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From Kotonoha:

One rainy day, the young woman Natsuki encounters a high school student in the street. Acting on an impulse, she gives the girl her umbrella and walks away. It turns out later that the girl, Michiko, is the younger sister of Natsukiís sisterís newly-married husband. Even though Michiko has a difficult personality and doesnít open herself to others easily, she seems to be attracted to Natsuki. Thus begins an unusual friendship between two unlikely characters who need each other more than they first realizeÖ


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v.1 c.Tegami by Hells_Castle (2086d ago)
v.1 c.Creature by Hells_Castle (2086d ago)
v.1 c.4 (end) by Kotonoha (3184d ago)
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1 Volume 2003 (Complete)
1 Volume 2010 (Complete)

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Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (186 votes)
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August 5th 2012, 11:10am PST

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Original Publisher
Gentosha (2010)
Poplar Sha (2000)

Serialized In (magazine)
Pianissimo (Poplar)

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well done, but i prefer to avoid this type of girls   
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by tekiteki
October 28th, 2012, 3:12pm
Once i befriended a girl like Michiko, and i was also older than her, just like Natsuki ^_^, and nearly in love for almost 2 years (actually, i was in love, and i still like her from afar ^^). But she never truly cared for me. She was arrogant, rebellious, liked risky things, and liked to criticize everyone and everything (except herself). And while our friendship was all great and interesting and full of adventures, it lacked love and tenderness and sincerity from her side. Once I realized it, our friendship started to crumble. Because I didn't really need adventures, I wanted us to be true friends *^^* And I see it all in Michiko, and just can't admit her relationship with Natsuki as a friendship...
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The scene where smiling Michiko says that she loves Natsuki only after Natsuki begins to cry, driven to rage by Michiko, - oh, such a nostalgia)). I'm sure, she will hurt her and insult her again and again, until Natsuki will get sick of it and will go away ^-^;

(oh, sorry for a long comment)

... Last updated on October 28th, 2012, 3:13pm
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Cute but lacking spirit   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by Saons
September 1st, 2012, 10:27pm
It is rather bland, I was saddened to find. It has heart and a good basis for a cute little story, but it still feels like it's pushing too hard to be something it isn't. Too much is left unexplained, though when they are explained, it is done so very poorly. It wasn't a bad read, but it wasn't intriguing either. Pass over it, I suggest.
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Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by akari_mizunashi
January 28th, 2010, 10:06pm
Despite the shoujo-ai tag, this story could easily be read as nothing more than a chronicling of the growth of a female friendship. It's warm and gentle without ever being too sweet, letting it remain realistic. If sharing my umbrella with the next sad-looking girl I see might grant me a friendship as comfortable as this one, send me the next shipment of umbrellas.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by LexXxich
March 4th, 2009, 1:02pm
No yuri here. He-he. Although nothing really happens in this manga, it does leave a warm feeling. Note: loved Michiko character design, she looks somehow like a cat.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lost_screw
January 25th, 2008, 11:18pm
its a very positive and up lifting story
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Overall Impressions   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by holy`bell
June 26th, 2007, 7:02pm
It seems that this manga has hints of shoujo-ai themes in the story. (Maybe that is just me). Overall, I found the story to be very nice and very flowing.

... Last updated on June 26th, 2007, 7:08pm
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A bit boring, but not bad.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by astroasis
June 8th, 2007, 1:47am
The art was good... but I found the story a little bit boring. Still, for the length, it wasn't a waste of time to read.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by jonsi
September 26th, 2006, 7:07am
Nice read about two women and their problems. Short and good
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