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Adekan (Manga)


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English: Adekan
Japanese: 艶漢


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: 2007 to ?
Authors: Tsukiji, Nao (Story & Art)
Serialization: Wings


Score: 8.311 (scored by 1075 users)
Ranked: #3532
Popularity: #1236
Members: 3,550
Favorites: 214
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Laid-back and somewhat absent-mindedly seductive umbrella craftsman Shiro (sans loincloth) and hot-blooded officer Kojiro, who stands against all things undisciplined, get involved in a bloody and erotic thrill-ride in an off-kilter town. This action packed jack-of-all-trades will have you swooning at its sexiness and leave you more addicted than opium! Tsujiki Nao's very first collection of works!

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Side story: Adekan: Mata, Ame no Koro ni wa


Yamada, Kojiro
Yoshiwara, Shiro
Yoshiwara, Anri

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Apr 2, 2011
In a quirky, fantastical-historical Japan, Yamada is a policeman who considers himself a missionary of good citizenship. He gets so bogged down with helping ladies carry home their groceries, that he forgets his real police duties, like solving murder cases. So when he meets Shiro, a young man who lives like a slob, can't cook, and hates to wear clothes, he quickly takes the guy under his wing. First order of business? Get the guy to put on some underwear.

I'll get it out of the way now in case it's an issue for anyone: it's scanlated by a group that does read more
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Feb 17, 2015
Story: Set in a historical period of time which follows the concept of human to human interaction and differences made on the basis of class, creed, religion and socio-politics. Showcasing the lighter and the darker aspects of human behaviour, certainly a fine take on it. Packed with utter hilarity, sarcasm, borderline jokes and bromance as the 'cherry on top', now someone who is intolerant to the romanticization of guy to guy, this will not be your cup of tea, because it's filled with it, but don't get the wrong idea of this being a shounen-ai because it isn't. The highlighting of comical aspects in a read more
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Dec 28, 2013
I'm compelled to say that this manga's saving grace is its art, but that makes it seem like the story is the pits when that's not really the case. Plot-wise, it is not a total yawn fest, but it's not anything spectacular. It seems to encapsulate a sort of slice-of-life feel, where the main characters go on mystery-solving adventures and meet a hodgepodge of different characters, each with their own story. And it is distinctively shoujo.

What elevates this manga is its beautiful, beautiful art. This is one of those mangas worth reading JUST for the art.

Ok I think I have repeated that point enough read more
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Mar 5, 2015
This is a manga that will have you checking for updates constantly. For the art, characters, and story.

Story: So far it seems to be episodic with an over arcing plot line following the adventures (and pasts) of an umbrella salesman named Shiro and a policeman named Kojiro, in a place that seems reminiscent of Meiji era Japan. I say seems because the only way I can really describe the setting is steampunk, Japan-style. The author also seems to love huge plot twists, and pulls them off in a way that makes it actually believable, which is quite fun. Though there is a main read more
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Same author, historical setting and filled with comical moments. It doesn't follow a single storyline and are rather a series of oneshots, but what makes it similar to Adekan is the showcasing of human to human interaction in different situations as per societal norms. While Adekan is filled with hilarity yet it has a dark side to it, this one is more of a lighter version on the topic, all in all quite the good read.
Lithe ninja-fighters. Main characters are a guy who takes it upon himself to watch out for someone who *seems* weak and apathetic.
Slightly off-beat historical fantasies. Nice-looking guys who can fight like nobody's business.
They are not the same!? However the relationship between the two main characters have the same feeling of a mother with her sloppy child?! the same with tumaki and the main girl in ouran!? check out adekan the main guys are bishies :P
Main personages are very similar. Both mangas about eccentrical policeman and his freind shopkeeper.
Adekan also contains hints on shounen-ai. Both are very comical. You'll enjoy it!

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