You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder (Yaoi) manga

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Yamane Ayano 2001 released.
Action / Drama / Mature / Yaoi
Finder (Germany); Finder no Hyouteki; Finder no Ori; Finder no Sekiyoku; Finder series; Love Prize; Love Surprise; Target in the Finder; Viewfinder; You´re my loveprize in Viewfinder
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Summary

The following content is intended for mature audiences and may contain sexual themes, gore, violence and/or strong language. Discretion is advised.

Volume 1: Target in the Finder (Finder no Hyouteki).

1) You're my Loveprize in Viewfinder (1st part of the main series, Viewfinder; 3 chapters : You're my Loveprize in Viewfinder, Fixer & an extra, Embrace the Heat of the Night): During a routine journalism assignment, freelance photographer Akihito Takaba is captured by the mysterious Asami, a powerful leader in Japan's underworld society. Asami forces his captive to undergo a night of pleasure and pain never before imagined...

2) Love Lesson (1st part of the Love Lesson series): Ichijou saved Sakurai from a pervert on the bus on the way to the school. But his own intentions were not so pure...

3) Loving Plant (Koi wo Suru Shokubutsu) (1st part of the Koisuru series): Sports stars, Hiyama and Mizuno, find themselves caught up in something bigger than they first imagined when they go out to find out whether or not their fathers are really gay.

4) Risky Society: God Bless My Justice (stand alone) : A rookie to a society of people with supernatural abilities must prove himself (and his love) to his superior.


Volume 2: Cage in the Finder (Finder no Ori)

1) Body Chase (main Viewfinder series; 1 chapter): Takaba helps out the police by infiltrating Asami's flagship club, Sion.

2) Splendor of High Rises (Kourou no Hana) (main Viewfinder series; 4 chapters): the story of Feilong and Asami's first meeting, seven years prior in Hong Kong.

3) Loving DNA (Koi wo Suru DNA) (2nd part of the Koisuru series).


Volume 3: One Wing in the Finder (Finder no Sekiyoku)

1) Naked Truth (main Viewfinder series; ch1-5: The Japan arc): Feilong returns to Japan, setting up an explosive situation that will take him, Takaba, and Asami across countries to resolve the events set in motion seven years in the past.

2) Love Surprise (1st part of the Love Prize series): A light oneshot side story to the Viewfinder series taking place New Year's Eve with a very drunk Takaba.

3) Baked Sweet Glasses (stand alone): Cute underwear salesman has his heart set on making a tough sale.

4) Koi wo Suru Baby Leaf (3rd part of the Koisuru series): The story of how the fathers met.


Volume 4: Prisoner in the Finder (Finder no Ryoshuu)

1) Naked Truth (main Viewfinder series; ch6-10: The Hong Kong arc).

2) Takaba's Wonderful Day (2nd part of the Love Prize series): Asami sees photographer Takaba on a shoot and takes him on a drinking date. Another light sidestory to the Viewfinder series.


Volume 5: ?

1) Naked Truth (main Viewfinder series; ch11-13: ? arc).

2) Naked Truth - Zero (main Viewfinder series).

3) Takaba Akihito's Graceful Summer Holiday (3rd part of the Love Prize series).

4) School Ghost Story (Gakko no Kaidan) (2nd part of the Love Lesson series). 

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Chapters(63)

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.8 Ch.53 : Vol 08Pray in Abyss 18

Jul 13, 2015

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.8 Ch.52 : Vol 08Pray in Abyss 17

May 5, 2015

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.8 Ch.51 : Vol 08Pray in Abyss 16

Mar 4, 2015

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.8 Ch.50 : Vol 08Pray in the Abyss 15

Dec 30, 2014

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.8 Ch.49 : Vol 08Pray in the Abyss 14

Oct 31, 2014

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.7 Ch.48

Sep 5, 2014

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.7 Ch.47

Jul 17, 2014

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.7 Ch.46.5 : Vol 07Pink Gold 4

Jul 21, 2014

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.7 Ch.46

Jun 2, 2014

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.7 Ch.45

Mar 7, 2014

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.7 Ch.44.2

Sep 21, 2013

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.7 Ch.44.1

Sep 21, 2013

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.7 Ch.44 : Ch.44

Apr 30, 2013

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.7 Ch.43.1 : Vol 07Pink Gold Extra

Apr 3, 2013

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.7 Ch.43 : Vol 07Pray in the Abyss 8

Mar 18, 2013

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.7 Ch.42 : Ch.42 + Extra feilong

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.7 Ch.41 : Vol 07

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.7 Ch.40 : Vol 07

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.7 Ch.39 : Vol 07

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.7 Ch.38 : Vol 07

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.7 Ch.37 : Vol 07Pray in the Abyss 2

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.7 Ch.36 : Vol 07Pray in the Abyss

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.6 Ch.35.4 : Vol 06Extra: Midsummer Special

Mar 20, 2013

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.6 Ch.35.3 : Vol 06Extra

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.6 Ch.35.2 : Vol 06Extra

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.6 Ch.35.1 : Vol 06Secretary's Duty

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.6 Ch.35 : Vol 06Escape and Love 5

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.6 Ch.34 : Vol 06Escape and Love 4

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.6 Ch.33 : Vol 06Escape and Love 3

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.6 Ch.32 : Vol 06Escape and Love 2

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.6 Ch.31 : Vol 06Escape and Love 1

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.5 Ch.30.2 : Vol 05Love Prize 4

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.5 Ch.30.1 : Vol 05Naked Truth Extra - Temporary Paradise

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.5 Ch.30 : Vol 05Naked Truth 18 Hong Kong 13

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.5 Ch.29 : Vol 05Naked Truth Hong Kong 12

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.5 Ch.28 : Vol 05Naked Truth 16 Hong Kong 11

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.5 Ch.27 : Vol 05Naked Truth 15 Hong Kong

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.5 Ch.26 : Vol 05Naked Truth 14 Hong

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.5 Ch.25 : Vol 05Naked Truth 13 Hong Kong 08

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.5 Ch.24 : Vol 05Naked Truth 0

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.4 Ch.21 : Vol 04Naked Truth 12 Hong Kong 07

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.4 Ch.20 : Vol 04Naked Truth 11 Hong Kong 06

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.4 Ch.19 : Vol 04Naked Truth 10 Hong Kong 05

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.4 Ch.18 : Vol 04Naked Truth 09 Hong Kong 04

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.4 Ch.17 : Vol 04Naked Truth 08 Hong Kong 03

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.4 Ch.16 : Vol 04Naked Truth 07 Hong Kong 02

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.4 Ch.15 : Vol 04Naked Truth 06 Hong Kong 01

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.3 Ch.14 : Vol 03Love Surprise

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.3 Ch.13 : Vol 03Naked Truth c05

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.3 Ch.12 : Vol 03Naked Truth c04

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.3 Ch.11 : Vol 03Naked Truth c03

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.3 Ch.10 : Vol 03Naked Truth c02

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.3 Ch.9 : Vol 03Naked Truth c01

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.2 Ch.8 : Vol 02Body Chase

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.2 Ch.7 : Vol 02Flower on the High Loft 04

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.2 Ch.6 : Vol 02Flower on the High Loft 03

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.2 Ch.5 : Vol 02Flower on the High Loft 02

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.2 Ch.4 : Vol 02Flower on the High Loft 01

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.1 Ch.3 : Vol 01Embrace the Heat of the Night

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.1 Ch.2 : Vol 01Fixer

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.1 Ch.1 : Vol 01Love Prize

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.000 Ch.1.2 : Vol 000Takaba Akihito's Graceful Summer Holiday

Feb 11, 2011

You're My Loveprize In Viewfinder Vol.000 Ch.1.1 : Vol 000Takaba's Wonderful Day

Feb 11, 2011
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among the best top 10 yaoi manga ever made !!! (>v<)
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Must-read for any yaoi fan ^o^/ It really isn't a typical yaoi, and it actually has a great plot and of course great sex scenes :D
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OMG it has everything- awesome story line, the DRAWINGS are Ah~mazing. Action plus Romance?? Yes! #1 Manga. Hurry up and start reading!
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8248 Topics

  1. Candy eye September 3, 2015 9:00 pm

    Lol , asami love to read newspaper and smoke his special brand cigarette. I wonder if he read and smoke while he is in the toilet taking a cr.......p to pass time?

  2. Anonymous September 3, 2015 7:21 pm

    I just love Asami's secretary. XD

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 3, 2015 2:20 pm

      That's why he needs Aki to cook for him.

    • Sammy
      September 4, 2015 12:47 am

      that pic is sexy yet I have hard time liking it cause it so not asami

  3. hemani September 3, 2015 11:32 am

    I'm so excited about the upcoming updates , make it soon ヾ(☆▽☆)

    • Sammy
      September 4, 2015 12:48 am

      Fei actualy refured to Akihito as Asami's lover once I think

    • Sammy
      September 4, 2015 12:49 am
      Fei actualy refured to Akihito as Asami's lover once I think Sammy

      sorry that was ment to be for another topic

  4. Candy eye September 3, 2015 2:19 am

    My question is concerning fei long, Sakazaki's and Sudou. What gave them that notion that aki is asami pet, not as his lover? Neither one of them know nothing of their relationship to call him " asami pretty little pet", duch as Sakazaki's did. They probably not the one that think of him like that , but, the only one that say it out loud.

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 3, 2015 5:12 am

      I think they expect Asami to be with an actress or someone high profile. When Asami shows an interest i what they see as a nobody, they assume it is about sex.

      I always wonder why he does not correct them.

    • RIF September 3, 2015 11:06 am

      My question is have you actually read this manga? They pretty much tell you why they think of him that way. He's from a different class. Asami has picked up other such "pets" in the past. Not to mention, he is considerably younger than Asami. Also keep in mind that Sudou is jealous of Akihito and it suits him to think of Akihito in lesser terms than as Asami's lover.

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 3, 2015 2:25 pm
      My question is have you actually read this manga? They pretty much tell you why they think of him that way. He's from a different class. Asami has picked up other such "pets" in the past. Not to mention, he is ... @RIF

      I'm not sure Asami actually had "pets"--I think maybe just "men like Asami" often have pets. I don't think Asami is virginal, just that he isn't the pet keeping type.

      But you are correct about the age and class angle. I think Sudou cares about class, but the others think he is fluff just because he is cute and does not appear to have much else going for him (until you get to know him). Often rich man + hot but empty-headed young guy = boy toy.

    • J Unleashed September 3, 2015 3:40 pm

      I think Sakazaki may be the only one who thinks of Akihito as Asami's pet. When Sakazaki uses the term toward Akihito, he's merely repeating a rumor he's heard whispered in the streets.

      In Fei Long's case-- it's part of his denial. Since Asami has shown no romantic interest in him, he wants to believe it's because Asami is incapable of such an emotion. Akihito is proof otherwise. Deep down, Fei Long knows that Akihito means something to Asami, but he flings the term "pet" around to pretend he disregards such a notion.

      Sudou is also painfully aware that Akihito means something to Asami, but he is overcome by sheer jealously, so he uses it as a slur to hurt Akihito and weaken his confidence.

    • J Unleashed September 3, 2015 3:44 pm
      I'm not sure Asami actually had "pets"--I think maybe just "men like Asami" often have pets. I don't think Asami is virginal, just that he isn't the pet keeping type. But you are correct about the age and class... Anoni Grrl

      I highly suspect this cute Hong Kong cop was a "pet".
      http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v02/c006/21/

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 3, 2015 3:48 pm
      I highly suspect this cute Hong Kong cop was a "pet". http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v02/c006/21/ J Unleashed

      LOL Just because the cop had a crush on Asami doesn't mean Asami paid the cop's rent and had him on booty call. :)

    • J Unleashed September 3, 2015 3:56 pm
      LOL Just because the cop had a crush on Asami doesn't mean Asami paid the cop's rent and had him on booty call. :) Anoni Grrl

      That would just earn him the title "kept man". The cop acts like a pet (and of course he was on booty call!) Also, he may have been unwilling but...

