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[[caption-width-right:300:[[{{Uke}} Takaba]] and [[{{Seme}} Asami]], after they work things out a bit.]]

The '''Finder Series''' (also known as the "Viewfinder Series") is a series of BoysLove {{manga}} by Yamane Ayano. The "finder" part of the title refers to a camera's viewfinder. After far too long in licensing limbo, the series has been acquired for [[http://www.finderseries.com/ English re-release]] by DMP; as of May 2011, the first three volumes have been published.

The main plot deals with freelance photographer Takaba Akihito, who stumbles upon a secret deal being made by {{yakuza}} boss Asami Ryuichi. Asami punishes Takaba by kidnapping and raping him, and extremely {{angst}}y romance ensues. Various side stories of other relationships are included.

The series currently consists of six volumes:
# ''Target in the Finder'' (Finder no Hyouteki)
# ''Cage in the Finder'' (Finder no Ori)
# ''One Wing in the Finder'' (Finder no Sekiyoku)
# ''Prisoner in the Finder'' (Finder no Ryoshuu)
# ''Truth in the Finder'' (Finder no Shinjitsu)
# ''Passion in the Finder'' (Finder no Netsujou)

A seventh, "Pray in the Abyss", is being serialized in Gold magazine; chapter 4 is due out February 28, 2012.

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!!This series contains examples of:
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Akihito after running into Asami in the street. A few hours later Asami shows up in his apartment.
* AgentPeacock: Fei Long.
* AMatchMadeInStockholm: Akihito and Asami. The latter kidnapped Aki, who fell in love with Asami later. Averted with Akihito and Feilong.
* AliceAllusion: Asami, when lecturing Akihito tells him that, 'it gets more dangerous the further [he] goes down the rabbit hole'.
* AmIJustAToyToYou: Countless times this thought buzzes around Akihito's brain. And heart.
* AntagonistInMourning: Fei Long with Akihito, somehow
* ArtEvolution: In the first chapters Akihito had a more boyish look and Asami was more rugged. As the story goes on Akihito's features become prettier and Asami's become more refined.
* ArtifactOfDoom: The disk Akihito is given and that brings Feilong in the equation.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Asami and Takaba
* BadassInANiceSuit: Asami. The only time he wears casual clothes is during the vacation in the island, and they're very high end casual clothes.
* BattleButler: Kirishima, he is Asami's assistant and a capable fighter. In a side story he is shown cooking and ironing Asami's clothes.
* BastardBoyfriend: Asami. UpToEleven.
* BerserkButton: Akihito for Asami.
* BettyAndVeronica: Akihito and Feilong for Asami. If you squint hard.
* {{Bishounen}}: Everybody. Especially Feilong and Takaba.
* BigBrotherIsWatching: One of Asami's henchmen is stationes outside of Akihito's apartment complex.
* BigDamnHeroes: Asami comes to save Takaba at the end of the Hong Kong Arc.
* BondageIsBad: Both Asami and Feilong use bondage and "props" while raping Takaba. Asami still makes with the BDSM even after forming a relationship with Takaba.
* BrainsAndBondage: Asami fits it perfectly.
* BreakTheCutie: the entire Hong Kong arc was basically seeing how much rape and physical/mental torture [[spoiler:Takaba]] could take before he snapped. It took a lot. [[spoiler:Apparently a few days on a tropical island makes it all better though...]]
** The High Loft arc describes how Feilong's world falls apart after he meets Asami. He's later explicitely described in Naked Truth Zero as being so broken that he doesn't even care about [[spoiler: the assassins sent after him in jail]].
* BringHimToMe: Happens to Akihito more than twice
* [[CantHoldHisLiquor Can't Hold His Liquor]]: Both Akihito and Feilong have low tolerance for alcohol.
* TheCharmer: Akihito has shades of this. Quite a lot of people become smitten with him.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Feilong sure acts like one along with a WomanScorned attitude.
* CoitusUninterruptus: Asami's got amazing stamina for a 35-year-old.
* CreatureOfHabit: Kirishima fits the bill being very professional and punctual. At times he even comes across as a ScheduleFanatic.
