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Sasameki Koto  
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Sasameki Koto is the story of Murasame Sumika, an intelligent and athletically gifted girl who just happens to be in love with her best friend, Kazama Ushio. Unable to confess her feelings, Sumika can only stay by her side and watch over her. After all, the biggest obstacle to her love is something that she can't change. It has nothing to do with the fact they're both girls; Sumika just isn't Kazama's type!

Kazama is only into cute girls and Sumika's cool personality just doesn't fit the bill. Much to her friend's dismay, Kazama is always eager to share news about her latest crush. With the duo's knack for attracting trouble, it looks like Sumika's trials have only just begun.


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Associated Names
Sasamekikoto (French)
Whispered Words

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Latest Release(s)
v.9 c.53 (end) by MakiMaki Scanlations (943d ago)
v.9 c.52 by MakiMaki Scanlations (955d ago)
v.9 c.51 by MakiMaki Scanlations (975d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 2, Chap 12

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (454 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.56 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 30th 2015, 9:57pm PST



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Comic Alive (Media Factory)

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English Publisher
One Peace Books (3 Volumes - Complete)

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3 Month Pos #2089 increased(+337)
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Ending was anticlimactic by all definitions   
Rating: N/A
by DrunkenPeasant
September 17th, 2015, 10:45pm
So here I am, having followed this series diligently for years I decided to take a year break in order for the scans to catch up after which I went back to finish the series.
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And..... just why. After teasing/building up the romance between the two for so long, for so many years, you'd expect a big confession scene right? But nope, of all the things to do, the author downplayed it as much as possible and they don't even say that three word sentence. After the "confession" the author and characters move on way too abruptly, and uses whatever chapters he has left to write making a generic, lousy graduation scene after which the two make out in the room with the mask. Just by the anticlimactic ending alone I'd give it a 6/10.

But wait there's more.

The other characters love for the glasses girl is never explored well enough, the author yet again abuses his power and magically decides a character can forget about a love spanning the entire series with a stupid karate ritual dance. So the ending sucked, the other characters aren't wrapped up nicely by the end, and it left a bad, bad taste in my mouth.

Six years of reading this series, down the drain....I hope you're happy, Takashi, you ruined it. 3/10
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Oh.. My... Goodness....   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by cutiewootie
June 6th, 2015, 11:56am
It got boring after like chapter 16 or 18, but pulled through till 20 and went to the end to discover, that it took all 53 chapters for the magic to happen. Ugh!!! I cannot believe I even read it up to chapter 20, thank the Lord I skipped to the end to find out what happened. This way too freaken slow.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Verix
February 3rd, 2012, 12:27pm
Solid shoujo ai series. Very enjoyable, hope it gets all 9 volumes done sometime..
The emotions and relationships in this manga are all very believable, which makes for excellent manga.
On another note, this one has one of the cutest confession scenes I read thus far.
Already recommended for that alone! Read it!!

... Last updated on February 3rd, 2012, 12:42pm
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A solid series   
Rating: 7.7 / 10.0
by MangaGhost
July 18th, 2011, 8:18am
Main leads are very likable and well defined. But most of the supporting cast are almost caricatures at times, which is a shame. Its pretty obvious at this time that the newer characters is an attempt to create some challenges for the leads and stretch the story out. However, if its going to get better then some of the characters are going to need some serious character development.

The beginning was really good even if achingly slow at times. It had a few nuggets of pure gold in both the comedy and drama departments. However, its gotten a bit uneven lately Imho. Its basically dropped from a 9-10 to 7.5-8 for me. I hope it regains its balance.

This title was made into an anime that had a very good first episode, but the series ended abruptly and was not given a second season, which was unfortunate.
Finished it and dropped the score a bit. The beginning was good, but I don't think it completely got its groove back and the character development for me stalled. Still its decent for Shoujo-Ai fans.

