Sayonara ga Chikai no de
For Our Farewell Is Near
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Sayonara ga Chikai no de

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Synonyms: Because Goodbyes Are Coming Soon
Japanese: さようならが近いので
English: For Our Farewell Is Near
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Type: One-shot
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: 1
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 23, 2004
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Evening
Authors: Yukimura, Makoto (Story & Art)


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Ranked: #106562
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Popularity: #3382
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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.


Sayonara ga Chikai no de was split into 5-parts and included in the first 5 volumes of Kodansha Comics USA's English release of Vinland Saga.



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.
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.
Nov 29, 2021
No surprise from Yukimura, but this is a really solid piece of work. It's got a really fantastic depiction of the Bakumatsu and the tensions at work within the war. On one hand, it doesn't demonize Shisengumi like Okita Soji, but it thankfully doesn't valorize them like the endless romance stories that star them. The real highlight of the piece is a flashback from Soji to his fighting days when he has to confront the question of violence that Yukimura makes one of the main issues in his VINLAND SAGA.

The art is more in the style and quality of PLANETES than it is VINLAND. While ...

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