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: 7.421 (scored by 43744,374 users)
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Ranked: #33482
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Popularity: #1318
Members: 13,016
Favorites: 263
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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 has been published digitally in English as If I Could Reach You by Kodansha Comics USA since September 17, 2019.



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Jul 18, 2021
Tatoe Todokanu Ito da to Shite mo is a well angst-romance with not too much depressing moment but yet it succeeded to make me cry, something that really rare for me. While i'm crying seeing the whole story, the characters were magnificent. Almost all of them were well developed, and yet all of them can be our favorite character thoroughly. I enjoy this more than any other manga i've ever read

Warning : possibly contain ending spoiler
As well as the plot goes on, i'm not convinced that somehow we will get happy ending, Tatoe Todokanu gave both happy and sad ending. I say sad, it is ...
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, ...

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