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On his way to work, Kanou gets “saved” by a high school student…
Between small talk with his young savior “Campanella”, casual conversations with his boss, and a new part-timer who seems to be vying for his attention, Kanou doesn’t really know if he’s in a good mood or not…
Kanou thinks it’s probably not a bad idea to just let himself be healed by his short moments with “Campanella”.
Every night for the past ten nights, Kanou and his boss have been having dinner together. Is it the height of stupidity for Kanou to think there’s something going on between the lines here?
Kanou’s boss may have fallen into bed with him, and may have said they should date, but he also insists he’s not in any way gay! Incensed, Kanou goes off and meets Campanella…
#6 & bonus track –
As Kanou and his boss finally figure out what their relationship should be, he decides to bid Campanella farewell.
Fresh from a break up with his boyfriend, Kanou is depressed, and he wonders where things went wrong. He thinks of committing suicide by walking straight to the upcoming train on his way to work, but a high school student stops him. Since then, Kanou seemed to always run into the boy who smiles or greets him at the train station every morning. Kanou dubs his savior ‘Campanella,’ a character from a book he read. Meanwhile, at work, Kanou continues to work hard as usual and finds himself being drawn closer to his boss. Will his new-found feelings bring him happiness, or will it end up in tears again?
STAGE 1 –
Kou and Nagisa don’t get along, but they might find what they’ve been looking for in their dance.
STAGE 2 –
How is the mood in the studio looking like the day after Kou and Nagisa danced together? Could sharing their practice time do wonders for their dynamic?
STAGE 3 –
Kou’s been hiding something, and the more Nagisa tries to be there from him, the more Kou pushes him away. How can Kou tell Nagisa what it is when he doesn’t even know, himself?
STAGE 4 –
On the pole, Kou and Nagisa have a chemistry so perfect it might as well have been a miracle. But there’s been something on Kou’s mind, a ghost of his past strong enough to make his dance stop.
STAGE 5 –
Kou touches him roughly and aggressively, then bolts. Can Nagisa bring him back to them before Kou decides to leave dancing forever?
LAST STAGE & ENCORE & AFTERWARDS –
People used to look at Kou as his father’s son, but in front of Nagisa, the only person he can be is himself. How will this new power couple end Grand Blue’s anniversary celebration with a bang?
Kou Hayami is Club Grand Blue’s top dancer with a scarred past, which puts him at a distance from his co-workers. His only drive to continue dancing was his promise to surpass his dead father. Everything in Kou’s world seemed black, and only in dancing can he see color. When newcomer Nagisa joins Grand Blue, Kou’s first words to him were “”You’re awful,”” making Nagisa dislike him. The two were complete opposites, which made it worse. That is until Nagisa sees Kou’s passionate dance and makes it his goal to surpass him.
CHAPTER 1 –
Miné and Anjo may seem like they’d never be friends. What they have may be more than friendship.
CHAPTER 2 –
While Miné coincidentally drops in on Anjo’s shift behind the wheel, thoughts of Anjo make their way to the margins of Miné’s notes…
CHAPTER 3 –
When you’ve gone past a certain age, like Miné and Anjo have, you’re probably not supposed to share beds like this anymore. How much does Miné let Anjo get away with?
CHAPTER 4 –
Anjo’s girlfriend breaks up with him, saying they both fell in love with different people. But why is she thinking of Anjo and Miné’s “friendship” while she says that?
CHAPTER 5 –
After all the angst and denials in their past, Miné and Anjo wonder how two men could be in a relationship together. Has either of them ever mentioned the word “love”?
This is the story about the two of them. Daiki Miné and Fumie Anjo are opposites of each other. Daiki is a serious, work-oriented translator, while Fumie is a friendly neighborhood bus driver with a girlfriend. But somehow, the two became fast friends, much to the surprise of the people around them. As time passes by, the two find themselves drawn to each other a little bit too much, leaving both of them confused. When Fumie’s girlfriend breaks with him, he is forced to confront the feelings he had been too dense to realize, try to deny as he might. Meanwhile, Daiki isn’t sure of what his place in Fumie’s life really is.
THE DOG WILL NOT GIVE UP ON UNREQUITED LOVE CH. 1 –
Yuu has never fallen in love. What should he say when his junior Daisuke suddenly confesses to him?
THE DOG WILL NOT GIVE UP ON UNREQUITED LOVE CH. 2 –
Yuu tries to keep his distance from lovestruck Akizuki, but when said reliable freshman hauls his drunken self off the street, can he really stay away for much longer?
THE DOG WILL NOT GIVE UP ON UNREQUITED LOVE CH. 3 –
Yuu wonders why Akizuki seems fine with seeing all the bad sides of his beloved senior. He says they should just forget about all of those moments, but Akizuki tells him something that surprises him…
THE DOG IS CALLED TO THE OTHER SIDE PT. 1 –
While on a night out on the town, Seta decides to wave a good-looking straight guy over on a random whim. What will he do when the guy actually follows him inside?
THE DOG IS CALLED TO THE OTHER SIDE PT. 2 –
Seta begrudingly brings Shougo home with him to bandage him up. How far is this strange, strange man willing to go for just one night with him?
