Kuzu no Honkai
Scum's Wish
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Kuzu no Honkai

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Synonyms: Nyan Nyan Prelude, Serenade, Oratorio, Cantata, Andante, Kuzu no Honkai Décor
Japanese: クズの本懐
English: Scum's Wish
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 60
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 24, 2012 to May 25, 2018
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Gangan
Authors: Yokoyari, Mengo (Story & Art)


Score: 7.261 (scored by 1965219,652 users)
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Ranked: #51282
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Popularity: #296
Members: 50,520
Favorites: 1,137

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Scum's Wish
Volume 1


Unrequited love is a tragic circumstance with no simple resolution. It comes in many forms, yet each one shares the same debilitating feeling of inconceivable longing.

Hanabi Yasuraoka and Mugi Awaya are two high school students who appear to have the ideal relationship. They are the envy of their classmates, and it is easy to portray them as the classic example of high school sweethearts. Unbeknownst to friends and family, however, there is a side to their love veiled by hidden passions: their true affections lie elsewhere, and they use each other to physically sate their unreciprocated feelings.

Hanabi is in love with Narumi Kanai, her new homeroom teacher who is also her childhood friend. Mugi is in love with Akane Minagawa, who used to be his tutor when he was younger. Now teachers at the same school, Kanai and Minagawa begin to show an interest in one another. As a result, Mugi and Hanabi find solace in each other as victims of the same pain.

With little hope of their feelings being realized, these two students face a challenging predicament: cope with and move on from their lust, or become further entangled in their web of unrequited love.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Included one-shots:
Volume 1: Nyan Nyan Prelude
Volume 2: Nyan Nyan Serenade
Volume 3: Nyan Nyan Oratorio
Volume 4: Nyan Nyan Cantata
Volume 5: Nyan Nyan Andante


Kuzu no Honkai received a live-action TV series adaptation that began airing on Fuji TV on January 18, 2017.

The series has been published in English as Scum's Wish by Yen Press since October 25, 2016.

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Apr 8, 2017
I want to like Kuzu No Honkai, I really do. But I just can't, and here's why.

Art: 8
First and foremost I'd like to praise the superficial, the art. I adore Yokoyari Mengo's art, it's very well done. Each of the character's design feel unique and somehow colorful. Mengo's greatest achievement in Kuzu No Honkai was definitely her art. This is the only aspect of the manga I have very concrete positive feelings for.

Character: 6
Next the character, this is a double edged blade. It was simultaneously good and bad. Characters felt like they could be real people, they were relatable and all but one felt competent. ...
Nov 21, 2017
WARNING: This review contains explicit language.

Kuzu no Honkai is the only manga I've completed with a fast pace. This is also the first revie that I'm going to publish for a Manga here in MAL because I cannot keep myself from shading my thoughts because this fucking manga has scarred me big time.

Character: 10
I love them and I hate them. I love Mugi and Hanabi and I just fucking shipped them throughout the whole time I was reading this Manga. I'll continue on shipping them till the day I return to dust but at the same time I also hated them occasionally for being so ...
Dec 28, 2017
Kuzu no Honkai is one of those series that looks deep but will leave you feeling empty at the same time. However, I wouldn't say it's no good - because it's good. It's one of those bitter-sweet stories that I actually like.

Story: 8/10
After completing this manga, I was a bit disappointed with the way it ended.. I thought "that's it?" (no I am not talking about the romance part) but that feeling of being let down, I expected something more - especially from the characters, but I didn't get anything except of what they have shown.
What I like about this manga is ...

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