Sayonara ga Chikai no de
For Our Farewell Is Near
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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
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Evening
Authors: Yukimura, Makoto (Story & Art)


Score: 6.961 (scored by 27412,741 users)
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Ranked: #81562
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Popularity: #3108
Members: 4,776
Favorites: 9


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Nov 29, 2008
Yuunagi (All reviews)
“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
Mar 1, 2010
deralte (All reviews)
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.