Bara no Hitomi wa Bakudan (Yaoi) manga

YAMASHITA Tomoko 0 released.
Comedy / Tragedy / Yaoi
The Eyes of The Rose Are Bombs,
bara no hitomi wa bakudan (complete)
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The following content is intended for mature audiences and may contain sexual themes, gore, violence and/or strong language. Discretion is advised.

A well known photographer named Jed Knox acquires a one-sided love from his time in a foreign country. Because the target of his crush, Sahab, said he would never love another since his wife died, Jed would never tell of his feelings. Oh but how Jed wished Sahab would love him even a little bit and that he could have Sahab's soul in his hands. Although ifrits (genies, etc) are magical wish givers in story, what could happen if they were real?

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2015-04-07 01:36
BRILLIANT. The first story plays with/references Tomoi and its prequel-- AIDS, war, loss. The tone gets lighter from there... Slowly. After some murder and betrayal. There's even some fluff. I'm just blown away, frankly. These are subtle, clever, raw stories, with hard endings. Not romance. Not smut. Smart and with a broad spectrum of the feels.
2015-06-10 21:15
p.1: a photojourmalist's experience in the middle east. tragedy.
p.58-73: suffering and the process of suffering once more because you admitted to it. it displays the bittersweet moment of getting cured from the pain
p.76-100: an amazingly horrible no-good playboy of a guy like wow... you're the pits.
p.104-masochist uke, bad taste in men. straight x air-headed prince seme who had an unconventional taste/type.
p.148-179: a deep, introspective story (which is unique in the bl world) of an odd and carefree novelist whose got too much of an imagination for his own benefit.
2015-04-15 23:05
Every story had a quite unique plot, this was somehow really good. And sad, it's full of angst.
2015-05-14 01:12
I like it but i don't get it :>
2015-08-27 04:19
ommmg its that guy!!!!
after reading, well i absolutely loved some of these stories and then got confused with the others, but there were many many stories and vary of feels so I think everyone will find one they like in here

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  1. Cynder------ella May 29, 2016 3:44 pm

    It's refreshing and unique plot. But likely forgotten so I display it on my timeline. What i like about this story was (I don't know whether its the translator or sensei) but the wordings like love-ish or love-ing is a lol to me. Superb unpredictability but i hate one shot the most. Wish it was long to savor with my stomach hungry like this. And in the end what I noticed with sensei's obra was..its always has the after whats going on to their lives and its cute that way. Just can't handle good story that supposed to be long but not manga.
    Well..long live mangaka san.

  2. Reiji
    April 22, 2016 1:57 pm

    Don't know maybe I'm pervert bit... when I see this picture I always thank... maybe this flower means ... two penis like mining gay lovers... and I want to know your opinion... OMG I.m such and idiot...

    • Saphira
      June 18, 2016 9:26 am

      see i always think all that white stuff looks like pubic hair so your is way better than mine!!

  3. galaxyzi March 30, 2016 1:02 am

    every story is so refreshing and moving especially the first story! i wish every story was continued as a full series. i like the idea of twisted relationships in the 2nd story ahhhhh wished it was longer. somehow this mangaka's work reminds me of haruki murakimi's writing idk just a feeling

  4. kiwikiwi October 24, 2015 8:13 pm

    I'm very confused (⊙…⊙ )

  5. Anonymous March 5, 2015 5:26 pm

    i didnt understand the first story .can someone tell me?

    • Cen † April 15, 2015 11:03 pm

      I'm not sure about it, but my guess is that the supposed woman who brought the man's body in the end was a spirit that saw the affection they shared, and since it was a war time at his land, he ended up being killed. The journalist couldn't contact him or possibly know how the guy was doing, so after being killed, the spirit appeared in front of the journalist with the dead man's body so he would be aware of he's death.

