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Haru yo, Koi

Haru yo, Koi

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Men and Women Wish for a Spring Romance, Frills: Maid no Monogatari
Japanese: 春よ、来い

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 11
Chapters: 96
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 3, 1999 to Apr 1, 2003
Authors: Saki, Kaori (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Magazine Uppers

Statistics

Score: 7.411 (scored by 1976 users)
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Ranked: #41812
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Popularity: #1615
Members: 3,664
Favorites: 46
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Volumes: /11
Chapters: /96

Synopsis

Mafuyu Sone was caught petting a girl at school and is sent to live with her brother Takashi in Tokyo. Takashi's hospitality is sorely tested when the other girl, Sae Shirai, also shows up. Sae has been disowned by her parents and has nowhere else to go. Just as Takashi is finally getting used to the situation, feelings cool between Mafuyu and Sae. Decency forces Takashi to act like a big brother for the distraught Sae, but he discovers this means trouble for his own relationship with Mariko Abe.

(Source: ANN)

Included one-shot:
Volume 11: Frills: Maid no Monogatari (2 parts)

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Characters

Shirai, Sae
Shirai, Sae
Main
Sone, Mafuyu
Sone, Mafuyu
Main
Sone, Takashi
Sone, Takashi
Main
Matsuda, Misaho
Matsuda, Misaho
Supporting
Oostuka, Ami
Oostuka, Ami
Supporting

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diedrupo
Sep 21, 2009
Just finished reading all of Haru yo Koi. I remember first hearing about this manga back when only the first few chapters were scanslated, and fast forward a few years, I finally have the chance to read the whole thing, and I must say, Saki Kaori, though known more for his pornographic comics, really knows how to tell a heartful story.

Haru yo Koi, despite the initial premise, is really about the main character Sone and his various relationships. We see his first real girlfriend, and then his side girlfriend, and we see the end of those relationships. Fast forward and we see another two girls read more
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LyssusX
Jan 8, 2014
This manga just pisses me off.

Read it for the yuri, enjoyed it quite a bit in the beginning. But I should have stopped after chapter 6 because then everything just turns to shit when the mangaka makes all the main characters literally fuck everybody they meet.

Chapter 7 dropped all of my hopes of this being a great, hilarious yuri manga. The mangaka clearly does not understand sexuality because she failed to get that gay girls DO NOT FUCK GUYS WHEN THEY ARE DENIED BY THE GIRL THEY LIKE. THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN. THAT IS NOT THE MEANING OF YURI AND LESBIANS.

In spite of this ridiculous read more
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mnmike2002
Apr 20, 2015
A dramatic seinen manga about the twists and turns of an emotionally immature college student's love life that isn't quite as good as the sum of its parts.

For most of the manga, the focus is on four main characters:

- Takashi: The aforementioned student, who is living alone until the start of the story, until his sister (and his sister's female lover) move in with him.

- Mafuyu: Takashi's sister, a high school student experimenting with sex and love for the first time.

- Sae: Mafuyu's bisexual girlfriend, who has dropped out of high school and is chasing her lover.

- Mariko: A girl with a crush on read more
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Malhavok
Nov 12, 2015
First off - anyone reading this that is expecting it to be a yuri-centric manga, drop those expectations right now. The story clearly focuses on Takashi and his relationships with various women, including the main heroine Sae. Sae herself is obviously bisexual and her meeting with Takashi was through her relationship with Takashi's sister who is an experimenting lesbian. Other than that tenuous link and a few panels of ecchi drawings, the story does not focus on characters sexual orientations at all.

That being said, this manga is pretty good. The art is nice and clear, with panels easy to follow and without overblown tones read more
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