Oniisama e...
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Oniisama e...

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Synonyms: To My Brother..., Brother Dearest..., Early Spring Trembling, Brother, Dear Brother
Japanese: おにいさまへ…


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 18
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 1974 to Aug 1974
Genres: Drama Drama, Girls Love Girls Love, Slice of Life Slice of Life, Erotica Erotica
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Margaret
Authors: Ikeda, Riyoko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.661 (scored by 13211,321 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #4309
Members: 3,348
Favorites: 96

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Optimistic, 16-year-old Nanako Misonoo anticipates a blissful experience at her new high school. Enrolling alongside her best friend Tomoko Arikura, she is confident that her freshman year will be exciting and filled with pleasant memories.

However, upon entering the prestigious all-girls Seiran Academy, the wondrous school life Nanako had envisioned quickly vanishes as she is inducted into one of the school's most elite clubs, the Sorority. Normally only accepting the wealthiest and most prominent students, Nanako—who is neither rich nor well-known—is rumored to have cheated the selection and becomes a target of bullying from her envious peers. To make matters worse, she gradually becomes involved with Seiran's most popular students, the "Magnificent Three," comprising of the disconcerted pianist Rei Asaka, the competitive tomboy Kaoru Orihara, and the dignified Sorority President Fukiko Ichinomiya.

As a result of her abnormal situation, Nanako begins documenting her daily life in the form of letters to her former teacher, Takehiko Henmi, whom she fondly refers to as "brother," all while striving to find peace amidst the turmoil that is Seiran Academy.

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Included one-shot:
Volume 3: Early Spring Trembling


Oniisama e... was published in Polish as Mój drogi bracie... by Japonica Polonica Fantastica in May 2014 as part of Mega Manga series.

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Nov 17, 2016
PunkChinaDoll (All reviews)
Oniisama e... is a famous shoujo manga from the 70's, written by the talented Ikeda Riyoko. Although the anime (which is also amazing by it's own) is probably more popular in the west, the manga is also incredible.

The story of Dear brother is focus on the first year adventure of Misonoo Nanako, a sweet innocent girl that just got into Seiran high school, an all girl private school. Sending letters to her former teacher (which she asks from to be her brother) about her life in school, she finds out that school life isn't all roses.
The manga deal with a lot of very real, and read more
Feb 22, 2021
baticeer (All reviews)
Oniisama E is a lovely, classic shojo that is absolutely worth reading, especially for anyone interested in the development of the yuri genre, as I believe it was highly influential on other series.

I love Riyoko Ikeda's classic shojo art, huge eyes and dripping tears and all. I'm simply obsessed with the way she draws the masculine female characters! They look like real butch women! And the 70s fashion is incredible.

(The only thing that threw me off about the art was that the pages often use solid black backgrounds just for effect, whereas I'm used to black backgrounds behind panels meaning this is a flashback scene read more

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