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しまなみ誰そ彼 1 [Shimanami Tasogare 1]

(しまなみ誰そ彼 Shimanami Tasogare #1)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  1,903 ratings  ·  270 reviews
僕はゲイかもしれない。だから苦しいんだ。

クラスメイトに「ホモ動画」を観ていることを知られた、たすく。
自分の性指向…ゲイであると皆に知られたのではないかと怯え、
自殺を考えていた彼の前に、「誰かさん」と呼ばれる
謎めいた女性があらわれた。
彼女は、たすくを「談話室」へと誘う。
そこには、レズビアンである大地さんがいて…。

尾道を舞台に描かれる、性と生と青春の物語、第1集。

【編集担当からのおすすめ情報】
『隠の王』『少年ノート』『ぶっしのぶっしん』を描いた
鎌谷悠希氏が、長年あたためてきた構想を「今ならば
描けるかもしれない」と執筆を決意した渾身作、
そのテーマは「性と生」です。

2015年は、東京・渋谷区で「男女平等及び多様性を尊重する
社会を推進する条例」(同性パートナーシップ条例とも)が
施行されたことをはじめとして、同性愛者などのいわゆる
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Paperback, 168 pages
Published December 11th 2015 by 小学館 / Shōgakukan
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David Schaafsma
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gn-glbt, manga
“You can tell me anything, I won't listen, though"—Someone San

A teen manga about growing up and coming out. Tasuku Kaname is the new kid in town, and some people think he is gay. He’s distraught that his secret is public. In his despair, he sees someone, known only as Someone-san, who seems to have jumped out of a building over a cliff; or has she? He tries to find her and does, in a near-by drop-in center where kids meet and can talk about anything they like. Many of these kids are gay. When
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Whitney Atkinson
This book was just so rushed. I feel like I didn't get to know any of the characters, especially the main character. The magical element was also underexplained, and overall this manga wasn't entire comprehensible to me. The synopsis says that this book is "realistic," but I don't think I agree with that. I only grasped what it was trying to do through the synopsis, and maybe you have to read on to find out the grand scheme of things, but my library didn't order the rest of the series so I don't ...more
Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*
Manga cherry popped! Yay me!

This was a very cute YA (or whatever you call it in manga slang) about Tasuku, a guy who is afraid of accepting who he is and who's afraid of telling the world what he wants. You can feel his struggle in every single page of this story.

This part of the journey was hard but beautiful at the same time and I can't wait to know what happens with Tasuku in the next instalment.

Random thoughts about reading manga:
*It's refreshing, quick and easy (once you get the hang of
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Aleksandra
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, manga
3rd reread review
Seven Seas Entertainment has blessed us with English release of my favorite manga. I’ve read it the third time and I still adore it like before and like nothing else.

Highly recommend to manga readers and non-manga readers!

2nd reread review

I wrote a lot of words in my original review and I still stand by them.
This time I just want to say that I felt seen by this manga. I wish Shimanami Tasogare was published/localised in more countries. This is story that needed to be heard and
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Raeleen Lemay
This left a bit to be desired, but I love me a gay manga! Luckily my library has volume 2, so I'll be reading that one for sure.
E.
| "You can tell me anything. I won't listen, though."

Upon being outed to his classmates, Tasuku Kaname considers committing suicide. He fears that his school-life is ruined and his whole life shattered in that one moment. Then, he meets Someone-san.

Someone-san who says "You can tell me anything, I won't listen, though" and he is able to voice his biggest secret for the first time. Someone-san who is rarely available but offers a space where he can breathe and just exist. Someone-san who doesn't
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Lauren
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was such a powerful opening first volume full of raw emotion. On the one hand I am FUMING and on the other I am LOVING these characters.

Can’t wait to continue the series!

RTC
Emily
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
(note: Kamatani Yuuki identifies as "x-gender", which, from what I can tell, is a term along the lines of nonbinary. as such, I'm using they/them pronouns)

HERE'S SOME PAGES TO LOOK AT TO ENTICE YOU. (read right to left) do you feel like your heart is being squeezed?! ME TOO.

most nuanced portrayal of queer characters and themes I've seen in manga since Wandering Son. more direct (thank god. if Wandering Son has a flaw, it's how slow it is), and honestly, more wrenching on a chapter-to-chapter
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Rod Brown
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outed when a high school classmate sees gay porn in his phone's browsing history, Tasuku Kaname denies in public but despairs in private that everything is now ruined for him in this homophobic environment and contemplates ending it all when a mysterious figure leads him to a drop-in center where he finds a group of people who aren't without their own problems but can assure him, it gets better. Great characters, great message, much much emotion.
❄️Nani❄️
This was gonna be 3 but it deserves more for the rep. ...more
Amber
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, lgbtq


Yeah I loved this.

Beautiful Art Check
Lovable Characters Check
Beautiful Story Check

Daniel
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4+ ??? I'm not sure I can evaluate this properly on just one volume.

I really had no idea what I was in for picking this up. I have a vague recollection of it being fairly hyped and seeing the cover around a lot a while back, but I'd forgotten I'd ordered it much less whatever I knew about what it was about when it showed up this week. (Paper only, apparently.)

