Tatoe Todokanu Ito da toshitemo
If I Could Reach You
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Tatoe Todokanu Ito da toshitemo

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Synonyms: This Love That Won't Reach, Secret Crush on my Sister
Japanese: たとえとどかぬ糸だとしても
English: If I Could Reach You
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 7
Chapters: 37
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 18, 2016 to Oct 17, 2020
Genres: Drama Drama, Girls Love Girls Love
Serialization: Comic Yuri Hime
Authors: tMnR (Story & Art)


Score: 7.381 (scored by 50865,086 users)
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Ranked: #38922
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Popularity: #1336
Members: 14,811
Favorites: 277


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If I Could Reach You
Volume 1


Uta Naruse's first love moved beyond her reach before she could fully realize her feelings. Kaoru, her childhood friend and the object of her affection, married Uta's brother, Reiichi. Due to some difficulties with her parents, Uta now lives with the joyful newlyweds. After a year of sharing a home with her crush, Uta finds it increasingly difficult to come to terms with her feelings. Her only solace comes from relaying her troubles to her friend and confidant, Kuroe.

Grappling with what she imagines to be a forever unrequited love, Uta is unable to find peace. However, recent events hint at issues in Kaoru and Reiichi's marriage. Perhaps they are not as happy as Uta imagined.

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Tatoe Todokanu Ito da toshitemo was published in English as If I Could Reach You by Kodansha Comics USA from September 17, 2019 to June 21, 2022.




Jan 3, 2022
This story is a prequel to a manga I wish existed. Spoilers ahead.

This manga has a constant sense of weight that is hard to describe. In most stories like this, something heavy might happen to set the scene and you get the entire story of them falling in love.

This time around, the entire story is around overcoming some heavy shit, and at the end you get your relationship kinda put out there at the end. So like a reverse take.

I can't say I like this method much since cute lovey dovey romance is my preferred, but it does do well in setting up these characters ...
Jan 23, 2023
There's a lot that could have gone wrong with a premise about a high school girl in love with her adult step sister but I'm pleased to say that this manga is actually quite good and does not engage in anything unpleasant regarding the adult-child relationship.

This is a story about an unrequited love that cannot be realized and how the main character, Uta, deals with it. Will she move on? Will she cherish her feelings even though they hurt her? As the title suggests, the crux of the story is whether Uta's feelings will ever be understood by her step sister and if so, ...
Feb 19, 2021
Preliminary (37/37 eps)
Tatoe Todokanu Ito da to Shite mo had an interest idea: what about an impossible love?
Well, this good premise fell into an endless boring writing, only comparable to the poor art. Yeas, the art on the colored pages looks... good, really good to be honest, but on regular bases, coming to the black and white, well, sometimes I want to drop just because of de lazy in the design as a whole.
The characters are some kind of one-dimensional at all. Excepting the love affair of her, no one change much passing the 37 chapters!
Protagonist best friend Kuroe is one of the WORST characters I'd ever ...

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