* CultureEqualsCostume: Feilong and his group all wear ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changshan changshan]]'' or modernized versions.
* DarkerAndEdgier: No sappy romance here. OK, a ''little'', but [[TastesLikeDiabetes lovey-dovey]] feelings of like-OMG-true-love don't exist in here. We are talking about tough love, fights for dominance and kinky sex.
* DirtyCop: Yama in the begining of the series. It is implied that Asami has a substantial number of officals in his payroll.
* DirtyOldMan: Yuri. Later in the series, Sakazaki also fits this. Both of them have dirty thoughts about Takaba, who is very much disgusted by both of them. However, Yuri tries to deny his feelings.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Asami kidnaps and rapes Akihito because he took pictures of his club.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Feilong, until he starts speaking.
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: Yoh.
* EasilyForgiven: Akihito forgives Feilong rather quickly. Asami on the other hand wanted to kill him.
** Not really: Asami had several opportunities to kill Feilong, and he's a dead shot. Yet he never does anything more than disarm or at worst non-lethally injure Feilong. Even Akihito points out in the end that neither Feilong nor Asami actually intends to kill or be killed by the other.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Asami, Akihito, Fei Long.
* EveryoneIsGay
* EvilLaugh: Asami has a naughty chuckle going on whenever Akihito is involved. DirtyOldMan Yuri does the evil laught a few times and also in Feilong's backstory his brother Yangzhue.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Yoh. [[spoiler: After being caught as a mole, he escapes the mooks interrogating him and helps ensure that Akihito is returned safely to Asami. Then he walks straight up to Feilong and tries to be killed on his own terms.]]
* {{Fiction500}}: Asami's annual income has eleven figures in yen. That would be a nine figure income in american dollars.
* TheFightingNarcissist: Fei Long.
* FishOutOfWater: Akihito thrown into the world of crime.
* FlowerMotifs: In the artwork Asami is pictured holding out a bouquet of red roses to Akihito. In another Feilong is depicted as having received blue roses. Both Asami and Mikhail are in the same panel as well. Also may count as {{Foreshadowing}}. The chapters that introduce Feilong's backstory are titled Flower in the High Loft and he is drawn sorrounded by various flowers.
* FoolForLove: Asami assembles a team of his own men, ventures to Hong Kong while not fully recovered from a gunshot wound, teams up with the Russian Mafiya to force Feilong into a corner, and rushes headlong into danger which ''reopens his wounds''. He does all of this just so he can rescue Takaba from Feilong.
* ForTheEvulz: Mikhail Arbatov seems this. He gives no reason in getting involved in the casino deed debacle other than because it was amusing. But it can just be ObfuscatingStupidity.
* FrontOrganization: The Sion Group
* {{Gayngst}}: Takaba, after being raped by Asami
* {{Gayngster}}: Asami, Feilong, and several minor characters.
* GoingForTheBigScoop: Takaba in the beginning of it all, causing himself much grief.
* GreenEyedMonster: Sudoh. Likely Fei Long.
* HasAType: Asami apparently likes spunky and gutsy people. Arbatov seems to have a thing for people with pretty hair.
* TheHeavy: Asami. Not only he is physically imposing but most of the conflicts in the story are jump started by him.
* HeldGaze
* {{Hypocrite}}: Feilong, Yuri, and Asami somewhat.
* HypocriticalHeartwarming: Asami, whenever Akihito is involved
* HotGuysAreBastards: Asami, Feilong, Mikhail.
* HotScoop: Takaba.
* {{Housewife}}: Kei Kirishima is a marvelous cook and irons Asami's clothes.
** There's also an extra in volume 6 called "Takaba Akihito's Fulfilling Life As a Housewife" [[spoiler: Set after Takaba moves in with Asami post "Escape and Love", it features him cooking, vacuuming, doing laundry and cleaning--including throwing out Asami's antique guns. The concierge addresses him as "Asami-sama".]]
* IHaveNoSon: Tou toward Feilong. "After all, he is the mafia's child."
