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Daisuke is popular with all of the ladies at school, including his childhood friend Yuzu and flirty Kazuki. However, there's one girl who not only doesn't like Daisuke, but also seems to be afraid of him – timid, guarded Hinako Aikawa. After proclaiming that she's the only girl he has no interest in, Daisuke accidentally discovers the truth about Hinako and the terrible, horrifying secret that she hasn't told a soul. Though she isn't aware that he knows, Daisuke makes a decision then and there to protect her, slowly realizing that the girl he had no interest in, is suddenly the most important thing to him...
Shinobu is a female high school student who only feels safe and comfortable around other girls. After being raped in junior high, she is afraid of all men, especially her classmate, Jun; he looks exactly like the man who raped her and just seeing his face makes her want to cry. Much to her dismay she is forced to work on a school committee with Jun as her partner. How will Shinobu be able to overcome her fears and successfully work with Jun, especially when he confesses his love to her on the first day they work together?
If you like manga about female high school students dealing with tragic pasts involving rape, then Asa mo, Hiru mo, Yoru mo. and Bitter Virgin are for you. In both manga, the girls fear men and try to overcome their pasts with help from those around them. Bitter Virgin is a little more mature than Asa mo, Hiru mo, Yoru mo., but I think that if you liked one, you might enjoy the other.
Both titles center around a female rape victim with a violent fear of men and the boy that wants nothing more than to protect her. While Bitter Virgin is more on the girl's perspective and Asa mo is from the boys, they are both deal in a serious issue and the trials they go through working out their relationships with one another and others of the opposite sex.
Ayu, a seventeen-year-old high school student, lives every day without purpose and no hope for her future. She sells herself to men without thinking of the consequences; she doesn't feel pain, sorrow, or happiness; and she has no desire to feel anything at all. To Ayu the world is just a dirty, horrid place revolving around sex and money - until a chance encounter with a kind old woman begins to change her mind. With this woman's help, will Ayu ever find a reason to live?
Bitter Virgin and Deep Love don't intersect much when it comes to plot, and have a very different feeling at the end. But, both touch on some pretty dark issues including rape, with a young woman that you definitely feel for. If you liked the tone of one you'd probably appreciate the other - Bitter Virgin being the far more hopeful of the two.
The way the main character has a secret which affects her life is present in both these series and give them a similar feeling. Bitter Virgin is more about overcoming a fear, while Ayu no Monogatari focuses on breaking out of a lifestyle for the sake of a loved one.
Kiro Aso is an astounding artist who spends her days cooped at home or in art club room, avoiding all contact with others – especially boys. Rei Kashino is a popular motorcycle enthusiast who seems to have it all: looks, personality, and an endless supply of hot babes throwing themselves at him. When the two cross paths one day by chance, no one could have suspected how close these polar opposites would grow to be, or just how many obstacles their love would have to overcome...
Both Mars and Bitter Virgin have a female lead that was raped by their step-father. Both women become hateful and somewhat fearful of men (much more drastic in BV). While Mars focuses a lot on the male lead's past, BV is more focused on how the male lead come to terms with this secret and how he tries to protect her. If you liked either, you should give the other one a try.
Similar in nature and feeling are Mars and Bitter Virgin with the heroines fear of the men around them do to an awful connection to their pasts.
In the modern world most people live ignorant of the supernatural. Vampires exist with superhuman strength, speed and regeneration; they can control humans with a gaze and control their will for eternity by feeding them blood. Kuroe is a man whose calling is vanquishing vampires. His will, the legacy of his name and a vampire's curse give him the strength to hunt the one responsible for the loss of his sister. Yet he lives to atone for his mistakes. Misaki is a new vampire who was recently turned after Kuroe was unable to protect her. Now she lives under his, protection and in passing they calm each other's wounded hearts. Under reoccurring vampire threats the two grow closer together and develop an enticing bond.
With dark pasts behind them how will Misaki and Hinako be able to cope with their life? Will Kuroe and Daisuke be the only ones that know anything about their pasts? Or do they let other people know? Will the people that know of their past help them, or not? Well you're just going to have to find out on your own ‘cause I'm not telling you the answers. XP
Both Bitter Virgin and Tamura-kun own a string of events regarding love, for example, the protagonist loves someone but is not? loved back. Or the protagonist tries his hardest for a heroine.
What ultimately ties these Manga together is their beautiful ending which is both romantic and dramatic at the perfect balance.