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Midaresomenishi: A Legend of Samurai Love

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When a roguish samurai embarks upon a mission to rescue his brother from the clutches of a fiendish feudal lord, he himself becomes a pawn of the debauched villain. Subjugation, humiliation, and passion ensue in this long-awaited epic by Kazuma Kodaka. This stand-alone melodrama is perfect for first-time yaoi readers.
Paperback, 216 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Be Beautiful (first published January 1st 1999)
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Blak Rayne
Loved the artistry and it's exactly what I've come to expect from Kazuma Kodaka. She's a fabulous artist and her characters are eye catching. But unfortunately, the story was very predictable and the ending blah. Midaresomenishi 'A Legend of Samurai Love' had the potential for a lot more. Shirou is what I call a modified uke. I felt he could've put up more a fight against Sougetsu (seme). He has all the attributes and is a very strong individual but basically lacks the balls. Sougetsu is just a ...more
Mar 16, 2015 Adara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-yaoi
This was awful. Overly cliched, sex positions and body proportions that didn't work for me, just bad. The art was okay, but the MC being so self-absorbed that he was clueless about how his brother was being kept didn't fly with me. There were so many "plot points" that were glossed over as to be laughable, and then they threw in the hooker with a heart of gold at the end who couldn't tame the beast. What the hell was the point of that chapter? To fill the book?

Ugh, just not worth the time. I do
Talyseon Talyseon
This is a Yaoi novel, meaning a Japanese graphic novel about romance between men, written for and by women. This is not a delicate Yaoi about school boys; this is a rough and brutal lemon Yaoi about Samurai. That said, it was very well done, and intriguing, if deeply disturbing. Check out my full review: Midaresomenishi: A Legend of Samurai Love
Blak Rayne
Aug 13, 2010 Blak Rayne rated it really liked it
Kazuma Kodaka is one of my favourite artists in this genre (Yaoi) and she's a superb story teller. Midaresomenishi is brutal compared to Kizuna, but taking into consideration the era in which the story takes place and who the characters are, it's understandable.
Jul 27, 2009 okyrhoe rated it really liked it
OK, so the story is not faithful to the samurai code, but this is a fantasy, after all.
Judging by the 'romantic' cover illustration I expected the manga to be somewhat 'fluffy' but it is truly an intense, hard & hot story. Nice graphics as well.
My favorite yaoi so far!
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The sexual content was brutal in this book compared to most of Kazuma's work, but still loved it.
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Associated names :
КОДАКА Кадзума
K2 Company

Name (in native language) : こだか和麻

Zodiac : Scorpio

Blood type : O

Kodaka-sensei made her debut in 1989 with Sessa Takuma! in Shounen Champion. Today she is one of the most popular Boys' Love authors. She is famous for her work on designing the characters for Triple X's BL anime Boku no Sekuhara (My Sexual Harassment) and is also the beloved autho
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