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Synonyms: Waters
Japanese: 水域


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 12
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 25, 2009 to Oct 25, 2010
Genres: Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Afternoon
Authors: Urushibara, Yuki (Story & Art)


Score: 7.731 (scored by 27312,731 users)
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Ranked: #14152
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2083
Members: 7,340
Favorites: 93
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In the midst of a blazing hot summer beset by water shortages, middle-school girl Chinami faints from heat exhaustion. Upon waking up, she finds herself in a mysterious town by a beautifully pristine river whose waters hide many secrets...

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Suiiki was published in Spanish by Milky Way Ediciones from October 29, 2014 to January 28, 2015.


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Jul 11, 2011
thisiodfkln (All reviews)
I started reading Waters because I like the author and rivers. Used to live near a river, and once was fascinated with the way it carried away the corpses of bugs and the filth of my hands, yet never seemed to dirty its water. At the time I was very young so I didn’t understand the hydrological cycle. To me the river was an invincible, cleansing place trapped in its own world.

The story involves a family and their home village. It begins with Chinami, who lives in a present beset by heat and water shortages. She passes out and wakes up in a place read more
Feb 2, 2015
MikeMike (All reviews)
Suiiki (Waters) is a drama that focuses on a girl named Chinami and her family’s heritage. Due to a heatwave in Japan she faints repeatedly and dreams about a mysterious Valley by a river. The story is two volumes short (~460 pages) and contains a minimal amount of supernatural elements, but so lightly that you can probably overlook it, if you're not into that.

The story is mainly told through the dream scenes and flashbacks, this might be confusing at times but seems to be necessary to let the story slowly unwrap itself to fit the big picture. Parts of the story were quite predictable, but read more
Mar 28, 2019
Kronenbourg11 (All reviews)
It's both comforting in it's depiction of the most idealistic town ever, which is ripe with lush thickets and serpentine waterfalls, but it's at the same time deeply sorrowful due to it's subject matter.
Suiiki is a good ol' tear-jerker that pulls you in and makes you feel like you went through the wringer along with its characters. It'll punch you in the gut emotionally, but it'll make you go "oh, that's a beautiful panel," pretty often. The artwork and narrative evokes a magical realist vibe that's weighty with themes of the ethereal nature of things.
"Nothing read more
Jan 9, 2019
Wheedies (All reviews)
Suiiki presents classic Japanese themes and motifs such as confronting the past only to ultimately deciding to move on, choosing to dwell in the present and not the past, and the importance of a strong familial household in an effective and new way. The story while not starting with these themes, develops them over time as a result of the plot, and ending with a more unified family and bright future.

A take on the story (not as much a synopsis) is that Chinami is confronted by her family past in the form of dreams that she enters, usually when she falls unconscious. In the dreams read more


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