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  • Manga Score: 7.70
  • Author: Kadzuya Konomoto
  • Publisher: Akita Publishing Co.,Ltd.
  • Volumes: 8
  • DB title: Setoutsumi
  • Rating: 10 and up
  • Genres: ComedySlice of LifeShounen
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SETO UTSUMI

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Review

May 2, 2021
Zrisha (All reviews)
Setoutsumi is, in true meaning of the word, a hidden gem. It is a completely translated manga available on Amazon. And yet it doesn't have even 1000 MAL members at the time of this review. So, I will try my best to push for it. This is not a critically accurate review, but I will try my best.

Story: 10/10
It is a slice of life manga at its core, and the story is almost non-existent. Each chapter basically follows the same template - two high-school boys hanging out after school near a river bank and having mundane conversations, sometimes involving supporting characters. Not dissimilar set-ups have read more
Jun 12, 2021
Bigaku (All reviews)
TL;DR: it's a shorter Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei aka it's a comedy until it blows your fucking mind.

The comedy is unique and well executed. The author utilizes multiperspectivity pretty well considering the genre, and that the setting is, for the most part, the same place by a river.
Think Durarara or Baccano, or the recent Odd Taxi (Which is written by the same author as this manga) but as a slice of life comedy.
Could a situation that gets told twice, or even thrice sometimes, still hold up comically just because it's from the perspective of another character? That's obviously a rhetorical question, because the answer is read more

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