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Japanese: コンプレックス


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 24
Status: Finished
Published: 1996 to 2002
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Erotica Erotica
Serialization: None
Authors: Manda, Ringo (Story & Art)


Score: 8.171 (scored by 16891,689 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #4929
Members: 3,874
Favorites: 140
Ranked N/APopularity #4929Members 3,874
MangaManda, Ringo (Story & Art)
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Volumes: /4
Chapters: /24


This is a story of boy meets boy—and everything after that.

Complex is about the lives of Junichi and Tatsuya, two childhood friends who just so happen to love each other. We explore each step of their lives, from grade school to the golden years, through the good times and the bad, revealing that a relationship between two men are nothing but complex.

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Feb 8, 2018
This title might be the most fitting one for a manga, ever. Because complex it is. And absolutely frickin' amazing.

This work proves the proverb that one shouldn't judge a book by its cover.

It's been on my (huge and constantly growing) read list for many years. I added it because of the raving reviews but I just haven't been able to muster up the motivation for reading it--since the cover of volume one was so extremely offputting to my taste in comic art.
But in the name of research for recommendations to others--I decided to finally get it over with and read it.
I ended up ...
Dec 28, 2013
When I started to read this manga, until I got through the first chapter, I thought that it was absolutely horrible. I expected that the storyline will go on like that, following whatever happened in the first chapter. I said to myself, "There's no way I can read 24 chapters of this!" and wanted to drop it. Now I'm glad I didn't.

The story of this manga is, according to the title, the most complex story I have ever read. No other manga ever followed the main characters through their entire life as this one did.
The main thing this manga shows is life. In only ...
Jan 31, 2023
Mixed Feelings
this story is not for everyone. For example (though I sincerely doubt such people would even be on this side of myanimelist) if you're uncomfortable about gay people existing as human beings and not inherently deviant, you might not want to read this. However, if you're someone who's made uncomfortable by the depiction of homophobia in general, you might not want to read this either. You also don't want to read this if pedophilia is something you can't stomach, because the author is pedophilic (she draws shotacon in the first chapter and in a bonus chapter), and expresses that in her work. rest of the ...

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