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Sundome  
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Description
From Yen Press:

The "Roman Club", a school group interested in the occult, to which he's practically enslaved, has become boring for one Hideo Aiba. In fact, he finds his entire existence pretty tiresome until, one day, when a girl named Kurumi Sahana shows up and wants to join up. When the two are left alone in the club classroom, Kurumi makes a special "request" of Hideo, which makes him (understandably) freak out. Though he doesn't know what to think, one thing’s for sure, Hideo’s life just became anything but boring.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
すんドめ
思春期诱惑

Groups Scanlating
Ascension
Cynical Genshiken
Kindan no Aku
NIHO ☆ Manga
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Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.51 by Ascension (1488d ago)
v.5 c.48 by Kindan no Aku (1647d ago)
v.5 c.47 by Kindan no Aku (1691d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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Forum
8 topics, 55 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (682 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.14 / 10.0
10
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Last Updated
April 28th 2014, 9:36am PST

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Year
2006

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young Champion (Akita Shoten)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Yen Press (8 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #443 increased(+69)
Monthly Pos #492 decreased(-33)
3 Month Pos #458 decreased(-56)
6 Month Pos #376 decreased(-61)

List Stats
On 1640 reading lists
On 1110 wish lists
On 1276 completed lists
On 129 unfinished lists
On 336 custom lists

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Forum Posts
sundome ending *spoilers* 209 days, 17 hours, 43 minutes ago
Serous Spoiler alert for no one who has not read up to the end of vol 4 yet or beyond 1160 days, 20 hours, 8 minutes ago
where can I find this? 1350 days, 14 hours, 5 minutes ago
Kyoko 1350 days, 14 hours, 18 minutes ago
_|_ 1464 days, 12 hours, 17 minutes ago

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To sum it up   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by udders
July 15th, 2014, 11:33pm
"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
- Maya Angelou

There is more to literature and story-telling than an intriguing, "flawless" plot. The best stories are not the best simply because they are the most interesting. They linger in our minds long after we have read them because of the depth to which they drew us into the experience. Whether it be through excitement, disgust, affection, or sorrow, the greatest works are able to latch onto our emotions and connect us to something that becomes much more than just a piece of fiction.

Japanese writers have long been infatuated with the tropes of death and character growth. Mangas that develop around these concepts are far from cutting-edge. Sundome isn't considered great because it brought new ideas to the table. It is a masterpiece because it moves and drags us into these themes to a level that very few manga have ever achieved.

How Okada Kazuto is able to connect us to his characters and his story to such a high degree can't be explained with words. It is an "act of God." Perhaps it was the way a certain panel was drawn, or the way a single thought bubble presented itself. Sundome begins as what seems to be nothing more than comedic erotica. By the final chapter, however, we have grown attached to the manga to a measure that may catch us off guard.

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Kurumi is never protrayed as "weak", nor does she ever anything to forcibly invoke pity. But we learn to love her. Its hard for us to come to terms with her death, and its even more difficult for us to see her leave Hideo behind. Her passing, like the sundome, is tragically beautiful; her short-lived existence only serves to impart gifts and beautiful memories to Hideo. Our thoughts echoes his at the end: Why him? All we can do is stare at this unlucky girl and admire her actions, born from an unconditional love that is as unfathomable as it is powerful.


In conclusion, Sundome is arguably the greatest tragedy manga ever written. Some (unfortunate) individuals may not be able to fully connect with the story and experience it. But for those who do, it is something truly special.

... Last updated on July 15th, 2014, 11:36pm
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Hollow but fun   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by pierzing
March 2nd, 2014, 1:28pm
The way the story plays out is interesting. It's not quite like what you'll find in the romance genre, not that I can speak for ecchi. At once genuine and unique, it is amazing how it manages to convey the main character's joy of being in a submissive role in a relationship while showing how the dominant and submissive parts function. I was given a new perspective of understanding. Though Sundome is a real fun trip because of that, do be wary that the underdevelopment towards the end and the plot hole nuggets will hamper your enjoyment. I would still recommend Sundome if you haven't got anything else.
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Not sure but great   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Knightzomegaz
November 16th, 2013, 11:55am
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in the end I'm not so sure whether kurumi was a spy or whatever, because if she was then maybe the graduates treats her with some medication for her sickness in exchange of targeting hideo, but she never betrayed him,, maybe???


