Shimanami Tasogare
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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
Genres: DramaDrama, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, PsychologicalPsychological, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Kamatani, Yuhki (Story & Art)
Serialization: HiBaNa

Statistics

Score: 8.571 (scored by 87148,714 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #872
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #390
Members: 24,238
Favorites: 1,708
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Synopsis

At the peak of a steep hill, in the picturesque Onomichi town, stands a building with a lounge open to all. An unusual group of friendly people gathers there, each with their own stories to tell.

Tasuku Kaname is a troubled high school student who is prepared to commit suicide because his classmates found out that he might be gay. As he questions his existence, the sight of a mysterious woman jumping off a nearby building leaves him utterly startled. He rushes to the scene only to discover her unharmed, soon learning that she is the owner of the aforementioned building, known to everyone as "Anonymous."

Anonymous notices Tasuku's nervous temperament and offers him an ear if he is willing to share his problems. While speaking to her, he realizes that the most painful thing is his inability to accept his sexuality. Emotional and heartfelt, Shimanami Tasogare is a realistic take on the struggles of Tasuku among other lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in coming to terms with their selves.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Shimanami Tasogare was nominated for Best Manga in the 2019 Harvey Awards.

Characters

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

More reviewsReviews

May 30, 2019
Veronin (All reviews)
For most of the western world today, tolerance towards homosexuality is almost unquestionable, with gay marriage being written into law with nary a controversy. But for Japan, a country that has traditionally isolated itself from the rest of the globe, attitudes towards homosexuality are noticeably different. Though a 2017 NHK poll indicates that a majority of Japanese people are supportive of gay marriage, two years later even civil partnerships remain non-existent, and people remain heavily closeted in fear of standing out in a fiercely homogeneous culture.

It is important to keep this in mind while reading Shimanami no Tasogare. Those familiar with anime, manga, or read more
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
May 26, 2018
somaisbatman (All reviews)
I’ve said in past reviews that the general societal conservatism of Japan makes it a fool’s errand to seek out good LGBT representation in media. Well, this manga proved me wonderfully wrong.

Shimanami Tasogare is a slice of life drama, but interestingly enough, the first chapter is framed almost as a mystery with some supernatural elements. These elements quickly fade once our protagonist, a gay high schooler who’s deathly afraid of being outed, discovers a tucked-away community of LGBT people. They come in all walks of life, from an middle schooler questioning their gender identity to an elderly gay couple. This should be a generally read more
Sep 19, 2019
abystoma2 (All reviews)
I do realize this is going to be more of a rant, but bear with me.

From time to time, I check top 100 manga to see what's new. And Shimanami Tasogare kind of appeared out of nowhere. The cover art looked nice, so I gave it a try without even reading the synopsis.

Boy was I dissapointed. But no, not because it turned out to be unexpected shounen ai (though not reflected in MAL genres), but because it failed to be interesting, even despite the quite high mean score. The story can be summed up by "gay protagonist meets other non-straight people and sometimes also people read more

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