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That Blue Sky Feeling, Vol. 1

(That Blue Sky Feeling #1)

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A butterflies-in-your-stomach high school romance about two very different high school boys who find themselves unexpectedly falling for each other.

Outgoing high school student Noshiro finds himself drawn to Sanada, the school outcast, who is rumored to be gay. Rather than deter Noshiro,the rumor makes him even more determined to get close to Sanada, setting in motion a
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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
Fabian
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was really really cute. I'm pretty happy to see a Boys Love manga written by a gay man. I also really like that Noshiro is a chubby dude, which is a super rare thing in gay stories.
Way too often the only body types that get featured in gay YA stories are slim/skinny bodies. So it was really refreshing to see some actual chub representation.
Apart from that, this manga is a fast paced story about friendship, self discovery and self acceptance.
I am also a little gagged that the author really
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Flora ❀
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: made-me-cry
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: manga, lgbtq
Super freaking adorable!
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.
Maria (Big City Bookworm)


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!
Rebecca
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, manga, lbgtq
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
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Rachel
May 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Ehhh. It gets better as the book continues.
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 ...more
Danielle Chambers
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.
Schnekk
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!
Kei
Oct 03, 2018 rated it liked it
It was cute, I enjoyed the friendship themed dynamic and I liked the art. I was just left wanting so much more.
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.
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
Susan
Oct 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: shojo_manga
The decade older ex-boyfriend was on the creepy side for me....
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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
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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
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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 ...more
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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Selena
That Blue Sky Feeling is a typical high school romance manga, but about two guys instead of a boy and girl. I say typical, but it's fairly laid back compared to some other shoujo titles I've read in the past.

It centers around Dai Noshiro, the new kid in school, who becomes friends with a boy named Sanada despite (accurate) rumors that Sanada is gay. Noshiro's a goofy, kindhearted kid who is determined to become friends with Sanada even after finding out the rumors are true. He tries his best to
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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
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Yakult Boy
Jan 05, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: manga
A generally cute book up until the reveal that Kou (the 11th grader gay boy) used to be in a relationship with a 26 year old man.

What’s worse is that ever since he’s introduced, he meddles into these teenager’s lives, even going so far as to trick the main character into going to his apartment. Nothing bad happened, and he just took him over to talk in private, but he lied to the protagonist to get him that far. That’s creepy?? He even gives his phone number to the boys and talk back and forth
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Lissa Valle
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-manga
I had a lot of mixed emotions as I was going through this book; not necessarily because of the storyline, but rather because there are some problematic elements to it. The terminology they use to describe someone who is gay is really... bad. Ultimately, I chalked this up to the fact that these are teenagers that are mostly unaccepting of anyone gay so the use of this terminology is realistic. Another issue I had was that the main character was dating a man far older... like illegally older. I do ...more
Khadijah
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not my first choice in art *spoilers* (I think like not really but i do give some of the story away)

While this art leaves a little something to be desired in a mass of hot bodied yoai characters it brings something to the table that can be lost in some stories. This book has a lot of heart it's more shonen AI than yoai. About 2 boys in high school one a not so closeted isolated gay kid and the other a newly relocated (seemingly asexual he is in the 11th grade and has had no real sexual interest
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Drucilla
Feb 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
This review is for the entire series (3 volumes). This was a really sweet story. I love that, ultimately, the series wasn't about labels. It's all about growing up and figuring yourself out and if you don't want to put name to it, you don't have to. I'm glad the story didn't go with the obvious ending either. There are a few cringy parts. Some are just the hard to read kind, with Noshiro being too PC at times (though he's not trying to be PC and Sanada sets him straight so it gets better), but ...more
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