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That Blue Sky Feeling, Vol. 1

(That Blue Sky Feeling #1)

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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  603 ratings  ·  121 reviews
Finalmente è arrivato! Da okura, l'autore di "insieme al capo", il primo web mangagratuito pubblicato in italia, arriva "sorairo flutter", un manga gay ambientatotra i banchi di scuola! Dai noshiro è un orsetto intelligente e dal cuore grande. Il trasferimento in una nuova scuola lo porta a fare nuove amicizie, tracui quella con lo scostante sanada, evitato dall'intera cla ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published August 14th 2018 by VIZ Media LLC (first published July 22nd 2017)
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Ellen
I picked this up from Edelweiss (thanks Viz Media for giving me access) to determine if it was something I should order for the library. It is cute and sweet (not sweet as in "Cool" but sweet as in heart touching) and both main characters are likable. Even if someone does not like reading about gay love, it's pretty innocent, not too preachy and still something relatable. I think I'll be ordering for my library.

2018 challenge: a book with an LGBTQ+ protagonist
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Flora⁷ ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
reasons why nashiro is a gay:
1. Oblivious to his own gay feelings
2. He’s an idiot
Amber
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtq, manga
Super freaking adorable!
Rebecca
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lbgtq, favorites, manga
This is a truly beautiful, thoughtful story about coming to understand yourself. The moment when Hide tells Noshiro that he's not weird, that he's a good person and has nothing to be ashamed of just because he has a crush on another boy is one of the most affirming statements I've read in YA literature, all the more so because it has no frills on it. That's a good descriptor for this whole book, really - it's a no-frills look at someone learning who they are and that whoever that turns out to be ...more
Jes Reads
Sep 18, 2018 rated it liked it
This review is going to be a bit hard for me to figure out because I feel like this could have possibly been a really great coming of age LGBT story. Judging by the other reviews I'm getting around to reading now that I've finished I think a lot of people can agree to that.

That Blue Sky Feeling follows Noshiro and Sanada. Two characters that couldn't be more different. Noshiro is outgoing and well loved by his peers. Sanada is bullied fo being gay. But that doesn't discourage Noshiro from becomi
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Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: egalley
Really super cute m/m slow burn romance thing happening here.

Noshiro's an adorable, puppy-like hufflepuff who loves people and tries really hard to make everyone feel welcome and included, because he's changed school's a lot and knows how it feels to be on the outside. His exuberance is charming, but, like a big dog, sometimes he accidentally knocks people and things over. He becomes determined to be friends with the class loner, Sanada, who is rumored to be gay.

Much as I enjoy Noshiro, I really
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Laura
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga
I..... don't know how I feel about this. I am very conflicted. I need to sit a bit. Art is good.

Update after finishing 3rd vol: this series is not for me.
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Maria


This was a super cute introduction to a story about acceptance and self discovery. I really enjoy the message this book is trying to spread and I can't wait to continue on with this series. I'm so gald I decided to pick up the first volume on a whim!
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Isabelle
Oct 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: lgbtq, drama
Anything the volume does well is ruined by the 26-year-old ex-boyfriend who continues to insert himself into the lives of teenage boys. The whole thing made me incredibly uncomfortable. I loved the relationship between the two main characters; but an older gay man is not (or should not be) a threat to young boys, and the mangaka's inclusion of this dangerous, damaging, and quite frankly homophobic trope is deeply unsettling. What makes it worse is that no one seems to care that an older man is i ...more
Julie
Not sure how I feel about this quite yet, but I think I like the way the story is going. I also like that the main character looks different than the typical pretty boy look. I love the pretty ones, but it's nice to get a change. Although, I wish all the characters didn't look so much younger than they are, but that's just the art style. ...more
Rachel
May 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Ehhh. It gets better as the book continues.
Jillian -always aspiring-
First read: October 2018

Second read: June 2019

My only issue is that I don’t understand why it is such a common trope in manga where gay characters have these inappropriate relationships with adult characters (other than here, I’ve seen it in Aoi Hana/Sweet Blue Flowers and Classmates: Doukyusei). It’s just very squicky to me, as if these young characters having feelings for same-sex adults leads to a grooming-esque scenario from the adults in question. I just don’t like it.

