Finder (Yaoi) manga

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Yamane Ayano 2001 released.
Action / Drama / Mature / Yaoi
ファインダーの標的; ファインダーの檻; ファインダーの渇望; ファインダーの熱情; ファインダーの真実; ファインダーの虜囚; ファインダーの隻翼; ファインダーの渇望; 探索者系列; Viewfinder; Viewfinder Series; Finder no Hyouteki; Finder no Netsujou; Finder no Ori; Finder no Ryoshuu; Finder no Sekiyoku; Finder no Shinjitsu; Finder no Katsubou; Finder Series; Target in the Viewfinder; Cage in the Viewfinder; One Wing in the Viewfinder; Prisoner in the Viewfinder; Truth in the Viewfinder; Passion in the Viewfinder; Desire in the 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.

Vol 1: Target in the Finder (Finder no Hyouteki)
1. You're my Loveprize in Viewfinder: Freelance photographer Takaba Akihito is abducted by the powerhouse of the criminal underworld, Asami Ryuichi, who claims both Akihito’s body and soul. Not just for tonight, but forever...
2. Fixer: Again delving into the dark underworld, Akihito meets icy beauty, Fei Long- leader of Hong Kong’s mafia.
3. Embrace the Heat of the Night: Akihito is shocked when Asami show up on his doorstep, one stormy night.

Vol 2: Cage in the Finder (Finder no Ori)
1. Splendor of High Rises 1-4 (Kourou no Hana ~Unobtainable~): The fateful tale of how Asami and Fei Long first met 7 years ago.
2. Body Chase: Working with a police detective, Akihito infiltrates Asami’s flagship club, Sion.

Vol 3: One Wing in the Finder (Finder no Sekiyoku)
1. Naked Truth 1-5: Tokyo arc. Just as Asami and Akihito are beginning to be drawn closer to each other, Akihito falls for a trap set by a vengeful Fei Long.
2. Love Surprise: On New Year’s Day, a very drunk Akihito repeatedly calls up Asami and harasses him over the phone.

Vol 4: Prisoner in the Finder (Finder no Ryoshuu)
1. Naked Truth 6-12: Hong Kong arc, Part 1
2. Takaba's Wonderful Day: After witnessing Akihito being humiliated on the job, Asami offers to take Akihito out for the evening.

Vol 5: Truth in the Finder (You're my Naked Truth in the Viewfinder) (Finder no Shinjitsu)
1. Naked Truth Zero: The story of how Fei Long and Yoh first met.
2. Naked Truth 13-18: The conclusion of Naked Truth, Hong Kong arc, Part 2
3. Naked Truth Extra 1 - Temporary Paradise (Naked Truth epilogue): Asami and Akihito spend time in the South Pacific while they both heal.

Vol 6: Passion in the Finder (Finder no Netsujou)
1. Naked Truth Extra 2 - Drowning in a Sea of Bloody Marys (continuation of Temporary Paradise): Akihito gives Asami a massage.
2. Escape & Love 1-5: Asami and Akihito return to Tokyo. Despite their clashing worlds, Akihito and Asami continue to be drawn to each other.

Vol. 7: Desire in the Finder (Finder no Katsubou)
1. Pray in the Abyss 1-9: Akihito splits his time between being Asami's cook (and housemate) and working as a daredevil photographer. But what happens when he catches another man weeping on Asami's perfectly tailored sleeve? Are business and pleasure about to mix in the worst possible way?
2. Takaba Akihito's Graceful Summer Holiday: Akihito and Asami both find ways to beat the heat.
3. Head of Department Takaba Akihito's Rose Colored Accomplishments: Akihito dreams that he is the General Manger of Takaba, Co., and attempts to bend subordinate Asami Ryuchi to his will.

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Chapters(64)

Finder Vol.8 Ch.64 : Pray in the Abyss 18

Jul 13, 2015

Finder Vol.8 Ch.63 : Pray in the Abyss 17

May 5, 2015

Finder Vol.8 Ch.62 : Pray in the Abyss 16

Mar 4, 2015

Finder Vol.8 Ch.61 : Pray in the Abyss 15

Dec 30, 2014

Finder Vol.8 Ch.60 : Pray in the Abyss 14

Oct 31, 2014

Finder Vol.8 Ch.59 : Pray in the Abyss 13

Sep 5, 2014

Finder Vol.8 Ch.58 : Pray in the Abyss 12

Jul 17, 2014

Finder Vol.8 Ch.57 : Finder Series Extra 5: The Onslaught of Love of the Diligent Photographer Takaba Akihito

Jul 21, 2014

Finder Vol.8 Ch.56 : Pray in the Abyss 11

Jun 2, 2014

Finder Vol.8 Ch.55 : Pray in the Abyss 10

Mar 7, 2014

Finder Vol.7 Ch.54 : Finder Series Extra 4: Hardworking Manager Takaba Akihito's Seductive Night of Overtime

Sep 21, 2013

Finder Vol.7 Ch.53 : Finder Series Extra 3: The Day Businessman Asami Ryuichi's Little Monster Arrived

Sep 21, 2013

Finder Vol.7 Ch.52 : Desire in the Viewfinder: Head of Department Takaba Akihito's Rose Colored Accomplishments

Apr 3, 2013

Finder Vol.7 Ch.51 : Desire in the Viewfinder: Hardworking Photographer Takaba Akihito's Summer Story

Mar 20, 2013

Finder Vol.7 Ch.50 : Desire in the Viewfinder: Takaba Akihito's Graceful Summer Holiday

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.7 Ch.49 : Desire in the Viewfinder: Pray in the Abyss 9

Apr 30, 2013

Finder Vol.7 Ch.48 : Desire in the Viewfinder: Pray in the Abyss 8

Mar 18, 2013

Finder Vol.7 Ch.47 : Desire in the Viewfinder: Pray in the Abyss 7

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.7 Ch.46 : Desire in the Viewfinder: Pray in the Abyss 6

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.7 Ch.45 : Desire in the Viewfinder: Pray in the Abyss 5

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.7 Ch.44 : Desire in the Viewfinder: Pray in the Abyss 4

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.7 Ch.43 : Desire in the Viewfinder: Pray in the Abyss 3

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.7 Ch.42 : Desire in the Viewfinder: Pray in the Abyss 2

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.7 Ch.41 : Desire in the Viewfinder: Pray in the Abyss 1

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.7 Ch.40 : Finder no Rakuin: Fei Long and Tao Extra

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.6 Ch.39 : Finder Series Extra 2- The Romantic Life of Service of Hard-working Photographer Takaba Akihito

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.6 Ch.38 : Finder Series Extra 1- Hard-working Photographer Takaba Akihito's Fulfilling Life as a Housewife

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.6 Ch.37 : Passion within the Viewfinder: Secretary's Duty

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.6 Ch.36 : Passion within the Viewfinder: Escape and Love 5

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.6 Ch.35 : Passion within the Viewfinder: Escape and Love 4

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.6 Ch.34 : Passion within the Viewfinder: Escape and Love 3

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.6 Ch.33 : Passion within the Viewfinder: Escape and Love 2

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.6 Ch.32 : Passion within the Viewfinder: Escape and Love 1

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.6 Ch.31 : Passion within the Viewfinder: Naked Truth Extra 2- Drowning in a Sea of Bloody Marys

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.5 Ch.30 : Truth in the Viewfinder: Naked Truth Extra 1- Temporary Paradise

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.5 Ch.29 : Truth in the Viewfinder: Naked Truth 18 [Hong Kong]

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.5 Ch.28 : Truth in the Viewfinder: Naked Truth 17 [Hong Kong]

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.5 Ch.27 : Truth in the Viewfinder: Naked Truth 16 [Hong Kong]

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.5 Ch.26 : Truth in the Viewfinder: Naked Truth 14 [Hong Kong]

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.5 Ch.25 : Truth in the Viewfinder: Naked Truth 15 [Hong Kong]

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.5 Ch.24 : Truth in the Viewfinder: Naked Truth 13 [Hong Kong

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.5 Ch.23 : Truth in the Viewfinder: Naked Truth Zero [Hong Kong] Extra Episode

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.4 Ch.22 : Prisoner in the Viewfinder: Extra- The Labor Cameraman Takaba's Wonderful Day

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.4 Ch.21 : Prisoner in the Viewfinder: Naked Truth 12 [Hong Kong]

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.4 Ch.20 : Prisoner in the Viewfinder: Naked Truth 11 [Hong Kong]

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.4 Ch.19 : Prisoner in the Viewfinder: Naked Truth 10 [Hong Kong]

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.4 Ch.18 : Prisoner in the Viewfinder: Naked Truth 9 [Hong Kong]

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.4 Ch.17 : Prisoner in the Viewfinder: Naked Truth 8 [Hong Kong]

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.4 Ch.16 : Prisoner in the Viewfinder: Naked Truth 7 [Hong Kong]

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.4 Ch.15 : Prisoner in the Viewfinder: Naked Truth 6 [Hong Kong]

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.3 Ch.14 : One Wing in the Viewfinder: Love Surprise

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.3 Ch.13 : One Wing in the Viewfinder: Naked Truth 5 [Tokyo]

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.3 Ch.12 : One Wing in the Viewfinder: Naked Truth 4 [Tokyo]

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.3 Ch.11 : One Wing in the Viewfinder: Naked Truth 3 [Tokyo]

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.3 Ch.10 : One Wing in the Viewfinder: Naked Truth 2 [Tokyo]

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.3 Ch.9 : One Wing in the Viewfinder: Naked Truth 1 [Tokyo]

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.2 Ch.8 : Cage in the Viewfinder: Flower on the High Loft 4

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.2 Ch.7 : Cage in the Viewfinder: Flower on the High Loft 3

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.2 Ch.6 : Cage in the Viewfinder: Flower on the High Loft 2

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.2 Ch.5 : Cage in the Viewfinder: Flower on the High Loft 1

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.2 Ch.4 : Cage in the Viewfinder: Bodychase

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.1 Ch.3 : Target in the Viewfinder: Embrace the Heat of the Night

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.1 Ch.2 : Target in the Viewfinder: Fixer

Feb 11, 2011

Finder Vol.1 Ch.1 : Target in the Viewfinder: You're my Love Prize in Viewfinder

Feb 11, 2011
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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!

