Ranked #2104

Undercurrent (Manga)


Alternative Titles

English: Undercurrent
Synonyms: Under Current
Japanese: アンダーカレント


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: 2004 to 2005
Authors: Toyoda, Tetsuya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Afternoon


Score: 7.691 (scored by 947 users)
Ranked: #21042
Popularity: #2571
Members: 2,208
Favorites: 30
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The manga begins as Kanae Sekiguchi, proprietor of the Tsuki no Yu bathhouse, struggles to reopen her business after the unexplained disappearance of her husband...

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Apr 10, 2009
Undercurrent is an excellent, mature, adult, drama. The art isn’t fancy, but the story is a good exploration of abandonment, understanding those closest to you, and living in the aftermath of losing a family member.

It’s also an insight into the way Japanese public baths work, as the story’s main setting is in one. Main character Kanae runs a public bath with her husband, when one day he suddenly disappears from her life without any explanation, leaving no clues whatsoever.

Did he die? Did he run away? There could be a million reasons for why he disappeared, and that is the true horror read more
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Nov 17, 2015
The disappearance of someone close to you can be a frightening and dreadful experience, which may influence your daily life immensely, full of uncertainty: where is he? Did he hate me? Did he die? These are questions you won't stop asking yourself, and in the case of Undercurrent, it explores this theme in a satisfying manner.

The premise of the story is straightforward, Kanae coping with life after the disappearance of her husband, without any clue or hope as the reason to why. Undercurrent's main strength relies on its presentation and exploration of abandonment: uncertainty, stress, longing are many themes that are tackled. However, it is read more
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