    • natsuhi
      January 25, 2016 11:22 pm

      Guy A was a photographer and Guy B's country was in war. Guy A fell in love with Guy B at first sight and soon found out that they were both similar in that both their lovers died before them. Then they discussed about the Ifrit (which I am guess is a fairy of some sort that grant you wishes) and Guy A want Guy B to fall in love with him but Guy B sworn to never love anyone else again. So Guy A wished to at least have Guy B's soul. The Ifrit heard that. So when the country was getting to dangerous to stay in Guy A had to leave. In the end, the author show u that Guy B died and the Ifrit brought Guy B's soul to Guy A is what I got from the story. Yea... I hope that helped

  6. steve July 27, 2014 9:45 am

    I like every story but most of them shouldbe longer or have better ending. 1st story should have at least 3 ch. 2nd story was also good but i wanted him to kill himself at the end. Art is so~so, i cant say anything bad because it's sensei's style. Good manga for boredom ;)

  7. Lover July 7, 2014 6:42 am

    All I can say is... That was really good. Seriously, every story was pretty unique. I loved the art and the dialogue, the referencing and the conclusion. It held my interest. Well thought out and well executed.

  8. Luminscence July 7, 2014 5:05 am

    The first story hit me right in the feels.

    • Luminscence July 7, 2014 5:15 am

      And the second one was fucked up.

  9. Anonymous June 9, 2014 4:49 am

    There needed to be more of playboy for me to believe the character actually liked the person who he wasn't sleeping with. You don't just go out and cheat because you are nervous you will become too addicted.
    Seriously think he needed to prove to the other guy he would never cheat again. Otherwise there would be no trust (sorry I don't like cheating story lines but I also can't stop reading something when i've picked it up)

    • natsuhi
      January 25, 2016 11:24 pm

      yup. i needed more on playboy's story. I really want to see his backstory on how his thought became like that and how the seme fell in love with him.

  10. Just here May 7, 2014 11:40 am

    I'm a little confused, in the second story did the guy actually kill his mom? And the last one, was it all an unrequited love? i wasn't sure if the novelist got with his friend from high school, or if that black haired guy in his bed was a different person.

    • natsuhi
      January 25, 2016 11:27 pm

      Idk about the second story. I believe that he really did indeed kill his mother.
      In the last one the novelist had an unrequited love that was from long ago. I guess he couldn't tell his current lover he loved him until he let that unrequited love go so that's why (I'm assuming) he told the GF that he liked her bf long ago. And then a whole entire weight was lift off his shoulder making him emtionally so = crying. then he told his current lover(which is not the unrequited love but a completely different guy) that he loved him.

  11. dannygirl April 10, 2014 1:26 am

    ok so it says Comedy wheres is it

  12. dorishpp November 9, 2013 6:55 pm

    This isn't yaoi it is shounen ai!! I found this in my opinion very boring!! It took me a long time to get to the end because I kept falling a sleep!! I like more excitement then this!! This is just the way I feel!!! I hope the other stories got some pick up!!! thx D

  13. ~Black CaT Nero~ October 28, 2013 6:21 am

    i liked it >^<

  14. Mi July 30, 2013 5:53 am

    I was reading this last night on my itouch in the middle of the night. As I was reading the first chapter, seeing that creepy spirit thing totally freaked me out ohmygod. So yeah idk I thought all of the chapters were pretty interesting. But man, I am not liking the first story at all. It just really freaked me out, that fairy spirit thing.

  15. Meri July 28, 2013 7:15 am

    how do i say it... her stories are serious but good, just i would like some more for the endings, even so i cant com to hate her works

    • Meri July 28, 2013 7:18 am

      is like: if all the yaoi i have read until now are full of cheerful colors and sometimes blue, her artworks are like reading yaoi with the complete opposite colors

  16. jelloking July 25, 2013 6:03 am

    if only some stories weren't so sad. I love this mangaka's work. BEAUTIFUL

  17. Green eggs and ham January 17, 2013 12:46 pm

    Interesting. Not smexy but interesting. I like the first one and I found the one with the "prince" funny. I do admit though, that it was kinda hard in those little extras to tell who was who but oh well.

  18. The Reader January 2, 2013 4:46 am

    After I read "playboy!" I was thoroughly pissed off. I'm not one to hate on comics/manga/anime/yaoi/ or any creative art form but when a relationship is that fucked up I can't stand it.

  19. taekobuhol October 16, 2012 5:50 pm

    why the heck isn't anyone reading the other chappies of the manga?? it's frigging awesome!!!! xDD and am i the only one who understands every chappies and find it beautiful??? but half of them made me cry... :"(

    • Green eggs and ham January 17, 2013 12:49 pm

      Me, too. I thought a few of them was quite beautifully expressed, I.e. the first one and the one where the guy was sleeping with his cram teacher.

  20. Ella September 28, 2012 9:03 am

    I was bored stop half way.

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