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Donten ni Warau

Donten ni Warau

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Synonyms: Cloudy Laugh, Utakata ni Warau
Japanese: 曇天に笑う


Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 29
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 15, 2010 to May 15, 2013
Authors: Karakara, Kemuri (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic Avarus


Score: 8.281 (scored by 5309 users)
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Ranked: #3912
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In the dawn of the Meiji period, the Gokumonjou, an inescapable prison, has been established in the middle of an enormous lake to counter the soaring crime rates the new era has brought. Serving as the ferrymen are the famous Kumou brothers: the eccentric family head, Tenka; the reckless but noble second son, Soramaru; and the guileless youngest, Chuutarou. In spite of their grim work, the three lead relatively peaceful lives in the ever-cloudy town of Oumi, together with their housekeeper, Shirasu Kinjou.

But buried in the long history of Oumi is the legend of the terrifying "Orochi," a serpentine beast that awakens every three hundred years in a human vessel. Unbeknownst to Soramaru and Chuutarou, the actual job of the Kumou family is to seal the Orochi away before it fully revives—or the world will be plunged into destruction. Amid the monster's next resurrection, the Kumou family must find the resolve to keep laughing under the clouds.

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Included one-shot:
Volume 1: Utakata ni Warau (2 parts)


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Jul 24, 2012
KyokoAkataiyo (All reviews)
This is my first review, but seeing how this manga doesn't have one yet, I thought I'd give it a shot.
Hope I can do this awesome series justice.

Story (10/10) - On the surface this Donten ni Warau is mainly about the three Kumo brothers who are in charge of transporting prisoners to the inescapable lake prison. But this is only the beginning of it. It quickly becomes evident that the story has much more to it than that and the reader gets to quickly see the plot unravel chapter by chapter. Even though there aren't many chapters yet, already it is evident that read more
Nov 29, 2012
BookmanJunior112 (All reviews)
Like the person before me this is my first review. I have read all of the chapters out right now which is 16 so I'm basing the review on that.

I came upon Donten Ni Warau pretty much by accident but I thought the art looked nice so I gave it a shot. For the first chapter or so I thought that it was a decent manga but I thought it would be all about 3 brothers who transported criminals to prison and this would be the whole plot of the story. How wrong was I?

Story: 10/10 - It is a very original story, read more


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