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Indigo Blue

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  112 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Rutsu Nakagawa est une jeune écrivaine. Elle sort avec Ryûji, qui est aussi son responsable d'édition. Lorsqu'elle rencontre Tamaki Yano, rédactrice pour une revue d'art, celle-ci lui cite un passage troublant de son dernier roman, dans lequel ''Y'', un personnage au sexe indéterminé, caresse le personnage principal, les doigts imprégnés de bleu indigo. ''Y'' est-il homme ...more
Paperback, 198 pages
Published December 2004 by Asuka (first published January 1st 2004)
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After I finished reading this 200-paged girl-love manga written once again by Ebine Yamaji (whose Free Soul I also reviewed last month), I was also able to read her Afterword of the work. She revealed that her editor wanted her to write a lesbian story where men still have a role to play in the dynamic, and Yamaji found this a challenge she was eager to write about. The result is Indigo Blue which definitely involved a male perspective into a manga that is also still about two women being in l ...more
Jul 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I've re-read this a couple of times, and something always really strikes me about this book. The art style is realistic, but stylized, and seems to create a world that you can connect to. The characters feel real, the situations feel real, and it's so easy to put yourself into their shoes, regardless of gender.

The basic story is about a writer in a relationship with her editor, who happens to fall in love with another woman. Objectively, you could take it as a basic romantic triangle situation,
Aug 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
It was a lovely story, the way it was written certainly made it possible to connect to it on a more profound level and yet, I cannot help but feel a teeny tiny bit unsatisfied. For the purpose of the story I suppose a "happy end" between Yano Tamaki and Nakagawa Rutsu was a must, yet the way Rutsu treated both Tamaki and Ryuuji makes me feel a bit uneasy, and made it difficult for me to read on at one point because I didn't want those two to experience the heartbreak that was bound to happen. Th ...more
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Il titolo della Yamaji che preferisco fra quelli letti finora. Descrive in modo realistico i dubbi che tormentano la protagonista nell'indagine della propria sessualità: la scoperta di un'attrazione inattesa, la negazione inconscia, la ricerca della normalità, la sperimentazione di un rapporto a due sia etero che omosessuale, mantenendo un delicato equilibrio tra la ricerca di identità di Retsu ed il vissuto delle persone che ama..Il tratto è sempre minimalista e pulito come al solito ma nonosta ...more
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Real life and angst right here. No rose-colored glasses and flowers and butterflies kind of perspective. R.E.A.L.
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Eşcinsel aşk mangalarda çok sık rastlanan bir konu aslında. Üstelik neredeyse bu temanın tek hakim konu olduğu gençlik mangaları da Japonya'da oldukça popüler.

Lezbiyen aşk teması, deyim yerindeyse Young-Adault tarzı bir anlatı ile Indigo Blue hikayesinin sadeliği kadar, hatta belki ondan çok daha fazla, çizimindei yalınlık ile dikkat çekiyor.

Karelemelerdeki rahatlık, kadın ve erkek bedenin yalınlığı, zeminin ve arka plandaki şehrin çizimindeki incelik, sakin hatta durağan hikayeyi daha çok oku
It was mostly bad (flat and judgey characters, a main character who's a cheater, some soft lesbophobia, men who think they know everything, etc) but I liked the main character's growth (I mean, she changed a bit and realised what she was doing was bad, kudos to her!!). It's worth noting that the French translation was bad and it seemed like no one proofread the book. Maybe I would have liked this book more in English.
Dec 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Dei tre volumi che ho letto dell'autrice, quello che mi é piaciuto di piú. La protagonista é, fra tutti, il personaggio meno amabile, e forse per questo anche il piú realistico.
May 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Ebine YAMAJI (やまじえびね) is a Japanese manga artist who has created several works with a lesbian theme. These include Indigo Blue, the story of a young author discovering her sexuality, Free Soul, and Love My Life. Several of her works were serialized in the josei magazines Feel Young (published by Shodensha) and the now defunct Young You.
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