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The Art of Loving

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As the son of a prominent and wealthy family, Yutaka wears the mask of a genteel elite student. Frustrated by this facade he must put up with and stifled by a future already laid out for him, the only way Yutaka can deal with the boredom and unhappiness of his empty life is through sexual release. Then one day, Tohno - a delinquent-looking student with blonde-dyed hair - s ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published April 5th 2006 by Digital Manga Publishing (first published November 1st 2001)
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Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
I liked this one but I didn't. It starts off knowing that these two are in an open-relationship, at least they are able to hook up with other women. I didn't really like that and it kind of jaded by view of the rest of the story. I did like how their relationship started and the art but I just couldn't get past the beginning. :(
Apr 19, 2016 Maya rated it liked it
Sooo the guy Yutaka feels more like a psychopath than a boy in love. This almost entire volume was from his point of view, and what I really was interested about was his little brother. Read it in 30 minutes or so, that's pretty cool, so I'll continue reading from this author everytime I'll take the bus ^^. A series still worth a shot. The art is pretty nice.
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Feb 26, 2014 Cara Cole rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: BL fans
Recommended to Cara by: my sister
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Sep 03, 2015 Rick rated it liked it
There is a lot of m/m romance manga that is just drivel. This is at least a step above the average stuff, but it still falls short in some ways. Secondary characters still get cheated out of fully drawn faces and there's a general disinterest in developing supporting characters beyond stereotypes. In contrast though the lead characters are interesting and the focus is on showing their relationship develope and evolve. Yes, this does have it's share of romance cliches but the lead characters are ...more
Sep 11, 2011 Jennieannie rated it liked it
This story as the unfortunate problem of being a set up to a sequel that doesn't exist. There was a solid foundation, the potential for great character development and a heartbreakingly wonderful romance; however none of that matters unless the story continues, which it does not. Apparently, this story is set in the same universe as the yaoi manga, Color . Hopefully that will shed some light on the two main characters, Yutaka and Tohno, as they really so seem to have the potential to be quite i ...more
Aug 30, 2011 Jennifer rated it liked it
This manga started off with a bang. Literally. After that it backtracks in time and the story of this encounter unfolds. Its not bad but its very short. I think it could have been a lot better had the author went a little further with the story before the intermission between books. I feel like it needed a little more plot development. I would like to know where this story is going though too bad I don't have the next in the series.
Interesting, obsessive theme similar to Zetsuai but on a totaly dumb down level. Yutaka hates woman and is obsessed with sex. He meets Tohno and becomes obsessed with having sex with Tohno. There is no volume 2, so I don't know how all this would have worked out but honestly I didn't care too much about the characters, so no big loss. Why translate an abandoned series?
Jan 09, 2011 Whispering_kage rated it it was ok
It started out okay but then it just, for me, went down hill. It was rushed and I was very dissapointed with the ending. They left it haning most likely thinking there would be a second volume but to this day I have not heard of one. Then again the only reason I would read it is so I can have colsure form the fisrt volume.
Feb 23, 2010 Devi rated it really liked it
Shelves: yaoi
Yutaka is the masturbation king! Ahahahaha! Although, honestly I don't think he really did it any more than most of the boys who I went to high school with... Anyway, it was entertaining and I can't wait to read volume 2, if its out anywhere anyway.
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Japanese: 影木 栄貴

Her real name is Eiko Naitou.

EIKI Eiki is a friend of ZAOU Taishi (TSUDA Mikiyo). She has published several solo manga, numerous yaoi doujinshi and one collaboration manga with Taishi Zaou. Eiki Eiki and Taishi Zaou go by the circle name Kodomo Keibitai and publish alone as well as with Zaougumi under the name Kozouya.

EIKI Eiki is the older sister of DAIGO (Daigo Naitou), the vocal
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