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Kokoro no Kanashimi

Kokoro no Kanashimi

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Synonyms: Sadness of the Heart
Japanese: 心の悲しみ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 12
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 25, 2002
Authors: Nishioka Kyoudai (Story & Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 7.471 (scored by 263 users)
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Ranked: #37282
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Popularity: #8858
Members: 603
Favorites: 6
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Rather more representative of the Nishioka siblings' writing style than Kami no Kodomo, this is a collection of quietly philosophical one-shots that explore the thoughts and feelings of ordinary people in an odd, surrealistic manner replete with atypical and symbolic illustrations.

More than one reading may be required if you are to completely grasp the core message behind each of these stories.

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Sep 11, 2012
Previously, I had read two other mangas by these authors: Kono Sekai no Owari e no Tabi and Kami no Kodomo; both of which I greatly enjoyed. This one was no exception. This is truly an avant garde manga, it's style of art and storytelling is refreshingly, even shockingly, different from the typical slice of life mangas. That being said, it will not suit everybody's taste, but it's definitely worth checking out.

STORY -- 9/10

The manga consists of short stories, ranging from 8-pages long to 20-something pages, detailing bits and pieces of people's lives. I was impressed by how seemingly mundane situations became surreal and how read more
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