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Sarashi Asobi (Manga)

Sarashi Asobi

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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: 8.221 (scored by 1303 users)
Ranked: #4932
Popularity: #1655
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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.


Ohba, Ren
Kurumi, Minato
Seiji, Masaoka

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Nov 16, 2012
it's official. tobina touya is now my second all-time favorite mangaka after reading SARASHI ASOBI. her unique yet adorable way of drawing her characters and the unforgettably non-stereotypical storylines of her series makes her an awesome and one of the best shoujo manga artists out there.

SARASHI ASOBI, which translates to "exposing game", is an adorable series about a lone, unentertained shinigami -- a student council president with a horrifyingly scary front, but underneath this mean exterior is a pure, lovable heart with the only intention of making her students happy -- the vice president with hidden secrets behind his smile -- and their love story. read more
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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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Both have female presidents whose outer appearance is completely opposite to their inner appearance. Both female main characters from both stories, have their inner appearance discovered by a guy who then takes interest in them.
The smirking shinigami/demonslayer seem similar, and the stories are set in school.
I've been a long time fan of Akuma to Love Song. In Akuma, the main character is outwardly very cold and is bluntly honest, though, inwardly, she is truly trying to help people. She struggles to show affection and to become closer to others. The people close to her (the two main male characters) begin to understand her and the become good friends as the rest of the class begins to accept her.

I recently came across Sarashi Asobi, and, though there are only 4 chapters released, I am enjoying it so far not only because of the plot, but also because the art is reminiscent of Meru Puri. The main character is a girl who is the student council president that is feared by all the students for her harsh way of speaking. In her head, she is very caring and is always trying to help everyone, but the other students perceive her to be fierce and violent. There is only one boy who really understands her and another who is a bored shinigami who decided to make a game out of helping her reveal her true self before she meets her expiration date...

Overall, both are very lovely manga!
Even though the plots are completely different, they gave me a similar feel. Ai reminded me of Yui, because even though both can be kind of mean, they also saved the main girl a lot, and tried to hurt her feelings but instead ended up getting a completely unexpected reaction.
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Both mangas has a main male character who protects the heroine, both male characters are imortal (though in SA Ai is a shinigami and in YT Yao is imortal because of a spell), both heroines have straightforward, cute personalities.
There is a similar feel to them, both of them are really, really, good, so if you've read one, you'll definately enjoy the other
Both stories center around a supernatural lover through a chance event, which ultimately changes the (female) protagonist's life forever.

However, Hana to Akuma is more through the viewpoint of the narrator (and occasionally Hana-protagonist) while Sarashi Asobi takes its view from that of (mostly) the (male) protagonist, Ai, and offers a few chapters from other standpoints as well.
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