Published: 1995 to 1998
Authors: Ragawa, Marimo (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume
Score: 8.031 (scored by 327 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
Sep 28, 2010
I am not very much of a yaoi fan at all, but I am quite the fan of FAKE. I found this on the recommendations list and I thought, why not? Man am I glad I took a look.
This story is vividly realistic. It shows powerful insight on the life of struggling gays and really proves the authors knowledge on the subject. It makes a strong connection to the reader and really makes you feel compassion for their struggles. It covers cheating, rape, death, HIV/AIDS, coming out, and so much more. The past that is given to Mel is deep and really grabs the reader.
Describing the characters is a bit difficult. Although I think the main romance is a very...well childish, it develops into a relationship the readers will be hooked on. It's steamy, jealous, passionate, sweet, intense, and full of the drama we all love to see!
All in all, I highly recommend this story! Especially if you yourself are a struggling gay or can relate! read more
Jul 14, 2010
Oct 7, 2012
Its about the story of a police man hiding his real self as a gay from all his colleagues, friends and family, and a very vulnerable but kind-hearted guy with a dark past. I remember reading how many times Kain Walker told his meeting with Mel Fredericks is a destiny.
I really thought nothing much about this story but it turned out very good. I really recommend this story. I love it!
Feb 19, 2013
I really love Mel.I don't usually like most of the ukes in Shounen-ai/yaoi mangas. Sometimes, I found him a bit too forgiving and bit unrealistic as how kind hearted he was. On the other side, I kind of disliked Kain until the end of the manga. He was cheating on Mel.
The art is a bit ugly. But I got used to it.