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Tetsugaku Letra

Tetsugaku Letra

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Japanese: 鉄楽レトラ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 27
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 12, 2011 to Dec 12, 2014
Authors: Yumeka, Sumomo (Story & Art)
Serialization: Gessan


Score: 8.061 (scored by 3591 users)
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Ranked: #8702
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Popularity: #1027
Members: 9,436
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In middle school, Ichinose Kimitaka taught his friends how to play basketball. Despite his experience with the sport, his friends quickly outmatched him in skill. After an incident brought on by his frustration and jealousy, he was crushed to overhear those same 'friends' discussing how they wished he'd just kill himself.

On his way to toss out his special basketball shoes, he met a girl who was just as frustrated, throwing her own dancing shoes away. She was so tall, and her hands and feet are so large, that she had been rejected from her chosen hobby of Spanish dancing. He urged her to give basketball a try, and the two exchanged their shoes instead of throwing them away.

As he enters high school, Kimitaka learns that meeting him changed that girl's life for the better, and she is now a happy, social basketball player. Will Kimitaka be able to find the courage to make new friends and pursue his own talents?

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Sep 23, 2018
mmchan (All reviews)
Tetsugaku Letra is like that piece of cake that you want just one more bite.

The story reels you in, every single chapter. It’s so painfully realistic, without the frills and bells of school life manga, while being so wonderful warm in its simple storytelling. To be honest, I fell in love quickly with the characters. Fujimoto, Ichinose, Kikuchi, Ishikawa... loveable dorks who try their best in ever way. Echoing the fact that it’s very realistic: all our protagonists have something they feel bad about, something that makes them feel like trash. This manga doesn’t offer a solution. There’s no character arc or anything, like where read more
Mar 14, 2017
KapengBarako (All reviews)
Just finished binging it and it's 3 am as of the time I'm writing this do I'll keep this concise.

Slice of life so there's not much going but the events that are presented and occur throughout the manga are quite good in terms of quality. One thing that annoyed me the most was the way the romance was handled, it dragged out superbly long and the payoff was disappointing.

Art: 10/10
The character design in this manga is something I love, it's simple yet detailed.

Character: 7/10
The main cast somewhat memorable, I won't be forgetting the main characters soon and they're not copies of popular tropes. My read more
Jul 5, 2014
Meese (All reviews)
Once in a while you stumble upon a story that hits home so hard on a certain period of your life, that you can't help but laugh and cry along.

At the time of writing of this review Tetsugaku Letra has not been completed. And since no one else has done so yet I decided to write a review in order to urge others to read, what I consider to be, one of the greatest slice of life stories of all time.

I'll start off by saying that Tetsugaku Letra is realistic. There are no fancy dreams to be achieved, no flashy goals and boisterous characters, and read more
Feb 25, 2015
YourBlackShadow (All reviews)
Let me start by saying that I am head over heals in love with this manga. Even thought I know that rating 10 is pretty much as high as it gets, still I would rate it even higher if it was possible!

Tetsugaku letra is a “slice of life” story by Sahara Mizu, also known as Yumeka, Sumomo. To be honest , I didn't even know she existed until a few months ago. It was one of those days when you get tired of reading the same story over and over again, and finally decide to go look for something special. While I quickly went read more


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