Suki. Dakara Suki
Suki: A Like Story
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Suki. Dakara Suki

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Japanese: すき。だからすき
English: Suki: A Like Story
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 15
Status: Finished
Published: 1999 to 2000
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Asuka
Authors: CLAMP (Story & Art)


Score: 6.821 (scored by 21822,182 users)
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Ranked: #114092
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Popularity: #4878
Members: 4,155
Favorites: 22


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Hinata Asahi is a high school student who lives alone with only her teddy bears to keep her company. Her life becomes much more exciting when the handsome Shirou Asou, moves in next door—not only is he really cute (even if much older), but he's also her new teacher! Hina has a bit of a crush on Asou-sensei, but when the older man seems to take an interest in her as well, is it a forbidden love or something else?

(Source: Tokyopop)


Suki. Dakara Suki was first published in English as Suki: A Like Story by Tokyopop from January 1 to June 8, 2004. VIZ Media took over the license, and released Suki digitally under the VIZ Select imprint from September 23 to November 18, 2014. It has additionally been published in German, French, Spanish and Indonesian.



Sep 18, 2012
Suki Dakara Suki was one of those mangas that I dipped into mostly out of boredom and slight curiosity, being somewhat of a CLAMP fan already, but didn't really expect much out of. It seemed simple enough: a cute schoolgirl, a handsome teacher, and a possible romantic outcome, or at least a sweet, unusual friendship story.

While it is true that Suki has neither the epic twists nor elaborate art style of more well-known CLAMP mangas like XXXHOLiC or Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, this actually works in its favor. Like the picture books Hina loves so much, Suki's strength lies in its ability to tug at one's ...
Dec 25, 2009
Sometimes the most simplistic stories can have the biggest impacts on our hearts. "Suki" would be a fantastic example of this. The love presented in this short manga is at such a level of pure beauty that one can't help but fall captive to it.


Meet Hinata Asahi: perhaps (and at no exaggeration) the world's happiest girl. She is, by quote from her friends, an "absent-minded savant". She excels in academics and sports at her High School all while managing to be extremely naive. Hinata's life takes a spectacular turn when an attractive, older man moves in next door to her. Hinata (who likes ...
Apr 4, 2010
Something about Suki immediately caught my interest during my CLAMP obsession phase...maybe because it was, and still is, completely different from any other CLAMP title I know of. Entirely devoid of any fantasy of magical elements and with a distinctly different style, CLAMP themselves hail Suki as a turning point in their story telling and art direction. While reading it you can observe the 'story within a story' technique later revisited in such favorites as 'Chobits'. However, after buying the complete set with much excitement, it was all downhill from there.

The thing is, Suki doesn't make much sense to me. I'll try to explain why.

Suki ...

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