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: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, YaoiYaoi, SupernaturalSupernatural, PsychologicalPsychological
Authors: Nakamura, Asumiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Manga Erotics F


Score: 7.711 (scored by 15241,524 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
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Popularity: #3253
Members: 4,181
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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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Jan 28, 2012
scoogie98 (All reviews)
It's very difficult to describe Copernicus no Kokyuu, or Copernicus' Breath. In an attempt to fully understand the story, I had to go back and read it twice. I had to analyze instead of just perusing the translated text like I usually do. It wasn't that it was confusing, it was... I don't want to sound cliché, but it was deep.

The story was about as well developed as it could be. Bird's Nest, the main character, worked as a pierrot clown in a french circus. It joins him on a journey. In this journey he meets very different people, making friends and perhaps enemies, read more
Jul 26, 2015
DrCoppelius (All reviews)
Copernicus' Breath is an interesting manga dealing in contrasts. Life and death, beauty and filth. It tells the tale of a young man playing the part of a clown in a struggling circus. However, the truth behind it all is sordid. Performers are forced by the ringmaster to prostitute themselves, and are constantly degraded by the perverse acts they're made to do. They have turned their bodies into works of art, only to see them be abused. As the story progresses, the protagonist manages to free himself from the circus, at the cost of the ownership of his own body. Even when not his own read more
Nov 18, 2014
bakababe (All reviews)
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. read more

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