manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
App
Try out our new iPhone application!
App
Manga Poll
You start a series but partway through it goes in a totally different direction that you dislike, you...
Continue, resolved to finish the series no matter what
Continue but stop reading if it gets any worse
Pause and wait or research what happens later to judge if should continue reading
Give up right away and stop reading
 
See Old Polls

Manga is the Japanese equivalent of comics
with a unique style and following. Join the revolution! Read some manga today!

Coded in ConTEXT

Join #baka-updates @irc.irchighway.net

RSS Feed
 
center_left_tab Manga Info center_right_tab
 
ALL    A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W    X    Y    Z   
Kokoro no Kanashimi  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
Description
Rather more representative of the Nishioka siblings' writing style than Kami no Kodomo, this is a collection of one-shots that explore the thoughts and feelings of ordinary people in an odd, surrealistic manner replete with atypical and symbolic illustrations.

More than one reading may be required if you are to completely grasp the core message behind each of these stories.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
心の悲しみ
Sadness of the Heart

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.8-12 (end) by Kotonoha (1204d ago)
v.1 c.1-7 by Kotonoha (1311d ago)
Search for all releases of this series

Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
N/A

Forum

User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (41 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.42 / 10.0
10
 17% (7 votes)
9+
 17% (7 votes)
8+
 27% (11 votes)
7+
 22% (9 votes)
6+
 7% (3 votes)
5+
 5% (2 votes)
4+
 2% (1 votes)
3+
 2% (1 votes)
2+
 0% (0 votes)
1+
 0% (0 votes)

Last Updated
October 24th 2011, 12:01pm PST

Sponsored Links
Game advertisements by <a href="http://www.game-advertising-online.com" target="_blank">Game Advertising Online</a> require iframes.


Genre

Categories

Category Recommendations

Recommendations

Author(s)

Artist(s)

Year
2002

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
N/A

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #978 increased(+423)
Monthly Pos #2824 decreased(-217)
3 Month Pos #4451 increased(+186)
6 Month Pos #4813 increased(+1947)

List Stats
On 47 reading lists
On 111 wish lists
On 113 completed lists
On 6 unfinished lists
On 71 custom lists

Note: You must be logged in to update information on this page.

Forum Posts
No topics currently in the forum, view the forum or add a new topic now.

tickmark preloadxmark preloadxmark preload
User Comments [ Order by usefulness ]
 

You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.

avatar
Urr   
Rating: 8.2 / 10.0
by Meilee123
March 23rd, 2013, 7:53pm
It was good, and interesting. As usual.
I liked it, I like the art and the plots but some stopped too abruptly for me, especially because I couldn't grasp the meanings. I'm sure they were something to think about but I'm sure a lot of people couldn't grasp them as well and that's why it doesn't appeal to the readers.
It could also be because of the culture differences. Some symbols are more obvious in different countries especially for the older generation.
Thanks to sarah who explained one for me, else I might have never known. I don't think I fully understand any one of these, or even halfly.

... Last updated on March 23rd, 2013, 8:25pm
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
hard to understand, but still worth while   
Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
by whitespade
October 26th, 2012, 6:49am
if the person below me dont explain the story, i would never know the true meaning. thus you understand when i mean it is hard to understand, it is me particularly that fail to grasp the subtlety and complexity of the Japanese mindset and culture. multiple readings with moments to reflect on the stories individually is a must.
it's a good manga, certainly different than most others. try it smile
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
symbolism   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sarah-eats-cupcakes
October 23rd, 2011, 9:18am
beautiful stories where you'll have to look a little beneath the surface to understand the meaning
i especially liked the one with the woman who has a snake in her mouth
if you're wondering about the meaning of the story, here's a little explanation:
the man in the story was in love with a woman who lies alot(snakes are always used as a symbol for lies)
he couldnt trust her anymore and he felt that they no more communicated like they used to do
he was growing curious "what is she thinking?" "what is she hiding?"
but the woman continued lying nevertheless
after a while, the man's curiousity turned into pity
and he stayed with her for the sole reason that noone else would take care of a dishonest person like her
at the end of the story, when she says "the snake has bitten me" it means that she finally started feeling guilty
and the "this was our first conversation in a long while" means that they started connecting once again
its a very beautiful story..and alot of people can relate to it

... Last updated on October 23rd, 2011, 9:19am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
Show  entries per page 


You must login to comment for this series! Register an account.
Manga Search
MANGA Fu
MEMBERS
TEAM-BU


footer