BONUS TRACK –
In the winter, Yuu finds it hard to wake up in the morning. But at least now, he has Daisuke’s arms to melt into…
Yuu Shimazaki, now a senior, is just looking forward to the day he enters college. He spends his time getting intimate with the people he likes. When one almost-sex encounter is interrupted by a younger student, Daisuke Akizuki, Yuu is embarrassed but moves on. That is until he finds out that he and Daisuke now live in the same dormitory. Looking to move the awkwardness away, he talks to Daisuke, whom Yuu is surprised to find taking things smoothly. But when Daisuke suddenly confesses his love for Yuu, things get complicated. For one, Yuu thinks it’s just puppy love on Daisuke’s part, but the latter is determined to prove him wrong. Is Yuu ready for Daisuke’s feelings, especially when he hasn’t fallen in love for real before?
LIFE IN THE HOMETOWN WITH ME AND YOU –
Shoichi and Kai may act like lowkey lovers, but in a small town, of course everyone knows…
ME AND YOU IN THE FAMILY –
Kai comes over to Shoichi’s house to help him sort the books, he says – but truthfully, he just wants his boyfriend to give him the attention he deserves!
I AND YOU MISS ME AND YOU –
Shoichi comes back from his bath to find the bed’s been empty without Kai in it. Where could he have gone this time – and is Shoichi lonely without him?
I AND YOU BETWEEN TWO SEASONS –
It’s exam season, and no matter how hard Kai tries to get some time in with his super-busy teacher boyfriend Shoichi for Valentine’s, it seems like all he can do is fail.
I’M IN THE LOVE STORY WITH YOU –
It’s Kai and Shoichi’s first date in a long time, but how are they going to get all lovey-dovey when Shoichi brings along a kid they now have to babysit!?
EXTRA – I LIKE THAT ABOUT YOU –
Kai tells Shoichi how he feels about the people around them getting “married”. Is there something he forgot to tell his new “husband”?
Shoichi and Kai have lived in the same hometown for years. Shoichi works as a teacher in the local school, while Kai works at the local Okumura store. The two have been friends for a long time and are in a somewhat low-key relationship. They both act as a domestic couple to the point most of the town sees them as married-even the kids. Kai wants to take their relationship to the next level, but it seems Shoichi has too much on his plate.
CHAPTER 1 –
Kei’s brother dies, leaving him with a surprising windfall – but that’s not his best-kept secret.
CHAPTER 2 –
Kei and Akinari talk about how neither of them know how to “normally” grieve over Shu’s death. When drunk Akinari lets slip a certain detail about their intimate pictures, suddenly that’s all Kei can think about…
CHAPTER 3 –
As Kei realizes how irresponsible Akinari had been after all, they fall into each other’s embrace. Does Kei have to be just like his brother to be with Akinari?
CHAPTER 4 –
Kei tries to understand Akinari through his book and ends up knowing more about his late brother. But even that has to wait for later, when Akinari calls and asks for Kei to save him…
CHAPTER 5 –
Kei comes over to catch Akinari before he moves out of his current apartment. Akinari may be leaving behind the remains of his past love, but is he leaving Kei behind, too?
CHAPTER 6 –
Years into the future, “capable adult” Akinari and “young new office worker” Kei are still together. How does their relationship look to the people around them?
Kei’s older brother just recently passed away, leaving Kei with a large inheritance. When his mother relinquishes his brother’s tablet to him, Kei is surprised to find pictures of his brother and his friend and former schoolmate, Akinari being intimate with each other ー in a relationship. Kei reminisces his memories of the two: his admiration for both his brother and Akinari, in two different contexts. Kei decides to visit Akinari to confront him. Reunited, Kei realizes that his feelings for Akinari are more than just childish admiration. But Kei also realizes that his brother’s ghost will always continue to linger in everything around him.
chronicle. 1 –
Issei and Ryoichi may be cousins who work together, but their relationship isn’t that cut-and-dry.
chronicle. 2 –
Even when they were younger, Ryoichi always knew Issei had a natural knack for irritating people. How did their relationship look like in other people’s eyes, and how much farther could it be from the truth?
chronicle. 3 –
During the times that Issei and Ryoichi spend apart, their lives are pretty normal. Will being normal make them happy?
chronicle. 4 –
Even in the pictures of Ryoichi and Issei’s very first memories, they were never apart. They’re not close relatives or best friends, so what excuse is there to always be together?
chronicle. 5 –
While Issei is stuck in bed, sick, Ryoichi decides to press on and finish the contract signing on his own. How is Issei supposed to deal with knowing even Ryoichi can do things by himself?
Bonus Track & Afterword –
One day, two high school students are bored with nothing else to do. That’s the excuse they’re going for, but they know it’s not one they can use for much longer.
Issei and Ryoichi are cousins. Issei is outgoing and friendly, while Ryoichi is gloomy and a loner. Even at a young age, Issei always looks after Ryoichi since the latter tends to discomfort people and has no friends. The relationship between the two has always been complicated, even more so now that they’re adults. Just how more complicated could it be?
Chapter 4 –
The first time Ryu dreams in a long while, it’s not even a good dream. But when he wakes up, the first person who comes to mind…is someone who smiles back at him, wishing he could be happy.
Ryu, ex-designer now turned cafe worker at Cafe Cleo owned by an old family friend, lives life faking smiles and being agreeable. His act would have been flawless if not for an annoying young customer, Haruto, who seems to see through him. As fate would have it, Ryu finds himself mentoring Haruto for his entrance exams. Little by little, they wade through the lies and acts, understanding each other better.
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