8623 Topics

  1. Reality bites February 10, 2016 12:51 pm

    Stop posting links to individ fanfics here. It is to much like spam. People here know about fanfics you don't have to advise any one about them. . that is the reason we don't talk about fanfic's bec. trouble comes right behind it. the best site, best story and best writer. The angry nasty will not end until the writers come in angry at the people here. NO more posts about fanfics. for those who are new here, people here know all about fanfics and where to read them. For those who are looking really looking ffnet or ao3 or goggle it. We would like to keep this space peaceful

    • HakuRia
      February 10, 2016 1:00 pm

      I agree with you, I'm posting my 'Finder' work on ao3 but for people promoting it here is kind of off and embressing Σ(  ̄□ ̄||) so I'd rather have them not posting links here and there but, this is my personal thoughts not any other author (▰˘◡˘▰) basically mean I agree with you personaly ヾ(❀╹◡╹)ノ~

    • Anonymous February 10, 2016 1:08 pm

      1. Who died and made you dictator of the board?

      2. Please show me the ratified Rules of Order that outline how fanfic links and discussion are illegal here.

      3. "People know about fanfics you don't have to advise anyone about them." Obviously, this is not true, since someone ASKED. People were just being helpful and answering a polite request for help.

      4. The only one getting angry and nasty here is you. The fanfic thread was perfectly civil until you opened your big mouth.

    • BTW February 10, 2016 2:31 pm
      1. Who died and made you dictator of the board? 2. Please show me the ratified Rules of Order that outline how fanfic links and discussion are illegal here.3. "People know about fanfics you don't have to advise... @Anonymous

      ヾ(☆▽☆, you made my day not to be funny just telling the truth.

    • Elsi February 10, 2016 2:57 pm

      Gee, sorry? I didn't know it was such a problem.

  2. Hello? February 10, 2016 5:53 am

    Where are the updates?
    I need to know what happened

    • Reality bites February 10, 2016 12:53 pm

      4/ 27 16 In JPN.

  3. Kattt February 10, 2016 4:02 am

    Where can I find the Chapter 65 raw???

  4. Elsi February 10, 2016 1:26 am

    Can someone recommend some vf fanfics? I've never read fanfics of manga characters before and I'd thought aki and asami will be the first for me since I miss them too much right now.

  5. J Unleashed February 9, 2016 8:54 pm

    So. After this is all done, where's the damn helicopter going?!

    To Kirishima's house?
    To Asami's second home?
    To Bali, to pick up the long-forgotten Suoh?

    • LadyLigeia February 9, 2016 9:27 pm

      I think Suoh is in the hospital, he's taking care of Kuroda (someone has to do that). :)

    • J Unleashed February 9, 2016 10:35 pm
      I think Suoh is in the hospital, he's taking care of Kuroda (someone has to do that). :) @LadyLigeia

      Lady Ligeia, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship-- umm... I mean friendship ;)

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 9, 2016 10:54 pm

      I want them to go to Kirishima's house, so I can see it.

    • J Unleashed February 9, 2016 11:44 pm
      I want them to go to Kirishima's house, so I can see it. Anoni Grrl

      This is a half-serious question. Aside from having a little fun, I actually want to know people's thoughts on this.

      Kirishima arrived with a helicopter relatively fast. You think he keeps one parked at his place? XD

    • Reality bites February 10, 2016 12:13 am

      Suoh is waiting on the outskirts of Tokyo near the warehouses with a fleet of cars to take them to a safe house. Anoni is with Kuroda at the hospital reading him a book of poetry.hahahah

    • LadyLigeia February 10, 2016 12:31 am
      Suoh is waiting on the outskirts of Tokyo near the warehouses with a fleet of cars to take them to a safe house. Anoni is with Kuroda at the hospital reading him a book of poetry.hahahah @Reality bites

      What a great idea! :)

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 10, 2016 1:33 am
      What a great idea! :) @LadyLigeia

      I think so too. :)

      Can some of the poetry be dirty limericks?

      There once was a man named Asami
      Who's penis was like a salami
      But when he's in bed
      It's as big as your head!
      Said Asami, "That's just how you draw me"

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 10, 2016 1:36 am
      This is a half-serious question. Aside from having a little fun, I actually want to know people's thoughts on this. Kirishima arrived with a helicopter relatively fast. You think he keeps one parked at his plac... J Unleashed

      Oh yes--he's just sitting there waiting for a distress signal. :)

    • Wow
      February 10, 2016 1:40 am
      I think so too. :)Can some of the poetry be dirty limericks?There once was a man named AsamiWho's penis was like a salamiBut when he's in bedIt's as big as your head!Said Asami, "That's just how you draw me" Anoni Grrl

      That is freakin awesome!!! LMAO!!!

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 10, 2016 2:48 am
      That is freakin awesome!!! LMAO!!! Wow

      Thanks--OT Kakashi is my favorite Naruto character. I think the pic of him reading is hot as hell. :)

    • J Unleashed February 10, 2016 2:53 am
      I think so too. :)Can some of the poetry be dirty limericks?There once was a man named AsamiWho's penis was like a salamiBut when he's in bedIt's as big as your head!Said Asami, "That's just how you draw me" Anoni Grrl

      Asami limerick!!!

    • Reality bites February 10, 2016 3:03 am

      They have arrived at the docks, tires burning rubber, running into the warehouse(owned by Asami) they find 1Kuroda with clothes for Takaba. 2 Bat Man and Robin 3 the safe house( kirishima's massive loft)

    • J Unleashed February 10, 2016 3:15 am
      Suoh is waiting on the outskirts of Tokyo near the warehouses with a fleet of cars to take them to a safe house. Anoni is with Kuroda at the hospital reading him a book of poetry.hahahah @Reality bites

      Very well could be! But... who is the owner of the safe house? Certainly they wouldn't be headed to the same house where Sakazaki, Mikhail, and Sudou are staying (wouldn't THAT be a pisser!)

      So whose house is it? Hmm? You left that part blank.

      [Kirishima and Suoh immediately volunteer to guard the gate as Asami and Akihito approach the door of the "safe" house. An elegant older woman, with fierce glaring eyes, is standing at the entrance. If looks could kill, they'd all be dead already.]

      "So... it takes sending a small army to blow up that damn condo to get my son to visit me..."

      "Love you too, Ma..."

      [Akihito dutifully kisses his mother on the cheek.]

      :P

    • Reality bites February 10, 2016 3:49 am

      Soooo Takaba's mom blew up the penthouse bec. she had not seen him in 2 years? hahahah. she could have skyped? I guess Sperm whales were meant to fly. They are at the warehouse where they meet Takaba's pissed off mom who gives him a pair of pants. Off they go to Kirshima's home on motorcycles.

    • Wow
      February 10, 2016 5:02 am
      Thanks--OT Kakashi is my favorite Naruto character. I think the pic of him reading is hot as hell. :) Anoni Grrl

      Mine too! My daughter found it for me!

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 10, 2016 5:05 am
      Very well could be! But... who is the owner of the safe house? Certainly they wouldn't be headed to the same house where Sakazaki, Mikhail, and Sudou are staying (wouldn't THAT be a pisser!) So whose house is i... J Unleashed

      LOL--now that's a plot twist that would totally work.

    • Dee February 10, 2016 5:55 am

      #1 or #2

    • shouichi
      February 10, 2016 7:04 am

      Supposed to be to my House. They were contacting me about 7 months a go. I dunno why they haven't reach my house yet :(.

      I'm worried about them :(

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 10, 2016 7:14 am
      Supposed to be to my House. They were contacting me about 7 months a go. I dunno why they haven't reach my house yet :(.I'm worried about them :( shouichi

      Maybe they were helicopter-napped by horny aliens?

    • Reality bites February 10, 2016 10:17 am

      No they have not come to kidnap them, but to help. Asami is well really an alien. that is why we know nothing about him. he is half human half alien mix . (Luke I am your father) that is his name ( English translation) in the native lang. That is why both of his heads look so big. he is an alien. Everyone gets on the space ship and heads to kirishima's house.

    • Anonymous February 10, 2016 10:32 am

      Probs a McDonalds drive thru. A man gonna get hungry after sex and a shootout.

