Kyuuso wa Cheese no Yume wo Miru
The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese
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Kyuuso wa Cheese no Yume wo Miru

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kyuuso wa Chiizu no Yume wo Miru
Japanese: 窮鼠はチーズの夢を見る
English: The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 6
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 2004 to Oct 2005
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Drama Drama, Erotica Erotica
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: Judy
Authors: Mizushiro, Setona (Story & Art)


Score: 7.651 (scored by 50165,016 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #2189
Members: 9,377
Favorites: 136


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When Kyoichi Otomo's wife starts to suspect that her husband is cheating on her, she hires a private eye, Imagase, to investigate him. However, not only does Imagase know Kyoichi from college, but he’s been nursing a crush on the man for years. Imagase gives Kyoichi an ultimatum: if Kyoichi wants to keep his cheating ways under wraps, then he has to give Imagase something in return. Imagase's demands start with a kiss, but as the two men become entangled in each other's lives, it soon becomes clear they each might want more than the other can give.

(Source: Seven Seas Entertainment)


Kyuuso wa Cheese no Yume wo Miru was published in English as The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese by Seven Seas Entertainment on November 26, 2019.



Apr 11, 2010
There will always be a manga with very obscure scenarios. Those with extensive narrations and dialogues that leads you in deep thought and reflection. Male homosexual relationships are intriguing, Kyuuso wa Cheese no Yume wo Miru is intriguing.

It is unmistakably a mouse trap.

If you ever thought reading one of the most decent stories that includes homosexual relationships, you may take this one into consideration. That which interweaves the art, characters and plot into a flawless lacework with no strings unwoven.

The story technically revolves around Kyouichi, a married man with lots of adultery in it. And it seems that these little mistakes he has gave a ...
Nov 22, 2014
I usually steer clear of yaoi. I do read adult mangas from time to time and I don't mind yuri, but I'd gag at the thought of gay men sex scenes.

Yet, I dare to say Kyuuso wa Cheese no Yume wo Miru is by a long shot the best adult manga I've read and one of the few (adult or non-adult) mangas that do portray what could be a real homossexual relationship.

Questioning and exploring one's sexuality was something I've always been fond of. I believe sexual identity is a grey and foggy area where nothing should absolutely labeled or defined.
Kyouichi finds ...
Sep 22, 2018
Mixed Feelings
In all honesty, this is one of the least problematic yaoi series I've read as of now, even if it's still twisted as it is. The reason I still like it though is because instead of being heteronormative and misleading about being gay, it openly accepts that a gay relationship is a relationship between two men, not a man who acts like an overly submissive man and an overly abusively agressive alpha man.

With all that out of the way, the only messed up parts of the story are left in the human nature of the characters, which I found to be very natural so ...

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