Orie Nakano's girlfriend is cheating on him with two other men! One is the mysteriously untouchable Tatsumi, and the other is the basketball-playing upperclassman that Orie idolizes. But things are far from being as simple as they seem, and now the three men are inevitably pulled towards each other and bond together by their love for Yuka, which extends much farther than just the girl herself. Love, admiration and lust intermingle around them in an inescapble spiral in this coming of age sexy romance.
There's only two kind of feelings in this manga: hate and love. You could hate it because of Yuuka's unfair disloyalty, or the way Orie reacts, or the way the three boys make their mind. Or, you could love it beacuse of the story and the ending, or simply because you like threesome. It's a wonderful manga; you can read it once and once and once again. Highly recomended.
True enough, as the other reviewer said, this manga is simply love or hate. Either you like it or you love it. And it is pretty obvious, I belong to the ones who hate this manga.
Koi no Kawaki directs to the emotional appeal of the person reading it. That love and relationship is not just for two person involved in it, it can be for more. It says that love is complex and is a bittersweet situation, and sometimes even selfish, as in the case of Yuka getting three men all at the same time.
The mangaka tries to reason why she did this and that, and all of us being human beings, agreed that we are indeed selfish and her actions can be understandable. But what happens after is just unacceptable. Highly disturbing, if I may say so.
The synopsis itself is misleading; this manga, for me, cannot even be considered BL. The three boys do not love for each other nor they feel any sense of care for them. What they have in common is their feelings for the girl, Yuka, with the three of them having the sense of proximity with each other because of her. The story is dark, centering on the theme of love and hate, but the conflict resolution isn't well-explained. It is written in such a way that will leave you asking, "Why?" The smut scenes aren't even that great at all. It feels rape, but though the other party is "consenting."
Seriously, I can't even write a proper review; I just want to rant and rant.
Read if you are intrigued, but in order to not feel like the way I do, I suggest otherwise.read more
I agree with the other reviewers. It's a Manga you can either love or hate. I was kind of on the fence for the majority of the story. I dislike how the boys treated Orie and I dislike how Orie went to them in the end, but the art was excellent and, the story was rather... unique. Brilliant, even.
I suppose you can say I'm on the side of the haters, but I respect the way that the mangaka handled the story. Whether you hate it or not, it really is rather unique-that much I think we can all agree on.