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Le Jeu du Chat et de la Souris, Tome 1 (The Game of Cat and Mouse #1)

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À cause de son caractère indécis, Kyoïchi s'est laissé prendre plusieurs fois au piège de l'adultère. Mais un jour, apparait devant lui un homme que son épouse a engagé pour enquêter sur ses infidélités : il s'agit d'Imagasé, un garçon qu'il a connu à la fac. Ce dernier accepte de garder le secret, mais en échange, il lui réclame son corps... Entre les deux hommes, c'est l ...more
Published November 26th 2009 by Asuka (first published 2006)
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Angsty. Intense. Whimsical. Volatile. Poignant. Sick. Fucked-up.

Obsessive and destructive.


Some stories are good regardless of the format. This manga held my heart in a grip and shattered my world for a few hours. Nothing here is admirable, or praiseworthy. The characters are unfaithful, dishonest, disloyal, mercurial, capricious, immoral, thoughtless, irresponsible, bloodsucking, spineless, inconsistent, mindless, opportunistic, selfish...

And totally, utterly, and impressively disfunct
Feb 15, 2017 rated it did not like it
Pues no me ha gustado, no veo química en la pareja y el dibujo no me seduce :(
Sep 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a bit torn about this - this was really, really good, but also rather painful to read at times. It's - I guess you could say that it's a love story, but not a romance. It's about a gay man who's in love with a straight man, and he basically ends up bullying the straight guy into a relationship with him. In a way, these two are very bad for each other, but they also fit together very well.
What hurt was to see how each of their stupidity and issues and ideas about how life is supposed to be e
I re-read this.
I'm so masochistic.

Read this review. She said it all.


I cried reading this.
Too many emotions.

Oct 08, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of angsty yaoi and soap opera
Recommended to Estara by: I've read various Setona Mizushiro mangas and they always are striking, if not always to my taste
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Kristal Kitap
Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Ben ne diyeyim şimdi bu çift hakkında ne anlatayım. Nasıl anlatayım. Uzun zamandır beni böyle etkileyen bi yaoi manga ile karşılaşmadım desem çok yavan kalır söylediklerim manganın güzelliği karşısında. Ten Count'ı es geçiyorum. O mangada en çok çizimlere hastayım fakat bu manga! Bu manga!

Ah nasıl aşktı bu yahu. Nasıl hissettirdi bana aktarmak istediği her bir duyguyu mangaka. Boğazıma bir kaç duygu birden çöreklenmiş olabilir gözümden bir kaç damla tuzlu su -Tatsumi sempaiye selamlar <3 :D-
Dec 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Title translation: The cornered mouse dreams of cheese.

This is actually a reread for me, and remember really enjoying this the first time. After several years of M/M fiction under my belt, I found the second time through...not so much.

This a gay-for-you story that presents two main characters that aren't very likeable. You have the married Kyoichi who has infidelity issues. Then you have his old college classmate/stalker/current private investigator Imagase who blackmails Kyoichi to have sexual
May 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Setona Mizushiro has always been one of my favourite manga authors (especially because of her Afterschool Nightmare series (seriously if you have not read it yet, I really recommend you to do it)) because of the way she portrayed her characters as complex and realistic human beings instead of the usual stereotypes we usually find in manga characters. I remember really enjoying this book and its sequel, and I could relate a lot to Imagase. I am probably going to start reading one of her other ser ...more
Nell Mendez
Jun 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who likes yaois and drama
overall I really enjoyed reading this yaoi :) at first kyouichi really annoyed me with his indecisiveness, to the point where I almost didn't even finish reading it, but then the story got intense and I saw that he was stuck between a rock and a hard place and could kind of empathize with him.
Blak Rayne
Kyuuso Ha Cheese no Yume Omiru or roughly, in English, The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese by Mitzushiro Setona is a graphic, psychologically taxing drama that paints a very realistic picture of what can happen in a relationship between a gay man and a straight man when both have serious personality flaws—not to mention when the straight man has no interest in the same sex.
Kyouichi's indecisive, so he can’t seem to commit to any relationship and cheats regularly. Thanks to his adulterous nature,
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kyoïchi va avoir trente ans, il est hétéro et n'a jamais connu l'amour, le vrai. Plusieurs filles l'on pourtant aimé, mais ça n'a jamais été réciproque. Par peur d'être trop insistant, il n'a jamais fait le premier pas, que ce soit un baisé, pour coucher ou un rendez-vous, et par culpabilité, il n'a jamais su dire non quand quelqu'un lui demandait de coucher avec, même pendant son mariage. Sa femme, ayant des doutes, engage un détective privé qui n'est autre que Imagasé, un ancien camarade de Ky ...more
Yoda Bor
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pour une mangaka dont je vous dis que je n’apprécie pas le style de dessin, voilà déjà la troisième série dont je vous parle :P .
J’avais eu un énorme coup de cœur pour X Day et le premier tome de L’infirmerie après les cours m’avait beaucoup plu.

