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Yata (left) and Momo (right).
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YataMomo (sometimes stylized as "Yatamomo") is a Yaoi Genre manga by Harada. It was serialized in Qpa from 2013 to 2017 for 20 chapters, which were compiled into three volumes.

Momo is a good-for-nothing bum, Yata is a reliable young man. During their first meeting in a public bathroom, Momo takes advantage of Yata's kindness and comes rolling into his home. While spending time with him, little by little, Momo changes.


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  • Affectionate Nickname: "Momo" is short for "Momota," Momo additionally only calls Yata "Yata-chan."
  • Character Development: Momo slowly develops a sense of responsibility and purpose as he falls in love with Yata.
  • Child by Rape: Momo is revealed to be this, which contributed to the downfall of his relationship with his mother.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Yata has a weakness for cute things and part of the reason he can't let Momo go in the beginning is because of how utterly adorable he is.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Momo's mother was essentially a prostitute. After having him, she made him prostitute himself, starting at a very young age, and accused him of stealing her boyfriends; who were actually assaulting him. Momo recalls never having a good relationship with his mother and was eventually abandoned once she got with her current husband.
    • Momo's mother has one of her own; she was raped and became pregnant at 16, but her parents and everyone else in her life refused to believe her and blamed her for the pregnancy, causing her to be kicked out of her house and having to essentially prostitute herself for money.
  • Gold Digger: The Maid is a rare sympathetic version of this; she apparently agreed to marry Suda for his money, but she came to love him for real, to the point that she asked Momo to leave so she could have him to herself, and then left him when he couldn't get over Momo.
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  • Groin Attack: The Old Homeless Man was apparently castrated by his wife after she caught him cheating on her, which is how his life spiraled out of control and he ended up homeless. Amazingly, this didn't stop him from getting back together with her.
  • Happily Married: Averted with Suda and his ex-wife, she couldn't stand seeing the man she loved mess around with Momo and left him, taking their son. After he lets go of Momo, Suda reaches out to her to try again.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Momo is very close with an old, homeless man; who gave him pointers on how to make homes while he lived on the streets.
  • Love Confession: Yata tells Momo he loves him at the end of the first volume.
    • In the final chapter, Momo finally tells Yata he loves him.
  • Love Epiphany: Momo has one about Yata at the end of the first volume, he accepts that he loves Yata and swears to tell him one day.
  • Loveable Sex Maniac: Momo.
  • Luminescent Blush: Both leads are highly prone to this.
  • The Mistress: A rare male example, Momo was this to Suda, who was married and expecting a child while they were seeing each other; however, Momo was given the love and affection as if he was Suda's legitimate partner.
  • Mum Looks Like a Sister: Momo's mother, as noted by Yata.
  • Nice Guy: Yata, to a fault.
  • Official Couple: As the title of the work suggests, Yata and Momo.
  • Older than They Look: Momo is 24 in Volume 1 and 25 in Volume 2, however, people often assume he's around 18.
  • One Head Taller: Yata towers over the petite Momo.
  • Parents as People: Momo's mother, when she first had Momo, tried to be a good mother but ws weighed down by her anger at having to having to raise her rapist's child after discovering her boyfriend had been molesting Momo and that he had accepted money for it and after having the same thing happen over and over, she gave up and started prostituting him and then abandoned him when she could no longer face him.
  • Psycho Ex-Boyfriend: Suda, Momo's previous patron.
  • Rape as Backstory: Momo, as a child, was raped by his mother's boyfriends, who seemingly invited other people to do the same.
    • Momo's mother was also this, having been raped as a teenager, leading to her having Momo.
  • Rape as Drama: Momo gets abducted and raped by Suda close to the end of the first volume, Suda lets him go after realizing Momo is happy with Yata. Momo takes it rather well actually, the only time where he's shown near breaking point is when he thinks Yata is going to leave him, in fact, Yata was more emotional over the rape and even cried over it.
    • He does have a breakdown later on in volume 2 after an awkward dinner with his mom, neighbor, & Yata.
  • Seme: Yata.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Momo really takes after his mother.
  • Uke: Momo.

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