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Toru is a shy and quiet student who has developed a special crush on his close friend Ryoji, the most popular member of the high school swim team. In front of Ryoji, Toru hides his feelings and acts as if he is just one of Ryoji's good friends, but in a moment out of the blue his world will be turned upside down as Ryoji will confess a secret desire for Toru. Dazzled, Toru ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Digital Manga Publishing (first published September 2001)
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Annelise Lestrange
Review originally posted on The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange :)


When I picked this up, I only wanted to pass the time and, thank God, the plot wasn’t overly complicated or anything and the main character, Toru, was a cutie :)

Baically, is the story of two friends: Toru and Ryoji. Toru loves Ryoji secretly and Ryoji has a sexual atraction towards Toru, but none of them knows about each other’s feelings until Ryoji admits to Toru that he gets aroused near him.

Honestly, I didn’t like Ryoji.
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Beck
Jun 12, 2010 Beck rated it really liked it
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Anne Freya
Inilah salah satu komik yg sukses bikin aku jengkel setengah mati wkt bacanya. 2 tokoh utamanya sama2 menyebalkan karakternya.
Leila Anani
This one shot remains one of my favourite yaoi titles. Art student Toru is in love with his seemingly straight best friend Ryoji. He is completely thrown for a loop when Ryoji claims that Toru turns him on and asks him to sleep with him to appease his curiosity. Toru reluctantly agrees but becomes tormented as he adores Ryoji who is simply using him for sex... and indeed continues his relationship with his girlfriend and makes no secret of the fact. The president of the art club takes pity on To ...more
Rick
Sep 07, 2015 Rick rated it really liked it
A lovely and entertaining manga. The characters had depth and were compelling. The blend of humor with the otherwise melodrama narrative was balanced wonderfully. There were a couple of moments when the translation seemed to have missed something, something that was trying to still be conveyed in the images but got lost in the language. I fear this happens far more often than it should. There were also a couple of sequences were the artist left faces half drawn or not done at all and while this ...more
Enya
Feb 11, 2015 Enya rated it liked it
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3.5 stars

The random italics of the translation I read were REALLY IRRITATING.
Otherwise, I really liked the story and the drawing style. Point deduction for emotionally manipulative second main character. Though it sometimes created humour. And I guess there's no fault in portraying people like that, it's just that I don't personally enjoy reading these portrays too much.
Buttons
Apr 10, 2016 Buttons rated it liked it
The love interest is an asshole only thinking of himself, even forcing himself on the protagonist and breaking his trust. But I don't know if it's part of his personality or part of puberty. He is kinda dumb and slow, but once he understands that he should devote him to only one person he is actually a nice person. The story is a bit gloomy but I like it, it screams puberty :D
Fanelli
May 04, 2013 Fanelli rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
I don't know how to feel about this one. I liked the plot but I didn't like the plot. It had its moments when the story was pretty great but the romance that went on I didn't understand sometimes. It seemed okay.
Seren
Nov 22, 2016 Seren rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Chi6761
very nice
Whispering_kage
Jan 09, 2011 Whispering_kage rated it really liked it
I thought it was very cute when I first read it about two years ago. To this day it is one of my favorites.
^_^,
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