Kokoro Kikai.
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Kokoro Kikai.

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Amaya no Hoshibito.
Japanese: ココロ機械。


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 2
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 7, 2005 to Apr 11, 2005
Genre: Boys Love Boys Love
Theme: School School
Serialization: Craft
Authors: Yumeka, Sumomo (Story & Art)


Score: 7.321 (scored by 22692,269 users)
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Ranked: #45162
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Popularity: #4724
Members: 4,320
Favorites: 16
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"Are we all really alive?" Shinobu, a high school student, questions as he spends each day just passing the time away.

(Source: mochi*mochi)


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Jul 6, 2008
This is the first work of Sumomo Yumeka that I encountered and I was completely enchanted after reading it.

The story is very simple but quite profound. Despite the short length of the manga, Sumomo Yumeka makes it very easy for readers to appreciate the characters by carefully choosing which scenes to illustrate. The visual style is very clean and blends well with the quiet mood of the story.

Very touching and appealing, particularly for people who like subtle romance.
Oct 3, 2010
There is one complaint I have about this manga, and one complaint only.

Why is it so short? Why?! I love it so much DX

Despite the fact that there are two short chapters that make up this manga, Shinobu and Nishino are characterized better than many I have seen in manga with multiple volumes. I'm impressed with this. It took me five to ten minutes to read, and it still had such an impact.

Kokoro Kikan is definitely worth the read. It'll leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside ^_^
Apr 24, 2019
Sumomo yumeka is one of my fave mangakas, if not my favorite, because of the depth of her stories, the way she deals with subjects, themes, and how beautiful her art is.

Kokoro kikai is two one shots that revolve around two high schools boys feeling like they aren’t alive, like they’re suffocated and heavy. One of them also has scars over the past, and I feel like together their world is brighter.

I love her art, it’s ethereal, it’s a bit surreal, it’s lovely, and definitely should read this! This is a good introduction to her works, because it isn’t as heavy.

Definitely recommend reading her other ...

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