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From Be Beautiful:

Three's a crowd. Ranmaru and Kei have a strong and passionate relationship built on years of trust, sacrifice and love. When the mysterious son of a Yakuza boss starts to have designs on Ranmaru's affection, tempers flare, and hidden emotions rise to the surface. Will Ranmaru and Kei's love for each other be able to survive this difficult test, or will the emotional conflict finally come to a head?


Related Series
Gun and Heaven (Side Story)
Hana to Ryuu (Prequel)
Mezase Hero! (Spin-Off)
Sessa Takuma! (Adapted From)

Associated Names

Kizuna: Bonds of Love

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.1 by NijiNiji Nikubou Scans about 1 year ago
v.5 c.Extra by Kizuna Project over 8 years ago
v.11 c.6 by Kizuna Project over 8 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol.1 (OVA)

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (244 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.44 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 28th 2017, 9:42pm PST



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Original Publisher
Biblos (1992)
Libre Shuppan (2008)

Serialized In (magazine)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
June (6 Volumes - Complete/Print)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #503 increased(+216)
Monthly Pos #1433 decreased(-41)
3 Month Pos #1787 increased(+204)
6 Month Pos #2189 decreased(-67)
Year Pos #2027 decreased(-108)

List Stats
On 386 reading lists
On 387 wish lists
On 545 completed lists
On 51 unfinished lists
On 302 custom lists

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Forum Posts
I keep expecting to see Ryuuji...(Hana to Ryuu Spoilers) over 7 years ago
Masa and Kai's age gap? over 7 years ago

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by yaoilover1013
June 9th, 2009, 1:27pm
I luv this manga! I loved Kei and Ranmaru but my fave couple is Kai and Masa. I've always like long mangas and this one tops the cake, my other 2 faves being LOVE MODE and YATTERANEEZE! Definitely preferred by me~!
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Mann i love this manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by littlexmusician
May 29th, 2009, 9:45am
Best manga ever for me, from all the yaoi or other manga I've ever read. I have no clue why Im soo attched to it but..duuude this is soooo amazing!!!! I love it. makes me wanna be a guy XD
I like it soo much....I wish i wrote it and drew it XD. watch out kazuma Im comin to get you and steal it XD. LOL

you have to read it!!!


Ahhh but its soo awsome nyways!!

... Last updated on December 4th, 2009, 8:57pm
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available on mangafox   
Rating: N/A
by jcie069
May 28th, 2009, 6:59am
"this is the story that refuses the existence of women" -kazuma kodaka

hoho..i think that line is really funny. smile this is really good. i found this a while and i refuse to read this since the art really suck (at first) and the plot will be threw at you and will be really confusing. but if you have patience i tell you, its definetly worth it. i've never been this super crazy since junjou romantica. and personally speaking, i think this better than haru wo deitita?(its that correct?) oh, i really like the hitman side story.

anyway, don't regret it if you miss this out!

... Last updated on May 28th, 2009, 10:35am
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SO GOOD!!!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by IHemmy
March 25th, 2009, 4:49pm
At first the author just throws you right into the plot, but don't worry everything unfolds soon and once it does it gets REALLY GOOD : ) Definitely a must read for yaoi lovers AND an actual interesting plot line!!
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not too hard to get =3   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Qinni
July 16th, 2008, 11:10pm
This is what yaoi fans would call Porn WITH plot =3~ the plot is really intriguing and so Kizuna is one of my top favs~ the relationship between Ran and Kei's really sweet, and so is *spoiler warning* the relationship between Masa and Kai =3~ i can't wait to see it finished ^^~ ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ

... Last updated on July 16th, 2008, 11:18pm
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hard to get, but worth it   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by TinderBlast
June 11th, 2008, 8:05am
This is a series that you won't find on the internet, but its worth reading if you are lucky enough to find it in stores. Be Beautiful Publishing's downfall made this series (especially volumes 6 & 7) hard to find. Volumes 6 & 7 can be sold on amazon or e-bay for around 100$, making those parts of the story inaccessible to most people.

Aside from problems in distribution, this is a very good series. The characters are realistic, fun, and well developed. This series does feature a car accident, witch seems to be one of the biggest threats to Gay Japaneses Men (see examples in Selfish Love, Gravitation, Dear Myself, Sweet Revolution, and Lovely Sick).

The relationship between Ranmaru and Kei is a very strong one and is very romantic. The problems they encounter only help the reader understand how devoted they are to each other. Both main characters are strong, athletic, manly type men. The involvement of the Yakuza (and resulting gang violence) provide this series with some gore and suspense.

All around, I believe that this is a well balanced series that has strong main characters with a very strong romantic relationship. The sex is pretty hot as well.

... Last updated on June 11th, 2008, 8:07am
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very gud   
Rating: N/A
by gttg
June 5th, 2007, 10:53am
it's so great
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