Ten Count Volume 1 by Rihito Takarai

(3 customer reviews)

Corporate secretary Shirotani suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. One day he meets Kurose, a therapist who offers to take him through a ten-step program to cure him of his compulsion. As the two go through each of the ten steps, Shirotani ‘s attraction to his counselor grows.

CreatorRihito Takarai
Japanese Title
Japanese Title (Romaji)Ten Count
Japanese PublisherShinshokan
English PublisherSuBLime

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3 reviews for Ten Count Volume 1 by Rihito Takarai

  1. Anonymous

    This might be a surprisingly low rating for a really hyped series. It’s just not my cup of tea, unfortunately. Kurose as a seme is a little too possessive and controlling than what I would like and the psychological aspect of the story wasn’t something I personally enjoy. I think people who like that kind of tension-overcoming mental illness in a BL situation, would probably like it.

    Takarai sensei’s art is really nice though, and sex scene wise I think it is really good too. The seme and the plot was the real drawback.

  2. BlackBelle

    This series is one of my favorites. The main characters are far from perfect and struggle with their developing relationship, which to me makes it a more believable story than most.

    It’s serious, it’s funny, it has moments of embarrassment, hurt, happiness and anger. I found it beautifully portrayed.

  3. guety

    Since I’ve read the whole manga, I’m going to make it a review for the whole story rather than only first volume, but I’ll keep it spoiler free. I don’t really like giving very low ratings, but Ten Count is definitely in the top ten BL that I regret reading. I was hopeful about it because it’s very popular and I thought the premise was pretty interesting. It’s not that often that I see manga/anime characters with OCD, so that really made me interested on it, and the first volume is pretty good. But then it just gets worse and worse. The characters feel really clichéd and underdeveloped, Kurose is the archetypical overpossesive, overcontrolling forceful seme, while the uke Shirotani is bland and passive and really the only interesting trait he has is his mental illness. The plot is boring at best and mildly offensive to both therapists and people suffering from OCD at worst. I do like BL with unhealthy dynamics if it’s well written and has interesting characters, but unfortunately this manga didn’t have any of that imo. I really couldn’t find it in me to care about the couple or root for them. That said, the art is absolutely stunning, and the smut scenes are super spicy if you disregard (or are into) dubious consent.
    But well, if you’re looking for more or less kinky and very spicy well drawn smut, then yes, you’ll definitely like this one. But if you want a well written love story, then I don’t think this will be the manga for you. Or idk, maybe it’s just not my cut of tea.

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