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Hikari no Machi

Hikari no Machi

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Le Quartier de la Lumière, Sun Village, City of Light
Japanese: ひかりのまち

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 9
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 19, 2004 to Jan 19, 2005
Authors: Asano, Inio (Story & Art)
Serialization: Sunday Gene-X

Statistics

Score: 7.661 (scored by 2756 users)
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Ranked: #22622
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Popularity: #1069
Members: 6,201
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Synopsis

The city of light is a town above a hill, called that because it's surrounded by the sun, but it hides an obscure side. There, lives Tasuku, a young kid who works as a 'messenger' for a mysterious group who organizes suicides on the phone. At the same time other youngsters like him are trying to survive the everyday's life: Satoshi changes one occasional job after another, Momoko is the daughter of a prostitute who abandoned her. Finally there's Hoichi who is always involved in dirty business, among which is the suicidal group, but at least he has a dream: earning enough money to buy the whole place and turning it back into the country village he was born in.

Background

Hikari no Machi was published in Polish as Osiedle promieniste by Hanami in November 2010.

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More reviewsReviews

Jul 10, 2012
loey (All reviews)
Hikari no Machi/City of Light (2004–2005) is Asano Inio's third release and my second reading by this author (first one: Solanin, his next work). This manga certainly deserves a score stats of 8.0, 8.5 or as scored in my personal mangalist, 9.0. Why?

Have you ever played Jenga? It's simple: during the game, players take turns to remove a block from a tower and balance it on top, creating a taller and increasingly unstable structure as the game progresses.
Well, I can easily say City of Light is a Jenga Tower. One of the characters, Inspector Mizutani, even mentions that the buildings remind him of read more
Apr 1, 2017
pandemonium91 (All reviews)
It's a manga that has to be read and enjoyed slowly. There's something to ponder in every page, from the expressions on the characters' faces (either normal or exaggerated) to sentences that are in no way empty or filler. To put it simply, every sentence has a part in the story and characterization, none is devoid of sense or used as a simple placeholder.

It'd feel wrong for me to pinpoint any of the characters as "bad" or "good". Bearing in mind all the questions that this manga raises in regards to the morality of some situations (assisted suicide and revenge-murder to name two), the answers read more

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