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Loved Circus Manga

4 star rating out of 5
5 Reviews
SKU: 9781427871503

Retail Price: $15.99

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About Loved Circus Manga

Loved Circus Manga features story and art by Nemui Asada.

Ordinary salaryman Kei has ended up at rock bottom after falling in love with a call girl and spending his life savings trying to pay off her debts. Now living out of his car while hiding from loan sharks, he contemplates ending it all...

But when he comes to, Kei finds himself saved by the men of Circus, a brothel that caters only to male clientele. Despite his despair, he clings to the lifeline they offer him, and it becomes more than just an opportunity to pay off his debts, but a strange and unexpected respite. Living and working alongside the other men, each trying to survive in their own way, Kei faces his new chance at life head-on, learning both the sweetness and ugliness of desire and love — for a night and for a lifetime.


  • Publisher: TOKYOPOP
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Themes: Yaoi
  • Age Rating: 18+
  • Release Date: 12/6/2022
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

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Ratings & Reviews

5 reviews

4 star rating out of 5

Could've been more, but was just barely enough

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This could've been a 2-shot and I'm kind of sad the author didn't go that route with it. The story starts off a bit odd, with a man being propositioned to become a male prostitute in order to pay off his debt. The chapters are the funny quips of what happens while he takes care of his duties. Around the middle or so, the author begins to develop the side character's background story, since the main character is interested. She touches on the backgrounds of each of the sub characters, but really kind leaves you wanting for more. The story is good and unique and definitely enough to quell the fujoshi heart. Story is PG.

5 star rating out of 5

Loved the Mature Themes of Loved Circus

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Come and enter the lifes of four men who work at the all-male brothel Circus if you dare. There's Kei who, due to a false love, is backed into a corner and into the open arms of the men of Circus. The gorgeous Shiro with an emotionally scarring past, and the other two workers there out of desperation. No sugar coating here. It's rated mature for its tackling of some dark issues. Not overly explicit but the manga's oppressive atmosphere sticks with you. All the men have fairly detailed backstories which breath life into their characters. Do I wish there was more to the story? Yes, I wanted to travel a longer road with these flawed men but unfortunately it's only a one shot. Although the author does a fantastic job of providing closure to their stories, I still crave more, which equals a worthwhile and satisfactory read to me. So come on and buy yourself a ticket to the circus, you won't regret it!

4 star rating out of 5

Great Art


Gorgeous art style. Unique twists and I did not see that ending coming. Wish it were longer so we could get into the characters more.

3 star rating out of 5

Sad clowns

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This is pegged as a sexy premise, but honestly it plays out as more of a sad story. Definitely doesn't glorify the life of sex work or the circumstances that lead many to it. The characters are intriguing, which makes it easy to watch them struggle. More closure than many similar titles but not for people seeking a fluffy fun BL time.

4 star rating out of 5

"There are plenty of ways to live and I finally felt like I could rise to the challenge."


I really loved this story. It only gets 4.25 stars because I wish there had been a little more to it (Possibly a second volume to really fortify the story instead of just a one-shot). Getting a small glimpse into these character's stories was so heartwarming. I appreciate how the author brings these characters into light and gives them dignity. Through this narrative, the author reminds us that people are still people and no matter where you come from you can find yourself between a rock and a hard place. We all deserve respect of our choices and I feel that is represented well here. These characters made decisions with hard consequences. With the camaraderie that developed between them within the Circus, these characters helped each other to continue navigating forward, each bringing their own unique method to the table.