Umibe no Étranger
Seaside Stranger: Umibe no Etranger
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Umibe no Étranger

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Synonyms: Étranger de la plage, Seaside stranger, Umibe no Etranger, The Stranger by the Beach
Japanese: 海辺のエトランゼ
English: Seaside Stranger: Umibe no Etranger
Spanish: Un extraño a la orilla del mar
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 4
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 25, 2013 to Apr 25, 2014
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life, Erotica Erotica
Serialization: onBLUE
Authors: Kii, Kanna (Story & Art)


Score: 7.881 (scored by 1358113,581 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #483
Members: 30,743
Favorites: 914

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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 digitally in English by Renta! as The Stranger by the Beach, and in print as Seaside Stranger: Umibe no Etranger by Seven Seas Entertainment on July 27, 2021; 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.

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Chibana, Mio
Hashimoto, Shun

More reviewsReviews

Jul 7, 2016
(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 ...
Dec 21, 2020
[Contains Minor Spoilers]

I went into this with high expectations, thinking it seemed like a promising Shounen Ai story that would actually focus on a realistic depiction of a intimate relationship between two fairly ordinary boys. My disappointment may have been partially the fault of my own high expectations, but nevertheless, "Umibe no Étranger" turned out to be a surprisingly frustrating read. I will try to give a good amount of objective criticism, but I will also be including subjective opinion in the "Enjoyment" section.

Story (6/10)
Despite having a rather simplistic concept, it actually seemed somewhat promising at the start. It initially felt like the story was ...
Jan 29, 2017
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 ...

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