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Sayonara ga Chikai no de

Sayonara ga Chikai no de

Alternative Titles

English: For Our Farewell Is Near
Synonyms: Because Goodbyes Are Coming Soon
Japanese: さようならが近いので


Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 23, 2004
Authors: Yukimura, Makoto (Story & Art)
Serialization: Evening


Score: 7.231 (scored by 1611 users)
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Ranked: #61222
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Popularity: #2447
Members: 2,636
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Follow the final moments of the Shinsengumi first squadron captain, Okita Souji, as the author tells his version of the story.


The one-shot was included in the first 5 volumes of Kodansha Comics USA's English release of Vinland Saga (Oct 14, 2013 - Oct 7, 2014).


Okita, Souji
Okita, Souji

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Nov 29, 2008
“All this living, killing, and dying…
Do you really need a reason for it?”

For some manga, it’s love at first sight. The title may be intriguing, the story might be riveting, the characters possibly lovable, or perhaps the art just blinds you with sheer awesomeness. Either way, you flip through the pages and get instant gratification.

Because Goodbyes Are Coming Soon is not one of those.

Despite that, or rather, because of that, no other one shot has impressed me as much as this one.

Admittedly, the manga didn’t grab my attention at first. For starters, none of the characters could actually brag about good looks read more
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Mar 1, 2010
This is about the aftermath of a revolution, portrayed without the romanticism you usually find in manga portrayals of the Shinsengumi and the bakumatsu. I like how subtly the mangaka portrayed everything - Okita's flashback was particularly affecting. It starts off a little slow, and I think some will be disappointed that the artist stuck to a close portrayal of how everyone actually looked, but the art is gorgeous with the imagery telling the story just as often as the words. Nicely done.
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