Sasameki Koto
Whispered Words
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Sasameki Koto

Alternative Titles

English: Whispered Words
Synonyms: Kamisama to Dance
Japanese: ささめきこと


Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 55
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 27, 2007 to Sep 27, 2011
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Girls Love Girls Love
Theme: School School
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Comic Alive
Authors: Ikeda, Takashi (Story & Art)


Score: 8.011 (scored by 71087,108 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #6682
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #693
Members: 18,988
Favorites: 653

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Sumika Murasame is not a cute girl. Nicknamed "Violence Murasame" by her peers, the tall and imposing Sumika shows little signs of femininity. And unfortunately for Sumika, her best friend and crush, Ushio Kazama, only likes cute girls. Ushio loves to gush about her endless crushes, completely oblivious to Sumika's feelings.

During their first year of high school, Sumika and Ushio encounter Tomoe Hachisuka and Miyako Tamae, two other girls of a similar orientation. Desiring to start a club for "girl-loving girls," the group attempts to find a fifth member and get their club approved. Though Sumika has some reservations about the purpose of the club, she recognizes this as an opportunity to get closer to Ushio and resolve her unrequited love.

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Included one-shot:
Volume 6: Kamisama to Dance


Sasameki Koto has been published in English as Whispered Words by One Peace Books since May 13, 2014.

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Jan 4, 2014
czxcjx (All reviews)
Before delving into a review a primer on certain theories in film and comics is needed.

The two main components of cinema is montage and mise-en-scene. The former is about how the placement of shots are edited together while the latter is about how the shot is composed in the first place (atmosphere, props, gesture of characters etc...). Certain film theorists have stances as to whether a montage heavy approach (e.g. the fast moving shots of Fight Club and Trainspotting) or an atmospheric approach (e.g. the deep focus shots of Citizen Kane or The Trial) is better. French New Wave theorist Bazin sides with the read more
Jan 9, 2018
Freeze_Ray (All reviews)
Good things about Sasameki Koto:
Decent art, strong characters. The main two protagonists are both in depth and likeable characters. You really grow to care for them. Also the first 3 side characters are great too.

Bad things about Sasameki Koto (spoilers):
Just as you think there's about to be some actual progress to real romance the author throws some annoying contrived cliche drama at you over and over again until he runs out of options and ends the manga like it should have done 30 chapters ago. Annoying transfer student shows up and gets in the way? Of course! Main character has some past trauma that prevents read more
Dec 12, 2017
Otaku1985 (All reviews)
Well, that was a mistake.

In exploring all genres of anime/manga, I had decided to explore the various yuri/shoujo-ai titles available to read and watch. Apart from watching the anime version of Sakura Trick, this would be my first encounter with the genre. If anything, I should have built up to this. I should have watched all the cheap, fan-service-laden trash that accounts for most yuri titles. But no, I had to right to the top of the mountain.

It's not perfect. The art varies, swaying between blank-faced background characters and... the Big Emotional Scenes, which are so well done, I can only guess how many times read more
Dec 8, 2018
cstrande7 (All reviews)
Story was pretty good, if not a bit cliché. You get the same cookie cutter drama as with "most" love stories (dead relatives, inability to communicate, transfer student, bla bla). There's a few chapters where things get very real, and you feel the characters' frustration. I was impressed with how easy it was to empathize with pretty much everyone. What drags it down is the last few chapters that were quite confusing, without spoiling anything. It was still worth reading, though.

Art is very good, not much else to say.

I absolutely loved the characters. I enjoyed how the protagonist was so boring without being boring read more

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