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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: 7.891 (scored by 35843,584 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: N/A2
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2886
Members: 6,991
Favorites: 343


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Chapters: /20


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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Nov 27, 2011
Fake, really it's anything but. The story is a-ma-zing and wonderful. I've yet to come across anything half as romantic, yaoi or not!

Story- 10

Alot of the time in yaoi manga, once the romance dies down there is no reason is read due to lack of a good plot, but Fake doesn't follow this rule! Since it's a cop/detective thing, you can expect lots of mystery and suspense.

Some of the crimes are a bit out of the left field, but if you've ever watched a crime show, this isn't anything new nor does it disturb the plot.

The only that did continuously grate my nerves ...
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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