    • LadyLigeia February 10, 2016 3:05 pm
      No they have not come to kidnap them, but to help. Asami is well really an alien. that is why we know nothing about him. he is half human half alien mix . (Luke I am your father) that is his name ( English ... @Reality bites

      Yeah! Asami is half human and half an alien from Alpha Centauri. :) :)

  6. Reality bites February 9, 2016 12:25 pm

    Serious question ! knowing what we think we know about these char. What would it take to make Asami retire , leave give up his position as top dog. does he go quietly or is he pushed out/ killed/ leaves on his own terms. what would push him to leave?

    • LadyLigeia February 9, 2016 2:10 pm

      It depends on who Asami really is, because we lack much information about his activities. This is only my opinon (and my own hypothesis), but I think that Asami has some kind of agreement with the government and maybe all what he'll do in the future depends on that.

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 9, 2016 5:11 pm

      Like Lady Legia, I think there is a lot we do not know. I think it depends on what (or whom?) Asami has been so devoted to all along. Asami has certainly been dedicated something long before he met Aki. Whatever it is, Asami would put his life on the line for it. Asami is a workaholic and he would die for his subordinates if the situation demanded it. There is a lot of loyalty involved (both for him and from him).

      There are a few situations where a career move might make sense. If Asami were offered something that was better (from his perspective for whatever cause drives him) and he had a good enough replacement, he might move on. Additionally, if he is 70 or so and wanted to retire, he'd have some replacement trained. But he is good at what he does and he's job serves a purpose, so I see no reason for him to move on unless business or political circumstances change.

      I kind of like him as he is now--and I think having him there instead of someone else is a beneficial for everyone because he is predictable and keeps order. I don't care if he is not always nice or legal about it. I don't care if he's not perfect. He's pretty damned good (for a "bad" guy). Crushing people who get in his way is part of what makes him effective. His job is fine because he does it well.

    • LadyLigeia February 9, 2016 6:28 pm
      Like Lady Legia, I think there is a lot we do not know. I think it depends on what (or whom?) Asami has been so devoted to all along. Asami has certainly been dedicated something long before he met Aki. Whateve... Anoni Grrl

      Yes, it's important to keep some kind of order in the underworld, and for that it's better him than someone else. Maybe "Asami" isn't his real name (maybe it belonged to someone who was important to him in the past- a lover or a relative). Even about Akihito there are some mysteries about his life ( I think it's no coincidence that we know so little about his parents), there's something else, I think.

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 9, 2016 10:53 pm
      Yes, it's important to keep some kind of order in the underworld, and for that it's better him than someone else. Maybe "Asami" isn't his real name (maybe it belonged to someone who was important to him in the ... @LadyLigeia

      There are a lot of jokes about Asami being a girl's name...I don't know. :)

    • Reality bites February 10, 2016 12:04 am

      I agree with you both. there is a lot we don't know about this man to even ans. this question. Bad question on my part. to complicated. thanks for trying.

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 10, 2016 1:38 am
      I agree with you both. there is a lot we don't know about this man to even ans. this question. Bad question on my part. to complicated. thanks for trying. @Reality bites

      It's not a bad question. I didn't mean that to sound negative. I like speculating. :)

    • Anonymous February 10, 2016 1:55 am

      I find this idea that Asami is the only thing thing standing between the Tokyo underworld and complete chaos fairly laughable considering the man can't keep a limp crybaby like Sudou in line.

    • Reality bites February 10, 2016 4:22 am

      Yes, every one has their opin.If you look at it another way sudoh was there to allow Takaba to see his(Takaba's) importance in Asami's life. that wrap up of that chap. was a way for Takaba to understand he belonged in Asami's private life. this man that wants Asami so much could not have him . Plotwise maybe Sudoh is there to showcase what Asami can and will do. not what he has done so far.

    • shouichi
      February 10, 2016 7:11 am
      There are a lot of jokes about Asami being a girl's name...I don't know. :) Anoni Grrl

      You mean like... Yuki Eiri from Gravitation where "Yuki" came from his first love's name (His real name is Uesugi Eiri)..?

      Also, there is no record of him ever leaving Japan....with that name? Because he always uses his real name?

      Hmmm... interesting xD

    • Reality bites February 10, 2016 12:07 pm

      @ Anoni My response was not a negative. ie bad question. Perhaps poor choice of words and not directed at any one. (Not even myself) It's not enough meat on the bones. the men who are close to him are very loyal, willing to die for him. Kuroda for ex. telling Takaba he will be Asami's shield. Kirshima instead of leaving the roof chose to stay and fight . However Asami got to the top. he earned his men respect and loyalty, he would never give up his position of power esp, if it meant leaving his people at risk.Suppose Takaba pissed off the wrong people. crossed that line that Asami had to make a choice what do you think he would do? FOR SPECULATION ONLYEX. Takaba does a story that takes down one of Asami's rivals. Asami had warned Takaba off the story. he did it any way thinking it was just the same old Asami be careful. Now all kinds of stuff has hit the fan . Asami's clubs are under attack and some one put a hit on Takaba's butt. how would Asami react when his men are being shot on the street?

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    • Anonymous February 9, 2016 1:56 pm

      ugh......this is SPAM

  8. Sailrjup12
    February 9, 2016 9:11 am

    I am so glad that Aki has finally realized that he is special to Asami and so he doesn't have to be a pawn or useful, just be himself. I dunno why it took so long. How does everyone else feel about it? (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ

    • Reality bites February 9, 2016 10:03 am

      He has finally realized he is part of Asami's private life, apart and special to him. hopefully this new found insight lasts (depends on the writer and the plot) .

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 9, 2016 5:20 pm

      I agree. I really like seeing Aki deciding he can watch Asami's back and start to be assertive in new ways.

  9. Anonymously February 8, 2016 1:19 pm

    We know how craze things have been for aki since he got with assmi . The contrast between his body when he first appeared and his body art form in chapter 53, he has lost enormous weight . That made me wonder where sensei going with that. The only thing I can come up with is if sensei try to make us aware of the physical toll then down the line, aki mentally broke down. Even so, aki have the neck of gettin in trouble but this kind of trouble he get into with asami is a whole new different ball game for him. So, I can see this happening. Any of you see it differently ?

    • Anonymous February 8, 2016 2:48 pm

      I think it's not that deep, it's most likely just due to Sensei's drawing style changing...it's gotten a bit softer and cleaner, which can also be seen in Crimson Spell. But what you said is actually an interesting idea imo. It'd kinda make it more psychological. ^-^

    • Anonymous February 8, 2016 2:53 pm

      We've already seen Aki have a mental breakdown. Enough of that. What we're seeing now is a tougher Aki, staking a claim to his place by Asami's side. The change in his appearance has nothing to do with the story but is the natural result of sensei's style evolving over the many years this manga has been running. Asami's appearance has also changed. For one thing, his head is bigger. Let's explore the psychological ramifications of that.

    • J Unleashed February 8, 2016 3:33 pm
      We've already seen Aki have a mental breakdown. Enough of that. What we're seeing now is a tougher Aki, staking a claim to his place by Asami's side. The change in his appearance has nothing to do with the stor... @Anonymous

      Heh heh... "For one thing, his head is bigger. Let's explore the psychological ramifications of that."

      Well, having Asami Ryuichi totally obsessed with you is bound to swell anybody's head.

      And yeah, it is her style evolving. Even YA commented on how her artwork was more detailed in the beginning.

    • Sailrjup12
      February 9, 2016 9:06 am
      Heh heh... "For one thing, his head is bigger. Let's explore the psychological ramifications of that." Well, having Asami Ryuichi totally obsessed with you is bound to swell anybody's head. And yeah, it is her ... J Unleashed

      I totally agree( ̄∇ ̄")

    • Anonymously February 9, 2016 11:18 am
      We've already seen Aki have a mental breakdown. Enough of that. What we're seeing now is a tougher Aki, staking a claim to his place by Asami's side. The change in his appearance has nothing to do with the stor... @Anonymous

      Why not aki head getting bigger? He has the most powerful man, feared in japan and not mentioned gorgeous worshiping him ect...., that will make anybody head get bigger.That alao showed maturity in aki part, which asami constantly teases aki about his lack of maturity. Aki finally see the big picture.

  10. Anoni Grrl
    February 7, 2016 9:22 pm

    This is just for fun and speculation, so anyone can answer. We all know Aki can get into "street fights" (especially if he is defending someone) but Aki is also able to fight dirty:

    http://iweb6.mangapicgallery.com/imgfiles/koisuru_finder_no_hyouteki/1/046.png

    So where do you think Aki learned the "grab them by the balls" style of negotiation? As a delinquent? From his father's influence? From the dirty cop mentor? Or is this a panel missing from what Fei taught him?

    Of course, it's not in the story. Very little about Aki's past is--and what is there leaves room to speculate--so what do you think?

    • Anonymous February 7, 2016 9:47 pm

      I would like to think that Asami, recognising Akihito's ability to get into trouble at the drop of the hat, either paid for some self-defence lessons for him, or taught him himself.

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 7, 2016 10:05 pm
      I would like to think that Asami, recognising Akihito's ability to get into trouble at the drop of the hat, either paid for some self-defence lessons for him, or taught him himself. @Anonymous

      That would be fun to see. I would hope Asami taught Aki personally, if that happened. I can imagine the strategy lesson--whose balls you can grab and when, whose you can't and why, and the reasons why Asami's rather large jewels are safe (except perhaps metaphorically, and then they are only vulnerable to Aki).

