Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai
Twittering Birds Never Fly.
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Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai

Alternative Titles

English: Twittering Birds Never Fly.
Synonyms: Don't Stay Gold, Tadayoedo Shizumazu, Saredo Naki mo sezu
Japanese: 囀る鳥は羽ばたかない


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Mar 31, 2008 to ?
Genres: DramaDrama, YaoiYaoi
Authors: Yoneda, Kou (Story & Art)
Serialization: ihr hertZ


Score: 8.451 (scored by 77257,725 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Members: 19,980
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Yakuza Yashiro, who only ever loved Kageyama, meets a new bodyguard, Doumeki Chikara. Unfortunately, the latter is impotent.

The masochistic, lewd and beautiful yakuza Yashiro and his silent, clumsy, impotent subordinate, Doumeki.
This is the story of a man who has never known happiness and of a man who is reborn by getting to know him.

(Source: MU)

Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Don't Stay Gold, Tadayoedo Shizumazu, Saredo Naki mo sezu.


Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai won the Sugoi Japan Award 2016, making it the first Boys' Love manga to receive the award.

The series has been published in English by Digital Manga Publishing as Twittering Birds Never Fly under the Juné imprint since September 24, 2014; in Polish by Kotori since October 2014; and in Spanish by Tomodomo Ediciones since Spring 2016.

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Mar 21, 2011
aindah (All reviews)
This 44 pages long oneshot has more characterization, more depth and more psychological insight than most multi-volume mangas. The story of this manga centers on the psychology of the main character, and it does so magnificently. Tadayoedo Shizumazu, Saredo Naki mo Sezu is only incidentaly yaoi. Primarily it deals with psychopathology of a messed up teen who thinks he's just fine, but is all but.
The flaw I found with this manga lies in my greed – I wanted more. I just wanted a few more pages, I wanted to read more.
Regardless of my voraciousness, it's one of the best psychological oneshots out there, and read more
Oct 15, 2011
mahalogi (All reviews)
If you havn't read this manga yet, here's a note; it basically goes in this order of one-shots:
-Tadayoedo Shizumazu, Saredo Naki mo Sezu
-Dont' Stay Gold
-Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai

One doesn't have to read them in order, they still make sense if you don't. Anyway, this review will be based on all the one-shots I guess, seeing as I wasn't disappointed in any of them and they are all based around the same characters.

The story is amazing, it...explains things so well seeing as it's only given one 'chapter' consisting of only 40+ pages to tell the story of each character and keep things interesting. So much is read more
Mar 23, 2012
mirreu (All reviews)
One of unforgettable BL mangas I've read. I don't write reviews usually, but I'm attempting to properly write one for this oneshot that made me feel so strongly attached to. Don't view this review too strictly though, it's my first.

Story: A high school yaoi story between classmates. Only the main character is fucked up, full of cynicism until someone reaches into the deep pits of his dark, injured and sad soul and saves him with kindness. And then love blossoms. It kept me interested with the little snippets of detail handed out to unfold one big picture like most oneshots while with idealisation pared down read more
Mar 11, 2015
Puervy (All reviews)
I see that it's been awhile since anyone wrote a review for this manga that is no longer a one-shot (up until now 16 chapters.) I can't seem to find this particular manga in book stores (honestly speaking I always get distracted and end up buying other books but I believe this story is close to ending.) Now, let's get to the juicy parts.

Story: 7
Although I seem to be enjoying this series quite a lot, it's still a typical and simple story. I do enjoy any type of 'Yakuza' love story (especially when the one who bottoms is the toughest one and older.) You have read more

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