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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: 7.431 (scored by 7673 users)
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Ranked: #42522
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Popularity: #281
Members: 20,656
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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
Nov 27, 2017
Skyford (All reviews)
"It's not like it would be the end of this world if someone refused me." - Yasuraoka, Hanabi

Kuzu no Honkai (Scum's Wish) is doubtlessly living up to it's name by portaying how fragile humans are when it comes to temptations and how susceptible we are with negative emotions. Through this series, expect that everything will refuse fall in place. Indubitably manga is unique on it own way of showing us what love really is. Since it shows what really happens when we are broken and in need of someone that to fill out that missing part.

The story revolves with Hanabi Yasuraoka and Mugi Awaya that read more
Nov 21, 2017
psychpth (All reviews)
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 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


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