"On the night of my 16th birthday, I had a dream. Or was it… a nightmare? But I know one thing for sure. That night… I lost my heart."
From the author of Barajou no Kiss
comes Stray Love Hearts, a shoujo
manga about Hiyoki Kozue, a girl who literally has her heart stolen from her in a dream by a mysterious
boy with a tattoo
. While looking through a pamphlet for St. Nazareth Academy
, she discovers that the crest for one of the school's dorms, S-Hall, looks just like the thief's tattoo
, and so she decides to transfer there, hoping to find him and reclaim her heart.
Once there, she learns that she has the ability to look inside the dreams of others
by sleeping beside them
, and since people can appear differently in dreams than they do in the real world, she must rely on this power to determine if any of the six different boys living in S-Hall
are the person who took her heart. The quickest way to do that? Living with each of them for a week, of course
- Absurdly Powerful Student Council
- Armor-Piercing Slap: Hiyoki delivers a rightly-deserved one to Cain.
- Bad Ass Longcoat: Cain.
- Berserk Button: Asukai appears to be a nice, reasonable upperclassman, until he sees Kitoh making a pass at a girl.
- Bishōnen: This series is full of them.
- Bastard in Sheep's Clothing: Cain.
- But Not Too Foreign: Stella's father is French.
- Cast Full of Pretty Boys
- Crash-Into Hello: Hiyoki and Cain in the first chapter.
- Dangerous Sixteenth Birthday
- Dark-Skinned Blond: Gai.
- Date Peepers: Ren, upon seeing Hiyoki and Kuga out shopping together while he's working, thinks they're on a date and gets off work as soon as he can to follow them.
- Everyone Looks Sexier If French: Stella is half-French.
- Expy: Cain looks an awful lot like a blue-haired Seto Kaiba and Yamashina has several things in common with Kyouya.
- Girlish Pigtails: Hiyoki.
- Gratuitous English: Stella uses a lot of this. Since this quirk would be lost when reading the series in English, the scanlation team changed it into Gratuitous French.
- Handsome Lech: Kitoh.
- Ho Yay: Asukai and Kitoh, Ren and Kuga, and Shizuka and Cain, for starters.
- Idol Singer: Two male examples: Kuga and Ayuma.
- Innocent Cohabitation: Hiyoki does this with all of the guys in S-Hall at some point.
- In-Series Nickname: Hiyoki is called Tails by Cain.
- Love Dodecahedron
- Megane: Yamashina.
- Mistaken for Gay: Asukai, by Hiyoki.
- Not a Date: Hiyoki and Kuga's shopping trip in Chapter 9.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Shizuka.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Hiyoki and Cain.
- Reverse Harem
- School Newspaper Newshounds
- Stellar Name: Who else but Stella?
- Student Council President: Cain and before him, Kitoh.
- Tall, Dark and Snarky: Kuga.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Ren and Kuga.
- Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: Ren works part-time jobs to pay his tuition.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: The entire main cast sans Kitoh.