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A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow, Vol. 1

(熱帯魚は雪に焦がれる / A tropical fish yearns for snow. #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  433 ratings  ·  68 reviews
When her dad gets a job overseas, Konatsu Amano has to leave the Tokyo life she’s always known and relocate to a small seaside town to stay with her aunt. The move also means starting a new school surrounded by complete strangers, and it’s a lot to handle for a girl who has trouble with change. But on her first day in her new town, Konatsu is instantly drawn to Koyuki, an ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 12th 2019 by VIZ Media LLC (first published December 26th 2017)
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Dec 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, lgbtq-plus
it was very cute with sad undertones, which is exactly my kinda thing. the aquarium club was so adorable (especially the salamander) and the girls were likeable, too. the art was soft and pretty. i'd like to read more in the future ...more
The Artisan Geek
Loved it! The art is very clean and I enjoy the simplicity of the story :)

Reading this atm, I am SO curious as to how this is going to pan out!!

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Rod Brown
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
A super slow and super low key romance. The art is so generic I had a little trouble telling a couple of the characters apart. You really have to watch closely for the little ribbon over Koyuki's ear or Kaede's slightly longer hair. It's not bad, but it just doesn't do much to stand out. ...more
Mac (bookshelfpalace)
Super cute and fast read! I loved the whole aquarium club part of the manga!
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lbgtq, manga, ya, romance
As always, even more wonderful to read in hard copy. This is just a lovely, slow-burn first book.
I'm in love with the drawing and the author's stroke!
Above all, I'm in love with Koyuki, she's the cutest!
The story is about Koyuki and Amano.
Amano is a girl who had to go live with her aunt when her father accepts a job in another country.
New in town, she enters her future school when she sees an announcement of an "event."
When entering the aquarium of the school she meets with Koyuki, a senpai that participates in the club responsible by the aquarium.
Later that same day, she meets Koyuki on th
Honestly I feel bad giving this a two star cause it's not bad or anything, but it was just okay. It was kind of boring tbh. I don't know it's just not cute enough for the awkwardness to be endearing and the emotional stuff isn't really enough. I have two more volumes checked out so I'm going to keep reading, hopefully it gets more interesting. ...more
This was cute and gay
Rating: 4.5 Stars: ★★★★ 1/2
A Tropical Fish Yearns For Snow is a charming, slice of life manga about Konatsu, new student to a school located in a seaside town and Koyuki, sole member of the aquarium club! These two girls instantly connect and the sweet bond they form over the course of Vol. 1! Featuring slow-burn, yearning, alongside very wholesome moments, this is a fantastic start to a new manga series!

There's a simplicity and feeling of melancholy to this manga that makes it a very emoti
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
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​When Konatsu's father gets a job overseas, she's forced to move into her aunt's house in a small fishing village. Here, she meets Koyuki, the sole member of the high school's Aquarium Club. But, there's something drawing these two together, so Konatsu joins the club. She also starts to become friends with bubbly Kaeda, who tries to recruit Konatsu to the Home Ec club. To prepare for the monthly open house of the Aquarium Club, Koyuki giv
May 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2020, manga
a budding relationship between two girls who also happen to be the only two members of the school aquarium club. their relationship develops around an elusive salamander and mutual confusion and insecurity about their feelings towards each other.
unfortunately, it was difficult to tell the characters apart and i was expecting more complex emotional and narrative development. it's a pleasant, unoffensive, lighthearted read.
i don't think i'll be reading volume two but i appreciate that makoto hag
Feb 08, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't sure what to expect when it comes to this manga.
This is a cute Yuri manga that takes place with two girls in the aquarium club. I think reading this manga has shown to me how much I enjoy soft stories about people learning about something new and moving to a new place. Also I appreciate the pacing that goes into the relationships and how happy-go-lucky it is. The only issue I had was that there was some miscommunication involved and there was a big space cadet.... Because of these poin
Nick Pell
Aug 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a really cute manga and first volume. I really like the relationship between Konatsu and Koyuki. It's awkwardly silly and had me chuckling a few times. The concept of an aquarium club is also neat and super unique. I always love reading manga and watching anime that focus on a topic I have little to no knowledge about. It does have some silly tropes from other rom-com-esc stuff, like a character getting flustered over an indirect kiss, but it's done well enough that it wasn't all that an ...more
Jillian -always aspiring-
Cute, but I feel like I’ve met iterations of these character types in other shoujo-ai/yuri manga. What does stand out is the use of the aquarium as a setting and talking piece.
Jan 28, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really cute with lovely art, and has potential! I'm interested to see where the story goes. ...more
A supersweet shoujo-ai manga featuring plenty of cute aquarium animals and sweet and adorable scenes. I had tons of fun reading this though I did think Honami was a bit too stiff and awkward for my liking. She didn't even want to eat a small candy because of the school rules, really? I love the connection these two girls have and I am rooting hard for them to get together. I love the idea of an aquarium club, and yay for Koyuki. The art is adorable. I will definitely be continuing this manga. ...more
rein larue ☾ [im not good enough]
This story was so cute! The relationship between our 2 main characters was so ADORABLE! I'm pretty sure I was gushing the whole time lol It did get confusing a few times with the names and because it isn't in color but overall, it was super good and I will be continuing on with the series probably 2021! ...more
Dec 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ff-comic
I enjoyed it but the two characters are a bit too similar. Both are kinda shy, awkward, and like aquarium.