      AKIHITO STARTED OUT AS ASAMI PET!!!11!!

      *runs*

    • Aki's Fan September 3, 2015 4:46 pm
      That would just earn him the title "kept man". The cop acts like a pet (and of course he was on booty call!) Also, he may have been unwilling but... AKIHITO STARTED OUT AS ASAMI PET!!!11!!*runs* J Unleashed

      I suspected that too because of the line "I would do anything for you". But I wasn't sure... do you have any other poofs that he was indeed a pet? "a booty call"? just a crush seems more fitting

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 3, 2015 4:53 pm
      That would just earn him the title "kept man". The cop acts like a pet (and of course he was on booty call!) Also, he may have been unwilling but... AKIHITO STARTED OUT AS ASAMI PET!!!11!!*runs* J Unleashed

      Ah, see I think "pets" need to be "kept". If you don't pay the rent, they are just a hook up, not a pet.

      Asami told himself Aki was a booty call, but he always felt more than he want to. :P

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 3, 2015 4:54 pm
      I suspected that too because of the line "I would do anything for you". But I wasn't sure... do you have any other poofs that he was indeed a pet? "a booty call"? just a crush seems more fitting @Aki's Fan

      Didn't Sudou also say " I would do anything for you"?

    • Aki's Fan September 3, 2015 5:07 pm
      Didn't Sudou also say " I would do anything for you"? Anoni Grrl

      Yes, that's why I think a crush seems for fitting... just to get asami's attention or something

    • J Unleashed September 3, 2015 5:25 pm
      I suspected that too because of the line "I would do anything for you". But I wasn't sure... do you have any other poofs that he was indeed a pet? "a booty call"? just a crush seems more fitting @Aki's Fan

      I'm merely voicing an opinion, but WHY I think this is because besides having sex with the young detective (which is heavily implied between the following conversation between Asami and Fei Long), Asami is having him "pull strings" for him with the Hong Kong police... which the cop is very willing to do. He is Asami's "pet cop"... with, of course, Asami being the master.

      And of course he has a crush on Asami. Who wouldn't?

    • J Unleashed September 3, 2015 5:54 pm
      Didn't Sudou also say " I would do anything for you"? Anoni Grrl

      See... I'm 99% sure Asami has never had sex with him (mostly based on the way Sudou acts), but then I have to wonder...

      WHY THE HELL WAS ASAMI MEETING SUDOU AT A "SHINJUKU HOTEL HIDEAWAY"?!

      Akihito needs to get on Asami about that.

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 3, 2015 6:55 pm
      See... I'm 99% sure Asami has never had sex with him (mostly based on the way Sudou acts), but then I have to wonder... WHY THE HELL WAS ASAMI MEETING SUDOU AT A "SHINJUKU HOTEL HIDEAWAY"?! Akihito needs to get... J Unleashed

      I think it's just a quiet place to talk. Also it's where Sudou was because he was pimping out Mayu/Aya/whoever to the corrupt politician, Sudou may simply have been there, and Asami went to confront him.

      I don't think Asami is cheating on Aki. I also don't think Sudou would be his type if he did. Sudou is too clingy and weepy.

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 3, 2015 6:59 pm
      I'm merely voicing an opinion, but WHY I think this is because besides having sex with the young detective (which is heavily implied between the following conversation between Asami and Fei Long), Asami is havi... J Unleashed

      Ofcourse you can interpret it that way if you want to--but I will say that I think Asami has many minions, and many people are loyal to him. I don;t think he has sex with all of them. I don't even think he did Karishima.

    • J Unleashed September 3, 2015 7:11 pm
      Ofcourse you can interpret it that way if you want to--but I will say that I think Asami has many minions, and many people are loyal to him. I don;t think he has sex with all of them. I don't even think he did ... Anoni Grrl

      It's truly bad idea to have sex with your employees, so I doubt he'd do that... especially with someone like Kirishima, or with any other "minion" that could potentially cause a problems in the future (*coughFeiLongcough*), so that eliminates quite a few people, but then again, who's to say what Asami might or might not do?

      However the Hong Kong cop? I think Asami found a cute little piece... and an opportunity. ;)

    • J Unleashed September 3, 2015 7:15 pm
      I think it's just a quiet place to talk. Also it's where Sudou was because he was pimping out Mayu/Aya/whoever to the corrupt politician, Sudou may simply have been there, and Asami went to confront him. I don'... Anoni Grrl

      Actually it was a rhetorical question and a joke :P ...but you made a great defense for Asami.

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 3, 2015 7:29 pm
      Actually it was a rhetorical question and a joke :P ...but you made a great defense for Asami. J Unleashed

      Sorry, my sense of humor is broken today. :) I defend Asami reflexively (as do you, but he gets laid more in your version).

    • J Unleashed September 3, 2015 7:35 pm
      Sorry, my sense of humor is broken today. :) I defend Asami reflexively (as do you, but he gets laid more in your version). Anoni Grrl

      In my version, Asami's getting laid constantly. Too bad it's not on paper and only in my head... ψ(`∇´)ψ

    • Sammy
      September 4, 2015 12:50 am

      Fei refereed to Akihito as Asaki's lover once I think

  5. Mem
    September 3, 2015 12:23 am

    Why is the rating is not 10 yet ? This manga is the best yaoi manga i ever read ! And i still re-read it while i wait for an update it's too good i can't get bored ヾ(❀╹◡╹)ノ~

    • Anonymous September 3, 2015 3:23 am

      Coz everyone has their own opinion ^^

    • Anonymous September 3, 2015 12:40 pm

      That number is an average of the ratings. Because there have been ratings lower than 5 stars, this manga will never "reach" ten. It would have to have had all 5 star ratings to achieve a ten.

    • Mem
      September 3, 2015 4:35 pm
      Coz everyone has their own opinion ^^ @Anonymous

      True ^^

    • Mem
      September 3, 2015 4:37 pm
      That number is an average of the ratings. Because there have been ratings lower than 5 stars, this manga will never "reach" ten. It would have to have had all 5 star ratings to achieve a ten. @Anonymous

      Ahhhh ( ̄ε(# ̄)Σ

  6. VF fans September 2, 2015 5:30 pm

    What song would you choose that best fit for asami and aki?

    • Usako
      September 2, 2015 6:06 pm

      "I Will Always Love You"

      superimpose Asami and Aki into the movie "The Bodyguard" where Aki jumps into Asami's arms when there is trouble!

    • tokidoki
      September 2, 2015 8:20 pm

      Flesh by Simon Curtis ... grrrrowwwwl!

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 2, 2015 10:27 pm

      I want to fuck you like an Animal by Nine Inch Nails.

    • Candy eye September 2, 2015 10:59 pm

      Undisclosed Desires by muse

    • ashida
      September 2, 2015 11:47 pm

      Demons by Imagine Dragons.

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 3, 2015 1:22 am
      I want to fuck you like an Animal by Nine Inch Nails. Anoni Grrl

      Oops. The name of that song is actually "Closer" Sorry. Well, you get the idea anyway.

    • Anonymous September 3, 2015 3:55 am

      For your entertainment by Adam Lambert

    • Anonymous September 3, 2015 7:56 am

      Hostage - Sia

    • Anon September 3, 2015 9:42 am

      Monster - Lady Gaga

    • ADP September 3, 2015 10:44 am

      Regina Spector - The Call

    • Miyanoai
      September 3, 2015 7:16 pm

      Tokidoki always takes mine...lol.

    • tokidoki
      September 3, 2015 8:37 pm
      Tokidoki always takes mine...lol. Miyanoai

      Ahaha - just shows what good taste we both have ...*smirk*

    • Sammy
      September 4, 2015 12:58 am
      Flesh by Simon Curtis ... grrrrowwwwl! tokidoki

      theres a video on you tube called dark passions for asami and Akihito with that song

    • Sammy
      September 4, 2015 1:06 am
      I want to fuck you like an Animal by Nine Inch Nails. Anoni Grrl

      hell yeah that song is ausome and totally suits them. btw its actuly called closer

    • Sammy
      September 4, 2015 1:07 am
      Oops. The name of that song is actually "Closer" Sorry. Well, you get the idea anyway. Anoni Grrl

      sorry didn't read all of the replys

    • Sammy
      September 4, 2015 1:13 am

      bad romance by halestorm

    • Sammy
      September 4, 2015 1:14 am

      the bad touch by the bloodhound gang!!

  7. question September 2, 2015 4:33 pm

    So wait the guys sudou pissed off are trying to kill him but sakawa(i think thats his name) saved suduo from them(in the hospital) and introduced him to Mikhail. Does this mean someone else is behind it?

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 2, 2015 5:07 pm

      Maybe the guys who wanted to kill Sudou were working for the crooked politician or something? I am not sure.

  8. Candy eye September 2, 2015 1:01 pm

    http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v06/c031/14/ I love this part aki fantasizing of what it will be like living with asami was so amusing to me. Even though, he realized that wasn't the reality he want but something always happen as usual to bring him back to that reality he doesn't want. Aki should know by now , he can't run away from fate no matter how much he want to. TRUE OR FALSE?

    • Anonymous September 2, 2015 12:42 pm

      To ebfq:Thanks!
      I'm gonna be chewed out for saying this, but seeing that pic finally did it. Suddenly today morning, I got a passing thought about how it'd be if Asami was an uke, but this pic just solidified that desire ヾ(☆▽☆)
      This is MY personal opinion and sorry guys I can't help it, THE HEART WANTS WHAT IT WANTS (▰˘◡˘▰)

    • ebfq September 2, 2015 2:42 pm

      Hahaha you're welcome :'D actually that picture made me wonder as well ヾ(☆▽☆)

    • ... September 2, 2015 3:11 pm

      That IS Asami, right? I don't know, something about his body and face looks a damn lot like Feilong to me. ^^ Well, maybe he's young in that picture.

      ........Or maybe it's their lovechild. *runs*

    • Anonymous September 2, 2015 4:48 pm
      To ebfq:Thanks!I'm gonna be chewed out for saying this, but seeing that pic finally did it. Suddenly today morning, I got a passing thought about how it'd be if Asami was an uke, but this pic just solidified th... @Anonymous

      i personally think Asami has tried a few dicks in him that's why he's such a master performer. lololololool

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 2, 2015 5:11 pm
      i personally think Asami has tried a few dicks in him that's why he's such a master performer. lololololool @Anonymous

      I think Asami is the type to try everything at least once, and he isn't so silly as to think it effects his alpha male status in any way.

    • Kindleoni September 2, 2015 5:56 pm
      i personally think Asami has tried a few dicks in him that's why he's such a master performer. lololololool @Anonymous

      I read this beautiful fanfiction once where Akihito asks Asami if he has ever bottomed. His answer: "Of course I have. How else would I know what feels good for a bottom?" I liked that. :)

    • Usako
      September 2, 2015 6:11 pm
      To ebfq:Thanks!I'm gonna be chewed out for saying this, but seeing that pic finally did it. Suddenly today morning, I got a passing thought about how it'd be if Asami was an uke, but this pic just solidified th... @Anonymous

      CRAP! Now my mental ideal of a superseme (always been a superseme, never uke) has been blown. (tries to unsee pic).

