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Kotonoba Drive

Kotonoba Drive

Alternative Titles

Japanese: コトノバドライブ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 35
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 25, 2014 to Jan 25, 2017
Authors: Ashinano, Hitoshi (Story & Art)
Serialization: Afternoon

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Score: 7.311 (scored by 486 users)
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Ranked: #57062
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Popularity: #4859
Members: 1,870
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Synopsis

Suu-chan lives a laid back life, alternating her time between her part-time job and aimlessly riding on her bike. Occasionally she encounters mysterious scenery that engulfs her.

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Characters

Suu
Main
Tenchou
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

May 5, 2018
BlueKite (All reviews)
I’ve long admired Ashinano Hitoshi for his slice-of-life masterpiece Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou and his landscape eye candy Kabu no Isaki. His minimalistic art style won me over with his expressive strokes which gives a lighthearted aesthetic whenever I read his works. The relaxed pacing, the simple yet insightful characters, the calm world-building, this is evident in all his manga. While this includes Kotonoba Drive, it pales in comparison to his previous works.

I can’t help but feel disappointed that this manga was short-lived. Maybe if it was extended to another 50 chapters or so, it could have fleshed out things better. The characterization is fairly weak, read more
Oct 29, 2018
JoeGar96 (All reviews)
Kotonaba Drive for me was a mixed bag, some chapters felt atmospheric and nostalgic, whilst others to me felt aimless with not that much point to them.

Kotonaba is about Suu chan just travelling and seeing new places every chapter, every chapter she will have a day dream, about something she see's in her everyday life, like for example driving through the night on her scooter you will have a lot of shots of the night sky her feelings and it gets re imagined to travelling through a sea of mist as one example.
It sort of takes real feelings and re imagines it to show how read more
Sep 29, 2017
Akunmehchai (All reviews)
Preliminary
Kotonoba Drive is the latest series from Hitoshi Ashinano, writer of the highly acclaimed Slice of life manga Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou. Despite that, it surprisingly doesn’t have any reviews yet. Time to put that right!

In Kotonoba, we follow the laid-back everyday life of Suu, a young woman with a part time job at a spaghetti restaurant and an ability to see mysterious sights such as landscapes of the past and humanoid forms of birds and insects, but only 5 minutes at a time. Each chapter tends to focus on one of her supernatural encounters, ranging from heart-warming to melancholic to mildly creepy, but always mysterious read more

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