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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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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Bara no Hitomi wa Bakudan bara no hitomi wa bakudan (complete)

Nov 28, 2011
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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.
2015-04-15 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 :>
2015-06-10 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.

22 Topics

  1. kiwikiwi October 24, 2015 8:13 pm

    I'm very confused (⊙…⊙ )

  2. Anonymous March 5, 2015 5:26 pm

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

    • Cake
      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.

  3. 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 ;)

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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)

  7. 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.

  8. dannygirl April 10, 2014 1:26 am

    ok so it says Comedy wheres is it

  9. 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

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

    i liked it >^<

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. jelloking July 25, 2013 6:03 am

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Ella September 28, 2012 9:03 am

    I was bored stop half way.

  18. Anonymous September 28, 2012 12:49 am

    The first one was hard to understand the second one I didn't like the rest I loved

  19. Lalala August 29, 2012 1:01 pm

    I like the "It's time for Goodbye" story.
    I wasn't reading for the other stories xD

  20. Leurin August 29, 2012 8:54 am

    ..... Well... I like the other stories. I didn't get it. Really. I didn't get it because I wasn't reading. I just look at the pictures then next page. xD I don't know why?