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Japanese: ルックバック
English: Look Back
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 19, 2021
Genre: Drama Drama
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump+
Authors: Fujimoto, Tatsuki (Story & Art)


Score: 8.361 (scored by 6181561,815 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2452
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #149
Members: 94,023
Favorites: 2,802

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Fourth grader Ayumu Fujino regularly draws four-panel manga for her school newspaper and is lauded as having the best artwork in her class. One day, she is asked by her teacher to turn over one of her manga slots in the school newspaper to a truant student named Kyomoto. When Kyomoto's manga pops up alongside Fujino's, it receives high praise for its detailed artwork, making Fujino furiously jealous.

Refusing to be beaten by someone who barely attends school, Fujino devotes herself to learning to create manga. As time goes on though, her goal of outshining Kyomoto seems to only get further and further away; and Fujino, now in sixth grade, eventually gives up and quits making manga.

Graduation day arrives, and Fujino is asked to deliver Kyomoto's graduation certificate to her. Through chance, the two end up coming face to face, and their unexpected meeting will end up having consequences far beyond what either of them could ever predict.

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Look Back ranked first in the 2022 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! for the Male Readers division. It was also nominated for the 15th Manga Taisho Award and placed second in the final ranking.

The series was simulpub digitally in English through MANGA Plus. The volume was published in English by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint on September 20, 2022. The manga was also released in Polish by Waneko on August 24, 2022.



Jul 18, 2021
What a ride.

Regret is a theme that's always hit hard for me. That feeling of wishing you said those words or spent more time with the people you cared about before it was too late. The realization that any resentment and pettiness you had towards them was fucking stupid in the grand scheme of things.

Fujimoto expresses that idea through the endearing relationship between the story's two leads and the sobering inspiration from real-life experiences and events. Tying it all together with creative paneling and a polished flow.

It's short and bittersweet. Amusing and depressing. Contemplative.

I enjoyed it a lot and definitely recommend it.

Jul 18, 2021
What can I say without spoiling the whole thing? It's beautiful. Fujimoto's done it again. There are some fun little Chainsaw Man references within the story, too.

Fujimoto, as usual, does a great job with the characters. They're instantly lovable with great chemistry. They grow throughout the story and you can never really predict what they'll do next. They feel alive; they're written as humans, not as archetypes.

Their expressions convey their feelings well and can be kinda funny at times. For example, the teacher's slack-jawed, "another day, another dollar" face on the first page and Fujino's smug expressions in the beginning. Fujino's shocked face on ...
Aug 9, 2021
Mixed Feelings
WTF is this and why is it even getting so high rating?

well to begin with the rating is due to the name tatsuki fujimoto (mangaka of chainsaw man which was very good) and not because the story is good or any thing ,to be honest it took me 20 minutes to read it completely and i cant feel a thing like why is such a story even being published , the story is so straightforward and simple and have literally nothing good in particular.
The artwork is decent, the theme is actually good but not extraordinary and the story is just fine.

overall there is nothing bad ...

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Poll: Look Back Chapter 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
isimyok - Jul 18, 2021
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Apr 26, 7:11 AM
Anime movie PV and KV, scheduled to premiere on June 28th, 2024.
ARK-13 - Feb 13
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Apr 17, 11:10 AM
short explanation pls
inumxkii - Jul 22, 2021
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Feb 14, 2:20 AM
Anime adaptation
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