Ten Count Vol.3 (Yaoi Manga)

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Ten Count volume 3 [The Book Depository] [Waterstones] gets spicy. This yaoi manga gets better and better in each volume. Kurose is little by little getting deeper in Shirotani’s skin. He is not only training him, but he’s also curing him. Shirotani doesn’t know it yet, but he’s in love with Kurose. Plus, he has improved his life ever since. He’s able to touch things outside home, although he still suffers a lot from his misophobia.

Kurose is in love with Shirotani, and he’s obviously impressively patient. But, he’s slowly getting impatient. He’s training Shirotani in a very smart way. Kurose is a good dom, even if he looks a little bit aloof most of the times. Well, at least from the point of view of Shirotani.

NOTICE: this post contains SPOILERS and MATURE content. Follow with discretion. The pictures that are juicier have an NSFW note. [Yaoi / Smut / Drama / MxM / Slice of Life/ Romance]

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I decided to use the Japanese version for the images I chose on this post. I found very crappy images for the English version, and since I don’t want to ruin the volumes I collect, I decided to pick up the images from the Japanese digital versions I own. That’s why you’ll see the dialogs in Japanese. My apologies. I’ll try to use English next time, but if I don’t find good images, I’ll use the Japenese ones again. If I try to scan the pages of the Sublime manga, I’ll ruin them. And they’re too beautiful for that.

So, after the events of volume 2, Kurose promised Shirotani that he would buy him a new suit. Shirotani seems eager to go out, and he doesn’t seem to mind using Kurose’s clothing. So they go out, and Kurose brings him to a fancy suit shop.

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Everything looks okay until Shirotani starts recalling what happened at Kurose’s home. And he gets hot. Kurose returns with a bottle of water and offers it to him. First, he thinks that Shirotani doesn’t feel good because of his misophobia, but soon he understands that he’s hot like hell. Kurose tempts him by trying a kiss, but their lips never touch. Instead, he offers him to go somewhere quiet, meaning his home. Shirotani is confused, but he accepts because he doesn’t know what to do.

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And when they get home, Kurose goes at it again. He treats Shirotani to a fellatio; however, Shirotani’s reaction is priceless. He thinks Kurose will die from all the germs. It’s actually cute, and Kurose smiles a bit. However, Shirotani thinks that he’s laughing about him. Still, he stays on Kurose’s lap. However, after he takes a shower, Shirotani flees from the appartment.

Shirotani isn’t exactly cured yet. He has lots of self-esteem issues and that shows in his thoughts. While Kurose fears that Shirotani will throw him away, Shirotani fears that Kurose is just playing. His second biggest fear are germs. And if we follow Shirotani’s thoughts, he fears that he will taint Kurose!

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So, Shirotani flees Kurose’s appartment with his hair wet, and he decides to sleep on the bed without any covers because he’s feeling hot. The next day when he goes to work he feels sick. He has caught a cold, and it seems pretty bad. When Kurose phones him to see if he’s angry at him and to return a copy of Shirotani’s apartment that he left behind, he finds out that Shirotani is ill. Not only that, while talking to him on the phone he falls asleep. And because he doesn’t answer, Kurose panicks and goes straight to his appartment and he enters it.

Now, Shirotani is misophobic. If someone other than him has to enter his appartment, that person needs his previous approval. This was an emergency, so Kurose decides to enter and see that everything is okay. And he tries to be gentle, not touch many things. However, things develop in an interesting way.

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Shirotani panics a bit about Kurose being in his appartment, and his mind starts thinking about how much he’ll need to clean up after he goes away. And then, he starts getting hot again. But he’s too weak. He needs water and so when he tries to drink some, his weakness shows up. So, Kurose ends up aiding him. The problem is that Shirotani is so cute that Kurose looses it again. So, this time is Kurose to tempt Shirotani. He won’t do anything because he’s ill, but he ends up tempting him enough.

He tempts him and taunts him by suggesting that Shirotani is going to pass the cold on him. Now, remember that Shirotani freaks out about germs. Passing the cold onto Kurose is a huge statement to make as a way of taunting. And it’s also a cruel thing to do. Shirotani is misophobic, and right now he’s messed up. Kurose wants to do more things to Shirotani but can’t. While from Kurose’s perspective Shirotani is the cruel one, from Shirotani’s view it’s the other way around. Which poses a good question: who is controlling who here?

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Thanks to some of Shirotani’s nightmares we start to know how he came to be misophobic. When he was a child, he saw his father having sex with one of his students. Someone found him hidding, and they realized that he had seen that. Their reaction was to say out loud that him watching them was disgusting. (Pay attention to kid Shirotani’s panel when they find him, it has clues that I won’t expose here.)

When Shirotani gets better, Kurose invites him to the aquarium. And then he invites him to see a film. Shirotani can choose going to the theater or going at Kurose’s place. Of course, Shirotani is going to choose Kurose’s place since the number of people is less. And Kurose knows that. While they’re on this date, Shirotani asks Kurose how it feels to date a man. And Kurose has the best answer ever: the same as dating a woman.

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And yes, that’s a trap, and I believe that Shirotani knows it. Plus, Kurose has a small present to teach Shirotani how males date. He bought him a plug, of all things. Shirotani has no idea what it is, but when Kurose explains it to him, he freaks out. He can either choose the plug or Kurose’s fingers. So, he ends up a greeing to the plug. Kurose is slowly and cleverly arriving to get all of Shirotani. Now the question is: will Shirotani say “I love you” to Kurose? Will he say it to him in the next Ten Count [The Book Depository] [Waterstones] volume?

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Also, I got these two small figurines as a birthday present from a friend. They’re super cute! I decided to use them often in my pictures, especially if related to Ten Count. The pack of figurines came with a small heart-shaped book with very sweet illustrations. These two figurines are very small, but they’re extremely detailed. Shirotani’s hair has color degradation, and Kurose’s jeans have the patterns and even correct shapes. I’m impressed with the quality of these figurines. So, don’t get surprised if I start spamming reviews with them.


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Copyright: Top image made by dePepi with a (C) Ten Count (C) Rihito Takarai image / Images on this post (C) Ten Count (C) Rihito Takarai.

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