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Doushiyoumo Nai Keredo  
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Hardworking, good-looking, and heir to daddy's company, Shimano thinks his life's just about perfect. Except that he's working from the bottom up in the company, and he can't seem to get along with Kurokawa, his manager. Competent but flippant, Kurokawa always seems to pay extra attention to Shimano, whether it's teasing him to make him work harder or covering up for his mistakes, which of course drives Shimano crazy. So he has Kurokawa firmly blacklisted until he realizes that Kurokawa's private life isn't a bundle of roses and begins to sympathize...and how are you supposed to hate someone you sympathize with, anyway?

Includes a crossover chapter featuring the main couple from Ameiro Paradox


Related Series
Ameiro Paradox (Side Story)
Natsume Isaku Fanbook (Side Story)
Tight Rope (Sequel)

Associated Names
Doushiyoumo Nai Karedo

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Latest Release(s)
c.Extras 4-5 by Girls' Generation Scanlations over 2 years ago
v.2 c.Extra 3 by Girls' Generation Scanlations over 2 years ago
c.Doushiyoumo Nai Keredo & N by Girls' Generation Scanlations over 3 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (539 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.48 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 24th 2017, 6:56pm PST



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Dear + (Shinshokan)

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by booyaka
July 7th, 2008, 10:09am
Awesome story, great art and expressions on the characters. The story basically follows two guys who work together and their relationship from coworkers, to friends to lovers. I'd say it avoids a lot of cliches in BL you see : no super seme, no rape means love, no weak willed girly uke, no flowery language of love and devotion. There are misunderstandings and drama, but they aren't so melodramatic you roll your eyes. The sex scenes are tastefully done and are not what the story it built around. The story is just adorable for the most part. I love how she has her characters touch each other, hugs and kisses and caresses. It makes for a believable story and their relationship more believable. Reading it you can feel the love between the two characters. In the genre where a lot of mangaka use sex to portray love it's rare they actually build an emotional connection between the characters that goes beyond sex. Nothing in all that original in this, but how it's done is just wonderful.


To answer the above review about the plot, this is more of a slice of life story than anything plot driven (though things do pick up a bit the middle of the 2nd volume). I would say that even though Shimano does come from a high class and rich background, you only have to look at his father, and one of Kurosawa's best friends, to realize you aren't going to have typical star crossed lovers scenario. Shimano is rich, but he's hardly the pampered young master with the snooty relaitves. He's pretty much a normal guy for the most part. I actually loved that even though they were different, it wasn't such a big deal in the long run. Neither character follows stereotypes so often seen in manga.

... Last updated on November 8th, 2010, 3:02am
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love this   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rymara
July 7th, 2008, 9:29am
This is a great series, it has the potential to run alot longer then 2 short volumes. It's funny, sexy and real. I especially love the way the characters all kind of flow together. To bad it's the only one of this artists works being scanned.

... Last updated on July 7th, 2008, 9:30am
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Such a nice surprise.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by elisegrey
May 18th, 2008, 9:36am
You know the cardboard cut-out yaoi you download every once in a while when you're tracking down other things? This series should be one of those, but it's actually, well, *lovely*. The art's not amazing, apart from the wonderful way the mangaka draws eyes and expressions, and the plot looks like it's been done before - of course it then goes on to surprise you with depth, humour, honest-to-goodness emotion, a wonderful central relationship with two interesting characters, and and and-. Aaah, I love this series!

Thinking about it (ETA!) what makes this such a good yaoi is the sheer number of things it *doesn't* do: the ex-wife is not a sneaky harpy, the helper isn't trying to get into the pants of either of the main characters, sex doesn't fix everything, and the protagonist's neediness isn't off-putting, but instead very human. Still loving this series to pieces.

... Last updated on July 7th, 2008, 6:12am
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by satani
January 18th, 2008, 8:21am
Greatest yaoi, greatest story, greatest artwork... I can't say anymore, i wonder why there's such an extremely wonderful manga like this... *sobs*..
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