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Kuzu no Honkai

Kuzu no Honkai

Alternative Titles

English: Scum's Wish
Synonyms: Nyan Nyan Prelude, Serenade, Oratorio, Cantata, Andante
Japanese: クズの本懐


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 53
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 24, 2012 to Mar 25, 2017
Authors: Yokoyari, Mengo (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Gangan


Score: 7.441 (scored by 7514 users)
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Ranked: #41472
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Popularity: #284
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Volumes: /8
Chapters: /53
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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
Yautja (All reviews)
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. read more
Jun 1, 2015
84DaysWithout (All reviews)
A fruitless love. A painful love. A one-sided love. Is that really such a wonderful thing?

It's all too common throughout the romance genre to follow the journey of an unrequited love. These stories are light hearted in nature and sparkling with color as characters fantasize about confessing to their unobtainable goal. What rarely gets explored is the emotional toll that weighs on the soul of a person who rests their hopes on the choices of another adolescent. To not be able to share yourself with the one you desire most in this world, even worse watch them grow closer to someone else, is an excruciating read more
May 15, 2016
ngaby1997 (All reviews)
I've just finished reading Kuzu no Honkai (Scums Wish) and I felt the need to put my thoughts into words, so I decided to write a review. As this work is ongoing take my current score with a grain of salt, as many of you know you can't give an accurate score till something is over. However, rest assured the 8 does mean that I have "enjoyed" what I've read (More on those quotations later). That being said, let's get into the nitty gritty.

The story is simple enough, two people find comfort in each other as the pine away for the ones they truly read more
Sep 3, 2016
jeikobu11 (All reviews)
This review is spoiler free with nothing to do with the story, so you can enjoy the manga without knowing 'too' much. Remember this is my thoughts, therefore I will make a paragraph at the end about it not based on my personal thoughts.

Kuzu no Honkai is kind of messed up in many ways, not school days messed up but not your average manga. For me it's hard writing a review for this because i can't find much good things about it. Its not boring at all,I read all 40 chapters (so far) in the first go. I can't really love any of the characters, read more


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