Kuzu no Honkai
Scum's Wish
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Kuzu no Honkai

Alternative Titles

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: 7.231 (scored by 2091820,918 users)
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Ranked: #55192
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Popularity: #306
Members: 53,782
Favorites: 1,180

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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 was published in English as Scum's Wish by Yen Press from October 25, 2016 to August 21, 2018.



Jul 21, 2022
This brutally honest and incisive manga explores the dark side of unrequited love. The inability of people to truly reach one another; the futility of waiting for a “no” to turn into a “yes”; the twisting of one’s love target into an abstract idea or, worse, fundamental part of one’s identity; the willingness, even eagerness, to be hurt by the one you love.

The six main characters in this story (with the possible exception of Kanai) are perverted in the truest sense. Not in that they have outlandish sexual preferences, but in that they consistently seek out what is bad for them, with disastrous emotional consequences ...
May 15, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Generally a pretty bland overblown sex drama that doesn’t really have much to offer.

The narrative of Scum’s Wish revolves around the idea of “unrequited love” and how to cope with it, which per se isn’t exactly the most creative idea thematically but I still found it quite interesting going into this manga. But as I continue to read Scum’s Wish ended up to be a rather bland manga with an extremely overblown narrative and monotonous characters. We constantly get this same obnoxious sequence of X falls in love with Y, but Y is in love with someone else, then we get a cutscene to X ...
Feb 1, 2024
Review both for the anime and manga, Includes a little bit of epilogue.

Not recommending Kuzu no Honkai.

Weird coming from someone that really found this engaging the first time i saw it. Remembering the days me and this bro would talk about that cliffhanger of an ending. And the Cool ass theme. BUT THOSE DAYS ARE OVER. IVE BECOME MATURE BITCH.

To start, there is only a MC and that is the girl So she Respectfully is MC and not "FMC"

Enjoy your respect mc, your a loser. The mc in this manga is portrayed to be someone we should care about and have feelings as ...

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