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Hidamari ga Kikoeru  
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The story starts with college student Taichi, who comes from a not-so-well-off household and is desperately searching for work. He (literally) stumbles across fellow student Kouhei while on a job hunt, and is incredibly enticed by the delicious bento Kouhei has in hand. However, something seems a bit off about Kouhei–and when Taichi consults his friends about it, he gets an answer he really wasn’t expecting: Kouhei is severely hearing impaired.

In the series:

V.1 - Hidamari ga Kikoeru
V.2 - Hidamari ga Kikoeru - Koufuku Hen


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Associated Names
Hidamari ga Kikoeru - Koufuku Hen
Hidamari ga Kikoeru - Theory of Happiness

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.6 (end) by Hoshikuzuu Scans (75d ago)
v.2 c.5 by Hoshikuzuu Scans (107d ago)
v.2 c.4 by Hoshikuzuu Scans (161d ago)
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2 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (226 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.78 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 3rd 2016, 10:20am PST



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Canna (Printemps Shuppan)

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this will definitely remain as one of my favorites   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jiujin
May 28th, 2016, 3:56pm
and not just as a BL work, but as a story generally. i just finished the 2nd volume and i simply cant get over how perfect it was done. there are so many aspects that are depicted so well and it made me think a lot more than perhaps 10 other bl manga combined.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by rainydayphotos
March 19th, 2016, 8:41pm
This is one of the better depictions of disability in manga. Deafness isn't romanticized, and it shows realistic barriers that people with hearing impairments face.

The romance also felt organic and realistic. The characters and interactions are well-crafted that the reader can easily understand why they fell in love with each other.
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Too good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Fluerete
January 2nd, 2016, 8:07pm
One of the best I've read in recent years!

First, the subject matter. I'm pretty wary about reading about disabilities in fiction because they often aren't handled well. But it's just done so well here, high points being
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Taichi's "It's not your fault you can't hear well! Why should you have to accommodate them?" and the role that the hearing disability plays both in terms of influencing Taichi's future career as well as how it's affected Kouhei.
I'm glad that there's more representation in BL, and am even happier that this story does it well.

Next, the art. I admit, throughout the first volume the faces looked kind of off but it was nothing too unbearable. The second volume is a pleasant surprise because the artwork has improved so much. The faces look a lot better, especially the eyes. It's nice to see the artist improving.

Lastly, the characters. I'm just repeating other comments here, but the lack of intense drama is refreshing and the feelings of both characters are beautifully developed.

Definitely one of the best BL I've read and reread (and I've read plenty). I'm definitely going to keep an eye on the artist's future works.

EDIT: IT'S OVER. I'M CRYING. Seriously, what a beautiful ending. I'm terribly sad to see this go.

... Last updated on March 17th, 2016, 12:01pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by gothland
October 28th, 2015, 7:54am
I don't usually read shounen-ai mangas because I found them boring but this was surprised me in a good way because it is very realistic. And I really mean it, from the point of view of someone with the same disability than one of the characters (I'm gradually going deaf), this is very well written and I felt so identified that it is a bit heartbreaking.
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Love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ice_bubblez
May 23rd, 2015, 12:26am
Totally love it! I agree with everyone's comments. Just wished it was a little longer coz really, it was a fantastic story. It had so much more potential for growth in the future. TTATT
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On the Realistic Side   
Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by 801crazed
April 27th, 2015, 7:03pm
I loved this so much. However, during the first chapter, I was a bit wary that this manga might turn out like the shoujo one that they mention in the story itself. But to my relief, it went in the opposite direction. You can tell that the mangaka did a lot of research into hearing impairment when writing this.

And the art is very cute and the atmosphere is pretty calming.

I also liked the candidness of the mangaka in the author's notes about the BL theme being an afterthought. I thought that the emergence of romantic feelings flowed pretty well though.

... Last updated on April 27th, 2015, 7:05pm
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Ah_Cat
March 26th, 2015, 7:18am
I can't believe it's this artist first published book (or second series acording to words at the end?).
It was so easy to get into the story, no unnessesary things, no spead up in storyline, natural growth of unexpected feelings. The story makes you feel as if your friends was descraibing his life, not a world of fiction. And this is exacly what I like the most in this kind of shounen-ai. I just wish it could be a bit longer
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and we could see them kiss as a couple. It's great she showed it from both sides, this way we can see that Taichi is just a bit dense with all this feelings but it's not like he dosen't love him, what I was afriad of at first when Kouhei kissed him.
Falling in love with each other is like the most natural thing, everything was just perfect.
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Love it.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ariminty
March 18th, 2015, 3:45pm
The depiction of living with an invisible disability is brilliant, the characters are likeable and developed well, and it's cute and fluffy while being heart-wrenching at times. I'm glad that the hearing disability wasn't pushed to the side because that's what makes this BL unique. Plus, the dynamic between the two main characters is adorable.

... Last updated on March 18th, 2015, 3:45pm
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Little gem   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by lfb
March 7th, 2015, 2:15am
I went in with little expectations (b/c BL series tend to be cliched). The art is decent. What bugs me is that their eyes seem too far apart sometimes. BUT I am amazed at all the thought the author put in the chapters. Certainly gave me something new to think about (after reading so much BL over the yrs, this is quite surprising). The dynamics between the two were cute and flowed well. Bonus (for me): The BL was really light. More focus was put in on Kouhei's hearing/character development. I wish there are more stories like this where the BL is subtle.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by perpetual
March 2nd, 2015, 9:21pm
I read this without looking at the summary at all (only knowing it was some new BL), just looking for some quick 'kawaii'...

Pleasantly surprised.

It's provides a nice pause, a break- a rest from the dazzlingly angsty and dramatic BL mangas out there... I shouldn't even classify or compare this to BL, this is so special and so much unlike anything else. I feel ashamed at judging it by its genres, even.

The story, the characters- everything ebbed and flowed with subtle realism. The concepts regarding disabilities and alienation were dealt with delicately and maturely. At first I thought the author was going to generalise the concept and go with the one perspective she set up at the start, but she subverted my expectations and handled it really well. The BL content was handled even more so; their relationship was relatable: no loud outbursts of I love yous or melodramatic angst, just empathetic understanding and a kind of pure and endearing love.

Though this is short, the subtle character development and the revelations at the end really makes this worth it to read.
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