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[[caption-width-right:350:Tamiya and Toono]]

''Awkward Silence'' or ''Bukiyou na Silent'' is a BoysLove genre manga by Takanaga Hinako, author of many other popular {{yaoi}} series such as ''Manga/TheTyrantFallsInLove'' and ''Manga/LittleButterfly''. It's serialized in the magazine ''Be x Boy'' since 2004 and currently has five volumes.

[[PoorCommunicationKills Poor communication kills]]... or at least makes relationships a little more difficult than usual.

[[{{Uke}} Toono Satoru]] is a mostly expressionless boy who has a crush on popular Baseball player [[{{Seme}} Tamiya]]. He spends most of his time shut away in the art room at school drawing him and never for a moment thinks that his crush would ever be anything more than one sided... until Tamiya asks him out. Inwardly Toono is thrilled but it doesn't show on his face.

It requires endless patience on Tamiya's part just to not give up on him, and incredible effort on Toono's just to get his feelings across.

It received an English publication in 2012 by [[http://www.sublimemanga.com/reader/596 SuBLime]], both digitally and in paperback.

If you came here looking for the page about awkward silences in general, see {{Beat}}.
!! This manga provides examples of:

* {{Adorkable}}: Both main characters, but Satoru takes the cake with his stoic face yet emote psyche.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Vols. 3-4 focus on Sagara and Kagami.
* AffectionateNickname: Satoru refers to Sagara as "Yuu-chan".
%% * BeingPersonalIsntProfessional: Sagara tried to warn Kagami off with this.
* BerserkButton: Tamiya is usually a relaxed and cool-headed guy, however, if someone tries to steal Satoru away from him, he will attack them and let his CrazyJealousGuy out.
%% * BiTheWay: Kagami
%% * ChildhoodFriends: Satoru and Sagara.
* CoitusEnsues: At the end of [[PornWithPlot each chapter.]]
* CrazyJealousGuy: Tamiya is this to Satoru, he has gotten jealous by Sagara just referring to Satoru by his first name. When Kagami makes an advance on Satoru, when he believed Satoru was in love with Sagara, Tamiya's reaction is to pull Satoru out of Kagami's grip, kick Kagami, and declare aloud that Satoru is his.
** [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous Guy]]: Tamiya.
%% * CryCute: Satoru.
* EmotionlessGirl: Toono's mother - [[http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/bukiyou_na_silent/an/bukiyou-na-silent-chapter-9.html/6/ clearly he takes after her.]]
** Though only appearance-wise. [[http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/bukiyou_na_silent/an/bukiyou-na-silent-chapter-6.html/26/ They're both quite emotional,]] [[http://www.mangago.me/read-manga/bukiyou_na_silent/an/bukiyou-na-silent-chapter-7.html/11/ but it doesn't show on their faces.]]
* {{Fainting}}: When Toono makes a long speech, he suffers a combo sort-of Corset Faint and Emotional Faint because he is so unused to speaking for long periods of time that he completely runs out of breath and nearly asphyxiates.
* FrenchMaidOutfit: Machida wears one for her class's MaidCafe
* FirstNameBasis: Sagara (Yuuji) and Toono call each other Yuu-chan and Satoru. Toono's boyfriend Tamiya is jealous before Satoru tells him he can call him Satoru and Tamiya tells him to call him Keigo.
** While he has called him "Keigo" a few times, Satoru still isn't comfortable with regularly referring to Tamiya by his first name and still refers to him as "Tamiya."
* GenericCuteness: As is typical in {{Yaoi}} manga.
%% * GenkiGirl: Machida Yukari
%% * GreenEyedMonster: Happens a lot.
* HighSchool: The setting for the entire manga.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Toono's obliviousness make's him this in Tamiya's eyes.
%% * ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe
* LoveTriangle: Used in comedic ways; at first, Satoru and Tamiya thought they were in one with Machida, when both thought the other liked her. A bit after that, Tamiya believed Sagara liked Satoru; once again resulting in this. Later, Kagami believed that Satoru, Tamiya, and Sagara were in one. As of now, there has not been an actual one.
* LuminescentBlush: Toono, but only during sex. Tamiya wishes he'd show his emotions that easily at other times.
* MaidCafe: Machida's class does this for the culture fair.
* TheMatchmaker: Both Toono and Tamiya try this with the [[StudentCouncilPresident Kagami]] and [[SexySecretary Sagara Yuu]].
%% * TheNotLoveInterest: Machida.
* OfficialCouple: Tamiya and Satoru. Kagami and Sagara are in the works at becoming one, but seem to be the BetaCouple.
%% * OneHeadTaller: Toono and Tamiya and Sagara and Kagami.
* PatientChildhoodLoveInterest: Sagara Yuu meets up with Toono again years after he moved away, however, they only see each other as almost brothers and neither have romantic feelings for the other.
* TheQuietOne: Toono is small, cute and very shy.
* SchoolFestival: Complete with its very own CosplayCafe! (Their class did a HauntedHouse the previous year.) It also has the effect of completely exhausting Toono after he ends up put on the organisation committee before he has a chance to say no.
%% * {{Seme}}: Tamiya and Kagami.
%% * SexualEuphemism: One of the few ways Toono can fully express his emotions.
%% * ShrinkingViolet: Toono.
%% * ShutUpKiss
%% * SickeningSweethearts: Tamiya and Satoru are very happy together and very lovey-dovey.
%% * SilentBob: Toono.
* SproutingEars: In the Doggy and Kitty Ears special. Tamiya's a dog and Toono's a cat, and alternate between looking like the animals normally would and looking like their normal selves only a LittleBitBeastly.
* StalkerWithACrush: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation for Toono. The guy has ''fourteen'' notebooks filled with sketches of Tamiya playing baseball. In the manga, it comes off as more sweet than stalkerish - the art club room does happen to look over the baseball pitch, after all - but it's still a bit weird.
%% * TheStoic: Toono.
* NotSoStoic: Toono will have an expressionless face no matter what he's feeling, but he is prone to have a LuminescentBlush whenever Tamiya says something flirty or perverted, and he has cried on a few occasions.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Toono and his mother, who he inherited his stoic features from; his dad, however, is "normal."
%% * StudentCouncilPresident: Kagami.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Sagara, who only really shows his warm side to Toono.
** Kagami sends him into full on Tsundere mode, though.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: Toono and Tamiya are the OfficialCouple, and Machida is the friend they're initially both jealous of, [[spoiler: before they find out she already has a boyfriend]].
%% * {{Uke}}: Satoru and Sagara.
* UnderstandingBoyfriend: Until Sagara showed up again, Tamiya was the only person who could read Toono's moods and wasn't put off by his blank expression.
* [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Violently Protective Boyfriend]]: Tamiya, he once punched Sagara when he thought he hurt Satoru and kicked Kagami harshly when he saw him coming onto Satoru.
* YourSizeMayVary: Satoru at the start of the manga is only [[http://www.mangago.com/read-manga/bukiyou_na_silent/an/bukiyou-na-silent-chapter-1.html/5/ slightly shorter than Tamiya]] (bottom left panel), however, later once the manga-ka settled in with the art, Satoru is [[http://www.mangago.com/read-manga/bukiyou_na_silent/raw/raw-chapter-274582/10/ significantly shorter than Tamiya]] (bottom panel).