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Boy's next Door

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  539 ratings  ·  24 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...more
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.
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.
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...more
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.
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 don´t like this mang...more
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.
Pesadilla
I couldn't believe this manga was printed in English! I read it 12 or 13 years ago and I recently read this over. Frankly, I was disappointed. It was better in my memory. But still, not bad though. Especially its end is still great as I exptected. And now I realize this was happy end for all.
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.
AnnaCooper
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...more
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