Utsubora: The Story of a Novelist
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Japanese: ウツボラ
English: Utsubora: The Story of a Novelist
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 14
Status: Finished
Published: 2008 to 2012
Genres: Drama Drama, Mystery Mystery
Serialization: Manga Erotics F
Authors: Nakamura, Asumiko (Story & Art)


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Ranked: #35622
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Novelist Shun Mizorogi is content with the mundaneness of his life that came along with his pseudo-celebrity status. However, it all comes crumbling down when it is revealed that a young woman, Aki Fujino, had called him moments before plunging to her death. When Mizorogi is summoned by the police to confirm the identity of the mangled corpse, he is informed of the existence of Sakura Miki—a spitting image of Aki and allegedly her identical twin sister—about whom little is known.

But as the nature of Mizorogi and Aki's relationship comes to light, his latest book "Utsubora" brings about a troublesome public controversy. The unraveling of lies and deceit binds the fate of several people involved in this unsavory affair.

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Utsubora was published in English as Utsubora: The Story of a Novelist by Vertical Inc. in an omnibus on June 18, 2013. It was also published in Spanish by Milky Way Ediciones from February 24, 2015 to April 24, 2015.


Miki, Sakura
Mizorogi, Shun
Kaiba, Yoshitsugu
Nomiya, Ai
Mochizuki, Tsuyoshi
Fujino, Aki
Tsuji, Makoto


Apr 18, 2021
Well this certainly was quite an oddball mystery story and a pretty good one. The story goes that a young woman jumps off a building and it seems she is connected to the dashing author guy himself, Mizorogi. So he meets her twin sister and a lot happens from there in which I can’t tell you much about because this is only 14 chapters and if I say anymore lads, y’all will be spoiled. That’s the main reason I’m being vague with this review so just go read this damn weird mystery book lads!

Also readers of Doukyusei would really enjoy the whole story ...
Oct 5, 2020
A woman with a dead yet captivating look on the cover of this manga, along with the subtitle - The Story of a Novelist - caught my interest from the very beginning, so yesterday I decided to give Utsubora a try.

With a daring and confusing introduction, Utsubora starts a story full of lies and deception, attraction and sensuality, mystery and confusion that camouflages all its truths and answers to any question you may have. A narrative that challenges the reader to differentiate between the lie and the truth, an intelligent book that deals maturely with many topics that are not seen so much in the ...
Sep 24, 2018
"You write because you're alive.You're alive because you write.Still,does living really require anything to put on a scale against itself?"

The sole reason why I picked up this manga is because I came across this obscure manga review on youtube and the synopsis looked intriguing but what I found was possibly the best manga I've read.I read the manga twice in one day and I don't think I've read any Psychological Thriller that kept me second guessing myself throughout their entire length.This is feels like something right out of Satoshi Kon's mind and it's fitting cause the manga reminded me of Perfect Blue.

The story revolves ...

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