Classmates: O.B.
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Synonyms: Occupation to Beloved
Japanese: O.B.
English: Classmates: O.B.
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 27, 2012 to Dec 27, 2013
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life, Erotica Erotica
Theme: School School
Serialization: Opera
Authors: Nakamura, Asumiko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.891 (scored by 35623,562 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #1950
Members: 8,093
Favorites: 55
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Even with the distance between them, Hikaru Kusakabe and Rihito Sajou have not given up on their promise to each other. Each time Kusakabe visits Sajou, their bond is strengthened and they are reminded of the passion they share. But on those silent days without so much as a phone call, Sajou is focused on his studies and socializing with his new friends.

When Kinosaki, Sajou's classmate, learns about Sajou's relationship with Kusakabe, it takes him by surprise. Despite wanting Sajou all for himself, he is supportive of the couple. However, Kinosaki might not be a threat to their relationship, as the sight of the warmth between the two men shows that the future they are about to face together is too special to ruin.

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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
Dec 31, 2021
abystoma2 (All reviews)
Another part in the franchise, released 3 years after the previous one. Was it enough time for the writing to improve? Lol nope.

As the Doukyuusei is continuously evolving into more and more generic BL story, I’m loosing the last shards of interest about its content. At this point, the only thing that’s setting it apart from an average BL manga is the artstyle. And that is unfortunately hardly enough.

The story still doesn’t want to know where it wants to go. Sure, the format of random bits from the lives of the characters could be interesting – if it were actually intesting, that is. It’s read more

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