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Shards of memory with a brilliant radiance. As the seasons turn, two boys' hearts are changing. Winter brings them close to each other, little by little.

1) Winter:
Beginning of winter
So this is adult...
Shall we go to buy a mitten
Short piece 1, The person I'm interested in
Short piece 2, The teacher I'm interested in
Short piece 3, Hide from the rain
A moment when one is closed to crying

2) Spring:
Tears don't spill over
Short piece 1. As you like
Short piece 2. Be lost in wild idea
Short piece 3. A jealous person
Short piece 4. Bash
In Kyoto
After school

Extra: Graduates limited booklet (44p)


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Associated Names
Extra: 卒業生 限定小冊子 (44p)
Graduate: Spring
Graduate: Winter
Sotsugyosei - 2nd Season
Sotsugyosei - 3rd Season
Sotsugyosei - Fuyu
Sotsugyosei - Haru

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.10b-c by carfish (1246d ago)
v.3 c.10b by carfish (1261d ago)
v.2 c.8 by Nakama (1262d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (248 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.72 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 25th 2015, 5:46pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
OPERA (Akaneshinsha)

Licensed (in English)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #858 increased(+134)
Monthly Pos #1421 decreased(-62)
3 Month Pos #1533 increased(+201)
6 Month Pos #1792 decreased(-351)

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On 590 reading lists
On 383 wish lists
On 475 completed lists
On 16 unfinished lists
On 294 custom lists

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Heart fluttering ♥   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tenkuu
August 10th, 2015, 11:16pm
Absolutely must read. I'm sorry... I can't explain enough how beautiful this manga is. You must read it in order to know. All I can say is that this is one of the most beautiful (art and plot-wise) manga I've ever read.
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It made me cry with happiness!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by greencoathook76
May 19th, 2015, 7:46pm
Lately, I've been thinking I've grown out of this genre since I can't stomach all the BS you usually get in yaoi but then I gave this sweet little love story a chance. I'm so glad I found this series, it made me really happy.
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One of the greatest mangas i've read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Sorataa
December 27th, 2014, 8:23pm
i remember that i wanted to read Doukyuusei but i don't know why i procrastinated it for so long. After reading it i fall in love with this couple and Nakamura Asumiko's art, then reading Sotsugyousei was awesome because you get so see how their relationship develops and it's just beautiful. I'm sad that it finished but it'll have a really special place in my heart.

Awesome manga.
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Not as good as I expected   
Rating: N/A
by k.bell11
July 15th, 2012, 5:37pm
The main couple was cute, but the teacher was annoying and creepy (the egg scene, really?), I also would have liked a little more resolution at the ending. The art is a little weird but not bad, oh and I would call this shounen- ai, not yaoi
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Nani0918
July 6th, 2012, 9:48am
This couple is just simply adorable. Among their short conversations and interactions lies an ocean of emotions and sentiments. Love can be just as simple as a hug to recharge your battery when you're down or a soft brush on the cheeks in the winter cold.

Simply adorable.
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Inside their world :)   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Ren91
July 4th, 2012, 6:20am
I really enjoyed reading it, and I didn't feel there was "fill" chapters or situations, but lovely details.

Anyway, the situations are not realistic, and maybe it feels that way because the story focuses on their relationship only and ignores everything else, friends (except for Tani), society, and well, family (we only meet Sajou's mother, who is fortunately accepting), all factors that have influence on any relationship. But... it's not like it is a requirement for a manga to be realistic.

What seemed very real for me though are the things inside their world, the feelings between them.

And, of course, I really do like her art.
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It's just so adorable.   
Rating: N/A
by ClearAlchemist
June 20th, 2012, 1:08am
I honestly can say this one made me smile like an idiot when I was reading it. All the characters have their great points. The problems in the story are different then in most shounen ai/ yaoi's and because of that it's like a fresh breeze coming through your window. Over all I recommend you giving this a try not only is the story cute and sweet the art style is really beautiful.
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by gwkimmy
February 3rd, 2012, 12:23am
is such a dork. i love him. he's the best character by far. kusakabe is a close second for being such a lovable idiot. sajou is pretty meh but whatever. the story is sweet, cutely funny, adorable, and well written. ugh, i want more.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lookingforsure2
September 13th, 2011, 9:48am
I really like it all : the characters are cute, the story is nice and gives a peaceful feeling, the art is atypical maybe but not ugly, there is no cliché, it's just a regular, normal story between two boys that love each other.
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