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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
Genre: Slice of Life Slice of Life
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Afternoon
Authors: Toyoda, Tetsuya (Story & Art)


Score: 7.351 (scored by 23042,304 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #42082
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Popularity: #3450
Members: 6,127
Favorites: 71
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Chapters: /11


Kanae Sekiguchi's bathhouse Tsuki no Yu has now reopened. However, Kanae's husband Satoru has been missing for four months after departing for his business trip. Having left without a trace, she considers two possible reasons: a secret affair or an accident, although she is more inclined to believe he is out committing adultery.

Satoru's company The Public Baths Union aids Kanae in managing the bathhouse by sending Mr. Hori as an assistant. While handling bathhouse duties, Kanae is bombarded with appointments that may help her uncover the truth about the unexplained disappearance of Satoru.

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



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 ...
Aug 17, 2016
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Mar 1, 2022
Being left all alone, abandoned and not even knowing if the person is still alive can be frightening for anyone especially if that someone is one you love wholeheartedly.

Undercurrent is about an espoused couple who owns a bathhouse together and lives jubilantly. But one day the husband vanishes without any trace, without any last message. He's gone... but where is he? This manga does an a good job with describing the emotions one can feel or in this situation the wife and the phrenic conception process one can posses when faces in this situation. Is he fed up with me? Am I not ...

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