Natsu no Zenjitsu
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Natsu no Zenjitsu

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Synonyms: The Day Before Summer
Japanese: 夏の前日


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 38
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 7, 2008 to Jun 7, 2014
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Yoshida, Motoi (Story & Art)
Serialization: good! Afternoon


Score: 7.661 (scored by 34273,427 users)
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Ranked: #17032
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Popularity: #1182
Members: 9,868
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The only thing in Tetsuo's mind is art. The beauty, the nature, and the quality of art. One woman watches him handle his art. Her name is Akira. She watches as he constantly tries to draw day after day, and she oversees the completion of his work at a local art exhibition. Akira apparently has become interested in Tetsuo's love for art and his work. One rainy night, Tetsuo notices that Akira left her umbrella and he decides to deliver it to her. He finds her and gives her the umbrella and doesn't use it as he claims that the umbrella isn't his. As Tetsuo leaves, Akira tells him to wait. He turns around and finds Akira bringing her lips towards his... Love has bloomed in the middle of a rainy night.

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Mar 22, 2018
Stranger_Hanyo (All reviews)

You might be wondering why I gave Natsu no Zenjitsu a 2. It is because I loved it, binged the whole thing in an hour only to read the last chapter and flipping off my laptop in anger. Yes, the ending totally kills it.

I don't know if you guys like tragic stuff and what not, but I hate them. Our brilliant stupid MC Tetsuo is a genius artist. He is shy of girls, until he meets Akira. Akira is the beautiful, slightly older and caring woman, and they fall in love. But do they really?

Akira loves her, but Tetsuo is kind of read more
Apr 29, 2017
84DaysWithout (All reviews)
Natsu no Zenjitsu excels in showing the difficulties of maintaining a relationship that is only founded upon raw passion. Sex is usually not enough to keep two people together long term. Chemistry and common interests are. This is what people miss when they criticize the ending for being terrible because so and so event happens that contradicts the reader's desire, not realism.

Tetsuo is a character that many may find difficult to tolerate. He is an insecure curmudgeon that shows little apparent care for anything aside of his fickle career ambitions. but this is true of many isolated young men who are too prideful to share their read more
Dec 1, 2018
hexashadow13 (All reviews)
There's a lot to like about this manga, but there's also something that I really hate. What I liked was the relationship between Tetsuo and Akira. It had a very strange chemistry that worked really well, with Tetsuo being incredibly awkward and often selfish, but Akira making up for that with kindness and understanding essentially. It was incredibly nice, so even though after it developed it was just them living their lives while being together without much development, it was enjoyable to read through. However, in the end it decides that it wants to take things in another direction, and throws in Hanami, who throws their relationship read more
Apr 22, 2019
Confucius (All reviews)
Natsu no Zenjitsu is quite the realistic romantic drama, definitely not for the faint hearted or one who can't deal with realism. This manga starts of a bit slow with the first chapter, but once you get through it you want to find out more and more how their relationship unfolds and what tragedy foreshadows these two.

I really love how realistic the relationship is in this manga and how the author sets up the two characters so smoothly. This manga contains a lot of sex scenes, but I'd imagine the reader picking this up is mature enough to appreciate the scenes without judgment.

The characters read more

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