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Japanese: ギミック
English: Gimmick
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Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 22, 2009
Genre: Boys Love Boys Love
Serialization: Daria
Authors: Rui, Someya (Story & Art)


Score: 7.341 (scored by 28992,899 users)
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Ranked: #43142
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Popularity: #4039
Members: 5,189
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Kenji has a penchant for dating girls, but he struggles to land a stable relationship. While standing devastated in the rain, Kenji is sighted by his friend Kei, who quickly accompanies the drenched man with an umbrella. The two end up letting themselves dry at Kei's home—and eventually sleep together on the same futon.

Although his younger brother thinks otherwise, Kei believes that two high school students resting on the same bed is not weird at all. However, the next time they repeat the deed, romantic feelings unravel and bloom—making Kei's futon warmer than usual.

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Dec 16, 2009
This is probably one of the best shounen-ai mangas i've read so far.
There's no hardcore stuff here, just kissing and a bit of embracing.
The art is so beautiful, the characters are funny, and the story is cute. It's about two friends who's relationship becomes a bit more after a night of surprise passion. Again, nothing real big.

Though it had me wishing there was more, I'm satisifed with this one-shot.
Jul 9, 2012
This is definitely one of my favorite manga with boy x boy love.
Gimmick is quite unique in my opinion,i really love the way they got to be closer and it is purely awesome,wish there would be another manga that would resemble Gimmick.
The art is purely beautiful and the characters sure had nice personalities . :D
It is worth reading , even if you're not the type that would be interested in mangas with boy x boy love,it has no hardcore scenes since it's shounen ai. Read it!You won't regret it!
Jan 27, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Writing a quick review because I honestly didn't understand how the other two reviews rated this as a "masterpiece."
Decent story, with little to no character development, which is partially due to it being a rather short one-shot. Simple and cute art.
A quick and cute read, but by no means a masterpiece of the shounen-ai genre. Clichéd, and you can find dozens of better variations of this.

I recommend this to someone who's new to shounen-ai. More experienced readers will find this mediocre and overrated.

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