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Kokoro no Kanashimi

Kokoro no Kanashimi

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Synonyms: Sadness of the Heart, A Broken Soul, AX: A Collection of Alternative Manga
Japanese: 心の悲しみ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 12
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 25, 1998 to Oct 25, 2001
Authors: Nishioka Kyoudai (Story & Art)
Serialization: AX


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Ranked: #64632
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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.

(Source: MU)

1. Kokoro ga Kowareta (A Broken Soul)
2. Boku no Kodomo-tachi ni (To My Children)
3. Kokoro no Kanashimi (Sadness of the Heart)
4. Kekkonshiki (Wedding)
5. Sora wo Tobu (Flying)
6. Hebi Onna (Snake Woman)
7. Shinigami (God of Death)
8. Watashi no Yuurei (My Ghost)
9. Me no Aru Ikimono (A Creature with Eyes)
10. Tsurishi no Nayami (An Angler's Anguish)
11. Kanashii Koi no Hanashi (Sad Love Story)
12. Jinsei Iroiro (Life Has Its Ups and Downs)


The one-shot Kokoro ga Kowareta was published in English as A Broken Soul by Top Shelf in their manga anthology AX: A Collection of Alternative Manga on October 18, 2010.


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Sep 11, 2012
CherryBone (All reviews)
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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