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Synonyms: Occupation to Beloved
Japanese: O.B.


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 27, 2012 to Dec 27, 2013
Genres: RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, YaoiYaoi, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Authors: Nakamura, Asumiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Opera


Score: 7.931 (scored by 29462,946 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #1977
Members: 6,704
Favorites: 48
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Sequel to Doukyuusei and Sotsugyousei, continuing the relationship between two boys, Kusakabe Hikaru and Sajou Rihito, after high school and into college.


The series has been published in Spanish by Ediciones Tomodomo since June 2017.

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Mar 23, 2015
Cryptic-senpai (All reviews)
It's always a big letdown when highly-anticipated sequels end up being less than what you were hoping for. Such is the case with O.B., also called Occupation to Beloved, by Nakamura Asumiko. This manga is the sequel to Sotsugyousei, which is the sequel to Doukyuusei, and it starts off with the full expectation that you have read these previous works. Thus, it's advised that you do.

Why, exactly, am I so disillusioned by O.B.? Its prequels were slice of life manga, detailing the growth of the two main characters as they came to terms with their relationships and their desires for the future. O.B. promised, read more
Dec 6, 2019
katsue-maki (All reviews)
DO NOT MAKE THIS MISTAKE: You need to read "Sora to Hara" BEFORE reading O.B. otherwise you'll end up like myself and some others confused as to who these new characters are.

Occupation To Beloved is a continuation/epilogue of sorts for not just Kusakabe and Sajou, but many of the side characters as well. What always keeps me coming back to the series is the realism it treats to the fact these characters are gay. All these small moments like talking about sexual orientation with a classmate, or how a family member can lovingly expect their sexuality or for the family of another character not so read more

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