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Akihito is ''always'' a victim
* TheImmodestOrgasm: Akihito, as due to his {{Uke}} status.
* IncestIsRelative: Feilong's older brother Yanzhui had not very brotherly feelings for him. Subverted in that they were [[NotBloodSiblings not actually brothers]].
* IntrepidReporter (in training): Takaba.
* LastRequest: Yoh. He just wishes for [[spoiler: Feilong]] to be the one to kill him.
* LecherousLicking: Asami.
* LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub: Club Sion
* LimaSyndrome: Asami developed feelings for Akihito after kidnapping him. Feilong as well to a lesser degree.
* LivingMacGuffin: Akihito during the Naked Truth Arc.
* LonelyAtTheTop: Subtly hinted with Asami. He does not seem to have any friends or family and spends New Year, which is a family holiday all alone. Same thing for Feilong, he can't really trust anyone other than Tao in the Baishe.
* LonghairedPrettyboy: Feilong. ''So shiny...''
* LoveHurts: Poor Akihito. Also Feilong, and possibly Sudoh.
* [[spoiler: LoveMakesYouCrazy: Asami ''murders'' an enemy mook in a rare explosion of anger after speaking to Takaba for the first time since the latter's kidnapping.]]
* LustObject: Akihito.
** Feilong for Yanzhui. And in his jealousy, Yanzhui extends this to anyone who supports Feilong as the future head of the organisation.
* TheMafiya: Mikhail Arbatov and his goons.
* MeleeATrois: During the Naked Truth arc there is a three way gang war between Asami's yakuza group, Feilong's triad and Arbatov's mafiya.
* MadeOfIron: Asami going on a mob war was only weeks after being severely injured. Kirishima is shot on the ship and gets up and kills several mooks.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Asami; wears custom made designer suits and only smokes Dunhills, among other things.
* MeaningfulName: Akihito means bright, Feilong means flying dragon.
** Hard to miss in Feilong's case, since he is downright called a dragon on two of the four chapters' opening pages in the High Loft arc.
* MobWar: Several, as secondary plot points.
* TheMole or ReverseMole depending on which side you take: [[spoiler: Yoh]]. At least until he decides he wants to serve both sides at once and becomes the DoubleAgent.
* {{Mooks}}: The lower level mafiosos.
* NoFameNoWealthNoService: Asami's exclusive, members only Club Sion has this vibe.
* NoodleIncident: The tomato body scrub has left Asami chuckling and Akihito unable to look at tomatoes.
** Also Akihito seems to have a juvie record.
* NotGoodWithRejection: Feilong, Yangzhui; and in the Pray in the Abyss, Asami seems unable to handle any suggestion that Akihito might leave him.
* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization:
** Akihito and pretty much everyone. Asami's justification for repeatedly raping Akihito is basically, "You're obviously getting off on it, so you must not be that upset."
** Feilong says, "It's not rape if you enjoyed it" when they first meet and again in the Naked Truth arc.
** [[spoiler:As does Sagaki, the host club manager in volume 6 who non-consensually fondles Akihito, only stopping when he realizes who Aki's lover is.]]
* NotStayingForBreakfast: Early in Asami's and Akihito's relationship, Akihito would either run at first chance or kick Asami out.
* NotWithThemForTheMoney: Akihito gives off this vibe when he violently refuses Asami's offers to support him.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Arbatov plays the irresponible playboy but he his the head of the Russian mafia and he does outplay Feilong in some instances all while acting like a fool.
* OhCrap: Everytime Akihito does something stupid that gets him tied up at the mercy of Asami or Feilong.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Takaba is 23, and yet he looks like he is 17 or 18. Mikhail thinks that he can't be a day over 18 and the police chase him away because he looks underage.
* OverTheShoulderCarry: Asami does it practically everytime Akihito is being difficult.
* PetTheDog: Akihito realizes that Asami is not a monster when a child gets ice cream on his very expensive suit and walks away unscathed and with a new triple scoop cone.
