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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: 7.501 (scored by 5873 users)
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Ranked: #35442
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Volumes: /8
Chapters: /53
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Seventeen-year-old Mugi Awaya and Hanabi Yasuraoka appear to be the ideal couple. They are both pretty popular, and they seem to suit each other well. However, outsiders don't know of the secret they share. Both Mugi and Hanabi have hopeless crushes on someone else, and they are only dating each other to soothe their loneliness. Mugi is in love with Akane Minagawa, a young teacher who used to be his home tutor. Hanabi is also in love with a teacher, a young man who has been a family friend since she was little. In each other, they find a place where they can grieve for the ones they cannot have, and they share physical intimacy driven by loneliness. Will things stay like this for them forever?

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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
Jun 10, 2016
zhainan2157 (All reviews)
I don't really like the idea of writing reviews and have never written a manga review before, but after reading all of the currently released chapters of this manga, I just thought damn, wtf did I just read and am I so masochistic enough to read all 38 chapters that are currently released. So I've decided to write this review to display my enjoyment of this miserable experience.

At first glance, you see a young high school couple who is the "ideal" couple, however, further reading along, you realize that they are perverted humans who only utilize each other in order to satisfy their physical needs read more


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