Hikari no Machi
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Hikari no Machi

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Synonyms: Sun Village, City of Light
Japanese: ひかりのまち


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


Score: 7.431 (scored by 81168,116 users)
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Ranked: #33992
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Popularity: #942
Members: 18,312
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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.


Hikari no Machi was published in Polish by Hanami in November 2010, in Brazilian Portuguese by Panini Comics, and in Spanish by Milky Way Ediciones in August 2017.


Hasegawa, Tasuku
Itou, Houichi
Hasegawa, Shin
Satou, Taiki


Dec 23, 2022
Hikari no Machi is a set of four small intertwined stories where, as is traditional in Inio Asano, murky and existentialist themes are explored in a slice of life code favored by his very careful and almost hyper-realistic drawing of the scenarios. This is one of his first works, but his mark is already there.
The characters are a bunch of young people lost in life, people with suicidal, depressive or criminal tendencies, each one with a different vision of life and how to face their problems and concerns. Their psychological depth is very well captured despite the short space in which we get to know ...
Apr 1, 2017
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, to sentences that are in no way devoid of sense or used as a simple placeholder.

Bearing in mind all the questions that this manga raises in regards to the morality of some situations (e.g. assisted suicide, murder in the name of revenge), the answers would be strictly personal and it'd feel wrong for me to describe any of the characters as "bad" or "good". There's no "right" or "wrong" way to interpret or regard this manga, and you will most ...
Dec 4, 2021
This review contains spoilers.

Hikari no Machi is a collection of short stories of characters who live in the city of light. Most of the characters are connected somehow and this is used to create a disparity in their points of views. There are also some stories that are completely isolated, which may or not add anything to the manga.

The story seems to be written by an edgy teenager. It tries to be mature by showcasing dark themes like suicide, violence and extreme neglectful parenting, but it comes out as childish when the plot is so bad written and the characters lack in realism. There are ...

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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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