manga04_jpg login_tab_left_jpg
Username:   Password:    Forgot Password?
App
Try out our new iPhone application!
App
Manga Poll
For a really long, ongoing series, you prefer to
Keep reading since you're already so invested
Keep reading as long it's good
After a certain point, just stop and wait for it to finish then read the entire thing at once
Just give up reading after a certain point
 
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   
So wa Reirei no Yuki ni Mai  
Login to add items to your list, keep track of your progress, and rate series!
Description
This story in set in the Taisho era (1912-1926).

Two years after the famous author Uro vanished, his last manuscript is found at the house of competing author Otogai, who seems obsessed with (or is it possessed by?) his supposedly-dead rival. By a strange turn of events, three acquaintances; an illustrator, an editor and a stage performer, end up investigating Otogai's odd behaviour. They discover that the writer's garden appears to be haunted by a mysterious camellia bush...and camellia was Uro's favourite flower.

Type
Manga

Related Series

Associated Names
其は怜々の雪に舞い
Dancing in the Swirling Snow
So wa Reirei no Yukini Mai

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)

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: 7.2 / 10.0 (44 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.12 / 10.0
10
 9% (4 votes)
9+
 16% (7 votes)
8+
 20% (9 votes)
7+
 25% (11 votes)
6+
 14% (6 votes)
5+
 5% (2 votes)
4+
 5% (2 votes)
3+
 7% (3 votes)
2+
 0% (0 votes)
1+
 0% (0 votes)

Last Updated
January 19th 2012, 4:51am 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
2000

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #849 increased(+456)
Monthly Pos #2425 increased(+221)
3 Month Pos #4332 increased(+449)
6 Month Pos #6915 increased(+188)

List Stats
On 35 reading lists
On 70 wish lists
On 217 completed lists
On 2 unfinished lists
On 64 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
Very...different   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by cyclamen
April 18th, 2011, 1:59am
This is one of those manga which leaves a lot up to the readers' imaginations. Unless you're willing and able to read between the lines, the story will come across as extremely odd and confusing (and it doesn't help that the translation quality is not entirely up-to-standard) So wa Reirei no Yuki ni Mai takes a really unusual route with its plot - unusual both as a BL and as a ghost story.

I'm more than ready to bet that most people don't have the patience to try and figure out the specifics of the complex relationship between the two authors, so I'll explain;

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The first thing is that Otogai loves writing and values his position as Uro's rival too much to ever consider him a romantic interest, while Uro would do anything to stop Otogai from "belonging" to anyone other than him (which is quite obvious in the way he seduced the other man's fiancee and married her, but lost interest in her immediately afterwards). To him, becoming a renowned novelist was just an excuse to maintain his relationship with Otogai, since it's what lead to them becoming acquainted in the first place.

Secondly; Otogai was so smitten by Uro's unfinished manuscript that he let Uro possess him so that he could complete it before his spirit vanished (which of course was the latter's intention when he left the said manuscript behind and informed Otogai of its existence). Afterwards, he came to severely regret his choice, because (predictably) Uro would not let him go. It's really way more complicated than that, though - since in the last chapter Otogai brings up the question of "Was it Uro who was possessing me and refusing to leave, or was it I who wanted so badly for him to come to me every night while pretending to hate it and blaming him for it?" It took me two reads to figure that part out, but I'm glad I did!

Another thing the mangaka has left completely unexplained is Uro's exact cause of death. Did he kill himself? Or was it an accident after all? I love ambiguous endings so that worked just fine for me, but I can see why some might hate it.


The amount of 'action' here is debatable; as far as strictly-on-page sexual content goes there is none, but what happened semi-off-page depends on the way you see it. Is possession akin to violation? Is it possible for a ghost to have sex with a living person? You can think whatever you want, because nothing at all happened between them before Uro's death.

The three 'paranormal investigators' are very fun. There's no shounen-ai involving them, of course - they're just acquaintances (and maybe friends too, in their own odd way). I'd really like a longer story with them as the main characters...but I guess that's just too much to hope for!

As for the art...well, it's typical Ishihara Satoru style - very masculine, heavily-lined and angular with no androgyny and no 'beauty' involved. You either like it or you don't -- there's nothing in-between.

So - do I recommend this manga? Only if you're open-minded enough to accept something very different from the typical shounen-ai fluff. If you like sweet and romantic stories, don't waste your time with this.

... Last updated on December 4th, 2011, 4:37am
Was this comment useful?  Yes tickmark  No xmark    
avatar
A Balanced Manga, Very Touching, Not Really 'Yaoi' Maybe More Shoujo or Shounen Ai   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MightyMaeve
April 24th, 2009, 4:05pm
This mystery part of this story was haunting, bittersweet, and beautiful in art and words.This story is very sensual at times, and humourous at other times, as three men attempt to help a suffering writer, who has locked himself away for 5 years, ever since his best friend disappeared.
The ending was lovely and left me breathless. It was more about the these three men: Minami, the submissive cook/reporter/straight man (straight as in comedy element), Ideizumi the brazen, outspoken artist and Yuukyousai, the theatre actor who was knowledgable, down-to-earth and at the same time very colourful. These characters all had distinct, jump-off-the-page personalities as they attempted to solve the eerie pain of the soulful writer.
The backgrounds and attention to detail in outfits and era were beautiful and deliniated cleanly.

... Last updated on April 24th, 2009, 4:13pm
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