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 7, 2016 10:06 pm
      That would be fun to see. I would hope Asami taught Aki personally, if that happened. I can imagine the strategy lesson--whose balls you can grab and when, whose you can't and why, and the reasons why Asami's r... Anoni Grrl

      Come to think of it, I can imagine Asami being called away from Aki's training and having Kirishima step in. That could be pretty funny.

    • Reality bites February 8, 2016 12:12 am

      Any of the men that got in trouble had to"train" with Takaba for four hours. he call went out for real balls, people came with baseballs and basketballs. they did not know they meant those kinds of balls. needless to say, there where less and less mistakes made. Suoh thought up the plan.

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 8, 2016 3:00 am
      Any of the men that got in trouble had to"train" with Takaba for four hours. he call went out for real balls, people came with baseballs and basketballs. they did not know they meant those kinds of balls. needl... @Reality bites

      Cute.

    • Lost-Fudanshi February 8, 2016 3:45 pm
      I would like to think that Asami, recognising Akihito's ability to get into trouble at the drop of the hat, either paid for some self-defence lessons for him, or taught him himself. @Anonymous

      I don't think anyone had to "train" him, he's always been fairly tough and wild, that's what attracted Asami in the first place remember? From the very first chapter where his men go to capture him and he just jumps off a building and scales down it like he's Spider-Man or Aladdin or something.

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 8, 2016 3:54 pm
      I don't think anyone had to "train" him, he's always been fairly tough and wild, that's what attracted Asami in the first place remember? From the very first chapter where his men go to capture him and he just ... Lost-Fudanshi

      True. I love Aki's Ninja side. But I think that kind of skill requires a bit of experience even if he is self-taught. It's actually hard to grab a man's balls if he is not thinking you want to have sex with him. They tend to instinctively cover when they see something moving towards them. So, do you think he developed that technique as a teen who was getting into trouble, or do you think he perfected it later on?

    • Lost-Fudanshi February 8, 2016 4:35 pm

      I think he probably developed it early since he's cute, I'm sure he got groped as a child on the subway often or something, isn't that a common yaoi trope? Lol

    • J Unleashed February 8, 2016 4:37 pm

      The ball-grabbing was Akihito establishing his dominance (as adult male dealing with an arrogant, punk-ass teenager). I think it's highly unlikely he would try this on another adult male.

      Though I wouldn't be too disappointed to see him attempt this move on Sakazaki.

      You think Sakazaki would squeal like a pig? ヾ(;゚(OO)゚)ノ

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 8, 2016 5:15 pm
      The ball-grabbing was Akihito establishing his dominance (as adult male dealing with an arrogant, punk-ass teenager). I think it's highly unlikely he would try this on another adult male. Though I wouldn't be t... J Unleashed

      LOL. I would love to see Aki do that to Sakazaki.

    • Reality bites February 8, 2016 6:16 pm

      He would like it way to much(Skazaki that is).

  11. Lady February 7, 2016 8:46 pm

    Sooooooo, does anybody know when this manga is slated to publish another chapter? Because I think I'm having withdrawal symptoms T.T

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 7, 2016 9:09 pm

      "28 April 2016 is the most likely date for the Japanese update of Pray in the Abyss; however, this has not been confirmed." I don't know whom I'm quoting. There is also an extra or something coming out in Japan at the end of this month.

  12. trishakiss
    February 7, 2016 7:31 pm

    Me everytime I read a new chapter: Asami is so fuckable. (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ

  13. Fei Long's Novel February 7, 2016 5:00 am

    I would really love to read Fei Long's novel but there isn't an english translation! Can anyone at least summarize it for me? I've heard a lot about it, like Tao being Yan's son and Mikhail being in it and all that stuff. v3v

    • deliriumnight
      February 7, 2016 10:44 am

      Actually someone translate the novel, you can find it here:
      Feilong novel, Finder no Rakuin - you can find it on tumblr (feishuanghua dot tumblr dot com).

    • LadyLigeia February 7, 2016 10:14 pm

      That novel has a lot of important information as well as great and sexy moments too. :)

  14. Anonymous February 5, 2016 10:56 pm

    What's in the February special?


    Having looked at the bboy gold advert for the next edition, what it appears to say - and others better at Japanese may be more able to comment:

    Special booklet, finder series, read only here.

    And the contents seem to be:

    Yamane Ayano - long interview
    For a rainy day, Asami and Akihito dress up dolls
    Finder series special mini manga

    • Reality bites February 5, 2016 11:43 pm

      Thank you for the info.

    • Anon February 6, 2016 12:30 pm

      Thanks for the info! Mini manga... Hmm I wonder if it's not really an extra? :/ and what about dressing up dolls lol.

    • LadyLigeia February 6, 2016 2:59 pm
      Thanks for the info! Mini manga... Hmm I wonder if it's not really an extra? :/ and what about dressing up dolls lol. @Anon

      Mini manga? I'm really curious now. :)

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 6, 2016 3:59 pm
      Mini manga? I'm really curious now. :) @LadyLigeia

      An all chibi story? (Just kidding).

    • Lightasus February 6, 2016 4:22 pm

      I have a booklet of an extra at home (44.2). It's about 10 pages (whatever it takes to fit that one extra story) and the cover is paper thin, it's not what I'd call a "mini manga". It's just a format to hold one extra story, and there are actually a couple of them I never got hold of from the Finder series since they're only in the Japanese magazines (when I didn't buy them).

    • Lightasus February 6, 2016 4:26 pm

      They're actually the reason why some extras never released in English, as DMP doesn't seem interested in adapting those formats. The French limited editions actually include them (well only one out of two if the Japanese version had two limited editions, sadly).

    • Lightasus February 6, 2016 4:32 pm

      Actually it's basically some pages and some paper thin smooth cover bound together with some staplers. It actually looks better than what you'd imagine with that description, but yeah, booklets xD.

    • LadyLigeia February 6, 2016 8:12 pm
      An all chibi story? (Just kidding). Anoni Grrl

      I would like to see another threesome instead. This time with Mikhail, Sakazaki and Sudou (Sudou, obviously, in the middle) :)

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 6, 2016 9:19 pm
      I would like to see another threesome instead. This time with Mikhail, Sakazaki and Sudou (Sudou, obviously, in the middle) :) @LadyLigeia

      LOL...I might like that, but I think some people may be upset if there were no Asami and Aki moments.

    • J Unleashed February 6, 2016 10:39 pm
      They're actually the reason why some extras never released in English, as DMP doesn't seem interested in adapting those formats. The French limited editions actually include them (well only one out of two if th... Lightasus

      What extras have been released in the French editions that aren't in the English editions? Just curious (and I can't remember if I've asked this before). Three of the missing extras, Hard-Working Cameraman Akihito Takaba Romantic Life as an Indentured Servant (ch. 39),

    • J Unleashed February 6, 2016 10:50 pm
      What extras have been released in the French editions that aren't in the English editions? Just curious (and I can't remember if I've asked this before). Three of the missing extras, Hard-Working Cameraman Akih... J Unleashed

      (Prematurely hit enter :(
      Ch. 39, ch. 39, and ch. 50 are not available in English as a hard copy, but they are available in digital form (the translation is horrendous). One that is totally missing in English is the extra with Akihito tailing Asami, AS one of Fei Long's men tailS Akihito, followed by the episode where Asami finds the bread and juice hanging on his door.

      Btw, I am talking about volumes 1-7 (7 had three extras in it). I have no idea which extras will be in vol. 8.

      Also, I know Finder no Rakuin and the Finder Character Book were released in German. Were you so fortunate to get any of these in French?

    • LadyLigeia February 6, 2016 11:19 pm
      LOL...I might like that, but I think some people may be upset if there were no Asami and Aki moments. Anoni Grrl

      Maybe Aki dreaming about them? I have a strong imagination sometimes. :)

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 7, 2016 1:42 am
      Maybe Aki dreaming about them? I have a strong imagination sometimes. :) @LadyLigeia

      Sure--Aki could dream the threesome and te wake up and demand sex with Asami to get the image out of his head. :) Why not?

    • Anonymous February 7, 2016 2:34 am
      Maybe Aki dreaming about them? I have a strong imagination sometimes. :) @LadyLigeia

      Erm no thanks. Keep those weird pairings to your own fanfictions. No one wants to see that save you and maybe 2 or 3 others. What a weird idea.

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 7, 2016 2:52 am
      Erm no thanks. Keep those weird pairings to your own fanfictions. No one wants to see that save you and maybe 2 or 3 others. What a weird idea. @Anonymous

      Reading yaoi and then worrying about "weird" ideas seems like it might lead to cognitive dissonance.

    • Lightasus February 7, 2016 3:03 am
      (Prematurely hit enter :(Ch. 39, ch. 39, and ch. 50 are not available in English as a hard copy, but they are available in digital form (the translation is horrendous). One that is totally missing in English is... J Unleashed

      Can't find 54 on Amazon though (not sure why I said 44.2 earlier, the one I have is 54 xD), maybe I'm searching at the wrong place. The other one that was included in the Japanese limited version of Finder 7 was 53, that one too I don't see it. Though maybe it's a matter of time.

      Anyway, I never held much value to digital copies, you're literally paying them to rent them on whatever reader they're bound to unless they give you the pdf. For that I have respect for Sublime xD. But paper is MUCH better, at least here it's always high quality in that aspect.

      As for Finder no Rakuin, no, light novels are only beginning to break in France with SAO xD. Character books too haven't seen them around, though those I really don't mind aha.

