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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: 8.371 (scored by 5964059,640 users)
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Ranked: #2472
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Popularity: #157
Members: 90,619
Favorites: 2,652

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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 praises 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 was published digitally as an English simulpub through MANGA Plus service. The volume was published in English by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint on September 20, 2022.

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Feb 14, 2024
Saw that this was getting an anime adaptation and decided I would read it real quick. Made by Mr. Chainsaw Man, I love the art style of course, was pretty interested about that. Pretty much in every page everything looked really nice. I like the background and details in each panel. imo, I feel like this is on the same level as Chainsaw Man. The story is pretty simple, but the story is also really good, and really well written. As you get into the story it gets really nice aaaand then it gets really sad. For the mc, its actually just a rollercoaster of ...
Jan 24, 2024
As someone who has been following the success of Chainsaw Man for longer than I care to admit, I can say that the One-Shots are where Fujimoto truly shines.

Here he has much better control over the proposal and the story, the author knows well how to start, develop and finish the plot.
He is also a great character writer, managing to capture their more realistic and reflective sides.

Look Back itself is another one of those mangas where personal interpretation reigns. In my opinion, the One-Shot story addresses our wound of “what if...?” . The way we regret, how we torture ourselves thinking about the possibilities ...
Aug 11, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Original review in french below
Fujimoto is one of the hype mangakas of the moment. By reading Firepunch (I haven't looked into Chainsaw Man yet) it's easy to understand why: a dark, absurd, crazy, disturbing universe, but steeped in humor. Here, everything seems much more peaceful, sober. Look Back is certainly a meta manga, since telling the meeting in primary school of two apprentice designers. But the approach to the subject is probably more reflective on the very activity of drawing than on the narration or the format itself (by contrast, the director commenting on and directing the action in Fire Punch was much more disruptive). ...

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