Umibe no Onnanoko
A Girl on the Shore
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Umibe no Onnanoko

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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, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: Psychological Psychological, School School
Serialization: Manga Erotics F
Authors: Asano, Inio (Story & Art)


Score: 7.281 (scored by 3146331,463 users)
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Ranked: #44002
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Popularity: #185
Members: 64,917
Favorites: 1,645

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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, in Spanish as La chica a la orilla del mar by Milky Way in early 2014, and in Russian as Девушка у моря by Comics Factory from January 31 to March 14, 2018.


Kashima, Shota
Sanzaki, Misaki

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Jun 20, 2014
Veronin (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 18, 2016
chevybow (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 29, 2021
literaturenerd (All reviews)
Definitely not Asano's best work. It was originally published in an erotica magazine, so it's great by the low standards of porn. It's just not up to his normal, Eisner Award winning standards. I understand what he was trying to do. I get it! He wanted to break away from the unrealistic and idealized love of cheesy romance manga and show how shit REALLY works in the 8th grade! Lots of teenage angst, depression, drugs, and loveless sex. However, Asano's desire to showcase the dark and grotesque goes a bit far. Half the dialogue ends up sounding like some R9K shitpost. When the bullied geek read more
Oct 1, 2016
Iwasannon (All reviews)
I'm writing this review completely fresh, having finished A girl on the shore just a couple of minuets ago, and it left such an impact on me that I felt I had to come straight to MAL and write my first review in over 3 years. Not because this was such a thought provoking or inspiring work that I felt I simply needed to tell everyone to read it as fast as I could, no quite the opposite, I feel as if this is one of the most DISAPPOINTING Manga's/Anime's I've had the displeasure of watching/reading. I honestly can not believe this is written by read more

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