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Oboreru Knife

Oboreru Knife

Alternative Titles

English: Drowning Love
Synonyms: Drowning Knife
Japanese: 溺れるナイフ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 64
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 13, 2004 to Dec 13, 2013
Authors: George, Asakura (Story & Art)
Serialization: Bessatsu Friend

Statistics

Score: 8.241 (scored by 844 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet published' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #4222
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2601
Members: 2,801
Favorites: 140
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Volumes: /17
Chapters: /64
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Synopsis

Drowning Love tells the story of Natsume, a sixth-grade girl who has to move from Tokyo to a decidedly different town in the countryside. Upon meeting a boy named Kouichirou there, "something" stirs inside her. The story depicts a "teen heart on the brink of ruin."

(Source: ANN)

Background

A live-action film adaptation of the series premiered in Japan on November 5, 2016.

The series has been published digitally in English as Drowning Love by Kodansha Comics USA since May 16, 2017.

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More reviewsReviews

Jan 23, 2012
arichan20 (All reviews)
Preliminary
Oboreru Knife is a good story shoujo manga. which drama is focused in a really realistic way, there are not too much dreamy pinky situations, that make the story very interesting and you don't feel it empty.

About the graphics, they have a unique style. The eyes are big but the mangaka maintains the shape of a real eye, and it makes a mature impression. Also, the mangaka don't use too mane shadows on the characters and if she use it, the shadows are represented by consecutives lines, but most of the times you see the characters in white and black, with only lines standing read more
Jan 1, 2016
calsifor (All reviews)
Preliminary
This is the shoujo to go for if you're sick and tired of silly heroines.
The story isn't all that interesting and new in the beginning, but it does take some little turns and it amps up along the way, I really can't say much for it because it hasn't been completely subbed yet by anybody.

When it comes to art, I like Geroge Asakura's art style, the characters are very doe-eyed and it's very endearing, re-reading it again made me realize that as the characters aged in the manga, they were drawn in a more mature way that was so slight it seemed almost realistic. You read more
May 24, 2017
RTPDJRT1 (All reviews)
Preliminary
LITERALLY I love the writers art style and the manga she has done. Oboreru Knife has a bittersweet tone when I read it. Its so different from the other shoujo manga I've read with characters around the same age. The readers get to see the all the characters grow up from elementary school to high school I believe. The art and story is just so capturing.

You get to know a lot about how Natsume emotions are who is a model and moves to a small town but not so much about Kou (main guy).
His side of the story and his character isn't shown read more

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