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Synonyms: Tightrope, Doushiyoumo Nai Keredo Returns
Japanese: タイトロープ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 14, 2007 to Sep 13, 2008
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Erotica Erotica
Serialization: Dear+
Authors: Natsume, Isaku (Story & Art)


Score: 7.661 (scored by 66376,637 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: N/A2
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1403
Members: 13,480
Favorites: 59


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Volumes: /1
Chapters: /6


Tightrope tells the tale of the reluctant heir of a yakuza family and his childhood friend, and follows their love relationship that started budding in their school days and keeps developing slowly but surely.

(Source: Simona's BL Research Lab)

Included one-shot: Doushiyoumo Nai Keredo Returns (continuation/side story)


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Oct 27, 2013
Tight Rope is an enjoyable manga, to say the least. It has some major flaws, like lack of problem resolution and romantic payout, but is otherwise satisfying. The world it sets up is also confusing, leaving you wondering things such as: Where are the cops during all this!?

But the romance is fun and cute. It was nice to see Naoki slowly come to understand and accept Ryu's dependence on him and vice versa. A nice read, if you don't mind some vulgarity, and can just let yourself read a cute story.
May 3, 2013
Another great story by Natsume Isaku. This shonen-ai/yaoi actually has a proper plot. The main characters are not stereotypical for this genre which makes the story interesting and intriguing.

Ryu is the heir of a yakuza, strong-willed, loyal and a fierce fighter - everything the future leader should be. But he doesn't want to inherit the title because he wants to live a normal life with his childhood friend and love interest Naoki.
Naoki is very reserved, cynical and doesn't reciprocate Ryu's feelings. The story is written from Naoki's point of view and follows him as he grows as a person.

The art is less bishonen, more ...
Jul 2, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Tight Rope is an altogether decent manga. It is full of a legit mixture of things such as violence that many other stories that border around its kind lack. Once you start reading Tight Rope, its hard to turn away. One major turn off for this manga is that minor things that should be explained are overlooked, leaving you confused and wondering. This manga for me was hard to follow. This manga is all fine and good, but I feel as if it sort of repeats itself from chapter to chapter.

Overall Rating: I give this manga a six since it failed to truly grasp ...

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