Mushi to Uta
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Mushi to Uta

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Ichikawa Haruko Sakuhinshuu, Hoshi no Koibito, Violight, Kusaka Kyoudai
Japanese: 虫と歌 市川春子作品集


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 4
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 25, 2006 to Oct 24, 2009
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Afternoon
Authors: Ichikawa, Haruko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.061 (scored by 14521,452 users)
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Ranked: #77992
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Popularity: #4698
Members: 4,349
Favorites: 32
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Chapters: /4


1. Hoshi no Koibito (The Lover of Stars)
2. Violight
3. Kusaka Kyoudai (The Kusaka Siblings)
4. Mushi to Uta


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Aug 1, 2021
This short story collection by Ichikawa Haruko sensei is an exceptional work of art. It is quiet, unassuming, subtle, and sensitive to its understanding of the world and the human condition. It is within the vein of the Japanese philosophy of 'mono no aware', the beauty and subtle sadness of life's ephemerality, of life's shortness and passing and how people move on or never will.

The short stories here are not conventional stories that we see in the likes of typical manga and novels where people react like people and events are made to occur as they would in the real world, the short stories ...
Jul 22, 2022
My first reaction to this manga was something of a “huh…” but I really do think it’s worth a read. The stories all explore the fragility and transience of life, but at the same time the way life stubbornly appears again and again and strives to remain. This is not a happy manga — there’s sadness and loss and loneliness — but the stories feel good, fulfilling almost.

Visually, the manga is nothing special, but the beauty of the stories themselves more than make up for it. The blending of fantasy and realism is smooth and quickly established, allowing for character and plot focus ...

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