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Hako no Naka

Hako no Naka

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Synonyms: In the Box, Out of the Cage
Japanese: 箱の中


Type: Novel
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 3
Status: Finished
Published: 2012
Genres: Drama, Romance, Yaoi
Authors: Konohara, Narise (Story)
Serialization: None


Score: 8.271 (scored by 98 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #12616
Members: 316
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Chapters: /3


Douno has been falsely convicted of molesting a woman on a train. He serves time in a group cell in prison, surrounded by inmates who are all suspicious in some way. Just as Douno's distrust of people reaches its peak, he is saved by the innocent kindness of his cellmate, Kitagawa. For Kitagawa, who is imprisoned as a murderer, this is the first time in his life that he feels the emotion of love. This complete edition encompasses the main work"In the Box" as well as "Out of the Cage" which tells their story after their release from prison.

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Sep 28, 2013
What I really love about Hako no Naka is how realistic the story is.

When I read the summary and saw the word "prison", I was immediately reminded of Deadlock Series, Under Grand Hotel and Lucky Dog 1 and thought "Oh this could be very interesting" plus it was written by one of my fave authors, Konohara Narise-sensei.

It was far different from those titles though. But I didn't care. The story was really good and I cried alot. It feels like this could really happen in real life and that's what I love about it.

The only thing I could complain is probably... lack of art. Yeah read more
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Aug 10, 2016
This series by Narise Konohara has 3 major works, followed by several short stories. They go as in order as follows:

1. In The Box (Hako no Naka)
2. The Fragile Swindler
3. Out of the Cage

Short stories:
4. And Then...
5. Rainy Day
6. Field of Silver Grass
7. Summer Vacation

Hako no Naka is placed in a Japanese prison setting, which was interesting in itself, with highly specific rules set down even to how you're to lie on your futons to sleep (it made me curious enough to even look up some documentaries on the stuff). What struck me was how very realistic the story felt and how natural a read more
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