Copernicus no Kokyuu
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Copernicus no Kokyuu

Alternative Titles

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)


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Ranked: N/A2
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Volumes: /2
Chapters: /13


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


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 14, 2024
Copernicus no Kokyuu, by Asumiko Nakamura, isn't your typical manga. It's a descent into a world both captivating and unsettling, a haunting circus where the tightrope walk between beauty and despair is constantly crossed.

The story centers around "Bird's Nest," a trapeze artist whose fall from grace (quite literally) is etched in tragedy. We enter his world through a haze of grief and fractured memories, the ghost of his younger brother a constant, tormenting presence. Nakamura paints a vivid picture of his descent – the forced clowning, a hollow shell of his former self, and a simmering rage barely contained beneath the greasepaint.

But this isn't just ...
Sep 6, 2023
Mixed Feelings
i have never written a review on here before. the reason why i decided to write this is because of the lack of reviews and just how underrated this manga seems to be.
to get this out of the way, a word that would describe this manga would probably be disgusting. it has so many triggering topics and depictions of so many controversial and just wrong things, yet, i would lie if i said i didn't enjoy every bit of it.
while reading it, i felt so many and no emotions at all. i get very passionate about stuff i enjoy, this manga had me by the ...

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