Yabai Kimochi
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Yabai Kimochi

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Japanese: ヤバイ気持ち
English: Desire
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 4
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 2001
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Erotica Erotica
Theme: School School
Serialization: None
Authors: Honami, Yukine (Art), Kazumi, Maki (Story)


Score: 7.201 (scored by 13891,389 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #7321
Members: 2,475
Favorites: 13


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Tooru is a shy and quiet student who has developed a special crush on his close friend Ryouji, the most popular member of the high school swim team. In front of Ryouji, Tooru hides his feelings and acts as if he is just one of Ryouji's good friends, but in a moment out of the blue his world will be turned upside down as Ryouji will confess a secret desire for Tooru. Dazzled, Tooru can barely hide his excitement for Ryouji and quickly accepts his offer. As time passes, Tooru's happiness begins to fade knowing that his affair with Ryouji was just a fling based out of Ryouji's sexual curiosity.

Tooru, adamant about his feelings for Ryouji, confides in another one of his close friend, Kashiwazaki, about his dilemma. The two set off to devise a plan to test Ryouji's true intentions by faking a romantic relationship. Soon after, a frustrated and jealous Ryouji attempts to pry Tooru out of the arms of Kashiwazaki. Is it just as they planned? Yeah! That is of course until Tooru realizes Kashiwazaki wasn't really faking! How could he not have seen it coming?

Both Tooru and Ryouji have hidden their feelings from each other in the past, but now they have discovered that they were not the only ones. Will Tooru and Ryouji be reunited or will their true feelings for each other go unfulfilled?

(Source: DMP)


Yabai Kimochi was published in English as Desire by Digital Manga Publishing on November 1, 2004. It has also been published in German by Carlsen Verlag.

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Apr 5, 2008
Desire was one of the first Yaoi books I've read, and one that I really enjoyed. (Even if I did feel outraged at some parts) Toru's one of those characters whom your going to cheer for, he's really cute and a sweet guy who deserves happiness. Kashiwazaki's genuinely nice, and will have no trouble getting the support of a lot of readers. Ryoji's the one whom your going to feel like strangling. (Although he's sweet in his own way. ^^)

Pros: A highly engaging story and for all the drama in it, your going to be ecstatic at the ending.

Cons: You may feel really irked ...
Jun 21, 2013
Although i read it long ago, twice, i still plan on re-reading it, it's on my book shelf.
It's very emotionally reliable and takes you through the frustrations of being in the closet and in love with a straight friend.
The love interest does make some unclear decisions that seem like a plain fantasy of the protagonist but it manages to blend inside his already enigmatic nature and also the protagonist's reactions are reliable enough to view them as a little more than a plain fantasy. It's very moving.
The art is gorgeous, their face expressions are amazing, i love the thin, sharp yet soft lines the artist ...


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