    • Aki's Fan September 2, 2015 6:53 pm

      what in this pic makes you think of him as a uke? he looks hot and super seme to me x3

    • Anonymous September 2, 2015 7:01 pm
      what in this pic makes you think of him as a uke? he looks hot and super seme to me x3 @Aki's Fan

      Yeah, I'm not getting this, either. This is Asami after he has been wounded by Feilong, determined to crush Feilong (the symbolism of the crushed flower in his hand, flowers having been associated with Feilong from volume two) and retrieve Akihito.

    • Aoki Kurokawa September 2, 2015 9:16 pm

      This is one of my favorite picture of Asami. There's also this one :
      http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v05/c028/4/
      and those two with Akihito :
      http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v05/c027/5/
      http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v05/c030.1/44/

      @Anonymous I love your interpretation it's really nice. But I have the feeling it's more like the reflection of his personnality in general like he can be brutal and aggressive (holding his gun in one hand) and in the same time gentle and sweet (petals in his other hand). You can also add, if I continue your interpretation, that once he's done with Feilong, he will make love with Akihito (the button of his trousers undone) ;).

    • Anonymous September 3, 2015 1:50 am
      CRAP! Now my mental ideal of a superseme (always been a superseme, never uke) has been blown. (tries to unsee pic). Usako

      Aw..I'm sorry (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ

    • Anonymous September 3, 2015 1:54 am
      Yeah, I'm not getting this, either. This is Asami after he has been wounded by Feilong, determined to crush Feilong (the symbolism of the crushed flower in his hand, flowers having been associated with Feilong ... @Anonymous

      Well, I've got a thing for ukes who're strong, have abs, are tall and I don't know what else but Asami totally fits the bill ლ(´ڡ`ლ) You know, to each their own ^^ I've never been a viewfinder fan (personal opinion), but now there's something that's caught my attention ((๑•ㅂ•)و✧

    • Anonymous September 3, 2015 2:02 am
      This is one of my favorite picture of Asami. There's also this one :http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v05/c028/4/and those two with Akihito :http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/... @Aoki Kurokawa

      Thank you ^^ I'm sorry, I've never been into viewfinder and I've only read it once. Imagine a manga you're not interested in, you don't mind how you think of the characters right? That's how it's for me. This might be Yashiro's influence(saezuru manga) but imagining asami as the uke is giving me nosebleeds! I like the pics you've posted, but I keep imagining asami as the uke even in those pics! I'm sorry ╥﹏╥

    • Usako
      September 3, 2015 2:47 am
      what in this pic makes you think of him as a uke? he looks hot and super seme to me x3 @Aki's Fan

      curvy hips, designed to sink ships

    • ebfq September 3, 2015 7:57 pm
      what in this pic makes you think of him as a uke? he looks hot and super seme to me x3 @Aki's Fan

      It's not a matter of seme or uke. It's just that he's drawn in a slightly different manner here. Compared to the usual -tough, straight up, no bull shit- kind of vibe, this gives a off an exposed sexier vibe. I swear i can feel the pheromones through the computer :'D

    • ebfq September 3, 2015 8:07 pm

      for example compare with theeeese ヾ(☆▽☆) http://www.mangago.me/home/photo/6052/
      http://www.mangago.me/home/photo/66514/
      (of course he's so fucking hot in every fucking aspect)

  9. Jina September 2, 2015 11:38 am

    Just a question. Does fei-long still like Asami?

    • H~H September 2, 2015 11:48 am

      Yes

    • bakaotaku34 September 2, 2015 12:44 pm

      love/hate relationship...

    • *~* September 2, 2015 12:51 pm

      I don't think the answer is as simple as yes or no...To a certain point, Feilong has let go and moved on, he even starts to have feelings for others (emphasis on "starts"), like Akihito or Yoh. However, those past seven years and what he has been through can't just be wiped away overnight, and it's probably going to take a while until he manages to get over Asami and his own buried emotions completely. But, unlike before, I think he might be on that path now.

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 2, 2015 5:13 pm
      I don't think the answer is as simple as yes or no...To a certain point, Feilong has let go and moved on, he even starts to have feelings for others (emphasis on "starts"), like Akihito or Yoh. However, those p... @*~*

      I agree. I think Asami was an obsession and symbol for so long that he's become something else in Fei's mind. Also I think he was Fei's first real love (though I could be wrong). In some ways, Fei is like a naughty child acting out to get attention.

    • Kindleoni September 2, 2015 5:58 pm

      The Feilong novel deals with that question quite a bit. Fei realises that his passion was Asami - but that Asami's passion... is Akihito. I think Fei will always have a soft spot for Asami, but in the novel it becomes clear that he is eventually moving on.

    • Anony-chan
      September 3, 2015 7:12 pm

      Fei-chan is bipolar for Asami

    • Anonymous September 4, 2015 12:46 am
      Fei-chan is bipolar for Asami Anony-chan

      I don't even know what you're trying to say.

  10. What does Asami dream about? September 2, 2015 6:48 am

    So at 2:40 am I get this random thought!
    What does Asami dream about?

    • What does Asami dream about? September 2, 2015 6:48 am

      What do you guys think?

    • Anonymous September 2, 2015 8:51 am

      akihito in a wedding dress

    • Kindleoni September 2, 2015 9:25 am

      An Asami does not dream. He reboots. ;)

    • helix
      September 2, 2015 10:43 am

      Electric sheep

    • Reality bites September 2, 2015 10:55 am

      A dream can't dream. He is what every one else dreams about .

    • Angie September 2, 2015 12:01 pm
      A dream can't dream. He is what every one else dreams about . @Reality bites

      I LOVE IT! :-)

    • RoseWater September 2, 2015 1:39 pm
      A dream can't dream. He is what every one else dreams about . @Reality bites

      You win the internet!(≧∀≦)

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 2, 2015 5:13 pm
      A dream can't dream. He is what every one else dreams about . @Reality bites

      Poetic. :)

    • Sammy
      September 4, 2015 1:20 am

      Akihito in BDSM!

  11. Anonymous September 2, 2015 12:46 am

    When this story ends. I really want it to end with them getting married.

    • Candy eye September 2, 2015 12:58 am

      I hope the story don't end. I 2 want them to get married before it end cause I would like to see what marry life is like between them. Don't you?

    • Kindleoni September 2, 2015 2:05 am
      I hope the story don't end. I 2 want them to get married before it end cause I would like to see what marry life is like between them. Don't you? @Candy eye

      Mmh, no, I can't see them getting married at all. I can't even see them saying ILU. To me, it's just not that kind of story and would be OOC in terms of the characters. They have many ways of expressing their feelings. But as I said earlier, it's all a bit "in a roundabout way". :) Nothing is said directly. It's more in the little things. Asami kissing Akihito's head during the penthouse crisis, calling him "you brat" when Akihito wouldn't budge, the way he ruffled Akihito's hair in bed after Akihito thanked him post Sudou. It's all very much non-verbal, but it's there. Personally, I don't want them to ever go sappy (big emotional declations of undying love for one another) or stuffy (marriage and happily ever after). My nightmare fanfiction is Asami and Akihito having a kitsch marriage, followed by an Akihito mpreg and four kids, LOL.

    • Candy eye September 2, 2015 3:22 am
      Mmh, no, I can't see them getting married at all. I can't even see them saying ILU. To me, it's just not that kind of story and would be OOC in terms of the characters. They have many ways of expressing their f... @Kindleoni

      Now , I thought about this, we have stamped on what asami and aki will do and wouldn't do, due to what we know about their characters. Do we know what would happen from now to the end of the story? No, we don't so Marriage might not be far fetch. Who knows sensei might want to put a twist to their characters to surprise her fans at the end. You said "I don't want them ever go sappy". Do you remember the extra where aki portrait as a housewife, there wasn't anything sappy about it.

    • Kindleoni September 2, 2015 8:49 am
      Now , I thought about this, we have stamped on what asami and aki will do and wouldn't do, due to what we know about their characters. Do we know what would happen from now to the end of the story? No, we do... @Candy eye

      To be honest, I cringe every time we get Akihito playing the subservient housewife, the "let me just finish this dish", "I made you breakfast you just need to heat it up"; the "I broke the vase, so sorry", Asami coming in with his three-piece suit and the briefcase, looking like a bl... accountant.

      The sappy, btw, was referring to what else I said: That I don't want sappy declarions of undying love, a wedding and happily ever after. It's just not that kind of story to me and it would be OOC for the characters. I also don't want stuffy, suburbian family life. That's why I said I don't like fanfiction with them getting marriend, Akihito mpreg and four kids.

      Do we know what will happen in the future? Of course not. But after 13 years we have a very good idea of who these characters are and of the context they life, move and operate in. Sensei is not suddenly going to do a 180 on that. And it would be a 180.

      If you can see it happening, that's absolutely fine. But it's just as fine that I cannot. ;)

    • Anonymous September 2, 2015 11:14 am
      To be honest, I cringe every time we get Akihito playing the subservient housewife, the "let me just finish this dish", "I made you breakfast you just need to heat it up"; the "I broke the vase, so sorry", Asam... @Kindleoni

      For us, it has been thirteen years, but for the characters, it's been a year or so, so it's not like this is a way of life they've been mired in for over a decade. This is still a new relationship, still finding its footing and it could honestly go in any direction, including a 180.

      But a 180 doesn't necessarily lead to a suburban house with four kids and a golden retriever. Marriage doesn't mean sappiness, a drastic change in lifestyle and the end of excitement. They're already living together. Akihito is already doing the cooking and cleaning, so that little housewife dream is already in place. Is it sappy now when Asami eats something Akihito has made for him and thinks it tastes good? No. It's sweet and a welcome glimpse into a side of Asami we don't often see.

      I'm not arguing for marriage in this story. Just pointing out that it doesn't lead to that one dramatically dead conclusion.

      And it wouldn't be OOC at all for either of these characters to openly say "I love you." Both Asami and Akihito are passionate people with strong emotions. It would, in fact, be more OOC for both of them not to eventually verbally express a feeling of love as they become more comfortable being open with each other and clear up their communication issues.

      Asami already speaks openly to Akihito during sex. And he's already said things that are more ridiculously romantic and sappy than a simple "I love you." Look at the things Asami has done for Akihito. The man is a king-sized romantic. It would be more OOC for him *not* to say "I love you."

      So this idea that it would be OOC for a declaration of love between them seems to me like one of those things one person said here once and everyone else jumped on it because it sounded cool but once you really think about the characters, it isn't true at all.

    • Aki's Fan September 2, 2015 12:55 pm
      For us, it has been thirteen years, but for the characters, it's been a year or so, so it's not like this is a way of life they've been mired in for over a decade. This is still a new relationship, still findin... @Anonymous

      "The man is a king-sized romantic" really? :o
      If you mean in actions like saving akihito, then I agree.
      But saying "I love you" still seems OOC in my opinion because he seems like a man of few words, especially if those words are emotional.
      I would love to hear your opinion ~

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 2, 2015 5:16 pm
      To be honest, I cringe every time we get Akihito playing the subservient housewife, the "let me just finish this dish", "I made you breakfast you just need to heat it up"; the "I broke the vase, so sorry", Asam... @Kindleoni

      I want Aki to grow into himself personally and professionally with being a housewife too. I hate the common trope that being a uke means taking on traditional female sex roles. I don't like seeing women play that role either.

      But I also want them to make a commitment. Commitment doesn't mean they have to stop being kick ass on their own.

    • Kindleoni September 2, 2015 6:00 pm
      I want Aki to grow into himself personally and professionally with being a housewife too. I hate the common trope that being a uke means taking on traditional female sex roles. I don't like seeing women play th... Anoni Grrl

      Commitment I don't mind. As long as it's done "Viewfinder style". I don't want them to play "happy home" and get all domestic. I don't want the whole: "Darling! I'm hoooooome!" You know what I mean?

