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English: Blue
Japanese: blue


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


Score: 7.161 (scored by 768 users)
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Ranked: #69332
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Popularity: #3934
Members: 1,640
Favorites: 22
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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 on January 1, 2010.


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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 read more
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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 read more
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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 read more
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Oct 22, 2016
In Blue, Nananan Kiriko, takes a simple story, pairs it with simple yet deep art, and leaves you with a manga that takes your breath away without you really understanding how she managed to do it. Perhaps it was the stark contrast between the brilliantly white paper and black images (no shades of gray here). Or maybe it the was the minimalistic narration--a few words here, a few words there.

Or maybe it was the story itself? Who cannot relate to finding a friendship that you do not want to end? To acting like the friend in order to feel closer? read more
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