Koimonogatari: Love Stories
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Synonyms: Love Stories
Japanese: こいものがたり
English: Koimonogatari: Love Stories
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Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: May 22, 2013 to ?
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Drama Drama, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Theme: School School
Serialization: RuTile
Authors: Tagura, Tohru (Story & Art)


Score: 8.251 (scored by 35433,543 users)
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Ranked: #3692
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Popularity: #1331
Members: 14,790
Favorites: 405
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In the spring of their high school days, Yuiji Hasegawa suspects that his kind but quiet classmate, Yamato Yoshinaga, has feelings for his straight best friend, Kyousuke Hongou. Ending up in the same study group, he stumbles upon Yamato holding a sleeping Kyousuke's hand, with embarrassment apparent on his face after being exposed.

Despite having qualms about Yamato's homosexuality, Yuiji keeps what he saw a secret, thus marking the beginning of their friendship. The two boys' experiences with love differ vastly, but their bond seems to grow as they try to understand each other. However, the question remains: could their relationship evolve into something more?

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Koimonogatari has been published digitally in English as Koimonogatari: Love Stories by Tokyopop since May 21, 2020, and in print since June 30, 2020. The series has also been published in Polish by Dango since March 2018, and in German by Tokyopop since June 2, 2020.



May 19, 2021
Preliminary (22/? eps)
While checking out manga at my local bookstore, I happened to pick up the two volumes of Koimonogatari on a whim. What proceeded was binge reading one of the most enjoyable BL's I have read.

The manga is atypical of typical BL, it doesn't follow many of the BL tropes but acts in a very realistic way. In a sense, it performs more like a Slice of Life with a focus on homosexual characters. While it is probably a tad optimistic of typical real life experiences, it acts for the most part true of life and the characters are true to themselves and their decisions make ...
Jan 25, 2021
Preliminary (2/? eps)
I don't write reviews. In facts, I created this account only to praise this one manga.

This is not your typical BL manga; it's more of a Slice of Life to be honest.
And yet it made me feel a lot more than those fast-paced, sexually connotated BL manga. It felt real. The story unfolded itself naturally.

Now, that would be already good if I only considered the manga style, but I truly believe that this is one of the best depiction I've ever encountered of LGBT representation in literature. I do compare it to Call Me By Your Name and similar titles.

So yeah... that's about ...
Sep 7, 2020
Preliminary (21/? eps)
This manga is weirdly good. I initially thought it would be a quick “MC gets with the hot guy” situation, but no I was completely wrong. Koimonogatari is a slow-burn story of acceptance, friendship and romance, and does all three very well. I rarely give such high scores to manga, but I binged it in one day and immediately reread it, wanting more. However short the manga is, however little chapters are out now, somehow the story stays with you. I really love the wholesome friendship between the characters, but I also love the little moments of fluff or bait the manga throws us. It’s ...

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