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Legal Drug, Volume 03

(Legal Drug #3)

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Sent by Kakei to enroll in a mysterious high school, the boys must retrieve an equally mysterious ring. But Kudo and Himura discover that there is more to these hallowed halls than is out of the closet. And their discovery may very well uncover more about each other than they truly want to know. When the whole school decides to celebrate a marriage, more is set aflame than ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published June 7th 2005 by TokyoPop (first published 2003)
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Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {and so on}
Business as usual.

Kazahaya and Rikuo take another shady 'side job' from Kekei, this time infiltrating an exclusive, secluded all-boys high school in the mountains.
Their mission is to find a supposedly 'enchanted' ring and get it to a client.
Their only problems are that
1( they don't know where the ring is.
2( they don't know who their client is.
3( as usual, King Little Bitch Kekei has told them exactly jack shit about the mission besides what their objective is.

No pressure, right?

Kazahaya, having
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Tina Olah
Feb 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Some enjoyable train reading. Only one story in this volume, with a bit more gay content than what I remember from the first two.
Lör K.
The closing chapter to Legal Drug. Wow. I have no words.

First of all: mentions of r*pe trigger warning for anyone looking to have a read.

I have... never cried so much at one manga. The ending of their job in this volume was so emotional, so beautifully written and it really got to me. It was so pure and so sweet. I don't think I've ever cried at anything so much since I read Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog.

The art work in this is so amazing and the plot line and story
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Cornerofmadness
Jun 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga, lgbt, paranormal
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Alexei
Sep 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
{Sited from my website TeenageBookaholic }

(For all 3 books) Legal Drug is the story of Kazahaya Kudo, a man with a gift. Anything he touches, he sees visions about the object or person.Book one tells how Kudo came to be in this situation. After being found, dying in the streets, by Rikuo, he became roomates with him and works at the Green Drug Pharmacy with Rikuo, where his boss, Kakei, sends the two of them on missions for him that only Kudo could handle. Book two tells how Kakei sends the duo
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Rachel Thompson
Dec 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
The boys only have to undertake one mission in this volume, but it's a long one. They enroll in a private school to get their hands on a mysterious ring. Kazahaya is stunned to learn how open the students at this all-boys school are about relationships. They have a special tree for students to express their feelings to one another and a festival that leads up to a marriage ceremony. The bride is chosen by popular vote and this is the best chance Kazahaya has to get his hands on that ring.

The
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Lissibith
Feb 02, 2014 rated it liked it
In my review for vol. 2, I noted that it does one of the things this sort of book always seems to do, and that's put our main character in a dress. In this volume (the final for the series under its original title) we get another one - the all-boys boarding school.

Our two heroes get sent to said boarding school on a mission to find a ring, but they end up finding all sorts of other things - ghosts, more dresses, doppelgangers and the grand mystery (to Kazahaya at least) of dudes in
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Leila Anani
Last volume Tokyopop published of this supernatural BL series. Unlike the previous volumes, this only has one story - the boys go undercover in a boys school to retrieve a mysterious ring. The only way to get it is to win the popularity contest of school bride & groom. Yup more cross dressing again for Kudo and a strange tale of astral projection due to unrequited feelings.

Another intriguing volume. Its really frustrating that Tokyopop didn't continue with this series because the artork is
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Hannah
May 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Although it's only been 3 volumes, this manga shows a lot of promise in the way of how the plot is progressing.

Rikuo and Kazahaya are entertaining as usual, and their relationship really heats up in volume 3 with their latest case at an all-boys' school. Kazahaya's gender bending antics and cluelessness are hilarious. If you're into shounen-ai, then you'll find the abundant hints here quite a highlight. Aside from that, the mysteries surrounding the characters certainly keep readers on the edge
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Rowan McBride
Dec 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, yaoi-manga
Sad that there are no more volumes, and even sadder that so many questions were left unanswered, but overall at least the volume didn't end with a character sobbing in the shower (I'm looking at YOU, Hero-Heel!).

There's a little cosplay, great connection between Rikuo and Kazahaya, and the case they work in this volume comes to a satisfying conclusion.

