Oboreru Knife
Drowning Love
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Oboreru Knife

Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 8.121 (scored by 13571,357 users)
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Ranked: #4852
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Popularity: #2829
Members: 4,834
Favorites: 211
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Drowning Love
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Oboreru Knife 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)


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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Jan 23, 2012
arichan20 (All reviews)
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)
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)
TAGS: romantic, psycholgical
**minor spoiler alert**
This manga i'snt bubbly like average shoujo manga its sweet and bitter and tells the story of 2 lovers from childhood to adulthood and conflicts they each come across and finding who they are.

Story: 10
This is a bittersweet love story between a troublemaker from a rich family and a city girl who moves to the countryside. This has 4 important characters that each become important in each others lives during different times. Theres a deep longing for the 2 mains but problems occur as the Natsume is famous and the lack of communication the couple have at times read more

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