Copernicus no Kokyuu
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Copernicus no Kokyuu

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Synonyms: Copernicus' Breath, La respiration de Copernic, The Respiration of Copernicus
Japanese: コペルニクスの呼吸


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 13
Status: Finished
Published: 2002 to 2003
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural, Erotica Erotica
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Serialization: Manga Erotics F
Authors: Nakamura, Asumiko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.641 (scored by 18931,893 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #3374
Members: 5,493
Favorites: 130
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The story happens in a circus in Paris in the 1970's. (...) Much is made of the romance of the circus atmosphere, of flying through the air on a trapeze, etc etc. Think cirque here, not circus. We're doing Old World riffs on the romance and tawdriness of the ring. There are no elephants in tutus walking on their hind legs; it's slit-eyed jugglers and daring death-loving trapeze artists and sad Pierrot clowns, even if the Pierrot clown - our hero, Torinosu, 'Bird's Nest' - has a false red nose. The tawdriness comes from the circus master pimping out his performers to anyone willing to pay. (...) And there's tanbi decadence - ghosts who wander into the action looking like teenaged girls even if they're the hero's brother, and abandoned neurotic women with a thing for inflicting pain, and buracon and possible murder and unspoken pining and a hero who looks about to perish at any moment from terminal angst.

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Copernicus no Kokyuu was published in Spanish as La respiración de Copérnico by Milky Way Ediciones from April 27 to June 27, 2017.


Oonagi, Takeo

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Nov 18, 2014
I've read this manga a number of times, "Copernicus no Kokyuu" is an incredible psychological drama yaoi. I really hate to refer to this as a yaoi because it hardly has any of the characteristics of your typical yaoi, the only large factor is the gay sex scenes.There are various rape scenes in this manga which I always like to mention in a review because for the readers that are looking for a typical BL, this is not for you.

This manga is incredibly sad revolving around a character who is torn, a trapeze artist turned clown due to a fatal accident of his partner. ...
Apr 19, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I was fascinated with the art style when I found this manga because it looks so detailed and dark. So in this case the first impression is not wrong, It's a bittersweet story with a lot of deep work behind. It's always a pleasure to find this type of manga because add something new and fresh at the genre, in this case to the Boys love. I wasn't sure if is correct to catalog the manga as BL because is not the main topic but in Myanimelist is listed like that so Its ok.
I would not read it again and thats why I put ...

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Poll: Copernicus no Kokyuu Chapter 13 Discussion
LOAD - Mar 7, 2015
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Aug 26, 2022 1:51 PM

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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