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Country boy Haiga has many questions he wants to learn the answers to when he moves to the bustling capital for his university life – and one of them happens to be, “do I like guys, too?” When his upperclassmen dare him to check out a box spa behind Shinjuku’s Nichoume District, Haiga uses this opportunity to find out the answer to his question – and runs into his senior Kanae, who has one simple solution for him – clothes, off!
The prominent Kamimura family treasures all of their talented descendants. But this isn’t the case for Nio, the only omega in the Kamimuras’ long unbroken line of alphas. When the death of his brother Reo and sister-in-law Ruri forces Nio back to the house he left behind, their newly orphaned sons remind Nio of his past – especially the older brother Suou, who inherited Nio’s brother’s abilities despite not sharing any of his blood. What happens when these unlikely almost-relatives begin a new life together?
Ibuki, a newly minted sex industry journalist, starts his career interviewing gay porn star Chihiro Yuki. But, when Ibuki tries to save Chihiro from a harassing director, he stumbles into his porn video debut!
Upon his return from battle and a strange encounter with a monster-like man, The Captain is notified by his twin brother, The King, that their Guardian Deity no longer wants to protect the kingdom. To convince the Guardian Deity to change its mind, The Captain ventures out to its mountain lair and returns with the Guardian Deity’s only condition to continue protecting the kingdom: The Captain must become his mate.
Hitoshi Arai is just an average college student with a mediocre life. During high school, he was bullied for being fat and got stressed and anxious easily. He had hoped that college would give him a fresh new start, but he remains his ordinary lone self.
One night on his way home from his part-time job, Hitoshi accidentally bumps his bag of groceries into a car. He immediately inspects the car to see if he left any scratches while internally musing about Aladdin’s story. He is surprised when the trunk of the car pries itself opens, revealing an intimidating figure of a man who proceeds to take advantage of Hitoshi by letting him stay at his home. Intimidated and scared, Hitoshi does what the man wants. The man introduces himself as ‘Mah’ and thus, begins complicating Hitoshi’s ordinary life.
Two editors, Kudou and Hisakawa, find themselves in charge of the best seller Tarou and even run into each other at the famous writer’s house on business. By the time their three-way meeting comes to an end, the seasonal typhoon makes landfall, obstructing the two editors’ train rides home. Reluctantly, Kudou agrees to stay the night at a hotel with Hisakawa. Hisakawa, seeing that Kudou can’t sleep, calms him down next to him in bed. One thing leads to another, and the two go as far – and deep – as two people can go.
Underground casino “Paradise,” like all casinos, has a healthy amount of seediness. Toru Shintani, a dealer, suspects his dealer colleague Kikuchi is stealing from the casino and confronts him. Little did Shintani know that this was the first step into his quick descent into the shady side of “Paradise.”
To keep an eye on Kikuchi, Shintani opens up his home to the poor thief and plays a make-do go-between for Kikuchi and the yakuza in charge of the casino. Shintani soon finds out that dealing with the yakuza won’t go as smoothly as dealing for them.
Tomoki is an average salaryman with a meek personality. Due to this, he has little confidence in himself, including in matters of sex. One night, he gets himself drunk after an office drinking party and falls asleep on his front door. To his surprise, he gets awoken with a kiss from a call boy named Haru.
As it turns out, Haru got the building location wrong and, as an apology, offers Tomoki drinks and a lending ear to all his sex troubles since Haru is a sex pro himself. Tomoki takes Haru’s offer, and when he divulges his fear of sex to Haru, Haru readily offers himself to Tomoki as his practice partner to overcome his fear of sex.
Shirato has always had terrible luck, even with the simplest things. When it seems that he might have a bit of luck going to his usual ramen place, it’s stumped by the bawling, but very handsome person sitting beside him. Pitying the poor guy, Shirato offers him his handkerchief to comfort him.
Turns out, the handsome person was Tatsuki Kurose, a famous actor and with his presence, it seems that Shirato’s fortune has gotten better. But when one night reveals that Tatsuki’s feelings for Shirato goes beyond friendship, Shirato’s not sure if his terrible luck has gotten worse. Did it?
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