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Natsu no Zenjitsu

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
Authors: Yoshida, Motoi (Story & Art)
Serialization: good! Afternoon


Score: 7.801 (scored by 2611 users)
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Ranked: #16522
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Popularity: #1013
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Chapters: /38
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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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Apr 29, 2017
84DaysWithout (All reviews)
Life as an artist is stressful. Inspiration comes at random with no caution or farewell and dry spells are as common as a rainy day in the spring. But at least once in the life of an artist will they find something so fascinating, so all consuming that it sends them into a fever pitch of creativity.

Natsu no Zenjitsu is about just that - a struggling painter named Tetsuo discovering his source of inspiration in the form of a passionate love, coming to grips with what it means to be in love and using it to fuel his creative endeavors

Tetsuo is a character that some may read more
Nov 20, 2017
SeaTactics (All reviews)
Life isn’t easy, there are many things that get thrown at you whether you’re prepared or not. But you learn to move one and grow from each experience. Sometimes you find love in these moments life will either give you the worst, or if it works will you give you something that you should cherish forever. But life will keep throwing, and you have to keep catching or the love you have will be lost or even worse. This is what Natsu no Zenjitsu, or in english The Day Before Summer, tries to get across to its readers. It tells a story where a struggling read more
Dec 15, 2009
ralphy0103 (All reviews)
A wonderfully composed work of art written by Yoshida Motoi. Natsu no Zenjitsu conveys something genuine and pure that transcends this literary genre we call manga and places itself at the level of realism, depicting real life in full form. Essentially this title is a portrayal of two adults, intertwined in an enigmatic romance that's handled with composure and maturity.

When I speak of maturity, I'm not referring to school girl romances you guys think maybe "mature". No, I'm talking about a series dealing with adults and real problems, justified and consented sexual encounters, debacles solved through intellect, and magnificent artistry to boot. Natsu no Zenjitsu read more
Sep 21, 2014
MiloMinderbinder (All reviews)
A problem I find with the anime and manga mediums is their lackluster performance in depicting realistic romantic encounters that a male reader would enjoy. The shounen demographic is filled with romcom series containing 'moe' harem members and inept male protagonists with seemingly no redeeming qualities who somehow manage to attract teenage girls at a rate which would make Justin Bieber jealous. Of course the seinen demographic is a better place to look but 'ecchi' is often the order of the day with a fixation on sex often resulting in there being no actual story. As a result I wasn't really expecting a whole lot read more


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