Overall, it is a very typical yuri manga: blushing and subtext-y. One girl is older, but thankfully it avoids "popular oneesama" trope. Nothing about the story stood out to me though.
May Fisher-Guest
What kind of posh school has an aquarium club?

I really enjoyed the first volume, it was so cute. I really like reading these sweet Yuri stories as they tend to be pretty touching.
I tried reading this about a week or so ago but found the vocab a little tricky, but I'm glad I came back to it. I am interested to read volume 2 once I finish off with some other items in my backlog.

I love how realistic all the animals are except for the axolotl which is as adorable as it is in my head.
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This is an incredibly sweet and wholesome yuri. Every page made me smile like an idiot, and it made me genuinely happy to read. Koyuki and Konatsu are so cute! I’m definitely going to be getting the entire series, I can’t wait until I can read more. I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a manga as much as I loved this one.
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This is a slow burn slice-of-life romance that tells a lot of its story through metaphors (as can be seen from the title alone). In this first volume, time is spent establishing the characters and getting to know their quirks. A recurring metaphor throughout the story is of a Salamander that is lonely (and so doesn't come out of its hiding place often in its aquarium) and comparisons are made to one of the main charac
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Despite my high rating I have conflicting emotions regarding this series. To make this easier on everyone, I'm simply going to list them rather than try to weave different ideas and feelings into a cohesive and coherent review. Thank you, here we go.


1. The artwork/art style is strong and I love the aquatic imagery. It's very reminiscent of Bloom into You's use of water imagery to convey emotion. Also, the little salamander that pops up once in awhile on Homani is adorable (I love salamander
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Awww, this was so sweet! Loved it! Konatsu Amano moves to a seaside town and starts a new school that has an aquarium club. She meets the sole member of the club, Koyuki Honami, and it's basically fluffiness from there on, with a little bit of sad tinge thrown in.
Both girls are crushing on each other but both of them are kinda withdrawn when it comes to feelings, so neither of them is able to communicate their feelings very well. And Konatsu befriends another girl too, Kaede, who's loud and boun
Mark Evans
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ah, incredibly charming, this. Lovely art (some excellent reaction shots and SD work here) and a cute pair who need a little more fleshing out but are clearly very good for one another. Quite a few very cute moments throughout.

It’s interesting how the two of them have issues but the type of issue is quite different. One is very socially anxious and has a hard time talking to new people, the other does not but clearly has a hard time with her feelings. I love that we can really see their relation
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: teens, lgbt, manga, romance
Okay, this was so, so cute. The art was clean and worked for the story, there wasn't too many similarities between character designs from what I could tell in the version I was reading, and the coloured pages did wonders to introduce things and give a little pop. So glad I found this series, it's definitely what I needed right now, and the slow burn is always welcome for me.

The characters are also all super unique and adorable! I love Konatsu and Koyuki, and I can't wait to see what happens here
arc sent to me by the publisher via edelweiss in exchange for an honest review

This manga was absolutely adorable! I was instantly drawn in because of the cover but the sweet as sugar story and characters kept me reading until I ultimately read the entire volume in one sitting.

We follow two girls and their slowly budding friendship and relationship and they both are so cute, together and apart. They both seemed to need each other and have come into contact at the perfect time.

Everything to do wit
Konatsu has just moved to a new town, and she comes across the high school's monthly aquarium open house on her first day. There, she meets Koyuki, a girl a year older than her who is in the Aquarium Club. As Konatsu navigates her new school, she is drawn more and more to Koyuki and the Aquarium Club. However, her anxiety is making it hard to develop friendships and to find the right club to join. Maybe Koyuki can be her guide....

This manga really reminds me of Komi Can't Communicate as both pro
Collene Currie
Oh my goodness! This manga was so cute! Within the first couple of pages it felt so real and deep, that I was hooked. It talks about loneliness a lot as a common theme and it's done, in my opinion a very realistic portrayal. Especially in high school , struggling to make friends.
While reading I had noticed parallels between 'Bloom into you' and this. The main was Koyuki and Touko when they act around the girl they respectively like. And it's so adorable.
This story felt real and deep in such
This manga is extremely cute. I prefer a more serious manga, but this one grabbed my attention because I love aquatic life, and because the girls in the story are completely riddled with anxiety and reminded me of myself. lol They have constant internal dialogue showing how nervous they are to initiate the simplest conversation and I just kept thinking, THAT'S ME!!!

I think this was marketed as yuri but if it's actually yuri, it's on the fluffy, light side and I'd be surprised if anybody actually
Moriah Venable
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Konatsu Amano moves from Tokyo to a small seaside town. While walking around, she sees a sign for an event for an aquarium. There she meets Koyuki Honam, an older girl who is the only member of the aquarium club.

There run into each other a few times and become friends. Konatsu is required to join a club but doesn't know which club. Either the Aquarium Club wuth Koyuki or the Home Ec Club. Guess which one she chooses?

I thought this was cute beginning and I love the artwork. Can't wait for Februar
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