Sekai no Chuushin de, Ai wo Sakebu
Socrates in Love
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Sekai no Chuushin de, Ai wo Sakebu

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Synonyms: Cry out for Love at the Heart of the World, SekaChu
Japanese: 世界の中心で、愛をさけぶ
English: Socrates in Love
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 5
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 8, 2003 to Jan 8, 2004
Genres: Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Demographic: Josei Josei
Serialization: Petit Comic
Authors: Katayama, Kyoichi (Story), Kazui, Kazumi (Art)


Score: 7.651 (scored by 25722,572 users)
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Ranked: #19092
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3601
Members: 5,362
Favorites: 59


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Sakutarou "Saku" Matsumoto is just an average guy traveling to Australia to spread the ashes of his deceased girlfriend, Aki Hirose, over Ayers Rock—a place she wished to see before she passed. On his journey, Saku reminisces about the first day he met the popular Aki in middle school, their budding relationship, and the leukemia diagnosis that cut her life short. Sekai no Chuushin de, Ai wo Sakebu depicts a melodramatic romance between two young individuals as they grow up and learn what love truly means to them.

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Sekai no Chuushin de, Ai wo Sakebu is an adaptation of the 2001 novel of the same name.

The manga was published in English as Socrates in Love by VIZ Media on October 11, 2005. It has also been published in German by Egmont Manga & Anime, in Indonesian, in Italian by Kappa Edizioni, and in Portuguese.



Nov 2, 2007
So, what can I say about this manga? It’s short, it’s touching, it’s bittersweet, it’s perfect in my eyes. The story revolves around two main characters named Saku and Aki and the relationship that develops between them. At first glance, the manga feels like your typical romantic slice of life with a normal, average guy falling in love with a cute, outgoing girl. However, this assumption that it’s a generic high school romance quickly becomes wrong as the story evolves into a melancholy, depressing, and heart wrenching tale. Never in my life have I read something that was capable of ...
Jun 2, 2009
This is the first tragedy that I have read that's why I have a lot of expectations. Unfortunately, most of my expectations were not met.

This is a story of two young lovers who tried to fight the impossible. The girl is sick of a fatal disease and as she struggle to live a day at a time, the boy tried his best to keep her smiles. A story that can be considered cliche nonetheless a beautiful and young love.

I did enjoy reading the story, especially the last part. But I'd say that the story is still lacking. Yes, it's heartfelt but not enough to ...
Jul 5, 2011
Continuing my resolve to review every series I read, here's SIL.

The story is touching, sweet, and heartrending all at the same time. The story is very well done, the characters are incredibly believable. Some of the actions are a little bit of a stretch, but nothing detracts from the story.

The art is good, and the different panels effectively guide the story.

Characters are the strong point of this One off manga. They all come across as believable, and the actions of the characters follow what you would expect the characters to do. Not in a predictable, plodding way, but as yeah, I could see that ...

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Oct 19, 2011 3:39 AM

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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