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Anonymous Noise, Vol. 1

(Fukumenkei Noise #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  772 ratings  ·  103 reviews
Music and longing collide in this ballad of unrequited love!

Nino Arisugawa, a girl who loves to sing, experiences her first heart-wrenching goodbye when her beloved childhood friend, Momo, moves away. And after Nino befriends Yuzu, a music composer, she experiences another sad parting! Luckily, Nino reunites with Momo and Yuzu in high school, but things haven’t played out
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 7th 2017 by VIZ Media LLC (first published October 18th 2013)
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Mar 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
Another series starter. I’m also intrigued by the premise, though it took me a little while to get really on board with the actual story. Still mildly curious so I’ll check out the second one.
Jan 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
3.75 stars

A bit of a slow start but I quickly became invested as the story progressed. Yuzu is too beautiful - he’s painful to look at! I’m not sure how long the series is but I am suitably intrigued and hope to continue with this title.
Definitely not for me. The first chapter was painfully cheesy, ridiculous, and I didn't care at all about Momo or Alice. Or Yuzu. Alice just combusts into song to cheer herself up and so did Momo, but as a printed medium, I can't tell if their voices were good. All I saw was cheesy childhood crap I couldn't care about. The rest feels like an edgy high school music fanfic. The only thing Alice cares about is reuniting with Momo. I have no idea how this desire lasted from elementary to high school ...more
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Nino Arisugawa grew up with Momo at her side. They held hands and he came when she called. When he suddenly disappears with his family she is crushed. When she meets Yuzu singing his music soothes her soul. Suddenly he leaves her a goodbye in the sand. Because their connection is through music she sings her heart out everyday so that in the future she can find them again.

This is a review of volumes 1-2 which I read together back to back. See t
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
The storyline is quite confusing in the beginning but starts to formulate later on in the story. All of Nino's interactions with Momo are such a thriller. I love Nino's air-headiness, her character design is super good. Plus watching Yuzu is usually hilarious. I can't wait for Fukuyama to come out with more Volumes!
Jun 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Nino Arisugawa has always loved singing, but she’s been betrayed by it twice.

First was when her best friend and singing partner Momo moved away with no warning, and then a second time when her friend and songwriter Yuzu equally suddenly stopped hanging out with her.

Now in high school, Arisugawa wears a face mask at all times to keep herself from screaming out but when Yuzu suddenly reappears at her high school and circumstances force the two of them into performing together, it seems like her vo
May 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: manga
I already own the second volume, so I will give it another shot. But overall, I didn't really enjoy this. None of the characters seem to have much personality aside from their love for music. However, there are a few mysteries that could be interesting to unravel in the later volumes. So I will give this manga another shot; but if volume two does not pull me in and flesh out the characters more, I'm calling it a quits
Sep 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Its like an idol anime but slice of life - which are two great tastes that taste great together! So far, Momo wins "best pony" as he is a pun-ster.
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, owned-books
A little slow in the beginning but once they're all together in school it definitely hits an interesting point. So many unrequited connections!! I'm really curious about what's up with Momo; super cute how he still tells terrible puns. Definitely wanting to know about about Yuzu's backstory as well. Lots of promise in this story!
Lavonia Reid
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga, 2017
This was an okay read. I didn't hate it but I didn't love it either.
Nikki S
May 18, 2018 rated it liked it
I started this series to be able to give my teens some musical manga recs for the summer reading program. I think I'm more shocked than everyone that I want to continue this series. This is the first manga I've ever finished and I'm excited to see where this one goes!
Miss Susan
Oct 07, 2017 rated it liked it
i too love singing and adore anyone who will let me sing at them so nino is #relatable

3 stars
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this kid of tragic, kind of sweet manga a lot! Can't wait to continue.
🌟Head in the Stars🌟
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Loving it so far!
2.5 stars
Karen Hornyak
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Nov 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga, library
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Meh. The storyline is okay, not sure if I’ll continue with this series
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
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I think this particular manga has been on my to-read list for at least half a year. Somehow, I always found other things to read or just plainly ignored it. And now for some reason, it is the very first one to be reviews on my blog. Fate? I don’t know about that. But as soon as I took up this manga the first 22 chapters went so fast I couldn’t believe myself, and then I was waiting for about 2 weeks for the next chapter to be translated. Now I have to wait for eve
Jun 03, 2017 rated it liked it
actual rating: 3.5
that was a cute romance. the beginning was super weird though because they were kids and they act mature af which is irritating. but after chapter1, it's already pretty good, cute, and fluffy. art is also great -- feels very 'shoujo-manga' without the excessive use of 'glittery/sparkly' scenes. i'll definitely continue this series ❤❤❤

