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Japanese: FAKE
English: Fake
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 20
Status: Finished
Published: 1993 to May 6, 2000
Genres: Action Action, Boys Love Boys Love, Comedy Comedy, Erotica Erotica
Serialization: Magazine Be x Boy
Authors: Matoh, Sanami (Story & Art)


Score: 7.901 (scored by 35073,507 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #2529
Members: 6,727
Favorites: 327

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Half-Japanese Randy "Ryo" Maclean is assigned as a new detective to the 27th precinct at the New York City Police Department. His boss pairs him with Dee Laytner, a good-looking veteran prone to impulsiveness. Much to Ryo's confusion, Dee takes an immediate interest in his new partner.

In their first case together, Ryo and Dee must take care of Bikky—a young boy whose father was killed due to his involvement in a shady drug trafficking business. Bikky denies having any knowledge about his father's actions prior to his murder. Even so, it is up to Ryo and Dee to protect the boy from those wanting to get rid of him and preserve any evidence he might be holding back.

As time goes on and the detective duo works increasingly more together, the distance between them gradually shortens. But could Ryo ever reciprocate Dee's feelings?

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Fake was published in English by Tokyopop from May 6, 2003 to May 4, 2004.

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Apr 26, 2008
FAKE is possibly the most romantic series--shounen-ai or not--I have ever read.

The story is pretty much two NYC cops falling in love...not much to it. They go on cases, chill after work, etc. Some of the cases themselves get pretty intense, though.

Sanami Matoh's art takes awhile to get used to; many characters look alike and the older characters are drawn very rough. But aside from that, her art is unique and her characters are really very beautifully drawn--not scrawny or pretty boy-esque like your typical manga protagonists.

The characters are what really got to me--you can't get much more real than them. Dee and ...
Sep 28, 2010
Although am I not all that into shounen-ai/yaoi, I have to say I adoreded this series!

FAKE is one of those stories that most people wouldn't think to read. Admitedly, the art is a bit of a turn off since it does not follow the traditonal manga style and can be, at times, very awkward looking. But it really is a shame not many people will pick this story up!

Lets start with the plot. Although it has a pretty generic base (two NYPD detectives solving crimes and living life) it really is a lot more in depth then you'd think. Each case the characters solve ...
Dec 13, 2009
This is one of my favorite manga, and also my first yaoi. It’s a must for any yaoi fan.

Story: Not a very complicated story, not hard to follow but very interesting. It isn’t like most love story, there’s something special between the two main characters that you will love. NY Cops confront a lot of crimes, and Dee & Ryo confront many crimes with personal ties. Just addicting!

Art: Sanami-sensei’s drawings are quite rough, and you need some time to get used to them. She progresses as the manga progresses, though I must say the first Volume is the roughest and it fools you. But never ...

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