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Ai no Kusabi Vol. 3: Nightmare (Ai no Kusabi #3)

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A Blondie takes a street mongrel as a pet, and the entire city buzzes with the scandal. However, Riki, ever the defiant pet, appears to be losing his master's interest. Is he on the verge of being abandoned?
Paperback, 176 pages
Published July 8th 2008 by Digital Manga Publishing (first published August 11th 2004)
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Icy, cold perfection gets to be awfully boring after a while. So when the previously emotionless android Iason Mink finally shows signs of life and warmth, the reader has to sit up and take notice.

Emotions are plumbed here as psychosexual situations are taken to their absolute limit. There are scenes that are decidedly potent in their sexual charge; what deepens them from being merely sick thrills are the emotions of the people involved. Iason and his fellow Blondys are presumably nothing more
An engaging continuation of a great story.
I was very intrigued to have a glimpse at those three years that Riki spent as Iason's pet.
The translation still leaves much to be desired, but it can't spoil my pleasure.
And I really don't remember whether it was mentioned in the anime or not that Iason was an android! Omg!
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Jun 16, 2015 Banafsheh Esmailzadeh rated it it was amazing
This just gets better and better! Ahh if only volume 4 wasn't exorbitantly priced! T_T I neeeeed ittttt
Bloody Otaku
May 15, 2013 Bloody Otaku rated it it was amazing
This book is definitely better than the previous two books except the Chronology that made kinda confused .

Well , after reading 3 books of the series I noticed that the ovas are nothing compared to the novels & I mean both the old & the remake & they don't fulfill the story , the characters & etc . But the most shocking thing to me that Iason-sama is an android ! WTF!?! That was never mentioned in the ovas as much as I remember at least !

Anyway , I enjoyed it so much & I hope
Jan 14, 2014 Julissa rated it liked it
Way better and more readable than the first two volumes.
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Japanese author and a key creator of the homoerotic subgenre known in Japan as shōnen ai ["boys' love"]. Yoshihara spent the first three years of her career writing straightforward homoerotic romance, before stumbling into sf, seemingly by accident, with the success of her signature work Ai no Kusabi (December 1986-October 1987 Shōsetsu June; 1990; trans as The Space Between 2007-2008 [see Checkli ...more
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