    • Anonymous February 7, 2016 4:01 am
      Reading yaoi and then worrying about "weird" ideas seems like it might lead to cognitive dissonance. Anoni Grrl

      Are you implying there is no such thing as weird yaoi/yaoi ideas or plot points because all yaoi is weird?

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 7, 2016 4:35 am
      Are you implying there is no such thing as weird yaoi/yaoi ideas or plot points because all yaoi is weird? @Anonymous

      I'm just sayig....

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOijDxmNxIM

    • J Unleashed February 7, 2016 5:12 am
      Can't find 54 on Amazon though (not sure why I said 44.2 earlier, the one I have is 54 xD), maybe I'm searching at the wrong place. The other one that was included in the Japanese limited version of Finder 7 wa... Lightasus

      English VF 7 had ch. 50, 51, and 52 (I typo'd before-- Amazon's digital chapters are ch. 38, 39, and oddly enough, 50.) If ch. 53 is in the Japanese limited edition of Vol. 7, I'm guessing we won't see an English print version of it :(

      Maybe ch. 54 will be included in Vol. 8? Hopefully? (44.2 is the chapter number on both the file and link title... if you mouse over the link, you'll see "44.2"). So your booklet is in French? Lucky you. We don't even get color plates anymore.

      I don't like digital versions of manga at all, and it worries me that DMP has hinted that they want to release all their English translations this way.

      It baffles me DMP (Juné...?) isn't more serious about releasing VF in English. Here they just did another 1-7 series printing run and already they are either sold out, or on the verge of being sold out.

    • Anonymous February 7, 2016 5:34 am
      I'm just sayig....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOijDxmNxIM Anoni Grrl

      Yea so? That is a weird yaoi. There's plenty of normal ones too you know. Saying that worrying about weird ideas when reading yaoi is cognitive dissonance makes no sense at all. There's weird ideas in yaoi just like there are weird shoujo, shounen, yuri etc.

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 7, 2016 5:44 am
      Yea so? That is a weird yaoi. There's plenty of normal ones too you know. Saying that worrying about weird ideas when reading yaoi is cognitive dissonance makes no sense at all. There's weird ideas in yaoi just... @Anonymous

      Sigh. I just mean that weird is relative. Some people think all yaoi is weird. Some people think all manga are weird. Of course, I like weird.

    • Romanceisdead69
      February 7, 2016 11:56 am
      Sigh. I just mean that weird is relative. Some people think all yaoi is weird. Some people think all manga are weird. Of course, I like weird. Anoni Grrl

      So true!

    • LadyLigeia February 7, 2016 2:36 pm
      Sigh. I just mean that weird is relative. Some people think all yaoi is weird. Some people think all manga are weird. Of course, I like weird. Anoni Grrl

      Thanks for defending me. I consider "weird" stories those involving children and adults in sexual relationships and those with incest. For us westeners those stories involving children are considered as being pedophile.

    • LadyLigeia February 7, 2016 2:41 pm
      Erm no thanks. Keep those weird pairings to your own fanfictions. No one wants to see that save you and maybe 2 or 3 others. What a weird idea. @Anonymous

      Sometimes the more, the better. (For me is enough if the characters are all adult persons) :)

    • Anonymousalso February 7, 2016 3:29 pm

      Come on. You all know that by "weird," Anonymous meant within the context of the story, it would be weird for these three particular characters to suddenly hook up. I personally would need to see some major groundwork done to convince me that Sudou would let Sakazaki touch him in a sexual way, and as they are not the main focus of this story, I would prefer they not be given that much valuable real estate.

    • LadyLigeia February 7, 2016 3:45 pm
      Come on. You all know that by "weird," Anonymous meant within the context of the story, it would be weird for these three particular characters to suddenly hook up. I personally would need to see some major gro... @Anonymousalso

      Yes, I know that it would be completely out of context at this point of the story, but I would like to see something about the secondary characters too, even later in the future. :)

    • Romanceisdead69
      February 7, 2016 4:12 pm
      Yes, I know that it would be completely out of context at this point of the story, but I would like to see something about the secondary characters too, even later in the future. :) @LadyLigeia

      I also think Sakazaki and Mikhail are people I'd like to see more of…if you catch my drift! I don't know who I'd want to be in the 3p alongside them though…maybe Akihito :P - It doesn't matter if it's possible or not lol.

      But is anyone else wondering why Sudou was groping Akihito's naked ass in that Twitter post from Sensei? I worry it could end up being some crazy alternate play out of that scene 0_o

    • Lightasus February 7, 2016 4:21 pm
      English VF 7 had ch. 50, 51, and 52 (I typo'd before-- Amazon's digital chapters are ch. 38, 39, and oddly enough, 50.) If ch. 53 is in the Japanese limited edition of Vol. 7, I'm guessing we won't see an Engli... J Unleashed

      Well both 53 and 54 were in the limited Japanese editions. 54 in the standard and Amazon's limited edition, and 53 in the Animate limited edition. So I guess it's natural that in France we got 54.
      Anyway, they're there: http://yamaneayano.com/books/ja/135

      They have those at every manga release since Finder 6 it seems, so I believe the extra we're awaiting this month will be the one included with Finder 8. Finder 6 limited edition had the threesome extra if my memory serves me right, however at its release I wasn't a fan yet so I missed it u_u.

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 7, 2016 4:24 pm
      Come on. You all know that by "weird," Anonymous meant within the context of the story, it would be weird for these three particular characters to suddenly hook up. I personally would need to see some major gro... @Anonymousalso

      It would be a bit sudden--but I think maybe that's why it was presented in the context of a dream. But no one thinks YA is sitting by her laptop writing down what people post here anyway. It wasn't serious.

      I took "What a weird idea." and "No one wants to see that..." to mean "Your kink is weird." It one thing to think it would not fit the plot, and quite another to implicitly kink-shame someone. Threesomes aren't my personal thing either, but it's not weird. An entire generation was raised in a world where tentacle porn no longer raises an eyebrow--the standards for weird have shifted.

    • LadyLigeia February 7, 2016 5:10 pm
      I also think Sakazaki and Mikhail are people I'd like to see more of…if you catch my drift! I don't know who I'd want to be in the 3p alongside them though…maybe Akihito :P - It doesn't matter if it's possi... Romanceisdead69

      Yes, I'm wondering about the same Twitter post too. :)

  15. tskino_usagi
    February 5, 2016 7:06 pm

    i wonder how aki was in high school?was he a wannabe delinquent? I imagine sometimes the story going like aki, first year high school student in an all boys high school with asami as the dean. heh heh naughty studentxprinciple relationship ugh sensei when will the next chapter come out ╥﹏╥

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 5, 2016 8:44 pm

      Aki seems so good natured--it's hard to imagine him being a bully or mugging someone. I suspect what he did was hang around with the wrong crowd, skip class, and party maybe. I could see trespassing and being places he shouldn't too.

    • tskino_usagi
      February 5, 2016 10:16 pm
      Aki seems so good natured--it's hard to imagine him being a bully or mugging someone. I suspect what he did was hang around with the wrong crowd, skip class, and party maybe. I could see trespassing and being p... Anoni Grrl

      that's what I meant by wannabe delinquent. aki seems like he could tell from what is right from wrong. he just goes with the flow, but sometimes i guess he wants to act "badass"(example he tries to intimidate asami)but deep down hes very genuine

    • puppieluver0 February 7, 2016 4:52 am
      that's what I meant by wannabe delinquent. aki seems like he could tell from what is right from wrong. he just goes with the flow, but sometimes i guess he wants to act "badass"(example he tries to intimidate a... tskino_usagi

      Didn't it say earlier in the manga that Akihito was kinda estranged as a teemager. I'm not sure if this counts as being a dilinquant though lol. Then it says that his father took him under his wing and introduced him to photography. So maybe this whole Aki as a dilinquant thing is canon hehe

    • tskino_usagi
      February 7, 2016 5:42 am
      Didn't it say earlier in the manga that Akihito was kinda estranged as a teemager. I'm not sure if this counts as being a dilinquant though lol. Then it says that his father took him under his wing and introduc... puppieluver0

      i feel like we should get an inside in aki's and asami's past but i just picture aki as a not so tough delinquent. I always thought he was disowned by his parents i mean didn't that courupt cop take aki underneath his wing?

    • Anonymous February 7, 2016 3:25 pm
      i feel like we should get an inside in aki's and asami's past but i just picture aki as a not so tough delinquent. I always thought he was disowned by his parents i mean didn't that courupt cop take aki underne... tskino_usagi

      No, he wasn't disowned by his parents. He met the cop during his delinquent period and the cop took an interest in him and became a mentor, not an adoptive parent. You don't have to be disowned by your parents to have another adult take an interest in your well-being.

    • tskino_usagi
      February 7, 2016 3:47 pm
      No, he wasn't disowned by his parents. He met the cop during his delinquent period and the cop took an interest in him and became a mentor, not an adoptive parent. You don't have to be disowned by your parents ... @Anonymous

      true, i just forgot since its bern so long since i read viewfinder.

