Ceres: a city without ethics or taboos, ruled by instincts and lust. These are the slums - immutable, eternal, home to those poor, caged could stricken with a perpetual melancholy.... more>>
After three years, Riki unexpectedly returns to Ceres, but all is not well. The "charisma" of the slums is a changed man. Faced with growing suspicion that he's lost his spark, and haunted by the memory of what happened during those three years away from the slum, Riki finds himself pulled into the escalating gang warfare as rivals attempt to wipe out his pack before they can regroup under their newly-returned leader. And then there is the frighteningly cold, regrettably familiar man he meets by chance one day; the beautiful Iason Mink. What secrets lie behind the smile of that bewitching Blondy?
Vol. 1: Stranger
Vol. 2: Destiny
Vol. 3: Nightmare
Vol. 4: Suggestion
Vol. 5: Darkness
Vol. 6: Metamorphose
High school senior, Junya Sawa, gets a new classmate when Uzuki Kobayakawa, the heir to notorious crime syndicate, transfers to his school. The other students... more>> in Junya's class all keep their distance, giving Uzuki a wide berth, however Junya soon becomes good friends with him. Gradually, the two become attracted to one another, but Uzuki's educational "advisor" admonishes him, telling Uzuki that the world he must live in has no room for Junya, and the two are separated. Then, 8 years later, still holding that wound that never healed, the adult Junya reunites with Uzuki...
Kanae is a university student whose "cold beauty" has led people to spread nasty rumors about his promiscuity. In truth, Kanae is a virgin, and... more>> is secretly in love with the Don Juan of the campus, Yuuichi. Poor Kanae would do anything to be with Yuuichi, even if it meant a merely sexual relationship with no feelings involved. But when the opportunity arises, can he settle for anything less than love?
Toru lost his most of his memory in an accident. He can’t remember anything that happened from the past six years. But with time, yet... more>> he struggles, he slowly recovers his memory. He feels as if he is a different person now, and he hates “the other guy” – the “himself” from six years ago… And thinking, Fujishima was his friend, felt like he was being watched over like a guardian angel but in the end he’s betrayed. Miserable and emotionally drained, Toru is trying not to relive in the shadow of his past. He is trying to move on with his new life… but harder he tries, he finds himself being pulled in by Fujishima.
Fujishima’s wound he suffered from protecting Tooru has healed and he’s finally been released from the hospital. Their life together starts again once more. Tooru... more>> wants them to live together as lovers, but Fujishima refuses, saying “I have no intentions of loving you.” Is Fujishima afraid of Tooru remembering something in particular if he regains his memories? The bonds of the past are finally becoming clearer...
After losing his memory in a serious car accident, Tohru Takahisa is taken in by Fujishima, an older man who claims to be his friend. But the taciturn Fujishima refuses to reveal anything about Tohru’s past! Despite the gulf between them, a strange and awkward tenderness grows, even as they are held apart by the tragic events of Tohru’s forgotten past! Dramatic, heart-wrenching romance and tragedy combine in a gripping story where the past and present are intricately entwined.... more>>
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Tomoki Naruse has just started his freshman year in high school. And as with all healthy, young men at his age, he's been dreaming of... more>> sex. But Tomoki isn’t having normal wet dreams like his classmates! In his nightmares, err… dreams his partner is a man and to make things worse, Tomoki is on the bottom! Aside from Tomoki’s unsettling dreams, high school life is fun – especially with his new, handsome, best friend Yugo Oda. But Yugo is no ordinary freshman; he is involved in mysterious activities that Tomoki can’t even begin to imagine…
Left behind on a deserted island he was visiting on business, Yuichi must now spend his days with his good-for-nothing over-weight co-worker/boss, Imakura until someone... more>> realizes they're missing! As the two spend more and more time in each other's presence, Yuichi's "nice-guy" facade starts to break down, and...!
