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Posted 10/4/15
I've heard a lot about this manga that were highly contraindicative so I decided to get to read it as it available for sale on most online retailers (for 18+ readers)...

I'm currently reading the 4th volume (out of 8) and I find it amusing and the artwork amazing, to the finest detail!

I have to admit apart from being entertaining it can get a bit annoying as well as there are so many repeating themes from chapter to chapter and from volume to volume.

Have you read it? What do you think?

Also after Sundome which manga would you recommend?

Thanks!

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Posted 10/4/15
I had a love-hate relationship with Sundome, which ended somewhere on the negative side; but I respect it for what it is, even though I often didn't enjoy it.

As for other manga:

Hen Koi: The After School Diaries is another perverse romance, although it's much more of a comedy.

Nana to Kaoru is another romance built around an S&M relationship; it's very good, if that's what you are looking for.

Ciguetera and Nozoki Ana both have a similar black-comedy feel as Sundome, although they both have sexual assault plot lines that turned me off of them.

Aki Sora is incest-themed, but has a similar feel to Sundome.


Finally, if you're just looking for some really good Seinen Romances, but a little bit lighter and funner, then I highly recommend all of the following:

-- Umi no Misaki (great harem manga, with actual sex and a satisfying ending)
-- Aishita Doborou (romance/sci-fi mix)
-- Uwagaki (silly sci-fi romance)
-- Bonnouji (casual, fun romance about two adults)
-- Koharu no Hibi (about the line between romance and stalking)
-- Koibana Onsen (an exploration of the intersection between romance and sex)
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Posted 10/4/15
Thanks mnmike for your recommendations! I'll take a look at those mangas!

I like the 'edgy' feel of sundome which has its strange sides but still can keep you wanting more although you know that the next volume is 75% repetition of clichés introduced in the 1st volume...
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Posted 10/4/15 , edited 10/5/15
i'd say try Aku No Hana (flowers of evil), not as perverted as sundome but still a good read.
Posted 10/4/15
Read it, and loved it.

After Sundome I'd say check out other works by Okada first (like Ibitsu). If his other works aren't to your liking, then you might want to check out Nozoki Ana, Onani Master Kurosawa and Bitter Virgin,
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Posted 10/5/15 , edited 10/5/15
bitter virgin is mostly love love, not realy strange or perverted. its awsome but i woudent place it in the same sentence as nozoki ana

read nozoki ana.

velvet kiss on the other hand i would recomend also. the ending more or less just happens, but its good
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It was interesting, but I felt the story often floundered. I was greatly disappointed in the ending.

Now, "Velvet Kiss" is excellent. I highly recommend it.
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Posted 10/6/15
Thanks everyone for the many interesting recommendations!

Too bad many of these have not been officially translated & printed in English but thankful of the internet and fan translations...

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Posted 10/6/15
I enjoyed it...

but yes, it was a bit repetitive. but i suppose things arent to be finish in one day lol
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Posted 11/1/15
Managed to get through all 8 volumes...

I'd say fun but repetitive for sure. The ending seems to be very rushed but nothing unexpected there either.

Overall worth the read as an 'edgy/echi' manga but I hope we had more about the main characters rather than the same 'stuff' every chapter with the two main characters!
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