    • Anonymous February 7, 2016 6:00 pm
      Didn't it say earlier in the manga that Akihito was kinda estranged as a teemager. I'm not sure if this counts as being a dilinquant though lol. Then it says that his father took him under his wing and introduc... puppieluver0

      No maybe. It is canon. Scroll to the first paragraph at the bottom of the page for the end to all of this speculation:

      http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/finder_character_book/uu/finder_character_book-chapter-1/5/

    • puppieluver0 February 8, 2016 2:40 am
      No maybe. It is canon. Scroll to the first paragraph at the bottom of the page for the end to all of this speculation:http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/finder_character_book/uu/finder_character_book-chapter-1/5/ @Anonymous

      Hooray! I remembered reading it, but I didn't want someone to be like "no, you fool, it says such and such on page x" lol

  16. lurei February 5, 2016 9:55 am

    you know a manga is good when it hasnt been updated since july of last year and probably wont be updated till around april yet its still all ways on the top 5 of the day/week/month/etc lists (▰˘◡˘▰) i cant think of a single manga ive read and reread as many times as i have this one lol

  17. ... February 4, 2016 10:31 am

    I have a question - does anyone know if Yoh is Chinese or Japanese? I don't think it's ever mentioned...I was wondering because although he is (or was) one of Asami's men, wouldn't him being Japanese have made Feilong suspicious towards him already when they met? I mean, wouldn't he have suspected a connection after what happened? Then again, I think "Yoh" is a Japanese name, but I'm not sure about it.

    • anon February 4, 2016 10:36 am

      I think it's said in the novel that he is the son of Fei Longs adopted brother, in which case he us Chinese.

    • Nightfall February 4, 2016 11:07 am

      I believe he is Japanese - he was Asami's employee and Asami offered to bring Yoh home (to Japan I assume) and Yoh helped Fei in prison which helped him earn Fei's trust - despite being Japanese.

    • Anonymous February 4, 2016 12:19 pm

      Yoh is Taiwanese. He returns to Taiwan after the events in volume 5.

    • LadyLigeia February 4, 2016 2:25 pm
      I think it's said in the novel that he is the son of Fei Longs adopted brother, in which case he us Chinese. @anon

      I think that you are talking about Tao (the kid). :)

    • J February 5, 2016 2:44 pm

      葉(Yoh) is a common family name of Chinese. He might be Taiwanese or Korean, but definitely isn't Japanese.
      Remember a man in "Flower on the high loft". He was a high ranked cop or something of HongKong and he told Asami that he would do anything for him, so Asami might have his men or accomplices all over Asia. Yoh was one of them I think, but highly trusted and trained one.

    • LadyLigeia February 5, 2016 3:39 pm
      葉(Yoh) is a common family name of Chinese. He might be Taiwanese or Korean, but definitely isn't Japanese.Remember a man in "Flower on the high loft". He was a high ranked cop or something of HongKong and he ... @J

      Yes, it's a chinese name. The only thing tha isn't clear is where he met Asami the first time (Hong Kong, Japan? - Yoh speaks japanese very well)

    • Anonymous February 7, 2016 4:54 am
      I think it's said in the novel that he is the son of Fei Longs adopted brother, in which case he us Chinese. @anon

      Tao is Yan Tsui's son?

    • LadyLigeia February 7, 2016 6:22 pm
      Tao is Yan Tsui's son? @Anonymous

      Yes, he is. The way the poor boy discovers who his father is almost make me cry. :(

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 8, 2016 3:04 am
      Yes, he is. The way the poor boy discovers who his father is almost make me cry. :( @LadyLigeia

      Yes. In a way, it almost echos Fei's biodad's sentiments, but Tao is younger and hi dad was worse.

    • LadyLigeia February 8, 2016 5:59 pm
      Yes. In a way, it almost echos Fei's biodad's sentiments, but Tao is younger and hi dad was worse. Anoni Grrl

      Yes. Poor kid. :(

  18. Romanceisdead69
    February 3, 2016 11:41 pm

    I'm not sure how you guys will take this - it's not an insult to Sensei or anything, just meant as a bit of fun!!!!!!! - But does anyone have their LEAST favourite Viewfinder frame or moment? Like something that just made you go 'wha-?' 'HUH?!'

    I know this manga is great for it's lack of 'Yaoi hands' etc unlike some others but it's true there must be at least one weird thing for everyone, right?

    I'll start off with mine: http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v01/c001/35/ - Just how long is Asami's face on the bottom of this page! (Like so…)

    Again, is only meant as a bit of a joke - we all know we love this manga x

    • J Unleashed February 4, 2016 12:19 am

      THIS ONE THIS ONE:
      http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v03/c014/14/

      A witchdoctor shrank poor Asami's head :(

    • Anonymous February 4, 2016 2:43 am

      The ones with Akihito giving Sakazaki a blowjob :( why Aki :( my poor baby Aki have to suffer that.

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 4, 2016 3:07 am

      I need two links to show mine. First, Aki is just about spilling coffee on Asami's lap:

      http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v08/c050/6/

      And then, Asami pulls Aki into his lap:

      http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v08/c050/7/

      What did Asami do? Grab the coffee and then pull Aki? Spill the coffee and ignore it? Sue Aki for burning his lap with coffee?

    • I=stupid
      February 4, 2016 4:06 am

      The bottom scene looks really weird to me, the proportions seem off:
      http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v05/c030.1/8/

    • Romanceisdead69
      February 4, 2016 7:28 am
      THIS ONE THIS ONE: http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v03/c014/14/ A witchdoctor shrank poor Asami's head :( J Unleashed

      Ahahahahahahaha!!!!! Yes that's a gem! Would that be considered a Yaoi head? Or Yaoi body?

    • Romanceisdead69
      February 4, 2016 7:31 am
      I need two links to show mine. First, Aki is just about spilling coffee on Asami's lap:http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v08/c050/6/And then, Asami pulls Aki into his lap:htt... Anoni Grrl

      Oh Anoni girl, did you not know about Akihito's vaporising powers?

    • Anonymous February 4, 2016 7:32 am

      Akihito's first sighting of Asami:

      http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v01/c001/4/

      Those are some shoulder pads you've got there Asami

    • Romanceisdead69
      February 4, 2016 7:41 am
      The bottom scene looks really weird to me, the proportions seem off:http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v05/c030.1/8/ I=stupid

      That's a Yaoi bed if I've ever seen one! (≧∀≦)

    • J Unleashed February 4, 2016 7:41 am
      Ahahahahahahaha!!!!! Yes that's a gem! Would that be considered a Yaoi head? Or Yaoi body? Romanceisdead69

      Umm...

      I'd rather discuss Asami's Yaoi penis. Which offends me not in the least.

      (First frame, obviously):
      http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v07/c043.1/17/

    • Romanceisdead69
      February 4, 2016 7:45 am
      Akihito's first sighting of Asami: http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v01/c001/4/Those are some shoulder pads you've got there Asami @Anonymous

      Ooh!!! You could fit a small family on those shoulders. I raise you Akihito's freakishly huge shoulder in the first frame:

      http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v02/c008/14/

    • Romanceisdead69
      February 4, 2016 7:51 am
      Umm... I'd rather discuss Asami's Yaoi penis. Which offends me not in the least. (First frame, obviously): http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v07/c043.1/17/ J Unleashed

      Ab-so-lutely! The penis in the second frame to me is a work of utter art, the penis in the first frame however *shivers* - makes me a bit (A LOT!) squeamish (⊙…⊙ ) it looks like it's its own living entity, independent from Asami somehow and freaking GINORMOUS!!!

    • Anonymous February 4, 2016 7:57 am
      Ooh!!! You could fit a small family on those shoulders. I raise you Akihito's freakishly huge shoulder in the first frame:http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v02/c008/14/ Romanceisdead69

      Haha - I can sorrrt of justify that to myself as Akihito wearing a cheap, poorly fitting suit, perhaps borrowed, but Asami has his clothes tailored to fit. By comparison, this is a reference shot of Daniel Craig in his dinner jacket in Casino Royale, the Bond film where he famously wondered out of the sea in a pair of little blue trunks and was very well built.

      Well built, real man in suit: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v409/xshellofamanx/AffordableBond/CR_0742-1.jpg

      Asami in suit: http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v01/c001/4/

      I know manga doesn't aim to be hyper-realistic, but I can't get over the angle of Asami's shoulder seams!

    • Anonymous February 4, 2016 8:02 am
      Umm... I'd rather discuss Asami's Yaoi penis. Which offends me not in the least. (First frame, obviously): http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v07/c043.1/17/ J Unleashed

      I handwave Asami's, ahem, proportions in that special to myself as:

      1) The harness restricts blood flow and makes him larger than normal and
      2) he really does find being tied up by Akihito very exciting.

      Otherwise they just make me boggle.

    • Anonymous February 4, 2016 8:11 am
      Ab-so-lutely! The penis in the second frame to me is a work of utter art, the penis in the first frame however *shivers* - makes me a bit (A LOT!) squeamish (⊙…⊙ ) it looks like it's its own living entity... Romanceisdead69

      I'm here because of the penis reference.i am not disappointed.
      Thank you.

    • Romanceisdead69
      February 4, 2016 8:53 am
      I handwave Asami's, ahem, proportions in that special to myself as:1) The harness restricts blood flow and makes him larger than normal and2) he really does find being tied up by Akihito very exciting.Otherwise... @Anonymous

      It's just so um, fleshy….

    • Nightfall February 4, 2016 11:08 am

      Quite a few times the noses of the characters disappear - which is quite funny (I am aware that it is an illustrators shortcut but it amuses me)

    • J Unleashed February 4, 2016 3:07 pm
      I handwave Asami's, ahem, proportions in that special to myself as:1) The harness restricts blood flow and makes him larger than normal and2) he really does find being tied up by Akihito very exciting.Otherwise... @Anonymous

      Or: 3) Akihito is still dreaming.

