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: Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: good! Afternoon
Authors: Yoshida, Motoi (Story & Art)


Score: 7.581 (scored by 42404,240 users)
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Ranked: #23672
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Popularity: #1525
Members: 12,809
Favorites: 202


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Volumes: /5
Chapters: /38


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
Natsu no Zenjitsu shows the difficulties of maintaining a relationship that is 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 concerns with others ...
Jan 4, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (12/38 eps)
Spoilers for begunning of story present!!!!

I did like it at first because the story was progressing, the characters were likable and the romance was there. I still like Akira's character because she puts up with all of Tetsuo's shit, but she should abandon ship like I did. My reason for dropping it is that it didn't go anywhere from the first chaptets. I can't seem to find the driving force behind this story besides that the main character is whiny and has problems. He seems to be good at drawing, as mentioned by several characters in the story, but he has zero confidence and seemingly ...
Mar 22, 2018

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 ...

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