Ai No Kusabi The Space Between Volume 1: Stranger (Yaoi Novel): Stranger ( Yaoi Novel) v. 1 by Reiko Yoshihara, Rieko Yoshihara, Reiko Yoshihara from. : 間の楔 Vol 他人 / Ai no Kusabi Vol.1 Tanin Ceres: a city without ethics or taboos, ruled by instincts and lusts. These are the slums—immutable, eternal, . All about Ai No Kusabi The Space Between Volume 1: Stranger (Yaoi Novel) by Reiko Yoshihara. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for.

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Project Pink Persona 4: Books by Rieko Yoshihara. Aug 13, Blak Rayne rated it liked it.

Ai No Kusabi The Space Between Volume 1: Stranger (Yaoi Novel)

The development of their relationship makes you sit on the edge of your chair and keep your fingers crossed for them, because you just ca No words could ever express my feelings towards this book. No trivia or quizzes yet. The rest of the book is different from the first chapter in that every bit of information is spoon fed to the reader more than once. Focusing on the relationship between Iason and Riki, Ai no Kusabi also explores issues of caste systems and social exclusion.

Retrieved from ” https: There are also androids renting people Kirie starts making money pimping for them. The book opens with a powerful scene of erotic torture of an unknown captive by an unknown man.

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At home, Riki is visited by Iason, who gives him an ultimatum: They often depict a scene that occurrs two or more pages before, making them pretty out of context with the blocks of text beside them. You get only vague impressions of what has happened between the MCs but lots of exposition on the world.

Slavery exists in this strange futuristic society; it’s unnerving to see human morals undergo a regression. Stranger Yaoi Strangfr v. That I sranger the books quickly and was very disappointed that I was done so fast. What’s most annoying about it was that it was nauseatingly repetitive, especially the part about how Riki has changed since he left three years ago. After Riki easily defeats the Jeeks as Kirie watches on in amazement, he is reunited with his former gang, Bison, when they came to find Kirie.


Dec 13, Regsly rated it liked it Strangee We don’t get much relationship development beyond this.

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The author puts a note at the end that even she found this surpr This is a weird book–weird in a good but frustrating way.

To ask other ztranger questions about Ai no Kusabi Vol. So, naturally I was very excited to learn the original novel was finally being translated to English!

Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. Michihara’s art is good though dated by today’s standards. Customers who bought this item also bought. They are even referred to as “mongrels. So far, I’m loving this as I expected I would. The cover is gorgeous and there are a few pics throughout but this is a novel.

Three months later, Riki landed a job as a courier in the black market due to his friend Zack, who arranged a meeting with their boss, Katze. Cashback will be credited as Amazon Pay balance within 10 days. We also get snippets here and there hinting at the secondary main character of the series, Iason Mink, but he doesn’t make much of an impact at this point aside from being a phantom that haunts Riki’s waking conscious.

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However, everyone sees that he is different kkusabi the charismatic Riki of the past. Kirie itches for action and is unsatisfied with how inactive the current Bison is. Riki was head of a powerful street gang, then he abruptly disappeared for 3 years.

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It’s clear from the first few pages that the “Captive” and the woman, whose name is revealed as Mimea, are slaves. The only thing I DON’T love about the books is the ridiculously expensive price of them, for such short novels to boot. Srranger was very much looking forward to reading the novel version because it has been revised a I adore Ai no Kusabi and it will always have a special place in my heart because it was the first yaoi anime I ever saw. Iason, the leader of the Blondies, encoun In the future, on a distant star lives a new society.


It’s bondage, but it’s strznger all about that, it’s about etranger and Riki not wanting to, it’s about the relationship between mongrels and the perfection Eos. Forte Persona 4: Volume one graciously opens the series with a super hot chapter, then spends the rest of the novel giving backstory and developing the world strxnger. Published in the as a hardbound novel in Japan, it took nearly two decades for this to be brought over to the West in English.

Jupiter is an AI who has taken control of Tanagura because humanity is not as intelligent as it is.

Jupiter has divided people into classes, many of which are genetically engineered or altered. Iason Mink, a high-class “Blondie”, runs into Riki, a black-haired “Mongrel”, and makes him his “Pet”, which Riki resents being.

Blinded by jealousy, Guy decides to take Riki back and kidnaps him to Dana Bahn, but Riki tells that he would never be free from Iason. Visit our Help Pages. Nights later, Kirie is chased down by the gang members of Jeeks, but manages to hide in the same location Riki was smoking at. In a sense, Yoshihara’s work is an extreme comment on Women in SF, by excluding them almost entirely from a narrative of intense homoerotic relationships and macho vendettas.

I guess maybe because the anime supposedly got yaoi into the US?