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Sekai no Owari to Yoake Mae (Manga)

Sekai no Owari to Yoake Mae

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Synonyms: Sekai no Owari to Yoakemae, Before Dawn and the End of The World
Japanese: 世界の終わりと夜明け前


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 2008
Authors: Asano, Inio (Story & Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 8.091 (scored by 1770 users)
Ranked: #7562
Popularity: #902
Members: 4,512
Favorites: 56
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“At that time, I absolutely hated Sunday afternoons at 6:30. I hated the word ‘family’ to death. That’s why I couldn’t stand seeing them. Besides, whether or not there is an end to the escape from reality, I truly felt the visit of the tiresome days.”

(Source: Entropy)

Collection of short stories including:
1. Untitled
2. Before Dawn
3. Alfalfa
4. 4:30 PM, Sunday//6:30, Afternoon, Sunday
• Part 1--Summer Memories
• Part 2--A Girl in the Brilliant World of a Boy's Daydream
• Part 3--Coming Home
5. The Typical Day and Melancholy of Super-Imaginative A-ko
6. How to Spend a Day Off
7. 17
8. What a Wonderful World
9. Tokyo
10. The End of the World
11. Snakeman and the Great Space-time War


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May 23, 2013
Coming to grips with the harsh realities one faces in adolescence, the insecurity of one's place and purpose in the world, the realization of one's true self, and the impact that society can have on a person: these are all realistic obstacles and troubles that humans face every day.

Rather than one overarching story plot, the story divides itself into multiple short stories with different characters and their own array of problems. Overall, most of the stories are well done as each handles the situation in their own way, whether there was a good result in the end or not. The 4th chapter is read more
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Nov 14, 2013
Inio Asano is absolutely brilliant! It boggles my mind why people that I know haven't read his works. After finishing "Nijigahara Holograph", upon recommendation from a fellow MAL user Ultimalord, I was absolutely impressed at the level of depth and characterization in the very few chapters. "Sekai no Owari to Yoake Mae" delivers this same quality with ease.

Story: 9

Sekai is a collection of stories that alone are mere glimpses into individual lives. There is a harshness to each of these fragments that deliver home a very dark reality. All of these fragments are tied together by a plethora of thematic strings, but in short read more
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Both by same author, both with melancholic atmosphere, regrets about own life and somehow acceptance of it with hope for better future. Strangely charming, splendidly drawn manga that simply can not be disliked.
they have the same feeling and deal with similar themes

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