One day after school, high school student Meguru Shina is ravished in the train station bathroom by Sasakawa, his math teacher. Usually Sasakawa deceives the world with his slightly dirty white coat and teacher’s mask, but in reality he is a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.... more>>
Starved for love but unable to reveal his weakness due to his own pride, Shina is drawn in by Sasakawa’s sweet words and pleasing techniques. Shina is trapped by sexual desire. Sasakawa burns with jealousy. The two fall deep into the darkness of a corrupting love…
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," so goes the old adage about art, and nowhere is this truer than in the relationship between Itsuki and Tokiwa. To every one else, Itsuki is nothing more than a useless wallflower, but only Tokiwa can see that the man is actually a diamond-in-the-rough.... more>>
It all began eight years ago, when amateur painter Itsuki Hashimoto and up-and-coming sculptor Masatsugu Tokiwa became friends through their love for art. But a few years later, family circumstances forced Itsuki to cut Tokiwa out of his life. Now, Itsuki is living a confined life as the "human pet" of Yamabe-sensei, Tokiwa's former teacher.
Can Tokiwa help Itsuki break free of his cage? Or has Itsuki become too much of a living "doll," without a soul or freewill of his own?
A contract marriage!? ... more>>
Satsuki has gone to England to study acting, but it’s all he can do to pay his living expenses. Just then, the handsome Count Edward offers him money in exchange for entering a fake marriage! If Edward isn’t married by his next birthday, he will lose most of his assets.
The two start out awkwardly, but gradually grow attracted to each other. But then a misunderstanding leads Edward to grow jealous, and he forcibly embraces Satsuki…!?
In his young life, Takeyuki has never really known hardship. The youngest son of a wealthy family, he has never had any difficulty getting anything... more>> he desired. Now, though, Takeyuki is enjoying his last month of freedom before he begins working at his father’s import company in Tokyo, and he has decided to spend that time with his brother and his sister-in-law in Cassina, a small country in the Middle East. Little does Takeyuki know that his prideful manner will soon land him in hot water! In Cassina, some dangers are very real and some people are not who they seem. For example, who exactly is the charming, majestic man who won’t stop staring at Takeyuki during their flight to Cassina, and why do his blue eyes make Takeyuki feel like his chest will burst?
The delicious tale of Masaki Ashizawa who is contracted by a famous restaurant mogul to find a world-class chef for a new French restaurant in... more>> the works... and the perfect candidate he finds-- Shuichiro Tsubaki, the gruff master chef and owner of a small restaurant whose food Ashizawa can't seem to get enough of. Ashizawa's plans hit a snag, however, when he learns that the proud Tsubaki, happy calling the shots in his own restaurant, has no interest in starting a new restaurant... Ashizawa must go to all new lengths to convince him to accept the offer. And, also, what happens when Ashizawa realizes he has fallen in love with more than just the divine food at Tsubaki's restaurant?
Taiga works at a publishing company, and thanks to his sister's sudden marriage, author and Taiga's best high school friend Shu has become his brother-in-law.... more>> But then his sister suddenly disappears! Left behind, Taiga ends up taking care of his little brothers and living against his will with Shu. Their lively and raucous lives filled with trials accidentally draw them closer together. And actually, for Taiga, there's a certain feeling he had long ago that just won't disappear...
S Vol. 1... more>>
Shiba is a detective in the fifth anti-organized crime division of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, a.k.a. “Anti-Gang 5” specializing in handgun seizures. Shiba’s secret weapon is “S” (“spy”), an informant who plays a key role in Shiba’s information gathering. Shiba is training an informant who has been officially accepted into Shinjuku’s Matsukura Group within the Budoha crime syndicate. One day, Shiba awakes to an anonymous phone call. “Watch out for your S.” A tale of two men whose lust, pride and loneliness collide!