... Last updated on November 16th, 2013, 11:56am
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Thoughts   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by qwerty23
July 9th, 2013, 9:19pm
Let's start with the two main characters - sort of like the very tale they play out, they're not amazing, nor unforgettable - but as their story progresses, both Hideo and Kurumi build a solid trust in their dangerously unnatural relationship with each other. It's believable, thought- provoking, and something you definitely want to read about.
I definitely agree with Kazuki27 in that this series comes off as a raunchy almost hentai manga but after reading it all the way through, all those events seem to underscore the seriousness of the whole abnormal relationship the two characters hold. Kurumi's cruel circumstances and Hideo's pure white (heh) innocence are the things that I believe are at the core of this story.
The story's downfalls, like its loose ends and underdeveloped side characters, are forgivable, I think, in light of the fact that you just won't notice them until you've finished the series. That's how much I was focused in and hoping for Hideo's wishes to come true.

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I honestly thought the girl at the end was Kurumi, until I remembered Hideo's quote about the last summer they spent near the middle of the series.


I read it in one sitting/sleeping/sitting. I don't recommend it, though I guess doing so sort of fit the book's motifs. Heh.
Oh, and I have to say that by the end of the series the scanlators are hilarious and unintelligible. My first reaction was, "I think they're trying to communicate, what should I do?"

tl;dr, a more bitter than sweet romance, and a definite recommend.
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great   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by smatthew854
April 16th, 2013, 1:18pm
Absolutely a great manga with a great "love". The biggest issue with this manga is the TERRIBLE CRAPTASTICAL job the people scanlating did with the last couple books. It was nearly impossible to read let alone enjoy. That group should be taken out and beaten with the manga they claim to love. Because that escalating job is not how even a work like yu gi oh deserves to be treated let alone a story with a plot.
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More holes than swiss cheese   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by KonoHentai
February 19th, 2013, 11:09am
Honestly, I enjoyed the manga and all but there were just way too many plot holes and too much stuff left unsaid by the end that it just felt like I had wasted a few hours for nothing.

I can't recommend this to anyone that likes stories with firm closure at the end.
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emotional bomb !   
Rating: N/A
by zeerek
January 30th, 2013, 12:01am
well the manga is really great coz it leaves a very long lasting impact on the reader......but honestly not the kind of ending one might expect.....and may be it the because of this confusion....we end feeling the way we feel.....

p.s. not for people who are emotionally liable
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Don't know about this ..   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Mhaaad
August 14th, 2012, 8:14am
This story would have been SUPER if it weren't for this pathetic Fu**ing male main character
MAN .. I hate him ... Sooooooo pathetic .. No self-respecting man would allow him self to be toyed like that .. I hate him !!!!!

I would love to recreate the story and make the male main character more angrier and manlier, MAKE HIM A MAN.
in this story the main character is just a PUS*Y
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to pacifyx   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tazmaniandeval
August 3rd, 2012, 11:51am
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this story was perverted and funny to the end (even if you were always on edge on weather or not their love would be a success) but it is worth the read from the first chapter to the last....

and dont believe pacifyx's spoiler.... cause its wrong

she did not die.... there is a point in the afterstory that he sais to his ****(to who is a secret :p ) "thank you for still existing"
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Ending was troubling   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by destroyerzx1
June 25th, 2012, 6:20am
I found this manga completely by chance, i just scrolled and clicked, ( like most the manga i read) but I've never had a manga hit me this hard its been 4 days since i started reading and almost three since i finished. No one i know reads manga so i don't have someone to reflect ideas off of. I love the story and the way it was told. The ending though its still got me thinking. Being a Sunday and a slave of the road I was stuck with just my thoughts and time. My best recommendation is ( once you complete it) listen to the song when the love falls by Yiruma. And just play the story back in your mind from beginning to end. To me it feels like the song was made for it, ill be reading this again shortly that'll be the first manga I've read twice but i feel i need to go back and relive those experiences and maybe ill see something i forgot. This is definitely worth your time it was well worth mine.
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