... Last updated on May 16th, 2013, 11:51pm
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Such a waste...   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Auwx
June 1st, 2011, 3:30pm
I loved the first 25 chapters or so, but lately I find that the characters are just pathetic and it made me angry with the author
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I mean, what the heck ! She just collapses in her arms and I thought "finally it is on !" and then their relationship actally gets worse ??? I didn't get it, they both are so oblivious that i can't bear it. I mean misunderstandings are not so bad as long as they don't drag on for no reason but to make the story go on for a little longer. That's just a waste and I get tired of it after a while.
However it might be getting better thanks to the recent chapters, so i'll keep reading it for now. But for me it went from a 9.5-10 down to a 7.5 (i can't bring it lower since the first part is great)
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Rating: N/A
by calh
May 23rd, 2011, 3:27pm
There is nothing special in the plot or the characters, but the execution is impeccable. The main couple develops extremely well, in a way that makes you truly care for their happiness. The pacing is perfect for the drama to unfold, and there are a few sublime moments that will linger on your mind for a while, such as... (very slight spoiler follows, it wouldn't really matter if you read it now but it will make sense when you get to that part of the manga)
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when Kazama puts the mask on Sumika

... Last updated on May 23rd, 2011, 3:27pm
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My first Shoujo Ai   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MatrixM
May 12th, 2011, 5:54am
This is my first foray in this genre and i am very much pleasantly surprised. Frequent chuckles interspersed with [sometimes oddly stemming from] patches of bittersweetness that make sure the manga remains centred and focused rather than digressing into any ordinary school life manga. The romance is not just about the two main characters, the manga is not just about the romance. As I'm not very knowledgable about this genre, i will stop here. Let me just say that i'm glad that my first shoujo ai was of this caliber and it deserves it's [current] rating of 8.9

EDIT: Ok, so there's less comedy in the last few volumes, but this is still great and i can't believe it's only monthly [or perhaps bi-monthly, i'm not sure].

... Last updated on May 13th, 2011, 2:55am
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Engaging characters, great moments   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Nouveauk
October 9th, 2010, 1:51am
Out of fear of sounding like an utterly obsessed nitwit, I'll refrain from typing too much.

When I started this series, I didn't have particularly high expectations--I stumbled across it almost accidentally, after seeing people mention this along with Aoi Hana and Husky and Medley (HasuxMedo). I'd seen it and heard about it occasionally, though the synopsis didn't draw me in much. And then I gave it a try. The beginning's adequate, and kept me going long enough for me to reach the seriously brilliant meat of it. The characters start out simple, with quirks that you won't really notice, and then they blossom or reveal themselves to be characters written with depth, clarity, and a host of personality and engaging backgrounds, some of which tie back amusingly to those quirks in the beginning, and really flesh them out. Pretty much every character is like that; perhaps tellingly, my opinion of Tomoe Hachizuka changed drastically after chapter 19. There's a lot of depth and content to this manga character-wise.

Art is great. It takes a chapter or two for the mangaka to settle in on the style of Sumika (her bangs change a bit over the course of it), and the characters get smoother and smoother lines. When it oscillates between serious-style and chibi-er-style, it's done very well.

A further testament to the well-written side of this manga is the plot. Though it is a bit slice of life-y in the start, appropriate flashbacks, character examinations, and good pacing really give a strong sense of purpose to the manga. It actually feels like it's going somewhere, even if it's taking its time like a chill turtle (as yuri manga are wont to do).

Another unique point for this manga is that it attempts to portray lesbianism/crossdressing with more realistic aspects in mind. Granted, it isn't total realism, but there's noticeable negativity/prejudice present in it, and it does affect the characters. The way it portrays it manages to be smooth enough so as to not cast a bad light over any particular group, but rather shows it as a part of life, and again, is well written.

So there you have it. It's a great manga for pretty much anyone (provided the anyone doesn't hate same-sex relationships or the sort), because of the writing, the pace, and the likable (yet flawed) characters. I'd recommend it.
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Just keeps getting better...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by monkeyvoodoo
August 19th, 2009, 1:10am
For a title that, for the first couple of chapters, felt a little cheap and over-simplified, I find myself amazed that I just moved it up to a 10 rating (up to chapter 18 is available in English, at this point).

I feel like, with every passing chapter, the story solidifies a bit further, the characters feel more real, and things ... well, it's feeling pretty serious by this point. There's only a handful of titles that <i>really</i> make me feel genuinely connected somehow to the characters in the story. This would be one of them.
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I really hope this gets licenced.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by fouloldron
February 12th, 2009, 8:35pm
The characters are adorable and the characterisation consistent.
The art is smooth and clean, but neither too much nor too little detailed.
I love the story of the unrequited love for the girl's best friend and how she in turn draws the attention of the effete cross dressing youth.
All round a beautiful manga.
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