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Amanchu!  
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Description
Hikari Kohinata is a cheerful 15 year-old girl who lives near the ocean and she spends much of her time diving as a result. On her first day of high school, she meets a teacher who also likes scuba diving. There's also a 16 year-old classmate, Futaba Ooki, who gets dragged along in Hikari's maelstrom as soon as they meet at school. Most of the manga so far details the relationship between the two girls, which quickly seems to move into romantic two girl friendship-territory.

Type
Manga

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Associated Names
あまんちゅ!
海之少女
藍海少女
สาวน้อย ฟ้าใส กับโลกสีครามใบใหญ่
Amanchu

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Latest Release(s)
v.6 c.33 by Teatime Scans (74d ago)
v.6 c.32 by Teatime Scans (199d ago)
v.6 c.31 by Teatime Scans (216d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
7 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
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Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (174 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.24 / 10.0
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November 10th 2013, 1:51am PST

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Year
2009

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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Blade (Mag Garden)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #797 increased(+342)
Monthly Pos #2017 increased(+75)
3 Month Pos #2547 decreased(-603)
6 Month Pos #2168 decreased(-36)

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On 582 wish lists
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Unrated   
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by Hell_Clues
August 18th, 2011, 3:53pm
Upto volume 2. I think there is a king of this type of manga and this one isn't it. The first volume had an interview with some good advice in it.

This manga is just one of those appreciate stuff with an excitable (ummm how do I describe her, oh yeah yotsuba) type of girl. It doesn't fail in this. If you want to learn some basics on scuba diving, this manga seems to have it. I wouldn't mind trying scuba diving but it seemed needless the way the info was given, and by that I mean boring(just the information bit, not the entire story). Though it made sense in the story and one character is learning.

Negatives: a little false gay with how close the girls are all the time and so quickly. Often closer than humans usually are for no reason. Not a single male in the first volume with any meaningful interaction or in the club room( isn't there usually a thing about member limit). But it's early.

If I were to rate this right now it'd only be somewhere around 6 or 7 based on the way the story was presented. By that I mean that it seems average good so far.

update: Some of what I mention gets resolved in V.2 which makes it seem like volume one could be trimmed down by half and part of volume 2 could have been added. Reminds me of when people talk about decompressed comics. Though in this case it's more that the structure didn't seem thought out to realize what was important early.

... Last updated on March 4th, 2012, 12:46am
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great!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by gopackgo
February 2nd, 2011, 12:43am
Very laid back manga thats easy to read. Amanchu is a simple slice of life story with a small shoujo-ai feel to it. If you want to read a funny manga without having to worry about the plot then Amanchu! is perfect for you.

... Last updated on February 2nd, 2011, 12:46am
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Amano Sensei Returns   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Selenium_Glow
January 8th, 2011, 12:45pm
Yes. I'm a huge huge fan of Aria. Hence I picked up this work.
And I'm satisfied and happy that I did. biggrin
It's so simple, so soothing and so satisfying... I can never completely describe the warm, mushy feeling that I find myself in when I read Amanchu (and even Aria)... I always end up smiling no matter how horrible a day I had at work.
It's "Pikari Magic" I guess wink
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I find this a great read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by LightReborn
February 27th, 2010, 6:36pm
I really enjoy the unique protagonists. They all have a unique way of acting or looking at things. (except for dotty, she's pretty normal... but still!) I particularly enjoy the events that Hikari stirs up.

The manga's a pretty laid back story. plenty happens each page but there isn't a lot to digest... I think i said that right... to make an odd comparison, it's a quick-release pill of a plot. Plenty of plot, you just get it into your system faster than other ones.

I'll add more if it strikes my fancy, or if I realize i missed something.
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More of Amano's Genius   
Rating: 8.1 / 10.0
by Crenshinibon
May 22nd, 2009, 5:54am
Amano, is, again, one of the authors I give a lot of credit to. Although I'm sure most are familiar with my opinion by now, Aria was a fantastic piece of work that I hold in a very high regard and would be willing to reread any number of times. So far Amanchu! is a weaker story, but I daresay that could be because of my own personal bias. Aria is fundamentally a story about the small beauty in the ordinary, Amanchu! instead choosing to focus on the idea of even the ordinary being fun (though, of course, Aria did touch on it).

In any case, Amanchu! is another excellent escapist work. It's lackadaisical, soothing, and altogether cathartic. I imagine that I will update this review in the future, but for now it's enough to say that it's a series worth following from the start- digesting it slowly and savoring it will only enhance an already good experience.

... Last updated on May 22nd, 2009, 5:55am
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wtf??!   
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by Monstar Maalik
April 26th, 2009, 3:16am
i've only just read the 1st 3 chapters, but.....wtf is wrong with this girl?, she retarded?, this is the oddest protagonist i've seen north of Yotsuba

..what an odd girl

good manga so far though, i'll come back and give my opinion when i finish all the released chapters
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Amanchu!   
Rating: 8.4 / 10.0
by NightSwan
February 8th, 2009, 1:41am
Chapter 3 is out, and I'm starting to enjoy this series. A lot.
The first two chapters like stood up for themselves. But in chapter three it all got pretty much connected. :3

Very interesting characters so far, and the progress is amusing.
*looks forwards for more*
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