Cette fois, c’est un tout autre style que nous propose l’auteur puisque Le Jeu du chat et de la souris est un yaoï. Ce n’est donc pas à mettre sous tous les yeux puisque les dessins sont très explicites.

Mais il ne s’agit pas que de ça parce que la relati
Sep 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: real-world, 2014, manga, m-m
I have to admit that I'm fascinated by how much I enjoyed it when just looking at what happens in a summary it would make me back off slowly (or quickly). And still... I really, really liked it!

One of the characters is obsessed with the other and seems to pressure him into a relationship, and the other keeps acting irrationally dramatic (well, they both are, but one is even more dramatic than the other) and jumps into bed with other people constantly. See? I said only reading the facts would ma
Hyla-sen *
Sep 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Seriously, there is nothing to do, i'm truly in love with Setona Mizushiro and her works!
This manga may not be at the same level of "Afterschool Nightmare", but i really appreciated also "Kyuuso Wa Cheese no Yume o Miru". The story is very simple but, strangely, it wasn't boring at all. I've never seen characters like Kyoichi and Imagase, and Kyoichi's prejudices and dreads can be sweet but can be also irritating. I have nothing else to say, except that i really liked reading this manga and i l
Jan 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mangamania, smartsmut
I am not exactly sure why I like this series so much. Maybe because it is not just PWP. There is a plot. It is refreshing that there are no Mary-Sue characters. The main characters - a black-mailer with obsessive-compulsive, control-freak issues and stalker tendencies and a weak-willed serial adulterer - are unlikely heroes who grew on me. The manga discusses issues like what is love, especially love between two men, and the selfish and obsessive nature of love. Unsurprisingly, there is a happy ...more
Anne Freya
Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
That taxi scene!!! XDDD OMG, bnr2 adegan yg ga bakal terlupakan. Sangat berkesan, huahahaha. Aku yakin kalo bertahun-tahun kemudian saat aku sudah lupa judul komik ini, aku pasti masi ingat dgn jelas seperti apa adegannya saking berkesannya, hahaha. (view spoiler)
Jul 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
japanese title is "kyuso wa cheese no yume wo miru".

it's really fantastic manga.
their romance is very painful but great.
though Imagase with verge hair love the other man,Kyoichi,so much,Kyoichi hardly accepted Imagase.

if you read it,you could not help being moved.
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMFG I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS ON GOODREADS THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS EVER (although I actually like its sequel more) Actually they seem to translate the japanese title to "The cornered rat dreams of cheese." That's the one I'm used to anyway.
Min Li Li
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yaoi
Imagese der susarım :3
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Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
so sweeet!
Eme San
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Me encantó la historia, conmueve, emociona, angustia y enternece... un drama maduro sobre amar a un hombre inmaduro.

Excelente dibujo.
Jul 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, owned
Très bon yaoi ! Pas neuneu pour un sous, dessins agréables, personnages travaillés. Si un bémol. C'est trop court ! :-)
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Mizushiro Setona (水城 せとな or 水城雪可奈) is a popular manga-ka (Japanese comics creator) who started out in the dōjinshi (self published manga) circles. Her first real dabble in the world of creating manga was in 1985 when she participated in the publication of a dōjinshi. She remained active in the dōjinshi world until her debut in 1993 with the short single "Fuyu ga Owarou Toshiteita" (Winter Was Endi ...more
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