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Japanese: メンクイ!
English: Menkui!
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 14
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 2000 to Jun 10, 2003
Genre: Boys Love Boys Love
Serialization: Biblos
Authors: Tanaka, Suzuki (Story & Art)


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Ranked: #131152
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It’s hard to be in high school, especially when you live in the shadow of your stunningly attractive older brother. It only gets worse when the really cute guy from the class next to yours starts hanging around your house, presumably to catch a glimpse of said older brother. But things are not always as they seem! Kotori is often teased for being superficial, and with a brother like Kujaku, you can’t really blame him for thinking that looks are everything. However, once Akaiwa steps into his life, Kotori is heading for a lesson in deep trust and abiding love. There’s a lot more under the surface that he’s finally about to get a chance to see! (Source: BLU Manga)


Menkui! was published in English by Tokyopop's Blu Manga imprint from May 15, 2006 to January 9, 2007.


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May 11, 2020
Menkui! is a strange one... and yet, I have read it multiple times and it is still one of my favorite BL manga ever?? It is hard to explain.

The main focus of the story is Kotori, who has quite a plain face and personality and a very beautiful and admired brother. This leads to some disbelief when his school mate Akaiwa starts to court him. Kotori has a bunch of issues, and he doesn't feel worthy of the attention, while Akaiwa is absolutely smitten with him.

I loved the story and their relationship A LOT, especially in the first volume, where the story is the most ...
Apr 6, 2012
Mixed Feelings

I think that is how I would describe Menkui.

Why? The story starts out well enough. The "normal" younger brother of the most gorgeous older brother. The class full of attractive people. The love interests...

It begings as a really sweet romance.

But It Goes Nowhere.


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