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Synonyms: Under Current
Japanese: アンダーカレント


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 25, 2004 to Aug 25, 2005
Authors: Toyoda, Tetsuya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Afternoon


Score: 7.611 (scored by 1094 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet published' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #25692
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2564
Members: 2,537
Favorites: 35
Ranked #2569Popularity #2564Members 2,537
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Chapters: /11


The manga begins as Kanae Sekiguchi, proprietor of the Tsuki no Yu bathhouse, struggles to reopen her business after the unexplained disappearance of her husband...

(Source: MU)


Undercurrent was published in Spain by MilkyWay Ediciones and in France by Kana.


Sekiguchi, Kanae
Sekiguchi, Kanae

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Apr 10, 2009
Undercurrent is an excellent, mature, adult, drama. The art isn’t fancy, but the story is a good exploration of abandonment, understanding those closest to you, and living in the aftermath of losing a family member.

It’s also an insight into the way Japanese public baths work, as the story’s main setting is in one. Main character Kanae runs a public bath with her husband, when one day he suddenly disappears from her life without any explanation, leaving no clues whatsoever.

Did he die? Did he run away? There could be a million reasons for why he disappeared, and that is the true horror read more
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Nov 17, 2015
The disappearance of someone close to you can be a frightening and dreadful experience, which may influence your daily life immensely, full of uncertainty: where is he? Did he hate me? Did he die? These are questions you won't stop asking yourself, and in the case of Undercurrent, it explores this theme in a satisfying manner.

The premise of the story is straightforward, Kanae coping with life after the disappearance of her husband, without any clue or hope as the reason to why. Undercurrent's main strength relies on its presentation and exploration of abandonment: uncertainty, stress, longing are many themes that are tackled. However, it is read more
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Aug 17, 2016
This is my first review and English is not my native language

I read this because a beginning manga youtuber recommended it in a video saying that it was super deep and super mature. I even bought the manga and read it while I was in the train on the way to my faculty, and once read, I returned the manga and cancelled my subscription to that channel.

Story: 5
The story doesn't exists, or in other words: there is no present story. When I watch an anime/read a manga I want to see things happening, not things that had happened: the only plot motors comes from the read more
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