Sasameki Koto
Whispered Words
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Sasameki Koto

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kamisama to Dance
Japanese: ささめきこと
English: Whispered Words
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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: 7.981 (scored by 83178,317 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8522
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #798
Members: 22,764
Favorites: 685


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Volumes: /9
Chapters: /55


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 was published in English as Whispered Words by One Peace Books as 3-in-1 omnibus volumes from May 13, 2014 to March 17, 2015.

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Dec 22, 2023
!english is not my first language
So... Love in teenage years itself is such a rollercoaster, but it's way more complicated when you fell in love with someone of the same gender as you.

Sasameki Koto has a personal appeal for me, because I see myself in Sumika. I discovered this work when I was discovering myself as a person who likes another person without caring about gender, and at the same time I was in love with some girl that I knew she would never look at me the same way. So, even with the rushed ending, Sasameki Koto means a lot to me. It ...
Aug 10, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Warning! Although I mostly liked this manga, it is definitely a product of its time. Akemiya's character is treated so poorly throughout almost the entire series. I don't expect authors to get trans stuff right all the time, but the jokes were truly heinous, to the point where I stopped reading for a bit after a particularly vile joke. I recommend skipping any section with him.

Anyways, this was pretty okay. If you're looking for a light, chill read, I'd say go for it. The karate angle is fun and at times the comedy is pretty alright.

The two main characters generally have good chemistry and ...
Jan 9, 2018
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 ...

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