    • Kindleoni September 2, 2015 6:07 pm
      For us, it has been thirteen years, but for the characters, it's been a year or so, so it's not like this is a way of life they've been mired in for over a decade. This is still a new relationship, still findin... @Anonymous

      Not getting into your post because you presented your view very nicely and I can totally accept that we all have different opinions about it here. And I already stated mine and will stick with it, of course. ;)

      But I'm rather confused with the "it's only been a year" part. What makes you think that? Because to me it's clearly longer than that (and that is also referenced in the Fei novel). And that is just Asami and Akihito.

      But when judging the characters one also has to take the backstory into account (Asami and Fei) and that goes back another seven years. So in total, we are talking nine or ten years (seven years from the backstory to the present of Asami and Akihito meeting, then another two years, at least).

    • Kindleoni September 2, 2015 6:45 pm

      One more piece of "food for thought" I would like to add: In "Ai no Kusabi" Iason and Riki never say "I love you" or openly express their feelings verbally. They are not married, they were not even equal partners, they were master and pet. Yet the end leaves one in puddle of tears. This is without doubt the most beautiful love story in all of Yaoi land. It's the "Romeo and Juliet" of Yaoi. There are so many moments when they are saying "it" - without saying "it". No story has ever even remotely moved me as much as this, because their love is of such a unique quality. Talking about following each other into the abyss? There you have it. In perfection.

      And that is why I don't need ILUs or a marriage or long-worded declarations. And that is why I will choose a good tragic ending over a cheesy happy end any day. And while I would like Asami and Akihito to have their happy end... I don't even need that. If sensei came up with a tragic ending that had an epic quality to it, I would not mind at all. But like I said, a happy end for those two would be fine. :) Still: In literature and history it is always the tragic stories that remain the most memorable not the onces with the "happily ever after". So I am completely open to a tragic ending here - realising that I'm in the minority with that, of course. :)

    • Anonymous September 2, 2015 7:03 pm
      Not getting into your post because you presented your view very nicely and I can totally accept that we all have different opinions about it here. And I already stated mine and will stick with it, of course. ;)... @Kindleoni

      But we're not judging/discussing Asami and Fei. We're talking about Asami and Akihito's relationship and so we can only judge by the time they've been together, which can be argued to be little more than a year. The events of volumes three, four, five, six, seven and eight (and associated extras) take place in quick succession over a matter of months.

    • Kindleoni September 2, 2015 11:57 pm
      But we're not judging/discussing Asami and Fei. We're talking about Asami and Akihito's relationship and so we can only judge by the time they've been together, which can be argued to be little more than a year... @Anonymous

      Sorry, but I have to respectfully disagree. The question that was raised earlier was whether or not we have gotten a good enough idea of who these characters are and whether we can evaluate them as characters (and I don't mean judge in a moral sense, but an assessment of who they are) to estimate where they will go and what they will do in the future or if something is in character or OOC. And that includes ALL we know about them, including Asami's backstory with Fei and his actions during that time. That, too, tells a lot about who Asami is as a person (in parts it tells us even more than we get from recent events). The events of seven years ago are giving us a great insight into Asami's character, so of course they play into his character assessment.

      As for Asami and Akihito's relationship: Sorry, but from the first time they met to the penthouse crisis, that is definitely more than just a little over a year, at least it is to me. We will just have to agree to disagree here.

      Be that as it is: My point was and still is, that we DO know enough about these two to assess them as characters and have an idea of what they will or will not do. Again, just my opion. We don't really have to discuss this, actually. You can have a different point of view and that's fine, it really is. I would just like to keep mine, too, if that's okay. And in my estimate there won't be sappy long love declarations, Asami and Akihito playing happy family or one or both of them turning into domesticated house husbands. It's just not that kind of story for me and they are not the kind of characters. There, just my own little opionion which I intend to keep. That's really all I have to say on the matter.

    • Anonymous September 3, 2015 12:06 am
      Sorry, but I have to respectfully disagree. The question that was raised earlier was whether or not we have gotten a good enough idea of who these characters are and whether we can evaluate them as characters (... @Kindleoni

      But you don't really have all those years of information on Asami. What you have is a few short days he passed seven years ago--and that from another character's viewpoint, which is suspect. We know absolutely nothing about Asami in the intervening years. So you have less information to go on there than you have from the point where he meets Akihito.

      Of course, you are entitled to your opinions and of course, you don't have to discuss anything and if you don't want to, then don't respond to this. But I am going to now express my opinion.

      Where is it written that saying "I love you" means life instantly becomes a dull suburban existence? This is a rather odd opinion to hold. There are many many many people throughout history who have said "I love you" and not ended up in a subdivision with four kids. I just don't get the fear here.

      I also don't get this idea that voicing one of the most critical of human emotions is sappy. Often it takes courage to admit in the simplest of words the most powerful of feelings. It is a risk, a hazard, an instant creation of vulnerability and an opening for the most terrible pain or the greatest reward. Sappy? Not from where I'm sitting.

      I mean, really think about who Asami is. He kills people. He can so easily pull out a gun and empty a clip into someone and end their life. He can open his mouth and threaten and coerce and yet he cannot muster himself to voice three simple words. When or if he does, that won't be sappy. I trust the artist who created Asami that it will be the most potentially powerful moment of this long story when this big man opens himself at last to the improbable boy who has given him the courage to say those words.

      Why fall into the abyss when you can reach out to the person who means the most to you and ascend? After all, falling is easy. It's the lifting up that is hard.

    • Anonymous September 3, 2015 12:26 am
      "The man is a king-sized romantic" really? :o If you mean in actions like saving akihito, then I agree.But saying "I love you" still seems OOC in my opinion because he seems like a man of few words, especially ... @Aki's Fan

      Yes, really. Take a look at volume 6, chapter 35.4, the Midsummer Special. Asami listens attentively to everything Akihito says and lays out an incredibly romantic evening just to please him.

      And he's not a man of few words. This is another of these odd misconceptions that I think people just keep repeating because they heard someone else say it. Open up any chapter and read again. He is erudite, a man of many words. He talks A LOT. He especially talks during sex. Akihito even thinks to himself how open Asami is at such times. He says very lovey-dovey things like "If you are by my side, I will always have my sweet juice." I mean, come on. From a man who can say something that ridiculous, "I love you" is hardly a stretch.

    • Anonymous September 3, 2015 12:31 am
      Yes, really. Take a look at volume 6, chapter 35.4, the Midsummer Special. Asami listens attentively to everything Akihito says and lays out an incredibly romantic evening just to please him. And he's not a man... @Anonymous

      And while we're on the subject of "Things Asami Has Said," let's consider one of his most celebrated lines, "Don't toss my heart around." Now that is sappy, far more sappy than a simple "I love you." A man who can let bombast like that roll off his tongue isn't going to choke on "I love you."

    • Lightasus September 3, 2015 1:03 am
      And while we're on the subject of "Things Asami Has Said," let's consider one of his most celebrated lines, "Don't toss my heart around." Now that is sappy, far more sappy than a simple "I love you." A man who ... @Anonymous

      You know that's a translation though. The original is "furimawasuna" as pointed out by the translators, which basically means "don't swing me around", as in pushing him around and making him get into trouble for him. The heart part was added by the translators because they interpreted it in a way that they even felt like they had to leave a note to explain it, but it's not actually literally what he said.

      He did not invent "furimawasuna", I also saw it in some other manga and the context was quite similar.

    • Anonymous September 3, 2015 1:32 am
      You know that's a translation though. The original is "furimawasuna" as pointed out by the translators, which basically means "don't swing me around", as in pushing him around and making him get into trouble fo... Lightasus

      Even so, "Don't toss my heart around" is accepted by readers here as something Asami would naturally say. Nobody questions is as being OOC. So the point stands that if you accept that Asami would have no trouble saying something like that, why would you consider an "I love you" OOC.

    • Lightasus September 3, 2015 2:06 am
      Even so, "Don't toss my heart around" is accepted by readers here as something Asami would naturally say. Nobody questions is as being OOC. So the point stands that if you accept that Asami would have no troubl... @Anonymous

      It's funny how you say that proves "I love you" as not OOC based on the feeling of readers over "don't toss my heart around" xD. There's certainly a reason if someone feels that way. Personally in general I feel that what Asami usually says shows he'd say anything but a straight "I love you".

      Besides, "I love you" belongs to another culture than Japanese. There's really no way to say it in Japanese without sounding corny. Simply because the Japanese have no tradition of saying such phrase. They generally just don't say it, though dramas just love it. So do romance mangas, but it does sound cornier than you'd think.

      Someone initiating a declaration of love (kouhaku), which is done to initiate dating, would say something with "suki". Basically a plain "like". Newly married couples would go with "ai shiteru", and that sounds even more powerful than the english "I love you", so it's not said often, only on very very special occasions. It just doesn't nearly come out as often irl as anime would let you think.

      I just can't seriously see Asami say "Ai shiteru, Akihito". Would sound like he's asking him to marry him, aha. And "suki", well, nothing to get hyped over other than the fact that he said he felt something, but it sounds teenager-ish to me. I mean, it sounds cute.

      I don't know, neither feel like they have their place in the story to me. Let him be more creative with how he shows his love aha.

      But really, there are so many close Japanese couples that will never say it. Asians in general are raised with the mentality "show, don't talk". In western countries we're encouraged to speak our emotions first instead, being and extraverted, loud, etc...

    • Anonymous September 3, 2015 11:26 am
      It's funny how you say that proves "I love you" as not OOC based on the feeling of readers over "don't toss my heart around" xD. There's certainly a reason if someone feels that way. Personally in general I fee... Lightasus

      Re: your first paragraph: If you think that, you aren't paying attention to what Asami says. First off, my comment is about readers' blithe acceptance of Asami saying something sappy like "Don't toss my heart around" but then turning around and saying "I love you" is sappy and insisting Asami would never say anything sappy, when he already has.

      But if you pay attention to Asami's dialogue, you will see that he can be bombastic, sappy, as well as direct, so no, it does not follow that he would not say "I love you." The man is not an idiot. He knows how to use language, including a direct statement.

      Now onto this tired old argument that the Japanese never say I love you. That isn't true. As you point out, the phrase can have strong meaning, which argues against the idea here that "I love you" is something sappy and to be avoided on those terms. If we're going to argue culture, then a Japanese "I love you" would be a momentous statement and not a cheesy line.

      And this may come as shock to you, but this isn't real life we're reading. This *IS* a romance manga. And "I love you" occurs in many many other yaoi manga. So this dog needs to be retired from the debate because it simply does not apply.

      What we are back to is "Is it in character for Asami to say 'I love you?'" If you have really been paying attention, the answer is a solid "Yes."

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 3, 2015 2:49 pm
      Sorry, but I have to respectfully disagree. The question that was raised earlier was whether or not we have gotten a good enough idea of who these characters are and whether we can evaluate them as characters (... @Kindleoni

      I think we can assess characters biased on the quality of information we have on them. We have more backstory on Asami because of Fei, but I think we know Aki better. We follow him closer most of the time, and we see his thoughts. He is very transparent. We have seen him in enough tricky situations to know how he reacts. We know his goals and dreams--what drives and torments him.

      I think Aki needs to have a professional identity, and I think Asami knows it too.

