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

Alternative Titles

English: If I Could Reach You
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


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: 7.441 (scored by 29892,989 users)
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Ranked: #30112
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Popularity: #1473
Members: 9,656
Favorites: 199
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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
SakurakoKawawa (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 31, 2017
Elena_YU (All reviews)
This manga is amazing. When I read it, I get the impression that tMnR mind-melded with me when I read Citrus, saw all of the things I disliked about it and set out to write a sister (or rather step-sister, in both cases) story that made everything right again. Even if you're not a part of this mind-meld along with us, Tatoe Todokanu Ito da toshitemo depicts a much different, more serious and more realistic take on the "girl falls in love with her step-sister" premise that is captivating to read.

Our cast of characters this time around consists of Uta, an ordinary high read more
Apr 12, 2019
FeelsBad (All reviews)
I read 22 chapters all in one go, and I've got to say that this story flows very well and does a great job at conveying emotions to the reader. Although they have nothing to do with each other, I was reminded of "Kimi no Iru Machi". At times when reading sad parts, I would feel my heart drop and I could feel the sadness coming through the pages to me. Series' that can somehow transmit the feels to you are awesome. And, even though I have pretty much nothing in common with the protagonist, the storytelling is done in a way where I feel read more
Feb 5, 2019
NG_Chloe (All reviews)
This review is going to try and avoid major spoilers, thank you

So Tatoe Todokanu ito da toshitemo has a concept that basically sounds like it'll be something like Netsuzou trap or Citrus, as any of you who've read the description may already think, BUT it's surprisingly clean and self-aware.

Now for those of you who don't know what Tatoe is about, it's about a senior in High School, Uta, who falls in love with her new Sister-in-law, Kaoru. RED ALERT! RED ALERT! your brains probably thinking, but again, it's not what you think. A lot of the early chapters focus on Uta's conflict over the fact read more

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