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Sotsugyousei  
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Description
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
Fitting
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
Graduation
After school

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Extra: Graduates limited booklet (44p)

Type
Manga

Related Series

Associated Names
卒业生
卒業生-冬-
卒業生-春-
Absolwenci
Graduate
Graduate: Spring
Graduate: Winter
Sotsugyosei
Sotsugyosei - Fuyu
Sotsugyosei - Haru

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.10b-c by carfish (1935d ago)
v.3 c.10b by carfish (1950d ago)
v.2 c.8 by Nakama (1951d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (335 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.69 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 3rd 2017, 1:27pm PST


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Year
2010

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
OPERA (Akaneshinsha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Digital Manga Guild (Digital Only)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #712 increased(+61)
Monthly Pos #1082 increased(+408)
3 Month Pos #1739 increased(+77)
6 Month Pos #1861 decreased(-177)

List Stats
On 567 reading lists
On 411 wish lists
On 700 completed lists
On 20 unfinished lists
On 355 custom lists

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Heartwarming slow romance, great work.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kidoraku
July 16th, 2017, 2:28pm
The whole series is one of the best yaoi stories, by all means. The story telling, slow but somehow just right pace, pairing, the tension between lovers, the odds they went through, awesome art, the background, complex plot and all the characters, everything is just amazing and makes you love the story.

I expected sth different knowing some other works of Nakamura sensei. I was surprised that she can actually make sth so bright, so light and pure but in the same time deep and meaningful. There's not much nudity, no dark past or messed up characters but it doesn't matter. It's entertaining and funny. Main characters are complete opposites - it sounds like a cliche, moreover there's more clished threads, like a student-teacher relationship and such, it could be a complete failure in someone else's hands but... how should I put this? she made amazingly good story based on simple threads. Sensei brought simplicity on a whole different level. It's definitely memorable.
The art is just perfect. Characters are overdrawn at times in order to strengthen a contrast between them or to better convey emotions.

One more time sensei proves outstanding talents so don't hesitate to pick up this tittle, it's definitely worth reading.
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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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Adorable   
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.   
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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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THE TEACHER   
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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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peaceful   
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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