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I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

(I Want To Eat Your Pancreas (Manga) #1-2)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  2,346 ratings  ·  477 reviews
A Bittersweet Romance

In this deeply moving first-person story, an introverted high school boy finds his classmate’s diary―and learns her biggest secret. Yamauchi Sakura is dying from a pancreatic disease and now he is the only one person outside her family to know the truth. The last thing the boy wants is to be her friend, but Sakura’s cheerful demeanor and their shared s
Paperback, 442 pages
Published January 22nd 2019 by Seven Seas (first published June 17th 2015)
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I’m not crying you’re crying ?????

Who knew the random manga with a weird name I picked up on a whim would be this fucking wonderful and powerful omfg I actually cried
☆Pelumi☆ (Fly high DMX)
Jan 20, 2021 marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: anyone with a pancreas
Recommended to ☆Pelumi☆ by: myself
Shelves: weird-title
I'll pretend I didn't see the title and add it to tbr list
Thank you very much!!
Dani ❤️ Perspective of a Writer
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In the complete manga collection of I Want to Eat Your Pancreas we meet Yamauchi Sakura who has been silently suffering from a pancreatic disease in school. When she loses her journal she suddenly decides to share her situation with the bookworm boy from her class who finds it. A friendship buds and flowers as these opposites attract slowly learn from one another. At first you think this is just another story about death and grief... but its so
there's clichéd tearjerkers, and then there's masterpieces like this. ...more
oh my gosh i'm sobbing right now
as in i'm in actual tears and i feel weak
review to come?
James DeSantis
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy shit did I cry so much reading this.

Before we get into the book I'd like to say why this resonated with me so much. Both characters in this book share traits that I see in myself. I'm a nerd, and unlike now days, growing up isolation and picked on went hand in hand with being one. However, I balanced it out with having close friends while also not trying to be a complete hermit. In doing so I spent a lot of my free time either reading novels, comics, watching tv shows, anime, or playing ga
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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From the title, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, you may think that this is a Marvel comic book about Venom. Alas, it is something completely different. A beautifully touching manga about a dying girl and a true friend.

She has been diagnosed with a fatal condition involving her pancreas. She knows she doesn't have much time left. Probably less than a year. But she's still full of energy and vigor. She wants to keep living her life until it
Alexis | whatlexreads
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Well that hurt???? But it was beautiful.
Joshee Kun (조수아)
For the first time, I really lived. I existed in the world. It was all thanks to her.

When my friends and family members saw me reading this manga, they immediately asked me about the title. Like, who wouldn't, right? You don't encounter such titles every day. But this book doesn't have anything to do with cannibalism nor zombies. You might be surprised to learn that it's a very sad story of friendship (and could-have-been romance?).

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas follows an introverted boy named Har
May 16, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5/5 Stars

I quite enjoyed this manga. I really liked the relationship that the two main characters formed and how much they became close friends in such a short period of time. They helped each other out without even realizing it and it was very beautiful to see. Sometimes I found the narrative to be a bit slow, but other than that it was a read that I enjoyed.
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
My goodness - that was sad!

Apr 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Sentimental, romantic, young adult story, with terminal illness cliches.

Why picked it?
Locked down at home, was browsing through a catchy list of recommended movies. Got intrigued by this anime "I want to eat your pancreas".
And it was based on a book, so obviously the book takes precedence over film :)

Would have loved it more had it been first of its kind for me. Or if there were more cultural references.
Art was almost like a film.
Fast paced non boring throughout.

Recommended for : Folks who
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Would it be okay if I cried now?
Aug 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Do you know that feeling when someone smiles and you just get this painful ping in your chest that something’s not right?

Yeah, that’s how I felt too.

This story is about a person who is dying but decides on living her fullest, and another person who is living but feels like there’s no meaning to his life.

Not gonna lie, I cried a few times reading this.
Scottsdale Public Library
This charming manga, with the eye-catching title, is sure to be hit with fans of Japanese graphic novels.
Yamauchi Sakura, a popular high school student, appears to have it all: lots of friends, a winning personality, and the ability to connect with everyone around her. Her unnamed classmate is just the opposite: a boy who seldom speaks to anyone and prefers a solitary life with books for company. When the boy learns that Sakura has a pancreatic disease that will ultimately end her life one day,
Mac (bookshelfpalace)
Oct 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
I don’t even know what to say expect I finished this manga yesterday and I still cry thinking about it...
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
4.5 stars

Well. It has been a while that a novel I read actually broke my heart. I just cried while reading this. A Lot.
(Also this book is The Fault in Our Stars, but way better.)

