Taiyou no Uta
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Taiyou no Uta

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Synonyms: A Song to the Sun
Japanese: タイヨウのうた


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 4
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 5, 2006
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, JoseiJosei
Authors: Bandou, Kenji (Story), Minatuki, Tunami (Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 7.681 (scored by 35983,598 users)
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Ranked: #16142
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Popularity: #1701
Members: 6,902
Favorites: 47
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Kaoru Amane is a 16-year-old girl who suffers from a rare genetic disorder known as xeroderma pigmentosum—a condition in which even the smallest amount of sunlight will cause irreparable damage to her skin, potentially ending her life. As a result, she is confined to her house during the day, while venturing out into the city only at night to play her guitar and sing in front of the train station.

During her time spent indoors, she watches a young boy from afar and yearns to talk to him. Through her cousin's efforts, Kaoru finds out that the boy's name is Kouji Fujishiro. Eventually, Kaoru runs into him during one of her nightly adventures, their first meeting cementing her feelings for the boy she has always longed to be with; however, as the girl begins to fall deeper in love, her complicated illness is certain to bring some hardships.

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Taiyou no Uta is based on the Japanese film of the same title, which released in Japan on June 17, 2006. There was also a TV drama which was broadcast from July 14 to September 15, 2006. The film was remade as a Vietnamese/Japanese drama in 2015, and as an American film titled Midnight Sun, which released in March 2018.


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May 9, 2012
Moon_Light (All reviews)
“The sun is about to rise…”

Taiyou no Uta, also known as, A Song to the Sun, is about sixteen year old Kaoru, who because of a disease can never be out in the sun. Living all her life in darkness and watching the sun light from afar, she longs for the warmth only the sun can give. The only thing that gives her some sort of happiness is the few hours at night she gets her guitar and goes to sing in the street. One day through her window she sees a boy who emit’s a brightness and warmth that she can’t help read more
Aug 23, 2010
KokoWater (All reviews)
"He's someone who lives under the sun..."

There's something different about sixteen-year-old Kaoru. her father calls it individuality. Kaoru thinks of it as a curse. she has a disease. but not just any disease. a disease that cannot allow her to be under the sun...or she'll die. Because of this, she spends her nights singing outside with her guitar, and her days in her room, watching a boy at the bus stop. before long, she finds herself falling in love, and yearning to talk to him at least once. but she knows this will never happen.
but what happens when she coincidentally runs into him while on read more
Jun 5, 2020
SynthwaveCrusade (All reviews)
Taiyou no Uta is ok. There are some 10/10 reviews floating around for this Manga and I don't think there justified. Taiyou no Uta is a classic sob story, something that you would see in a small column in the newspaper. Taiyou no Uta doesn't succeed in anything but also doesn't fail at anything it's sad but that's all it is sad. Stories that rely solely on being sad won't go too far and Taiyou no Uta fits perfectly under that.

The story follows a girl who suffers from a rare condition called Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP for short) a very real and horrible skin disorder. read more
Sep 5, 2011
lollicat (All reviews)
It was a wonderful manga. Soooo sad and romantic. There are manga out there that are really sad to the point that you want to cry but you never really get there. This manga was simple, beautiful and hopeful. In the end everybody had a learning experience and grew. I cry EveryTime i read this manga. OUTSTANDING

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