      Naughty Akihito. (づ˘ ³˘)づ

    • LadyLigeia February 4, 2016 3:27 pm
      The ones with Akihito giving Sakazaki a blowjob :( why Aki :( my poor baby Aki have to suffer that. @Anonymous

      I was thinking about the same thing, because in those frames Sakazaki didn't restrain himself in any way and clearly (in my opinion) tried to humiliate Takaba.

    • J Unleashed February 4, 2016 3:53 pm
      Quite a few times the noses of the characters disappear - which is quite funny (I am aware that it is an illustrators shortcut but it amuses me) @Nightfall

      They look cute without noses... except when they accidentally morph into a wacky alien right after:
      http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v07/c045/10/

    • Romanceisdead69
      February 4, 2016 5:55 pm
      They look cute without noses... except when they accidentally morph into a wacky alien right after: http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v07/c045/10/ J Unleashed

      I love any character in Chibi form, though Asami in Chibi form just seems wrong!

      http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v06/c035.3/14/

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 4, 2016 7:58 pm
      Quite a few times the noses of the characters disappear - which is quite funny (I am aware that it is an illustrators shortcut but it amuses me) @Nightfall

      That it kind of reminds me of the way they sometimes erase penises or make those glowy lightsaber replacement phalluses*. So an anus may be drawn with all the detail of a blooming chrysanthemum, but noses and penises are too much for our gentle sensibilities.

      Latin scholars, is the plural of phallus phalluses or phalla?

    • Anonymous February 4, 2016 8:14 pm
      That it kind of reminds me of the way they sometimes erase penises or make those glowy lightsaber replacement phalluses*. So an anus may be drawn with all the detail of a blooming chrysanthemum, but noses and p... Anoni Grrl

      I'm not much of a Latin scholar, but I think it would have to be phalli. Although phalluses might work as well as a lower register variant.

      Gotta love this kind of discussion. ^^

    • Anonymous February 4, 2016 8:18 pm
      I'm not much of a Latin scholar, but I think it would have to be phalli. Although phalluses might work as well as a lower register variant.Gotta love this kind of discussion. ^^ @Anonymous

      Was just going to ay the same thing - it is late latin so either works as grammatical rules started to erode in the 5-6th century. Interestingly - they used to call it lignum - which translates as wood/wand/tree.

    • Nightfall February 4, 2016 8:22 pm
      They look cute without noses... except when they accidentally morph into a wacky alien right after: http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v07/c045/10/ J Unleashed

      True, the alien look is pretty funny. There are also images where things like eyes disappear 'cast in shadow' but the shadow is never dark enough for that loss of detail. (reminds me of Kisuke in Bleach - how often did his eyes show when he wore that hat ...)

    • Romanceisdead69
      February 4, 2016 9:12 pm
      That it kind of reminds me of the way they sometimes erase penises or make those glowy lightsaber replacement phalluses*. So an anus may be drawn with all the detail of a blooming chrysanthemum, but noses and p... Anoni Grrl

      This made me LOL so hard "Latin scholars, is the plural of phallus phalluses or phalla?" - those dirty Yaoi reading Latin Scholars! *perverted laughter*

    • J Unleashed February 4, 2016 9:49 pm
      That it kind of reminds me of the way they sometimes erase penises or make those glowy lightsaber replacement phalluses*. So an anus may be drawn with all the detail of a blooming chrysanthemum, but noses and p... Anoni Grrl

      Yes, Asami's missing penis is... disturbing.
      http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v07/c039/18/

      In this case, the plural form would be "fallacies".

    • Romanceisdead69
      February 4, 2016 9:56 pm
      Yes, Asami's missing penis is... disturbing. http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v07/c039/18/ In this case, the plural form would be "fallacies". J Unleashed

      Hmmmm, I'd go for another 'D' word in this case (< not sure if there's a penis pun in there somewhere)
      - I'd say Asami's missing penis on this page is…Disappointing >_< That's one thing I hate about Yaoi, it's like 'hey, we all know what's going on here! We might as well see it!!!!'

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 4, 2016 11:41 pm
      This made me LOL so hard "Latin scholars, is the plural of phallus phalluses or phalla?" - those dirty Yaoi reading Latin Scholars! *perverted laughter* Romanceisdead69

      My impression of Latin scholars is that they go around making dirty jokes no one else can understand. Some may be reading Summa Theologica, but the rest are looking for ancient Roman porn. I would not be at all surprised to see them here snickering. When you see a Latin translation of 10 Count hit the Net, you'll know I am right (and that some scantaltor found a sort of loophole).

    • Anonymous February 4, 2016 11:47 pm
      My impression of Latin scholars is that they go around making dirty jokes no one else can understand. Some may be reading Summa Theologica, but the rest are looking for ancient Roman porn. I would not be at all... Anoni Grrl

      I love making dirt jokes in Latin, and I had a lovely teacher who taught us how to order fries and a burger, to say "beam me up Scotty" and brought in Asterix and Obelix (in Latin) for us to watch and assigned Winnie the Pooh (Winnie ille Pooh) for homework translations!

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 5, 2016 12:32 am
      I love making dirt jokes in Latin, and I had a lovely teacher who taught us how to order fries and a burger, to say "beam me up Scotty" and brought in Asterix and Obelix (in Latin) for us to watch and assigned ... @Anonymous

      See there? Latin scholars reading yaoi. And Winnie Ile Pooh. Hopefully not on the same host site. If there are Winnie the Pooh DJs, I don't want to know about it.

      or...

      Maybe I do?

      Would it be wrong to ship Tigger and Rabbit?

    • Anonymous February 5, 2016 8:36 am
      See there? Latin scholars reading yaoi. And Winnie Ile Pooh. Hopefully not on the same host site. If there are Winnie the Pooh DJs, I don't want to know about it.or...Maybe I do?Would it be wrong to ship Tigger... Anoni Grrl

      Nope - have not seen Pooh dj and hope I never do! Eeek! And for you to ship Tigger and Rabbit shows that you have a sick, sick mind too flooded with yaoi ... erm, actually, I think I could almost see ... nope! Wreck my childlike innocence - I now need bleach for my eyes and something fluffy, like Attack on Titan.

    • lurei February 5, 2016 10:14 am
      See there? Latin scholars reading yaoi. And Winnie Ile Pooh. Hopefully not on the same host site. If there are Winnie the Pooh DJs, I don't want to know about it.or...Maybe I do?Would it be wrong to ship Tigger... Anoni Grrl

      1. You need Jesus

      but also:

      2. Lmfao

      and have you considered:

      3. Tigger and Piglet

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 5, 2016 5:09 pm
      1. You need Jesusbut also:2. Lmfaoand have you considered:3. Tigger and Piglet @lurei

      Well, now that I think about it, isn't Kanga the only female in the Hundred Acred Woods? And the rest is all about dripping honey and getting stuck in holes and such.

    • I=stupid
      February 5, 2016 5:46 pm
      Well, now that I think about it, isn't Kanga the only female in the Hundred Acred Woods? And the rest is all about dripping honey and getting stuck in holes and such. Anoni Grrl

      noooooo!!!!! Stop! my childhood...

    • Anonymous February 5, 2016 6:04 pm

      I know I'm late but...look at their arms in the first panel. *shudders*

      http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v02/c007/10/

    • Anonymous February 5, 2016 7:01 pm
      I know I'm late but...look at their arms in the first panel. *shudders*http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v02/c007/10/ @Anonymous

      Oh, that's not right...

    • Sammy
      February 7, 2016 4:58 am
      I need two links to show mine. First, Aki is just about spilling coffee on Asami's lap:http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v08/c050/6/And then, Asami pulls Aki into his lap:htt... Anoni Grrl

      I never notice that before

    • Sammy
      February 7, 2016 5:07 am
      Umm... I'd rather discuss Asami's Yaoi penis. Which offends me not in the least. (First frame, obviously): http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v07/c043.1/17/ J Unleashed

      I'm offened by it either. I love the next frame way bigger than Akihito's head

    • Sammy
      February 7, 2016 5:35 am

      My least favorite moment is when Asami leavs Akihito at the hotel to meet that guy who was fleeing fei

      http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v03/c010/19/

    • J Unleashed February 7, 2016 5:58 am
      I'm offened by it either. I love the next frame way bigger than Akihito's head Sammy

      Heh... he also has a pair of sizable cajones.

      But we already knew that ;)

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 7, 2016 6:48 am
      My least favorite moment is when Asami leavs Akihito at the hotel to meet that guy who was fleeing feihttp://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v03/c010/19/ Sammy

      Yeah, Mr. "I have places to be" could have at least left a guard.

    • Romanceisdead69
      February 7, 2016 11:58 am
      Yeah, Mr. "I have places to be" could have at least left a guard. Anoni Grrl

      Oh haha I always thought 'awww isn't he so cute for tucking Akihito in' - but then I'm like 'um Asami, if he sleeps in that wet towel he's going to catch a cold!' - http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_loveprize_in_viewfinder/mh/v03/c010/20/

      yes my interpretation of that scene is a little different ^^'

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 7, 2016 2:39 pm
      Oh haha I always thought 'awww isn't he so cute for tucking Akihito in' - but then I'm like 'um Asami, if he sleeps in that wet towel he's going to catch a cold!' - http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/you_re_my_lo... Romanceisdead69

      LOL. I forgot the towel was wet.