Writing & Art

The writing was shockingly good and the story was told only from the perspective of the male MC. In my personal experience, it is very rare in manga that the story is told only from one perspective.

As always, I think that the art is very impressive and the artist took a lot of time to draw backgrounds, while
Rod Brown
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
A manga version of The Fault in Our Stars, wherein our introverted protagonist discovers his classmate's secret - she has a terminal disease with possibly only a year or so to live. It's long on schoolboy fantasy with the quiet, thoughtful lad being drawn out of his shell and away from his books by the attractive and outgoing girl, but it plays out so sweetly I was quite won over.

(view spoiler)
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Weird title, beautiful story. Don't let the title throw you off: this is such a cute and heartwarming story that might make you cry. I almost did. The art is beautiful, the dialogue is beautiful, everything about this was beautiful. It's about a boy who is very introverted and has never felt the need to have friends. He reads his classmate Sakura's diary by accident and learns she has pancreatic cancer. Instead of being angry about the boy learning her secret, Sakura uses this opportunity to get ...more
Feb 02, 2021 rated it it was ok
*spoilers for the entire manga*

this bland storyline has been overused so many times that it hurts. how many goddamn anime’s/mangas can i name that has a girl with something wrong with her. whether it be some illness or maybe a traumatizing past, it all feels the same. oh my god introverted boy meets extroverted girl!! the girl probably has some weird obsession with him btw.. then they hangout by some weird coincidences and they slowly start to fall in love EXCEPT here’s the funny part!!!! The bo
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
An introverted guy discovers that his popular classmate is suffering from a terminal pancreatic disease, and she swears him to secrecy so as to be able to keep a sense of normalcy in her remaining time. This beautiful manga was infused with sadness. Even though we know from the first page that Sakura will die, I wasn't entirely prepared for it to unfold. I especially loved how perspective is used - the first 2/3rds of the story are entirely from the (unnamed) boy's perspective, and when the narr ...more
Natasya Wiah
Jan 25, 2019 rated it liked it
#1/20 #2019 #3/5
My first book in January 2019. Since i already have a work, its hard for me to read now. But i have manage to find my time to read, thank god.

This story was sweet. It doesn't get really sad until the end. This is mostly just these two developing a friendship. They talk about her dying very casually throughout so it didn't feel like a sad story. I didn't cry until the end.

The ending was a lot. Especially because it felt like there was so much more that could've happened. It felt so abrupt, but that just made me feel more connected to the character in that way. I liked how the author did that. Wow, that ending was a real twist. I
Apr 29, 2020 rated it liked it
This manga reminds me of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope. Yes, it's sad, don't get me wrong, but I felt like it romanticizes the idea that you need "someone" to "save you" (and also for me, being introverted is not a thing to be saved from).
That being said, I still felt like this story has a great message about terminal illnesses and the internal battle that so many people have to live through while trying to smile at the same time. I really like that part of the manga.

So, basically it's a 3 st
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really should have seen that twist coming. But since I didn’t, my heart broke so much more for these two. I took a while to read this one because the subject was heavier and the manga was big enough to feel slightly intimidating.

Don’t let the title of the book turn you off, there is a reason behind it and it’s so bittersweet.

Happy reading!
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm not crying... You are! 😭 Such a beautiful and touching story! I loved it! ...more
May 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Finished on 27/5/2020.

"I had had believed that a novel wouldn’t end until its last page. Perhaps she would laugh, saying that I’d read too many novels. Even if I was laughed at, I didn’t mind"
Melissa Mondragon
Jan 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
this book F-ed me up man. i CRIED. 5/5 i loved it :’)
Mar 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
i def didnt cry. not at all.
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Associated Names:
* Yoru Sumino
* 住野よる (Japanese Profile)

Yoru Sumino (住野よる) is a Japanese writer best known for I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, the novel that became a manga and two films.

Other books in the series

I Want To Eat Your Pancreas (Manga) (2 books)
  • 君の膵臓をたべたい 上 [Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai 1] (I Want To Eat Your Pancreas, #1)
  • 君の膵臓をたべたい 下 [Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai 2] (I Want To Eat Your Pancreas, #2)

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