I want more volumes, though. Hero-Heel was updated two years later. There's hope for all unfinished series out there, right? (like I can talk).

At
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Anna
Sep 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: japanese, manga, shonen-ai
Well, I almost gave this volume two stars. But again, the cliffhanger was excellent. There are a few books that do this - are crappy until the ending, which saves it. I remember now why I was so angry that this series was put on hold. I wonder if they'll ever pick it up again.

Really, the story in here was pretty weak. But the cliffhanger was just too cool to resist. I remember enjoying the two lead characters' rocky relationship. The slow degree to which their fondness develops is still good,
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Ellen
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, manga
This one breaks the pattern by being One Long Story away from Green Drug store.

Here CLAMP starts drawing Kazahaya with cat ears and tail when he gets upset (like every 10 pages, or every other page when he is hanging out with Rikou) and it's a goddamn delight. It continues to be a flirty, boys love-y supernatural manga by CLAMP! features some excellent cross dressing, swooning, and sexy implications.
Emily G
Sep 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really liked the premise of this volume, Kazahaya and Rikuo going undercover to an all-boys school that is about to celebrate a marriage ceremony! Kazahaya and Rikuo's relationship is also becoming more romantic rather than just all the one sided banter.

I have enjoyed re-reading this story and am definitely ready for more!
Laura E
Feb 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I think that was the first or second book of this series I read (I selected the series Alichino and Legal Drug as my entry into the world of Manga). I was confused about Kudo being portrayed as having fox (?) ears when he was angry. This wasn't repeated in either Volumes 1 or 2 so I accepted being confused. ;)

I can't wait for Vol. 4!
Shelley
Nov 10, 2013 rated it liked it
I found this an interesting spin on the all boys school high school. Themes of homosexuality are in the book but nothing that would offend any reader. The two main characters are placed in an all boys high school to find a coveted ring held by the school.
Brianna
Aug 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
it was pretty good series. i wish there was a little bit more but i guess not. I can see a relationship between Kudo and Himura coming on, but i guess it was never really brought to attention because there are only three book.
Veronika KaoruSaionji
I heard that studio CLAMP is magnificent, but I was very dissapointed by this manga. Some elements were interesting (ghosts of dead fireflies from destroyed lake in Tokyo was beautiful and very touching), but nothing so much special. I hope that other works by CLAMP are better.
Starbubbles
Sep 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
this one was so good! it really reminded me of xxxholic at the end, well it was more like the bonus story. anyway, i wish there was more to this series. it turned out to be so much better than i thought it would be
Gʀᴇʏʜᴀᴍᴇ
Sep 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm really disappointed this is the last book.

It seemed like CLAMP wasn't sure if this volume was its conclusion, giving us a not-so-wrapped up ending as readers might expect.

Still, the series is worth a good read.
Sarah Deutsch
Aug 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Apparently the version I had combined all three volumes into one!
I wish that the relationship between the boys had been developed more, but I did think this was a fun read!
C.E.
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Gah! Why did this have to end? I enjoyed this manga so much and it seemed like it was just warming up!
Karissa
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, z8-smanga, manga
Fun in an all-boys school, this story takes up the whole volume, but it is enjoyable for the shounen-ai moments and seeing Kazahaya in a chinese dress.
Kati
Sep 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-bl, 2016, in-german
Lovely story, the one about the boys school. Though, IMO, a bit too long. Still, it was nice to see a happy ending for a gay couple.
Gigi
a lot better than the first two in my opinion.
Lord
Jun 11, 2009 rated it did not like it
This one-volume long story is really a downfall from the previous suspense supernatural stories and it's also probably the reason this series was discontinued.
Jenni Noordhoek
Apr 09, 2014 rated it did not like it
Reason for 1 star: that boys' school arc.

sigh.

potential. gone.
Lucinda
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, manga, fantasy
The yaoi was really upped in this volume.
Rachael
Oct 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Wish they would start this series again...
Dinobotlover
Dec 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WANT MORE!
Peppermint Candycane
Oct 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, manga
son of a....they're not making a 4th one are they? :'(
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