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Ten Count 5

(テンカウント / Ten Count #5)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  1,047 ratings  ·  83 reviews
Nachdem Kurose und Shirotani aus dem Fahrstuhl befreit wurden, teilen sie sich ein Taxi. Dummerweise kann Shirotani seine Gefühle nicht in Worte fassen und schweigt Kurose an. Er muss sich schnell überwinden und sich öffnen, sonst droht Kurose für immer aus seinem Leben zu verschwinden. Ob er das kann?
Paperback, 196 pages
Published February 16th 2017 by TOKYOPOP (first published August 30th 2016)
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Shin Mon Thway
This is one of the most explicitly and uncensored drawn mangas I’ve ever read! Hot damn! My body was on fire!!! 🔥🔥🔥

5 it hurts so good and please fill me stars

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Daniel
Sep 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one was so filthy I had to inhale nicotine and exhale regret.
Benjamin
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbttiqa
YES YES YES!!!! Finally more backstory and more sense in this relationship. That ending, though... Now I will have to wait until Vol. 6 is translated.
Cristina
Volume 5 was an interesting addition to Kurose's backstory and it was also nice to see Shirotani becoming a bit more assertive (well, sort of more assertive...).

It's strange how I'm finding this series at the same time deeply uncomfortable and totally addictive. I expect I'll have more to say when I'll finally get the chance to write a review for the whole thing.

The story in Vol. 5 finished with a bit of a cliffhanger and - although I took a sneaky peak at the following chapters online - I'll be
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Maria (Big City Bookworm)
I went on a binge and read volumes 2-5 all at once so I'm rating these 4 volumes as a whole.
This series is very problematic. Shirotani is forced into doing things after saying "stop" or "no" on multiple occasions. While sure, maybe he eventually wanted Kurose to do things to him...it didn't start out that way. While this series has its issues, it's pretty fast paced and an easy read. I wanted to know what happened next, mainly because I hoped the storyline would change for the better...but so fa
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Chiara
Maybe 2.5?

As this series goes on I am more and more conflicted? There are consent issues throughout the volumes that never seem to get resolved beyond Kurose saying "you wanted me to do them", even though Shirotani was telling him not to at the time. Regardless of his revelations later on that Kurose was right... No means no people.

I'm not entirely sure I'll continue, but I probably will because I'm invested.
MrsNightRead
ok this was strangely addictive I want more
Reija
The story of this series is kind of laughable at this point, with so many recurring BL tropes it's making me feel sort of nostalgic for some of the stuff I read back in my teens.
The art and actual smut is pretty and titillating to look at though, so I feel constantly entertained.
If you go in looking for strong characterisation and character motivations, this will leave you feeling lukewarm. If you like pretty art and spectacularly drawn porn...this is a series for you.
I will say though, that a
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Rod Brown
Go figure, the book kicks off with a big sex scene. I'm seeing a trend.

Last volume the sub was the subject of flashbacks to explain his mental state. What's good for the gander is good for the other gander, as the dom gets his flashback sequence this time.

With the relationship starting to make progress, isn't it almost time to introduce a new mystery character to cause disruption? Oh, yep, there she is on the last page.

I hope a transition to soap opera to draw the run out doesn't kill my interes
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Ekene
Dec 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So, first time I read this, it was my least favorite of the series since I had mixef feelings. Still have them but enjoyed it more

Original review: 12/18
I have mixed feeling about this one since we find out certain things about the love interest and his fascincation with germaphobes that has been questioning the relationship a little, but still I love these two. I fell hard for this series
Sophie
This just isn't working for me. I can sort of see what she is trying to do, but the plot feels so unbalanced. Others just do it way, way better, and no art can make up for this.
Jack Reynolds
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Yeah, I'm now getting to the point where I can't ship this couple anymore, especially after what happened in this volume. There were some sweet moments, but it's not going to make up for the romantic development of dubious consent and Kurose continuing to penetrate Shirotani to the point where the latter forgot the former was even inside him. That's just....no.

