Ranked #4824

La Esperança (Manga)

La Esperança

Alternative Titles

English: La Esperança
Synonyms: La Esperanca, La Esperanza
Japanese: エスペランサ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 26
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 2000 to 2006
Authors: Kawai, Chigusa (Story & Art)
Serialization: Wings


Score: 7.351 (scored by 678 users)
Ranked: #48242
Popularity: #4400
Members: 1,281
Favorites: 37
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In a European school dorm, Georges Saphir is admired and loved by everyone. However, afraid of others doing him harm, he has never allowed anyone to get close. Why is it then that misfit Robert can effortlessly step over this line Georges has drawn, and see right through him? And will getting too close to Robert result in a tragedy that justifies his worst fears? (Source: DMP)


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Saphir, Georges
Saphir, Georges
Freddy, Sir
Jade, Robert
Quartz, Henri

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Nov 1, 2008
I thought this manga was absolutely wonderful. Though the art was not always consistent, at times (and there were many) the art was really quite spectacular. A tragic romantic tale with bits and pieces of almost every genre in it. Indeed it is mainly a dramatic romance, but it also contained a lot of comedy and inspiring parts. It’s mainly religious, referring to God and faith a lot of the times, but not enough for a person like me who is not religious, to be uncomfortable. Rather, it has deep insight on somebody who has tremendous faith in one’s religion, with the addition of read more
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Dec 16, 2015
I have to. I have to write a review for this manga!

Aside from Komatta Toki ni wa Hoshi ni Kike, this series is placed on my 2nd rank!
The story is absolutely mesmerising, and just different from other romance like shounen-ai manga.

Chigusa sensei perfectly gave serious complicated problems for this manga plot, which is just awesome. The internal/mental battle between personality was shown, and could easily grasped.

The backstory and moreover the climax though. Oh glob, it was heart wrenching that made me cry a river!

Different from Komatta Toki ni wa Hoshi ni Kike, which is a bit more slice of life: bottom, up, up, climax, relax, read more
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Manga: Kimi no Naka de Nemurasete
The stories are different but whenever I think about them they seem to blend together.both have good kid who get mixed up with the bad delinquent and they both don't get along at first but start to get closer as the story moves along. Both characters have troubled past but they both help each other over come it. Just read them. If you like one you will like the other 
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Manga: Demian Syndrome
Both mangas have beautiful art and are set within a school which involves dormitories. 
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Manga: 101-ninme no Alice
Both were created by Chigusa Kawai. Georges Saphir, the main character of La Esperanca, makes his apperance as a transfer student in the second volume of Alice the 101st.Overall La Esperanca is a great story, and the fact that the characters interact in Alice the 101st was a great surprise. Both deal with musical themes, though La Esperanca didn't concentrate solely on music.  
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Manga: Komatta Toki ni wa Hoshi ni Kike
Both are set in a boys school. The relationships of Takara x Kiyomine and Georges x Robert are similar in; Takara and Georges both are rejected from Kiyomine and Robert for features of their face. Takara and Georges are both naive and have their complexes. Takara is afraid to be a burden to people and hated for it. Georges is afraid for just 'not being liked'. Kiyomine and Robert are unlikable guys that change for the better when interacting with Takara and Georges. Komahoshi is comedy, La Esperança is drama. 
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Manga: G-Senjou no Neko
Both have beautiful beautiful art. They deal with boys in someone strict (In Riya's case) schools. Both of them have to do with musicians and and injuries that hinder their musical ability, as well as going away to study for music. Happy endings, and abusive/mean fathers included in both. 
reportRecommended by BerraBear
Manga: Thomas no Shinzou
A lot of BL manga was clearly influenced by the classics of the 70s, but La Esperança has been more obviously influenced than most. Like Heart of Thomas (and its spiritual siblings such as Kaze to Ki no Uta), it's set in a religious all-boys school and deals with the relationship between a cheery boy and a more negative one. The characters may not be the same, but the themes of hidden darkness, hope, and tragedy have a lot in common. 
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