Smells Like Green Spirit
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Smells Like Green Spirit

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Japanese: スメルズライクグリーンスピリット


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 15
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 12, 2011 to Feb 13, 2013
Genres: SchoolSchool, Shounen AiShounen Ai, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Authors: Nagai, Saburou (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic Be


Score: 7.831 (scored by 18831,883 users)
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Ranked: #10682
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Popularity: #3354
Members: 4,202
Favorites: 113
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A story of friendship and self-discovery in a small town.


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Oct 26, 2014
SleepyBear (All reviews)
The story of the bullied, closeted gay high-schooler in a small town is a clichéd (but relevant) one in American media, and yet seeing this brand of narrative in the context of BL is refreshing. BL is considered to be the sphere of fantasy. Much of it is character-driven and chooses to place less emphasis on plot and setting, placing the main couple into a bubble. Nagai Saburou’s Smells Like Green Spirit is unique in that it explores both the characters’ impact on their environment, and how the small town and its inhabitants have molded the characters and their decisions.

Some of the characters and read more
Feb 27, 2020
HondaYumeha (All reviews)
So, I finished reading this manga back when I'm in senior high school, I was devastated cause of the rollercoaster ride of this manga. At first peek at the early chapter you may find that it can be a little humorous element of the drawing even though the story has started with rather dark material; bullying.

The story revolves around the main characters self-learning and self resolution. Watching how everyone tries to overcome their confusion, their fear and try to pursuit the best happiness to each of their own is really amazing. This manga shows a glimpse of reality that LGBT and queer people face read more
Aug 1, 2019
shysnail (All reviews)
Smells Like Green Spirit is an absolute mess of a manga. The plot swings from one thing to another fast enough to give you whiplash. There is a lot of simply absurd stuff that happens, with no real build up except the author deciding that this is what was happening now. The characters' motivations are bizarre and unpredictable. There are some really troubling yaoi/BL tropes that are used as a fall back to create drama, with literally no fall back or substance at all. The whole premise on which the manga opens (a gay kid being bullied) ends up having little to no bearing on read more
Oct 7, 2019
zaena (All reviews)
Smells like green spirit is a small peek into the lives of closeted gay men in the deep countryside of japan.

Story - 8
The story's refreshing, short and bittersweet. It follows mishima, a closeted and bullied gay boy. He comes across an unlikely ally, who also turns out to be gay. From there, an exploration into sexuality and the many ways in which people hide it, and the consequences of discovery ensues.

The story can be a bit jarring, because it feels fast-paced, with some events happening seemingly out of nowhere, with little lead-up and not much of a resolution. But, I'm not sure this story intended read more

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