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
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Margaret
Authors: Ikeda, Riyoko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.591 (scored by 17621,762 users)
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Ranked: #23112
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Popularity: #4299
Members: 4,637
Favorites: 141


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Volumes: /3
Chapters: /18


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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Dec 24, 2023
With all respect to the small but dedicated fanbase who keep this nearly 50 year old series alive, “Dear Brother” is in many ways a forgotten, or rather overlooked, classic that offers a unique and exhilarating view into the formation of Shoujo as a serious method of storytelling. Drama and Romance at its best is not only its situations but rather its characters which drive and react to said situations, and “Dear Brother” excels at just that with not only an interesting and charming protagonist who has an intimate understanding of herself and her desires but also an even more impressive background cast capable of ...
Feb 22, 2021
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 ...
Nov 17, 2016
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 ...

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