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English: Menkui!
Japanese: メンクイ!


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 14
Status: Finished
Published: Jul , 2000 to Jun 10, 2003
Genres: RomanceRomance, Shounen AiShounen Ai
Authors: Tanaka, Suzuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Biblos


Score: 6.741 (scored by 386386 users)
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Ranked: #104262
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Popularity: #13556
Members: 716
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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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Apr 6, 2012
sweeny (All reviews)

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.

The conlcusion is lack luster, from volume 2 is has this weird movement into a supernatural mirror world, and volume 3 has a parallel world. And neither of these things move the story along.

I just can't recomment it. After a delightful first volume, it just fell flat on its face.

May 11, 2020
Ragne (All reviews)
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 read more

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