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Shimanami Tasogare

Shimanami Tasogare

Alternative Titles

Japanese: しまなみ誰そ彼

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 23
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 6, 2015 to May 23, 2018
Authors: Kamatani, Yuhki (Story & Art)
Serialization: HiBaNa

Statistics

Score: 8.671 (scored by 2056 users)
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Ranked: #652
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #898
Members: 8,876
Favorites: 534
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Volumes: /4
Chapters: /23
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Synopsis

After recently moving to Onomichi, Hiroshima, high school student Tasuku Kaname is thrown into despair at the possibility that he may have been outed for being gay. Convinced his life is over, his despair turns into shock when he sees a woman jump out of a window of a nearby house. Tasuku races to the house in a panic only to discover that it's a public meeting lounge owned by the woman he saw before. Tasuku comes face to face with the woman as she walks past him unharmed, but not before she implies that she had been watching him from afar. Confused, Tasuku follows her up to the top of a steep hill where she offers to briefly listen to what's on his mind. Although Tasuku doesn't go into too much detail, he later accepts her invitation to come to the lounge to meet others with similar troubles.

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Background

Shimanami Tasogare has been licensed in Spanish by Ediciones Tomodomo, and in French by Editions Akata.

Characters

Kaname, Tasuku
Main
Daichi, Haruko
Supporting
Anonymous
Supporting
Misora, Shuuji
Supporting
Utsumi, Natsuyoshi
Supporting
Tsubaki, Touma
Supporting
Chaiko, Ilya
Supporting
Saki
Supporting
Tachibana
Supporting
Seichirou
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

May 23, 2018
cosmicpasta (All reviews)
So, I started this manga today (5/23/18) because I saw it updated and thought “Why not I’ve been meaning to read this for a while,” not realizing that it was the final chapter updating. Now I’m writing this review in tears because I read the manga in one sitting.

A brief summary of what I enjoyed because I’m going to get long and personal after: Shimanami Tasogare is beautifully written with art that is gorgeous. The story is emotional, drawing you in, making you question how Tasuku will come to terms with his sexuality, showing personal issues LGBTQ people face, and leaves you in wonder read more
Sep 8, 2016
Gazettu (All reviews)
Preliminary
This is something unique. It's really hard to find something like this, precisely because there are hardly any mangas which deal with homosexuality in a realistic way. To be honest, this is the only one I found.
Because, as you know, being gay is not as simple as it is on yuri/yaoi mangas.
This is about how it feels being gay in the society, about how hard is the process of self-acceptance, about how hard is open with your parents and your friends, especially when your sexuality is not "normal". Also includes issues like bullying and homophobia.
The art is good, the characters are read more
Jul 24, 2017
Kofuku-dono (All reviews)
Preliminary
Across the internet, I see a lot of LGBTQ+ anime fans desperately crying out for well-written representation. I'm here to point the big blinking neon sign to this beautiful gem of a manga.

To start, Shimanami Tasogare is a very real, raw telling of what it's like to be queer in Japan. It's authored by Yuhki Kamatani, a *nonbinary* mangaka-- which is incredible in of itself-- who is well-known for some of their previous work, particularly Nabari no Ou (which even itself had just a tad of nice representation). This beautiful piece is by and for the LGBTQ+ community, but I also highly recommend those outside read more
Jan 5, 2017
ramenraptor (All reviews)
Preliminary
A very honest, dramatic and engaging portrayal of LGBTQ characters from the perspective of a young boy coming to terms with his attraction to other men, meeting and starting engage with his small town's LGBT community and all the joy and pain this brings.

As an Asian lesbian and someone who is very involved in the LGBTQ community I've never related as much to characters in any other anime/manga or even Western media as much as these characters.

If you want a small but real glimpse into what life is like for LGBTQ people and who they are or you're an LGBTQ person looking to see read more

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