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3.32  ·  Rating Details  ·  88 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Kugayama is a gifted music teacher, but a man with little ambition or desire. Born to a wealthy and prominent family, Kugayama passes his days simply going through the motions and existing. When ex-student, Azuma Tanaka, requests his help in studying for a prestigious music school's entrance exam, his budding youth and enthusiasm invoke a passion in Kugayama that he has ne ...more
Published April 10th 2007 by Digital Manga Publishing (first published February 27th 1998)
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Jan 26, 2015 Sarah rated it it was ok
I'm not sure what was worse about this -- the exploitation of the student by his teacher portrayed as love, or the comically bad art where the men have HUGE LONG arms in ways that violate all the rules of anatomy. They are both facepalm worthy. This is some of the worst examples of 'yaoi hands' I've ever seen.
Nov 18, 2007 Tani rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga, yaoi, female-author
When the seemingly delinquent Tanaka decides he wants to go to music school, his former music teacher Kugayama is surprised, but decides to help him anyway. However, when problems at home lead to Tanaka coming to live with Kugayama, things go farther than either of them intended. How will they deal with the fall-out of their forbidden relationship?

Although I've liked other works by this mangaka, I didn't really enjoy this one. In part this is because I was bothered by the handling of the underag
Sep 18, 2015 Nathaniel rated it it was amazing
I didn't find this melodramatic at all. In fact, the more I read of Yoshinaga's work, the more inspired by the way she tells seemingly simple stories that belay a deep complexity. Almost all of them revolve around complex metaphors that are explored in story. I also find it hard to classify much of her work as yaoi, since, in stories where same-sex romance predominates, her characters are explicitly gay or present as having mutual attraction hinting at bisexuality at the very least, when much of ...more
May 01, 2011 Estara rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Antique Bakery and Yoshinaga
Shelves: manga, read-in-2011
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Jan 31, 2016 Jules rated it it was amazing
This made me tear up a bit. Good story, good characters that I really felt for & not just the main two.
Glad I finally read it.
Mar 10, 2015 Monique rated it really liked it
Solfege has been one of the better Yoshinaga yaoi I've read. I enjoyed that it focused more on the characters and story than it did on the sex.

It was a sweet story and had a satisfying ending. Recommended if you enjoy shojo and/or Fumi Yoshinaga's work.
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Japanese: よしなが ふみ

Fumi Yoshinaga (よしなが ふみ Yoshinaga Fumi, born 1971) is a Japanese manga artist known for her shōjo and shōnen-ai works.

Fumi Yoshinaga was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1971. She attended the prestigious Keio University in Tokyo.

In an interview, she said that "I want to show the people who didn't win, whose dreams didn't come true. It is not possible for everybody to get first prize. I wa
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