Ten Count
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Ten Count

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Synonyms: 10 Count
Japanese: テンカウント
English: Ten Count
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 51
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 13, 2013 to Nov 14, 2017
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Erotica Erotica
Serialization: Dear+
Authors: Takarai, Rihito (Story & Art)


Score: 7.951 (scored by 2432324,323 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #248
Members: 52,901
Favorites: 2,666

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Tadaomi Shirotani is the secretary to the company president of Tosawa Corporation—and is a severe mysophobe. His obsessive-compulsive disorder has limited him in every aspect, from being unable to leave the house without a pair of gloves on, to cleaning his hands vigorously enough to make them bleed.

When the president gets into an accident, he is saved by a mysterious young man who departs as quickly as he appears. Ordered to go after him, Shirotani meets Riku Kurose, a man who is able to quickly identify his mysophobia. Begrudgingly taking his advice to seek help from a professional, Shirotani visits Shimada Psychosomatics with the hope of seeing a psychiatrist. When he once again runs into Kurose there, the man reveals that he himself is a counselor at the clinic, and offers to treat Shirotani's condition.

Kurose asks him to write a list of 10 things he is reluctant to do—thus beginning his course of exposure therapy. Yet, Shirotani wonders why Kurose would show such kindness to a stranger. After all, the two have barely met, and Kurose does not deny the accusations of an ulterior motive.

With number 10 on the list left blank by an undecided Shirotani, Kurose issues a challenge. Once Shirotani figures out the last item, the thing he would hate to do the most, only then will his newfound counselor finally tell him the truth.

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Ten Count has been published in English by VIZ Media under the SuBLime imprint since August 9, 2016; in French by Taïfu Comics since September 25, 2014; in Korean by Ruvill since October 10, 2014; in Thai by Luck Pim since April 2015; in German by Tokyopop since April 13 2015; in Polish by Kotori since November 18, 2016, and in Spanish by Ivrea España since October 2017.

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Aug 6, 2019
Tovabeeru (All reviews)
My friend made me read this... Now, I'm gonna say - yaoi isn't my cup of tea. But it started really nice. I liked the concept!

Then it went downhill from there... The relationship between main characters could be so much better. Instead, the author just made a huge mess halfway through the story. Really. It started as really heartwarming and interesting story. Then it became porn
I really wish that characters would be more fleshed out too.. Shirotani is your typical uke, just blushing and being submissive. I really doubt a real person would act like he did. I really wish he'd stand his ground. Instead read more
Nov 12, 2018
KatieThairu33 (All reviews)
Let me start with a caveat. I read the reviews here first and then started reading Ten Count. So, I was initially not happy with the dominating seme and forcing...may be coercion is a better word for it...that is depicted in Ten Count. However, I couldn't get the story out of my mind. It really hits you in your heart. So, I wondered if I was missing something and I read it again.

And here's my opinion. A lot of the reviewers here focus on the BL trope and maybe they're sick of it. But in this story, I believe it truly was a part read more
Mar 2, 2021
Jupiter20 (All reviews)
Ten Count is a great example of how to ruin a good idea with stereotypical yaoi stuff.
The topic discussed at the beginning is quite original, because it gives a field for showing off and developing the topic well, but well not in this life.
The first two volumes are quite neat, because we have psychological motives here, including work with a psychologist i.t.d. The subject is well developed and then it flies down at the speed of light. Yes, the typical yaoi pwp starts. Plot what plot? The next two volumes are typical bad yaoi porn, in which seme looks like he has no emotions read more
Jan 29, 2020
deadoptimist (All reviews)
Oh, Ten Count. I stumble on it in every second list, and seeing it always reminds me of my disappointment. It made me feel lost. Why build such an enticing premise only to dissolve it in stereotypes later? Truly, the thing that is the most violated in this manga is probably not uke’s ass, but the hope for good story built in the early chapters.

But first I’ll get over the art quick. You see the amazing covers? Elegant, clean, and enticing, these images indeed sell. But the manga itself isn’t like that. Sure, airy and emotional, its art has personality and shines in sex scenes. read more

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