    • Anonymous September 3, 2015 4:36 pm
      It's funny how you say that proves "I love you" as not OOC based on the feeling of readers over "don't toss my heart around" xD. There's certainly a reason if someone feels that way. Personally in general I fee... Lightasus

      THANK YOU, Lightasus! This ^^^^ is what I have been trying to say all along. You just did it better. :)

    • Kindleoni September 3, 2015 4:37 pm
      It's funny how you say that proves "I love you" as not OOC based on the feeling of readers over "don't toss my heart around" xD. There's certainly a reason if someone feels that way. Personally in general I fee... Lightasus

      *sorry, that was me, forgot the name...* THANK YOU, Lightasus! This ^^^^ is what I have been trying to say all along. You just did it better. :)

    • Kindleoni September 3, 2015 4:39 pm
      I think we can assess characters biased on the quality of information we have on them. We have more backstory on Asami because of Fei, but I think we know Aki better. We follow him closer most of the time, and... Anoni Grrl

      Yes, that's exactly what I meant. I feel, regardless of any time frames, how ever long one may consider them to be, we have enough quality information to assess and evaluate these characters properly.

      P.S.: Agree on Akihito and the professional identity (I guess that's why "housewifey" Akihito makes me cringe so ;) ).

    • Kindleoni September 3, 2015 4:50 pm
      Re: your first paragraph: If you think that, you aren't paying attention to what Asami says. First off, my comment is about readers' blithe acceptance of Asami saying something sappy like "Don't toss my heart a... @Anonymous

      QUOTE: "First off, my comment is about readers' blithe acceptance of Asami saying something sappy like "Don't toss my heart around" but then turning around and saying "I love you" is sappy and insisting Asami would never say anything sappy, when he already has." END QUOTE.

      First of all, since this is directed at me, I never said anything about the "don't toss my heart around" quote being sappy or not sappy. I didn't mention that at all. So let's not put words or opinions on my mouth, please. Second, this is a phrase that is very difficult to translate to begin with, as those with Japanese proficiency will tell you. So I wouldn't get to hung up on the exact words or deeper meaning here. It's not exactly the best translation possible. Third, I have stated repeatedly that what I, PERSONALLY (!), don't want, is for them to go down the sappy fanfiction love/domestic bliss route which I feel would be out of character and not fitting the story. That is my OPINION. Yes, I do have one. I asked this before and I am asking this again: Can we please accept and respect that this is how I feel about it and not try and digest that or "prove me wrong" in any way? Because I find that very opinionated. You are free to make a post saying: I think they should and will say ILU at some point because they are [insert your opinion]. But please do so without trying to depreciate mine, please. Needless to say I have no problem with other people having different opinions on the matter. I would just like mine to remain a valid one, too. That's all. And that really IS my final post on the matter. ;)

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 3, 2015 5:06 pm
      Yes, that's exactly what I meant. I feel, regardless of any time frames, how ever long one may consider them to be, we have enough quality information to assess and evaluate these characters properly.P.S.: Agre... @Kindleoni

      I don't want him to be a housewife either. I wrote "with" instead of "without" on my original response. I meant to say I want Aki to be committed without being a "housewife". :)

    • Miyanoai
      September 3, 2015 7:42 pm

      Not like it would be hard for Asami to go to another country but they wouldn't be able to marry in Japan anyway.
      I don't mind too much Akihito's "housewife" tendencies simply because he doesn't take it overboard. He's just responsible as someone who's had to live alone for a while. (If it started being like on that one fantasy of his, then it would be a bit much).

      I definitely want to see them committed in what could be considered a marital way but I want Akihito to really establish his career first. And maybe learn some self defense. Like it would be interested if people in the underworld knew of them and someone tried to kidnap him and he just beat the crap out of them. Lol
      Or someone tried to pull information on Asami out of him and just provides them with something useless saying he would never betray him (yes I did just steal that from a recent fanfic that popped up but my point stands).

      That's what I want from them. Committed but not dependent. For Asami to be able to trust Akihito with knowledge of his world and for Akihito to sometimes be able to use his own connections to help Asami. They really don't need I love you's.

    • Lightasus September 3, 2015 10:16 pm
      Re: your first paragraph: If you think that, you aren't paying attention to what Asami says. First off, my comment is about readers' blithe acceptance of Asami saying something sappy like "Don't toss my heart a... @Anonymous

      I know it occurs in many other manga, however it depends on what is sensei's intention. She's been avoiding it for more than a decade, Viewfinder didn't get first published yesterday.

      "The man is not an idiot. He knows how to use language, including a direct statement."

      Sure. Asians avoid direct statements as a cultural preference, does that make them all idiots?

      They deliberately avoid to state things in a forward manner on a daily basis because it would be seen as blunt in their culture. There's sixteen ways to imply a "no". Here's one (a very typical situation):

      A Japanese businessman wants to tell his Norwegian client that he is uninterested in a particular sale. So he says "That will be very difficult." The Norwegian eagerly asks how he can help. The Japanese is mystified. To him, saying that something is difficult is a polite way of saying "No way in hell!". Dave Barry tells the story of being on a trip to Japan and working with a Japanese airline clerk on taking a flight from one city to another. On being asked about it, the clerk said "Perhaps you would prefer to take the train." So he said "NO, I want to fly." So she said "There are many other ways to go." He said "yes, but I think it would be best to fly." She said "It would very difficult". Eventually, it came out that there were no flights between those cities.

      "A Japanese manager explained his culture’s communication style to an American: “We are a homogeneous people and don’t have to speak as much as you do here. When we say one word, we understand ten, but here you have to say ten to understand one.”

      "Japanese can find Westerners to be offensively blunt. Westerners can find Japanese to be secretive, devious and bafflingly unforthcoming with information. French can feel that Germans insult their intelligence by explaining the obvious, while Germans can feel that French managers provide no direction."

      I don't know, make a research on high context and low context languages. That is why translating from Japanese is so tricky; so little is said, so much is implied. But the translators have to interpret it and adapt it to the English grammar and make it seem natural to the native speaker, but so much is lost in the process.

    • Lightasus September 3, 2015 10:24 pm

      Besides, he did not say "Don't toss my heart around". He just didn't. So I don't see the point of your first paragraph, I thought you were arguing on the logic of other people at this point.

    • Sammy
      September 4, 2015 1:20 am

      It will never end!

  12. heh September 1, 2015 5:12 pm

    What's your favorite love scenes of Akihito and Asami? Mine is the love scene they had in the yacht after Asami saved Akihito from Feilong and Akihito missed Asami so much he cant take his hands off him. I just remeber that scene so vividly. XD

    • Dee September 1, 2015 7:04 pm

      chapters 9 &10 when Takaba finally gave in to Asami

    • Kindleoni September 2, 2015 12:09 am

      Mine is one that takes place after the suposed love-making (which I guess we will see once the respective volume comes out). It's Akihito and Asami in bed (under the fur, lol!) and Akihito thanking Asami for coming to his rescue after the Sudou kidnapping. I like this moment in combination with the one that took place before the supposed love-making, when Akihito basically tells Asami that he has his back and will look out for him. The whole unit has a nice theme of: "You came for me, but I can and will protect you, too." And as we saw, that's exactly what Akihito did later that night, with the frying pan and shouting out a warning to Asami. So basically, they both have each other's back now - and that, I like. :) There is a feeling there, that they are heading towards partnership, something that is on a more equal footing.

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 2, 2015 1:21 am

      I hesitate to answer this, because it is going to thoroughly establish me as a horrible person, but I like it when Asami is passionate and a little forceful. I liked when he shot the door open, and I also liked when he had angry sex after Aki ran away. I am going to hell.

    • Kindleoni September 2, 2015 1:39 am
      I hesitate to answer this, because it is going to thoroughly establish me as a horrible person, but I like it when Asami is passionate and a little forceful. I liked when he shot the door open, and I also liked... Anoni Grrl

      Yeah, you probably will, Anoni, so you might as well enjoy the ride, girl. :) Just kidding. :D Absolutely nothing wrong with that. I think I know why they are appealing to you (and others, I'm sure): Because these are some of the few moments where we see Asami letting the mask slip and we can see REAL emotion behind that glacial cool composed exterior. We get a glimpse on the inside - which is intriguiing. Also, of course, They show Asami as being very alpha.

    • J Unleashed September 2, 2015 4:14 am

      When Akihito first showed up at Asami's place-- Asami was beside himself with glee to come home and find Akihito sitting on his kitchen floor, waiting for him (Escape and Love, Ch. 34-35).

      Notably, the only scene where we get a glimpse of Asami's fine ass...

    • J Unleashed September 2, 2015 4:18 am
      I hesitate to answer this, because it is going to thoroughly establish me as a horrible person, but I like it when Asami is passionate and a little forceful. I liked when he shot the door open, and I also liked... Anoni Grrl

      Yes, you are a horrible person. Something tells me I'd probably enjoy your company.

    • Kindleoni September 2, 2015 8:50 am
      Yes, you are a horrible person. Something tells me I'd probably enjoy your company. J Unleashed

      ^HEHE , THIS! :D Make that three.

    • eworth September 2, 2015 12:04 pm

      I like when Akihito takes charge, so I feel cheated out of that fur blanket love scene. I wanted to see that one. So I'll go with the sushi sex in volume seven, where Akihito wants to watch Asami's face as he blows him and Asami gets with the dirty talk.

      For pure romance, though, it's hard to beat the fireworks extra. Asami really listened to what Akihito wanted and gave it to him. There's something ridiculously touching in the fact that Asami dressed up in a yukata because Akihito said he liked seeing girls in summer yukatas.

    • bakaotaku34 September 2, 2015 12:48 pm

      seriously so hard to choose... when I read and come across a love scene... I savor each one of them ლ(´ڡ`ლ)

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 2, 2015 5:16 pm
      ^HEHE , THIS! :D Make that three. @Kindleoni

      Thanks guys. Who wants to cannonball into the abyss?

    • Kindleoni September 2, 2015 6:08 pm
      Thanks guys. Who wants to cannonball into the abyss? Anoni Grrl

      Hey, I'm up for the ride, Anoni. :D

    • Kindleoni September 2, 2015 6:10 pm
      I like when Akihito takes charge, so I feel cheated out of that fur blanket love scene. I wanted to see that one. So I'll go with the sushi sex in volume seven, where Akihito wants to watch Asami's face as he b... eworth

      Seinsei left that blank (literally, there was a blank box), so you can exect there to be a sex scene in the volume release. Special treat for the folks who actually buy it. ;)

    • Anonymous September 2, 2015 7:04 pm
      Seinsei left that blank (literally, there was a blank box), so you can exect there to be a sex scene in the volume release. Special treat for the folks who actually buy it. ;) @Kindleoni

      That's an awfully short love scene if it's going to take place in one panel.

    • Anonymous September 2, 2015 8:15 pm
      When Akihito first showed up at Asami's place-- Asami was beside himself with glee to come home and find Akihito sitting on his kitchen floor, waiting for him (Escape and Love, Ch. 34-35).Notably, the only scen... J Unleashed

      Ass? What ass? I didn't see that ass because I was looking Asami's amazing cuming face (☆▽☆) He was enjoying it!
      BTW, nice ass.

    • Anonymous September 3, 2015 7:26 pm
      When Akihito first showed up at Asami's place-- Asami was beside himself with glee to come home and find Akihito sitting on his kitchen floor, waiting for him (Escape and Love, Ch. 34-35).Notably, the only scen... J Unleashed

      Yup Inlove that one too!!! He takes him in the counter andbdamn Asami's fine ass.... *dies

    • Sammy
      September 4, 2015 1:21 am
      I hesitate to answer this, because it is going to thoroughly establish me as a horrible person, but I like it when Asami is passionate and a little forceful. I liked when he shot the door open, and I also liked... Anoni Grrl

      Loved it when he shot the door open, but the conversation afterwords seemed a little like a parent and child

    • Sammy
      September 4, 2015 1:24 am
      Thanks guys. Who wants to cannonball into the abyss? Anoni Grrl

      ME!

