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The Kuroishi and Kogami families have a strange bond: for 100 generations, the Kuroishi clan is compelled to serve the Kogami clan, with mind, body and soul. Fourteen years ago, the entire Kogami family disappeared. The head butler, Yoshimi, and his son Megumi reside in the Kogami house, living a life of luxury. Megumi, in particular, is happily enjoying his easy life, until one member of the family is discovered alive in China. Megumi is determined to refuse to serve his new mistress Suzuka when he returns, but he quickly learns that the compulsion to serve is not one he can ignore, it is a full curse. When they first meet, he finds himself kneeling before her and kissing her hand to welcome her home, then proceeding to carry her into the house. Though he tries to fight it, he soon realizes he isn't able to.
As the series progresses, friendship and romance grown between Suzuka and Megumi as they learn more about the curse. Suzuka is no happier with Megumi having to suffer the curse and together they try to find a way to break it.
It was originally serialized in LaLa from 1999 until 2002. The individual chapters were collected and published in five tankōbon volumes by Hakusensha. The series is licensed for English language release in North American by Viz Media and in Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment. It is licensed in Germany by Carlsen Verlag, Italy by JPOP Edizioni and in Brazil by Panini Comics.
- Original volumes
- ISBN 4-592-17743-6 published on November 5, 1999
- ISBN 4-592-17768-1 published on August 5, 2000
- ISBN 4-492-17505-0 published on February 5, 2001
- ISBN 4-592-17506-9 published on October 5, 2001
- ISBN 4-592-17297-3 published on April 5, 2002
- North American volumes published by Viz Media
- ISBN 1-421-51932-1 published on November 4, 2008
- ISBN 1-421-51933-X published on January 6, 2009
- ISBN 1-421-52157-1 published on March 2009
- ISBN 1-421-52158-X published on May 2009
- Released on November 21, 2001