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Boy's next Door

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  622 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Der 27-jährige Lehrer Adrian, der hinter seiner soliden und kinderlieben Fassade ein bitteres Unwesen treibt, trägt eine dunkle Vergangenheit mit sich. Lawrence, ein junger Stricher, beobachtet, wie Adrian einen anderen Strichjungen niedersticht. Am Tatort findet er einen silbernen Anhänger, den er als Indiz nutzen will, und sucht den Täter auf. Die beiden kommen sich nähe ...more
Paperback, 177 pages
Published February 28th 2005 by Carlsen Comics (first published January 1st 1998)
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Patrice
This is an urban contemporary manga that is shonen-ai/yaoi. I occassionally read M/M provided it's well written and a good story, although admittedly, it's not my first choice of genre. The manga is a psychological thriller that's heavy on emotion, while examining the worst and best of human nature in a place of brutal darkness.

The author/artist is best known for her Angel Sanctuary series, a sinsisterly gorgeous tale of incestous love ladden with biblical angelic/demonic combined east-west myt
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Matimate
Kaori Yuki managed to make an extraordinary plot serial killer specialized on prostitutes and young male prostitute plus one iguana.
It is all about messed childhood and very questionable sexual cravings and lot of blood.
Séverine
Boy's Next Door est un recueil de 3 histoires. Je vais surtout m'attarder sur la première, du même nom que le manga. Très sombre et portant un minimum sur le yaoi, avec toujours des meurtres à la pelle. Bienvenue dans l'univers de Kaori : des graphismes toujours aussi beaux, toujours aussi trash qu'à l'habitude.
On y découvre ici Clay, un instituteur surnommé Blindman, un tueur en série qui s'en prend uniquement aux prostitués. Nous découvrons son histoire, ses derniers meurtres, et surtout son e
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J. C.
Uhh.
I've come to believe that manga just isn't for me. My hopes for this one where quite high though, since I read part of Kaori Yuki's Angel Sanctuary series a while ago, which I really enjoyed.
Now I found this one in the depths of my bookshelves and... I don’t know.
I did not enjoy this, which is very sad since I like the author and the plot seemed really interesting to me.
But...it was so short. Like, a hundred pages short. The rest was two other stories which I couldn't even finish.
So, we
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Holly Interlandi
She's written a story about a serial killer and fourteen year old male prostitute who fall in love. There's lots of childhood angst involving clowns and gratuitous iguana symbolism. If you think that sounds weird, just read it. You have no idea to what depths this intimate story goes in punching you in the gut. Shakespeare has nothing on this. Seriously.
Lesedelfin
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Nels_cee
too much blood but great story... it's good to look at the dark side of things sometimes
Lola
So sad and short
Alba
Jan 15, 2013 Alba rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: manga
He aquí otro ejemplo de un gran manga hecho por Kaori Yuki. La autora parece no tener problemas para hablar de temas que en el Japón actual, siguen siendo tabues o ignorados. Ella explota esto en su favor y nos trae geniales mangas.
Tengo que decir que me revolví un poco con la historia, conforme lo leía, pero al final lo entendí todo. Aunque debo decir que para ser un one-shot estuvo bastante bien hecho, no me pareció tan completo como otros trabajos de la autora. Las razones que conducían a Law
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Sélen
Boys Next door est un super manga qui montre tellement de chose de la société, les dessins de Kaori Yuki sont toujours aussi beaux !
L'histoire est si poignante, bien que j'aurai voulu qu'elle soit plus longue, je ne suis pas déçu du récit. J'ai trouvé la fin triste bien que joyeuse, le fait que Lawrance meurt. On devine que depuis le début, quand Law parlait de liberté, il demandait à Adrian de le tuer et le fait qu'à la fin, pour sauver l'homme qu'il aime, il meurt c'était vraiment trop triste.
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Skyler Florence
I found it Dramatic and sweet, the ending was very brilliant. Almost like Romeo and Juliet type of thing, but most likely different. I always admired the cover of this book, and I suddenly picked it up and started to read it. It was a perfect story.
emily_oriley
A very dark story told from the point of view of a serial killer and not a Dexter-esque serial killer ya root for. Yet as dark and twisted as this story is my dark twisted brain loved it.
Veronika KaoruSaionji
Sad story about short and painful love of young male prostitute, sold his own older brother, and mad (male) serial killer of prostitutes (who suffered because he was as child abandoned his mother, who worked as prostitute and later she became his first victim - but he was unwanted child born from her rape when she was young girl...). The poor boy tries to save his beloved man very hard,but there is no salvation for them...
Cruel, sad and depresive. And without any happy end.
I dont like this manga
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Elif Akbaş
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Alois
The first Story ROCKS!, the 2nd was okay and the third was so-so BUT the art was beautifully drawed and the romance story of the first was very sweet
Jack
I've read this more than a handful of times.
And every time I cry and cry again.
The tragic ending for these two was so heartbreaking and yet it felt almost satisfying near the end.
The depth Kaori lures you into within a few chapters is simply wonderful.
I don't think I've ever cried as much for a one volume manga.
Val
bon alors un énorme 5/5 pour l'histoire principale, j'ai vraiment aimé, la seconde n'a pas beaucoup d'intérêt je mettrais tout juste un 2, la dernière m'a fait sourire, elle mérite un 3,5 à mon avis....
Grantaire
Absolutely AWESOME!
Lawrence is just a kid you want to take care of. Just how deep he feels about everything.
And there are a few people you just want to hit...hard
I love this manga!
Candy_phantom
this was one of the best manga ive ever read.the other stories besides the first one werent worth anything, but the first one made my cry.it was wonderful and it burns itself into ure mind
Lynx

In Chinese: 少年殘像
Means the shadow remains by a young boy.

Like others Yuki, Kaori's story. As a faithful reader, I did read it.
Angelique
Actually, this deserves more stars. The author is fantastic - the work is brilliantly scary and fascinating but it simply wasn't my taste.
Alina
the main story was awesome, but the others, which took up more than half of the manga were absolutely boring ~~
Leah
Despite not liking yaoi at all, I absolutely love Boys Next Door. The ending is incredibly depressing.
Jess
Super good & super dark. Bawled my eyes out at the end. Very light yaoi, much more inner angst/love story/thriller.
Denise
Aug 30, 2011 Denise rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
Loved the main story, unfortunately the other two weren't nearly as good.
Georgia
This left me depressed for a week. Although is was absolutely amazing.
Booker Like a Hooker
I'm so disgusted that I can't even finish the manga.
Michelle
Can't believe I read this book!!! It's awesome, though!
Brittney Bower
this is mess up to the extreme.
AnnaWeasley
Der traurigste Manga den es gibt T___T
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Kaori Yuki (see also 由貴 香織里) is a female Japanese manga artist best known for her gothic manga such as Earl Cain, its sequel Godchild, and Angel Sanctuary. Yuki debuted in 1987 with Natsufuku no Erii (夏服のエリー) which ran in the manga anthology Bessatsu Hana to Yume published by Hakusensha.

Her work is typically serialized in one of Hakusensha's two shōjo manga anthologies, Bessatsu Hana to Yume and
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