  13. Yaiofanatic September 1, 2015 3:26 pm

    Did anyone knows when the next chapter be posted or updated?

    • YaoiTori <3
      September 1, 2015 3:39 pm

      probably some time this month

    • Kindleoni September 1, 2015 3:49 pm
      probably some time this month YaoiTori <3

      No. Sensei is taking some time offt to work on the volume release. So not in this month's edition and most likely not in the October one either. December is the most probable guess

    • YaoiTori <3
      September 1, 2015 3:57 pm

      thanks

    • YaoiTori <3
      September 1, 2015 3:57 pm

      now i have to wait to december ╥﹏╥

    • Kindleoni September 1, 2015 8:40 pm
      now i have to wait to december ╥﹏╥ YaoiTori <3

      We might get an extra before that. ;) None knows, really. Except for sensei, of course. :D

    • Yaiofanatic September 1, 2015 10:22 pm

      Thank you

  14. Anoni Grrl
    September 1, 2015 1:59 am

    I have a serious (sort of) question about the timeline. How much time do you think has passed in the Viewfinder series? I'm not asking this to bicker about Aki--I just want to figure it out. We know at from the extra there was a summer, a new year, a festival with fireworks when they were living together. I got the impression that some months had passed between the main stories at some point. How much time does it seem like? About a year?

    • tokidoki
      September 1, 2015 2:41 am

      Well, after the initial meeting with Asami and subsequently Fei (which was probably only a few days later as the data seemed to be quite important, it does not look like too many weeks passed by before Fei was speculating over Akihito again - then he showed up in Japan a week later threatening Akihito - so maybe two months there? Which lead to his kidnapping and being taken to Hong Kong the next day. He must have been with Fei only a couple of weeks because Asami's wounds had not healed at the point of his rescue. Then they spent some time recuperating - maybe a couple of weeks? By the time they returned to Japan Akihito's stuff had been moved into Asami's apartment. The festival could be almost any, but to run around in yukatas means that it was likely still summer/early fall. Likely Asami ad Aki have known each other for maybe six months by the time of the Momohara incident? I am just guessing on that one though. The extras could just be misplaced in this version (as there are a few placed before the series even starts)

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 1, 2015 2:52 am
      Well, after the initial meeting with Asami and subsequently Fei (which was probably only a few days later as the data seemed to be quite important, it does not look like too many weeks passed by before Fei was ... tokidoki

      Thanks. I read somewhere it was about a month in Hong Kong. In my mind, the first two extras happened after the first story, though I am not sure why. So I'm thinking at least a few months passed before the second story with the MO. there's a few weeks between the first Mo story and when Fei comes back, so maybe 4-5 months by then. Then there is a month in Hong King, and maybe 2-3 weeks recovery. Maybe the New Year's incident happens after they get back but before Aki moves in. So then the stalker deal probably happened in the Spring, time passes without a story, and they were together about a year by the time they watched fireworks.

      So a little over a year together? Am I off?

    • tokidoki
      September 1, 2015 3:09 am
      Thanks. I read somewhere it was about a month in Hong Kong. In my mind, the first two extras happened after the first story, though I am not sure why. So I'm thinking at least a few months passed before the sec... Anoni Grrl

      Probably close or maybe a bit less I think - Asamis wounds opened pretty easily so - if we take into account how long a wound needs to heal - about a month/month and half total - I would say that Aki was in Hong Kong only a few weeks. I am not sure on the 4-5 month wait there - as the information seemed pretty time sensitive - so maybe a month at most? But that is just guessing.

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 1, 2015 4:01 am
      Probably close or maybe a bit less I think - Asamis wounds opened pretty easily so - if we take into account how long a wound needs to heal - about a month/month and half total - I would say that Aki was in Hon... tokidoki

      Oh I think that it was only 2-3 weeks between the first Mo story and the second--but that Aki and Asami had been together 4-5 months by then. There was no connection between the first story and the MO , right?

    • tokidoki
      September 1, 2015 4:10 am

      Mmmm...hard to say, but I get the feeling that Aki an Asamis relationship was still pretty new - he did sau something about seeing Asami around sometimes, but not how long it had been, so it's anyones guess.

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 1, 2015 4:23 am
      Mmmm...hard to say, but I get the feeling that Aki an Asamis relationship was still pretty new - he did sau something about seeing Asami around sometimes, but not how long it had been, so it's anyones guess. tokidoki

      Ah "together" might be too strong. I mean, they were having encounters, and Assami had someone keeping tabs on Aki--and it was often enough that Asami had offered to get Aki and apartment (which Aki turned down).

    • Dee September 1, 2015 4:06 pm

      where may you buy the DVD?

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 1, 2015 4:15 pm
      where may you buy the DVD? @Dee

      DVD? You can find links to the Animixes (sp?)on Youtube (and DL from there). You can buy the US licensed parts of the books (I'd have to google the link).

      Are there Drama CDs? I have never seen an ova. Did I miss it?

    • ~ September 1, 2015 5:29 pm
      DVD? You can find links to the Animixes (sp?)on Youtube (and DL from there). You can buy the US licensed parts of the books (I'd have to google the link).Are there Drama CDs? I have never seen an ova. Did I mis... Anoni Grrl

      No OVA, but there are drama CDs - as far as I know two sets of two CDs each have been released...You can find quite a few parts (not sure if all) on Youtube. The cast was changed after the first two CDs, and the actors who took over the roles are the ones we now know from the AniMix.

    • Dee September 1, 2015 7:07 pm
      DVD? You can find links to the Animixes (sp?)on Youtube (and DL from there). You can buy the US licensed parts of the books (I'd have to google the link).Are there Drama CDs? I have never seen an ova. Did I mis... Anoni Grrl

      I only read/speak English. I went on Amazon but it's in Japanese

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 1, 2015 7:50 pm
      I only read/speak English. I went on Amazon but it's in Japanese @Dee

      Are you looking for the books? Because Amazon has those in English.

    • Lightasus September 1, 2015 7:51 pm
      I only read/speak English. I went on Amazon but it's in Japanese @Dee

      You can turn amazon.jp in English. On the page of an item just look at the top right and it asks you if you want to see the page in English. Works for the transactions etc., obviously it won't work on item descriptions or titles.

      To search it though, copy paste "animix ファインダーの隻翼"

      Now, it's about 150$. Mangas are cheaper than anywhere else, but really, don't expect the same with anime, it's horrifyingly pricey compared to western standards.

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 1, 2015 7:55 pm
      You can turn amazon.jp in English. On the page of an item just look at the top right and it asks you if you want to see the page in English. Works for the transactions etc., obviously it won't work on item desc... Lightasus

      Can you buy them at any price with English subs?

    • Miyanoai
      September 3, 2015 7:47 pm
      Can you buy them at any price with English subs? Anoni Grrl

      It was never officially translated I don't think so no official subs. The one on YouTube has them though, last I checked.

    • Dee September 3, 2015 9:34 pm
      Are you looking for the books? Because Amazon has those in English. Anoni Grrl

      not the books. I bought one on my kindle and the manga is too small to read

    • Sammy
      September 4, 2015 1:27 am

      1 year not much time for them two when you consider the hell they've gone through

  15. Anoni Grrl
    August 31, 2015 9:05 pm

    So here is a question that I had again when watching the Animix: Why didn't Aki text his friends that he didn't tell them to go to the boat, and that it was a trap? He could have said he made someone mad with a picture, and they were trying to set his friends up, and the guys could have gotten out before Fei went to them.

    • Hanne August 31, 2015 9:34 pm

      He was told by Fei not tell them anything, with the implication that Fei would hurt them. And he did not know if Fei had people watching them, waiting for any sign that Akihito had warned them? This is my assumption, but if someone was threatening me that way, I would think that they were in complete control of the situation at the boat too. Or maybe, by not telling them what was going on, he thought he was protecting them from Feis people?

    • Candy eye August 31, 2015 10:09 pm

      Hanne was right. Fei long had all the angles covered and it will be too risky of a chance to take in that situation. Even if aki had texted his friends about his treat, it wouldn't matter cause the result will end the same way. He used aki against asami pinpoint black.

    • Anoni Grrl
      August 31, 2015 11:02 pm
      Hanne was right. Fei long had all the angles covered and it will be too risky of a chance to take in that situation. Even if aki had texted his friends about his treat, it wouldn't matter cause the result wil... @Candy eye

      Maybe--but when they were on a boat full of models, it would have been easier to get away. Maybe a coded message that only his friends should pick up on--something about meeting people through work and how he only took pictures of nice people, and then saying how much he hates sweets and stuffed animals.

    • Candy eye August 31, 2015 11:23 pm

      I mean pinpoint blank. Hope I said right

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 1, 2015 12:06 am
      I mean pinpoint blank. Hope I said right @Candy eye

      I think you mean "point blank" as in within easy shooting range, but I understood. :) I make typos and let auto-correct fill in the wrong word all the time.

    • Hanne September 1, 2015 12:27 am
      Maybe--but when they were on a boat full of models, it would have been easier to get away. Maybe a coded message that only his friends should pick up on--something about meeting people through work and how he o... Anoni Grrl

      Akihito has kept his relationship with Asami a secret, and I doubt he told his friends about Fei, so why would he start setting up secret 'texts' about dangers they need to avoid? And I am sure Akihito did not expect to encounter Fei again nor would he expect that Fei would target his friends, so he would not need to set something like that up, that would be extremely paranoid, and Akihito is anything but that.

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 1, 2015 12:58 am
      Akihito has kept his relationship with Asami a secret, and I doubt he told his friends about Fei, so why would he start setting up secret 'texts' about dangers they need to avoid? And I am sure Akihito did not ... Hanne

      They know he is a photographer for a newspaper, and that sometimes his photos upset people. He doesn't need to set it up in advance--just say things that his friends should key into because some hings sound false (e.g. "I hate sweets and stuffed animal heads") and some reminder about how he upsets some people at work and they want to get even--even by playing dirty. My friends would pick up on that enough to know something was wrong, even if they might just think I needed to be rescued from a bad date. He could have tried.

    • Hanne September 1, 2015 1:25 am
      They know he is a photographer for a newspaper, and that sometimes his photos upset people. He doesn't need to set it up in advance--just say things that his friends should key into because some hings sound fal... Anoni Grrl

      And if they were being monitored? He could have put them in far worse danger...and Akihito is pretty new to his job as a photojournalist, so he would not expect that people would find out who his friends are and that they would be held over his head. Realistically. (I am sure most photojournalists do not have such precautions in place, just in case some heavy from mafia almost 3, 000 km away would return and do this?) Plus, he is probably not thinking that clearly as he is scared as hell - as he told Asami.

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 1, 2015 1:34 am
      And if they were being monitored? He could have put them in far worse danger...and Akihito is pretty new to his job as a photojournalist, so he would not expect that people would find out who his friends are an... Hanne

      That's why it would be in code. I would think warned is in less danger, specially when they are on the boat by the models. Again, you wouldn't set up the code in advance. You just use the same sort of clues you give your friends at a bar when you want them to get you away from a guy you don't want to openly upset or be mean to, or when you are introducing them to someone you can't insult but you know they want to avoid if possible. You just tweak it on the spot for whatever the situation warrants. For example, if it were my friends, I'd text something like '"A boat, right? Like after prof X's Art class and we watched Dexter and talked about all the fun things he did with people on boats." Now my friends would know prof x taught Criminology and Dexter was a serial killer who dumped bodies off of boats. Aki is different, so maybe he would reference a investigative journalism prof and a zombie movie where people were eaten on boats. The thing is you use your history with your friends to warn them without saying anything Fei would know about. It's something you can make up on the spot because you know your friends and they know you.

