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Sekitou Elergy  
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Description
Satoshi Yanagawa is working part-time controlling traffic at work sites, and works with a beautiful girl that he likes at first sight.
But she has a pretty bad character. Are there any prospects for romance? Read on to find out, the story is hilarious at certain moments, and touching at others.

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
せきとうえれじい
工地恋歌
工地戀歌
赤灯えれじい
Sekitou Elegy
Sekitou Erejii

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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.48-49 by Blue Flor & Village Idiot (400d ago)
v.5 c.46-47 by Village Idiot & Blue Flor (442d ago)
v.5 c.45 by Village Idiot & Blue Flor (473d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (162 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.38 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 5th 2013, 5:49am PST

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Year
2004

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Serialized In (magazine)
Young Magazine (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Weekly Pos #966 increased(+82)
Monthly Pos #1666 increased(+13)
3 Month Pos #2019 increased(+172)
6 Month Pos #2420 increased(+372)

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On 558 wish lists
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The tough life   
Rating: N/A
by LaoBa
February 20th, 2014, 2:48pm
Excellent manga! This is the side of Japan seldom shown in manga, the lives of people with broken marriages, debts, unplanned pregnancies, temporary jobs and few prospects. Somehow this whole story feels very natural, I could totally believe in the characters, sometimes they do stupid or strange thins but never outside the realm of the possible.
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About the dodgy part   
Rating: N/A
by rufjap
September 10th, 2012, 9:27am
This is mostly to people that checked the raws, don't understand the original language and came to THAT point of the story (Mind you, I don't understand japanese either, this is just what I got from people who finished the story):
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
So, the girl didn't actually cheat, as in, she didn't have sex with her ex. They were just staying at the hotel overnight. She later even confessed to the main what happened, he raged, they had a temporary break, but still ended up together.
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I loves this.. until   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by sivador
August 19th, 2012, 6:17pm
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
the girl cheats on the poor sap, just because she could
I truly loved the series until that, didn't read the rest.. so maybe
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
they end up together anyway, but still spoiled the series for me
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one of the best out there   
Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by JohanVeteraN
June 6th, 2012, 9:19pm
cecropiamoth put all the words he wrote down exactlly how i think... the true feeling of this manga and how the author makes it feel real is what drives me reading more, and how everything develops and makes you feel yourself in the manga. truelly one of the best manga
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Really good!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Verix
January 27th, 2012, 8:44am
Picked this up 3 times and stopped because it wasn't what I expected. When I finally kept reading it I was pleasantly surprised. I really recommend reading the first 2 volumes to get a general image of this manga, chances are big you'll like it. It's about the working class, a guy with no experience with girls that falls in love with a delinquent on his job. It's very cute at times, and very realistic in my opinion. Recommended!
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It seem so real!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by cecropiamoth
December 9th, 2011, 12:48pm
Could a relationship like this happen?

Well, the details of the tough working-class world it's set in look 100% real to me. This setting looks like an American city, not the far prettier, neater, and cleaner scenery in which so many school and love manga take place.

Ditto the people. The couple, who are both around age 20, are each very odd people, but for some reason I never had the slightest hesitation accepting each as almost as real as people I know. (The group of loser boys from which the hero eventually graduates look way too much like me and some of my friends of long ago, as a matter of fact.)

Would this boy want this girl, and vice versa, given that they each seem so far outside the limits of what each would normally expect the other sex to be? I think so, based on the fact that I've been much like the male lead for most of my life, and I think this girl is fantastic! It's less clear why she would be drawn to him.

But it's a pretty unlikely sequence of events, after all. I think this story has worked tremendously well for 30 chapters because this mangaka knows how to communicate the intensity of the feelings that routinely come to 20-year-olds as they start to learn how to survive on their own in the world. His drawing communicates that excellently, and the uninhibited outbursts of almost all the characters does too. Where there is intensity of feeling there is the feel of reality. In fact, it's having feelings that make the world and other people real to us on the deepest level. Because this manga has so much true feeling, it makes me believe it's true.

This is a jewel of a manga. I think it has the potential to become as moving and successful as, say, "Genshiken". Already it has gone way beyond what I expect of manga and anime. To me it's already gone way beyond anything I expected when I started reading it.

... Last updated on December 9th, 2011, 12:50pm
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The story is hilarious   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by bull3thole
September 21st, 2011, 11:07pm
I really like the strong female lead in this story. The design of the characters looked childish to me at first but I got used to it really fast because of how funny the story is. I recommend people to read this but there are only 29 chapters scanlated so far so you have to wait a while for each chapter.
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hilarious   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Cedante90
June 29th, 2011, 7:09am
I read many romance mangas so far and this is one of my favourites as it has some very individual story . The uncommon relationship (very strong female lead) in an every day slice of life setting, with a lot of hilarious humor creates an very entretaining atmosphere with a perfect balance between romance and comedy. The only weak point may be the art work as it's a particular one (especialy face expression, etc.) but soon after submerge within the story one will get used to it very fast.
I can recommed this manga to everyone, just give it a try and you'll not regret it smile
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Pretty darn good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MangaGhost
December 4th, 2010, 3:37am
Its a really cute series. The characterization is done well. They are a little off-beat, but you get a good feeling for the main characters and their personalities. Its still early on but I like it (only about 15 chpt released so far). I hope there will be more releases.
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cute   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TimeManInJail
December 21st, 2009, 9:05pm
hmm... i really like the artwork especially with the facial expression remind me of reading GTO and well the plot, its slice of life but very enjoyable
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