* QuestionableConsent: Akihito and Asami's latter encounters always involve a lot of coercion on Asami's part. It does not help matters that Akihito always protests at first and only during the beginning of the Naked Truth arc does he actually give verbal consent. And even then he is under a lot of pressure.
* RapeAsDrama: Hot Chinese mafia boss Feilong also rapes Takaba, to get back at Asami. Asami is duly pissed. Things get worse...
* RealMenHateSugar: On a side story Asami has to eat some sweets to show himself as a good guest and is evident that he loathes sweet stuff. And he likes scotch. Akihito on the other hand loves eating sweets, something Asami mercilessly teases him for.
* RightThroughHisPants: In many sex scenes Asami is fully dressed.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Asami and Akihito, arguably. The first is a calm and collected crime lord and the other is an hyperactive and happy go lucky photographer.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney!
* {{Seme}}: Asami/Feilong
* SexSlave: Akihito. He tries not to be, but he is.
* ShamefulStrip: Mikhail does it to Akihito.
* SheWillComeForMe: The "won't" variation. When holding Akihito captive in the second chapter, Feilong wonders out loud what to do with him in order to most upset Asami. Akihito bitterly remarks that no matter what he does, Asami won't care and appears genuinely surprised when Asami does, in fact, come to rescue him. During the Hong Kong arc, Akihito wonders whether or not Asami will rescue him a second time (or if he's even still alive to do so).
* SherlockScan: Asami has very sharp eyes. Hardly any detail escapes him. He managed to deduce that his employee had been murdered in the hospital just by catching sight of two Chinese guys.
* ShootTheMessenger: Asami empties a clip on a guy Mikhail sends to inform him that they have Akihito.
* SlapSlapKiss: Akihito and Asami, ''every'' time...
* SlutShaming: Akihito gets it a lot. On their first sexual encounter Asami calls him a slut for being responsive after being drugged. Also Feilong. It is extremely hypocritical.
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Both Akihito and Feilong. Their pretty faces and hot bodies have only gotten them unwanted attentions and a big pile of misery.
* SmokingIsCool: Asami and his Dunhills.
* StalkerWithACrush : Akihito sometimes thinks he is this to Asami. Asami does not mind, he will always welcome Aki with his gates open. After the Hong Kong Arc Akihito gets a stalker with a crush of his own.
* StockholmSyndrome: Akihito is made of this.
* SubordinateExcuse: Asami offers to pull [[spoiler: Yoh]] to safety, but he would literally rather die than leave [[spoiler: Feilong]] - and yes, it is for ''that'' reason.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Asami fits it to a tee. Also Feilong but he is more beautiful than handsome.
* ThoseTwoGuys: How Akihito thinks of Suoh and Kirishima. Although after Naked Truth that may have changed.
* TranquilFury: Asami and Feilong.
* TheTriadsAndTheTongs: Feilong and his group.
* TriangRelations: Asami, Akihito, and Feilong.
* {{Uke}}: Akihito/Feilong (Feilong Arc)
* UnequalPairing: Asami and Akihito. In Pray in the Abyss this is the main hurdle in their relationship and it taking its toll on Akihito more than getting kidnapped and abused ever did.
* UptightLovesWild
* VictimBlaming
* WellDoneSonGuy: Feilong, full stop (toward his adoptive father Liu).
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Takaba. Asami particularly likes them.
* WickedCultured: Asami wears only expensive and finely tailored suits, drinks scotch, and smokes only Dunhills. Feilong as well with his traditional chinese costumes and appreciation of tea.
* {{Yakuza}}: Asami and his group, and several rival groups.
* YouAreWhatYouHate: Mikhail's cohort Yuri is ''deeply'' homophobic, and is incredibly hostile towards Takaba because of the sort of relationship Takaba has with both Asami and Feilong. But Yuri is also ''deep'' in the closet and is physically attracted to Takaba, which also fuels his hatred for the young man. Mikhail is well aware of Yuri's desires and will frequently taunt him because he finds Yuri's struggles with his sexuality to be funny.
* YouGotSpunk: Asami to Akihito. In his stats is even stated that spirit and moxie is what attracts him to a person. Others don't think so.
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