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 1, 2015 1:43 am
      That's why it would be in code. I would think warned is in less danger, specially when they are on the boat by the models. Again, you wouldn't set up the code in advance. You just use the same sort of clues you... Anoni Grrl

      Also, what makes you think Akihito is new at being a photojournalist? If he is 23, he's been out of uni for at least 2 years, and he probably has been involved in journalism clubs since high school or middle school--since manga characters all act like adults at middle school.

    • Hanne September 1, 2015 1:47 am
      Also, what makes you think Akihito is new at being a photojournalist? If he is 23, he's been out of uni for at least 2 years, and he probably has been involved in journalism clubs since high school or middle s... Anoni Grrl

      He clearly state that his assignment with Asami is his first job, and it has only been a few months at that point since he problems with Fei - hence - new at the job.

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 1, 2015 1:52 am
      He clearly state that his assignment with Asami is his first job, and it has only been a few months at that point since he problems with Fei - hence - new at the job. Hanne

      I see where Asami identifies Aki as a "young and promising freelance photographer": http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v01/c001/3/

      Where does it say that's his first job? and if it's Aki's first job, how does Asami know he is "promising"?

    • Hanne September 1, 2015 1:53 am
      That's why it would be in code. I would think warned is in less danger, specially when they are on the boat by the models. Again, you wouldn't set up the code in advance. You just use the same sort of clues you... Anoni Grrl

      Do you have that kind of system set up with your friends? I never have - I don't get my friends in trouble like that, nor would I insult others behind their backs with 'secret' text messages to my friends. And Akihitos friends were probably not in the same classes as him as he is a photojournalist. If you have been on on University campus, most separate degrees are taught in different buildings and have different subjects they teach. As I said, paranoia - and that would only come with Akihito having quite a reputation - which takes a few years to build. (22 is about the time most people graduate from University programs and most journalists need a four year program before getting a job in the field)

    • Hanne September 1, 2015 1:57 am
      I see where Asami identifies Aki as a "young and promising freelance photographer": http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v01/c001/3/Where does it say that's his first job? and i... Anoni Grrl

      I misspoke-wrote - but look at page 12 of vol. 1 - the detective is talking about Akihito's lack of experience.

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 1, 2015 2:05 am
      Do you have that kind of system set up with your friends? I never have - I don't get my friends in trouble like that, nor would I insult others behind their backs with 'secret' text messages to my friends. And ... Hanne

      Set up? No. But my friends would cue in on in-jokes and implied messages that are different than the words. That's why I said he could use information only friends would know to warn them. He'd have to make it up on the spot and trust they are smart enough to catch on. You don't need to be paranoid.

      Even on a big uni, many of my friends were in the same classes as I--but you are missing the point. The fact is you use *whatever* common history you have with them to say something they would know was wrong but Fei would not. It's not paranoid if they are actually in danger. Once again, he wouldn't have set it up in advance; he'd have to think on his feet.

      My friends do more than that just to get out of awkward social situations or tell inside jokes.

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 1, 2015 2:12 am
      I misspoke-wrote - but look at page 12 of vol. 1 - the detective is talking about Akihito's lack of experience. Hanne

      Oh, compared to Asami, Aki is definitely a newbie. Aki is nowhere ready to take down someone like Asami. I agree with you on that.

    • tokidoki
      September 1, 2015 2:23 am
      He clearly state that his assignment with Asami is his first job, and it has only been a few months at that point since he problems with Fei - hence - new at the job. Hanne

      No - you were correct - in chapter 2 he says that he met Asami on his very first scoop as an undercover journalist - page 6.

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 1, 2015 2:24 am
      Do you have that kind of system set up with your friends? I never have - I don't get my friends in trouble like that, nor would I insult others behind their backs with 'secret' text messages to my friends. And ... Hanne

      Ok, now my friends sound like mean girls, but they are really very nerdy. Think of it like this. I am an agnostic, but I have a very religious family. So if my Aunt is around, one of my friends will bless me and ask me to pray with her. I know this means she finds it amusing that I will not tell my aunt I am a heathen. I can't openly glare and tell her to die, so I smile and tell her I treasure her friendship and that I will find a way to repay her kindness. People who didn't know us might think we were in a cult or something. Or say we are at a bar, and there is a drunk guy getting kind of handsy. He seems like the kind who might get a little violent too, so I am trying to not insult him as I edge away. I'm not trying t be mean. I just want to avoid something nasty if I can. My friend may come over and ask how I am doing to see if I am into the guy. I would tell her how much the guy reminds me of her cousin Kevin. She would know her cousin is the kind who gets mad and calls women names when they turn him down, and may get forceful when drinking. She'd find a way to get me out of there. It's that kind of thing. We don't plan it. It just happens.

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 1, 2015 2:35 am
      No - you were correct - in chapter 2 he says that he met Asami on his very first scoop as an undercover journalist - page 6. tokidoki

      "Scoop" is a little different than assignment, but I'll grant you he is not extremely experienced.

    • tokidoki
      September 1, 2015 2:46 am
      Ok, now my friends sound like mean girls, but they are really very nerdy. Think of it like this. I am an agnostic, but I have a very religious family. So if my Aunt is around, one of my friends will bless me a... Anoni Grrl

      Akihito is using a fairly old phone - so likely he does not use it that often to send text messages (remember this manga has been ongoing for some time - since 2007 - so technology has really changed in that time and people are much more used to social media now (in later chapters he has a smart phone)

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 1, 2015 2:55 am
      Akihito is using a fairly old phone - so likely he does not use it that often to send text messages (remember this manga has been ongoing for some time - since 2007 - so technology has really changed in that ti... tokidoki

      Well that, and the focus of the story is his relationship with Asami, so if he saved his friends without Asami, we'd miss out on some hot sex. :)

      I took the tech lag into account by not wondering why they didn't upload photos/data to their "cloud".

    • tokidoki
      September 1, 2015 3:05 am

      Well the disk he mailed to Asami is pretty old tech too, and fell into disuse in the mid to late 2000s - iCloud is from around 4 years ago.

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 1, 2015 3:27 am
      Well the disk he mailed to Asami is pretty old tech too, and fell into disuse in the mid to late 2000s - iCloud is from around 4 years ago. tokidoki

      He seems to use old film cameras, but have CDs too. :)

    • tokidoki
      September 1, 2015 3:38 am
      He seems to use old film cameras, but have CDs too. :) Anoni Grrl

      Many photojournalists still use old film cameras - I still use mine (I took photography - not photojournalism) In fact I have cameras that are at least 50 years old in my collection - because the teachers at my University taught us a love for film cameras (and you can often get better results with film than digital - although that has changed in the past few years) I don't recall seeing any CDs, but I was not really on the lookout for them - I did have to look up what an MO Disk was though as I had not seen one before (3.5 inch disks yes but we did not call them MOs where I live)

  16. Candy eye August 31, 2015 12:39 pm

    If you can describe asami and aki life together so far in one word, what would it be?

    • Candy eye August 31, 2015 12:50 pm

      Describing asami and aki life together so far in one word would be roll coaster.

    • Anooooon August 31, 2015 5:00 pm

      Clusterfuck is a great choice in my opinion. :D
      It's always one crazy situation after another.

    • Anoni Grrl
      August 31, 2015 5:12 pm

      Hot-mess (it's one word if I say it is).

    • Anon August 31, 2015 8:39 pm

      Crazy

    • Kindleoni September 2, 2015 12:11 am

      "It's complicated." :D

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 2, 2015 5:18 pm
      "It's complicated." :D @Kindleoni

      LOL. Whenever I see someone's status is "it's complicated" I think they have a SO but are open to cheating.

    • Kindleoni September 2, 2015 6:11 pm
      LOL. Whenever I see someone's status is "it's complicated" I think they have a SO but are open to cheating. Anoni Grrl

      LMAO. Totally, Anoni. Whenever I see that I think. "I give it six months tops." :D

    • mrl98 August 31, 2015 11:38 pm

      Thank you just watched it ^_^
      Man I hate Feilong for raping Akhito

    • Anonymous September 1, 2015 2:33 am
      Thank you just watched it ^_^ Man I hate Feilong for raping Akhito mrl98

      Yeah, because Asami totally didn't. Repeatedly. [/sarcasm]

    • AniMix (Eng sub) September 1, 2015 5:09 am
      Thank you just watched it ^_^ Man I hate Feilong for raping Akhito mrl98

      You're welcome! :)

      *shrugs* I don't know, I think he redeemed himself in the end... The only thing I hate about Feilong is the voice they gave him in the AniMix. xD

    • mrl98 September 1, 2015 10:09 am
      Yeah, because Asami totally didn't. Repeatedly. [/sarcasm] @Anonymous

      Grr in this episode no he didn't it was consensual. I'm talking about this episode

    • mrl98 September 1, 2015 10:13 am
      You're welcome! :)*shrugs* I don't know, I think he redeemed himself in the end... The only thing I hate about Feilong is the voice they gave him in the AniMix. xD @AniMix (Eng sub)

      I meant in this episode. But how did he redeem himself? He kept on taking him in other in China against his will, Asami did it once but apparently AKihito likes him and they know sleep together and it's consensual unlike Feilong. I like Feilong but in that episode I remembered why I used to be pissed at him :D

    • Candy eye September 1, 2015 2:22 pm

      Yes, intimacy with aki in this episode was mutual and asami know the stage aki was in that he needed skin to skin contact to come him down. But with fei long, I think part of the reason he did that to aki was he became jealous when heard that moaning aki was making in phone and you know how fei long feels about asami. Who's the name came out of Aki mouth when fei long was raping him? Asami and that pissed him off more. Thank you for the link.

    • Kindleoni September 1, 2015 3:52 pm

      Just wanted to point out that this fansubbed versioin was brought to you by Aarin from Aarinfantasy and her team. Big shout out to her and her guys for all the hard work!

    • Anonymous September 1, 2015 3:59 pm
      Grr in this episode no he didn't it was consensual. I'm talking about this episode mrl98

      You didn't specify that in your first post. Besides, what difference does it make? You were talking about how you hate Fei for raping Akihito when Asami did the exact same thing, repeatedly. It's a double standard, really.

      I also agree with others that Fei redeemed himself. He certainly and obviously did in Akihito's eyes. One also has to see the context of his backstory to know why he did what he did.

      Besides, Akihito didn't go to Asami in this animix freely, just to have sex with him. He went there because he felt it was the only choice in order to help his friends. So it was born out of necessity more than free will. And yes, he eventually got the hang of it. ;)

    • Anonymous September 1, 2015 4:08 pm
      I meant in this episode. But how did he redeem himself? He kept on taking him in other in China against his will, Asami did it once but apparently AKihito likes him and they know sleep together and it's consens... mrl98

      a) Asami did it more than once (the Club, the bathroom after picking him up at Fei's place). That was non-consensual. Even the scen in the animix 2 wasn't out of free will, but out of necessity. Akihtio went there because he saw no other way to help his friends. He went down on his knees and begged. b) just pointing out that Akihito got a hard on during blowing Fei and at that time he was most certainly not thinking about Asami (he also got majorly aroused in a later scene, where he did think of Asami, but he also certainly reacted to Fei's touch, he was aroused and rock hard). By the time they made it to the yacht there was undoubtedly a mutual attachment there. Akihto has forgiven him and they did form a kind of friendship (e-mails included). Fei did everything on the yacht to protect him and Akhito acknowledges that. Redemption. Chapter closed. Moving on.

