Umibe no Onnanoko
A Girl on the Shore
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Umibe no Onnanoko

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Umibe no Onna-no-Ko, The Girl of the Beach, A Girl by the Sea
Japanese: うみべの女の子
English: A Girl on the Shore
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 20
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 7, 2009 to Jan 8, 2013
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Themes: Psychological Psychological, School School
Serialization: Manga Erotics F
Authors: Asano, Inio (Story & Art)


Score: 7.211 (scored by 4056440,564 users)
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Ranked: #59302
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Popularity: #179
Members: 83,306
Favorites: 1,995


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In a seaside town where very little happens, middle school students Keisuke Isobe and Koume Satou live a rather dull life. But when Koume's crush breaks her heart, their situation becomes quite unordinary. She starts a "no-strings-attached" relationship with Keisuke, whom she had previously rejected, both finding solace in the other in order to fill the emotional voids in their lives. However, being "friends with benefits" becomes complicated when real feelings begin to develop, as the consequences of their relationship start to take their toll on those around them and themselves.

Umibe no Onnanoko takes a harsh look at love, relationships, and the emotional price that will be paid as the result of a decision made between two teenagers.

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Umibe no Onnanoko was published in English as A Girl on the Shore by Vertical Inc under the Vertical Comics imprint in a single volume on January 19, 2016. It was also released in Argentina by Editorial Ivrea; in Italian as La Ragazza in Riva al Mare by Panini Comics from July 29, 2021, to August 5, 2021; in Polish as Dziewczyna znad morza by Wydawnictwo Kotori from May 2018 to July 2018; in Russian as Девушка у моря by Comics Factory from January 31, 2018, to March 14, 2018; and in Spain as La chica a la orilla del mar by Milky Way Ediciones in 2014.


Kashima, Shota
Sanzaki, Misaki


Jun 20, 2014
Known for the acclaimed "Oyasumi Punpun" and "Solanin", Asano Inio has established his talent with both imagery and the written word. His stories are most noticeable for their oppressive and perpetual sense of melancholy, and "Umibe no Onnanoko" is certainly no exception.

Umibe no Onnanoko (lit. Girl of the Sea) is a brief tale of two teenagers' sexual frustration. Where most anime and manga draw the line at a simple kiss or confession, Umibe no Onnanoko starts its first chapter with a sexual encounter. There is no build-up, no confession: the two just decide to share their loneliness by having sex with one another. It is ...
May 22, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I feel like "Umibe no Onnanoko" is the most telling of inio asano's issue in his writhing. Which is that if you don’t have some sort of direct connection to the ideas he tackles you are never going to like the story. Unlike most stories, where the point is to introduce an idea to the reader. Asano's writing feels more like a depiction of feeling that use the experiences of the reader as a way to connect them to it.

This is why "a girl on the shore" is so impactful for me, while being so boring or disgusting for other people. I feel drawn ...
Apr 18, 2016
Umibe No Onnanoko is quite possibly the worst piece of literature that my hands have touched in the past decade.

Now to be fair, I knew absolutely nothing about this manga prior to buying it. Perhaps I should have done my research. When the first sex scene came by I was surprised because, again, I knew literally nothing about the manga. But it was fine. Sex scenes aren't that bad right? I'm sure they have meaning. Oh look another sex scene. And another one. Another one. Another one. Dj khaled can't save me here this book is literally sex and bad story telling.

The actual story ...

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