Thomas no Shinzou
The Heart of Thomas
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Thomas no Shinzou

Alternative Titles

English: The Heart of Thomas
Synonyms: Tooma no Shinzou, Thomas' Heart
Japanese: トーマの心臓


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: May 1974 to Nov 1974
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Drama Drama
Themes: Historical Historical, Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Sho-Comi
Authors: Hagio, Moto (Story & Art)


Score: 7.911 (scored by 14321,432 users)
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Ranked: #8772
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Popularity: #3463
Members: 4,176
Favorites: 170

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As winter draws to a close, German boarding school student Thomas Werner dies one morning. He leaves behind a single letter addressed to his fellow student Juli that reads "Here is my love. Here is the sound of my heart."

With his faith shaken to the core by the words, the scholarly Juli sinks to the depths of despair. His cynical roommate Oscar finds himself watching over Juli's fragile mental state while keeping his own feelings for Juli under wraps. Then new student Eric enters the school - and he has an uncanny resemblance to the deceased Thomas...


Thomas no Shinzou was published as Heart of Thromas by Fantagraphics Books in one hardcover omnibus on January 18, 2013.

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Mar 29, 2010
Anomalous (All reviews)
Love so strong that it drives someone to death. Guilt that tears the wings of innocence away. Forgiveness that redeems a life. The Heart of Thomas is based on such emotions all mixed up into a beautiful, intense whirlwind of feelings that are more tragic than any of ours, yet resonate with each of us.

While it is, in fact, a boy's love classic, The Heart of Thomas has very little in common with almost any other BL title out there. Set in a 20th century German boarding school, it begins with the arrival of Eric, a sweet-faced yet strong-willed transfer student. He quickly discovers that read more
May 18, 2014
Firechick12012 (All reviews)
In the 1970s, shojo manga was flooding the nation of Japan. Not only that, a new genre began springing up: shounen-ai, or boys' love. This is arguably one of the first and most well known shounen-ai manga, published in 1974, but it didn't reach this side of the Atlantic until 2013, more than forty whole years after it sprung forth into this world. It was inspired by a French film the author, Moto Hagio, saw, and found it to be the inspiration she needed to create this manga. Publishing it was quite a hurdle, but she managed to get it done, even though shojo manga read more

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