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Kingyo Sou  
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Description
From Aerandria Scans:

In the spring of her second year in high school, Asuka sees Masami playing Japanese drums in a festival, and she falls in love with him. However, Masami is deaf, and he has locked his heart in a world without sound. And thus, the two’s melancholic love miracle quietly begins. This is a pure love story in the middle of summer that will make your heart ache.

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Manga

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Associated Names
心聲戀語
金魚奏
金鱼奏
Bản tình ca thầm lặng
Goldfish Sonata
Kingyoso
Kingyou Kanade
Silent Love Song

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.8 + Extra (end) by Aerandria Scans & Esthétique (1568d ago)
v.2 c.7 by Aerandria Scans & Esthétique (1694d ago)
v.2 c.6 by Aerandria Scans & Esthétique (1780d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (550 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.59 / 10.0
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August 11th 2014, 4:55pm PST

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Year
2006

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Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa DX (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Monthly Pos #1035 increased(+54)
3 Month Pos #1170 increased(+19)
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Touching and Different   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Alaena Night
January 24th, 2010, 12:46pm
It's not often that you find a Shoujo that's just refreshingly different from all the rest. Throughout two short volumes, Kingyo Sou weaves a beautiful story about a romance between a high-school girl and a boy who cannot hear, and all thr troubles they go through along the way. The art is gorgeous and unique, and the story is both interesting and emotionally moving. I have to admit it... I cried.

It is by no means a sad story, though. I own the second volume in the original Japanese, and the author wrapped things up rather nicely. This is definitely worth a read for those who are looking for a manga that deals convincingly with different issues, and for those who are just looking for a good read.

It's adorable and touching. I'd recommend it to anyone.
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Short but so sweet :)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Imsexyandiknowit328
December 31st, 2012, 1:13pm
I loved this manga. I see several people saying that people only love it because he's deaf and that it's stupid to fall in love with someone because of how they play the drums, and I couldn't disagree more. This manga is more than just a deaf guy who plays a drum and the girl who fell in love with him. This is their love story, going from when Asuka was a kind of stupid teenage girl to being a strong woman who does her best to learn sign language so she can talk to her boyfriend. It shows Masami's struggle to be on the same level of understanding with others though he can't hear them. There'es even the factor of people forgetting that you're deaf and talking quickly, and it does cause some issues between Asuka and Masami. This is a really good manga and I'll admit that I cried a little. A previous commenter said that "almost immediately after they solve one obstacle, there's another one," and kept complaining about it. Well, that's just a fact of life, even more so when you're a deaf guy and your girlfriend doesn't know sign language. Also, she fell in love with him because of the feelings he put into the drum playing. Duh. I see people judging this because Masami is angry at being deaf. People handle situations differently. I'm blind in my left eye, and it totally slows me down. My neighbor doesn't even have an eye and he does just fine. He's the same age as me, and I've been partially blind longer than him. Don't judge just because Masami isn't perfect.
Anyways, this manga is great!!! Being handicapped myself and treated differently because of it, I kind of get where Masami is coming from. Don't skip over this manga!! It's so cute and realistic!!
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So unique...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Tatania
September 9th, 2010, 8:57am
This story is so unique, seriously, I’m sure you can go through hundreds maybe even thousands of manga and not find a plot anywhere near this one. Its unique plot is one thing that made this refreshing manga just so great!

Plot- The plot focuses around the relationship between Asuka and deaf Masami. Masami being deaf adds a new dimension to the regular romantic relationship. It adds whole new obstacles and circumstances that add to the stories originality, and though some of the things that happen in the manga are cliché the twist they get because of Masami being deaf make them completely unique and wonderful to read.

Characters- The characters are nice and… well they are nicely realistic. You can understand the struggles the characters go through, the doubt, the fears, everything. The two mains very nicely balance each other out and the secondary characters are really supportive and each very individual making a nice cast all around.

Art- Was the regular shoujo artwork, nothing overly special but in no way bad either. It was very fitting for the manga.

Other- I really enjoyed this manga; there was just something so great about it that’s a bit hard to pin down much less relate in a review. Give this manga a try, I really recommend this manga; it was a very nice cute and warm read!

