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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: 7.731 (scored by 3039 users)
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Ranked: #20542
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Popularity: #1062
Members: 8,653
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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 see all those reviews with high scores and high ratings, and then wonder why I gave Natsu no Zenjitsu a 2? 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, read more
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
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
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


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