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Japanese: blue
English: Blue
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 10
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 2, 1995 to Sep 2, 1996
Genre: Drama Drama
Serialization: None
Authors: Nananan, Kiriko (Story & Art)


Score: 6.791 (scored by 16661,666 users)
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Ranked: #116332
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Popularity: #4706
Members: 4,082
Favorites: 47


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MangaNananan, Kiriko (Story & Art)
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The life of high school student Kayako Kirishima is altered forever when she meets the class outsider Masami Endo. The two quickly form a close friendship, and as time goes by that friendship turns into deep love. But as personal traumas of Endo's past conflict with Kirishima's future, their love is put in jeopardy.

(Source: ANN)


Blue was published in English by Ponent Mon/Fanfare on January 1, 2010.



Mar 18, 2008
I really loved this manga because it changes from the stereotyped manga styles that you usually get in other works, which is refreshing. It's entertainning ,it's only one book ( so you don't need to collect an entire series to get the story) ,it has a deep and original love story, nice characters and it's the manga that made kiriko Nananan one of my new favorite mangaka. Some people might be bothered by the art or find it to simplistic, but I find that it goes really well with the style. I am not a big Yuri fan but I really enjoyed it ...
Apr 13, 2013
I started to read this because I wanted to read a Shoujo-ai manga and I saw this one and thought: "why not give it a try?" So that's what I did.
It's true that the art is very different of the normal manga I would read, but it's not that I didn't like it because of that. Because in some way I kind of liked the different art in this manga after a while( I admit that I thought it was just really crappy at first).
The problem with this manga is only that the two main characters look the same. Really it took a while ...
Aug 22, 2012
*Amateurish autobiographical apology to a girl the author kissed in high school - masquerading as a manga. Typical flaws like irrelevant events that neither entertain nor add any sort of dimension to story, or readability-contradictory events like multiple people changing hair cuts/styles at the same time (just because it actually happened that way). Or sudden bursts of extreme detail in a manga utterly devoid of it. About people who never appear in-panel... at all, ever.
*Ridiculously short on content. All 10 chapters of ~20 pages take altogether maybe as long as a really short chapter of "NHK" or half a chapter of "Kimi wa Petto" to ...

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