8/10 – Was Good
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Deep.   
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by matt_is_the_best
June 20th, 2012, 11:08pm
The drum beats, the heart beats, all of it feels so deep. It was beautiful. =) Definitely worth reading, unique, and will hold a deep place in your heart. It is also to see something through a different view, of having a lack of hearing.
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So unique!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Eternal_rain
July 1st, 2012, 7:49am
I have read many kinds of manga and there are none of those like this one. It attracts me so much because it's so real. The plot isn't impossible or hard to happen in real life. It's possible. It's so real yet so cute. The story is deep and heart-warming. I like matt_is_the_best's comment. "The drum beats. The heart beats". It's a beautiful connection. It's a beautiful story. It's one of the most, no the most wonderful and sweetest love story that I have ever read!!

... Last updated on July 1st, 2012, 7:52am
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Loved it   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by Auwx
April 30th, 2011, 5:01pm
One of the best mangas i got to read, with consistent character and an amzing storyline. I'm really glad i read it. I nearly cried, and that's more than i can say for any of the previous mangas i read. I recommend it to just anyone who likes a really good romance.
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wow :D   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lys
September 11th, 2008, 9:31pm
I was surprised by the first chapter, and then again by the second chapter. It's a very sweet story, funny and sometimes sad. I don't know many manga with this kind of sincerity and warmth. While I myself don't know a great deal about deafness or the circumstances of people who deal with it, it's apparent that this mangaka wants to portray it realistically. I think there's a pretty good balance of entertaining story and "awareness" teaching (?). Another thing I find interesting is that, unlike MANY shoujo manga, the barriers and problems facing the couple seem like actual, reasonable concerns. If Asuka bursts into tears over something, I feel like I can understand why her emotions brought her to that point rather than passing it off as "Oh, another silly girl and her melodramatics..."

Definitely worth a read. And a reread or two as well biggrin
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The feelings of my heart   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Ariaofthesong
May 16th, 2013, 8:23pm
This manga is beautiful. The characters are adorable, and very human. As a writer, I've come to appreciate the realism in some mangas.

Asuka fell in love with Masami not because of his face, or anything, she fell in love with the emotions he conveyed by playing the taiko. That is something that happens rarely. What really got me was the fact that she was concerned by his deafness, but in the end decided to persevere. I love that Masami is both very strong and very fragile. He came out very human. This manga is one of a kind.

I suppose not many of you will understand what it feels like to blind or deaf, the fear, the pain, the sadness. The overwhelming hatred and anger. The scariness... I'm not saying I'm completely blind, but without my glasses, I'm put into a world where nothing is definite. Without them, I'm as good as blind. Its scary, I can not function without them. I fear them breaking, or my eyesight getting worse (which it is). Its painful. I don't know how I would live in a world without color, without beauty. Even more so for being deaf. I would just die if I couldn't hear music, if I couldn't hear the beauty of melody.

Thats why I love this manga. Its very real in a way. Yes, there are some moments where it seems cliche, but think about this. It's a plot device. It helps the story move along.
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Fantastic   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by rvmr
April 27th, 2012, 11:36am
This is probably one of my favourite shoujo mangas, if not my favourite. I really wish it was longer. I've read it a few times now and every time it moves my heart and makes me cry. I recommend it to everyone that believes in love.
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Well done~   
Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by emmirose
April 2nd, 2011, 12:37am
Of course, the deafness part of this series is what piqued my interest in reading this in the first place. That's definitely not the only thing going for this manga though. I was impressed by how neatly put together the storyline was. Even though it was only two volumes, the mangaka did a beautiful job in giving their relationship time to blossom and their love to strengthen. In the beginning, the fact that Asuka-san liked Masami-san right away seemed typical, but I understand that it happens to us all; she also worked hard to deepen her relationship with Masami-san and vise versa, and that's what made this story relatable, believable, and likeable.
In addition, the art really suits this manga. It's not "perfect", but the drawings portrayed emotions wonderfully. It's hard to explain when the art just "looks" right and tells a story skillfully, but the mangaka used the art, the storyline, and the words to bring a sweet tale of love to us. I cried, I smiled, I reflected on my own relationship, and this manga ultimately benefited me. I'm glad I took the time to read this. =]

... Last updated on April 2nd, 2011, 12:39am
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