But other than that I
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Similiee
Oct 29, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Age gap

The (albeit past)relationship between he 26 year old and the 16 year old should not be glorified at all. It came off as being creepy and predatory in a book that’d have been fine otherwise
Danielle
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbt, manga-comics
This is so good. I loved it and cannot wait to get the next volume.
Susan
Oct 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: shojo_manga
The decade older ex-boyfriend was on the creepy side for me....
Kelly Paradise
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Snail
Mar 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Both this and "My Brother's Husband" feel almost painfully simplified at times in their approaches, but I really appreciate the messages they both give--that people who are anything other than straight are still people, too, and that the discriminations societies instill need to be picked apart and done away with. It's especially excellent if these stories can reach younger audiences (who I assume are the target). Bravo! ...more
Kei
Oct 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
It was cute, I enjoyed the friendship themed dynamic and I liked the art. I was just left wanting so much more.
Kathryn Kania
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cute boys!!! Cute gay mentor!!!!
Mere Rain
This isn't the smutty kind of BL, it's more about young people trying to understand one another better. Very well done. ...more
Sesana
Oct 22, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
I feel incredibly conflicted about this book. On one hand, the way it deals with casual homophobia is both realistic and surprisingly nuanced. All of the high school characters feel like real characters, even the unusually boisterous main character. And then Sanada's 26 year old ex-boyfriend shows up. It would be one thing if he only had the initial scene, but he just keeps showing up, and he displays a creepy amount of interest in the relationships between two high school students. I would love ...more
Sherry is on hiatus for health (selfcare) reasons
It's not unusual to see a younger (teen) and an older (adult) guy as a couple (well, ex-couple in this case) in manga and sometimes, while it's still questionable, it works and sometimes it's just creepy. In this case, it's creepy.

I don't know what it is exactly but the story doesn't quite work for me... I already read volume 2 and I'm still not sure about it. But I will read volume 3 to see how the story ends.
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That Blue Sky Feeling should be fairly popular - it has a sweet, slow burn type of romance that is somewhat rare in a lot of manga in this genre. But at the same time, both main characters are very underdeveloped and there's not a lot of world building. It's hard to root for either when we have to take so much for granted and fill in too many blanks.

Story: Noshiro has moved around a lot and is an easy going guy well p
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Tuna
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Jack
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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L. Luck
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This manga tells the story of a transfer student, Noshiro. Noshiro is used to moving to new places and new schools, making new friends, and fitting in, so he notices immediately when one of his new classmates, Sanada, is always by himself. In his attempts to bring Sanada back into the fold, Noshiro learns that there is a rumor that Sanada is gay (and it's true)! What follows is the trials and tribulations of Noshiro trying to be Sanada's friend.

Ok, this was adorable, and--I use this phrase a lo
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Emily
That Blue Sky Feeling is a cute story about two high schoolers who become unlikely friends. Noshiro is new to school, and becomes drawn to a quiet, isolated boy named Sanada. Noshiro quickly discovers that rumors of being gay have pushed Sanada to the outskirts of their class, and their classmates avoid being near him. Noshiro, who has transferred schools many times, knows what it's like to feel like an outsider and makes it his mission to become Sanada's friend and help him re-integrate into th ...more
Katie Greenwood
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've literally just finished this and was desperate to write my review.

In my time I've read a fair amount of manga from many different genres but never before have I been so besotted with a story so quickly. Never have I awwed and smiled and hugged a book so much.

I feel like I can see where this is going and I can't wait to get there. This is a three-volume complete series that follows Sanada and Noshiro's budding friendship. Noshiro has just moved to a new school and is determined to befriend t
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Thamy
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's probably because I haven't read many shounen-ai manga lately, but it had been a while for me to find such a cute romance in this boys love genre.

When Noshiro moves to a new school, he takes an interest in the outcast Sanada, who rumors says to be gay. And I just noticed I've paraphrased the actual summary. It's just that it's really accurate. This manga seems to be more than boys love a coming of age story as Noshiro's interest in Sanada develops in unexpected ways we ask, maybe there could
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Moriah Venable
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I first read the synopsis, I mixed up the two boys. Thinking the outcast was the one with the glasses.

When Noshiro transfer to a new school, he becomes intrigued by Sanada who is the outcast because of the rumors of him being gay. But that doesn't deter Noshiro from trying to be his friend and get to know him. He only because more determined to do so even when Sanada later admits that the rumors are true, but he retracks it when Noshiro begans to act like everyone else does. He later admit
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