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Slow Starter (ICHIKAWA Kei)  
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Description
It's a story about two boys, Kiyo and Ino, who go to different schools but take the same train every morning. As time passes by they become aware of each other but never engage in conversation until one day when Kiyo oversleeps in the train and is awoken by Ino. From that point on they begin talking to each other and eventually become good friends...

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
スロースターター (ICHIKAWA Kei)
清×伊野爱情系列

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Latest Release(s)
c.Fall 2013 Extra by Moi-xRyu Scanlations (100d ago)
c.Start Line by Moi-xRyu Scanlations (550d ago)
v.1 c.Extra (end) by Moi-xRyu Scanlations (580d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (301 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.51 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 4th 2014, 2:23am PST

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Year
2012

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Citron (Libre Shuppan)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #873 increased(+120)
Monthly Pos #1326 increased(+344)
3 Month Pos #1837 decreased(-550)
6 Month Pos #1727 increased(+99)

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On 193 reading lists
On 122 wish lists
On 859 completed lists
On 7 unfinished lists
On 205 custom lists

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Natural   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by lifeincircuit
December 24th, 2012, 11:35pm
This is really cute. I love stories with natural progression where you can really get a sense of how two people grow to like one another. This in particular has a really awkward, sweet, pretty real feel to it. It was probably a little more sweet and innocent than typical real life, but sometimes that's ok too. Haha

... Last updated on December 24th, 2012, 11:55pm
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Very sweet   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by arouraleona
August 25th, 2012, 12:28am
This is a very sweet little entry about two boys who share a commute. Nothing out of the ordinary as far as the story itself goes, but it feels very genuine and caring. I wish it could be a little longer, but as it is, it is a very nice little bite of goodness!
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That was just   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by aiish
January 9th, 2014, 8:34pm
Awesome!!! It was giggly, fluffy, cutesy, lovely all over. Gawsh gave me the butterflies man!!! Gosh this manga was just too cute. I couldn't stop smiling. It was like eating a sweet ice cream sundae with cherries and candies on top, with chocolate and caramel toppings, engulfs with syrup!!! My sweet feels man!

... Last updated on January 9th, 2014, 8:36pm
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Adorable   
Rating: N/A
by k.bell11
January 2nd, 2014, 9:09pm
This is a very sweet (and short) story about two boys that fall in love. Its absolutely adorable, the art complements the tone really well, and the confession scene might be one of the cutest I've read.
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Wonderful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by freyakoala
March 6th, 2013, 11:40am
I haven't enjoyed a manga this much in ages! It was one of those ones that are so cute that you end up smiling. It made me almost tear to be honest which is pretty rare. Basically the story is very slow paced but this definitely aided the story in feeling more realistic. This is how first love turns out to be....red faces, unexplained jealousy...but this story isn't hardcore angst or anything, in fact it has a very relaxed vibe. Art work is pretty average, everything is in proportion. The facial expressions convey emotions well. The manga is quite an interesting insight in to school life , we get to see a culture festival and the whole thing just has a lovely feel to it. Basically, you should read this bigrazz!
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Super Cute - Has sequel   
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by attaesc
September 19th, 2014, 4:43pm
It's super cute! Most romance I've seen in shoujo and BL with trains tend to be really boring and annoying, but there was a definite heart tingling moment here. I could feel true love bloom. ><

It has a sequel in the 2013 autumn Citron anthology.
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Cute   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by F0rcefi3ld
July 24th, 2014, 6:54pm
I truly appreciate the mangaka showing the progression of their relationship. It was so natural and so it was awesome. The art could've been better, but I like this style of art anyway.
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Very nice shounen ai   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by kvicka
February 19th, 2014, 3:45pm
It's very nice shounen ai. Story is not forced and its simplicity plays here for its quality ^.^ There is good relationship- and feelings- development.Such a pity the feelings you got are not so much intense. It's first reason why I'm lowering the rating just a little. Another more important thing which brings this manga further away from full rate is quite confusing speech bubbles. Was it only me or one can't really recognize some times who says what? It rather disturbed me >.<
About art: Don't expect premium quality art. It's just simple but still quite nice one wink
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Uwahh--   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by OmNom
October 27th, 2013, 7:54am
-- I love this! I'm so in love with everything in this manga! The characters are adorable no doubt, even the side characters no less. They're full of personalities ranging from all kinds, which adds a lot of spices to the seemingly usual plot. The story is very sweet with just the right amount of angst, thus could manage to tug at your heartstrings while softly nurturing your soul (gosh that sounds super cliched). The pacing is virtually perfect for these types of stories, and the development is logically endearing as well.

I've noticed that the art here is somewhat strikingly similar to that of Jaryuu Dokuro and Aniya Yuiji, both of whom are among my absolute favourite mangakas and artists, which also means I'm fond of it very much. It's a shame the cover couldn't remotely express the awesomeness and complexity of the actual artwork inside the book.

By the time I finished reading, the biggest thing that popped into my head was the urge to read a sequel or something to this manga. Seriously, after that teasing extra I want to see some real 'actions' so bad, and I'm sure the mangaka is going to excel at that department *wink*
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squee!   
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by gwkimmy
August 29th, 2013, 11:17am
ahhhh! this manga was SO sweet and adorable, i love how slowly and innocently everything progressed. you really feel all their insecurities and awkwardness and joy in the smallest things. also i loved the lack of any overt drama, just a simple story of a sincere friendship morphing into a first love.

the extra was such a tease. i want to see them living together and then eventually...yeah! lol. ;_;
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