This is not BL/yaoi/whatever. It's gay coming-out, coming-of-age type stuff, at least so far. This might sound spoilery, but it's only
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Nelson
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Wow, this ended up making a huge impression on me. Easily the best and most accurate LGBTQ+ representation I have seen in manga, and it might even put most western comics on the subject matter to shame. While this first volume mostly deals with homosexuality, both male and female, from what I've seen in reviews of the full series, there is also proper representation of trans, bisexual, and non-binary individuals (the mangaka themselves identifies as X-gender). It's so refreshing to see all this ...more
Sherry
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tasuku wants to end his life because he gets bullied by his classmates who suspect that he is gay. While Tasuku has already realised that he is gay he isn't ready to accept it, yet. He thinks about killing himself but sees a woman jumping out of a window and tries to help her and discovers a mysterious house, called "Lounge". The people there welcome him in and he learns that the woman he saw is unharmed and actually the landlord of the house. She doesn't asks questions just invites him to tell ...more
Sara Mul
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AAAaAaaAAAAAAaaaAAAAAAaaaaaaaAAAAAaaAAAAAaa!!!!!

It's so good!!! What the heck, what the heck!!!!!!! It's so hard to find legitimate LGBT+ representation in manga that is targeted towards LGBT+ individuals, and this one!!! Wow!!!!!!!!!

Gorgeous art, amazing expressions, lovely and real characters, and found family tropes abound!! "Our Dreams at Dusk: Shimanami Tasogare" is a magical, candid, and emotionally charged manga, taking us into the perspective of a group of individuals, mainly focused on
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Nore
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
I count myself lucky that I bumped into this manga - completely on accident, even! The mail room staff had laid out the incoming arrivals to verify the order, and the cover of this just so happened to catch my eye as I walked past the table.

I enjoyed the first volume so much that I went ahead and read the rest online, so this is a review for the series as a whole, not this individual volume.

Our Dreams at Dusk is touching, deeply emotional, and relatable - it's a good manga, and it treats its
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Patty
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, library
**4.5 stars**

I’ve wanted to read this since it was mention at one of the Indigo Teen Previews and I’m so happy my library FINALLY bought copies. Absolutely loved this, although I’m a little confused about something-SAN and if this storyline falls under magical realism.
Nell
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I'm going to cry through every volume, aren't I
Mel
Jan 12, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-stars, read-in-2020
I wish I had liked this more but I just wasn't as connected to it as I would have hoped.
Leo
It's so simple. I want to live a happily with the one I love. That's all I want. That's all I desire. What's wrong with wanting that?


Actual Rating: 4.5

Shimanami Tasogare is a slice of life manga that realistically gives the readers a glimpse of the life of LGBTQ+ teens, and adults, in Japan and even if you don't read manga I think you should give this a chance.

The artwork is incredible: there is so much care put in making the scenery - which looks like a picture tbh - and the character
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Solly
This will stand as a review for the whole 4 books of the series, since I read them all today and can't really do reviews for every book.

This is such a great LGBTQ+ series <3 It honestly has my heart from now on. It really has queer found family vibes, which I love. It's also set in Japan, and not in a big city, and as a white person I'm not going to completely get what it is to be queer and out (or not) there, and I'm not going to pretend I do.

It was a thoughtful story, and I loved the
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Marty Preslar
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heartfelt and intense

This is an incredibly powerful story told in an intense and dramatic fashion. The art is wonderful. The characters have depth, with Someone-san being the exception, but she seems to be intentionally mysterious. While a good deal of the angst centers around the way LGBTQ+ people are treated in Japanese culture, it isn't that far from the way insensitive individuals still behave in western nations.
Laura
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good good good stuff. Tumultuous emotional journey I can't wait to read more of! Love the art style too.
Eléo
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think I've read it last year already but I'm really glad it was released in french .
Akata is at it again with the amazing editorial choices.
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Giselle Monique
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbt-queer-rep, manga
I've heard a lot of good things about this and I need to get my hands on it now.
Kayla
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbtq, manga
a young gay boy finding out there's other people like him... taking steps toward accepting himself... be still, my beating heart


cw for homophobia, bullying, suicidal ideation
Yuna
Beautiful art, beautiful story. Loved the found family nature of the drop-in center. The little info tidbits at the start of every chapter were a nice touch. The translation quality is great. I don't know how exact it is to the Japanese version, but it reads very fluidly. The modern pop culture and social media references fit, and the dialogue feels very natural.

While the story is very much about Tasuku-san's coming to grips with being gay, it's explored through his interactions with other
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Tib
Jun 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
TW: mentions of suicide, homophobic language

This one was a weird one for me. I think I'm going to have to hunt down volume 2 to see how I'm really feeling about it for sure. There was a lot of use of homophobic language, though it's shown in a bad light. There was just a lot that happened mostly between two of the characters and I never really got a good feel of the story as a whole, but I am interested in continuing with volume 2
Anna (RattleTheShelves)
That's such a necessary story and it's heartbreaking and true and I love it and im so happy it exists.
Stacie
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is so painful, but so needed. It's immensely important to talk about LGBTQIAP+ topics, and this manga did just that. All I want to do is give these character's a big huge hug.

Trigger warnings for: attempted suicide, homophobia/homophobic slurs.
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Associated names :
KAMATANI Yuki;
KAMATANI Yuuki;

Name (in native language) :
鎌谷悠希

Zodiac: Cancer

X-Gender (nonbinary)
Loves dogs.
Favorite manga: Naruto & Ninja Scroll.

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