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I Hear the Sunspot

(ひだまりが聴こえる #1)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  2,743 ratings  ·  414 reviews
Because of a hearing disability, Kohei is often misunderstood and has trouble integrating into life on campus, so he learns to keep his distance. That is until he meets the outspoken and cheerful Taichi. He tells Kohei that his hearing loss is not his fault. Taichi's words cut through Kohei's usual defense mechanisms and open his heart. More than friends, less than lovers, ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published August 15th 2017 by One Peace Books (first published October 23rd 2014)
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Whitney Atkinson
This book was so cute yet meaningful! It has that friendship/relationship dynamic where one person is goofy and loud and the other person is reserved and cynical, so I loved seeing the two main characters interact. I also like that it was a story of budding friendship in which Taichi was sort of an advocate for Kohei and people who romanticized his deafness.

I'm requesting my library buy the rest of this series because I can't wait to see where the story goes.
Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
Watched the movie adaptation first. Loved it but the manga is much, much, much better!💫
Carlos Peguer
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
this comic gave me my gay rights
Dave Schaafsma
I Hear the Sunspot is a one volume manga about Kohei, a hearing impaired guy who gets a note-taker to help him in his classwork. Kohei in exchange gives the note-taker, Taichi, lunch every day, which as it turns out Taichi actually needs.

Kohei is an inner-focused guy, pretty somber, and because of his hearing not very connected with campus life, and Taichi is gregarious and outspoken. This is a story in part about raising consciousness about people with disabilities all around us, but it is far
Jananie (thisstoryaintover)
THAT WAS SO WHOLESOME OMG. my fave new couple <3

I LOVED THIS? LIKE WOW COULD I HAVE PICKED A MORE PERFECT MANGA TO TRY OUT?? this has LGBT rep, deaf rep, so much explanation of the deaf community, and just UGH THIS WAS SO PERFECT.

Also, while I'm NOT apart of the deaf community (i do know sign language and know a lot about it but I'm not apart of it) I have never in my life seen portrayal of tinnitus which I do have chronic tinnitus - which, ya know that ringing you sometimes get in your ears? I get that several times a day, and while
Lauren Lanz
This was such a sweet story about a boy with a hearing disability and a friend he makes despite constantly being misunderstood by others.

This manga brought tears to my eyes and smiles to my face, it was just so lovely! Despite its length, I Hear the Sunspot packs a strong message with really amiable characters to follow along the way!

Yuki Fumino’s art style was wonderful. I found myself really enjoying the way Kohei and Taichi were depicted as characters, as well as the scenery to accompany ever
I loved this!! It's so cute and precious and it made me tear up :') I'm so happy. ...more
Stewart Tame
Apr 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Kohei has a hearing disability, and uses it as an excuse to withdraw from others, until he meets cheerful, outgoing Taichi. They soon strike up a friendship. Or is it something more?

Although this is a Boys Love title, the BL content is fairly mild. In her afterword, Fumino gives the impression that she had initially left that aspect of the story out until her editor reminded her. As it is, it's mild and almost ambiguous enough that I could believe someone could read this story without picking up
Erica ♋️✨&#x1f4d6;
3,5 🌟

That was so cute! Also, Kouhei falling for the first guy who was nice to him... What a disaster gay!!!


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Carol Flores
This is a sweet, shonen-ai manga that features a hearing-impaired character called Kohei, and Taichi, the guy that’s helping him taking notes at college.

Kohei lost part of his hearing when he was young, so he’s not totally deaf, and in this case, people tend to treat him bad. His classmates ignore him or some assume that he always needs help or that he can read sign language. He’s a man hated by other guys who don’t take the time to actually know him, and on top of that, he’s treated as a ‘
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
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Dec 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
✨🌟 9.5 out of 10 stars 🌟✨
It's so heartfelt and beautiful! The romance is subtle and slowly building too.

