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はちみつdarling [Hachimitsu Darling]

4.02  ·  Rating Details  ·  215 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for mature audiences. Chihiro drifts through life with no purpose, going from girl to girl, until one day he finds an abandoned kitten in a box. He quickly falls in love with little Shiro and couldn’t imagine his life without her. One evening, Chihiro finds Shiro has fallen ill. While searching aimlessly for an animal hospital, he runs into Ku ...more
Published October 8th 2011 by リブレ出版
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Derekica Snake
Jul 29, 2012 Derekica Snake rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies. I was browbeat into buying this by a pushy con book seller and damn it was a good thing because I had forgotten this little gem. Once long ago I had a scanlation of it and I am very grateful that I was able to purchase it.

It's about a bear, a cat and a kitten (a real one not a metaphor). A cat, Chihiro Takahashi, finds an abandoned kitten then that poor little thing gets sick and the cat runs around in a blind panic looking for a vet. Enter the bear
Blak Rayne
Honey Darling, story and art by Norikazu Akira, is a delightful yaoi manga with a contemporary setting, simple but attention-grabbing plot, excellent character development and beautiful art. It’s also got hot, romantic sex! And when I say hot romantic sex, I mean the author did a tasteful job. This is the first yaoi I’ve read in a very long time where the characters act like intelligent adults, take time to get to know one another, and treat each other with respect in the bedroom. The sex is con ...more
Harley Beth
Jan 28, 2016 Harley Beth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 12, 2016 78sunny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dieser Manga war mega süß gezeichnet und die Story hat mich sehr gut unterhalten. Wir haben es hier mit Yaoi zu tun, was man sich beim Cover sicher schon denken kann. Hier wird der Hauptcharakter von einem Tierarzt als sein persönlicher Assistent angestellt. Das beinhaltet alle möglichen Aufgaben (nichts sexuelles!). Das wurde sehr witzig gemacht. Außerdem spielt eine mega süße Katze eine wichtige Rolle im Manga und sorgt auch für allerhand witzige Sezenen.
This gets 4 stars for the cat. Really. The romance was pretty standard but every scene with the cat was comedy gold.
Jake Hill
"Beware bear sightings."

That sentence really had me laughing which is probably pretty sad but it appealed to my humour and my humour obliged the writing with laughter. Seriously though, it was a good book. I was so super glad I didn't have to deal with the usual "I'm running away, so come after me and we can have rainy reunion where you confess loving me" thing. That honestly gets very old very fast. The art style does change a little bit as you go but that's not too noticeable. (For me, I manag
Another manga I'd been looking forward to, but this time I wasn't disappointed. I've long since suspected that manga that have cats in them automatically deserve at least one star more - because cats just add about 1000% cuteness.

"Honey Darling" doesn't have the deepest story or most multifaceted characters, but it's fun and cute and a great light read. It also teases at the usual BL tropes - omiai, one person wanting to leave to hide the fact they've fallen for the other etc. - without actually
My two main points about this manga:

1. The art: this mangaka is just a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I can totally understand why two straight guys as Kuma-sensei and Chii will get gay for the other. They are hot. And I don't mean "cute" (although Chii is, a LOT). They are just beautiful, in a Japanese style. I also like that the mangaka add the cat-ears to Chii every time he is angry.

2. It is more sweet than smutty: This volume has 8 chapters, and nothing happens in the first 7 chapters. By "nothing" I mean it
Jan 25, 2014 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, boys-love
I'm finding myself in a manga phase again for the first time in years, and for some reason in a yaoi phase -- which I normally don't read only because this subgenre tends to get kind of rapey.

So when I found this book -- with a totally consensual relationship, a stand-alone story, and actual character/romance development ~*~swoon~*~

Loved Kuma the bear (heh) and Chihiro and of course Shiro, the homeless little kitten who brings them together. As the author notes, it's not really boys' love manga
Lainey Phantomhive
Apr 23, 2016 Lainey Phantomhive rated it it was amazing
This might be my favorite manga of all time (sorry Embracing Love).

And hot too! (view spoiler)

Jul 11, 2014 Lissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yaoi
A very sweet couple. Story line was a bit contrived, but we'll executed. My only real problem was as is common, the whole gay for you thing. Neither man was originally gay but they end up in a relationship anyway. But I really love Sensei's art.
Apr 08, 2015 Daesy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
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Veronica K-M
Very run of the mill but very cute BL manga, with an extra soupçon of adorableness because KITTENS. (I actually loved all the visual punning on doctor "Kuma" being a bear shhh.)
Nov 12, 2014 Nova rated it really liked it
Isırırım çok tatlıydılar. Ukesi zaten dünya tatlısı, şapşallığı falan. Semenin azıcık hanzo bir tip oluşunu da sevdim, azıcık odun ama "kedilere" karşı değil loool
Jan 19, 2016 Miasen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really loved the style of this, much better than many other yaoi manga I've read. Cute, albeit pretty straight-forward story.
Jul 14, 2012 Cat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun, light read and can easily be one of those titles that is reread from time to time. The story isn't anything super original but the way the emotions and events are handled do it justice. There's no 'super' drama or 'evil' characters placed in the story just to stir things up. Instead we're treated to a more honest view of how Chihiro and Kumazawa meet and fall in love.

The artwork is gorgeous and, though Chihiro is a bit weepy and over-expressive sometimes, both characters are very
Feb 07, 2016 Dash rated it it was amazing
A cute story, not much drama, with a lot of cat's scene.
Nov 24, 2015 Angie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
I got this comic based on a blog recommendation, and I'll admit, it was pretty cute! Just your basic BL fluff, and don't worry, Chihiro (the one with the cat-ear jacket) doesn't act the way he looks: an insipid mouth breather. This is a comic that has better art on the inside than the outside!
Nov 24, 2015 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, m-m
Really cute and sweet. Loved it. And Shiro is sooooo cute!!!!
Ashley Cox
Mar 31, 2013 Ashley Cox rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yaoi, digital-format
"For the record this is a boy's love story!" An adorable manga about a stray kitten, a 'cat, and a 'bear'.
Monika Robinson
A cute story. Although they keep using the term wife for the uke.
Feb 24, 2014 Aiko rated it liked it
Ok story - lovely art.
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AKIRA Norikazu: 亜樹良のりかず

Older sister of the manga-ka collaboration team, Homerun Ken.

Likes: cigarettes, cats, sushi.
Dislikes: cinnamon.
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