Takarai really needs to develop Shirotani's self-confidence more thoroughly outside of what he accomplished here. He still views himself
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Lex
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I devoured this manga series. LOL. Loved this! <3
Teetee
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-yaoi
Great series, definitely gets steamy as it goes along. This is an interesting glimpse though probably entirely realistic of someone struggling with OCD and falling for their Dr. Great artwork, just fantastic! Looking forward to future installments!
Kirsty
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay-romance, manga, yaoi
This volume was very interesting I have to admit.

You get to see Kurose's past and understand a little bit more why he acts the way he does. Doesn't excuse him being a jerk but it's a least it doesn't come out of nowhere now.

This volume has a full on sex scene in it, meaning intercourse for the first time. Its very graphic and yet beautiful drawn though again some may not be comfortable with this. Especially at such detail.

There was a part in this volume where Kurose actually says to Shiratani t
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Colleen
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Anna C
3.5 stars
Lou (Lou and Life)
I am so sad that this is the last volume that is currently out. The final volume is published at the end of January, and I am sad knowing that I'll have to wait two months to read that book! I am okay though, because this books closes enough that I won't die whilst waiting. I'll just be sadly over here waiting for the end to arrive to satisfy me.

This volume had everything that I was waiting for. I was waiting for Kurose and Shirotani to progress further and they did! I was waiting for insight in
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Amanda Setasha Hall
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zzz-2017, manga
WARNING: THIS IS SMUT.

So. I absolutely love this series. And as much as I love the art and this volume... I'm not sure where the story is going anymore. Shirotani is supposed to be a hard core germaphobe and even though he hasn't seen Kurose in months (view spoiler). It just seems to be moving far too fast as far as his situation.

I actually wanted to rate this 3 stars, but t
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Alexis U
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbtqia
Click here for a list of persistent issues with this series.

I reaLLY enjoyed this volume. Where the last volume leads us to believe Kurose's interest in Shirotani is more of a fetish, this volume dives into Kurose's backstory and how he developed a passion for studying psychosomatic medicine. There's also quite a bit of character development on Shirotani's end. And now I'm bummed that I don't have the last volume so I can finish this series!
Sarah
Nov 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review to come. Series review may be found on the listing for the first volume.

So, despite still being completely messed up, there is something I enjoy about this series. Maybe it's because it's written to make the reader feel uncomfortable, and the growth that comes from those feelings. As I mentioned in the notes for volume 4, the reader starts to understand how Shirotani's catalyst to his germophobia plays into his relationship with Kurose. In volume 5 we see Kurose's story, and that is expou
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BryluenLush
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dysfunctional is Normal

I'm in love with this series. Finding love and acceptance isn't easy, finding love and acceptance in spite of your quirks really isn't easy. These two are finding out the meaning of being together... well, together. I love how real her books are, Seven Days was a favorite of mine, both the Series and the Manga. I was excited when I found out that Ten Count was her series also.
Jonathan Carter
Dec 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story continues and I really love how the characters have been given more depth. Although I really wanted more from Shirotani's father/student relationship to have more of a backstory. But overall, I enjoyed this book so much, my only real issue is how there's not much from Kurose (I love him so much though).
Rachel Duncan
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was nice to see some background on Kurose. Part of me wants to drop this series because of how quickly it jumped to the r-rated stuff and I feel guilty reading it because it’s a tad problematic but I know this is the nature of the genre. I probably will continue but just maybe buy it digitally instead of physically. This was a solid volume though I really enjoyed it.
Camille
Dec 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yaoi-manga
Really enjoyed this volume. The story is slowly progressing. It's finally good to know a bit about Kurose and Shirotani's backstory. And can we just talk about that bitch, like seriously. I hate her so much. But I guess it's good to have her so it won't be too boring.
Monrucha▪♡▪
While I really enjoyed the beautiful art style, the story is highly problematic to say the least.
But will I continue to read it? Yes.
Mariah
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bought
I cried a little. I though volume four was emotional. I was not ready for volume five!
HolyChristy
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When does the next one come out 😭😭
hanna
how is volume 6 not on goodreads lmao

this has its problems but i so do not care
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