    • Anonymous February 7, 2016 6:01 pm
      Yeah, Mr. "I have places to be" could have at least left a guard. Anoni Grrl

      Nice to see you've come around on this. You argued against the idea a few months ago.

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 8, 2016 3:10 am
      Nice to see you've come around on this. You argued against the idea a few months ago. @Anonymous

      A few months ago, I forgot that point momentarily. I admitted it later in the same thread. It didn't change the original point I was making at that time, but think what you want to think.

  19. Aito Tanaka
    February 3, 2016 10:31 pm

    O.o When is this going to update? It's almost been a whole year! Do any of you VF fans out there know where the next chapter is? Maybe in a different site? If you do know, Thanks (=・ω・=)

    • Anonymous February 3, 2016 10:41 pm

      28 April 2016 is the most likely date for the Japanese update of Pray in the Abyss, however this has not been confirmed.

    • Aito Tanaka
      February 3, 2016 11:40 pm

      O.o so loooonnnnnggggg.....
      anyway, thanks for your reply!

  20. Question February 3, 2016 11:39 am

    I am not sure myself that is why I'm fishing for your opinions. What level of education would you say aki completed?

    • reiko February 3, 2016 1:15 pm

      I think he graduated from university. his friends both have good jobs that need qualifications so I think it's likely that Aki met them while he was at university too

    • Hanne February 3, 2016 2:38 pm
      I think he graduated from university. his friends both have good jobs that need qualifications so I think it's likely that Aki met them while he was at university too @reiko

      He probably did - most professional photographers need a university degree (I have one myself) and Akihito was new to the profession at the beginning of the manga and was 23 years old - a four year degree would fit that king of time frame

    • Anonymous February 4, 2016 2:49 am

      Since the manga is old...i mean it startesd something like 15 yeara ago...i dont think ab university degree was required in japan in order to be a freelance photographer.

    • Romanceisdead69
      February 4, 2016 8:58 am

      I think Akihito barely made it through school (because of his delinquent ways, and got his first scoop/job through Yamazaki and selling that scoop to the paper.

    • Anonymous February 4, 2016 9:14 am
      I think Akihito barely made it through school (because of his delinquent ways, and got his first scoop/job through Yamazaki and selling that scoop to the paper. Romanceisdead69

      Um, you need at least some education to become a photojournalist. Most papers will not hire someone who has not been taught. Aki has his own darkroom, SLR cameras and knowledge of lighting/film and how to catch a good image, and you need some classes for that. I took photography classes for four years, so I know how competitive the journalism industry is, you do not get steady work without the proper know-how and that is very hard to teach yourself, even if someone hands you a scoop.

    • Nightfall February 4, 2016 11:15 am
      I think Akihito barely made it through school (because of his delinquent ways, and got his first scoop/job through Yamazaki and selling that scoop to the paper. Romanceisdead69

      I am sure that he needs some photography classes - my friend is a fashion photographer and it took four years of intense training at a University to attain her skills, as you need to know what kind of film to use, how to use lighting and framing to best advantage, how to process and develop film/photos (Aki does his own) and how to compose images to best effect. A photojournalist will also need writing/joutnalism classes (even if they don't write stories - though many professionals do) and a photographer would not be able to have a career or repeat business based on one scoop - the field is very competitive. This info comes from conversations with a professional photographer)

    • Romanceisdead69
      February 4, 2016 6:00 pm
      Um, you need at least some education to become a photojournalist. Most papers will not hire someone who has not been taught. Aki has his own darkroom, SLR cameras and knowledge of lighting/film and how to catch... @Anonymous

      There is a device in the performing arts world - 'suspension of disbelief.' This means that Asami can be a badass businessman who speaks 50 languages and shoots people without ramifications, or that Akihito can be a photographer without a degree…and get caught up in black market stuff, and triad stuff etc etc……..it's possible for Akihito.

    • Romanceisdead69
      February 4, 2016 6:01 pm
      I am sure that he needs some photography classes - my friend is a fashion photographer and it took four years of intense training at a University to attain her skills, as you need to know what kind of film to u... @Nightfall

      It is completely possible to be self taught however, this is an alternate universe anyway so ordinary rules don't apply…

      It's what 'I think' anyway, I didn't present it as fact.

    • Reality bites February 4, 2016 6:50 pm

      I thought Takaba's father was also a photographer. Would he not have learned from him? He dotes on a camera his father gave him. When we meet Takaba he is working freelance , selling what he can to who he can. Romance is about having to suspend belief . If Takaba was developing film in that small apart. , he would have passed out. hahahaha.

    • J Unleashed February 4, 2016 8:46 pm

      Sensei has never listed university education for Akihito. In character profiles, she always states Asami's educational background (highest level, Master's degree), but nothing for Akihito in this regard. Because of this omission, I think it can be assumed that Akihito did not attend university.

      Akihito was set on becoming a photographer after graduating high school. According to Sensei, he is not self-taught but received training from a photography teacher.

      [Ref: http://view.thespectrum.net/series/youre-my-love-prize-in-viewfinder.html?ch=Volume+5&page=195 ]

    • Anonymous February 4, 2016 10:13 pm

      Y'all are taking the concept of "suspension of disbelief" a little too literally and too far. It doesn't give the creator complete license to disregard reality, but in fact states that the creator must ground the work in a semblance of reality that the audience recognizes to a sufficient extent that they are then willing to suspend their suspicion of the unreality of the work--which they know full well to be unreal.

      Asami can speak 50 languages and we believe it because we've been told he has an advanced degree and is highly intelligent. Akihito has sufficient background and training laid out by the author to ground his stated profession in reality. No great leaps of poetic faith required.

      The original quote by Samuel Taylor Cooleridge: "It was agreed, that my endeavours should be directed to persons and characters supernatural, or at least romantic, yet so as to transfer from our inward nature a human interest and a semblance of truth sufficient to procure for these shadows of imagination that willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith."

    • Romanceisdead69
      February 4, 2016 11:40 pm
      Y'all are taking the concept of "suspension of disbelief" a little too literally and too far. It doesn't give the creator complete license to disregard reality, but in fact states that the creator must ground t... @Anonymous

      Oh god I'm having University flashbacks!

      Sensei can do what the hell she likes anyway, it's her baby :P

    • Anonymous February 5, 2016 1:32 am
      Oh god I'm having University flashbacks! Sensei can do what the hell she likes anyway, it's her baby :P Romanceisdead69

      Anybody may do as they like, but that doesn't mean the result will be successful. Sensei understands the rules and gives the information necessary to create the proper suspension of disbelief. She is a skilled storyteller.

    • Romanceisdead69
      February 5, 2016 7:30 am
      Anybody may do as they like, but that doesn't mean the result will be successful. Sensei understands the rules and gives the information necessary to create the proper suspension of disbelief. She is a skilled ... @Anonymous

      LOL I'm really not arguing against that point though am I. I know, that's why I read it.

    • Anoni Grrl
      February 8, 2016 3:22 am

      Although a university degree is preferred and opens more doors, someone could get low-level freelance jobs without a degree, especially if he had training with a known photographer and his dad's name opened doors. I would not have to suspend much disbelief to accept that Aki might not have a degree.

    • Lightasus February 8, 2016 5:49 am

      Akihito is only freelance, and he had a teacher to teach him most stuff, on top of having a father right in the industry... From what I understand he basically takes photos and the guy pays him for them or not if he doesn't like them.

      I kind of don't really doubt it, aha. My own experience tells me it's quite possible, it's not like he's an aspiring lawyer :L

      I mean, I just found this:
      In the end, I decided that if what I really wanted was to do amazing work and eventually get hired in the field, I could instead build my own graduate photojournalism program.
      And that's exactly what I did. I attended the Missouri Photo Workshop. I flew to Moscow, Russia and worked for the Moscow Times and did an assignment or two for Paris Match. I took a lighting course. I freelanced as much as possible. And guess what? In 13 months' time (or the end of what would have been my first year in graduate school) I became chief photographer at the Provo (UT) Daily Herald, a 30, 000 circulation daily in one of the prettiest spots to live, anywhere. It cost me a fraction of the money a graduate degree would have. I was able to make enough money to pay off all my student loans and buy a new car not long after. It also started me on a career that took me to other newspapers litterally from coast to coast--papers where I was in charge of hiring photographers who had made the decision to go back to school to get graduate degrees in photojournalism.

      How I got my own job in the VFX industry was in a quite similar fashion... By self-teaching (LOTS of self-teaching) and putting myself out there with some volunteering work and developing amicable relationships with people from the industry (at bars and stuff, getting to know where they hang out is great intel xD) etc. Certainly not the standard way, but surely the one that worked for me. Got in there in less than a year...

    • Lightasus February 8, 2016 6:07 am
      Since the manga is old...i mean it startesd something like 15 yeara ago...i dont think ab university degree was required in japan in order to be a freelance photographer. @Anonymous

      And this, probably xD

    • Reality bites February 8, 2016 8:55 am

      Light. Kudos to you. Doubly so. there are many ways to get where you want to go. Very impressive. Not to compare you to an manga charac. but I can see Takaba doing the same thing. He is going to do it his way, learn on the run. Thanks foe sharing. Very interesting.