When Hirose Katsumi discovers that his father's company is in jeopardy as their largest customer, Mimuro, considers moving to other markets, he convinces his father to meet with the heads of Mimuro. Attending the meeting with his father, Katsumi has the unfortunate luck of catching the eye of the heir, Mimuro Yoshitaka. Yoshitaka calls on Katsumi with a deal that will allow the Mimuro Corporation to continue doing business with Katsumi's father. There is one condition, though…Katsumi must put Yoshitaka's needs above all else and do anything requested. With such a tough economy, and so many employees depending on his father's company, Katsumi has no choice but to obey, and begins a life of humiliation as the possession of a cold-hearted Yoshitaka. But, who is actually the one being possessed? And what will Yoshitaka do when his pet learns how to bite back, using manipulative tricks learned from the Mimuro heir to possibly turn the tables? (from Fushichou)

Vol. 2: Homura no Kusari (Chain of Flame)

Vol. 3: Mitsu no Rakuin (Honeyed Brand)

Vol. 4: Rekka no Shizuku (Melting Flame)
The story shifts to a new couple...

Vol. 5: Rekka no Shizuku (Melting Flame 2)

Vol. 6: Rouraku no Hana (Twined Dragon)

Vol. 7: Rouraku no Hana 2 (Twined Dragon 2)


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Associated Names
Freezing Flame
Homura no Kusari
Mitsu no Rakuin
Rekka no Shizuku
Rouraku no Hana 2
Rourara no Hana
Ryuuraku no Hana

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.2-4 + Extras by Fushichou over 3 years ago
v.6 c.1 by Fushichou over 3 years ago
v.5 c.1 by Fushichou over 5 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (207 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.72 / 10.0
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June 4th 2016, 4:25pm PST



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by VampireBanana
May 24th, 2008, 12:33am
The art isn't too shoddy and the mangaka is not too bad at portraying emotions and poses. The plot consisted of the typical BL plot with the jealous characters and the uke with the reversible character(I personally think Reverse did this far better).

And well, the sex was kinda steamy at first but it got so repetitive(sex scenes followed by aimless sex scenes) I speed read through the later 2 volumes under 10 to 20 mins so I could find out the ending. I guess if you like this kinda story, it's your cup of tea. For me, well... it wasn't.

... Last updated on May 24th, 2008, 12:56am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Euridice
May 6th, 2012, 4:53am
i really like this one... another awesome manga by kanbe akira. after blind love, and love or pride, this one is definitely AWESOME!!! the first couple Katsumi and yoshitaka is definitely an AWESOME couple!... i like the way the story develops into a more complicated and exciting scene. the character development is really good too, and the moment when both of them jump into the ocean... really touch my heart....

The second couple, the prince and the police officer... just read it and still hanging and incomplete... the last chapter that i read for this couple is when the prince is crying... after he bought the police man to slept with him... i really hope this couple ended in happy life.

Still got NO CLUE about the nest story or couple.... will this story change into a new couple againconfused i can only hope that this manga will finish and completely scanned ( ASAP) , the sooner the better... just CAN'T wait!!!
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Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Trifoilum
April 30th, 2010, 12:22pm
This is pretty much a stereotype; the determined uke, the contract that always have to involve smut and heavy smex, the cold cool powerful seme who just have to get the uke fast....

I can see how it's loved by people, but for me it broke the suspension of disbelief right after the first volume, and my jaw keep dropping after that. Bad writing pretty much sums it all.....this is basically ideas played too much, and this time made a bit too seriously, it becomes quite...annoying instead. Akira Kanbe is no Shushushu Sakurai (or is it the reverse?), nor is she Takashi Kanzaki, and this premise is pretty much romantic camp or empty smut by now, . And all the smut that happens here is the pretty sparkly angsty "I love him I love him I must have him NOOO / YESSSS" kind of thing, despite the context.

and the last time I read similar ones from one of the pairing in volume 4, it has ninja, WIDE LIPS, and a dog named Shoyu.


... Last updated on April 30th, 2010, 7:41pm
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My type of yaoi   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Gattaca88
November 7th, 2011, 8:01pm
Very enjoyable.

I read this when I was just beginning to get into yaoi and I remember loving it, still do. I don't think it's forgettable because I haven't forgotten. This is a guilty pleasure and I like my yaoi with this sort of pleasure. I want to get goosebumps and this did it for me. I recommend smile

... Last updated on November 7th, 2011, 8:03pm
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favorite manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by libertyangel27
December 8th, 2010, 1:28am
This was the first yaoi manga that I read and also my favorite. I am not the type to read the abusive mangas, but the way the characters were portrayed makes it seem like the seme just wants the uke's love all to himself. I thoutht this manga was sweet in a way and also very sexy. I have read many yaoi thanks to this manga. I just wish this was published in the United States so I could buy it.
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Not as expected as you may think!   
Rating: N/A
by kurosu_yuuki
November 12th, 2009, 4:57pm
For me it had both sides.
It is a predictable story and there isn't much at first other than sex.
I didn't think the art was so great as said, but that's probably because I was reading another manga with an incredible art right before. So I got used to it...and yeah, it is good after all.

About the plot itself, I like the fact it's forceful sex (it is the kind of thing I like, though). And although we know what's going to happen right from the beginning, some parts really got to me. Firstly because Yocchan couldn't see what was right in front of him: his own feelings. Therefore I expected it to be solved pretty quickly, even before the Prince showed up.

What I like most is the amount of angst it got, because it is one of my top needs.
What I didn't like was too much sex to an extent we got so used to it that I got bored.

Katsumi isn't my type of uke, because his lack of action and attempt to be a righteous man really pisses me off.

But as the main couple is as cute as the side ones, it's okay.

It does have its not so good parts, but I do recommend it!
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Mixed feelings   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by HumptyTortie
October 5th, 2011, 8:19am
I not quite sure about my feelings towards this manga. Bad but.. good? And the art isn't as good as the cover. I like how they are both possessive of each other, but.. the story is predictable and very very normal. The types that you would forget.
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by Sasageru
May 22nd, 2011, 8:29am
Mimuro and Katsumi make a brilliant pair, i have to say. At first i was attracted solely by the art and author, i liked some of the previous works the mangaka produced and decided this seemed interesting from the write up. I was really quite happy with the story biggrin but the characters are really what makes this manga for me. Even the second later pairing, the prince and the police man, that looks fun (why do i also get the feeling that the police man is not going to be content being an uke? XD). Anyway, the story so far enthralled me, i enjoyed it alot, and the continuing story has me hooked and waiting for chapter updates. Great art, good story, amazing characters. 9/10
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freezing flame   
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by jcie069
May 24th, 2009, 7:22am
this is the first story ive read from kanbe sensei..sadly to say this is not my type of story. maybe im on the romantic type side. this one is all about force thingy plot. i don't like the fact that the seme is such an asshole. and uke is kind of stupid passive. but the storyline is okay, the art is decent so i guess oh well.
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yaoi like yaoi should be   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by grumble_cakes
April 29th, 2007, 9:37am
Now this, ladies and gay gentlemen, is what yaoi as a guilty pleasure is all about. This is not a profound story about social issues and realistic relationships, this is good old fashioned yaoi fun in all its glory. You get beautiful, lovely artwork, good angst, an arrogant and non apologetic seme who is used to everything going his way, a smart and likable uke who is determined to do the right thing no matter what is thrown at him, hot sex scenes. What more can you ask for? well... maybe some cake.
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