Ranked #874

Aitsu no Daihonmei (Manga)

Aitsu no Daihonmei

Alternative Titles

English: His Favorite
Synonyms: His Most Favorite, Love is Swallowed Whole, A Tortoise's Love Lasts for a Thousand Years, You're Everyone's Friend, Kimi wa Happoubijin, Koi wa Marunomi
Japanese: アイツの大本命


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Sep 15, 2006 to ?
Authors: Tanaka, Suzuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Magazine Be x Boy


Score: 8.011 (scored by 1784 users)
Ranked: #8742
Popularity: #1244
Members: 4,241
Favorites: 128
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Yoshida's poor popularity and constant teasing are caused by his unfortunate looks. He's short, scrawny, and is infamous for his almond-shaped eyes and the evident scar which plagues his left cheek. Just when Yoshida's school life continues to spiral down, Satou, the school's celebrity, confesses his love for him! But this is not good news at all when Yoshida assumes the worst in Satou since it's tough to trust those of high social status. With the help of both old and new friends, uncovering past memories, and the life-saving sound of the school bell, will Yoshida ever escape his bitter charades to his true sweet and friendly side?

Aitsu no Daihonmei breaks every rule in the romance handbook in the name of mixed signals, shared memories, and the sweet surrender of after school liaisons! Satou's feelings are crystal clear as Yoshida struggles in concealing his true colors. Blast off to the crazy adventures of Yoshida and Satou as the fruits of their labor grow of both their relationship, and of themselves as well.

(Source: Alipio)

Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Kimi wa Happoubijin (You're Everyone's Friend)
Volume 2: Kame no Koi wa Mannen A Tortoise's Love Lasts For A Thousand Years, Love is Swallowed Whole), Koi wa Marunomi (Love is Swallowed Whole)


Aitsu no Daihonmei has been published in English as His Favorite by SuBLime since September 11, 2012.


Yoshida, Yoshio
Yoshida, Yoshio
Satou, Takahiko
Satou, Takahiko
Takahashi, Toranosuke
Takahashi, Toranosuke
Nishida, Seijuurou
Nishida, Seijuurou

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Jan 9, 2010
This manga... Words cannot describe my love for this series. I check for updates every day, sometimes twice. It's urging on the side of obsession.

Needless to say, this is my favourite shounen ai manga yet. Basically, it's a very light story with lots of humor, cuteness and uke abuse. So if you like seeing ukes being abused and sadistic semes this will definitely be your cup of tea. I know it's mine.

Also, don't be fooled by the tag and think this is yaoi, because so far there hasn't been any action.It doesn't keep us perverts from hoping though, eh?
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Oct 29, 2011
This is probably one of the legendary ten yaoi that we're actually grateful to exist. Yes, it is that good, and it comes from a yaoi basher. Because we all know how horribly, amazingly idiotic and illogical yaoi can be, right?

So what is different here? The difference between this piece of masterpiece and thousands of other... UNPLEASANT yaoi manga is that this manga does. Not. Force it.
It is so realistic, yet so cute. It THANKFULLY has no unnecessary sex scenes at ALL, it doesn't show too many kisses or cuddles or stupid sentimental crap, yet it gives you that "oh-my-God-so-cute" feeling without a problem. read more
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Dec 10, 2013
My favorite thing about this manga is the things it doesn't do.

Over the past few weeks, I've spent a lot of time looking for a good yaoi manga. I'm a lesbian myself, but personally wouldn't care whether or not there was sex in the relationship - what I was looking for was a healthy, enjoyable male homosexual couple that could give me the same warm fuzzies my favorite het and yuri manga could.

I was... sadly disappointed. Actually, a more accurate way to say it is that I was horrified.

First off, there were the uke/seme tropes. Now I understand why they exist, and can enjoy them read more
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Aug 9, 2015

do I have to say anything else? Lol. I have fallen in love with the series at first read. This really is one of the best SHOUNEN AI I have read so far. And it didn't disappoint the fangirl inside of me.

I screamed and laugh at every page and chapter of this manga.

Yoshida and Satou are an interesting couple and you would love them and their story.

So I highly recommend this series to those shounen ai/yaoi fans that likes to read a new and refreshing manga. :)
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