S Vol. 2: A Love Bite
Detective Masaki Shiiba's informant or "S," Keigo Munechika, has proven himself to be an excellent source of information. But the payment of s*x for every lead given is taking its toll on Shiiba. But with his new assignment as back-up to a fellow undercover detective, Shiiba learns that there are far worse things than having s*x with your male S--falling helplessly in love with him, for example. S volume 2 continues the drama and passion between a detective and his spy set in the highly-charged underground world of Tokyo.
S Vol. 3: Split
For almost a year now, Shiiba has been using Keigo Munechika as his “S,” his spy, to get information on the gun dealings of the Yakuza world. Shiiba uses his body in exchange for Munechika's sensitive information… and only his body as far as Shiiba is concerned. Shiiba vows their relationship will not go beyond that. But when a rowdy young man with a penchant for piercing and an enigmatic Yakuza leader cross paths with the young detective, sins of the past are unearthed once more-sins that just might shatter the fragile bond between the detective and his “S.”
S Vol. 4: Afterglow
At the end of S volume 3, detective Masaki Shiiba was last seen running away from the hospital room of his injured S, Keigo Munechika. Now, Shiiba has turned in his resignation, bought a gun of his own, and is bent on only one mission--to kill Takanari Godou. He vows to get the truth from Godou, even if he has to throw away his morals and life to do it. But can he do it? Can he shoot another person and commit cold-blooded murder for revenge?
Tatsuro, a good-looking yakuza who turns every head, is looking for a benefactor to take on his debts. Seizing that opportunity is Sagami, president of... more>> a large bank. Even with all the wealth and power he could imagine, Sagami only wants Tatsuro - controlling Tatsuro's pure body using pleasure and forcefully instructing him in enchanting titillations.
Sono Yubi Dake ga Shitteiru (The Lonely Ring Finger)... more>>
Hidarite wa Kare no Yume wo Miru (The Left Hand Dreams of Him)
Kusuri Yubi wa Chinmoku suru (The Ring Finger Falls Silent)
Sorete Yubiwa wa Kokuhaku suru (The Ring Will Confess His Love)
Sono Yubi Dake wa Nemuranai (Only That Ring Finger Will Sleep)
After leading anything but a fashionable collegiate life, Kaitani is entering his third year at a major cosmetics company. His boss is the Adonis, Fujiwara.... more>> Although any number of women have had their eyes on Fujiwara, Kaitani can't think of him as anything but an ill-mannered snob. Word around the office is that Fujiwara keeps his clothes on even when making love! Things start to heat up when the two clash over a marketing campaign for a new line of men's cosmetics.
The story is about Toru, an extremely quiet and shy high school student who has a crush on Ryoji, a popular member of the high... more>> school swimming team known for his sexual escapades. Further complicating this matter is that Toru and Ryoji are very close friends, thus forcing Toru to hide his real feelings for Ryoji and pretend to be just one of his good friends, while being torn between his love for Ryoji and the facade he has to keep up when he sees him every day.
But all that changes one day when Ryoji makes an indecent proposal to Toru, asking him if he would like to experiment with him sexually, and admitting that he had been aroused by thoughts of him during sexual intercourse with his girlfriend. Toru unhappily accepts, pressured by his feelings for Ryoji, but as time passes Toru becomes even more aggravated as he realizes that his sexual affair with Ryoji was just a fling based on Ryoji's sexual curiosity, and not on actual romantic attraction.
Toru is so depressed about the one-sided situation between him and Ryoji that he confides with a close friend named Kashiwazaki about his emotional turmoil. Together, they come up with a plan to discover Ryoji's true intentions by secretly deciding to lie to him about them being in a romantic relationship together.
After learning of this, Ryoji becomes very angry and jealous about Toru and Kashiwazaki's alleged relationship, and tries to break them up. The plan apparently has worked, but Toru is now in a serious love triangle between Ryoji and Kashiwazaki when he begins to realize that Kashiwazaki has been in love with him for a very long time. As the story progresses, he begins to understand that he and Ryoji were not the only ones that were hiding their true feelings.