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Sarashi Asobi (Manga)

Sarashi Asobi

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Exposing Game
Japanese: さらしあそび


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 25, 2008 to Dec 1, 2009
Authors: Tobina, Touya (Story & Art)
Serialization: The Hana to Yume


Score: 8.181 (scored by 1430 users)
Ranked: #5402
Popularity: #1782
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Shinigami Ai is bored with his job and to seek enjoyment he has an interest in high school girl Ren who only has days left to live. She is the student council president at her school and really a good-hearted girl, but she is feared by the whole school because of her harsh way of speaking. Ai possesses her body and and exposes her kind, true nature and so enjoys his "Sarashi Asobi (Exposing Game)". But gradually he is starting to feel and interest in being with Ren...

(Source: Karma Falls Scanlations)

Includes the one-shot "0.3 Byou Lunch (0.3秒Lunch)" originally published on Dec 15, 2007.


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May 21, 2012
So cute! You might need some tissues, though!

As the story itself progresses, it stresses the difference of what is human, and leaves a heart-warming sensation it's wake. What drives a Grim Reaper? What drives a human? Ai -as he is named by the story's protagonist- is bored with his job as a Grim Reaper. He seeks entertainment from his monotonous life. However, will his interference in Ren's life be what kills her? Or will he sacrifice his own...

Anyways, it is a good read; a very touchy story, and somewhat humorous. The first sidestory is a bit odd though(gender bender of the series) and the second read more
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Nov 7, 2015
I decided to read this manga because I knew that it was short, and I wasn't ready to emotionally prepared to invest in something a manga that had 20+ chapters. All I wanted was a quick, light-hearted read. Well, I was half wrong and half right.

Sarashi Asobi only has 7 chapters. Now, normally I'd be crying and complaining about how I wished the mangaka drew more chapters, but I think 7 chapters is enough for this story. Every chapter did a good job at developing the plot, building up tension, and leading to the end. I am satisfied with how the manga turned out. read more
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