FAKE (manga)

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Genres: action, comedy, drama, romance
Themes: crime, police, yaoi
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Dee Laytner and Randy "Ryo" Maclane are two cops who fight and solve crimes in New York City. Dee has a great amount of romantic interest in Ryo, but Ryo isn't sure about his own feelings for his partner or what to even think of another man hitting on him. It's one misadventure and awkward moment to the next as the two of them try to sort out their relationship and feelings, while still keeping up with their jobs.
User Ratings: 246 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 45 votes (Eng:18, dub:14, sub:7, ?:5, edit.dub:1)
 Excellent: 81 votes (Eng:40, sub:22, dub:13, ?:5, others:1
1 French
 Very good: 58 votes (Eng:29, sub:17, dub:9, raw:2, ?:1)
 Good: 32 votes (Eng:16, dub:7, sub:5, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:2
1 German
1 German dubbed
 Decent: 16 votes (Eng:11, dub:3, sub:2)
 So-so: 3 votes (Eng:2, dub:1)
 Not really good: 4 votes (Eng:2, dub:1, sub:1)
 Weak: 3 votes (Eng:3)
 Bad: 4 votes (dub:3, Eng:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 624 users, rank: #109 (of 4742)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.175 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.6373, rank: #726 (of 4836)
Weighted mean: 8.123 (Very good), rank: #707 (of 4836) (seen all: 8.37 / seen some: 7.36 / won't finish: 3.74)
Bayesian estimate: 8.118 (Very good), rank: #326 (of 2890)
Number of tankoubon: 7
Number of pages: 188
2001 (Sequel 'Like Like Love' published in artbook "Colour")
Release dates: We have 12
Links: We have 3
Trivia: We have 3
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Graphic novel
    Fake (GN 1) 2003-05-06 (from $48.20)
    FAKE (GN 2) 2003-07-08 (from $7.49)
    Fake (GN 3) 2003-09-09 (from $4.99)
    Fake (GN 4) 2003-11-04 (from $7.49)
    Fake (GN 5) 2004-01-13 (from $7.49)
    Fake (GN 6) 2004-03-09 (from $4.99)
    Fake (GN 7) 2004-05-04 (from $4.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Story & Art: Sanami Matoh
Biblos (1993-2000)
Mediation (2007, bunko)
Japanese cast
English staff
English cast
Art Director: Matthew Alford
Translation: Nan Rymer

Adaptation: Stuart Hazleton
Contributing Editor: Jodi Bryson
Cover Art: Raymond Makowski
Digital Imaging Manager: Chris Buford
Editorial Director: Jeremy Ross
Managing Editor: Jill Freshney
Pre-Press Manager: Antonio DePietro
President: John Parker
Production Coordination: Antonio DePietro
Production manager:
Jennifer Miller
Mutsumi Miyazaki
Retouch & Lettering:
Rob Steen
Tina Fulkerson (Vols. 4-7)
VP of Manufacturing: Ron Klamert
VP of Production: Ron Klamert
English companies
Distributor: Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Licensed by: TOKYOPOP
French staff
French companies
Publisher: Editions Tonkam
French cast
German cast
German staff
Translation: Christine Roedel
German companies
Publisher: Carlsen Comics

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