Umibe no Étranger
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Umibe no Étranger

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Synonyms: Étranger de la plage, Seaside stranger, Umibe no Etranger
Japanese: 海辺のエトランゼ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 4
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 25, 2013 to Apr 25, 2014
Genres: RomanceRomance, YaoiYaoi, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Authors: Kii, Kanna (Story & Art)
Serialization: onBLUE


Score: 7.811 (scored by 55285,528 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #944
Members: 11,762
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On a sleepy island, aspiring novelist Shun Hashimoto lives out each passing day in the same dreamlike haze, having broken off ties with his family for being gay. He now soaks in the scorching heat and picturesque ocean view, but one day, a lone figure on the beach catches his interest. Mio Chibana is a recently bereaved orphan who spends his free time gazing into the endless expanse of sea. The unlikely pair begin to forge a bond, but before they know it, Mio must leave to study in the city.

As Mio boards the ferry, he promises to call and asks only one thing of Shun: to wait for him. Three years later with no call, Mio returns, declaring his romantic feelings for Shun—but why is Shun so hesitant?

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Umibe no Étranger was published in German as Ein Fremder am Strand by Tokyopop on January 14, 2016; in Spanish by Milky Way Ediciones as Un extraño a la orilla del mar on May 24, 2017; and in English by Renta! as The Stranger by the Beach.

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Jul 7, 2016
Komorebi_Aka42 (All reviews)
(Minor Spoilers in this review)
I'm not sure why there hasn't been a review for this series yet, but I decided I would go ahead and be the first to do so. (It's been a while since I've reviewed anything in depth, so bear with me!)

Umibe no Etranger (or Seaside Stranger) is not one of those yaoi stories where they fall in love immediately and then it's just sex, something happens, then more sex. Umibe no Etranger maturely covers issues such as loss, loneliness, and isolation while still managing to be pretty light-hearted and beautiful (seriously, the art is gorgeous).

Story (7/10):
While the story isn't read more
Jan 29, 2017
Marshee (All reviews)
Three years ago, Hashimoto Shun, a gay novelist in the making, met Chibana Mio, a very quiet high school student, in Okinawa. Mio had lost both of his two parents and was often seen sitting on a bench until very late, watching the sea, near Shun's house. They slowly grew closer to one another, but Mio suddenly had to leave the island, to pursue his studies...

Three years later, Mio returns to Okinawa: "I've been thinking a lot these last three years... Even if he's a man too, I love Shun."

Will these two finally be able to take a step forward together?

My favorite shounen ai/ yaoi read more
Jan 8, 2018
takaminemidori (All reviews)

I've never really done this before, but I decided to write a review to encourage others on picking this series up. I tried my best to be as in depth but succinct as possible, so bear with me!

Story (7/10)
Umibe no Etranger isn't about "love healing all wounds". It's about two people finding reprieve and genuinely caring about one another, helping each other grow bit by bit. The concept isn't too original or outstanding, but the way Kii Kanna handles it made me enjoy it. It has a very warm tone, with slight undertones of melancholy; taking themes such as death, loss, read more

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