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

Alternative Titles

English: Socrates in Love
Synonyms: Cry out for Love at the Heart of the World, SekaChu
Japanese: 世界の中心で、愛をさけぶ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 5
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 8, 2003 to Jan 8, 2004
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, JoseiJosei
Authors: Katayama, Kyoichi (Story), Kazui, Kazumi (Art)
Serialization: Petit Comic


Score: 7.691 (scored by 24302,430 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #15472
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Popularity: #2839
Members: 4,938
Favorites: 67
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An average guy meets a popular girl, and puppy love gradually develops into a serious relationship. But when the girl falls tragically ill with leukemia, the young man must come to terms with what it truly means to love someone.

(Source: VIZ Media)


Sekai no Chuushin de, Ai wo Sakebu was published in English as Socrates in Love by VIZ Media on October 11, 2005. The same company also published the novel the manga was based on. It has furthermore been published in German, Italian, Portugese and Indonesian.


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Nov 2, 2007
the_pillows (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 2, 2009
janelleski (All reviews)
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 read more
Aug 25, 2009
Elyon-chan (All reviews)
I've read the book and I totally love it, so after I've read this manga. I don't like it so much. The story is complete, the same as the book, but I don't like the drawings. Although the story is complete, I advise against this manga, because the drawings, in my opinion, don't transmit the same emotions of the book.
Jul 5, 2011
hallanmeras (All reviews)
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 read more

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