Tomodachi no Hanashi
The Secret of Friendship
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Tomodachi no Hanashi

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Synonyms: Sono Kare, Shirabemasu
Japanese: 友だちの話
English: The Secret of Friendship
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 4
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 28, 2009 to Sep 1, 2010
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Deluxe Margaret
Authors: Kawahara, Kazune (Story), Yamakawa, Aiji (Art)


Score: 7.941 (scored by 69276,927 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8192
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Popularity: #1081
Members: 14,210
Favorites: 278

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Moe is a gorgeous high school student whom others find difficult to get along with, as her blunt honesty often comes off as insensitive. However, after meeting Eiko Sakamoto, a plain but exceedingly gracious girl, Moe feels she has finally found someone who truly understands her. Ever since then, the two have been inseparable best friends.

Because Eiko has an exceptionally kind heart, Moe takes it upon herself to protect her because of how much she cherishes their friendship. With guys often asking her out, she immediately lays down a single rule: dating her means they must also spend quality time with Eiko. Though the affections of others may push them apart, the two girls refuse to falter and show just how deep their bond truly is.

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Included one-shot: Sono Kare, Shirabemasu


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Jan 2, 2013
slowrain (All reviews)
[Warning] This is more of a word vomit than an actual review. I apologize.

Friendships in mainstream shonen anime usually mean having two bros punching and kicking, shedding sweat and blood to prove their bravery, perseverance, strength and physical sacrifice. I came across this manga out of sheer coincidence. In fact, I rarely read any shojo, but I'm glad that I read this one.

The "Secret of Friendship" between Eiko and Moe is nothing less compelling - just perhaps, a hell lot less painful in comparison. It's rare to find a story that centers around a friendship between two young girls, who are so utterly devoted to read more
Jan 30, 2014
ishitagupta (All reviews)
“The secret of friendship” is a shoujo romance manga with a school life setting, but that’s only what the genres tell you. The art and plot execution is far more josei than shoujo, and friendship easily trumps romance as the central theme of the story. But these dichotomies make this title all the more engaging and memorable, one you’d like to revisit every time your friend cancels on your dinner plans to hang out with their significant other instead!

We have our two leading ladies, Eiko and Moe who meet in those initial turbulent days of high school when classmates are forming cliques, forging friendships and read more
Apr 2, 2017
SpectreLance (All reviews)
Though some people might say that this manga could be longer, it's short and sweet, yet quaint story, is a perfect fit for three chapters.

What I really enjoyed about this manga was the fact that both the relationships between a significant other, and a best friend are equally well explored. The manga manages to delve into what it really means to have a best friend from a few select angles. As someone who really loves his best friend, the story really rang true to me, but perhaps a bit more extreme.

As for the significant other aspect, the story shows more about what it read more
Mar 28, 2017
allandee (All reviews)
Overall: Incredible story about friendship.
And a very charming one regarding romance.
Would love to give a higher score, but I can't help but wanting just a little bit more.
One more chapter (not including the last one). One more character story. Just to give it that final touch.
Other than that, it was incredibly refreshing, and fun paced.

Story: (8) Really well paced, and very touching. But definitely needed at least one more chapter.

Art: (8) Fitting for the tone of the manga. Not my usual personal favourite, but it was very fitting.

Character: (9) For every character covered in depth, it was beautiful. Unfortunately, it would have been nice to read more

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