volume 2 is when even?
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thought I was settling down to enjoy a light fluffy read, the blurb sure makes it sound that way. I wasn't prepared for it being so much, well... more. Sweet, honest, funny, and touching, I can only hope this series maintains the level of excellence it has started with. Looks like I'll be on board for the whole ride, and I can't wait.
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Nino was young, her best friend moved away and left her wanting to scream at every moment of the day. Then she meets "eyelashes," and he writes songs for her, but then he disappears one day, and Nino is left sad once again.
I really want to keep reading this series it is cute, and heart-wrenching all at once. It's a good series and I recommend it to people who like a cute romance.
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm super excited for this new series!!!!! Great start to what's def going to be a wonderfully amazing series
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Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Anonymous Noise begins with the time honored shoujo manga cliche of girl meeting her 'love' at a very young age, he/she moves away, and then when starting high school, he suddenly appears very changed and not the same person (but, of course, still in love with our heroine). And in this manga's case, author Fukuyama ups the ante by adding a second boy and a music obsession. cue hospitalization for a medical condition t
Paul Spence
Mar 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
I hadn't realized that this was by the author of Nosatsu Junkie, which I read when Tokyopop released it. I was a rather big fan of that series, and was annoyed when they discontinued it. This gives me hope for Viz possibly picking up that series, at least digitally.

Nino had a childhood best friend, Momo, and they would sing together when they felt like it. And then he moved away one day, without a word. While she's struggling with that, she meets Yuzu, who writes music, and writes her a couple s
This first volume feels more like a prologue than an actual start to the story. It is mostly backstory, about how Nino had a childhood friend Momo, with whom she loved singing all the time. When his family moves away, she is left without a friend, but is consoled by another kid Yuzu, who loves to compose music; ultimately, though, he too leaves without a goodbye, and she is left hoping that one day she will see them again. Cut to her in high school, she comes across the struggling pop music club ...more
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review for volumes 1, 2, 3:
Way cuter than I expected - I thought this was one where I'd be able to read one volume and put it down but alas it was not. I didn't want to like it, but it sucked me in and I blew threw the 3 volumes I had on hand. Very fast paced, especially for a school story. Reminiscent of Nana - maybe just with the music plotlines. Like a rock version of My Lie in April only without the illness.
For being about music/musicians, I have no idea what the music or singing is suppose
Jun 06, 2020 added it
Shelves: manga
I bought this purely because I loved Nosatsu Junkie, which is also by Rokyo Fukuyama.

I can't say I love it, but it is a relatively engaging read. Honestly it reminds me a lot of Chihayafuru (with a touch of Nana but geared towards a younger crowd) because the essential synopsis and the love triangle dynamic is almost identical. Three childhood friends (well, one girl was friends with both boys anyway) united by their love of kaurta music they are then separated, but swear that music will bring t
Nov 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
I almost gave this a 2 star, but the art pushed it to a .5 added. I love the art, it's easy on the eyes and doesn't get in the way of the story; the music notes in the background and the music is wonderfully done. I love music so I found that this added element was a focus for me and helped keep me engaged with the story even when I wasn't really connect with what was going on. This is a first volume, so a large part of this story was the setup, I'm going to continue reading in hopes that it wil ...more
Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Stumbled across the anime series, finished it, and just had to find out what happens! The summary sounds so-so, but it’s just so addictive once you actually get into it!

Nino, Momo, and Yuzu seem like chill teenagers who are just really into music, but they’re actually quite intense about it. I’ll admit that at times their drives seem a bit obsessive and unhealthy but throw in all their other emotions and it’s clear that they just don’t know how else to channel all their emotions. Definitely hopi
I am not really sure what to think. On one hand it was interesting and I am kind of curious about why the one boy moved away and what's going on with him now. But on the other hand, I am not sure I care enough to continue. I don't feel like the story ever fully pulled me in and I became invested in it at all. Plus the whole volume felt like a rushed prologue to gear us up to the main start. We've gotten all the background pieces but haven't done anything with them. I supposed that's part of my d ...more
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