    • AniMix (Eng sub) September 1, 2015 5:10 pm
      a) Asami did it more than once (the Club, the bathroom after picking him up at Fei's place). That was non-consensual. Even the scen in the animix 2 wasn't out of free will, but out of necessity. Akihtio went th... @Anonymous

      The Anonymous above me explained it pretty well, and plus I'd add that Fei actually feels remorse in the end, something that none of Akihito's other abusers ever have, including Asami. But I can understand if you get pissed at that particular sequence, I felt sorry for poor Aki too (although I kinda sorta enjoyed it just a teensy tiny little bit *hides in a box*).

    • mrl98 September 1, 2015 5:27 pm
      a) Asami did it more than once (the Club, the bathroom after picking him up at Fei's place). That was non-consensual. Even the scen in the animix 2 wasn't out of free will, but out of necessity. Akihtio went th... @Anonymous

      T_T I hate rape I can't get over it lol, I get what you're saying and will keep reading this and I wish happiness for Fei too but I wont live in peace with what happened in Hong Kong. When I reread this I skip Hongkong arch and the first chapter where Asami rapes Akihito, just in chapter 2 Akihito masturbated to Asami's touch so whatever happened after that it was somewhat consensual between 2 people who probably like each other.

    • Anon September 1, 2015 5:57 pm
      a) Asami did it more than once (the Club, the bathroom after picking him up at Fei's place). That was non-consensual. Even the scen in the animix 2 wasn't out of free will, but out of necessity. Akihtio went th... @Anonymous

      Whoa whoa whoa. Hold on here a minute. The sex in the animix 2--which is the scene in volume three, chapters 9 and 10--is NOT non-consensual. The whole entire point of that scene is that Akihito finally admits that he digs what they're doing. He ASKS Asami point blank not to pull out. That's consent. Sheesh.

      Fei Long feeling remorse does not equal redemption. It's a start but it's not redemption. He never actually expresses his remorse directly to Akihito. He just thinks it to himself. He acknowledges what he has done ("To you and your friends I have done terrible things") but doesn't say "Gee, I'm sorry about that." And just where does Akihito forgive Fei Long? You are making as assumption that does not appear in the story. A few e-mails does not necessarily equal forgiveness. And Fei Long did not do everything to protect Akihito out of purely altruistic motives. When Aki disappears on the ship, Fei feels bad for Aki but that doesn't stop him going after Asami, even after Aki had stated his fears and his wishes. And when the Russians take Aki, Fei states clearly that he wants to get Aki back FOR HIMSELF, not to release him or to return him to Asami.

    • AniMix (Eng sub) September 1, 2015 6:52 pm
      Whoa whoa whoa. Hold on here a minute. The sex in the animix 2--which is the scene in volume three, chapters 9 and 10--is NOT non-consensual. The whole entire point of that scene is that Akihito finally admits ... @Anon

      I didn't say it equals redemption, I just said it added to everything else that was pointed out by the other person. I give Fei a lot of credit for that remorse, because even if he doesn't express it to Akihito directly, the feeling is still there, and as I said before, none of the other guys who laid hands on Aki ever even thought about remorse. So yeah, it's just a start, but it's a good start. :)

      We see Akihito forgives Feilong in his actions - just as Fei never expresses his regret to Akihito verbally or Asami and Akihito never openly confess their love, but you still get what they're feeling. For example, the way Akihito's and Feilong's conversations change, or how Aki saves Fei's life. And I do think the mails can be seen as a clear sign they're getting along now, because if Akihito still resented Feilong for what he'd done, why should he write back, with smileys on top of that? Plus Akihito doesn't have any bitter thoughts toward Fei afterwards.

    • Dee September 1, 2015 7:10 pm
      Yeah, because Asami totally didn't. Repeatedly. [/sarcasm] @Anonymous

      I don't like Feilong either. I wish asami would teach takaba how to fight and shoot better

    • mrl98 September 1, 2015 7:42 pm
      Whoa whoa whoa. Hold on here a minute. The sex in the animix 2--which is the scene in volume three, chapters 9 and 10--is NOT non-consensual. The whole entire point of that scene is that Akihito finally admits ... @Anon

      Those are my thoughts also, ppl saying Fei raped akihito but also Asami did that means they're both the same which is not really the same. Fei took him captive against his will while Asami raped him only once and released him. I mean rape is bad both for Fei and Asami but by far Fei's effect is worse look at how he looks like when Asami came for him : http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v05/c030/10/

    • mrl98 September 1, 2015 7:44 pm
      I don't like Feilong either. I wish asami would teach takaba how to fight and shoot better @Dee

      I'm just glad after Feilong Aki's not raped there are attempts but I'm glad the rape phase is over lol

    • mrl98 September 1, 2015 7:45 pm
      I didn't say it equals redemption, I just said it added to everything else that was pointed out by the other person. I give Fei a lot of credit for that remorse, because even if he doesn't express it to Akihito... @AniMix (Eng sub)

      The E-mails thing is an extra not plot related

    • Lightasus September 1, 2015 7:53 pm
      The E-mails thing is an extra not plot related mrl98

      Well it was in the Feilong novel, the extra just referenced to it.

    • mrl98 September 1, 2015 7:56 pm
      Well it was in the Feilong novel, the extra just referenced to it. Lightasus

      I remember it was in the extra where they had threesome. Where is the Feilong novel?

    • AniMix (Eng sub) September 1, 2015 7:59 pm
      Those are my thoughts also, ppl saying Fei raped akihito but also Asami did that means they're both the same which is not really the same. Fei took him captive against his will while Asami raped him only once a... mrl98

      Well, to be fair, him looking like that had nothing to do with Feilong. Blame that one on the Russians. xD

      And the Feilong novel is called Finder no Rakuin...it hasn't been released in English though. :)

    • mrl98 September 1, 2015 8:02 pm
      Well, to be fair, him looking like that had nothing to do with Feilong. Blame that one on the Russians. xDAnd the Feilong novel is called Finder no Rakuin...it hasn't been released in English though. :) @AniMix (Eng sub)

      The russian dude kidnapped him for 3 hours or so lol when they went to Yacht compared to being kidnapped and in a cage for few weeks with Fei

    • Kindleoni September 1, 2015 9:03 pm
      I remember it was in the extra where they had threesome. Where is the Feilong novel? mrl98

      It's called "Finder no Rakuin", mrl98. You can buy it, but I don't think there's currently an official English translation of it (but it was officially translated into German). But the whole thing has also been scanlated into English by a scanlation group (and they did an excellent job with it, I must say, it reads realy well!). Like Lighasus said, according to sensei the novel and eveything in it is canon, a side story to the main story, if you will. And Fei and Akihito are in regular E-mail contact and have formed a long-distance friendship. I would have to look up the excact passage, but there is also a part where Fei is musing about how Akihito had forgiven him and put the post behind them, how Akihito is this kind of generous person to do that etc. But again, I would have to look up the excact words, it's been a while since I read that one. :)

      EDIT: Looked it up. At the begining of the novel Tao notices that Fei is in a very happy mood and it's due to the fact that Akihito mailed him and they talk about it. It says that Fei and Tao mail each other regulary. Later in the novel: "In the midst of these thoughts his phone beeped, signaling an incoming text from Akihito with his usual rants." It also says that Tao wants to visit Akihito or have him come and visit.

      Again later it says:

      "For Feilong, it was something he’d never experienced before; in fact, it wasn’t a bad thing at all. If it hadn’t been for his feud with Asami, they [Fei and Akihito] would never havve met. Although it was an unbelievable fate, their relationship and interaction was unlike any he’d had. It delighted him and added some color to his life."

      And later still: "Thinking back, he [Fei] recalled the damage and trauma he must have caused Akihito, and yet Akihito still forgave him, repeatedly."

      Hope this helps to clarify! :)

    • Anonymous September 1, 2015 9:25 pm
      Whoa whoa whoa. Hold on here a minute. The sex in the animix 2--which is the scene in volume three, chapters 9 and 10--is NOT non-consensual. The whole entire point of that scene is that Akihito finally admits ... @Anon

      I never said that scene was non-consensual. I said the bathroom scene (after Asami picked Akihito up at Fei's lair) and the scene at Sion's back room were non-consensual (and they clearly are, Akihito is tied up, gagged and Asami is hurting him). As for the animix 2 scene, I said Akihito didn't go to Asami out of his free will. And that is something you can't dispute. Akihito didn't just go there thinking: "I'm totally horny. Let's have that gorgeous stud Asami fuck the living daylights out of me cause I'm digging this." He went there thinking: "I have to got Asami and offer him a deal because he's the only chance I have to help my friends." And Asami certainly takes him up on his offer. The fact that Akihito ended up liking it, doesn't change that.

      As for Fei Long not verbally voicing his regret: Sorry, but when does anyone ever voice what they feel or think in this story? You don't hear Akihito and Asami say I love you ONCE, but surely you and 99 % of the people on this board will assume they do? So what you say is semantics. You can clearly tell from the story and the way they intereact that Fei is sorry, that Akihito has forgiven him and that yes, Fei is concerned for Akihito's safety. If not, please reread.

      Also, as was pointed out above, Akihito DID forgive Fei, Fei WAS sorry and they DID become friends as was stated very clearly in the Fei novel. It is canon. So I'm not "assuming" anything here. In that we shall have to agree to disagree here.

    • Anoni Grrl
      September 2, 2015 1:39 am
      I didn't say it equals redemption, I just said it added to everything else that was pointed out by the other person. I give Fei a lot of credit for that remorse, because even if he doesn't express it to Akihito... @AniMix (Eng sub)

      I think that given the fact that these rapes take place in yoai, where there is a certain suspension of disbelief when it comes to "ravishment" seduction (rape), I tend to judge by Aki's reactions. Aki was raped in chapter 1, but Asami took time to tease, seduce and make it feel good too--and Aki liked it. In real life, this would not be okay--but as a fantasy, Aki was into it, Asami cared how Aki felt, and so it was almost like a role play. Fei was not as concerned about Aki's pleasure, but he also didn;t go out of his way to make it painful. Aki seemed to treat it as something unpleasant, but horrible, and I think they became friends. Yuri choked Aki and wanted to hurt him. That one experience was worse for Aki than the entire abduction. Since it was both malicious and caused longer damage, I see Yuri as the one I hate.

    • Anonymous September 2, 2015 8:10 am
      Thank you just watched it ^_^ Man I hate Feilong for raping Akhito mrl98

      I get what you're feelingloads of people love feilong, I never really liked him...

    • Aoki Kurokawa September 2, 2015 10:29 pm

      Thank you for the link (repeated 100 time...) I'm so happy to have the english subtitles to undersand.

    • Miyanoai
      September 3, 2015 8:06 pm

      Thanks for the link, and Aarinfantasy for the subs!
      Was FeiLong's voice different? I don't remember but it sounded a bit monotone.
      Regardless, so glad to be hearing Kakihara-San in this again. ^_^

    • AniMix (Eng sub) September 3, 2015 8:32 pm
      Thanks for the link, and Aarinfantasy for the subs! Was FeiLong's voice different? I don't remember but it sounded a bit monotone. Regardless, so glad to be hearing Kakihara-San in this again. ^_^ Miyanoai

      No, Fei's voice is the same as last time. Alas it is. xD
      Oh yes, Kakihara Tetsuya makes such a great Akihito. :] And Tobita Nobuo as Asami is just... *-*

  17. Zoz August 31, 2015 10:02 am

    When is the next update?

    • mrl98 August 31, 2015 11:40 pm

      They say October or November,

    • Kindleoni September 1, 2015 3:50 pm
      They say October or November, mrl98

      It can't be November because the magazine is published bi-monthly - August, October, December and so forth. Definitely nothing in August, most likely not on October either. December is the best guess atm.

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