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Alternative Titles

English: The Match Seller
Synonyms: Lights a Match, Yagi-san Yuubin, Goat Mail, Lost Letters
Japanese: マッチ売り


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 10
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 25, 2005 to Dec 18, 2009
Genres: Drama, Yaoi
Authors: Kusama, Sakae (Story & Art)
Serialization: Cab


Score: 7.251 (scored by 30 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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MangaCabKusama, Sakae (Story & Art)
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University student Kiyotaka Hirose finds a love letter tucked into the pages of a borrowed book. The intended recipient is a mystery, but the writer's identity is clear: a fellow student who's suddenly leaving Tokyo and heading back to his hometown. Hirose is determined to return the letter, and as he tries to do so he runs into a black-market match seller, Seiji Hanashiro. Drawn to each other at first sight, tangled up in destiny and their own feelings, the men see their lives turned upside down by a single love letter.

(Source: SuBLime)


Match-uri was published in English as The Match Seller by SuBLime on March 26, 2013.

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Jul 23, 2014
The Lost Letters series is centered around a love letter that a student finds and wants to return to it's author. The story is about the characters who are some how connected to the author. That's the basics of the plot.

The manga starts out with Kiyotaka Hiros, the student, waiting in a tunnel to meet up with his friend, Arihara Mineo, to return his letter. There, he meets The Match Seller Hanashiro Seiji and they start talking about why this letter is so important and why Hirose is waiting out in the cold for his friend that never comes. The story then quickly becomes about read more
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