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Perfect World

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Japanese: パーフェクトワールド
English: Perfect World
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 59
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 24, 2014 to Jan 25, 2021
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: Kiss
Authors: Aruga, Rie (Story & Art)


Score: 7.571 (scored by 52415,241 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #24592
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #836
Members: 22,200
Favorites: 269


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Perfect World
Volume 1


At a business meeting, 26-year-old Tsugumi Kawana faces the biggest surprise in her life: she is reunited with Itsuki Ayukawa, a former high school friend and her first love. She is elated that Ayukawa has been able to achieve his dream of becoming an architect, while she herself has secured a stable job at an interior design company. As they reminisce about the past, Tsugumi is shocked to find out Ayukawa has been disabled following an accident. Unable to walk on his own, he now has to rely on the use of a wheelchair.

Tsugumi knows that dating a disabled person is a complex matter; moreso, she does not want to ruin her friendship with Ayukawa, who refuses to be romantically involved with anyone. However, as she begins to interact with him more and learns about his condition, Tsugumi realizes her feelings for him may not have disappeared entirely.

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Perfect World won the 43th Kodansha Manga Award in the shoujo category in 2019.

The series has been published digitally in English by Kodansha Comics USA from March 20, 2018 to July 5, 2022, and in print from April 18, 2022 to July 12, 2022. It has also been released in Chinese by Tong Li Publishing from March 24, 2020 to July 12, 2022; in French by Akata from October 16, 2016 to May 27, 2021; in German by Egmont Manga & Anime from May 3, 2018 to November 5, 2021; in Italian by Star Comics from March 8, 2019 to September 22, 2021; in Indonesian by m&c!; and in Spanish by ECC Ediciones and Panini Comics.

Perfect World was adapted into a film which premiered on October 18, 2018. It was later re-adapted into a Japanese television drama that aired on Fuji TV and Kansai TV from April 16, 2019 to June 25, 2019.


Yukimura, Miki


Aug 8, 2021
I’m usually not into romance but I gave this a try and actually really liked it. The story was good, I found it interesting learning about what someone who is disabled might face in a relationship because it’s not something I’ve ever thought about before. Also, now I know way more about the health conditions that spinal injuries can cause. The only thing I didn’t like in this manga were some of the characters. Half of them were irritating and annoyed me but I wouldn’t say it’s a bad thing because they grew on me a little but towards the end. The author explained the ...
Nov 29, 2022
Mixed Feelings
This manga could have been great, and it started out very strong, but contrived drama seriously undermines it. The characters become unlikable and typical love triangle (square?) nonsense cheapens what had the potential to be a very powerful romance. The struggles that the main couple would have to deal with provides enough dramatic content to sustain the entire story - it should have focused on the couple growing through their hardships, learning to support each other in an inhospitable world. Instead, far too much time is focused on communication problems and manipulative secondary characters that never really earn our support. The entire middle of the ...
Dec 30, 2017
Preliminary (59/59 eps)
Normally I wait until a series is over to review it, as I believe a series can to some degree be saved or ruined by it's ending. This manga however, like a shack built on sand or in a swamp is built with a flawed foundation. Spoilers.

The first few chapters of this series seemed rather interesting and promising. As proper, well done Josei is some of the best romance manga out there. I, like a specific comment I read on a chapter of this manga, expected to see the difficulties of being disabled, how to handle them, and how to provide support to such a ...

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