Junjo Romantica, Volume 1 by Shungiku Nakamura, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Junjo Romantica, Volume 1

Junjo Romantica, Volume 1

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by Shungiku Nakamura
     
 
Misaki, struggling to pass his college entrance exams, is in need of a tutor to help pump up his failing grades. Unfortunately, his only option is the cool and sexy Akihiko Usami. Usami happens to be a famous boys' love novelist, which doesn't exactly float Misaki's boat, especially since his main characters are "Akihiko" and "Takahiro," the name of Misaki's older

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Misaki, struggling to pass his college entrance exams, is in need of a tutor to help pump up his failing grades. Unfortunately, his only option is the cool and sexy Akihiko Usami. Usami happens to be a famous boys' love novelist, which doesn't exactly float Misaki's boat, especially since his main characters are "Akihiko" and "Takahiro," the name of Misaki's older brother and Usami's childhood friend. Understandably, Misaki is pretty disgusted by the thought of someone using his older brother as his personal fantasy-material, but then after some tender loving from Usami, Misaki is also pretty confused. He may even be developing feelings for the older man...And when Takahiro introduces them to his lovely (female) fiancée, so begins the bumpy relationship of this odd couple, filled with comedy and pure romance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598167191
Publisher:
TOKYOPOP
Publication date:
10/10/2006
Series:
Junjo Romantica Series, #1
Edition description:
Not appropriate for children
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Junjo Romantica, Volume 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Caution! this Is a Shonen Ai manga! meaning Boy X Boy It is also a great anime series! If you're a fan of Boy X Boy you'll love it!
Flippant_Thoughts More than 1 year ago
Anyone who stumbles upon this book knows what they're in for. This story is a semi-typical boy's love manga full of humor, romance, and some nose bleed inducing love scenes. The plot line is rather intriguing and well-written for a Yaoi manga (they tend to be plotless smut most of the time), and the characters are endearing. It guarantees many laughs and an abundance of love scenes to sigh over. If the squee-filled universe of Yaoi is your thing, then definitely buy this book and ENJOY!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This manga, and also the anime of it... is just completely amazing! If you're not into the boyxboy thing then you shouldn't even be looking this book up so yeah... but the best I've read in forever! You will love it, I almost can gaurantee! .
Samaa_Raven More than 1 year ago
Yaoi is one of my favorite types of mangas. This is so touching. Full of love, romance and lots lots of touching! :D It is too kiwaii. :) I tottally believe if you love anime and mangas this is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shungiku Nakamura knows how to manipulate her reader. She has a great sense for comedic timing and has some of the more intriguing character dynamics i have read in this genre. They have a strange honesty about them. I am not sure how else to describe it. This series has become one of my favorites. There is an anime of season 1 out. They did a really excellent job with it. The voice actors for Misagi and Usagi were beyond perfect (it is subtitled- thank goodness). I love watching the dvd when i am in a bad mood because it always seems to get me out of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan of the anime and can't get enough of the series, the manga is worth reading! This manga is emotional and captivating, you feel for the characters and love to watch them interact. The illustrations are visually appealing and the insight into the character's thoughts indirectly become an examination of human nature and emotions. The struggles they endure are the same we all venture through in life, regardless of the homosexual nature of the couplings.
bttrfly_magic More than 1 year ago
Junjou Romantica is absolutely the best Yaoi you will ever find. By turns sweet and touching, to hilarious and comical, to erotic and thrilling; this series has it all. If you consider yourself a true Yaoi lover, or are even a beginner just coming into the genre, Junjou is a perfect gift to yourself. The series is comprised of three interlinking stories. Junjou Romantica: Usami Akihiko is a best-selling author of both drama and Boys Love novels. He graduated first in his class from T University law school, and, by a twist of fate, becomes the tutor of his best friend (and long-time love interest)'s little brother, Misaki. But when the man that Akihiko (A.K.A. Usagi-san) has loved for more than 10 years is torn from his grasp forever, Misaki is there to catch him when he falls. Junjou Egoist: Kamijo Hiroki has loved Usami Akihiko since they were children growing up together. Knowing that Akihiko's heart belongs to someone else, Hiro-san has kept his feelings mostly to himself. He had resigned himself to an eternity of suffering via unrequited love, but one lonely day Fate steps in. And brings Kusama Nowaki with it. Junjou Terrorist: Hiro-san's boss, Miyagi, is a goof-ball. Or so it seems at work. But a tragic past haunts his every step, and has even brought about the end of his marriage. But when a 17 year-old boy, Shibonu, shows up on his door-step claiming to love him, the fact that Miyagi is a man 18 years his senior is the least of his problems. Shinobu is also his ex-wife's little brother...as well as his boss's son.
NoMercyForBARRELS More than 1 year ago
Amazing series!! I stumbled upon Junjou Romantica a while ago and now it is one of my favourite yaoi series. Being only 13 years old i am kinda embarrased to say that i am highly in love with yaoi and find the intimate scenes very "Exciting" :D This book is also very comical and includes laughes throughout the whole book. I highly recommend this book to yaoi lovers out there. It is truly a amazing series.
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Adria_Li More than 1 year ago
I enjoy Junjou Romantica very much. I would not buy it if it was not worth my money. I recommend it to people who just want to enjoy a romantic story and are not against gay relationships because this manga is purely yaoi (homoerotic/homoromantic male relationships).
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jazzstupidity More than 1 year ago
Junjo Romantica was actually the first anime/manga I was to watch/read. I absolutely fell in love with it. The two main characters, Usagi-san & Misaki are such an unusual couple... yet they seem to fit so well with each other! I suppose there could have been a little more drama, but on the comedy side... very, very funny. :) I totally loved it, nothing much more to it! There ARE some, well, sex scenes (which by the way are very hot), but honestly it doesn't get... too graphic. OKAY, so it does, but it's a yaoi! Junjo Romantica was indeed charming. First one rules. ^-^ I also recommend the anime.
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lunatics More than 1 year ago
I've loved Junjou Romantica since early this year and I've been browsing Barnes and Noble for many times now and to think this is the first time I've learned that they also delivery this type of manga...OMG big time... Anyway...it's true, if you are into yaoi mangas,you will definitely love this. Akihiko and Misaki, Hiroki and Nowaki and Shinobu and Miyagi...the three pairs composing of the most-loved manga...Junjou Romantica. I've read until Act.21 for JR and Act. 13 for JE while Act. 14 (I guess) for JT...and I love EVERYTHING about this. Please support Shinguku-sensei in order to publish more stories about the three loveable pairs and to continue the DVDs...I simply love Junjou Egoist...hehehehe..
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JustSomeRandomReader More than 1 year ago
This is what I call the perfect yaoi. It's characters are adourable and have well made personalities. The story line is cute and sweet, but also steamy. It also has some cute comdey added in. I highly reccomend this yaoi. This is my favorite yaoi, and I can't find anything better.
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