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Manga / Ameagari no 10 nenme

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When Love takes decade to understand
Ameagari no 10 nenme (Ten Years After the Rainfall) is a Yaoi Manga by Sachi Arai.

Even after ten years have passed, Kouji Hanajima is still bound by his first love toward his friend Shoichi Kurose. When fate brought them together again, Hanajima has turned into cold-hearted and annoying person even though he(Hanajima) was the one who was rejected after the confession. And so their old flame begins to spark once more.

Also contain two oneshot Amai Sensei dealing with a love story between a professor and a student, and Boku no Natsu dealing with the third wheel Ayumu "Ayu" and his relationship with his two best friends, Koichi and Rie.

  • The Ace: Kurose was a popular captain of Kendo Club in high school and is currently handsome and successful business man in present day who excelled in many things.
    • The female version is Maki who is very beautiful and successful business woman.
  • Affectionate Nickname: "Hana" for Hanajima by Kurose.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": Kurose gives one to Hanajima when the latter wouldn't stopped asking him about his love life.
  • Big "WHY?!": Hanajima has one in rain with Kurose
    Hanajima: "Why.. why.. why do you have to come back into my live!?"
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  • Berserk Button: Don't bring up the topic about mixer and marriage to Kurose, he'll go nuts.
  • Big Damn Kiss
  • Broken Bird: Hanajima was disowned by his father shortly after he came out. He also still feels bad for being responsible for his father's death since his father really want grandchildren. Added with his unrequited love for Kurose and you get a real woobie.
  • Christmas Cake: Male variation. Both Hanajima and Kurose are 28, for Kurose's case, it's because he could never forgot about Hanajima.
  • Chick Magnet: Kurose easily attracts the attention of every female in the company.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Kurose is really jealous of Hanajima being with other guys up to the point of him calling the latter "slut" (he later apologizes when he realizes that he went to far.)
  • Empathic Environment: During the time that Hanajima and Kurose still facing troubles and hardship, rain scene will appear the most. But when they finally reconciles and confirms their love, their "ten years" rain finally stop and the sun shines for both of them.
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  • Expository Hair Style Change: Hanajima used to have longer hair in high school while Kurose had short hair.
  • First-Name Basis: Both Hanajima and Kurose use first name when speaking with each of their exs.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Both Hori and Naoya realize that Hanajima will never love anyone but Kurose. Female version is Maki who is in love with Kurose and her friend Kyouko who is also attracted to Hanajima.
  • I Want Grandkids: One of the reasons that Hanajima's late father disowned him.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: When Hanajima confirms with his heart to Maki that he will protect Kurose with his hands, she understands that her love for Kurose will never be as strong as his and wishes for them to be happy together
  • Incompatible Orientation: Maki's friend Kyouko becomes interested in Hanajima. Too bad that he is Single-Target Sexuality.
  • Last-Name Basis: Both Hanajima and Kurose calls each other by last name. Kurose eventually calls him Hana again though.
  • Mistaken for Cheating: Averted! Both Kurose and Hanajima trust each other enough to not worry about each other exs.
  • My Greatest Failure: Kurose considers letting Hanajima ran away from him due to their misunderstanding to be his greatest failure and vows to never let it happens again.
  • Nice Guy: Both Hori and Naoya are good people, it just that Hanajima cannot forget his first love.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Hanajima and Kurose's problem wouldn't have escalated to this point if the former understood that when Kurose meant "thank you" it means that he accepts his love.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Both Maki and her friend Kyouko are this toward Kurose and Hanajima.
  • Umbrella of Togetherness: Hanajima offers one to Kurose in the early part of the story, however, the romantic part doesn't kick in since Kurose is still in Crazy Jealous Guy Mode
    • Later, Naoya offers one to Hanajima when that latter is in angst mode.
  • Unrequited Love Lasts Forever