Keywords: manga, romance, slice of life, shounen ai/ LGBT (gay), hearing impairment

I Hear the Sunspot is a story about a boy with hearing difficulty who met someone that finally can understand him. It's a story about friendship, love, loneliness, ableism, connection, and understanding. I love this manga very much.
Halley Hopson
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

Yes I am at Kate’s house and reading all of her manga 💁🏻‍♀️
Rachel Kathryn Wright
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book, it was so adorable and fun to read. The characters are everything, so likable and easy to relate to. One of the great points of the characters is that the two main characters are opposites of the other one is cynical and reserved while the other is loud and goofy. It makes for a great dynamic, and watching them become friends was so beautiful to watch. I also love that Taichi becomes an advocate for Kohei because he doesn’t want people to romanticize what it’s like ...more
The Carrion Librarian
I wanted to like this manga more than I really did. The the hearing impaired protagonist is great to see, but the book's playing with chronology is are poorly executed and reveal themselves for what they really are--- a means to dole out conversations a piece at a time in order to artificially heighten the drama and stretch out the thin plot to a full volume. The romance also feels tacked on (something confirmed by an authors note which reveals the editor had to remind the creator she was publis ...more
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
An utterly heartwarming first volume to this series. Both characters - so different but so complementary - are well rounded and I found them adorable and so easy to feel for.

Beautiful drawings and lovely storyline.

Now onto volume two and full review to follow after that.

Maria (Big City Bookworm)

Actual rating: 4.5 Stars


This was highly recommended to me by a few friends so I finally decided to pick it up and give it a read! I really enjoyed it, but I can't believe this was original meant to be a oneshot the time I got to the end I was like...I need more?
Such a cute and heartwarming story
Ben Howard
Jul 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, read-in-2020
I Hear the Sunspot is a really heartwarming manga.

Kohei is hard of hearing. Because of this he's had to deal with a lot of insensitive people, whether they believe they are trying to help him or are actively bad-mouthing him. This has led to him keeping people at a distance.

He needs a note-taker, and this is where Taichi come in. In exchange for lunch, Taichi takes notes for Kohei. Taichi is very outgoing, and he manages to worm is way past Kohei's walls and the two become good friends.

The roma
There's quite a buzz surrounding this title at the moment, and rightly so if you ask me. It's a lovely story about two university students: one of them is hard of hearing and has been isolating himself from his surroundings, the other is loud and outgoing and pulls the other out of his self-imposed solitude.

It's very pure and chaste, but heart-warming as the sunspot in the title suggests. And there even is a small baseball scene! It was a really lovely manga, maybe not world-changing but the ki
4.5 stars. I Hear the Sunspot is one of those few gems you can find in the BL/Yaoi manga section and I love it so much. I'll keep it short and sweet, but I find that what I love about this book is that it's so... soft? And unproblematic? Like there's hearing disability rep and a sweet friends-to-lovers relationship between two boys? Iconic. ...more
Melissa See
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful, important, and welcome. Cannot wait for volume 2!
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
This was a great first volume! Took off a star because sometimes the art style made it hard to tell what was happening and Taichi was a little one-dimensional for my liking, but I still enjoyed it. While a lot of series centered around characters with disabilities tend to make that the defining trait of the character, this volume does a good job in making Kohei his own character. Granted, he's not exactly drowning in character traits and he doesn't get a whole lot of development, but I could rec ...more
Shan( Shans_Shelves) &#x1f49c;
Wow I didn’t know my kindle adds everything to goodreads whenever I finish, it’s true what they say you learn something new everyday.

Anyways a short review.

This was a sweet manga that I enjoyed. The story follows a boy named Taichi who agrees to be a note taker for a boy named Koheikun. Both boys are in college and meet after Taichi trips onto Koheikun’s lunch. Koheikun suffers with hearing disabilities from a young age and his hearing is slowly getting worse. Due to this it’s hard for him to ta
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"They can’t say whatever they want just because you can’t hear them"

TW: bullying

I'm not crying, you're crying.
Who am I even kidding? We're all crying.

This was so pure and adorable. I'm speechless and, on top of that, I'm in love.

Taichi was such a precious human being. He was a literals ray of sunshine (ah! See what I did here? ahah). And Kohei was spectacular cinnamon roll that has to be protected at all costs.

Highly recommend this manga and cannot wait to continue on the second volume.
The drawing style wasn't really my cup of tea but it was ok, nothing that interfered with the readability. Unfortunately, the german translation seemed a bit awkward and unfitting and even outdated sometimes.
What really saved it for me, however, was the topics that were discussed. I think I've never read a manga with a main character that has a physical disability and deals with the challenges of everyday life among able-bodied people.
At the end the author confessed that the story wasn't origina
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
sooo cute 🙈❤ i love this story
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So sweet!! This is how relationships begin to develop. 10/10 would recommend.
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Yuki FUMINO ( 文乃ゆき) is a Japanese manga artist.

Also writes under the name Yuki Akaneda (茜田 千).

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